Lion Drive Baseball & Softball Performance Training
My background: Partner at Lion Drive baseball & Softball. Draft and follow by the AZ Diamondbacks in 2003. Played in the College world Series. 18 years of private lesson experience and 12 years of team coaching experience from youth through college.
My Expertise: I excel in catching, pitching, corner infield and hitting instruction. I can absolutely instruct on outfield and middle infield but they're not my specialty. I will cover mental approach, fundamentals, efficient body mechanics, positioning, building strength, explosion, and conditioning. As I progress we will get into advanced techniques, mechanics and approach. Including other strategies but not limited to defensive positioning and hitter analysis. the mental approach to hitting, defense, pitching and understanding game management
Lion Drive Baseball & Softball
Facility: Sandlot Baseball & Softball / Lion Drive
520 Topeka Way
Castle Rock CO 80109
18u, 15u, 12u programs available. Memberships available.
I enjoy helping kids, teens and young adults evolve and reach the next level through discipline, work, and accountability. Strive to be a high character human first, then athlete. We'll get better together.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
When working with a prospect, the most important aspect of the entire process is building a rapport. At this point in time, students have potentially struggled with various topics, so the importance of instilling confidence in them before any tutoring begins is essential to their success. Nevertheless, prior to scheduling working sessions, I like to connect over the phone or through email with the student and/or parent(s). We work hand in hand to build their specialized plan of action. Students provide detailed description of their current situation and their desired results. Next, we come up with a set of goals and how to implement the plan of action appropriately in order to accomplish said results. This plan depends on the immediate needs of the student, but many plans include some sort of accommodation to pre and post-session communication in order to track progress.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
BA in Sports Administration from the University of Nebraska. Partner at Lion Drive baseball & Softball. Draft and follow by the AZ Diamondbacks in 2003. Played in the College world Series. 18 years of private lesson experience and 12 years of team coaching experience from youth through college.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
1 hours lesson - $85
Lesson packages available, inquire about pricing.
How did you get started teaching?
BA in Sports Administration from the University of Nebraska.
Co-founded the Parker Yard Dawgs Youth Baseball Program in 2009.
Began private instruction in 2004.
What types of students have you worked with?
Baseball and Softball players of various skill, age and gender, 7-35 yrs of age.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I recently did some pro bono work for an inner city non-profit baseball organization regarding implementation of their social impact plan. The work I did was free and not tax deductible. However, the work itself was rewarding and I learned a lot in the process.
Money is not always the true source of reward.
During my professional training and career, public service and pro bono work was encouraged as part of our professional responsibility. I believe that professionals owe a duty to contribute to the public good.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Work with someone you trust. Rapport is extremely important.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
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