Coach Damien Heckelsmiller 

Damien Heckelsmiller Bio Photo

How it started

  • My parent’s dedication for me to participate at every level. 


  • Played little league in Madison West organization and Beloit LL. Was selected to the 1st ever U-18 Wisconsin Select team as a pitcher and outfielder. During high school started on varsity all four years as a pitcher and outfielder and helped lead the Beloit Legion team to the 2000 state championship and selection to the national tournament. Selected to represent Wisconsin in the National Perfect Game show case. Played both D1 and D2 baseball in college as a starting pitcher and earned the 2004 Nebraska pitcher of the year and Super regional pitcher of the year. I had the opportunity to pitch professionally in 2004. Most recently inducted into the 2016 college baseball hall of fame. Through my career have had the opportunity to work with some of the best collegiate and professional coaches of whom have now been inducted into either the College or professional Hall a fame. I have been coaching/ instructing youth baseball over the past 12 years.

Why I choose to coach

  • I love coaching youth players that have the desire to play baseball with great passion and respect for the game while having fun.

I give Private lessons in:

  • Hitting
  • Pitching
  • Catching
  • Fielding


In my private training sessions, I first meet with the client and or parents to assess needs and goals. From our assessment we formulate a full action plan on how to achieve the most success possible for the athlete. Private sessions can focus on pitching, defense and hitting or a combination of all three! Private training can truly enhance the players ability and maximize their potential!

  • Cost: 30 Minute Sessions- $50
  • 10 30 Minute Sessions $450
  • 60 Minute Sessions $90
  • 10 - 60 Minute Sessions $800

We offer many different time options and payment options. We can provide 30 minute or 60-minute sessions that are based on your needs. You can purchase single sessions or as prepaid package deals. Based on your goals and ambitions we can help direct you in what works best for you and helps you get the best results!

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Edge Baseball Cancellation Policy

Edge Baseball Academy has implemented a new policy in regard to the cancellation of private/ group baseball lessons. This policy, effective April 13, 2022, will apply to both our customers and to Edge Baseball staff.

This new policy will be a structured way for Edge Baseball and our customers to control the cancellation of lessons while still allowing for unexpected events and sickness. Please read the below information about the changes in our program's cancellation policy.

 24 Hour Notice

The policy states that any scheduled lesson may be cancelled without penalty if done so at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled time by the client or the instructor. 

Less Than 24 Hour Notice

Clients will be allowed two (2) short- notice cancellations without penalty within a one year period. After that you will be automatically charged for the lesson. If Edge Baseball Academy staff makes a scheduling error or calls to cancel a lesson within 24 hours of the scheduled time this will count against that instructor. Edge Baseball staff is also allowed two (2) scheduling errors/ last minute cancellations within one year period. Any cancellations/ scheduling errors after this will result in a lesson credit to your account.

 No Show Policy

Any lesson that you do not show up for without contacting the instructor prior to the lesson time will automatically be charged as a lesson.