Jonny Tucker, Bradenton, FL Softball Coach

Jonny Tucker

Jonny Tucker Training



DLS Spartan, FL Gator, & 12yr pro with Baltimore Orioles & DC Nationals. 2016 DLS Sports HOF Inductee. Owner & Instructor at 'The Fieldhouse' indoor batting cages in Concord. View all coaching experience

This coach is unavailable to take clients at this time.

Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. Lakewood Ranch Little League, Bradenton, FL

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles

  • University of Florida (FL)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Outfield, Infield, Catcher

  • Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning


  • University of Florida (FL)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Outfield, Infield, Catcher

  • Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning

More About Coach Jonny

I retired in 2015 after a professional career spanning 12 seasons. I am presently offering Private Baseball Instruction to kids of all ages. My objective is to teach upper level skills that are imperative to success in baseball. One of my biggest regrets, as a former athlete, is not getting 1-on-1 instruction earlier in my career. Trust me, it matters. I'm Very passionate about the sport and enjoy perfecting the craft while still maintaining a fun atmosphere.

-2000 NCS Champion as a member of the De La Salle Spartans
-Captain of the 2001 De La Salle Baseball Team
-University of Florida Freshman All-American
-2004 Baltimore Orioles 20th round selection
-Played 12 years professionally
-Spent 7 years in the Baltimore Orioles Organization reaching as high as the AAA level in 2009 and 2010
-Led Major League Spring Training in batting in 2010 before being sent to AAA
-Spent parts of 2 seasons as a member of the Washington Nationals Organization
-Spent Parts of 4 seasons playing for the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League and also won a championship in 2015
-1,187 Professional Games Played
-1,089 Career Professional Hits

Sessions begin with a warm up routine that is essential to all athletes and is designed to maximize performance and prevent injury. Once the warmup is completed there will be an explanation followed by a physical demonstration/illustration breaking down specific movements and body mechanics. Infielders will perform numerous drills to increase mobility, reinforce proper fielding technique, and improve hand eye coordination. Drills are performed to improve swing path and powerful body positions that increase the likelihood of solid contact and maximize power. Video analysis is also available upon request.

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Client Reviews

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Tuck is a first class human and teacher. He was born to coach!

Solid all around person and coach. Build rapport. My son looks forward to his time with Jonny. As an added benefit the lessons have had a strong impact on performance.

My 8 year old son absolutely loves Coach Jonny. He has been to three training sessions so far. He has made tremendous progress in such a short period. We are very impressed with his coaching skills. My sons setup and swing, from the first session to this last session, is like night and day. To say that Coach Jonny is extremely knowledgeable is an understatement. He not only continues to improve my sons hitting physically, but also his mental game. He holds my son accountable for his mistakes, teaches him discipline and rigorously works with him to be able to recognize errors/mistakes himself and communicate it back effectively. He really knows how to communicate on a level that my son understands and respects. Highly recommend! We will be continuing with him for as long as he will have us!

Very knowledgeable and great attitude with my 11 year old.

My son was very happy with his 60 min 1-on-1 session with Coach Jonny. He felt like they made immediate progress and he’s excited to go to practice tomorrow to try out what he’s learned. We’ll definitely be back!

Coach Jonny was awesome!! My son loved the training session and is excited to go back. He was able to use what he learned and apply it in the game. He is very professional and respectful. He related to our son and showed him what exactly he needed to do to improve in his hitting skills. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for private lessons or anyone looking for a great Coach who know what he's talking about.

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So happy we found coach Jonny!! He is very knowledgeable and patient. He has definitely had a very positive impact on my son. My son looks forward to each sesión with Coach Jonny!

Coach Johnny has been awesome with helping my daughter dramatically improve her swing in a very short time. He also works on the players’ hearts and minds by throwing in important lessons on motivation, responsibility, and character, which is next level, as a good swing will only get you so far. I would highly recommend Coach Johnny.

Jonny is great highly recommend

Fantastic first session. My daughter can't wait for the next one.

Coach Tuck improved our 14 yo son's hitting immediately in both power and contact. What we like is the focus on both technique but also mental approach. He constantly challenges our son to explain his thought process so he can self correct and have an intelligent approach at the plate. Consummate teacher and professional with a wealth of knowledge and passion for teaching.

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Coach Tucker has been working with my son a 12u travel ball athlete over the last month. He has given him tools and drills to take home and work on to better his timing, control and bat follow thru. He has been an asset to my sons training and we look forward to training with him during the off season.
Thank you coach Tucker, we appreciate the passion you bring to each session.


I so so happy to have found Jonny! He is absolutely amazing with my son, My son can be shy but Jonny is interacts with him and is able to pull something out of him I've never seen before, his technique and style is just what we need. Jonny has a real gift, and I'm so excited to watch my son progress and improve more with each lesson.

Awesome experience !!!I would encourage anyone that wants to take their kid or kids to the next level coach Jonny is the one unbelievable how 1 session helped so much ,he got the best out of my sonsomething I haven't been able to do very good and encouraging I can write for ever lol but won't can't wait too see what the future brings thnx coach !!!

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Coach tuck is the best! Patient and kind, and knows his stuff. My 8 year old, has being seeing Coach for a couple months and is making huge strides. Simply the best!

Jonny is a treasure! He was quick to identify deficiencies in our son's mechanics and mindset. Together they began laying the groundwork for a successful fall season. Jonny's positive energy, and his visual and verbal cues are an excellent match for our son's learning style. At the end of each session Jonny provides a thoughtful and thorough written review of our son's session and leaves our son with something to think about and work on until the next session. Our son is anxious to get home and practice what he learned. We look forward to Jonny and our son continuing their work together.

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Coach Johnny is an outstanding coach. My son was able to hit the ball with more power an accuracy simply by applying a few tips from coach Johnny. Johnny was able to connect with my son and pick up on some areas that needed improvement in a matter of a few minutes. My son has since apply the tips coach Johnny gave him and after one session my son is hitting better and has more confidence. I would highly recommend coach Johnny to any athlete seeking to improve.

Jonny was great with my 8 year old. Wasted no time getting straight to the point. He communicated well and gave my son more confidence in hitting. There are a lot of coaches out there that know how to play, but can't teach the proper mechanics. That wasn't the case with Johnny. Our session was excellent and looking forward to more.

After one day of only a half hour session my swing has already improved. I felt comfortable and had fun all while making serious progress.

From the start Coach Jonny was engaging and eager to assist my son with hitting. Gave positive feedback that was put to use and my son showed increased enthusiasm throughout the lesson.

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Very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. He was terrific with my son.

Coach Jonny has taught me how to maximize my full power and become more efficient as a batter. He constantly gave me constructive feedback to ensure we were on the same page. He is also very approachable as he would answer any questions I had. If you are looking for a coach who is very knowledgeable and helpful, I highly recommend Coach Jonny. His baseball program is absolutely world-class. I had just recently purchased another 20 sessions with him.

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Coach Jonny is a great coach and has a unique perspective about the game and his inputs have been very valuable. Based on the inputs given by coach Jonny my son has been able to improved his defense & hitting skills and also been able to correct his pitching action to reduce risk of injury. Thanks coach Jonny!

Jonny brings his real world experience to his sessions. My 8 year old went to work immediately and understood his concepts. I look forward to future progressions.

Very professional and organized. My son saw an improvement after just one lesson. I for sure would recommend.

Fantastic coach. Exceedingly knowledgeable and great with students. My son saw a huge difference after just the first lesson.

First session went very well, my son responded quickly to what he was trying to teach him. Looking forward to more sessions.

Coach Tucker is an excellent teacher as always. My son really enjoys working and learning from him.

My session with Jonny was great. One lesson in and he gave me valuable feedback on ways to improve my swing. He suggested that I widened my stance to maximize the most of my power into the baseball. I have been working on it ever since and it feels great in my swing. He has professional experience and he is an extremely knowledgeable coach. It was a pleasure to work with a great baseball instructor.

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Coach Jonny was immediately beneficial to my kid's technique and made him want to work with coach Jonny everyday. Look forward to future sessions.

Coach Jonny made me feel comfortable with him and was extremely welcoming with me staying to watch my sons first training session! My sons game was three days after his lesson and his confidence and technique were far better than before. I look forward to more coaching for me and my son!!

Coach Jonny is a great coach. My nine year old son was struggling with his control and Coach Jonny was able to breakdown concepts so that my son could easily grasp them. We plan to have weekly sessions. We would him to any young player trying to get better.

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I am a college athlete, coach Jonny and my myself met up for the first time and I literally left a different athlete. He pushed me very hard which is something I was really looking for in 1 on 1 sessions. He is very professional and knows his stuff! I would definitely recommend coach Jonny to any aged baseball athlete!

Awesome Coach !! Absolutely great with my 9 yr old. And my 9 yr old loves him! Very active and eager to teach... Great energy! Looking forward to next session very soon !

Thank You !!!

Coach Jonathan is very knowledgable and communicated very well with a young student. My Son is very excited to work with him again. I would encourage any parent with little league aged players to reach out to him.

Coach Jonathan, is just awesome!! His coaching style/approach is consistent with that of a professional player. Look no further, as he will definitely take your skills to a higher level. Highly recommend!

Jonathan's knowledge, energy, and passion for the sport of baseball are unmatched.
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