Founded by former professional baseball player Lawrence Gilligan and his brother Joe, Akadema has become one of America's hottest baseball and softball equipment companies for professional, college, high school and serious youth players. The Gilligan brothers attribute Akadema's increasing market share to their innovative professional baseball and softball product line in contrast to mass-produced products that have little to do with quality, feel or design to raise the level of play.
One of Akadema's first innovations, the Reptilian, revolutionized what a ball glove could be by creating a near fingerless design to create a quicker and smoother ball transfer. Shortly after, Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter assisted in the development of a new catcher's mitt featuring "Stress Wedge" Technology.
Akadema's bats are designed with the professional player in mind, but competitively priced for the professional player at heart.
The members of the "A Team" speaks for itself. MLB Stars including Bryce Harper, Derek Holland, and Cameron Maybin have added their input and Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith and Carl Yastrzemski have lent their experitise; resulting in the design of some of the most innovative equipment to hit the market.
For Akadema, it's simple: making the best batting equipment means consulting the best athletes.