Jay Payton, Frisco, TX Baseball Coach

Jay Payton



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I am an 11 year Major League Baseball Player veteran with college broadcasting and youth baseball coaching experience as well!! View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Kids, Teenagers

  • Outfield

  • Hitting


  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Kids, Teenagers

  • Outfield

  • Hitting

More About Coach Jay

After my playing career I spent 3 season broadcasting Division one College baseball for ESPN and Fox Sports! Then went on to coach my sons travel team for 4 years after that! Have currently just been doing some hitting lessons here and there! With my son heading off to college Im looking to get more involved in local youth/college baseball!

Was named MVP of the Connie Mack World Series in 1991 helping lead my Midland Redskins to a World Series title! That led to a full scholarship at Georgia Tech! I spent 11 years playing Major League Baseball with 6 different teams! Was a first round draft pick of the New York Mets in 1994 after helping lead Georgia Tech to their first ever College World Series where we lost in the finals to Oklahoma! Was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award along with teammates Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Varitek whom won the award! Led the country in RBI with 102 while batting .430 with 20 homers! I was the starting CF in the 2000 World Series for the New York Mets in which we lost to the Yankees in 5 games! Only player to ever homer off of Mariano Rivera in a World Series Game! Finished 3rd in Rookie of the year voting that season! Went on to play 10 more season in the Majors finishing with a .280 career average and over 1000 hits and over 100 home runs!

I teach the fundamentals of the swing but am also very big on the mental approach to the game! Both will be taught and discussed during any sessions as the mental aspect of hitting isn't talked about enough! I believe anyone can learn to have a pretty good swing but it's what's between the ears and the approach to hitting that separate the greats! My rates do not include cage rental time if that is needed! Most cages charge around 40-50 an hour for cage rental in addition to my fee! You will be responsible for providing a place for the lessons! Frontier Park and Reynolds Middle School are free outdoor cage options! The only issue is it’s first come first serve and teams have first right during spring and fall ball until it is over! If you know or have access to any not listed in my places I’m definitely willing to use them as i try to help keep overall cost down! I live in Frisco and can travel up to 10-20 miles! Thank you!

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Client Reviews

Great coaching that is very individualized for the athlete!

Coach Jay was amazing with my son. Was able to recognized immediately what needed to be worked on. Was super encouraging. Would definitely recommend Coach Jay. Son liked him as well and is excited to continue with lessons.

Coach Jay is awesome. Immediately developed a great rapport with my son. He can't wait to workout with him again!

Coach Jay is the BEST!

Friendly! Gave my son a ton of things to work on and to try. Knows what he’s talking about!

Coach Jay is the best! My kid has improved so much in a small amount of time working with him. Great communication skills! We are very happy working with coach Jay.

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Great communication and professionalism from start to finish. My son got so much out of just one session. We will look forward to working a lot more with Coach Jay in the future!

Coach Payton, a former major-league baseball player, has been a fantastic coach for my nine-year-old, Griffin. He's incredibly kind and patient, and his guidance has made a real difference in Griffin's baseball skills. We're thrilled to have him as our coach!

Excellent coach! Really great teacher for my 8-year-old son. We learned very useful and practical elements for the swing, and we could see the results right away. He was extremely accommodating, and really instilled a lot of confidence in my kid. He left really motived to keep training with Coach Jay!

Coach Jay dedication to the game is evident in every aspect of his coaching approach. He has extensive knowledge of baseball strategy and techniques. He's focus on the fine details that make a significant difference in a player's performance. He was able to adjust my child's (8 Years old) batting stance and swing on the first session. I look forward to booking Coach Jay again.

Very happy we found Coach Payton.

We have a plan to work fundamentals and coach executed perfectly.

Thank you, Coach

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