The Baseball Guy

The Baseball Guy

1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

I believe my coaching service stands out by the experience I have had thus far. I have been by the games best on a regular basis. Learned from them as well as learn how to pass that knowledge on. I try to find out how the athlete responds best and then go from there. Also, I know the mental grind of how this game can be. So depending on the athletes level I work a lot of the mental side. How to deal with failure. How to overcome slumps and rough patches. How to stay good longer when things are going good. 

I have studied a lot a lot of different drills and practice sessions as to keep the game fun and enjoyable for all parties involved. 

I enjoy the relationships I build along the years. When working with an athlete you really get to know them as a person and it’s fun to watch them learn and grow as people During the short process. 
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Selma, TX 78154
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When working with a new athlete I like to go through an extensive evaluation session to evaluate certain skills. From there, we develop a plan to strengthen the athletes weakness that I see could help benefit the athlete later on in his playing development. Typically I like to see the athlete a minimum of two times a week as I believe repetition is the best tool for getting better. And, depending on the skill of the athlete I usually recommend 8 sessions minimum. Having religion as well as a consistent coach who isn’t telling the athlete a million different things is vital for the athletes understanding of the movement. 

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

I have played baseball for 24 years. Most recently I finished up my 7th season of professional baseball. I was drafted by the SF Giants in 2013 where I played 6 seasons in their organization. After the giants  I played in the Minnesota Twins .org. I made it as far as triple A and worked along side or with some of the best players in the game such as buster posey and Madison bumgardner. 

   As a coach and trainer, I have been giving private lessons for the last 7 years in Texas. During that time I worked with kids who are just starting as well as athletes in professional baseball in their offseason. 

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

For one hour lesson I charge 80 dollars.

I offer packages for multiple sessions such as 

4 sessions- 300

speed and agility- 50

baseball specific weight training-70

Long toss program (6 weeks)- 400

8 sessions 550. One session free when purchased. 

How did you get started teaching?

I got into coaching baseball after a couple of high school athletes came up to me to see if I would train them before season. So we performed an experimental program that resulted in faster, stronger and smarter athletes by the end. One pitcher gained 5 mph on his fastball. Outfielder gained .2 on his 69 yard dash. Shortstop average rose 30 points from the previous year. 

Matter seeing the effect I fell in love with developing baseball players. Watching themnfrom the first to last session is the most gratifying feeling in the world to me. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Majority of my athletes are around 12-17. But, my age range ranges from 5 years to 21 years. 

The skills I have worked with are from kids who have never picked up a ball to teens who want to play college ball or get drafted.

Wherever the talent of the player at the moment is irrelevant to the process of development and growth. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

This past season I was playing in Jackson Tennessee. I got a call from one of my lessons the previous offseason and he told me how much he appreciated me working with him because he just got selected to the all star team. 

Its the moments like that that make me realize why I love this game and want to spread the love of the game down to the next athlete. 

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

I would advise the parent or athlete to do some research. Try to find the right coach for the kid. To many times an athlete has a coach that doesn’t resonate well and the athlete never picks up what he was taught. 

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

I believe athletes should (depending on the age) try and evaluate themselves as a player. Our best coach and teacher will always be ourself first and foremost. Therefore, find out the areas in which the athlete really does have a weakness and exhaust every opportunity to fix this problem. 

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