Lep's Lessons

Lep's Lessons

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About

Hello,

My name is Steve Leppert, Lep, or Coach Lep. Thanks for stopping by.

I'm a former College All-American @ Jacksonville State University in 1980 and a 2nd generation professional baseball player. My pop Don was a former MLB 1963 American League All-Star Catcher & longtime MLB Coach for The Pirates, Blue Jays, Houston Astros & then Minor League Farm Director for The Minnesota Twins, and has 3 W. S. Rings, '71 Pirates & '87 & '91 Twins. He recently passed in April @ 91.

I was drafted 2x, in the 16th round (Boston Celtic's Danny Ainge was 15th pick) out of H.S. by The Toronto Blue Jays as a Catcher in 1977, and again in the 5th round by The Cincinnati Reds as a 2b in 1980 after my All-American Junior year. I hit .423 and was 23/24 in SB, with no errors in CF. I then signed with The Reds and was with their organization for 3+ years & The Pgh Pirates for 1.

As a kid I/we spent every spring in FL @ Spring Training(s), summers going to Three Rivers Stadium, plus going to winter ball & living in Puerto Rico @ 5 yrs old, Dominican Republic @ 10, and Venezuela @ 18.

After baseball I got into the fitness fitness industry in multiple capacities, from Membership Sales, Commercial Equipment Sales/Club Design, to Mgmt & Personal Training.

I look forward to hearing from you.

I keep just a few clients and have 2 openings available.

Thanks again-

'Lep'

"Hit 'em where they aint".

'Wee' Willie Keeler, 5' 5", when asked about his secret to hitting.


Highlights

Hired 16 times
1 employee
22 years in business
Serves Phoenix , AZ
Offers online services

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Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Zelle

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    Eric N.

    Lep is great with my son. Very knowledgeable and comes with fresh ideas on how to improve. We work on the mental aspect of the game which is, as all ball players know, vital to one’s success. We looked forward to each lesson and will continue in the future.
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    February 26, 2023
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    Dawn B.

    Steve is fabulous and we would highly recommend him! He’s very patient and makes it fun while still teaching all of the key skills. He is also very personable and cares about the kids and families he works with.
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    February 05, 2023
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    Dawn B.

    Steve is great with my son. He is super awesome with including my youngest in breaks. He’s very patient and explains things a way that they can understand. He is highly recommended!
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    February 01, 2023
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    Rand K.

    STEVE IS AN EXCELLENT COACH. MY SON IS VERY EXCITED AND HAPPY TO LEARN FROM HIM. WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE HIM TEACH OUR KID ALL ABOUT BASEBALL. THANK YOU COACH. ADAM LOVES EVERY TIME THEY PRACTICE TOGETHER.
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    October 01, 2021
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    James H.

    Coach Lep has done wonders working with our son. His confidence on field has improved tremendously. He has been able to take the skills learned in sessions with Lep directly on to the diamond and his game has improved by leaps and bounds. We will continue working with Coach Lep for sure.
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    April 30, 2021
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    Bruce T.

    Coach Steve is amazing! Very personable and a great coach. On day 1, he had my 6 year old in a more athletic stance and throwing the ball better than Ive seen in years of coaching him myself. He also makes it fun with games to mix things up, all while teaching to have fun!
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    March 08, 2021
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    Frequently asked questions

    First, we simply play catch w no gloves & tennis balls. Secondly, I see how they throw and receive the ball. Third, I ask them to show me how they hold the ball throwing, & the bat hitting. Then, depending on their position, we work on those basic fundamentals, strengths, possible weaknesses and how to improve them.

    I have played C, SS, 3b, 2b & CF at some level, and have a firm grasp on them. As far as pitcher's, once they turn 13-14 I turn them over to a qualified pitching coach. Growing up as the son of a Major Leaguer I saw many of the greats play, and was a sponge as a toddler until age 18 going to multiple spring trainings in FL, winter ball in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela and going to Forbes Field, then Three Rivers Stadium in Pgh with pop.

    Fitness is obviously unique...it's a very personal choice, so I like to sit down, or talk, not text & assess your interest level, why now, & what will make this time different?

    First & FOREMOST, my sessions are FUN. You will look forward to it, as you'll feel better. We'll DEF get in all your work, that's promised, however other than most trainers, I KNOW that people like to PLAY, & HAVE FUN!  Age unnecessary. Fitness level unnecessary. I do everything I can think of to alleviate boredom and mindless repetitions.

    Drafted twice, once out of H.S. 1977 (16th round) Toronto Blue Jays and College 1980 (5th round).

    1980 All Conference - Gulf South

    1980 College Baseball All-American

    I.S.S.A. Certified Fitness Trainer from 2001.

    I.I.S.A. Certified In-Line Skate Instructor by Rollerblade from 1993

    Winner of First Place in 2001 Body for Life Masters (over 40) Transformation Challenge & $5,000.

    I lost 35 pounds of bodyfat & gained 5 lbs of muscle in 90 days for a total loss of 30lbs from 200 to 170. 

    *NOTE FROM MY COLLEGE BASEBALL COACH, Alabama Hall of Famer Rudy Abbott.

    Rudy Abbott, is in The Alabama Hall of Fame, as a Baseball Coach with the JSU Gamecocks and winner of over 1000 games in his illustrious coaching career.
    'Steve 'Lep' Leppert was drafted by the Blue Jays out of high school, but elected to go to college and was one of the greatest catchers to ever play for The Jacksonville State Gamecocks & was also an excellent infielder & switch hitter. He hit .423 his Junior year and was 23 of 24 in stolen bases and was named as an All-American. If I had a son wanting to get a head start on baseball I would want my son to work with Steve. Not only does he have the College World Series experience, his dad Don coached and played in the Majors for the Pirates and Senators, and he also coached for The Blue Jays, Astros and Twins.  Steve followed in his footsteps & played pro ball for the Reds/Pirates. Steve brings a level of energy and experience to the job as a baseball instructor. He gives his players insight others can hope to learn someday. I strongly recommend Steve's instruction if you want to be an outstanding baseball player'.

    Individual, group and package rates.  The more you schedule, the better the pricing.

    My father was a Major League Player/Coach, and after my professional baseball career I entered the fitness industry, encompassing high end exercise equipment sales, facility planning & design, Health Club Management, Personal Training Instruction and Sales.  I enjoy instructing and coaching.

    I've worked from ages 4-85, special needs students, disabled children and adults, a paraplegic, Mrs. Indiana, amatuer/professional athletes, and I specialize in 'seasoned citizens' in regards to Personal Training BECAUSE I AM ONE. ;)

    I helped Becki F lose 30 lbs in 90 days, and she was literally crying & elated. I helped a shy, introverted teen in making his Jr. High baseball team...in which he was ecstatic & improved his entire confidence.  His mom thanked me profusley.

    Don't just shop rates, talk before and try one lesson before committing to more.  Less isn't always more, and make sure they at least played and started in college, if not further professionally...

    What is your goal(s) and expectations, and be thorough in communicating that.  Also, in this day and age, you're welcome to film the session(s), or parts dependent upon your phone etc.


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