I am a veteran teacher and travel baseball coach who subscribes to several training programs and simplified and combined most of them into a simplified, bottom up approach. I specialize in players 10-14
Jim is a great coach. Our son is 9 (almost 10) and plays travel ball. He really needed some guidance/reinforcement to ensure he has good batting technique and how to overcome his fear at the plate. Our son also wanted to work on his pitching and catching - so Jim worked with him on both of those positions as well - not only good mechanisms (e.g. for pitching) but also ways to move while catching, throws to 2nd, 3rd, etc. Jim's 13 yo son came with him, which I think was a nice addition - tips from a kid to a kid, and allowed my son to have a target to throw to while the coach could coach. Very pleased with Jim's coaching style - very patient, likes to assess a child's ability first and then refine, and very positive. We will definitely work with Jim again.
Whether we're pitching, hitting or fielding, I first diagnose what my client is doing right before making any suggestions or corrections. I believe in simplifying complex processes--like fielding, throwing, hitting and pitching--and building confidence by building off what a player already knows