Mark Anderson, Walnut Creek, CA Baseball Coach

Mark Anderson



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*Waitlist only due to high demand* Division 1 Baseball Saint Mary’s (CA), Cape Cod, Northwoods Alum, Hawaiian Collegiate League All-Star SS; Masters in Kinesiology Baseball Focus View all coaching experience

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Mark. 60 minute session length. Parent/Athlete can choose to focus on hitting, pitching, defense, or any combination of the 3. Includes introduction to arm care Kinesiology work, along with vid... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$90 1 session + applicable fees

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Pro Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

4 session package with Coach Mark. 60 minute session length. Parent/Athlete can choose to focus on hitting, pitching, defense, or any combination of the 3. Includes introduction to arm care Kinesiology work, along with vid... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$358 4 sessions ($90/ea) + applicable fees

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Ten 60 minute sessions with Coach Mark. Parent/Athlete can choose to focus on hitting, pitching, defense, or any combination of the 3. Includes introduction to arm care Kinesiology work, along with videos for warm up and c... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$890 10 sessions ($89/ea) + applicable fees

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Double’s package
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

1 session package with Coach Mark for two players. 60 minute session length. Parent/Athlete can choose to focus on hitting, pitching, defense, or any combination of the 3. Includes introduction to arm care Kinesiology work.

Session Length: 1 hour

$105 1 session + applicable fees

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Healthy Long Toss + Sprint Program
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 60 minute session with Coach Mark. Healthy long toss will be focused on Kinesiology strength as well as adding arm strength for velocity for position players or pitchers. The player will begin with bands as a warm up fir... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$90 1 session + applicable fees

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Online Package
Online Training for a single athlete

One online remote session with Coach Mark. Parent/Athlete can choose to focus on hitting, pitching, defense, or any combination of the 3. Includes introduction to arm care Kinesiology work.

Session Length: 1 hour

$90 1 session + applicable fees

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  • St. Mary's College of California (CA)

  • 5 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Pitcher, Outfield, Infield, Catcher

  • Pitching, Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning


  • St. Mary's College of California (CA)

  • 5 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Pitcher, Outfield, Infield, Catcher

  • Pitching, Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning

More About Coach Mark

#1 Ranked Baseball Coach in California on CoachUp, and #2 Ranked Baseball Coach on CoachUp in the country.

I’ve done 1 on 1 private lessons for 5 years now. Ages range from elementary, middle school, high school, college, and to pro ball. I was a captain at Saint Mary’s College (CA) my senior year and was similar to a player-coach helping the younger players. I received my Master’s in Kinesiology from Saint Mary’s while specifically studying baseball players and workouts to improve throwing velocity, exit velocity, power and tools within the game. I have a Rapsodo Hitting 2.0 unit at every session (great for instant feedback on exit velocity, distance, launch angle, high line drive percentage, low line drive percentage, fly ball percentag, and many more stats). I have a pocket radar for throwing velocity under 70MPH, and a Rapsodo pitching 2.0 unit that measures throwing velocity, spin rate, spin efficiency and a ton of more data as well, on high intensity pitching days when the arm is feeling good! I also have a Jr hack attack pitching machine that can throw fastballs, left handed curves/sliders, and right handed curves/sliders and is very accurate!

*48 Hour Cancellation fee due to high demand*

Played Division 1 baseball at Saint Mary’s (CA) 2009-2013
Pitched in Cape Cod Summer League (2011)
(Y-D Red Sox)
Pitched in Northwoods Summer League (2010)
(Green Bay Bullfrogs)
Played Shortstop in Hawaiian Summer League
(Waikiki Surfers) (2009) (started as a SS in All-Star Game)
2008 Connie Mack World Series with Arizona Finest
2008 Arizona High School All Star Game Selection (SS/RHP)
2007 State Championship for McClintock High School (AZ) (Winning pitcher)
1st team All West Coast Conference (2011)
2 time West Coach Conference Pitcher of the week
(March 2011) West Coast Conference pitcher of the month
Tied Tom Candiotti’s single season Shutout record at Saint Mary’s in 2011 with 4
2nd in the country in shutouts in NCAA in 2011 with 4
Win’s against #12 Cal Poly #15 Oregon and shutout #7 UC Irvine
Played with or against 70+ MLB players

In a typical session I like to ask what the player prefers to work on that day or week and go intro drills and practice areas within what they prefer to get better at. I like to watch the player play and take reps before I start to make any adjustment within their game and see what would work best for them. I do not cookie cut and say there is only one way to do things because I have seen many ways work all the way up for many teammates currently in the MLB. I also like to focus on the athlete getting as many healthy reps in during the session as possible while maintaining proper form to create good habits for when it becomes game time.

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Client Reviews

Mark knows his stuff. Highly recommend.

Boys really enjoyed their first session with Coach Mark, looking forward to the next one and watching their progress.

Coach Mark is excellent! He is challenging but encouraging. He provides good constructive feedback. He is punctual and responsive to emails/texts. We’ve had 4 sessions and will continue with Coach Mark. Our son (10 yo) loves him and is learning a lot.

We were thoroughly impressed with Coach Mark! He identified a problem with our son’s batting in just one session. He was also very patient with my scheduling questions and quick to reply to texts.

Coach Mark is dedicated to teaching youth players proper fundamentals of baseball and keeps my son accountable for his performance. My son looks forward to his training sessions and continues to work on skill development. Coach Mark is very responsive and even though he has a very busy schedule, he tries to accommodate our scheduling requests. Thank you for workin mg with my son!

Good Coaching for my son. Will definitely train with him again.

Excellent first meeting. A lot of knowledge and great energy. We are looking forward to the progress the next few weeks.

Great instruction, analysis and genuine coach. Thanks Mark!

Coach Mark is incredible for one on one sessions. He provides professional guidance during the sessions and does great at keeping the kids engaged in proper mechanics and more importantly focus. Each session provides areas for improvement in all aspects of the game. I have noticed my child practicing what we took from the live sessions at home, which is why I wanted to do this. He is getting the right tools from the right coach and can't say enough about the impact Mark is having in such a short period of time. 10 of 10 recommend.

We've been seeing Coach Mark on and off for about a year now. Coach knows what he's doing and he's the right mixture of humor and trying to toughen up my son + make my son a more complete player. We do pitching and hitting with Mark and it's been terrific. Highly recommend though I know he's booked solid. I feel fortunate that my son gets to have Coach Mark behind him, especially as we've had up and down experiences with local league managers/coaches. Coach Mark is my son's secret weapon.

Coach Mark is a great coach. He relates very well with my son. Has great training techniques and explains his approach in ways the student can easily relate to and understand I would recommend Coach Mark.

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Mark is very knowledgeable and communicates very well with his clients.

Mark is amazing!! Very experienced, great and relating to the athlete. My kids love him and he knows his stuff!! High recommend him!!

Great session, and arm care routine. Rapsodo analytics provides awesome and immediate feedback.

Coach Mark worked so well with our 7 year old son. He was very personable, patient and kind. He gave our son the perfect amount of discipline and encouragement which is what he needs. He means business so you really have to be dedicated and willing to put in the work. Our son had a great time training with Coach Mark for the first time and we are really looking forward to more lessons and seeing our boy progress and get his confidence back up. Highly recommend!!!

Mark was great! Attentive and a good communicator. Looking forward to the next session.

Mark is an awesome coach, he has worked with my son on pitching for the past 18 months and has made a big difference with his mechanics, mental attitude and pitch/game strategy. His coaching has translated to success on the mound for my son. He has also helped him with hitting as well, and his Rapsodo equipment provides great stats for analysis.

I brought my son to see Coach Mark. Our focus was on pitching development, and Coach Mark did a great job. Combining an excellent workout with bands, evaluation of his throwing motion, identifying areas to improve while making it fun at the same time. I definitely recommend Coach Mark. Great coach!!!

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Organized, thoughtful in his approach, aggressive in his expectations, but in a way that raises the bar in increases self-confidence.

Coach Mark was extremely professional and knowledgeable. He was also able to help my son in a way that was relatable to his age. He made it fun while he had him putting in the work.

Awesome every time!

Akanksh loved the session.

Coach Mark has helped with improving our son’s skills and continues to drive him to do better. He has provided excellent feedback and continued encouragement with teaching proper technique. We are extremely happy with Coach Mark and his coaching style.

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Mark was professional, flexible and very knowledgeable. My sons really liked all the coaching tips Mark gave them.

Coach Mark is excellent. He has the equipment to show the player his work. He has definitely built up my son’s confidence and in just two sessions has learned so much. Will definitely keep making the drive to keep having my son work with him.

Boys loved it

Great coach, Very patient, and gets right to work 💪🏻

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A great overall coach good attitude funny and does good workouts.

Only 2 sessions in an we really enjoy watching Mark train our son. He is doing a great job!!

I knew it was a good first time session when my son couldn't wait to complete the weeks homework assignment he was given by coach Mark.

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Our first session with Coach Mark was awesome! Started off with some arm excercises and then got down to business. My 9 year old went through various pitching drills and what I really like about Coach Mark is that he’s very thorough in his observations and takes time to explain and correct what my son was doing incorrectly. After some tweaks here and there, I could see a big improvement to both his delivery and velocity. Then moved onto hitting. Again, he was able to make the necssary adjustments to my son’s swing. A big step in the right direction. I look forward to many more sessions with Coach Mark. He’s very knowledgeable, disciplined and fun. Great attributes I look for in a coach when my son is training. Look no further. You won’t be disappointed.

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Coach Mark is excellent at breaking down the basics and making instructions easy for my 9 year old player. He makes the sessions fun and no time is wasted.

Great coach! He does an amazing job and really connects to the players and goes above and beyond. My son loves going to Mark.

I really liked how he had the technology where you could see your feedback on your hits. I enjoyed the games he implemented to make it a competitive challenge. He is really fun to work with and highly recommended.

Mark is really good with my Grandson! After each session he comes home talking about what he learned and eager to show me. Emilio really likes his coach! Mark knows his stuff and has great coaching skills for any age.

I would also like to point out during my grandson's 8U game he crushed the ball two hours after his session with Mark, he wen 2-3 scored 2 runs and was awesome at Short Stop, his bat and glove is getting better every game, pitching will start soon!

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Was looking for a personal hitting and pitching instructor for my 9 year old grandson who plays club baseball and has aspirations to play the game at the highest level. Wanted a personal hitting and pitching coach with credentials and experience both playing at the highest level as well as coaching. After one session, my grandson and I feel we have found our Coach. Coach Mark not only brought a high level of instruction expertise to hitting and pitching, but also integrated technologies, some fun games, as well as challenging workout activities. Bottomline…..Coach Mark was a hit with my grandson and we can’t wait to continue our developmental journey with Coach.

Coach Mark is a great coach. He has done a wonderful job with my son and teaches him great pitching techniques and gives him awesome advice. I highly recommend Coach Mark.

Mark has a great way with the kids, pushing them to work hard while having fun.

Works great with the players!

Very knowledgeable and approachable. My son enjoyed his session with Mark. I wish we lived closer to do more regular sessions.

Mark is awesome!

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Coach Mark has done a great job with our two boys over the last year! They were 12 and 11 when we started. The training sessions have become a highlight of their week. Each session has a good mix of hitting, pitching, and fielding. The boys have learned a lot from him. Coach Mark has high energy and a good sense of humor which keeps it fun for the boys. But at the same time, the boys get a lot of intense training in and increase their knowledge about baseball each week!

top notch instruction, plus eval tools like rapsodo and a hack-attach machine with a high release point simulating a real pitch.

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Mark is a great coach he is able to push your athlete without them feeling pushed, a great trait especially for the younger kids. With being an athlete injuries come, Mark is good at helping your athlete what to do to prevent injuries and what to do once injured. Mark is an all around good guy that will your athlete and you feel welcome.

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We had a great first lesson. Looking forward to doing more.

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Coach Mark is a great coach. He's really great with our pre-teen and very encouraging and thorough. I'm glad we found him!

Coach Mark was awesome! He taught my son so much and really encouraged him and pushed him to do his best! I really appreciated the time he took to give us written feedback. Parker can’t wait until his next session! :)

Completed 1 lesson with many more to come. My 12yrs old pitcher liked Mark’s approach and tips. Looking forward to more sessions.

Coach Mark did an excellent job on our first session with our 11 year old! He worked with him on pitching, batting, proper mechanics and good strength training exercises while still keeping it fun! We are super excited to keep it going.

Mark is great with the kids. They cant wait for their next lesson.

Good lesson!

Bennett really liked Coach Mark. He was engaging, knowledgeable and made the session fun. Bennett cannot wait for his next session.

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Coach Mark is a great coach! My son's technique is improving already. Everything from warm ups, technical drills, and great motivation from Coach Mark is amazing.

Great coach!

Great first session, my son really enjoyed the workout. Signed up for some more.

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My son is a junior in high school and has worked with various pitching coaches through the years and I have to say Coach Mark is the real deal. This was our first session with Coach Mark and WOW, I was really impressed with his teaching skills, session structure, and vision on player development at this high school level and beyond. We're fortunate to have found such a talented pitching coach.

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Great first time experience! Very knowledgeable and was a great personal youth baseball trainer. Adjusts to any level of the game and focuses on the player's individual skills. Personalized a great session for my 12-year-old.

Coach Mark is awesome. Very helpful and kind.

Awesome coach! Seeing a difference right away.

Coach Mark is great! We have done two sessions with my 9-year-old. He’s got great knowledge of the game and credibility having played at high levels, but he also just has a great personality that relates well with kids. I played ball for many years, but recently found that it has been difficult to get my son to listen and retain my instruction. I was looking for a neutral third party to coach up my son and Coach Mark has delivered. Looking forward to booking more sessions with him!

Mark is a great coach. He has a good training plan, so not one minute of the session was wasted. My 10 years old son had so much fun after the session. The next day my son came with us to the baseball field with a huge smile on his face and with much anticipation. And he wanted us to incorporate all the drills from Coach Mark's session. Coach Mark develops positive attitude for young players. I would definitely recommend him.

The way coach Mark engages with his player’s is terrific. My son comes home wanting to practice more with coach mark and had definitely improved within a short amount of time the drills he incorporates into his routine with my son really improves his defense and offense. Not only on the field but off the field my son is starting to open up more with more people because of how coach Mark is well with players. My son has been telling me the techniques the coach has been showing him.

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Coach Mark was GREAT!

He works well with children, and he is very engaging. This worked very well for us because my son can be shy at first. More importantly, he focused on improving my son's approach technically and building confidence. My son is excited about his next secession. We will be back.

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I really appreciate that Coach Mark is organized and has a structured lesson for my son. They get to work immediately with warm-ups and exercises designed to address the needs of a growing boy to both improve his skills and to prevent injury. At the first lesson, coach had me video a warm-up and after work-out routine for my son. He is very positive and my son not only feels that it's good training, but he likes spending time with his coach which is very motivating. We have been through a few coaches; we are very happy with Mark. Thanks coach!

Coach Mark was great with my 8 year old son. He knows how to keep his attention and helped him improve on catching, pitching, and hitting.

My son had a great first practice. He is excited for his next one. Thank you for making him feel so great!

Very good coach

Great coach and insights

Coach Mark was excellent. We had our first session and my son loved it. Mark was patient, positive, encouraging, and definitely knows his stuff. Can't wait to get back at it.

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My son had a great first training with coach Mark! We definitely will be booking again with him! Monique G.

Coach Mark is great with my 9 year old. He looks forward to every practice and comes out a better player than he did coming in each session! Highly Recommend!!

Coach Mark did a great job. I was impressed with his knowledge of the game. He played at a high level and understands the game and the philosophy. He has a good way of teaching and knows what it takes to prepare for the next level.

My son felt that Coach Mark truly helped him and we'll definitely be setting up more sessions with him, when Coach Mark gets back from vacation.

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Coach Mark was great with my 13yr old. At his lesson not only did he learn some stuff (always a plus) but he had fun. Coach Mark listened to and answered all the questions my son had. We will for sure book some more sessions.

Great job coach, I haven’t seen him enjoy practice in a long time. Hope you guys can continue the continuity. Excited for what the future bring.

Coach Mark is great with my 7 year old son. Gets him engaged and explains what they're are doing and why. Most importantly my son has fun training with him and looks forward to his session.

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So impressed!!!! We had our first session with Mark yesterday and he is the real deal. Our son is 15 and when we left he said “ Coach Mark is very professional and he’s the first coach to ever want to help me develop a new pitch.” He is extremely knowledgeable, positive and relatable. We look forward to going to the next level with Coach Mark. Highly recommend!

Coach Mark was fantastic with our 11 year old. After only one coaching session, we can already see the amazing impact on his enthusiasm and self-confidence in his batting and pitching. He can’t wait for his next session with Coach Mark!

Coach Mark is great and our 13 year old responds to him very well. His sessions are very in-depth and relative to our son’s advanced skill set. He works on everything from fielding, pitching, hitting and stretching. He explains everything so our son can understand and apply.

Great coach.

Came in with some arm trouble for our son who is a freshman in high school. He had trouble throwing half speed at 45 ft without pain after weeks of rest and rehab. Coach Mark worked on some exercises and our son went to 90 ft in the same session throwing harder than he has without pain. And the hitting lesson he received just as a change of pace was as good on hitting concepts as any we've had. Coach Mark is really bright, knowledgeable, personable and on the ball. Really happy we found out about him.

Great session with Coach Mark and my two boys. Knows how to relate to kids while still helping them improve their game.

Mark is fantastic. Exactly the coach my son and I were looking for to help him with his game.

Mark, does a great job. He makes it fun, while been very instructional. He is very encouraging, making positive comments when my child does well. In an hour, my child is able to work on hitting, fielding, and pitching, so it is very efficient. And the price is reasonable.

My son was really impressed with Coach Anderson. He came home with new skills and techniques to work on. Definitely booking again.

My 9 year old has only had one session with Coach Mark, but can't wait till we go back. My son is super shy and Coach Mark was great with him. He was very knowledgeable and they covered a lot during the first session. He communicated well with me and my son. Super happy we found Coach Mark.

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Coach Mark has been great for Jake. He does a lot of hard work during each session, but comes out feeling great and mentally prepared and can’t wait for the next session. Mark knows a lot about arm care and is a stickler about J-bands and exercises between starts and make him take responsibility for doing what needs to be done on off days. Mark also has Jake take a ton of swings, and each time he is seeing the ball better and getting more confident and comfortable. Mark does a great job and of course we recommend him to any player.

Coach Mark is amazing - knowledgeable, responsive and incredibly nice! My 11 year old son (and husband 🤣) think he’s great. Even our 6 yr old who watches Coach Mark work with Jake comments how nice Coach Mark is. I love how he takes the players attributes and gives them feedback to help them improve. He doesn’t try to change them and understands that everyone is different. He brings out the best in your kiddo with constructive feedback. Highly recommend him!!

Great with kids. Very knowledgeable about the game. I appreciate the attention to mechanics, arm health and safety. My son had a blast!

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Coach Mark was excellent from the get go! He was very responsive to me as a parent, answered all my questions and even went out of his way to confirm the appointment we had with him. Mark was also very organized during our first session, gave great tips to my son during practice and also helped correct old habits that needed to be broken. Most importantly, he was very positive during the entire 1:1 session. I would highly recommend him to any parent.

We were new the “CoachUp” website and within one hour found Coach Mark, communicated with him several times, were scheduled, and met him within the same hour for a last minute lesson.
His prices were lower than any I found, and he gave a exemplary lesson to my son who pitches and catches. In a lesson costing less than most other coaches charge for 30m on this website, my son had a 1hr lesson incorporating warmup, pitching, catching, batting, and cool down. My 9yo even learned to pitch a change up successfully.
Coach Mark has very apparent expertise in Kinesiology, and I very much appreciated the attention he gave to warming up and cooling down muscles often overlooked in baseball.
Having Coach Mark interact and teach any age player, in any position.. will offer a competitive edge to all involved that is rarely found in baseball. As a parent of a highly competitive majors level player whom competes Nationally on his State baseball team.. I couldn’t have been more impressed by the caliber of instruction by Coach Mark, and know that each family and player lucky enough to be molded by his instruction will feel the same!

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Mark is full of enthusiasm and knowledge. He perceptively determines what my son needs/wants to work on and they go after it. Couldn’t be happier!

Coach Mark was awesome! He immediately made me and most importantly my son comfortable. Th session was valuable and we booked more sessions right after our 1st session. Thanks Mark!

My son Evan just had his first session with Coach Mark, and it was extremely helpful to all aspects of Evan's game. We look forward to many more sessions with Coach Mark!

Coach Mark works hard with the boys during the training. Totally recommend using him. He always use his experience and knowledge to give advices and to train my son in what he sees weak and strengthen what he sees strong in his baseball skills.

Son had a great experience and enjoyed his first session. Looking forward to set up more sessions through the off season.

6/5 great coach mark is amazing looking forward to next session

Coach Mark was awesome with my son. This comment is from my 12 year old son. Wow dad, we spent the entire session working on baseball and didn't have to hear how great he would have been if this or that would or wouldn't have happened. Dad, we're going to keep him aren't we? My son went on to talk about coach Mark the rest of the way home. We couldn't be happier. I highly recommend Coach Mark to anyone.

My 8 year old son enjoyed his session with coach Mark. He said, “He’s really nice and he gave me really good advice on hitting.” I found Mark to be very personable and he did a great job working with my son. We’ll be setting up more sessions with Coach Mark.

Coach Mark has done a great job teaching the fundamentals, instilling confidence and making the game fun. We have done multiple sessions, with our son always wanting to know when he can do it again. He is excited about playing and wants to learn how to get better, in large part to Mark’s style and approach. Highly recommended! 👍

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Just finished my first session with Coach Mark, and I have to say, I'm very impressed. He brings a lot of energy to the workout. From the beginning of the session to the end there was a measurable improvement in both my fielding and hitting. We worked through some fielding drills, glove placement and proper mechanics. I've never been a power-hitter, but with a few tweaks he added a ton more pop to my swing. The best part is that he's didn't try and change me, but worked with how I already naturally move. Thanks Mark! I'm looking forward to our next one.

My son hit it off with Coach Mark right away. He loves his teaching techniques and although he was exhausted by the end of the hour practice, he can’t wait to soak up more knowledge from him in the sessions to come. Coach Mark is undoubtedly a very knowledgeable professional in his craft and we look forward to seeing the growth of my High School Junior in the sessions ahead.

Coach Mark is a very dedicated and professional person. His ways of training is very unique and effective. We just had our two sessions so far with him and we see the flair of a good coach in him.

Coach Mark is the man. Great, positive energy; keeps it fun and interesting; and his instruction is so helpful.

My eight year old says: “Coach Mark is the best coach ever, three exclamation marks!!!”

Had our first session with Coach Mark today. The boy came away beaming. Thank you, Coach and see you soon!

Mark was great. I scheduled time to help my son improve his defensive play. The drills he did were helping by the end of the lesson. Mark kept it light and fun which my twelve year old appreciated!

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