My name is Coach Louie and baseball is literally my life. I first learned the game from my grandfather then my dad. My dad played professionally in Cuba. My uncle played professionally in Nicaragua. I’ve been playing and learning baseball since I was 4 years old and I still currently play competitively in adult single A leagues. My goal is to pass everything I learned from great coaches to today’s youth who have a passion and love for the same game I have a passion and love for.
– 10+ years coaching youth baseball
– Entering 5th year as Varsity Baseball Head Coach for High School
– 2018 Los Angeles Citywide Tournament Champion as a Coach
– Former Board Member and Coach of University Little League
– Current Board Member and Coach of Beverly Hills Little League
– PCA Certified
– First Aid & CPR certified-Specializes in Pitching, Hitting, Fielding and Catchers
– Has coached travel ball, pony, and softball
I have played this game my whole life and have been a student of the game every day of my life as well. I played 4 years of high school and went on to play in community college, but I ended my career early due to an injury. After years of rehab I still continue playing competitively in adult single A leagues. I also currently manage and play for my own Sunday league team, the Santa Monica Mavericks in the Beach Cities Adult Baseball League.
A lesson with me:
A lesson with me would include learning about my player and then starting with a warm up. It is very important to teach a young player the importance of playing catch and how to do that effectively, so I will spend some time with them on their throwing mechanics. Each lesson will be different and I will always tailor my lessons to what my client needs work on as well as has the most fun with. For me, it is always about a balance and making sure that my players have fun and learn at the same time.
My favorite motivational quote:
“Life is like baseball, the most important things take place at home!”
“Pencils have erasers because people make mistakes. It’s okay to make a mistake!”
Where I coach my players:
I provide private baseball lessons at Penmar Park in Santa Monica. There are 5 great baseball fields of different sizes to use. Normally we are on field 4 or 5. There are also lots of trees to provide shade when it is hot. Penmar Park is not the nicest field in the world, but it is amazing.
The bathrooms are normally open, but it is not always guaranteed and it is always recommended to use the rest room before your lesson.
Parking is always easy and free on the street along the border of the park.