Request Private In-person Training in Los Angeles

13-year MLB pitcher Joe Beimel owns and operates Beimel Elite Athletics in Torrance, CA

Knuckleball Nation’s Academy lives inside Beimel Elite Athletics in Los Angeles, CA. Book a personal clinic or group lessons inside the state-of-the-art facility so that you can measure your knuckleball using cutting-edge technology.

The Rapsodo and Tracman follow your knuckleball with cameras and sensors to show you the exact spin rate, spin direction, velocity and break. You’ll be able to measure your skills up against the metrics of the best knuckleballers in the world.

The Edgertronic Slow-mo camera designs your knuckleball. The amazingly high frame rate allows for picture-perfect slow motion video to see the nuances of your grip, delivery and release.

That’s the advantage of requesting lessons at the Knuckleball Academy. You’ll have access to all of this technology; technology that is not available during Knuckleball Nation’s barnstorming clinics.

Personal lessons or group lessons at the facility can be booked easily because Chris Nowlin, the founder and operator of Knuckleball Nation, serves as GM at Beimel Elite Athletics. That means you can confidently book time during the facility’s opening hours and beyond: MON-FRI from 10am to 9pm, SAT from 10 am to 4 pm, and anytime SUNDAY despite the fact that the facility is closed. You’ll be treated to the entire place to yourself. You’ll even be able to pick the music.


Use the contact form below to confirm dates and times via email. Then, once confirmed, book your travel to sunny Los Angeles. It’s that simple. 

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Lessons At the Knuckleball Academy at Beimel Elite Athletics Los Angeles

Getting to Knuckleball Nation's Academy inside Beimel Elite Athletics

Knuckleball Nation’s Academy lives inside Beimel Elite Athletics in Torrance, CA. The facility sits roughly 14 miles and 25 minutes from both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Long Beach Airport (LGB). Long Beach Airport offers fewer direct flights but is recommended over LAX for its small size and ease of use. 

Affordable hotels, by Los Angeles standards, can be found in Torrance and nearby Redondo Beach, California. 

Hollywood and Beverly Hills, with all its glitz and glam, sits up against the mountains in the north of Los Angeles. The Knuckleball Nation Academy inside Beimel Elite Athletics operates in the South Bay of Los Angeles, so it’s a 40-minute drive to the entertainment industry which is close enough to enjoy a live taping of your favorite show. Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan Beaches are just 10 minutes away from the facility. And attractions like Disney and Legoland are 40 minutes and 90 minutes away respectively.

Dodger and Angel Stadiums are 30 minutes to an hour away, depending on traffic, while Sequoia, King’s Canyon, Death Valley, Channel Islands and Joshua Tree National Parks are a day trip away. San Diego is two hours south and Catalina Island is an hour ferry ride.