7 Tool Athletics LLC

7 Tool Athletics LLC

5.0 (4)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

I have been scouting for professional organizations for 17 years and a graduate of MLB scout school. Also, have been coaching @ the High School and College level for over 30 years. 

My unbiased approah towards these players game (and talent level) helps me fully understand their goals and give advice and guidance on how to reach those goals. 


I have an exterme passion for helping players become the best version of themsevles (On and Off the field). 

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Chandler, AZ 85249
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4 Reviews


  • Kevin Piersawl

    David has great experience along tried and true methods of success. He is a great teacher and communicator who has strong ties to the national baseball community.

  • Roberto L

    Dave Pankenier has taught me everything know about catching. From the different breathing techniques to slowing the game down all the way to managing an entire pitching staff. He has helped me with my receiving, footwork, blocking & leadership. Without Coach Pankenier I would not be the catcher i am today.

  • Brandon T

    Dave has taught me things i would have never gotten the chance to learn anywhere else. His innovative approach to catching gets results & focused on the biggest aspect of the position, receiving. He is by far the best catching coach i have ever had.

  • Collin B

    Coach Dave Pankenier helped me learn more about hitting, catching and overall game of baseball in 6 months then what i had learned in 14 years. he taught me things i never even thought about & most importantly he taught me how to coach myself. He truly cares about your success & even after i moved 1000 miles away to play Division 1 baseball i would still send him video & he would give me advice on how i could improve my game.


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

To communicate with the player before we meet to understand what their goals and expectations are. I explain why and how I each and see if we are a fit to move forward.

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

Completed and graduated from MLB Scout School in 2005 have played at multiple levels of baseball, and have been evlauting talent in the MLB for over 17 yeras.

I have worked baseball camps and evaluations for over 30 years. Futhermore, I am on numerous committees for baseball instruction & a member of ABCA. I attend the national convention each January for continued education on instruction, technology & networking with collegues to assist my players with recruitment.

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

There is different pricing based off a players goals, needs, circumstances. The goal of the intro phone call is to understand what would be a good fit for the player. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching private instruction after being a head baseball coach at 2 different high schools. I have been coaching college the last 11 years along with daily scouting for both the Professional and College organizations. 

What types of students have you worked with?

The most value brough is to 8th graders to big leaguers. The younger they are, the more advanced and mature the player must be in order for the guidance to have full affect. 

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

Trust and comfortbility are crucual in building a good relationship. Finding someone the player feels comfortable with is crucial to make the relationships a success. 

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

Why are you looking for instruction? 

Why are you playing baseball?

What is your goal by playing baseball?

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