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Dean H., Kansas City, MO Softball Coach

Dean H.

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Professional coach of 35+ years Softball/Baseball experience with knowledge in all skill areas. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Dean. 55 minute session length

Session Length: 55 minutes

$510 10 sessions ($51/ea) + one-time fee

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Dean. 55 minute session length

Session Length: 55 minutes

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Dean. 55 minute session length

Session Length: 55 minutes

$171 3 sessions ($57/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Dean. 55 minute session length

Session Length: 55 minutes

$270 5 sessions ($54/ea) + one-time fee

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  • University of Missouri--Kansas City (MO)

  • 30 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Catcher, Infield, Outfield, Pitcher

  • Hitting, Baserunning, Fielding

Credentials

  • University of Missouri--Kansas City (MO)

  • 30 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Catcher, Infield, Outfield, Pitcher

  • Hitting, Baserunning, Fielding

More About Coach Dean

Lessons can be held at my home facility or indoors
On site outdoor lessons, both private and semi private
On site outdoor clinics for teams and their coaches

4-years Head Softball Coach: Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS

4-years Head Coach 18U “A” Softball Teams:
1 Regional Berth
2 National Berths

5-years Assistant Baseball Coach at Naples High School, Naples, FL
3 District Championships
1 Regional Championship
1 Sectional Runner-up

3-years co-coordinator Gene Cusic Softball/Baseball Classic, Fort Myers, FL
100+ college team classic

4-years Southwest Florida Baseball Manager & Deputy Director
4 Florida State Births
6 players signed professionally

10-years Summer Youth League All-Star Teams in Texas & Florida
3 state births
1 Florida State Championship
1 Florida State Runner-up
Regional Runner-up

3-years Assistant Baseball Coach at Park College, Parkville, MO
Jim Allen, Head Coach

Former owner-operator of Grand Slam Baseball/Softball Academy
Lead Instructor and clinic manager
Recruit professionals for clinics and classes

Combined 35+ years Softball/Baseball Instructor with knowledge in all areas:
Emphasis on pitching and hitting EITHER softball or baseball

Pitching Philosophy: Work Fast, Throw Strikes, Change Speeds!
Softball: Sound mechanics for velocity first; control second
Baseball: Sound mechanics for control first, velocity second

Hitting Philosophy: There is no one philosophy that fits all players!!!

A given session usually runs and hour with 40 minutes on the subject of emphasis and 20 minutes on related skills. For Example: An athlete working on pitching as their emphasis will go for 40-45 minutes on pitching with the other 15-20 minutes on defensive skills for the position, or, hitting. Conversely, a hitting emphasis would receive the 40-45 minutes of skill work on hitting plus 15-20 minutes on defense.

I am willing to work with all ages.

4-years Head Coach 18U “A” Softball Teams:
1 Regional Berth
2 National Berths

5-years Assistant Baseball Coach at Naples High School, Naples, FL
3 District Championships
1 Regional Championship
1 Sectional Runner-up

3-years co-coordinator Gene Cusic Softball/Baseball Classic, Fort Myers, FL
100+ college team classic

4-years Southwest Florida Baseball Manager & Deputy Director
4 Florida State Births
6 players signed professionally

10-years Summer Youth League All-Star Teams in Texas & Florida
3 state births
1 Florida State Championship
1 Florida State Runner-up
Regional Runner-up

3-years Assistant Baseball Coach at Park College, Parkville, MO
Jim Allen, Head Coach

Former owner-operator of Grand Slam Baseball/Softball Academy
Lead Instructor and clinic manager
Recruit professionals for clinics and classes

Combined 35+ years Softball/Baseball Instructor with knowledge in all areas:
Emphasis on pitching and hitting EITHER softball or baseball

An hour session usually has us spending 35~40 minutes on the primary skill needing to be developed and 15~20 minutes on the secondary skill need. This can be adjusted at any time, but, for the first few sessions it allows us to get to know one another.

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Coach Dean is the best! My son came to him and was barley able to catch a ball, a few lessons later he now is catching, hitting and throwing like a natural! Dean has a tremendous amount of patience and a keen eye. He notices weaknesses and focuses on them until they are corrected. I’m just amazed by how well my son is doing and how much more confident he is on the field now.

Coach Dean was excellent!
He was patient and thorough. He started with teaching my son the basic stretches which he has practiced at home and it really made a difference in his pitching and confidence. I really like how coach Dean went step by step with my son as this was his '1st ever' private coaching lesson and he sure learned alot. Coach Dean was also funny and keeping it light as much as he was aware and teaching my son the mechanics of good baseball pitching and batting. I would definitely recommend. Can't wait till our next coaching session

Excellent coach. Patient with our beginner baseball player. Would recommend him to others.

We really love all the excellent help he has been providing to Evan. He has given him a thought to work on, and we are confident that our son will have a much better spring season thanks to the help he has received from Coach Dean!

Coach Dean is very knowledgeable and helpful. My son's game has definitely improved! Would recommend

I got a hold of Coach Dean due to a slump in my swing. I know it happens from time to time they say, but didn't expect it. From that first moment we spoke, I knew how beneficial he would be to my game. Even though we haven't had a follow up session yet, I am looking forward to it. Thanks again Coach.

Coach Dean is great. He is very patient, but still able to direct my kids and keep them on task with a firm hand. I love the attention to the details of the mechanics. I know it can be tedious, but he stresses the importance to my kids and they are even practicing the warm ups at home now. I've already noticed a difference in their swing and stance in batting and both are coming around to pitching techniques. Looking forward to seeing their progress.

I cannot say enough good things about Dean. He is pleasant, cheerful and has a positive demeanor that put my son at ease and allowed him to be confide t in his actions. His resume is incredible and his knowledge and passion for the sport is vast. I recommend him to everyone I know.

Has great patience and picks up on small things instantly. Made a huge difference in just two sessions. Feel like we are making a friend, not just getting a lesson.

Coach Dean is awesome!!!!! My daughter has learned a lot from her session with him and is looking forward to having more.

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It was great working with coach Dean with my son and look forward to more sessions.

I really liked coach Dean. He is very knowledgeable and has a lot of patience. I noticed a difference in my daughter after the 1st lesson. I would definitely recommend him and will be booking more lessons.

I think he was great. He gave Tyler a lot of information in a short amount of time, but did his best to keep him smiling even when he started to get frustrated. He could help a little more by understanding that Tyler hasn't learned as much as he probably should have by now because his coaches are all volunteers. He is pretty far behind on general baseball knowledge.

Coach Dean was great to work with. Explained things to where I understood them. Great coach on the fundamentals!

Coach Dean was awesome! If a person can have a fraction of the baseball IQ and be able to communicate it effectively enough to apply it to the real world then that is Coach Dean times 1000s.

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He is knowledgeable, patient and funny. He is engaging and helps our son pay attention during his training sessions. We have noticed improvement in his batting skills. His confidence is better and he looks forward to each session. Coach also has the best jokes!

Coah Deannis very personable. He takes time to address issues and concerns to improve players. Love the feedback and personal attention he gives when working with his student.

Coach Dean is definitely a highly skilled person, his teaching skills are based on the individual students strength and weaknesses and seemed to have a way of making my daughter understand why it should be like this or that.
My daughter has only had 1 lesson with Coach Dean and already see a big difference in her fielding and pitching from the first lesson. Coach Dean is very engaged and dedicated and I would recommend him to anyone needing help with fielding or pitching.

Coach Dean was extremely professiona and knowledgable. He was able to help improve my son's pitching in the first session. He has great communication skills and made it fun. We will be seeking his advice again.

Very pleased with Coach Dean very easy to get along with and very good with my child I would highly recommend posting to anyone

Coach Dean is fantastic! He not only teaches how to improve baseball skills, but also the rationale of using proper mechanics. He is patient and uses humor to help my boys learn. They have shown great improvement after just a few lessons! Definitely would recommend Coach Dean!

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Coach Dean was amazing, my son is shy and has been with other coaches but with Dean he was very attentive and my son responded well. My son usually doesn't say if he liked a coach or not after 1 time ,but my son liked him we will return.... after this 1 session my son pitches, throws ,and bats better.. thank you coach Dean! !!!!😀😀

Coach Dean is a gem! He is a wonderful teacher. My daughter's skills have improved dramatically. Thank you so much Coach Dean!

Coach Dean has been training my girls for the past month and oh what a difference a great coach makes! Dean has guided them with coaching tips and techniques that allowed them to grasp the concepts quickly. Throughout the training sessions coach Dean provided encouragement and lots of patience to keep them motivated to want more. This season I know we will see a big difference in the girls, which will allow them to play more and enjoy the sport by putting them a step ahead.

Spent 1 hour with Coach Dean and you could see the improvements from my son hitting the ball with more power by the end of the session. I walked away from the session with knowledge I could help my son continue to develop and provide this information to my son's team that I coach. I would definitely recommend Coach Dean!

We're two sessions in and our daughter is more excited than ever to learn how to pitch. Easy to talk to and our daughter looks forward to her next session. Highly recommend!

Coach dean was really great with my daughter, he showed her great skills and she walked away laughing at his jokes 5 stars from us

It's been a great pleasure to work with Coach Dean my sons have really enjoyed there time with him,Coach Dean has really taught my sons the finer points of the game.

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Coach Dean was great with Brooke. Thank you so much.

Coach Dean did such an amazing job working with my autistic son I plan to continue working with him I would recommend him to anybody

Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!!! We started our first lesson with Coach Dean and my son has acquired a great deal of confidence in one hours town. Coach started from scratch with Josh and he's soaking it all up. Great teacher and has a great rapport with his athletes. My boy is super excited for his next lesson. I think we've found our guy. Thanks Coach!!

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We set up our first lesson with Coach Dean for our 9 year old son with a focus on pitching and hitting. Since my son had no formal training I wasn't sure what to expect. From the first lesson my husband and I have noticed a huge important in our son's pitching and hitting. Our son is more confident and as always, excited to practice every day. We have since scheduled more sessions and plan on working with Coach Dean on a regular basis. Our son enjoys working with Coach Dean and is learning a lot of valuable fundamentals. We highly recommend Coach Dean.

My daughter has recently went from the Right side of plate to fully committing to the left. . She had little coaching for the transition & I had tried other batting coaches to help her excel on that side. With no luck I went searching the Web for other options and came across Deans profile. We set up a 1st lesson and she soaked every bit of knowledge he gave her and only after 1 lesson has greatly improved in the box. She couldn't believe how much that 1 lesson had helped her. I would HIGHLY recommend Dean, hands down. We are looking forward to more lessons and she is so excited to profess her skill.

Our goal was to start my daughter off with fundamentals of pitching. Dean broke the pitching motion down into four basic parts. The concepts and method Dean used were perfect for my daughter as she was and is beginning to learn fast pitch. We wanted a coach with great knowledge and experience and we have really enjoyed working with him. Dean has also been a great teacher for hitting. We are really fortunate to come across his path. Dean is a great motivator and has helped my daughter truly learn the game of Softball!
About Dean~ Dean has been my pitching coach for 3 years. Before I met him, or started getting lessons from him, my dreams of being a fast pitch softball pitcher were just that, dreams. Dean would not allow me to think that way again. He would always encourage me to move forward, visualize what I was doing, do the reps correctly, and stay positive. If that didn’t help he would throw in a funny joke or statement here and there to make me feel better, relax, and not get frustrated with the task at hand. Dean didn’t give up on me, even when I was at my worst, he would let me know what I was having trouble with and, more importantly, how to fix it…sooner or later, I get it done right. He teaches pitching, batting, and catching for more than himself. He does it for the kids because he cares. Dean cares about who you are as a person and what your hopes and dreams are. Dean has been more than just my pitching coach. He has been someone to look up to and go to for advice. I hope that many other kids get the same experience.
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