P27 Baseball Performance Center

 

OUR MISSION:

P27 Performance Center was created To enable student athletes the opportunity to reach their highest potential through professional training, mentorship, and immersing in a Christian leadership environment that harnesses success.

OUR COMMITMENT:

To provide the highest level of academic support, professional baseball instruction and training, and ensure competitive competition that will enhance 

"P27" is the abbreviation for Proverbs Chapter 27 Verse 17:

"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."

 

Overview

High Academic Standards

Each P27 student-athlete will also enroll in a virtual charter school platform called South Carolina Connections Academy. Connections delivers high-quality academics to prepare student-athletes for college.

  • Fulltime teachers for each course

  • Individual grade counselors to map out academic plan

  • Available AP and Honors courses

Professional Baseball

Program

Players will grow athletically through professional baseball skills training that is unmatched at any other level.

  • Professional lessons

  • College competition

  • Individual strength and conditioning

  • Nutritional counseling

  • Professional and collegiate exposure

Leadership and

Discipleship

Led by P27 Staff, our leadership and discipleship program will prepare the student athlete for life off the field. This will enable each athlete to grow both spiritually and mentally.

  • Weekly studdies

  • Mission outreach

  • Guest speakers

 

Academics

At P27 Baseball Academy, we believe that a student-athlete is just that. Student first, athlete second. Our goal is to combine our elite baseball program with high quality academic guidance and tutoring.

The South Carolina Connection Academy provides a

high quality education with a proven track record

of high performing academic students. They have

over 5,000 students in South Carolina alone. There

course options allow for the flexibility to participate

in a high level baseball training and competition

while still obtaining an excellent education. Students will spend time each day in a classroom set-ting working on course work in the presence of academic tutors and advisors.  It is the P27 goal to provide accountability to all areas of the students academic life.


 

 

 

 

Dual enrollment is a common theme that will take place at P27.  Dual enrollment allows for our students to take college classes instead of normal high school courses. This not only prepares them for their future education, but also saves each student thousands in future tuition costs. Dual enrollment can be done through Midlands Technical College. Classes can be taken online of in traditional classroom setting.
 

Tutors are provided for each student during the week. Tutoring hours are provided 2 times per week to insure each student has what they need to fully excel. Tutors are available for each subject through connections academy and P27.


 NCAA Accredited courses
 Honors and AP Courses
 Dual Enrollment at Midlands Technical College
 Professional Tutors
 Academic Advisors and Counselors
 Individual teachers for each subject.

Player Cost Comparison

There is a long list of reasons P27 Performance Center is the elite education / athletic option for your student athlete.  Tuition to P27 includes many important pieces to the overall growth of the athlete. 

 

Here are a few more reasons P27 is the choice.

Also Included:

  • 100 Professional Training Sessions

  • 60 Game Schedule against the best teams in the Southeast

  • Elite Training and Game Facilities

  • Exposure to MLB and College Scouts

  • Academic Tutors and Advisors 

Program Investment

Includes:

  • Showcase Team Fees (Summer/Fall)

  • Individual Lessons

  • Professional Strength Training

  • Recruiting Services

  • Showcases and Camps

  • Travel Expenses

 

Leadership and

Discipleship

The Focus of P27 Academy is to develop leaders on and off the field.

A focus on character and biblical principles will be integrated into everything we do. Our staff will be intentional with each student athlete to make sure they are growing mentally and spiritually. It is our goal to train and equip young men to pursue excellence in all that they do.

Through intentional discipleship and community, our young men will be able to grow spiritually and in their relationship with one another. -Proverbs 27 17

COMMUNITY

It is our goal to surround each student athlete into a like minded culture. Where excellence, discipline, and integrity reign supreme. People are a product of their environment and it is our goal to provide the environment that will cultivate their success both on and off the field.

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MENTORING

Our goal is to mentor and lead each student athlete. Relationships are key in all walks of life. Our staff is fully equipped to lead young men through life on and off the field.  Our goal is to encourage them to become the best brothers, husbands, fathers, and friends they can be.

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OUTREACH

Our student athletes must learn to reach their community and beyond. We will harness this through international trips using baseball as a platform to influence and reach others.

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Coaching Staff

Corey Warner

President

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Corey Warner grew up in Lexington and went to White Knoll High School. He graduated in 2008 and signed to play baseball at Newberry College.

God then pulled him in a different direction where he played baseball at both USC Aiken and Catawba Valley Community College before landing at Toccoa Falls College as a sophomore. He won 3 consecutive National Championships along with winning the World Series MVP in 2012.

Corey, in addition to his duties with P27 owns and operates Bodyshop Athletics of Lexington, a full service fitness center.

Zack Warner

Director of Player Development &

Hitting Coach

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Zack Warner grew up in Lexington where he played at Brooklyn Cacye High School. He was blessed enough to win a class AAA high school championship his freshman year.

 

He then went on to play college ball at Toccoa Falls College where he won two National Championships and back to back All American honors. God then pulled Zack closer to home to Francis Marion University where he finished his career.

Ryan Maksim

Head Infield Coach &

Director of Baseball Operations

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Ryan Maksim is our Head Infield Coach as well as the Director of Baseball Operations.

 

Maksim graduated from Charleston Southern University where he served as the starting second baseman for the Buccaneers while completing his Bachelors of Business Administration Degree. Maksim also attended Brunswick Commuity College where he started at shortstop and second base and played a vital role in leading the Dolphins to their first ever trip to the NJCAA Division II World Series.

 

Along with his responsibilities with P27, Maksim also serves as the Event Coordinator for Cross Training Sports and coaches all age groups for Bodyshop Baseball from 8U to 18U

Sawyer Bridges

Pitching Coach &

Director of Baseball Operations

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Sawyer Bridges is our Head Pitching Coach as well as the Recruiting Coordinator.

 

Bridges had a fantastic career at Summerville High School where he helped lead his school to a 4A State Title and was named the No. 5 best high school prospect in the State of South Carolina by Baseball America and Perfect Game. Bridges committed to the University of South Carolina where he had 4 successful years with many accolades including making the 2019 NCBWA Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List. He then jumped into coaching as an assistant on the USC coaching staff.

 

Coach Bridges has a great heart for young men, eager to learn and teach, and possesses a wealth of knowledge both on and off the field. 

Johnathan Johnson

Assistant Pitching Coach

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Jonathan Johnson played professional baseball for 10 years, 6 of those years at the major league level.  He attended Florida State University where he was the ACC Freshman of the Year, a Freshman All American, two time All American, two year All ACC team, voted the 1995 ACC tournament MVP, and voted Florida’s 1995 Amateur Player of the Year.

Coach Johnson represented his country playing for team USA in 1994. He was drafted in the first round, 7th overall, by the Texas
Rangers in the 1995 amateur draft. He has since been voted on the all century ACC team and has been inducted to the Florida State Hall of Fame.

Nate Bowen

Spiritual Life Coordinator  

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Nate Bowen is coming to us from Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Ga.  During his time at TMU, he served as the health and wellness coordinator for the university. He served as the strength and conditioning coach for several teams at the University. 

Nate is currently pursuing his masters in Sports Science with a concentration on Health and Fitness. Before taking the role at Truett McConnell, Nate served 2 years as the assistant athletic director and head baseball coach at Toccoa Falls College.

Bowen finished his playing career for Toccoa Falls College in 2012 after winning back-to-back national championships. He served the team in the closer role and was blessed with an incredible senior season becoming NCCAA All-American and Conference pitcher
of the year.

OPENING HOURS

MONDAY-FRIDAY

7:00AM-10:00PM

 

​SATURDAY-SUNDAY

​7:00AM-8:00PM

 

CONTACT​ US

5347 Sunset Blvd

Lexington, SC 29072

 

P27blacksmiths@gmail.com

Tel: 1-803-360-1517

 

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