Coach Alex provides baseball lessons in Brentwood at Veterans Barrington Park
My name is Coach Alex and I came up through the Santa Monica baseball system. I pitched a no-hitter in the CIF Playoffs for Santa Monica High School before going on to play at the Division-1 collegiate level at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I have extensive knowledge of biomechanics and am currently in graduate school to become a prosthetist.
As a coach, I have several years of experience providing high-level pitching, fielding, and hitting lessons in a one-on-one and group setting, and I have coached varsity baseball for multiple years. I continue to further my knowledge on a daily basis. I have a passion for teaching the mechanics of pitching, hitting, and helping my players utilize their bodies the most efficient and fun way possible.
I have played baseball since I was 6 years old. I was recruited by several D1 universities in high school and played on the Marlins scout team before going on to pitch for 2 years at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
A lesson with me:
I start every lesson with throwing (distance depends on ability and age) while evaluating the player’s throwing mechanics.
Once we go into actual pitching practice, often times, I will set up a net for the player to throw into while I observe their mechanics.
During a hitting and/or fielding lesson, after warming up and stretching, we begin our throwing program. The distance we throw depends on the players age and skill level.
After throwing, we move on to fielding drills on the infield dirt. I provide instruction on footwork with fielding mechanics and arm angle. If it is a group lesson, we work on double-plays and live game situations.
For outfielders, I hit fly balls and ground balls and provide instruction on coming through the ball and proper footwork to set up a throw. In a group session we would run cutoffs as well.
Lastly, for hitting lessons I provide one on one hitting instruction. I evaluate each player’s swing, often times, using slow-motion video and provide them with feedback, drills, and homework.
Favorite motivational quote:
“The man who says he can, and the man who says he can not… Are both correct.”