Our Staff

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Ray Atkinson
Founder and President

 Ray Atkinson is the Founder and President of the Northwest Bandits Baseball Club established in 2006. Ray attended Rick’s College in Idaho as a freshman where he then transferred to Lewis & Clark State College and started as a third baseman. He played in the NAIA World Series in 1986 and played in and won the NAIA World Series Championship in 1987. He was named All-League and All-Region Third Baseman as a junior and senior at LCSC.

For over two decades Ray has provided an outstanding environment for young men and women to sharpen their skills on and off the field. Continuing to adapt to a new generation of athletes while keeping the old school values that instill hard work and a willingness to compete.


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Curt Nelson
Head Instructor Head Coach – 18u Bandits Showcase

Curt is currently the Head coach of the 18u Showcase team for the 2016 season and is a coach for the 12u Bandits until a coach is named. Curt is also a Hitting Instructor at Atkinson Baseball Academy in Kirkland.

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Atkinson Baseball Academy

11251 – 120th Avenue NE
Kirkland, Washington 98033