5.0 (2)
4 hires on
5 employees
17 years in business

About this pro

I am a former professional ballplayer, and a Major League Baseball Scout of the MLB 2013 class. I was also called back to play for the Minnesota Twins during the MLB strike in 1995.  I have been in the game since 1970 when I played Little League. I am currently a Head Varsity Baseball Coach at my alma mater.  I am also in the process of assisting with creating a Pony League wherein a league has not been established in over 20 years for this particular City.

I take pride and achieve great joy from working with ballplayers of all ages and talent. It is gratifying and rewarding to see the development take place in each ballpayer as you provide insight, technique and practice drills/sessions to improve their game.  Also, the mental approach to the game is vital and a very important component to the athlete/ballplayer in reaching their full potentional of the game.  

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Temple City, CA 91780
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2 Reviews


  • Alex Maravilla

    My son is very happy working with Joey. He is a great instructor, he brought back the passion and excitement my son had for the game after some bad coaches turned him away from it. My kid is excited to practice and has been working hard, listening to Joey's direction and he is excited to try out for the high school team next year. I am glad to work with Joey as a parent and think he is a great coach. Highly recommend

  • Alex Maravilla

    Had a great experience with coach Joe. He gave out a lot of information to my son and had him excited about working on improving his skills. I think Coach Joe will help bring back that confidence and love for the game that my son had.

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

I feel there needs to be a connection between the trainer and athlete.  I need know immediate and long term career goals of the ballplayer to assess what goals to set.  I like to become familiar with the athlete's background, family, academics, etc.

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

I have been involved with the game of baseball since I first played as a child in 1970.  I have played at every level from Little League, to College, to the Major Leagues.  I have been and still are a Coach, Personal Trainer and Certified Major League Baseball Scout.

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

My hourly fee is $65.00. If a consistent training relationship is established and the ballplayer is placed on my roster, an hourly price concession will be negotiated.  I also honor referrals.

How did you get started teaching?

I have been a natural Leader, a Captain of most of my teams, i.e., high school, college and pro-ball.  I have always enjoyed helping my fellow teammates while working hard, and having fun at the same time.  This leadership naturally lead to my coaching career.  

I have been approached by camps, teams, coaches and schools to assist and facilitate their programs.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have trained and coached all levels of students from beginners to professionals.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently became a Grandfather of my eldest daughter's son, Max.  My middle daughter will also be getting married.  I am very proud of my children and look forward to more milestone events in my life.

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

My advice to students is to make sure that they are just as passionate as you are about going after their dreams.  In addition to matching my goals as a teacher, the student's work ethics needs to match their goals. It is very important that we are on the same page.  They need to trust and believe that I am qualified and have their best interests in mind.

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

Students should be able to ask any question they may have in mind.  It is up to the teacher to provide the answer and explain it in a manner in which each student understands.  This is when the teacher's experience, knowledge and/or network of others is at its finest.  

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