"Thank you for your spot-on perspective, Coach Mike. I coach teams and do private instruction, which are two very distinctly different things. I feel, to even simplify it further, that so many coaches, whether absolutely qualified or not, have…"
"Thanks Coach. You make many excellent points here. I appreciate yet another "reality check" about hitting, and I plan to share it with my senior son whose just cranking it up for the high school season. I will also take…"
Thanks for asking about the Father/Son World Series. for more information, go to www.msblnational.com, and if you and your son want to play, place your names on the "player pool" list. Feel free to contact me at any time…"
"Dave- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! I am the Founder of this baseball community and excited to have you with us. Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join…"
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Ground ball pitcher, hit spots, solid deuce & change up
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Pitching Instructor, Play Slow Pitch Softball, Enjoy watching games, Am a Baseball Parent
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, College, Olympics, 18+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, High School
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League, Babe Ruth
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Curtis Granderson...his focus on every pitch, his remarkably consistent power and his gap hitting, proving again you don't have to be a BIG guy to do it.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Brian Wilson...his intensity, his passion, & his compact, extremely powerful delivery of each pitch, plus knowing when to throw his unhitable cutter
Additional Playing/Coaching Info (If applicable, include detailed info here such as - HS, College, Pro Leagues, Summer Leagues, Arm Speed, 60 Time, Catcher Pop Time, etc.):
Private Instructor for youngsters who want to improve pitching & hitting. Coached H.S. one year at private school. Played 3B for WEST team at Olympic Festival in New York. Semi-Pro Northern California. All-Tourney Teams Joe Dimaggio State Finals. All-League HS pitcher & infielder. 2 yr college player - one each JC & D1 (SDSU)
More About Me:
Father former SF Seals Pitcher 1947-51; Cup of coffee in big leagues w/ Pirates '51; Phillies '52 bubblegum card.
On Board of Directors for "Lefty O'Doul's Foundation For Kids," which benefits young ballplayers in San Francisco.
Proud father of son, Nolan, an Inf/Of who plays for Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif.
Thanks for asking about the Father/Son World Series. for more information, go to www.msblnational.com, and if you and your son want to play, place your names on the "player pool" list. Feel free to contact me at any time for more information...and by the way, I live in Elk Grove, CA...and while you're at it, take a look at our slow pitch alternative at www.fastballbsf.org. - Val
Dave- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! I am the Founder of this baseball community and excited to have you with us. Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!
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