Coach Jarryd provides baseball lessons in Whittier at Michigan Park
My name is Coach Jarryd Samsing. I am a young and energetic College Grad assistant with 15 years playing experience, 2 years NCAA D3 experience, and 1 year coaching NCAA D3. I love the game and feel grateful for what it has given me and the opportunity to teach youth players to help them in their path.
My coaching will bring many positives to the players I work with, but mainly a new and fresh perspective to the evolving game of baseball as we know it! I am very open minded and I love being challenged and asked questions by my teammates, players, and/or anyone wanting to know more about baseball. I truly love this game and continue to expand my knowledge as a player and a coach/teacher on a daily basis.
I am currently an assistant coach at Whittier College and have recently gained experience coaching club ball from ages 8-16u. I have experience coaching technique, mental training, the tiny details, and even physical training. I am ISSA Personal Training Certified, Nutritionist certified, as well as CPR certified.
I grew up playing baseball at 8years old in Lake Forest, CA and moved to Goodyear, Arizona to finish junior high and high school baseball. I grew up always playing catcher until high school; I split time playing outfield and catcher. I received many college offers for both football and baseball and ended up choosing to pursue baseball at Whittier College, a NCAA D3 school east of Los Angeles. In college I was the starting LF for my two years there while also making appearances at catcher and relief pitcher late in the season. I led my team in doubles my sophomore year and was able to prove I can play multiple positions at a high level. Although my time was cut short due to COVID-19, I will always cherish the game and translate it into things I can teach other players.
A lesson with me:
A lesson with me would be beneficial especially due to the fact that I am a recent player and actually continue to still chase the dream today. I definitely can give a unique insight especially being from Arizona where baseball is more easily prominent and where professionals spend a lot of time. I have also had the honor and luck to have been coached by amazing coaching throughout my career, a lot of whom I still have connections with and who are also ex-professional players.
My favorite motivational quote:
“He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right” -Confucius