November 1 - A fall renovation project will wrap in the coming weeks, and an expanded Complete Game Sports & Fitness will re-open for baseball, softball and fitness training next month.
Owned by the triumvirate of Mike Colangelo, Shawn Camp and Jack Ferrick, Complete Game originally opened in 2015 and serves as the home to Colangelo Baseball, the Shawn Camp Pitching Academy, Catchers U and Athlete’s Addiction Strength & Speed. The four academies are tenants at the Kim Sports facility in Manassas, which also hosts games and instruction for soccer, lacrosse, basketball, wrestling, cheerleading and other sports.
The 75-day renovation to will add four batting cages - increasing Complete Game’s total to 12 - will include a bullpen area equipped with video and Rapsodo technology, a turf area for defensive and agility work, multiple 35-yard speed lanes, a 4,500-square foot weight training area, and other amenities such as a pro shop and video studio for coaches and players to watch film.
All told, Complete Game’s expanded training area will approach 30,000 square feet.
“It allows us to be a one-stop shop with players having access to a weight room, nutrition, hitting, pitching and infield instruction,” Colangelo said. “And I think we’ve got some great instructors as well. This gives [players and their parents] a chance to see first-hand what a first-rate facility should look like.”
Colangelo, a former Major League outfielder, also serves as the head coach at nearby Colgan High School and the general manager of the Marucci Stars travel program. Camp, who pitched in the Majors for 11 seasons, is the pitching coach at Battlefield High School and the assistant general manager of the Stars. Ferrick is in his seventh year as the coach at Osbourn Park High School.
The three will host a Grand Re-Opening Camp on Dec. 1 for players ages 9-14 to allow the baseball community a first glimpse at the additions. The academies will begin winter camps, lessons and cage rentals soon after.
For more information on Complete Game and its services, visit www.completegameva.com.
Photos by Joey Kamide