Welcome to Eastern Carolina Academy

Eastern Carolina Academy (ECA) is a baseball academy for high school and post grad students. At ECA, we allow athletes to maximize their talent by providing high quality competition and development. Having played or coached at the collegiate or professional level, our coaching staff provides next-level instruction to help athletes maximize their development. With connections across all levels of college and professional baseball, we are also able to assist player’s with their recruiting process. We also prepare our players for the next level by playing a challenging schedule that is made up of other academies and collegiate programs.

Start experiencing the ECA difference! With a daily schedule similar to a collegiate athlete, high-level instruction, and challenging competition, you can make sure that you are prepared for the rigors of college baseball!

Sample of Daily Schedule

8:00am – 11:30am

School Work

11:30am – 1:00pm

Skill Work (45min Small Groups)

1:00pm – 4:00pm


4:00pm – Remainder of Day

School Work, Extra Curriculars

baseball diamond with players

Our Home

We are based out of the Carolina Athletic Park in Goldsboro, NC. The complex has three fields with turf infields, and a 15,000 square foot indoor facility that houses batting cages, pitching mounds, and a weight room. Our athletes also have access to The Launching Pad, an indoor facility with technology such as HitTrax and Rapsodo that provides players with advanced metrics.

Carolina athletic park

  • 3 Fields with turf infields
  • 15,000 sqft indoor facility
  • Batting cages, pitching mounds, weight room
  • The Launching Pad; providing advanced player metrics

Schooling Options

Players can choose from a myriad of schooling options that offer a flexible course structure. Options include the NC Cyber Academy, Acellus Academy, University of Nebraska High School, Home School Curriculums, remain at their current school with a flexible structure, and numerous other options.

NC Cyber Academy

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Acellus Academy

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Ogburn School

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JCPS Virtual Academy

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Liberty University Online Academy

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University of Nebraska H.S.

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Baseball and beyond

Our scope goes well past the baseball field. We have an in-house academic support staff that is here to provide our athletes with assistance and tutoring for their coursework. Players also develop off the field by participating in community service projects, weekly devotions with our team chaplain, and learning life skills from guest speakers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is ECA a school?

No, ECA is not a school. However, our Academic Support Staff can provide guidance and tutoring for coursework. Players can choose from a myriad of schooling options that offer a flexible course structure.

Who do you play?

Our goal is to provide a competitive and challenging schedule. Our schedule features games against other academies, junior colleges, and 4-year colleges and universities.

Is ECA for high school students only?

No, ECA is available for post-grad players. Reasons for taking a post-grad year include giving the athlete additional time for the recruiting process, and allowing more time for them to develop academically, physically, and on the baseball field.

What does a typical day look like for athletes at ECA?

ECA athletes begin the day with school. During the day, athletes will participate in strength training and skill work with their position groups. In the afternoon or evening, athletes will participate in team practice or games.

How much does it cost to attend ECA?

Our tuition rate is $12,500. This includes training facility memberships, gear, transportation, hotel accommodations, game and tournament fees, tutoring services, and much more.