Just a little bit about "The Coach"
Twenty plus years ago I started out like many of you, coaching my son in entry level baseball. I loved it! A few years later I produced the BASEBALL SKILLS AND DRILLS video series, the only series approved by every major youth league including Little League Baseball, for the training of their coaches and players. The marketing of this instructional series propelled me into the world of baseball. I have had the opportunity to interact with Major League players and managers such as Nolan Ryan, Art Howe, Jim Lefebre, Jesse Barfield and more, respected college coaches such as Gary Ward, Turtle Thomas, Augie Garrido, Cliff Gustafson, Tony Robecheaux and Tim Tadlock, legendary amateur/youth coaches such as Jack Schulte, Tim Tully and Steve Slania. I found that the key to becoming a better coach is to shut up and listen to those that know more than you. Never stop learning.
I have coached teams that have won a lot of games including World Championships, but have found that the game is about the journey not the destination. It is about the lessons in life learned not the trophies.
From my Lone Star Baseball Club team close to 200 players have gone on to college ball, over 50 to pro ball and to date, 8 have made it to the Show.
I am most proud of my sons who have both earned a great deal of success in baseball competing in the Olympic Festival, Team USA, played major college baseball and one is still following the dream in the Mets system.
I now coach coaches in my many coaches clinics. I believe that anyone that takes a team is a good guy that is going to donate hundreds of hours to assist other peoples' children to benefit from this wonderful baseball experience. It is for that reason that I created this website as a resource for coaches and parents to gather information to allow you to best maximize the success/fun that can be experienced in baseball.