ABOUT DYNASTY BASEBALL
Our mission at Dynasty is to provide young athletes with the skills they need in order to guide them towards success - not only on the playing field, but throughout life. We teach fundamentals to help players reach their highest potential while demonstrating physical and mental toughness, strength of character and a positive outlook on life.
Dynasty is a select baseball organization with more than 20 youth teams from ages 6U to 14U. Additionally, we have high school showcase teams for every graduation year, and many of our high school players go on to achieve college scholarships.
The Zone, home of Dynasty Baseball, is a state-of-the-art, year-round baseball and softball training facility with more than 15,000 square feet of training areas including 10 indoor batting cages, two indoor bullpens, four outdoor cages, three lighted baseball fields, and an outdoor turf practice infield.
The Zone is a family business that been operating in Kingwood for 15 years and we hope to continue to serve our community for years to come.
Families can expect to pay $120 per month for facility dues. This includes at least two team practices per week, and unlimited use of the cages at The Zone.
Additional fees that are typically split among players' families include:
Each tournament charges a team entry fee. These fees are typically collected by a coach or team manager prior to each tournament, and the cost is split among players.
Having a paid coach is optional. If teams choose to have a paid coach, those fees are collected by each individual coach. Paid coaches have played baseball at the collegiate or the professional level, with years of coaching experience under their belt, so many teams find them very valuable in providing the best instruction possible.
Most teams solicit sponsors or hold fundraisers throughout the season to cover tournament and coaching fees, so many families are only responsible for the monthly facility dues.
We have ten instructors who offer private hitting, pitching and fielding instruction. All of our coaches have played in college or professionally and look forward to working with players of all ages and skill levels.
Whether you're looking to fix a swing or gain confidence at the plate, our hitting instructors can help you reach your goals. With private hitting lessons, you will learn different techniques to generate power, how to adapt to ball movement and speed changes, and most of all, you'll benefit from quality at-bats in the cage.
Want to learn a new pitch or improve your fastball? Our pitching instructors provide one-on-one guidance to help clean up mechanics, increase velocity and enhance accuracy. We'll also correct any form issues to help you avoid injury and stay on the mound for years to come.
In baseball, repetition is key. Our instructors will make sure you're practicing fielding fundamentals the right way and you get the reps you need to be an effective infielder. Work with us to correct any footwork issues so you can get into position quickly, field the ball cleanly and make a play.
Dynasty Youth Program Director and Private Lessons Instructor
Heath has loved baseball his entire life as a player, a fan and a coach. As a senior in high school, Heath set the records for home runs, triples, doubles, batting average and RBIs. He also participated on a team as part of the 1994 Olympic Festival.
Heath went on to play first base for the University of Memphis, where he earned a spot on the all-conference team. He also led the Central Illinois Collegiate League in home runs during this time. During his senior year of college, Heath was drafted in the 23rd round of the amateur draft by the Cleveland Indians.
Heath has coached youth baseball for 20 years, and is an exceptional hitting coach for young players. His expertise, enthusiasm and positive teaching techniques sets players up for success.
He is looking forward to coaching his young son, Beau, one day.
Elite and High School Coach and Private Instructor
Jason was a four-year letterman on his varsity high school team, where he was selected the High School player of the year and was an A.S. All-State selection.
From 1991-1993, Jason played at Blackhawk College, where he was a Jr. College All-American, and was ranked 7th nationally for stolen bases.
From 1993-1995, Jason attended Aiken South Carolina University on a scholarship. His coaching experience includes six years at the High School varsity level, five years as a private instructor and Coach of the Rock Island Red Sox select team.
Since 2006, Jason has been coaching at The Zone, where he instructs players of all ages, and manages several of the Dynasty select teams each year.
Premier Level Coach and Private Instructor
As one of it’s longest tenured coaches with more than 10 years experience, Jeremy is a fixture within the Dynasty organization. Jeremy played at Nimitz High School in Houston, and then continued his baseball journey at Southern University in Baton Rouge.
At the completion of his playing career, Jeremy went straight into coaching with a stint as an instructor with Ripken Baseball in Aberdeen, Maryland. Upon returning to Houston, he started coaching showcase ball. During this time, he met Gary Bender the “Father of Dynasty Baseball” who brought him to the organization that he has now called home for over a decade.
Jeremy has fielded several high level teams over the years and has takes pride in sending his players on to the next levels of baseball. Jeremy specializes in hitting and infield defense. He is also a teacher in Aldine ISD.
Premier/Elite Level Coach and Private Instructor
Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 34th Round in 2001, Domonique played several years at the Rookie, Low -A, and High-A levels. He was also selected as the 2003 MidWest League All-Star (OF).
In junior college, Domonique played on two National Championship Runners-Up Teams in 1998 and 1999 and set reocrds for Single Season Triples (4th), Single Season Runs Scored (1st), and Single Season Stolen Bases (5th).
He holds a BS in Human Performance and a K-12 teaching certificate from Texas Southern University, and is now a PE teacher with Aldine ISD.
Private Instructor for Hitting, Fielding and Pitching
Darin is currently an area scouting supervisor for the Atlanta Braves in South Texas. He spent 11 years as a college assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Kansas State University and the University of Central Missouri. Additionally, Darin spent three years as head high school baseball coach in Washington, NC.
Darin has more than 10 years of experience teaching private lessons and is looking forward to working with you.
Private Instructor for Pitching, Catching and Hitting
Blake was born with a passion for the game of baseball as a fan, player and coach. He is a huge believer in the value of the fundamentals of the game.
Blake had a pop time of 1.8 seconds as a catcher and was clocked as high as 92 MPH as a pitcher. He helped lead his 2016 high school team to the regional quarter finals and his 2017 high school Team to the regional semi finals. He had a high school career record of 13-5 with a career ERA of 1.66.
Blake's accolades include Tthree-year varsity letterman, Perfect Game – Preseason All-American, 2x Perfect Game All-Tournament Team, All-Area Baseball Team, 2x All-District Pitcher, 2x 5A Diamond Pitcher of the Week, TX Prep Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Blake was followed by 50+ colleges, with multiple offers. He ended his baseball career at St. Edwards University, but continues to share his passion for the game as an experienced coach and instructor.
Fun Fact: Blake grew up in the Lake Houston area and was part of one of the original Dynasty teams.
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October 29, 1948 - May 8, 2021
Gary “Coach B” Bender of Rock Island, Illinois and Kingwood, Texas passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the age of 72. Gary died peacefully after a lengthy stay in nursing home and hospice care.
Gary was born on October 29, 1948 to Harvey and Wahneta Bender, and was the older brother to Randy. He played baseball at Rock Island High School and Culver Stockton College, where he was also a proud member of the TKE fraternity. In 1984 he was named the head baseball coach for the Rock Island Rocks and in 1999, Coach B was enshrined in the Illinois High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He always looked for the good in everyone and would go out of his way to make someone’s day special. Early in his career he adopted what would become his personal motto – “Attitude is Everything” – and he instilled that sentiment into everyone he met and everything he did.
Gary retired to Texas in 2004 and along with their sons, Tony, Heath and Jason Harvey, The Zone Baseball Facility and the Dynasty Baseball organization opened its doors. Dynasty has been in the Kingwood area for more than 15 years and continues to personify the values for which Coach B is known. His legacy will live on through all the families that he has impacted both in Illinois and Texas, and he will be forever remembered.