Dean H., Kansas City, MO Baseball Coach

Dean H.


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Professional coach of 35+ years Softball/Baseball experience at the youth, high school, and college levels with knowledge in all skill areas. View all coaching experience

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Standard Package
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3 session package with Coach Dean. 55 minute session length

Session Length: 55 minutes

$201 3 sessions ($67/ea) + applicable fees

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Elite Package
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10 session package with Coach Dean. 55 minute session length

Session Length: 55 minutes

$610 10 sessions ($61/ea) + applicable fees

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5 session package with Coach Dean. 55 minute session length

Session Length: 55 minutes

$320 5 sessions ($64/ea) + applicable fees

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1 session package with Coach Dean. 55 minute session length

Session Length: 55 minutes

$70 1 session + applicable fees

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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

  • Fielding, Hitting, Baserunning


  • University of Missouri--Kansas City (MO)

  • 30 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Catcher, Infield, Outfield, Pitcher

  • Fielding, Hitting, Baserunning

More About Coach Dean

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 Men's Baseball: Team 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!!!

I am willing to work with all ages.

Baseball and/or softball involvement since age 9. Played every position with the most experience coming on the mound, behind the plate, and primarily middle infield.

Age 15 State & Regional Champions, 3rd at Nationals
16-18 high school starter with Distict Championship as senior, including Team Gold Glove
Men's "A" and Open competition
Missouri State AABC Men's Division Champions

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

When we have an hour long session, we will spend 35-40 minutes on the primary area of emphasis and 15-20 minutes on the secondary area of emphasis and 5-10 minutes for review. This can be adjusted at any time but has proven to be effective in the early sessions. For Example: If an athlete is primarily concerned with hitting, then the majority of the time is normally spent on hitting with a smaller segment of time being spent on another skill i.e. fielding, throwing, catching, base running or other skill needing attention.

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Client Reviews

I’m just 2 sessions, Coach Dean has fixed some things on my 13 yr old daughter’s softball hitting, throwing, and pitching skills that no other team coach could help her with. He has excellent communication skills and is able to explain the motions in a way my child understands. He is very positive and never has a negative thing to say, but rather always offers suggestions in a positive way. He had given her back her confidence in just 2 sessions. I look forward to the long term benefits after she has been with him for even longer! Coach Dean is an answered prayer for my daughter!

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Coach Dean did a great job with my son. After just a few minutes into the first session my son was swinging the bat with more power and quickness. Coach Dean was very patient with his instruction and explained exactly what he wanted to see in the adjustments to he made to my sons swing. We happily booked more sessions and are excited to see the results when game play begins this summer.

Coach Dean is phenomenal. Even after one session with my daughter, she has seen improvement in her batting and form. I would highly recommend Coach Dean who is an also a great communicator.

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Great coach! My daughter loves going to him!

Coach Dean is incredible! He is extremely knowledgeable and immediately identified areas for my daughter to improve as well as her strengths. Highly recommend

Coach Dean has been a great coach so far. I have improved so much after just a few sessions especially my batting.

Very knowledgeable and looking forward to future sessions!

Coach Dean has been very helpful to me, not only is he very experienced and knowledgeable but he also is very fun and he finds a happy medium between the two. I would definitely recommend Coach Dean to my friends and teammates.

Coach Dean is excellent. I (dad) played college baseball, but I've learned more from Coach Dean in four sessions than I learned from all my other coaches combined. He's taken my son (14yo) from a punch and judy hitter, to an extra base hitting RBI machine and improved his confidence immensely. He's an expert at all facets of the game! My son's pitching has improved, too. Coach Dean is great with kids of any age, he's funny and smart and a very likable guy. I would highly recommend Coach Dean to anyone.

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Coach Dean was great--he had a lot of ideas in all areas to help my son improve his game.

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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.

After working with our pitchers for the last 4 years, Coach Dean's teachings proved fruitful once again. Each of the last 3 years we have qualified for our affiliation's world series. This year it was in the 16U A Division where we recently won our pool and went 4-2 before being eliminated. We didn't win the tournament, however, we had a strong showing and competed with the best. Additionally, we have been over.500 in all of our past world series' appearances. All three of our pitchers pitch at their respective high schools and are looking forward to successful high school seasons, now and in the future, and hopefully follow high school success by pitching in college. We owe a great deal of our success to the hard work the girls have put in and strong contributions by outstanding coaches like Coach Dean!
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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