Colin Valada - Pitching Coach

Colin Valada - Pitching Coach

5.0 (3)
4 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

Turning "throwers" into "pitchers". Productive lessons based on each individual player's talents and needs. Fundamental work for younger players, advanced work with pitches for high school level players. Sessions focus on mental as well as physical development. Every pitcher I've worked with has received multiple offers to play at the college level. I do everything I can to get my players as many looks and offers as possible- to find the right college fit for each individual player.

Watching the pitcher develop from Day 1 on, being part of the pitcher's growth from a thrower to a true pitcher. Seeing the excitement each player gets when they talk to college coaches.

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Credentials

Lakeland, FL 33813
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Vance Rea

    Colin is a great coach, has the ability to fit his training to the needs of the athlete. My son loves working with him

  • Mark Linder

    Colin has been great his being lefthanded was just what my son needed. He has my son on the right path to becoming a complete pitcher. Colin is very knowledgeable and a great way of teaching that makes it easy to understand and do the what he wants. My son loves working with him.

  • Raul carvajal

    He was really good and he helped me a lot with my pitching mechanics and he had a lot of trust in me and always trusted me even when I didn’t believe in myself he knows how to break things down and help you out in what you are slacking on he keeps you focused but overall really cool coach and love working with him



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FAQs


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

The first session out is spent throwing naturally. Establishing natural talent and where to improve is based on each individual's skill set. What works for one player may not work for another.


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

Began coaching in 2016. Private pitching sessions as well as head coaching at the high school level. Currently the JV head coach / program pitching coach for Bishop Moore High in Orlando.


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

$20/hour - $30/hour depending on distance. Hour sessions each time out. Available all day on weekends and most week days after 5pm during the school year. Summer hours TBD


How did you get started teaching?

Former player turned coach. My experience as a knuckleball pitcher and sidearm specialist gave me the foundation to study and master the art of pitching. 


What types of students have you worked with?

High School level and middle school level


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Success with young throwers converting to pitchers. Watching their baseball IQ develop. Seeing how proud they are when they receive college offers.


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

Try a few out. The different types of lessons and types of coaches will help find one that blends well with what you as the player are hoping to build.


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

What type of pitcher do you want to be for the next 10 years. 


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