Baseball: All Skills, Football: All Skills, Wrestling Basic Skills
I have played baseball and football most of my life. I have coached for many years at all levels. I have worked with children the past 22 years in elementary, middle and high schools through the mountain view/Los altos school districts in CA.
I believe that the basic skills are the foundation for what can make great players for the future. I know and understand how to work with kids, I know the sports and I love teaching/coaching. I am very patient and love answering questions.
Since I moved to Vancouver 5 years ago, I have worked at McLoughlin jr high as a head wrestling coach for 2 years and I am now the head coach of wrestling at Heritage High School in Vancouver, Wa. I also coach football and baseball at Heritage High School at the Varsity level.
I work at the school with all students in all different classes.
I enjoy watching players grow, learn and use what they have learned to strive to be a great athletes
I enjoy sports and think they build great character in everyone who is involved with them no matter what sport.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Getting to know them as a person and learning how they process information is the best way to start helping anyone. Going through what they know about the sport and all of the basic movements. Work the basics and tighten them up so they can move on and become a better player.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Played for 15 plus years
Coached for another 10
Umpired for 5
I have been working with kids for 15 + years through Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Los Altos little league, Working for the Mountain View YMCA in the past and now for the past 4 years at the Los Altos School District for a Jr High School
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Prices depend on the length of time and number of days wanting to practice/learn.
How did you get started teaching?
I used to help my Father coach and enjoyed not only playing but helping others get better as well. It was a great feeling and I have been doing so for 15+ years.
What types of students have you worked with?
All types and all ages.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Coaching a little league team in Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Los Altos Little Leagues and being able to get kids who have never played before the support they need to enjoy the sport of baseball. To get them to learn in the process of having fun so that they can get better and keep moving up in skill levels. All of my years coaching have been a great experience
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Be sure to come into the lesson with confidence
Make sure to ask any question that you have, all questions are important
Make sure it is a right fit and that you are comfortable with your choice
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What I need to work on
What I want to work on
Why I need help
Am I willing to put forth the effort