MADE Baseball Lessons

MADE Baseball Lessons

5.0 (14)
7 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
14 years in business

About this pro

Visit www.madebaseball.as.me to schedule a private lesson or group baseball clinic today! Seven year pro lefty pitcher in AAA, Mexico, & Overseas. I teach my players how to pitch, hit, field, run, and THINK like Champions. 

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I enjoy everything about being a full time baseball coach. Working with youth players is my passion because it gives me the opportunity to make a positive impact in my community. This game has given me so much and I have been fortunate enough to get to teach 1000's of different players in my private coaching career. 

The best part about being a youth coach is that I have the chance to help young players create a healthy and positive foundation for the physical and mental aspect of their game, on and off the field. 

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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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14 Reviews

5.0

  • Jeffrey D.

    Awesome coach, my two sons had a blast in their lesson and said they can’t wait to train with him all season. Highly recommended.

  • Richard

    I took my 9 year old for his first lesson, Coach Isaac was fantastic, from the first greeting all the way through, thoughtful professional and my son learnt more in an hour than an entire prior years coaching l, an outstanding session. thanks!

  • Jaquelyn

    Beyond the fact that our son is always saying how much fun his lessons are, the best part we've noticed from him working with Coach Isaac is that he really focuses on creating the total player. He has taught my 9 year old so much about pitching and hitting, but the thing we talk about the most in the car and at home about coach is that he is always teaching him how to think about the way he is doing things and the habits he is creating. We are so happy with Coach Isaac and plan to continue to have our some training with him as long as he wants to keep playing the game.

  • Caroline

    Coach Isaac has been an excellent mentor for my son for over 2 years and has been professional and prompt since day one. Our son loves working with him and shown development that has been fun to watch progress in him working with Coach’s Isaac. We couldn’t have asked for a better coach.


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

We start with a dynamic warm up focusing on what I call a “championship routine.” This routine involves a mix of yoga, and calistentics and it is designed to help players prepare their body properly in order to minimize the risk of injury. 

After that we go into an introductory throwing program and I evaluate the throwing mechanics of the player. From there I continue to evaluate throughout the lesson and give feedback and homework when we finish up.


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

I have pitched professionally for over seven years. I've pitched in five countries, 12 teams, and six leagues through out the world. Baseball has afforded me some amazing opportunities to travel and play in a variety of places. The experience of going through adversity through out my career, along with having so many different managers from so many different levels of the game has taught me a great deal and given me a very well-rounded perspective to baseball.

Learned from amazing baseball, motivational, and very intelligent baseball mind such as:

  • Mack Newton – my personal sensei and life coach, motivator, tae kwon doe teacher, renowned speaker, and standard to live up to
  • Mark Verstegen – creator of Team EXOS, author of many life changing, life and health optimization books, including Core Performance, a book that I considered my bible and a God Send after receiving my surgery
  • Andy Haines – manager during my rookie season(also his rookie season as a manager) for the Windy City Thunderbolts, he is now the big league hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers
  • Robert Larson – chiropractor in Phoenix, father figure, champion of life, champion pitcher, and my off season throwing partner and sensei
  • Coach Tom Novak – my pitching coach in high school and pitching coach for Mesa Community College
  • Jon Kazanas – scout for the Chicago Whitesox and mentor and personal friend
  • John Huizinga – former opponent, teammate, pitching coach in Phoenix, teacher, and personal friend

High School Varsity Pitching Coach Experience:

-Notre Dame Preparatory High School, Scottsdale, AZ; 2011-12'
-Cortez High School, Phoenix, AZ; 2013-14'
-Moon Valley High School, Phoenix, AZ; 2014-15'

Club Baseball Coaching Experience:

-MADE Baseball, Founder and Manager, 2013-14'(13u and 14u teams)

I have been working with young baseball players and teams for over 10 years. I love the opportunity to share what I have learned from the game, I am passionate about what I do, and I genuinely enjoy helping young players get better and maximize their potential.


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

The rate for a single lesson is $120.

The rate for a package is $550 for 5 one hour lessons.

I also offer packages of 10 and 20 lessons for an even better discount for those who are truly committed to the MADE Baseball Development Program.

Now offering weekly baseball clinics! Have fun and improve your baseball skills!

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•Saturdays in Santa Monica

•Sundays in Sherman Oaks

•Beginners(Ages 10 and under): 1pm-2:30pm

•Intermediate/Advanced(Ages 10-13): 3pm-4:45pm 

•10 players max per clinic

•Cost: $40


How did you get started teaching?

I have loved baseball since I was 9 years old. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I wanted to play in the big leagues starting at the age of 10. I always say that having this clarity in my mind about what I wanted to do is the number one reason that I was able to make it as far as I did with the circumstances that I was dealt.

I experienced a tremendous amount of adversity throughout my pursuit of making it to the big leagues in my life, and I never actually made it. What I did do in my pursuit was travel all over the world playing this great game and it also showed me what it is to #GetMADE. I use this mantra with my players because it is about elevating oneself to a higher level of purpose in sport and pushing oneself to improve on a daily basis, religiously and fundamentally. It is practiced, it is learned, and it is refined…EVEryday. 

I love teaching youth players and it provides me with great purpose. To me, baseball has always been a portal through which I have been able to maintain a positive attitude and laser focused drive, and in turn it has helped create the positive and strong person and man that I am today.


What types of students have you worked with?

I work with students from age 6 all the way up to professionals, and everywhere in between. From beginners who just want to learn about the game or pursue getting on a men’s league team or even a co-ed softball team, to advanced professionals who are trying to refine their craft and make it to the highest level possible, I’m here to help.

My ideal student is one who loves coming to practice, does what I say to the best of their ability at all times, and has a true passion to excel as a player and a person. Also, a student who takes the initiative to use the tools I’ve given them and go above and beyond what I tell them to do. And to be honest, you will find that if you are one of these types of students that you will receive a lot more of my attention and care, along with my extra time to help you get to where you want to go with the game.

I am/was a left handed pitcher and I especially enjoy working with other young lefties. I specialize in lefty pick off moves. If you have a young lefty, I'm definitely your guy.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The Cubs winning the world series and watching every gripping second of it. Best world series in history!!

Also, throwing a no-hitter in my second professional season. One of the best nights of my life.


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

Find out where they have played. Experience is often the best measure of knowledge in this game, as with anything in life. Although, just because someone is an experienced player, that does not always translate into an effective coach and communicator. It is important to give a coach a chance and go to at least five or more sessions in order to get a good feel for what their coaching style is and to get the most out of the that particular coach’s knowledge that you can.


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

Really, the questions they should be asking should be to themselves. The student needs to determine in his/her mind if baseball is something they are willing to commit their time, effort, energy, and ultimately heart into. If they are willing to do that, there is almost a guarantee that their experience with any coach they encounter will be a positive one that creates advantages for them in their career.