Having been raised in Poway, CA, a renowned baseball town, I was privileged to be mentored by some of the top baseball coaches in San Diego County. I joined Poway High School, one of the top 10 in the nation, as a left-handed pitcher in my senior year. This experience honed my skills in individual, small group, and team training. My coaches, with their vast experience in the Minors, College, and MLB, were a trove of knowledge. Daily effective training sessions instilled in me and my teammates a hardworking mentality, helping us achieve our dreams. This was my initiation into the lifestyle of competitive baseball and understanding the importance of a suitable training routine for reaching both short and long-term goals.
Post-high school, I enjoyed participating in high-level +18 wood bat leagues and tournaments. At 20, I was part of the semi-pro team, the San Diego Samurai, which facilitated Japanese players' exposure in the US and vice versa. Interacting with high-level Japanese prospects introduced me to novel training styles that enhanced my performance. This resulted in a contract with an agent and the opportunity to play in the Shikoku Island Winter League Plus, a transformative experience that elevated my training skills.
Upon returning to the US, I traversed the West Coast, auditioning for various independent leagues and tournaments. I sought out teams with rigorous training programs that would foster my growth and development as a player.
In 2014, I interned at a Sports Agency in San Diego simultaneously with my tenure with the Samurai. This enriched my understanding of the administrative side of baseball, helping players secure scholarships and overseas contracts. My role involved linking high school players with college scouts and coaches, conducting player interviews for showcases, monitoring player progress, and arranging professional baseball tryouts.
The following year, a scout I met in Japan invited me to Toronto to pitch for the Toronto Maple Leafs. This provided a first-hand experience of pitching in a hitters' league, an exciting challenge that honed my pitching skills and strategy. My tenure in the IBL granted me a wealth of knowledge from playing multiple games every week.
After the season, I relocated to Oregon, where I devised a rigorous gym regimen for the off-season. Transitioning from long-distance running to sprints, and incorporating heavy lifting into my routine, I increased my weight from 165lbs to 202lbs, and my fastball from 85mph to 91mph. This transformation boosted my confidence on the mound.
However, my triumph was short-lived as I couldn't continue my gym routine during the subsequent season due to my non-Canadian status. This impacted my performance, with my fastball falling back into the 80’s.
Since 2016, I've been rigorously training athletes aged 7-39 in Albuquerque, NM, sharing my accumulated wisdom. I tailor training routines for each player, focusing on arm care, injury prevention, maintaining gains throughout the season, effective repetition, and conditioning for fast, accurate throws with a healthy arm.
My passion for baseball extends to coaching players of all ages and skill levels. Leveraging my extensive experience, I can help optimize your training routine for maximum benefit.
Thank you for spending your time reading this. I look forward to connecting with you and helping you achieve your goals!
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