Our Story

Sherman Oaks Baseball Academy (SOBA) began in 2015 when two lifelong friends merged their vision of creating a quality baseball program for today’s youth. Mike Schultz started the parent company, Double Play Baseball in 2014 after seeing the need for quality coaching and player development.

Eric Bloom was running high school travel teams out of Pierce College with the same insight that there was a lack of quality coaching. Coming from professional baseball backgrounds and playing baseball their entire lives, Mike and Eric both acquired the necessary skills to teach not only the game of baseball, but the mindset that goes along with it. So, in 2015, SOBA was created with two travel ball teams.

Today, SOBA has seven travel ball teams (8U-14U), two of which train year-round.