Creative Baseball Solutions

Creative Baseball Solutions

5.0 (6)
2 employees
9 years in business

About this pro

As a former college player, successful HS coach, & Associate Scout w/ KC Royals, our training sessions will prepare you physically & mentally to take your game to the next level!

I have coached high school baseball for 20+ years, 12 as a head coach, in TN and AL. As a head coach, my teams have made multiple playoff appearances and had student athletes move on to play at every level of college baseball as well as professional baseball. I work mainly with middle school and high school players and above, to teach needed basic skills to advanced skills that will allow the student athlete to take his game to the next level.

played college baseball at Samford University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as a pitcher and third baseman in the late 1980's.

I hold most of my lessons at Shades Mountain Park, in Hoover, or at Brookwood High School, in Brookwood, AL.

I am only available on weekends through Sunday, May 19.

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Birmingham, AL 35244
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Dante P.

    Coach Mike B. is the best we've come across in 7 years of private training in Kansas and Alabama. He possesses the incredible abilities to both identify the slightest of mechanical opportunities and explain the solution in a way that students can understand and apply. My son is heading to high school next year and is able to easily apply the modifications made to his mechanics both in the session and in the game, but we have witnessed Coach Mike with much younger and older kids as well and he is equally as effective. What sets Coach Mike B. further apart is that he explains his approach, the approach he expects from his students during both lessons and games, and he follows through. For the first time in a lesson, I saw an instructor explain and develop a sophisticated offensive approach from the moment the batter steps into the on deck circle until the swing is completed... and he managed that in a single lesson while fine tuning picking up the baseball, hands, base, core, shoulder/hip separation, and other mechanics. He also dives deep into the game to reenforce the point with application and reciprocity (explaining pitching with the perspective of a hitter and vice versa). I recommend Coach Mike B for anyone wanting to or currently playing at a highly competitive level, but I will warn you; you will work. The expectations of his students are no less than you expect of him; commitment, follow through, and constant improvement through practice. We are looking forward to the next session with Coach Mike B and many more to come.

  • Andrea S.

    Coach Mike set a solid foundation in our first lesson, he took time and addressed our expectations and our son's expectations for now and the future. I am confident that thru this process he will gain skill sets and the confidence he needs to become a great asset to a team but also as a player himself. He gave great advice and follow up advice for him to work on until his next visit. He gave our son the opportunity to set his own goals and expectations of what he wants out of his lessons and we couldn't be more impressed by his knowledge and ability to improve our son in every aspect of baseball from pitching to hitting, and also about setting goals and working hard to reach them! 5 stars from us! We highly recommend him!

  • Brian D.

    Coach Mike was awesome! Extremely knowledgeable of the game, techniques, and worked very well with my 5 year old son getting him geared up and ready for the upcoming season. My son and I are both excited about future sessions this summer with Coach Mike to continue to learn and develop skills and techniques of the game. I would recommend him to anyone in search of a great trainer/coach. Great job Coach Mike!!

  • Recco C.

    Today was our first session with Coach Mike, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the game. I thought my son was already ahead of the kids his age but after fifteen minutes he had him doing things more efficiently than before. He taught him different techniques that I am sure will take my child’s game to the next level. I am all around impressed and the search is over for a great coach because I found one.


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

A new client session begins with a discussion of the athlete's goals and ambitions followed by a basic skill evaluation. I want to ensure that the athlete's goals are realistic and then create a plan to build the skill levels required to match his goals.

I believe in the power of fundamentals and the value of doing the little things correctly! Whether it be pitching, fielding, throwing, or hitting, we will work to establish sound fundamentals that will progress to intermediate then advanced skills.

Throughout our training sessions, I will stress the importance of a great mental approach to the game.  I feel this is one of the most overlooked components of the game of baseball. I will teach you how to play the game in your mind and prepare yourself before it ever happens on the field!


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I played college baseball at Samford University and UAB in the late 1980’s. I have coached high school baseball for over 25 years and serve as an associate scout with the Kansas City Royals.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

1 hour session $65

1/2 hour session $35

Four 1 hour sessions  $240

Four 1/2 hour sessions $120

I am only available on weekends through Sunday, May 19.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with players age 5-23.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure you are being realistic, in terms of the improvement to expect to make and the goals you set for yourself!


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How responsive will your instructor be to your specific needs?  Do they build a program around your specific needs or do they instruct everyone in the same manner?


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