HCA’s New Baseball Field House Nearing Completion
Construction on Wallace Field House, HCA’s new indoor baseball facility, began a few weeks ago and is now nearing completion. Conveniently located between the baseball and softball fields on the northwest side of the campus, this facility will greatly enhance the training process for students who participate in baseball at HCA as well as the South Florida Baseball School. (Continue reading below photos.)
Wallace Field House is named after David Wallace, the primary donor. His son Andrew is one of many clients that train with Coach Bruce Charlebois and the South Florida Baseball School which has been on the HCA campus for the past 14 years.
Head baseball coach Bruce Charlebois has been coaching for 20 years, 14 of which have been at HCA. “We are very excited about our new indoor training facility,” he says. “It is a game changer. No more rain outs, a huge attraction to future players coming to HCA.” When asked about his dream for the future of HCA baseball, Coach Bruce says, “Obviously the goal is always to be State Champions and win baseball games, however, our bigger goal is to win souls to Christ and populate the gates of heaven through the vehicle of baseball.”
Wallace Field House will feature indoor mounds, a hack attack machine, an iron mike machine, and four batting tunnels which will be retractable on airplane wire so the entire 5000 square foot area can be cleared for everything from throwing programs to speed and agility. This facility will allow HCA’s baseball to increase in exposure, talent, and level of instruction. The field house will be available to the public for cage rentals, lessons, camps, and clinics.
Baseball at HCA is a first-class program attracting many students from both Broward and Palm Beach Counties, students from foreign countries, and a great number of homeschoolers. The HCA varsity baseball team currently has 8 students from Curacao and 1 from the Bahamas.
Coach Bruce says he loves coaching baseball. “It is in my wheelhouse of gifts and passion, and therefore I know I am in God’s will for my life,” he shares. “We have a vision that goes far beyond the field house.” His favorite Scripture is: “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people” (Matthew 4:19).