297 Baseball Academy Staff
Brodie Carey: Owner
Brodie Carey (Founder of 297 Baseball Academy) brings his baseball experience and passion for the island of Aruba and its people. Brodie's baseball resume includes playing for multiple travel teams in the U.S. and Caribbean. During his career, he was awarded the Perfect Game All Tournament Team in 2015, 2016, and 2018. In 2018, he was selected for the Perfect Game Preseason All Region Team. In 2016, He played for Team Massachusetts in the Futures Game in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2018, he was captain of his high school baseball team and elected to the Eastern Conference All Star Team. Brodie formerly played Division One Baseball at the University of Maine in the America East Conference along with JUCO baseball at the Community College of Rhode Island.
Joewayne Gumbs: Coach/Instructor
Joewayne Gumbs, a native of Aruba . At 15 years old, he traveled to Venezuela to develop his skills at an academy. He showcased himself at many MLB tryouts there hoping to be signed. He later returned to Venezuela to another academy where he had a private try out with the Washington Nationals. He continues to play locally in Aruba in the amateur league and has a passion for teaching the game of baseball!
Juan Calins Moncion: Coach/Instructor
Juan Calins Moncion, a native of Aruba. In his early career he played for Team Latin America in the Senior League World Series. After his amateur career he was signed by the Cleveland Indians as a 1st basemen, and went on to play with them for three seasons. During his time there he was a career .221 hitter through 421 at bats. He is a great role model for the youth players!
297 Baseball Academy Advisory Staff
James Carey: Scout, Chicago Cubs
James Carey is a regional associate scout for the Chicago Cubs. His baseball resume goes way back. He played collegiate baseball at Rollins College and later had a stint with the Phillies organization. He has coached several teams of all ages and skills. He has a good understanding of the recruiting process and what it takes to play at the next level.
Dr. Elizabeth Carey: Associate Professor of Psychology/ Academic Advisor
Dr. Elizabeth Carey is a professor of Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology. She graduated from Suffolk University with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Her specializations include cognitive neuroscience and sports and health psychology. She completed her doctoral training at Boston Medical Center, Neuropsychology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and at the Boston Veterans Hospital. She is a full time college professor and supervises clinical training. She understands the complex brain systems that are required for elite performance.