Travel Ball

The Louisiana Baseball and Softball Academy is used by many local Travel Baseball and Softball teams for practices and workouts. Our Indoor Facility provides the perfect setting to get out of the hot (or the few days its cold) South Louisiana weather!!  The LBSA offers a 23,000 square foot indoor field, another turf field area and plenty cages and bullpens.


The Louisiana Baseball and Softball Academy has also been the HOME of the CRESCENT CITY HOOKS Travel Ball Program for the last 3 years!!

Founded and Managed by Coach Blake Benedetto, the Crescent City Hooks are a first-rate Travel Ball Program that has found plenty of success over the years!  The Hooks are focused on true player development and enhance the advancement of athletes both ON and OFF the baseball field.  The Hooks program prides itself on providing the best Teachers / Coaches with vast and varied experience at all levels to create an exceptional foundation of learning!

All Hooks Players have full access to the LBSA for the entire year; giving them an open door to a first-class facility.  The entire Hooks Coaching Staff helps with weekly training to ensure that each player receives the proper instruction focused on fundamentals and advanced aspects of the game.  Players also receive a mid-season report, including feedback for parents.  Practices will be held twice a week during the fall and two to three times a week in the spring and summer.  Teams will play 12-15 tournaments in a season.

Fall Season

September 1 – September 31*: Team Practices and Conditioning

October 1 – December 4*: Training and Tournaments

Spring / Summer Season

February 3 – June 31*

*All schedules are tentative and will vary team to team


Fall / Spring / Summer Tuition: 8u: $1,800; 9u: $2,000; 10u-13u: $2,300

Each team’s World Series of choice is not included in tuition, as prices vary depending on destination of tournament in each individual age group.

All tournament fees, player insurance and registration fees and coaching fees are covered in your player’s tuition.  Also covered are uniforms, bat bags, helmet, practice gear, etc. There will also be multiple opportunities provided to help offset tournament and tuition costs and payment plans are available.



Private Tryouts are taking place now!


Private Tryouts are taking place now!

Please call and schedule a Private Workout if you would like to Try Out and become a part of the Hooks Organization.  For more information, contact Blake Benedetto at 504-401-2293 or e-mail


For more information, please contact Blake Benedetto, Head Coach and Founder of the Crescent City Hooks, at 504-401-2293 or e-mail  Also, don’t forget to follow the Hooks on Twitter (@hooksnation) and on Facebook!!


For information on any other Travel Ball Programs or other questions, please contact the Front Desk at the LBSA by calling 504-733-8660 or e-mailing!