Coach Kyle provides baseball lessons in Santa Monica at Penmar Park
My name is Coach Kyle Raimo. I have been a private baseball instructor for the past seven years and have been playing since I could walk. In high school I played all four years for the varsity team as a leadoff hitter and second-baseman. During this time I also played for American Legion and various travel teams across the country. After graduation I moved to New York City and was recruited to the Queensborough Tigers as a starting pitcher. During my freshman year I threw two complete games – one of which was a shutout. I also led my team in fielding percentage on the mound. I am blessed to have been able to play with notable players and coaches throughout my career.
Coaching is something that runs in my family and it honors me to continue that legacy. While playing in college I began my private coaching career in Manhattan for a local indoor facility where I operated batting cages and trained student-athletes ages 3 to 18. Shortly after college, I focused my energy as a travel baseball coach for the NYC Titans organization based out of the Harlem area. Within six months I was promoted to head coach of the 11u and 12u teams, becoming the youngest head coach in the organization. We won multiple championships in the process after an undefeated *year* in 2019.
The game of baseball is my passion and I am always looking to share my knowledge with others while learning from them in the process. Baseball is mentally demanding and riddled with life lessons; in no other sport can you fail 70% of the time and be considered successful. This makes having a good coach that much more important. Knowledge of the sport is one thing, but acting as the conduit to players is another. It is a gift and my goal to help student-athletes maximize their potential – both in the game of baseball and life itself.