Frequently Asked Questions
What is Eye Black Academy?
Eye Black Academy is an online baseball instruction site for parents and coaches of Little Leaguers aged 4-12. Our mission is to provide easy to understand yet proven and powerful instruction designed specifically for the under 12 year-old baseball player. We know that most Little Leaguers don’t have access to world class coaching and that most parents would love to have the tools to help their kid improve – Eye Black Academy videos and supporting content were produced with that in mind.
Where did you come up with your name?
Eye black is used to protect a player’s eyes from the sun. But to us, it defines a positive and hardworking attitude we want to see in all of our players.
What is the best way to contact Eye Black Academy?
Visit our contact us page for the best way to reach us. Select one of our subject matters so that its directed to the right individual. Click here for the contact us page.
What does it cost?
Visit our pricing page. Click here.
How can I watch your videos?
All of Eye Black Academy’s Hi-Def videos are viewable on Mac’s, PC’s, smart phone’s, and tablets.
How does the Eye Black Academy site work?
We have provided a summary “How it works page”. Click here to check it out.
Is my personal and billing information safe?
Our site is encrypted to protect all of your information and we will not share it with any other organization or business. All transactions are currently made through Paypal and they protect all of your billing information. Visit their page for more information.
I forgot my username and/or password.
Whoops, happens all the time. Select the “forgot your password” option and your password information will be emailed to you.
What are the different types of membership options?
You can purchase a one month, seasonal (4 month), or yearly package (12 months).
I’d like to cancel my membership!
Email us using the “Contact us” page and we will reach out to you regarding your cancellation. Click here for the contact us page.
Can I share my subscription with somebody else?
Each subscription is intended for one household only. All material (unless noted otherwise) is the property of Eye Black Academy and is protected under federal copyright laws. Any proof of illegal sharing will result in immediate cancellation of your membership and forfeiture of your membership payment.
How do I pay?
Paypal is our payment provider. They accept all modes of payment on their website.
Can I download your videos?
Unfortunately, no. To protect our content, videos can only be streamed.
I have an idea for a video, can I send it to you?
Yes, of course! If there is something you’d like to see address that we haven’t, by all means let us know. And thanks for the idea! Choose business ideas on our “Contact us” page or post it on our forum.
I’d like to team up with Eye Black Academy for advertising or a business opportunity, are you guys interested?
Absolutely – take a hack! Use our “Contact Us” page to reach out to us.
What is new about Eye Black Academy?
Our fundamental belief is that youth athletes learn baseball differently than a high school, college, or professional athlete. You might realize this, but you have as much experience coaching 4-12 year old’s as Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols, and Derek Jeter, combined! Just because someone can hit a ball 500 feet does not mean they can coach or manage a six year old. With an Eye Black Academy subscription, you can coach your Little Leaguer better than any Major Leaguer can.
Our fundamental belief is that youth athletes learn baseball differently than a high school, college, or professional athlete. Just because a technique works for Major Leaguer, it does NOT necessarily mean it will work for a little leaguer. Imagine trying to teach a beginner golfer how to create torque like Tiger Woods, when they’re still unsure of the correct stance and grip. The baseball videos you’ve seen before aren’t necessarily filled with BAD information (although there is a TON of terrible baseball instruction out there), rather they are filled with BAD information for kids.
Who is Dan Spring, and why should I give him my money?
Simply put, we believe Dan is the best baseball coach of 4-12 year olds, period. He’s been coaching that age group specifically in some capacity since 1994 and full-time since 2004. He’s logged over 10,000 hours on the field with Little Leaguers (at a rate of $100-$500 an hour) over the last decade with tremendous results, and while he would never profess to know everything there is to know about baseball, we doubt there’s anyone around who knows more about coaching Little Leaguers than he does. With an EBA subscription, you can access everything he knows for less than cost of 1 hour of private instruction with him.
There are a gazillion free instruction videos on YouTube, why should I pay for EBA?
In all seriousness, we believe you get what you pay for. At YouTube, the credentials of the coaches are unverified, you’ll waste hours looking for a video that may have something of value to you in it, there are no forums or other areas to interact, they don’t have dedicated support, and the list goes on and on.