ProKids Baseball Academy

ProKids Baseball Academy

5.0 (1)
5 employees
16 years in business

About this pro

Our Goal... of the academy is to provide the opportunity for youth baseball players to experience and learn the fundamentals of playing competitive baseball while honing their skills in a "No Pressure, Fun Environment", without having a to commit to a single team or an entire season of play. We meet only once a week, thus allowing you to play other sports.

– Coach Mark’s experience..

Coach Mark Przybylak –  Owner/DirectorProfessional Hitting Instructor/ Career Coaching Experience

  • Current Owner/Director of ProKids Baseball Academy
  • Current Director of OC Hawks Travel Baseball Club (est. 2004)
  • Member of CVCS 2014  DIV 6 CIF HS Baseball Championship Team Coaching Staff
  • Varsity Head Coach St. Margaret’s HS 2005
  • Varsity Assistant Coach St. Margaret’s HS 2006 – 2011
  • Varsity/JV Baseball Assistant Coach – Capistrano Valley Christian HS 2012-2017
  • 12 years PONY Baseball
  • 19 years Club/Travel Baseball Manager
  • Coached JSerra HS Summer Program 2005
  • Coached USA 12U exhibition team in Dominican Republic 2006
  • Coached USA 13U exhibition team in Dominican Republic 2006
  • 2006, Wrote and Produced Big League Baseball Fundamentals Baseball Training Video Series:
  • Finished 3rd out of 100 teams – 2008 12U National Championship
  • Finished 3rd out of 96 teams – 2006 10U National Championships
  • Finished 3rd out of 80 teams – 2005 10U National Championships
  • Finished 9th out of 80 teams – 2004 12U National Championships
  • Won 10U National Championship – 2002 Cooperstown

I absolutely love seeing my students walk away after a lesson with a huge smile on their face and a heart full of positive thoughts! 

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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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  • John Holland

    Coach Mark works with my 12 year old son, on hitting. Every aspect of it. Ty has great bat speed and is strong, but hard a hard time with his approach and consistently putting the ball in play. Mark has and continues to help him understand how to improve. Ty has become much more confident, WAY more consistent and most importantly, is learning for himself so he knows what to do when it's time to adjust. Mark is a great coach and a great person. #nobodybetter


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

I assess their athletic ability first, while explaining my process, answer any questions, and then begin to build them from the ground up. 

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

I own a Bachelor Degree in Sport & Leisure Study from St. Lawrence University. I have also taught Hitting and coached baseball for the past 19 years, from Little League, Travel Baseball thru High School successfully. I have also been mentored by some of MLB's great Hitters such as Reggie Smith, Tony Gwynn, Rod Carew, Mike Schmidt and Mark Maguire.  

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

$50.00 for a 30 minute private session. 

How did you get started teaching?

I first became involved as a Youth Coach when my oldest son turned 5 years old and entered into his first year of T-Ball. It was then that I saw the need for my ability to step in and help out. I've never looked back ever since. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 6 years old thru College and Professional

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

It’s got to be having 10 of my former players/students get selected in the Major League Baseball Draft over the past 3 years, as well as so many of my former players receiving College Scholarships to play College Baseball. 

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

Look to see WHO he/she is currently teaching, WHAT they’re teaching ...and the rate of their success. 

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

Making sure that you are absolutely sure that you are willing to put in the work once their instructor sets the program for you. 

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