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Joshua M., Kansas City, KS Baseball Coach

Joshua M.

Baseball

SILVER

Hard throwing right handed pitcher that loves to teach pitching, hitting, catching, base-running, and fielding. I strive to instill the fundamentals of the game of baseball. View all coaching experience

This coach is unavailable to take clients at this time.

Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. 800 W 14th St, Chanute, KS

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles

  • Neosho County Community College (KS)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Pitcher, Outfield, Infield, Catcher

  • Pitching, Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning

Credentials

  • Neosho County Community College (KS)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Pitcher, Outfield, Infield, Catcher

  • Pitching, Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning

More About Coach Joshua

I have been a high-school aged travel ball coach for the Wichita Sluggers for the past 2 years. I have recently taken an assistant coaching position at Bonner Springs High School. I have worked with ages 8-24 years old in my coaching career. When I am not coaching during the summer, I am offering private lessons in pitching. I have worked with youth, high-school, and college aged players. I have also launched a website offering instruction in baseball that utilizes video analysis. This new platform allows me to reach players from all over the country.

I was a Kansas All-State outfielder and pitcher in 2011. I played two years at Neosho County Community College (JUCO D1), and had the chance to go to the JUCO world series back-to-back years. I played at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock (D1). After an arm injury I transferred to King University (D2) (Bristol, TN) but could not get healthy enough to contribute my senior year. I had the opportunity to play summer ball in the Northwoods league, and the Alaskan league during my collegiate career.

In person lessons focus on the mechanics of baseball. I want my clients to be themselves, but be mechanically sound. I stress the importance of a quality fundamentals. I want my players to be consistent and be able to repeat mechanics. In video analysis sessions, I stress the same mechanics. However, I am analyzing video and using voice over to portray the good and bad aspects of their mechanics. Once analysis is done, players will receive a customized practice plan that will help to fix their mechanical flaws.

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Client Reviews

Good interaction with my son and changed his mechanics in 3 short lessons

Coach Joshua has worked to improve technique which has improved speed and accuracy of pitches. He has a very positive attitude which make me work harder to improve. I like that he teaches what was done wrong so pitchers can learn to correct their bad pitches themselves. Emails after practice are positive and give direction on what to work on for next session. I rate him very good.

Coach Josh is positive, patient, and engaging. The session was well planned and executed. Coach showed my 13 year old a lot in just an hour, and we are looking forward to future sessions to build on the foundation. I recommend Coach Josh for pitching lessons.

Hes an amazing coach and knows what hes talking about. My game improved and he helped me get into college.
Great coach, always uplifting and looks out for the players best interests.
I only had coach Josh one year, but it was one of the best seasons of baseball I have ever had. Coach Josh is one of the best coaches I have had or been around.
Josh is an outstanding coach! He truly cares about the kids on and off the ball field. His use of funny analogies really helps the kids get what he's teaching. He helped improve our son's pitching and batting skills tremendously. By far the best coach our son has played for!
He knows his way around the game. He’s an extremely good coach and knows how to Lead a team.
Josh is an awesome pitching coach who focuses on all aspects of the pitching routine! Josh makes sure his pitchers warm up and cool down properly to avoid injury.
Coach Merrill does a great job with coaching and with lessons. He is always positive and teaches the kids to be respectful and responsible!
They are very good instructors with great knowledge of the game.
Worked with Josh for 2 years. He helped me become a effective pitcher by breaking things down to the simple mechanics. Over time I saw my velocity go up and more movement on my off speed pitches. He has lots of knowledge about the game!
Josh is very knowledgeable of pitching. His techniques and training work well. His caring personality and his demeanor are very effective in coaching children and young adults.
Josh Merrill helped me a lot, he was very respectful and professional will definitely come back for help!
Josh put training into a youth perspective, everything he teaches is for the safety and betterment of the player and he doesn’t have a cookie cutter design. He allows the kids to feel comfortable and tweaks the missing links needed to be successful and safe!
Great instruction!!! Mentally and physically prepare the athlete for the next level.
Josh Merrill coached my son on pitching as a 7th grader before his baseball season. He helped him start the process of controlling his tall frame. I liked the positive attitude he had with him. He also recognized when he had a sore shoulder (PE at school) and stopped the lesson and helped him with some exercises to get it fixed.
I played with Josh in the summer of 2012 and learned a lot about the game from him. Josh and I would always talk about pitching and would converse about the different ways to improve our stuff. It always felt like I was stopping and listening to Josh, and learning from everything he said. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to the game of baseball and has different ways of reaching the end goal when it comes to coaching. You will definitely learn a lot from him and I highly recommend him as a coach.
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