The foremost goal of any lesson or instructional program is to
help every player be the best he is capable of - and then some!
To give every player the tools/skills they need to succeed, resulting
in increased confidence, and contributions to a team. Whether the
player is among the best in his age group or struggling just to
make contact at the plate, the goal is to help the player be as
good as he can possibly be.
The key to my consistent success over the years is not that I hold
some secret to hitting or any other skill. The continued success
of this lesson program comes from:
- The ability to troubleshoot the swing, throw, catch, etc.
- identify the problem, and knowing the correction.
- The ability to break down complex mechanical adjustments into
small age-appropriate segments geared to the needs of the individual,
and to communicate those adjustments in many different ways.
There is a genuine concern and commitment that every player I coach improves. This is not assembly line instruction, and
the best interest of the player is always the priority.
Players will learn the difference between a good hit and a good
swing; and that you can succeed at hitting without getting a hit.
In baseball, you can do everything right - perfect even, and still
fail. Players who do it right with poor results are praised, while
players who crush the ball with a wild swing or throw a perfect
strike with poor throwing mechanics will be corrected. In the long run,
a swing or pitch with solid mechanics will yield better, more consistent
The basic hitting philosophy is based on three key parts: 1. See
the ball 2. Be quick to the ball 3. Extend through the balll. "Short to it - long through it."
As an educator with a MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching) I apply
solid baseball fundamentals using a variety of teaching approaches
to the various learning style of the player.
I look forward to the opportunity to helping each and every student
become a better baseball player.
Yours in baseball,
Owner, Baseball unlimited