MADE Baseball Provides Private Baseball Lessons
If you or your player are looking to receive pitching, hitting, or fielding lessons in Los Angeles, California for yourself or your child/player, our instructors can work with you privately to improve on any aspect of the game.
You can also…
Hire Our Instructors to Put on a Clinic
Our coaches can work with your club team and run a baseball clinic and/or a professional practice at the field of your choice. Contact us today for more details.
30 min Intro Baseball Lesson
This intro training session is an opportunity to meet your MADE instructor and get a feel for his teaching style. If the player and parent(s) think it will be a good fit and would like to get on a consistent schedule of training they can purchase a package of lessons, or we will provide him/her with a custom program.
One Hour Baseball Lesson
One hour training session includes focus on any aspect of the game the client desires to work on. Or, if desired, our instructors will make the determination based on our professional expertise as to what the player needs to work on.
*We offer the same rate if there are two players that want to train together. So, if you have a friend interested in training, bring them along. (*1 friend, brother, or sister only, *must be an hour session)
Five – One Hour Baseball Lessons (Recommended)
Prior to beginning our 5 session training sessions, we will create a plan of action on what we will improve upon and focus on the most.
Each one hour training session includes focus on any aspect of the game the client desires to work on. Or, if desired, we will make the determination based on my expertise as to what the player needs to work on.
*We offer the same rate if there are two players that want to train together. So, if you have a friend interested in training, bring them along. (1 friend, brother, or sister only, must be the same 2 players for each lesson.) *LESSONS MUST BE USED WITHIN 6 MONTHS
Sherman Oaks Baseball Fields
14230 W Magnolia Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Below is a list of FAQs about the
MADE Baseball Training Program
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
We start by shaking hands. We say “Shake it to break it.” Come with a firm handshake, it is VERY IMPORTANT no matter how old you are. Learn it from a young age.
From there, we start with a dynamic warm up focusing on what I call a “championship routine.” This routine involves a mix of yoga, pilates, and calistentics and it is designed to help players prepare their body properly in order to minimize the risk of injury. After having a total hip replacement at the age of 19 and training my body to play professionally for 7 years after my surgery, I have a deep understanding of the dynamics of the body and a tremendous respect for creating great routines for my players as well as myself.
What type/level of students do you work with?
I work with students from age five and all the way up to professionals, and everywhere in between. My ideal student is one who loves coming to practice, does what I say to the best of their ability at all times, and has a true passion to excel as a player and a person.
I am/was a left handed pitcher and I especially enjoy working with other young lefties. I specialize in lefty pick off moves. If you have a young lefty, I’m definitely your guy.
What is your approach to teaching?
My approach is slightly different with each player I train depending on the age, skill level, and goals the player establishes with me upon the first few training sessions as we get to know each other. I prefer to work with players that are passionate and serious about the game, and invest their own time outside of our training sessions to do what it takes. A player must take the time and initiative to apply what I teach him/her outside of our sessions in order to progress at the highest levels.
I am also happy to work with those that are younger and/or still at a point where baseball is new and thought of more as an extra-curricular activity. There are many things to learn in the game of baseball that help young men learn how to be better people, so anyone that has any interest in baseball at all with greatly benefit from the MADE Baseball training program.
First, we will identify why you want to train in the first place. We will then establish the goals you set forth with our training, and what you are willing to do in order to achieve those goals.
What approach do you want your students to take to their training?
I want my students to show determination and desire to improve with every practice. I want my students to be excited and thankful to be on the baseball field because the game of baseball is a gift. I want my students to want to be the best they can be EVEryday and do whatever it takes to separate themselves from the pack.
What comes with working with you and the MADE Baseball Program beyond the in person training sessions?
If applicable and/or when the time comes, I love helping my players/families get in contact with the right people and advise them of a good path in order to get to the next level. i.e; youth club team, high school, college, pro, independent ball.
Also, I always do my best to provide pictures and videos of the sessions free of charge when I can. This is not necessarily included with sessions, (I do provide video analysis as a service as well) but I do try to get videos to players that ask for them in raw form when I can.
How did you get started teaching?
I have loved baseball since I was 9 years old. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I wanted to play in the big leagues starting at the age of 10. I experienced a tremendous amount of adversity throughout my pursuit of making it to the big leagues in my life, and I never actually “made it” up to the show, at least not in the MLB. What I did do in my pursuit was travel all over the world playing this great game and it also showed me what it is to #GetMADE. I use this mantra with my players because it is about elevating oneself to a higher level of purpose in sport and pushing to improve on a daily basis, religiously and fundamentally. It is practiced, it is learned, and it is refined…EVEryday.
I love teaching youth players and it provides me with great purpose. To me, baseball has always been a portal through which I have been able to maintain a positive attitude and laser focused drive, and in turn it has helped create the positive and strong person and man that I am today.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have pitched professionally for over seven years. I’ve pitched in five countries, 12 teams, and six leagues through out the world. Baseball has afforded me some amazing opportunities to travel and play in a variety of places. The experience of going through adversity through out my career, along with having so many different managers from so many different levels of the game has taught me a great deal and given me a very well-rounded perspective to baseball.
High School Varsity Pitching Coach Experience:
Notre Dame Preparatory High School, Scottsdale, AZ; 2011-12′
Cortez High School, Phoenix, AZ; 2013-14′
Moon Valley High School, Phoenix, AZ; 2014-15′
Club Baseball Coaching Experience:
MADE Baseball, Founder and Manager, 2013-14′(13u and 14u teams)
I have been working with young baseball players and teams for over 10 years. I love the opportunity to share what I have learned from the game, I am passionate about what I do, and I genuinely enjoy helping young players get better and maximize their potential.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Find out where they have played. Experience is often the best measure of knowledge in this game, as with anything in life. Although, just because someone is an experienced player, that does not always translate into an effective coach and communicator. It is important to give a coach a chance and go to at least five or more sessions in order to get a good feel for what their coaching style is and to get the most out of the that particular coach’s knowledge that you can.
How are you different than other baseball instructors in Los Angeles?
I separate myself from other baseball instructors by focusing on attitude and approach to the game. To me, succeeding in anything starts with your attitude and your approach. This is “The MADE Way.”
If you choose to train with me you can expect to work hard, have fun, and get the most out of every single training session we have together. My main requirement from my players is that they show up with a great attitude and maintain a strong desire to improve, as a player and a person, every single session, every single day.