Rogue Baseball Performance is dedicated to the highest quality instruction in all areas of baseball. Players are introduced to new ways of thinking about the game through use of technology to track progress, video analysis, and an open line of communication with the instructor. Players are encouraged to participate actively in their own developm in order to foster awareness of their own abilities.
Hitting and defensive instructor Jordan Serena is a former minor league infielder in the Los Angeles Angels organization. He received his degree in psychology from Columbia University where he played 4 years of Division I baseball, appearing in three NCAA regionals during his time. Jordan is a native of Parker, CO and attended Chaparral High school
Watching young players achieve success through their own hard work and dedication is what any good coach strives for. Young athletes have the advantage of time on their side, and I believe my experiences in this game can help the younger generation of players.
As a Rogue baseball player for the past few years I have worked with Jordo quite a bit ,but mainly with catching. As a dedicated and talented player himself I think he is very easy to connect to while you’re trying to get better. I love the fact that he knows everything we’re going through as players since he’s done it himself at a high level. And with his experience he’s able to provide positive reinforcement and help provide a path for players to follow as they work to get better. This ability of his has made me a much better catcher in the past year as he has pushed me to always work harder with everything I do since there’s always room to improve.
Jordan has had a huge influence on my baseball career. He has been my throwing and hitting coach during winter workouts the past two years as well as my February Fielders coach. I never dreaded going to those practices because I knew that Jordan would always make it fun and interesting. Jordan has helped me work on keeping my hands back while hitting and with my approach at the plate. Both of these really helped me this past summer. I’ve always looked up to Jordan too because it’s not everyday that you get to work with a professional baseball player. Whether it was helping me work on my skills or playing a game with us during February fielders, there was never a dull moment with Jordan.
My favorite thing about Rogue is that it is a great place to develop your skills and get prepared for higher level baseball. With all the coaches playing at the next level they are able to really connect with the teams and teach them the work ethic and skills for college baseball. That being said it’s not always easy but I do believe the hard work is well worth it in the long run with work ethics that will extend past baseball in life.
The first session is typically free of charge and used for evalutation. I like to see if the student will fit well with our processes and assess what we think the athlete needs to work on. Each subsequent session will build upon what we decide is best for the athlete to improve. Long term development is always the goal!
I have been coaching youth and college hitters for 3 years using the knowledge and experience I gained over a 3 year professional career and 4 year college career. I played every position at the professional level and and take that experience to pass on to a younger generation of players. I also have a psychology degree from Columbia University where I graduated in 2015.
The evaluation session is free. Each individual lesson is $80. We do offer a few discount packages.
4 lessons - $300
8 lessons - $550
There is also a significant discount for group packages. Ask me about 4 and 8 lessons for your group as well.
2 athletes 1 lesson - $70 each athlete
3 athletes 1 lesson - $65 ea
4 athletes 1 lesson - $60 ea
I've been teaching young players since high school. I loved working youth camps we would run for local players. I also had a few sessions 1 on 1 at a facility my brother was working out of. The curioisty for me continues to grow as I work with more and more players. I enjoy watching players actively participate in their own development and figure out what it takes to help each individual reach their goals.
Most of my students have been between 12 and 16 with a select few younger players and a couple college aged athletes as well. I believe the teaching points for all ages of baseball players are largely the same, the method and language used between the ages is what chnages the style of coaching required to get the best out of them.
At the end of the summer, I took over as head coach of Colorado Rogue 16u, our club team's younger squad. After watching them and being in the dugout for a few weeks before I took over, I felt a sense of uneasiness among the players, and especially the coaches. The teams success over the summer reflected this sense as well as their record was not great. After thinking it over and taking the spot as head coach, I realized the players somehow felt as if they were not allowed to be themselves on the baseball field. Over the next couple tournaments, we talked numerous times about them playing baseball as themselves and by themselves. What I meant by that was all of the work and preparation they had done prior to gametime was over was for that day and our jobs as coaches were done. Players need to learn that it is their at bat, their outing, their career they are practicing and playing for.
The ideal teacher is someone who continues to be a learner. these types of coaches are good at understanding what a player needs, as opposed to coaching what they want to coach. A coach who continues to learn will always be able to adapt to new information or unexpected results that comes with the process of development. Also, I always pay attention to a coaches ability to converse with a player, as opposed to preach at them. Players are smarter than many coaches give them credit for, and bringing attention to the feeling a swing or new movmement he or she has improves their body control and self awareness. The more a player knows about himself and his abilities, the better off he is going to be when I am not there to bug him.