Isaac Hess, Santa Monica, CA Softball Coach

Isaac Hess

MADE Baseball, LLC


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#2 ranked CoachUp coach in the country. 7+ year professional baseball player. 10+ year pro coach. I teach my players how to pitch, hit, field, run, and THINK like Champions. View all coaching experience

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Individual Lesson
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Choice of Two - Hitting, Fielding, Pitching, Baserunning and/or Baseball Fitness Training

Session Length: 1 hour

$120 1 session + one-time fee

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1 Hour Lesson, 2 players
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

2 players - Perfect for sisters or teammates of similar age and desire to play/improve. Choice of Two - Hitting, Fielding, Pitching, Baserunning and/or Baseball Fitness Training

Session Length: 1 hour

$150 1 session + one-time fee

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Group Lesson, 3-4 players
In-Person Training for up to 5 athletes

3-4 players - Perfect for teammates or friends of similar age and desire to play/improve. Same price for 3 or 4 players. Get a solid group and create camaraderie and accountability. This often makes for the best experience... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$200 1 session + one-time fee

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  • University of Arizona (AZ)

  • Qualified Private Coach
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  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Outfield, Infield, Catcher

  • Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning


  • University of Arizona (AZ)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Outfield, Infield, Catcher

  • Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning

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#2 Ranked CoachUp Softball Coach in the USA

Professional Left Handed starting pitcher for over seven years and 700 innings pitched. Pitched in five countries, 3 continents, 12 teams, and six leagues through out the world.

Baseball has afforded me amazing opportunities to travel and play in a variety of places. The experience of going through adversity through out my career, along with having so many different managers from so many different levels of the game has taught me a great deal and given me a very well-rounded perspective to baseball.

High School Varsity Pitching Coach Experience:
Notre Dame Preparatory High School, Scottsdale, AZ; 2011-12'
Cortez High School, Phoenix, AZ; 2013-14'
Moon Valley High School, Phoenix, AZ; 2014-15'

Club Baseball Coaching Experience:
MADE Baseball, Founder and Manager, 2013-14'(13u and 14u teams)

I have been working with young baseball and softball players and teams of all ages and skill levels for over 10 years. I love the opportunity to share what I have learned from the game, I am passionate about what I do, and I genuinely enjoy helping young players get better and maximize their potential. I work with players on developing and improving all aspects of their game:

-Throwing(I do not teach softball fastpitch pitching, I can teach proper overhand throwing mechanics)
-Fitness Routines
-Baseball Acumen

I separate myself from other instructors by focusing on attitude and approach to the game. To me, succeeding in anything starts with your attitude and your approach. If you choose to train with me you can expect to work hard, have fun, and get the most out of every single training session we have together. My main requirement from my players is that they show up with a great attitude and maintain a strong desire to improve, as a player and a person, every single session, every single day.

-7 years professional pitching experience, over 700 career innings
-Only player other than Bo Jackson to play professionally with a Total Hip Replacement (received at age 19)
-Top 10 Independent Ball Prospect, 08', 09'
-4 championships in 7 seasons, 4 playoff appearances
-League leader in strikeouts, Golden League, 09'
-2 time all-star(Frontier League, 2007, Golden League, 2009)
-Championship Series MVP, 2007, Windy City Thunderbolts, Frontier League(rookie season)
-Threw No-Hitter, August 5, 2008, Windy City Thunderbolts, Frontier League
Played in the following leagues(team; years)
-Frontier League (Windy City Thunderbolts; 07'-08')
-Golden Baseball League (Victoria Seals; 09', Calgary Vipers; 09')
-Atlantic League(Newark Bears, 09')
-Australia Winter Ball(Northern Districts Reds; 09')
-Mexican Professional Baseball League(Mexico City Diablos Rojos; 10', Oaxaca Guerreros; 10')
-Mexican Winterball League(Aguilas de Mexicali, 10')
-American Association(Winnipeg Goldeyes, 11')
-Atlantic League(Bridgeport Bluefish, 12')
-Czech Republic(Technika BRNO, 12')
-Freedom Professional Baseball League(Phoenix Prospectors, 13')

"Champions are not born...they're MADE."

My approach is slightly different with each player I train depending on the age, skill level, and goals the player establishes with me upon the first training session. I prefer to work with players that are passionate and serious about the game, and invest their own time outside of our training sessions to do what it takes.

Although, I am happy to work with those that are younger and/or still at a point where baseball is new and thought of more as an extra-curricular activity. There are many things to learn in the game of baseball that help young men learn how to be better people, so anyone that has any interest in baseball at all with greatly benefit from training with me.

First, we will identify why you are training with me in the first place. We will then establish the goals you set forth with our training, and what you are willing to do in order to achieve those goals.

**We will continue to check in to those goals throughout the sessions that we train, and you will be held accountable to do what it asked of you outside of our sessions.

Next, I will assess your overall athleticism and body/throwing mechanics as we go through our preliminary assessment, which is what the first session consists of.

I will create a custom plan of action to get the player where they want to go. Again, this plan will be customized to fit the expressed desires of the player, and it will include all of or some of the following:

-agility program
-workout program
-throwing program
-nutrition program

If applicable and/or when the time comes, I love helping my players/families get in contact with the right people and advise them of a good path in order to get to the next level. i.e; youth club team, high school, college, pro, independent ball

I take my profession as a mentor to young players seriously and I expect any and all of my clients to come to be on time(10 min early), approach every training session with a positive attitude, and be ready to work hard, have fun, and make the most of our time so that each session we continue to improve.

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Great coach, great approach with the kids. Focuses on their level. Teaches the kids to be respectful too which is great

Coach Isaac is TRULY awesome! He makes his sessions fun and engaging. My boys look forward to seeing Coach Isaac every time. Since meeting with Coach Isaac they have truly adopted and kept to heart what they are learning. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about teaching and that is evident in his work ethic. Not only is he great at teaching baseball skills and techniques but he is also super reliable and easy to communicate with. Thank you for it all Coach Isaac!

Coach Isaac was very professional and his knowledge of baseball fundamentals were great! With it being my son first workout. Nickolaus learned alot from pregame warmups and stretches to throwing Mechanics while warming up. I would highly recommend coach Isaac to further kids who need baseball fundamentals lesson!

Coach Isaac consistently pushes me to be my best. I’m extremely grateful that I found him on here and for what he has taught me. Thanks for everything coach!

Coach Isaac was so professional and obviously has a lot of coaching experience. My son improved in one lesson AND had a great time! Coach Isaac made him feel good about his skills and they had a mix of hard work and fun which was the perfect thing! Coach Isaac is amazing!

Awesome first session. Really gets to know how much you want to train and focus on the game. Is cool with you and how you need to improve on certain things

Great coach.

Great world class coach. If he is available, study with him. You will get a lot out of it.

Coach Isaac was awesome! In one session he helped my son up his baseball techniques. My son is super excited for the next session!

I found coach Issac on CoachUp and read his profile and reviews and decided he was the right coach to hire for my two boys. We committed to 5 lessons out of the gate and I’m so happy with my decision. It’s been 5 lessons with Coach Isaac so far and my 11 yr old and 13 yr old are more motivated and excited for baseball than ever. Issac’s dynamic with them has been awesome to observe. He is a true professional who makes the game fun for them while instilling discipline and the importance of routine. I’m also grateful for his personal training expertise because he is helping my boys create exercise routines in addition to helping them with their baseball skills. Highly recommend Coach Isaac!

Coach Hess was active and engaged with the kids the entire time. He is very encouraging and fun. He reviewed and reiterated key point of the lesson. Great coach! Thanks Coach Hess

I took my 9 year old for his first lesson, Coach Isaac was fantastic, from the first greeting all the way through, thoughtful professional and my son learnt more in an hour than an entire prior years coaching l, an outstanding session thanks

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Coach Isaac goes above and beyond for his clients every session. He will push you physically and mentally. No phoning it in here. You can always tell if someone is driven by profit or by passion. This man is passionate about his craft.

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I am a true believer that attitude is just as important, if not more important than skills. I love that Isaac not only works on mechanics, but also on attitude.

My son Jonah loves working with Isaac! He is really encouraging and gives fantastic instruction and strategies. Isaac is very professional and always provides us with good feedback. Thank you!

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Coach Isaac has a unique approach that captured my son's attention from the first moment he walked on the field to meet him. Coach is very thoughtful and customized in his workouts. He expects complete attention and hard work. My son really loves the time he gets to work out with Coach and I see the impact of the work. We're so glad we signed up!

Excellent guidance and coaching for performance and shaping a young athlete mentally and emotionally and physically.

Coach Isaac is a great coach. My son enjoyed the positive energy that coach brought to the training session. Aside from the actual baseball training, coach Isaac also incorporated different terminology and life values that will build my sons character. Thank you coach and I would recommend Coach Isaac to anyone.

My son absolutely loves Isaac and improves every time he works with him.

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Several months ago after my 6yo son's Fall baseball season ended, I wanted somebody who could work with him 1-on-1 who innately understood his body mechanics. As a former high school and college baseball player, instructor at camps like Mark Cresse, and Little League coach since my early 20's, I have a pretty good sense of how to teach kids. But as my son was struggling to grasp throwing motion and how to apply his very left-handed body toward some of baseball's fundamentals, I knew this righty needed help. I found Coach Isaac and MADE Baseball on CoachUp and all the stars seemed to align. A lefty (like my son) with pro baseball experience, he looked like a great quantitative fit. But it was the qualitative stuff that really sold me. His philosophy on mindset and preparation was inspiring and refreshing. He taught the game of baseball, but also taught the game of life. After the very first session it was clear Isaac would be a game changer for my son. The way he challenged my son to focus and be accountable for his effort stuck, and has carried over into his Spring baseball season, and at home. He's a leader among his much older teammates, challenging them to be better as he was taught. His throwing, catching, hitting, and fielding have all improved so dramatically, it's been almost surreal to watch him practice now vs when he started. He begs me daily to go outside and play with him. He shakes hands firmly with everyone he meets now and makes a dramatic effort to look you right in the eye when doing so. A father's dream, right? Coach Isaac has been a wonderful communicator, a collaborative partner, flexible scheduler, and a truly transformational piece of the puzzle for my son as we prepped him for the move from 5-Pitch to Farm. Hire Coach Isaac ASAP...you won't regret it!

Coach Issac is the BEST! My son has been training with Issac for a year now. I have noticed major improvement with my son. Not only does he teach him how to play baseball.He has thought him respect, dedication, hard work, and how to be coachable. My son looks forward to seeing coach and never wants to miss a session. Issac makes everything so he can learn the sport but always makes sure he enjoys it! If you want to see results Issac is the MAN! Like I always tell you Issac we appreciate everything you do for us. I am so glad your my son’s trainer.

Also Issac is always on time and never cancels a session.

Isaac is truly talented as a coach. He has an arsenal of drills, equipment and knowledge that can build a swing from scratch, fine tune an established swing or take a swing to the next level. He's incredibly patient and positive, never frustrated or unkind. A great coach for kids and adults alike. Strongly recommended!!

First session with Isaac was amazing! He helped me define my goals and get a plan in place to achieve them. I’m so excited about getting after it and crushing the rest of this week! Thank you Coach!

One session and we are hooked! My son loved him and got so much out of the lesson. Warming up, playing, and....respect! :)

Awesome coach!

Isaac is a great coach. He helped my son develop his game and gain confidence. My son is eight and really looks up to Coach Issac as a player and person. Highly recommend.

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Coach Isaac is a great coach. He has innovative ways of teaching that I haven’t seen before, but really work well. Not only does he teach the mechanics, but also goes over the mental aspect as well. My boys have improved in just a few sessions.

My son really enjoys working with Coach Issac. He has great training methods & drills, a great attitude, and does a great of encouraging his players to embrace the mental component of the game and to “visualize success." Supports his sessions with helpful pictures and videos and homework assignments. Challenges my boy to get better, and my boy responds to his challenge. Great work.

Coach Isaac is great. The key for us is that the more we practice with him, and the more he gets to know us, the better his instruction gets. Coach has a sense of how my son will respond and adjusts accordingly and keeps it fun. Coach instills discipline in addition to skills. We're focusing on pitching/throwing.

Coach Isaac communicated very well with my son. They talked about my son’s goals and what he will need to do to achieve them. We’re definitely going to continue training sessions with him.

So friendly, encouraging, and specific with feedback!

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What an impact a couple sessions have made! My daughter has only had a few sessions with Isaac and her throwing, base running, and fielding techniques have improved a lot. However, her CONFIDENCE by far has improved the most. She’s more positive, optimistic, and can demonstrate good sportsmanship along with great leadership for her team. Isaac’s skills are priceless!

Coach Isaac has been amazing. My son’s pitching has improved beyond expectations. His hitting has improved dramatically. I highly recommend Coach Isaac and will continue to have him coach my son as long as he plays baseball!

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Coach Isaac was super helpful. I asked for help with something a bit unusual - knife throwing rather than baseballs - and he took that in stride. He helped me learn good warm up and strengthening exercises for my arm and with just one session I learned a lot of ways I could improve how I take care of my arms for throwing.

He also indicated willingness to work on figuring out good exercises and activities in future sessions. I thought this was really a good sign - having somebody be open minded and then also really great at teaching is a great combo and I recommend working with him if you can.

My son had a great experience with Coach Isaac. Coach Isaac gave him some technics on his swing and warmup/workout exercises that are very beneficial as a basketball players. My son and his high school team had a great season. They made it to the finals and won LA City CIF championship game. Thanks coach Isaac!

Our first session was great. Looking forward to seeing where this goes. My son Jacob really liked Isaac and his method.

Coach Isaac is great, i highly recommend him.

My friends and I joined a co-ed softball team and after a few weeks of playing, it was becoming increasingly evident that our enthusiasm for the game was far outweighing our skill. That's when we decided to enlist outside help in the form of Isaac and what a fantastic decision that was.
Isaac was patient, knowledgeable and the session was genuinely really good fun and on top of that, he stayed on a little longer after the session to make sure we really had our swing down.
My friends and I left the session with a new found confidence and haven't stopped talking about how fantastic the session was since.
So if you would like a coach who will go above and beyond for you, Isaac is your man. I highly recommend him!! Can't wait for the next session.

I am playing softball on a coed team and I wanted to find a coach to help accelerate my skills. I found Coach Isaac and I’m so happy I did! He is patient and professional in his communication and he gives me drills to do at home. And he makes it a lot of fun to train as well! Thanks for your help coach!

Isaac is an amazing coach. I have learnt so much in only a few lessons. The sessions are packed with various skill and technique training as well as improving overall fitness and mindset. Not only is he very knowledgeable, he is also a great person. I look forward to more sessions with him.

Isaac was awesome and went the extra mile to make my husband feel great for his birthday private training session. There were a lot of takeaways and he felt inspired and challenged!

Coach Isaac has been amazing - we have done numerous sessions with him and have been really impressed. He connects well with our son and has provided excellent guidance/training and practice in each session. We have definitely seen an impact on our son's performance and he really enjoys his sessions with Coach Isaac. He really makes him work hard in sessions and our son loves it - he says he feels like he is challenged and is getting better as a result. We would highly recommend Coach Isaac!

Excellent! He showed me some good ways I can practice to improve my skills. He was very nice and I felt comfortable working with him. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to become a better ball player

Wonderful coach. Very professional. My son really likes his lesson.

Coach Issac has a very unique style of coaching that kept our son’s attention! It’s obvious that he takes coaching seriously! Our son has been playing baseball since he was three years old and he is now twelve but he needs help fine tuning his skills! After the first session I’m confident that we found the right person to take our lefty to the next level of baseball!

I was really impressed with Coach Isaac. I saw him working with the athlete before it was my turn and he tailors his sessions to the appropriate level for the athlete. He pushed me to work harder and I'm looking forward to our future sessions. He's an amazing coach; very personable and enthusiastic. I highly recommend Coach Isaac.

Coach Isaac was amazing. My daughter left super satisfied and more eager to learn. He taught my daughter some valuable life lessons that she felt good about. She definitely tried super hard today and I was impressed myself. Thanks coach we will definitely be coming back to train with you!

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Training with Coach Isaac was everything I had hoped for and more! The combination of his calm demeanor, mastery of the subject matter, regimented training method and strength based teaching style produce an opportunity for growth that inspires you to work your hardest! He teaches skills from the bottom up- so you can understand and refine the body mechanics required to be the best ball player you can. I can't wait for my next training session!

Coach Isaac fit alot in to the one hour session with my son! He clearly knows what he is doing and communicated well with my 11 year old. He even brought props to help teach some concepts! They did fielding, batting, pitching- my boy learned a bunch of great tips to carry with him and we are hoping to book more sessions soon!

Coach Isaac stepped right in and immediately made a strong impression on my 8 year-old son. I had been thinking about a private pitching lesson or two for my little left-hander. Once I saw that Isaac was a pitcher, was left-handed I decided to take the plunge. In 1 hour Coach Isaac accomplished more than our entire season of little league had. My son had such a great experience, he's already asking if he's seeing Coach Isaac this Sunday. We would, but it's Memorial Day weekend! FIVE STARS!

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I came to Isaac as a 41 year old guy interested in working on my defensive skills for slow-pitch softball. Not his typical student. But he eagerly tailored our session to my needs, and armed me with some essential tools. Great guy, great spirit, great coach. Excited for another session.

Coach Isaac is great with my son. He's patient and encouraging but also very focused on getting through to him, getting him to understand the skills he's being taught, and helping him improve at them. I also like that he stresses respect, discipline and especially developing good habits and a good work ethic. The difference between a coach who has to manage a whole team full of players versus getting one on one attention from a coach is night and day. He has the skills to work with beginners (like my son) or experienced players, and can adapt his training regimen to the player's needs and skill set. I'd highly recommend him!

Coach Isaac is incredibly knowledgeable on skills, technique, and attitude. My 7 year old improved a lot after just one session. We plan on keeping the training up. he's very patient and creative with ways to get kids engaged. I'd highly recommend.

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Coach Isaac was great! We came with an unorthodox request to improve our throwing and Coach Isaac didn't miss a beat in helping us with our request.

Kids had a great time and learned a lot.

Our 7 year old son has been working out with Isaac for the past 3 months. We have seen a great improvement in Max’s throwing and fielding skills, which we initially asked Isaac to work on with our son. Isaac is also helping out with getting Max ready for his first season in kid pitch. We are really happy with Isaac and have gotten great results and our son is having a lot of fun!!! We would highly recommend Isaac!

Coach Issac has been working with my 6 year old son in prep for upcoming 5-pitch season. He thoroughly enjoys the sessions and is making progress every time, especially with confidence. Highly recommend Coach Isaac!

My sons who is only 5 years old worked with Coach Isaac. The first intro lesson was great. My son really enjoyed the drills Coach Isaac taught him. The hardest thing thing is to be patient with young kids, Coach Isaac was very patient. My son is a lefty just like Coach, they both clicked right away, It must be a lefty thing. My sons throwing, catching and balance improved. We can’t wait to keep training with Isaac. Thank you for your knowledge, Coach. See you soon!

AMAZING! We are huge fans of Coach Isaac. Not only are his baseball credentials impeccable, but he teaches the intangibles like attitude and outlook. We are super psyched to continue learning from him!

Isaac did a great job working with my son not only on his skills, but also the mental aspects of the game. He focused on practice, process, and preparation. This was important to me.

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Really appreciate Coach Isaac's approach. He is teaching my 7 year old how to approach baseball with a winning attitude- an approach that transcends the game of baseball-and provides a solid foundation as my little guy begins to navigate the various adversities that life may present.

We asked Coach Isaac for three things for our son. A core workout to prevent injury he can learn and do at home on days he is not working out with Coach Isaac, model and teach a positive attitude, and work on pitching and hitting. Coach Isaac delivered all three today....1st session. He also accommodated us with this crazy fire weather. We feel very comfortable that Coach Isaac will continue to teach Aidan to bring his A game everyday he is on the field....and prepare him to be successful in high school and beyond. Great coach, great person. An excellent role model for young kids and a teen going through his awkward growing phase. Thank you Coach Isaac.

I can’t say enough about Isaac. It takes more than just a ball player to teach. It requires patience and knowledge, but most of all trust. Issac is teaching our son the game of baseball but also instilling a love for the game that only comes when you “trust” the process. We trust Isaac and we look forward to working work with him for years to come!

Coach Issac is terrific! Not only working with my son to make him a better ball player but also a better person.

My son desperately wants to play High School Ball. Isaac is the right coach to get him there. He teaches both the Physical and mental approach to the game. After the first practice, My son had a completely different attitude about playing and practicing.

Coach Isaac is terrific. He easily connected with my 8 year old son, has fun catch phrases and exercises, and his knowledge of the game and the fundamentals is superb. Most importantly, his insistence on consistent work ethics paired with respect for yourself and your instructor serve up valuable life skills that transcend the sport training. Get MADE is the way to go.

Working with Coach Isaac and his MADE philosophy have been incredibly helpful with our son. Isaac's love of baseball, attention to detail and his ability to connect with our son have shown immediate impact on and off the baseball field. We could not recommend him higher!

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Coach Isaac was awesome! He coached my 2 boys ages 11 and 8. The session was not rushed. He took the time to coach the kids and explain why it's important to have the appropriate mechanics, how to stretch to build strength and more that I couldn't explain here. The kids took to him instantly and were focused on Coach Isaac the entire session. The field we trained on was located in Sherman Oaks and we had ample space - no interruptions. Coach Isaac had all the appropriate equipment. We highly recommend Coach Isaac! We will definitely continue training with Coach Isaac.

Our Tg, an 8 year old lefty, is in love w/ baseball and since working with him in just a short time, Coach Isaac has helped him tremendously. I have seen him develop his hitting, pitching, hand eye coordination, and more, with all of the drills he does with Tg. Coach also gives him homework and expresses the importance of taking the initiative to work on his own if he wants to succeed. This in turn has created some noticeable habits that I’ve seen Tg take up, and I’ve noticed a big increase in his confidence as well. Thanks Coach Isaac, we are glad we found you on CoachUp!!

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