BASES instructors contract directly through BASES and lessons with these individuals may be scheduled through our Pro Shop. All instructors work within the BASES commission guidelines so a lesson with any BASES instructor is provided at the same rate to the customer. As such, lesson packages may be purchased at a discounted rate and may be used to obtain lessons administered by any BASES instructor and lesson packages may be shared between family members. In addition, BASES instructors are granted access to the Right View Pro video analysis software and its vast associated libraries of pro models and instructional tutorials. The extent to which video analysis is utilized during lessons with BASES instructors is at the sole discretion of the individual instructor.
(BASES Instructors photos and biographies are provided below)
BASES approved INDEPENDENT Instructors
BASES approved Independent instructors are those individuals that routinely use the BASES facility to perform lessons. These instructors set their own rates and develop their own schedules. Each of these instructors has an agreement with BASES management for rental of cage space to perform their lessons. Normally, you will pay all lesson fees to the Independent instructor at your agreed upon rate with them and that instructor will, in turn, reimburse BASES for the cage rental portion of the lesson. Although BASES does not manage the lessons of the Independent instructors or set their lesson rates, we always like feedback from their customers. If an Independent instructor is not providing quality instruction, BASES management reserves the right to discontinue special cage rental rates agreements we have with those instructors. In this way, you can rest assured that any instructor performing lessons as a BASES approved Independent instructor is doing so with, at a minimum, a high level of customer satisfaction and professionalism.
(BASES approved Independent Instructors are listed at the bottom of this page. Their contact information may be listed.)
OTHER PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS
Other individuals may use the BASES facility to perform lessons with their clients. Customers may rent cage space at our regular rates and have their own contracted instructor provide lessons during that time. No special cage rates will be given during these occurences AND customers may not use other instructors under the provisions of a monthly pass or other facility discount without paying the surcharge(s) outlined in their pass contract.
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BASES Owner: Bob Lubaszewski
Softball: Kaitlyn Giberson
Bob Lubaszewski - Owner
Bob, a life-long baseball enthusiast, has been involved in baseball as long as he can remember. It started with neighborhood Wiffelball in the back yard, continued with organized little league baseball, more pick-up games at the local sandlot and eventually high school baseball. He has been coaching youth baseball since (1980) his days in college at the University of Maryland at College Park. It was then that he answered an ad in his apartment complex's newsletter for a little league coach (he recalls that experience in the column to the left). Over the past 44 years Bob has been a manager and coach of various teams throughout the area including his son's youth baseball teams through the Linthicum-Ferndale Athletic Association (LFYAA). Most recently Bob has been involved as the Bench Coach/Scorekeeper/Statistician for the Baltimore Blue Crabs. He has also coached at the high school level.
A local product of the Baltimore area, Bob grew up in Dundalk (and yes, that means he is an avid bowler) where he attended Patapsco Senior High School and played JV Baseball, Varsity Football, and was a member of the Varsity Track team as a shot-putter. He later graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He had been employed in the nuclear power industry for 38 years, the most recent 32 years at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. He formed ENFUCO Enterprises, LLC (fka The Anne Arundel Sandlot Academies, LLC) in January 2007 and left his full-time career in nuclear energy in June 2007 (so he thought) to concentrate on the business of baseball at BASES (fka The Sandlot). Bob finally retired from his part-time consultant position in the area of hazardous (radioactive) waste shipping with his former employer at the start of 2020 .
He has been married to his wife, Pam, for 39 years (1985) and has lived in the same house in Linthicum, MD during that entire time. He has two sons, Bob Jr., who is a graduate of UMBC and works there now as an Assistant Director in Professional Studies and is a social media consultant for adventureweb.com, and Matt, who is a graduate of Penn-Foster High School, BASES Lead Instructor, founder of the Baltimore Blue Crabs, and a certified EMT. Bob is also a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Linthicum.
My Most Memorable Coaching Experience
"I showed up at this meeting of the local litlle league organization. They were in need of a coach for one of the five teams in their organization. Two of us, both college students at the U of M, responded to the ad for coaching help. It amazed me that no parent answered the call. Rather than choosing one of us to be in charge of the team, they made us co-managers and I was on my way to one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The first thing we learned is that we inherited a team of 9-12 year olds from the previous season. This team, The Bombers, had not won a game that prior year. Furthermore, they were the victim of riducle from the other kids in the league. Our goal was to build thier confidence while teaching them the skills necessary to play the game properly. In the process we had hoped to win a few games too. That season far exceeded our wildest expectations. We helped those kids develop a new confidence in thier abilities. They finished in second place and were suddenly respected both on and off the field. This respect was not only because of their won-loss record but by the way they played each game. Manager of the Year honors was icing on the cake. The most memorable player from that team was a kid named Joe Hawkins. Joe was a big strong kid who was never taught how to properly hit a baseball. Once Joe learned how to swing the bat properly and he started to make contact, he was unstoppable. The look on his face when he made solid contact in our opening game and the ball sailed over the left-centerfield fence was priceless. He was never the same after that. To this day I always wonder what became of Joe Hawkins, Milton Rashid, Frank Campbell, Al Urso, Doug Northcutt, and all the other kids (yes, I remember all their names 27 years later) that made that season so special"
Matt Lubaszewski - VP of Baseball Operations / Lead Instructor
Matt is 34 years old, a graduate of Penn-Foster High School, and was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a home-schooled High School player in three varsity sports: Football for the Central Md. Christian Crusaders; Basketball for the CHEN Chargers; and Baseball for the CHEN Chargers.
Matt is currently a member of the UMBC Softball coaching staff. Prior to that he logged a short time on the staff of UMBC Baseball and he spent two years as the varsity head coach at Paint Branch High School team in Montgomery County, MD. In his earlier coaching career he was head coach of the freshman team at Good Counsel High School and had logged eight years as the head baseball coach for the CHEN Chargers High School Varsity Baseball Team.
Matt is also the founder of the Baltimore Blue Crabs baseball travel organization. He most recently served as the head coach of the 19U summer baseball team and a 16U Tournament Showcase team. He has previously served as head coach to the 13U Sandlot Saints, the 13U & 14U Kingson Royals, hitting coach for the 14U Catonsville Cubs, and hitting coach for the 15U Spring Grove baseball team.
Although his sports participation is varied, his love lies with baseball. He has been playing on organized baseball teams since the age of 4. Over fifteen years ago he completed his final year playing first base for the CHEN Chargers Varsity Baseball Team. As a home-schooled student, being able to participate in organized athletics at the High School level was a blessing. Matt aspires to continue being a part of baseball. He enjoys teaching and instructing younger players in what he has learned over the past 30 years in the sport.
Matt is a certified Emergency Medical Technician. He currently is a member at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department where he has served as 2nd Lieutenant and 1st Lieutenant of the EMS Division at that station.
Matt works closely with the other instructors and assists with Clinics, Camps, and Lessons. He has run the BASES Summer Camp program for the past several years (his 13th consecutive year with BASES Summer Camps). He has given private, semi-private and group lessons over the past twelve years. In his current position as Lead Instructor Matt is reposnsible for oversight of the current group of trainers as well as maintaining BASES technology products such as Blast Motion, Diamond Kinetics and Right View Pro Video.
Matt has also served as an Associate Scout with the Baltimore Orioles Baseball Club from 2015 through 2018.