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David K., Pittsburgh, PA Baseball Coach

David K.

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#3 baseball coach in the nation. CoachUp Captain 32 years Baseball Experience independent league allstar and three time league batting champion. Current Instructor-Phoenix Bats View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Celebration Ave, Celebration, FL

Coach is willing to travel up to 50 miles

Packages

Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach David. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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Standard Package
Recommended
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach David. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$170 3 sessions ($57/ea) + one-time fee

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Team Hitting Instruction
In-Person Training for up to 9 athletes

Up to 15 athletes of hittingbibstruction

Session Length: 2 hours

$150 1 session + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach David. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$550 10 sessions ($55/ea) + one-time fee

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Online package
Online Training for a single athlete

30 minutes of online instruction over the computer

Session Length: 1 hour

$58 1 session + one-time fee

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  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (PA)

  • 16 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Pitcher, Catcher, Infield, Outfield

  • Pitching, Fielding, Hitting

Credentials

  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (PA)

  • 16 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Pitcher, Catcher, Infield, Outfield

  • Pitching, Fielding, Hitting

More About Coach David

International Coaching Experience and Domestic Coaching Experience. Professional playing experience.. 14 years private instruction experience, 1 year High school coaching experience, 5+ years of Little League coaching experience, 2 years college experience. ( BA Psychology ) 3 years personal training experience specializing in plyometrics, weight training and Crossfit.

30+ years of baseball experience, including 5 years of professional independent league with Frontier League NXBL and Empire League experience 3 time independent league batting champion. International baseball experience. Elected to second team international independent league all-star team - American squad 2009 - Japan. Mentioned in two Major League Baseball books on coaching, including "Major League Dad's". A book on Major League players and coaches that had their father as their coach and their experiences growing up before they were pro, and another book about Major League relievers featuring some of the best relievers of all time and their stories, called "Closer, Major League Players Reveal the Inside Pitch on Saving the Game." Also I have written the Baseball Curriculum for international schools in Shanghai, China. Currently play and coach for Blacksox Pro Baseball. Director of Baseball Operations for Da Field House in St Cloud, Florida. Baseball Youth All American Coach 2018, 2019, 2020 Baseball Youth All American Elite 2019, 2020.

A typical session lasts 60 minutes. The #1 rule of each session is to have fun. If you aren't having fun the lesson is pointless. I use techniques and drills specific to each player after evaluating them. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, so everyone's lessons are player specific based on improving your overall game. I use Major League and Minor League drills as well as some that I have developed to achieve this. Tee work is very important in my lessons, as hitting instruction is my specialty. Anyone can be a batter but to be a hitter you have to know what your doing, and I enjoy teaching my students how to be a hitter.

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David has a lot of patience, many techniques for batting, today my son with only 6 years, I teach him to change his swing technique, something that I liked. If I need it another day I will use it again. thanks.

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Great Lesson, great coach, great experience- will book again the next time we are in Orlando!

Amazing coach. I saw significant improvement after one lesson. I highly recommend!

Coach Dave was fantastic. My son is 11 and really enjoyed the way coach explained things to him and how patient coach was when teaching. My son is already asking when we can see him again.

The experience and techniques that he used are excellent... also has a lot resources to make the boys do the right thing.

Very knowledgeable coach! Had my boy hitting after a rough season of strikes.

Coach David was awesome! My son had his appointment a few days ago. Coach introduced himself and got right to work with my son. He was very detailed, patient, and informative. Already set our next appointment. I know I made the right choice. Thanks Coach David!

Great coach for pitching or hitting lessons. Highly recommended.

Coach David was a great help to my son, who had been ill for a couple of seasons and unable to play. He was able to jump into fall ball and not feel totally lost. Taught him good drills and great techniques for self-correction.

AWESOME coach, very patient with my son and will continue using coach Dave!

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My son (almost 13) has had many hitting sessions over the years, from a variety of coaches. Coach David was unique in that he immediately recognized 1) my son was a good contact hitter, 2) my son hits more ground balls than he should, 3) he lacks gap power needed for doubles. The entire session was working on a few technical issues, using a variety of techniques. In fact, they never went beyond soft-toss, which seemed unusual at first. But in several days since, I can tell my son is hitting the ball more squarely and with more power. A different kind of session, but just what he needed.

Great training for my 11y old son. Coach David, found many flaws in my sons batting and improved it. I am glad my son was able to spend time with Coach David whom is very knowledgeable and experienced. Much appreciated.

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Coach David was able to dissect my sons batting stance and see the issues right away. He got us back to the fundamentals of batting and was able to have my son improve his stance and swing in one session. We now have the tools we need to keep improving. I highly recommend Coach David and will book another session.

Good eye for setting fundamentals. My son said he explained things easy and he’s excited for his second lesson.

Coach David is an amazing coach! He understands hitting better than any coach we have ever used, and we’ve been to a few. My son went from hitting the ball over or through the infield to hitting it to the fence with just a few lessons. He also teaches my son how to figure out what’s wrong and make his own adjustments.

Coach David brings great energy to his sessions. Breaks the skills down into easy to understand steps that will stick with the athlete out on to the field- wish I did sessions with him way before this

One on one sessions with Coach David really helped my son develop his swing, much more than the team practices.

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Excellent! It was so great to have a professional coach break down and teach my son the proper technique required to a achieve a great swing. My son got more out of one hour with david k than he has in the two years he has been playing. Can't wait to work with coach david again.

David identified the problem with my son's swing almost immediately and offered concrete drills to rectify. We will definitely be following up.

Great coach! Taught me more in one hour than I've learned from multiple coaches throughout my life.

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Very great experience, David is stern yet very thorough. My son was very accepting of his system. I can't wait for our next lessons!

I am currently a college baseball player. I discovered Coach Dave while in Florida for the summer for baseball. I have worked with many coaches. I've worked with pro scouts, former professional baseball players, and professional hitting coaches. Out of all of them Coach Dave has improved my swing faster than any coach I've preciously worked with. His drills really teach the right fundamentals for hitting. In just my first session he was able to quickly assess my swing flaws, and knew directly how to attack them. His knowledge of the game as a whole is incredible. I highly recommend booking a session with Coach Dave and guarantee you'll be back.

My son had his first workout with Coach David and it was a very good experience. He is very knowledgeable and picked up on the subtle details of my sons swing immediately and gave sound instruction on how to correct it. He showed him drills and worked with him in a way that no other coach has before. We were both happy with the lesson and I booked 3 more today.

Awesome coach! Great knowledge and insights on proper body forms and alignment. Worth every penny! Thanks Coach K!

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1st session was tonight... loved it... exactly what I was looking for !

Great first session, my son was so happy with the drills and instruction Coach David gave. He came home begging me for more lessons. We will definitely continue training with him!

Our first session with Coach David was great. My son was so happy and motivated. And comprehended David's communications. Excellent job 👍🏻

Coach David was very patient and understanding. I couldn't believe how fast he made a difference in my swing. I'd recommend him to anyone who wants to pursue a career in baseball and those who just have a passion for the game. Thank you Coach David!

We will be returning, great lessons and advice

David was AWESOME!! My son really comprehended David's communication with him. I saw a HUGE improvement with only one session.GREAT COACH!!

My son really enjoys Coach David's creative methods. We travel a considerable distance to work with Coach David and I feel it is well worth it as my son is having a fun and we are seeing considerable improvements after two sessions. After the first session, two fathers of my son's teammates wanted to know who we were going to. This recognition from them is a great testament to Coach David.

Our first session with Coach David was great. He was excellent communicating clearly to my 10 year old son his instructions and utilized a variety of drills to get my son to readjust his batting techniques.

David seems to have a knack for gaining a players trust and instilling confidence while working the player hard backing the techniques being used with results. I look forward to see what he has next.

Coach Dave's knowledge and the technique he uses on my son is unbelievable. I have seen so much improvement with just two sessions. It's not about the money or the time you have paid for - with him it's all about making sure my son understands what he has corrected. I promise you will not be disappointed!

Coach David works great with my son. He is patient and extremely creative. Rick

Coach David is pretty amazing. Currently on my 2nd session and I'm in shock at how much progress my son has made. Just after 1 session my sons travel coach times something at his practice about his batting!!!! Great coach and 100% knows his stuff!!!!

Coach David was pretty good! My sons never played before but is getting ready to. So I wanted to get him prepared. Coach David did an excellent job working with him on everything he's going to need to know to start!

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Coach David is awesome. My kid was so happy and motivated when he hit the ball in the final tournament, after just one lesson. He got confidence and I look forward for more lessons as I see inmediate results. Thank you Coach!

Coach David is phenomenal. My son really enjoyed working with him, we saw results after the first session!!! He talked to my son abt all areas of athleticism - training schedule, nutrition, the science behind the game. I highly recommend him. Truly phenomenal.

Coach David is an absolute pro. He is able to immediately figure out what the problem is and work on it right away instead of wasting time. He knows how to deal with kids and what to say to make them comfortable. I highly recommend him and will continue to use him.

After just two sessions... My son has changed his hitting. He is now hitting so much better. No more frustrating strike outs! I wouldn't take my player to anyone else! He's amazing

Coach David is amazing. He works so well with our son and our son enjoys working with him. Coach does usually have at least one day a week in Altamonte which is closer to us but we chose to drive the hour to Celebration for the lesson so we can do the lessons on the weekend - but we are happy to do it because it is worth every minute in return for what our son is learning. He has helped his swing in just one session and continued working to improve it further in the second session. He also worked on throwing and with one lesson we can already see more accuracy and power with his throw. We would recommend Coach David to anyone.

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Coach Dave Is The greatest coach my 10 years old son had the chance to work with. He fixed is swing really quickly and change is pitching motion too. I really recommend him. Thanks

You are always great with Maddox. I really appreciate what you are doing for him and he is learning . Your patience is top notch and the way you get through to him is awesome. He loves coming to the lessons even though his head might not be right all the time. Thanks again for what you do not only for my kid, but for all kids and young adults that you coach.

Coach David was awesome! He gave my son great tips with his hitting. Changing his stance was the best advice he could give my 13 year old. After just one session, my son has 100% more confidence!

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Coach David is a very good coach. With one full session, he explains and actually teaches the player when they need to understand when they don't get it unless they see it. Would recommend.

Coach Dave is great. He's helped my comfort level tremendously at the plate. A joy to work with. Would recommend him to anyone!

Coach David improved my sons swing in just 1 session. I would recommend Coach David to everyone!

Coats Dave did a wonderful job showing Connor how to Stand and swing the bat properly and how to continuously throw the ball straight . And one session he is a whole new batter. One that's not going to be in easy out . Thanks Coach Dave !

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Coach David is great! He has helped me tremendously with mechanics in hitting.

Coach David was exactly what he claimed to be and more. He took the time to explain everything he was teaching to my 15 year-old son so that he fully understood the purpose of each part of the training. My son was encouraged to try harder with Coach David's style of coaching and felt so much more confident in his abilities when he was finished. I couldn't recommend him enough.

Coach David was Great!! My son Jacob enjoyed his first session and is excited for the next one. Coach David was prompt with all replies. Very nice and professional. We will be seeing Coach David for along time. After session one, Jacob hit a triple!!!

I needed an experienced eye to spot and correct minor issues with my delivery and hitting.
In Coach David, I found that eye.
He has a knack for quickly assessing and offering direction.
Results are immediate.
Coach David is an invaluable asset to any player aspiring to be the best.
His passion for the game is reflected in his superior teaching ability.
You don't want his sessions to end.
Coach David is truly the best!
Justin M.

Great coach!! Knows his stuff, I would recommend him to anyone looking to take their game to another level.

I hesitate on giving a review after just one session especially without seeing live pitching results. That said the issue I identified but could not fix was addressed immediately and we are on the path toward making a fix that is permanent. My son and Coach worked very hard in the first session and the next day he asked to go out and work on what he was taught. It's been a while since he's volunteered to do tee work. We will see where we are after our next session and then after he is tested in a game situation. If the first session is any indication he will be in a much better place.

My 9 year old son has had 2 sessions with Coach David and I am very pleased. I like the way he gets his point across with relatable terms that my son understands. We have already seen a lot of improvement. I'm looking forward to more sessions in the future!

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Coach David is very responsible with communication and on time. He makes great use of the 60 minutes session. Very knowledgeable, takes it a step at a time and patient to connect with the athlete. He is an excellent coach, my son is 9 years old and definitely would recommend him for any age!

Coach David did an excellent job working with my nine year old son. He evaluated his swing and then made enhancements to help his game. After one lesson I can tell that Coach David is an awesome coach who has great skills working with kids.

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Today My Boys Had A Private Session With Coach David AND I Must say As Soon As He Met them he just went to town and started teaching them the correct techniques for batting. I'm super happy with his service and look forward to him training my boys in the future.

Coach Dave really took his time in showing my son the basics, and really went the extra mile in every lesson we have had! We plan to stay with him a long time as we have seen such great improvements with my sons game. I recommend him highly!

Coach David has helped my 10 yr old , who just started playing, tremendously.

Coach David as great, never had a coach like him and I played with a lot of baseball teams and know a lot of coaches but nothing like him. He was supportive in every way and that meant a lot . If anybody looking for a coach to put them in a level they want to be then coach david the coach for that.

Good job, excellent.

Very professional well worth the money, easy to communicate with via text.

My son showed great enthusiam, obvious confidence and improved swing after working with Coach David! I will update again in a few weeks.

The first words out of my son's mouth after his first day working with Coach Dave were "He knows his stuff!" My son is looking forward to his future experiences with Dave.

I am very happy with coach Dave my son with only one session has shown an improvement in batting. Thank you coach Dave

Coach David is a great coach! His training techniques are like none I've had before - definitely top notch. Coach David covers many different skills an hour and has teaching techniques to get the desired results. My son has been remembering what he has learned from each session when he plays his games and he looks forwards to each coaching lesson. Coach David keeps my son engaged and learning. I really appreciate his top notch skills in working with my son. I would recommend Coach David to anyone!

My son has truly enjoyed having David as his baseball coach. David is patient and goes in depth on the techniques of hitting. It is only his second lesson and I have seen an improvement already. David has a great attitude when it comes to correcting my son’s errors and makes my son feel at ease. I definitely would recommend Coach David to anyone who would like to excel in baseball.

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Coach David was great with my son... Alejandro had a great time... He learned alot and had fun doing it... I can't wait to see him put what he learned in to practice...

We only had one session with Coach Dave, he seems to be truly involved in wanting to make better baseball players, My son enjoyed his first session so much we booked 10 more, we feel he will bring our son to the level of play he wants to be.

Thanks so much coach Dave! You were great to work with! My son says that in our first time together you really helped him out! We are looking forward to your expertise and taking his game to the next level. You have a lot of practical knowledge and we are anxiously awaiting our next session!!

Dear Dave, Thank you for everything that you did to help us improve as a program. The coaches, kids, and administration really enjoyed having you here. We would love to have you back again sometime in the future. Timothy SECA ACADEMIES / China
Kaz loves baseball. As a coach, he brings a wealth of knowledge about the game. He is passionate about what he does and is a great person to learn from
My son has taken baseball instructions from Kaz for the past several years and we've always been pleased with the level of knowledge that he has imparted on him.
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