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Kyle Nelson
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  • Lake In The Hills, IL
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Profile Information

P, 3B, SS
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Opposite field line drive/doubles hitter. Wish I had learned to turn on the ball more.
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Low 3/4 sinker, slider, change.
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Pitching Instructor, Am a Baseball Author
Baseball Playing Experience:
High School, College
Baseball Coaching Experience:
High School, College
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Right now my favorite hitter is Bryce Harper because his mechanics are very pronounced and it is easy to show others off his swing.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
My favorite pitcher is and always will be Greg Maddux. What he did in the steroid era with a 86 mph fastball is absolutely amazing.
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.):
I played from 2000-2003 at Valparaiso University. Since graduating college in 2003, I have taught statistics and algebra at Burlington Central High School where I am also the head baseball coach.

Kyle Nelson's Blog

Video Blog, Throwing a Devastating Change Up

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 6:30pm 0 Comments


This video blog post discusses the importance of, and how to throw a change up at the youth and high school levels.  Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to collect your free "Throwing a Change Up Successchecklist



Batting tees: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 8:50am 1 Comment

The batting tee is one of the oldest tools known to baseball coaches.  There are some really, really good things about batting tees, but there are many abuses as well.

The Good

The BEST thing about batting tees is that they are great uses of space in large practice settings.  I have 25 players on my varsity roster and one batting cage.  It takes over an hour and a half to get all of our players through the batting cage, even if we split the cage in half…


Nailing your assistant coach interview

Posted on November 28, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments

In this episode of the Cornerstone Coaching Academy podcast (<~~~click here to listen to this episode) you will learn

  • What your philosophy should be heading into the interview
  • How make sure you get your point across in an interview
  • How to be sure the job you are applying for is a fit for…

Getting buy in for your offseason program

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 7:12pm 0 Comments

We've all been there...

You're trying to get your offseason training program going, and your numbers aren't very good, the kids don't seem that into it, and you just don't see the results you think you should.

This podcast will give you 7 practical tips for getting buy in to your 2015-2016 offseason conditioning…


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At 11:56pm on December 30, 2013, Michael DEletto said…


Thanks for getting back to me. can you help me with any info on a pro try-out in my area western ny or close by. thanks Michael DEletto

At 9:43pm on October 21, 2013, Bill Stanton said…

Kyle-  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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