Steve Despot

Steve Despot

5.0
1 employee
1 years in business

About this pro

I take the time to understand what the player wants to accomplish. Once I understand this, I can customize specific lessons and drills to enhance these desired skills. 

I also break everything down in an easy to understand and repeatdable fashion. 

Finally, I stay up to date on the latest trends, tips and tricks to improve.  

If you want the Resume: I was a college Baseball Shortstop but played all positions.  I Taught HS English between 2005 - 2014. I coached Baseball and Softball at berkmar HS (2005 - 2006) and Loganville HS (2006 - 2013). 

2x State Baseball Champion.

My Strenghs:

--Infield Coach (2005 - 2014)

--Hitting Coach (2005 - 2014)

--Catching Coach (2005 - 2014)

--Outfield Coach (2005 - 2014)

Weaknesses: 

--Softball Pitching....I cannot help you here. I Know NOTHING about fast pitch softball picthing. 

I am a former English Teacher and Baseball and Softball Coach. I am now an Independent Insurance Agent. 

I enjoy people (all ages) understanding and learning a skill, topic, trade, etc.

I enjoy teaching. I get a kick out of someone performing after I have taught that person.

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Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I start with a general conversation about what he/she wants to accomplish. This may be a specific skill (not dropping hands during the swing) or an actual position (learning how to play 3rd base). 

Once I understand what the player is wanting to accomplish, I then do a very general and basic session with the player just so I can get a "baseline." In other words, I want to know and see where the player is starting from. 

With permission from the player and parents, I will record our sessions so that all parties can actual see what is happening and have the chance to "review tape" and fine tune skills. 

Lessons, drills, feedback, tape sessions, continue until the player has accomplished what he/she wanted to accomplish from the start. 


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

I coached HS baseball and softball for 11 years. I was the JV head coach, hitting coach and infield Instructor. I do know the outfield positions and the catching position. 

2 State Titles (Loganville HS, Baseball)

4 Time State Playoff Appearances (Loganville HS, Softball)

3x Assistant Coach of the Year (GA-AAAAA)

I attended coaching clinics on baseball and softball from 2005 - 2014. 

I played college baseball. 


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

I do not. Pricing will depend on several factors including: 

--Travel, time investment, skills the player wants to learn, the player's baseline. 

I am willing to negotiate and always offer competitive pricing. 


How did you get started teaching?

I have always wanted to coach ever since I was a HS player myself. 

I taught HS English (2005 - 1014) and coached baseball and softball. 

I love it. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Boys/Girls, 

Ages 8 - 18. 

All levels and experience of play. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Watching many players get college scholarships after knowing them since they were 12 years old. 


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

Have a honest conversation with the coach about what you are wanting to accomplish with your time. In addition, do not be afraid to hold the coach accountable for teaching you and monitoring your progress. 

I promise to teach; You promise to learn. 


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

How will the teacher break everything down and monitor your progression towards accomplishing the skill or position you want? 

How will feeback be given and received?