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Vigness Academy is owned and operated by long time collegiate coach Brent Vigness. It features four 15’ x 70’ individual batting cages that open to one large 60’ x 70’ turf area. Each cage has an “L” screen, a sock net and a softball pitching mat. The facility also has a baseball mound, a Jugs softball pitching machine and a Rawlings pro baseball pitching machine with an auto feeder. While Vigness Academy feature many amenities that target baseball and softball development it truly is a multi-purpose training facility. It offers one-third of a basketball court, a fitness area with Olympic weights, a squat rack, bench press, a weight machine and an elliptical. The kettle balls, land mine and weight sled help the athlete gain functional strength and speed. The basketball court also features a Dr. Dish shooting machine.


This 6000 square foot facility with 16’ tall ceilings is available to rent for organizations, teams, instructors looking to give lessons and individual players seeking skill instruction. The 1800 square foot basketball area is an ideal location for an aerobics instructor who is looking to expand their classes, while the 4200 square foot turf area is ample space for a cross-training class.


Vigness Academy

Indoor Multi-Purpose Facility


Vigness was hired in July of 1993 and spent the last 29 years as the Head Women’s Softball Coach at Creighton University. He brings a total of 34 years of head coaching experience to the organization and is the winningest coach in Creighton University athletics history. He has coached in nearly 2000 games at the collegiate level and has won 12 conference titles,
while earning “Coach of the Year” honors 6 times. Vigness coached 101 All-Conference players, 8 conference Players of the Year, 20 All-Region performers, 12 All-Americans and 3 Hall of Famers. He prides himself in being able to communicate in a way that is easily understandable and is a passionate teacher who uses his experiences to develop individuals and players. He considers himself a student of the game and is constantly looking for new ideas to gain knowledge and share with his students. A few of his favorite quotes are;


“Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong.”

“Good isn’t good enough if better is expected.”

“Confidence is something you earn through daily hard work in practice, I don’t believe in
“fake it till you make it”, work until you earn it!”

Brent has been around athletics his entire life. He was a four sport athlete in high school and went on to play small college football earning All-Conference honors his senior year. He enjoys spending time with his family on their acreage in Papillion. His favorite place to be is on the lake, he enjoys boating with his wife and kids and is still an avid water skier. Brent has coached his youngest son’s football team the last 4 years and enjoys working out and playing basketball with his boys in the facility. Vigness grew up on a farm in Iowa, and the idea of moving back to the country and opening a training facility had been a dream of his for many years. His dream is now a reality. Vigness Academy is a one-stop-shop for player and team development. Brent has learned from some of the best in the business and has an incredible wealth of experience, he is excited to share his knowledge with you and pay it forward.

He will inspire players to; INVEST, with INTENT to IMPROVE.


Brent Vigness

Director of Vigness Academy

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