Matthew Fritz, Wheat Ridge, CO Baseball Coach

Matthew Fritz



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Former division 1 middle infielder with 10+ years of coaching experience in the US and China. I teach my players how to hit, not just swing. View all coaching experience

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In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Matthew. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 minute

$90 1 session + applicable fees

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In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Matthew. 60 minute session length Save $25

Session Length: 1 minute

$450 5 sessions ($90/ea) + applicable fees

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Group Package 3-4 athletes
In-Person Training for up to 4 athletes

Hit with your friends or teammates. Learn from one another while receiving 1-1 instruction from your coach.

Session Length: 90 minutes

$200 1 session + applicable fees

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2 Player Package
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

2 Player sessions

Session Length: 1 hour

$475 5 sessions ($95/ea) + applicable fees

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  • Bradley University (IL)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Outfield, Catcher, Infield

  • Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning


  • Bradley University (IL)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Outfield, Catcher, Infield

  • Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning

More About Coach Matthew

- Assistant Varsity Coach - Erie High School
- Head Coach Colorado Yard Dawgs 2023s - Denver, CO (Summer 2022)
- Head Coach of Diamond Club Select 18U - Denver, CO (Fall 2017)
- Head Coach of Diamond Club 17U - Denver, CO (Summer 2019)
- Assistant Coach - Rockies Scout Team (2019/2020)

- MLB China Affiliated - Tongen International Baseball Academy - (Shenzhen, China) - Head Foreign Coach - Player Development (2018)

- Glenbrook North High School - Northbrook, IL (2011-2016)
I coached freshman, sophomore and varsity - primarily working with infielders and hitters.

Professional References:
Jason Kipnis - Former teammate - 2 time all star second baseman for the Cleveland Indians
Kole Calhoun - Former teammate - big league outfielder for the LA Angels
Rob Scahil - Former teammate / Bradley Brave - big league relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox
Mike Tauchman - Former Teammate / Bradley Brave - big league outfielder for the New York Yankees
Dan Brewer - Former teammate / Bradley Brave - AAA outfielder in the New York Yankees organization
Jason Leblebjian - Former Teammate / Bradley Brave - AAA infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays

I played three years at division one Bradley University (Missouri Valley Conference). I was a two time all-conference shortstop/second baseman. I played in the prestigious Northwood's summer league my junior year.

Favorite quotes:

"If you go through all the pain staking effort it takes to become a good hitter, those are life skills you will never forget." Doug Latta

"Baseball is 95% physical, and only 5% mental. However, the 5% mental controls the 95% physical" - Nate Trosky

"Hitting is simple, it's just not that easy" - Kevin Wilson

Hitters hit in an open skilled environment. We are reacting. What gives us the ability to react is TIMING and VISION. I teach balance in the body, a strong platform to hit from and hand path. We need to get to a strong hitting position, and we need a swing that can cover multiple pitches in multiple zones.

Balance in the body will equate to better timing and vision, and a more efficient barrel path will lead to more effective contact.

When you keep things simple hitters are able to self-diagnose, self correct, and truly own their swing. They're able to become their own hitting coach - something far more important than "perfect mechanics"

I challenge my hitters every session to compete and push themselves. Whether your goal is to play college baseball/pro ball, or just learn the game and have fun, my goal with every hitter I work with is to maximize their potential.

Infield training will consist of the following:
1. Proper prep step timing
2. Launch position (no different than the launch position of a hitter)
3. Footwork
4. Creating proper angles
5. Reading hops
6. Repeatable arm slot / throwing from different angles
7. Situational defense

My lessons are simple, fun and build tremendous confidence for each of my players.

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Client Reviews

My Son definitely enjoyed the session with Coach. He learned a lot and we will definitely book him again!

Coach Matthew was excellent. He saw my son's batting problems right away and was able to make a few corrections that enabled him to consistently hit to the far outfield. Can't wait for our next session!

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We have only had a few sessions but Matt has been great! My son is happy we found him!

Great session!

i can only hope my son is as focused learning as coach Matt was in teaching. Very satisfied with what i saw. 2 big thumbs up.

Coach Matt is a great hitting instructor. He helped my son get on path to the ball better and solve some issues he’s been having with his swing. I would highly recommend hiring him for hitting lessons.

After just 1 lesson I can tell Coach Matt will make a big difference with my 12 year old’s confidence and overall presence at the plate. He’s already looking forward to the next lesson!

Matt is energetic, great at providing instruction, and patient with kids! My son asks when he can see Coach Matt again, which is always a good sign!

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Coach Matthew is an excellent baseball trainer, teacher, and motivator. His sessions are very much centered around building strong fundamentals, conditioning, and establishing good technique. My son really enjoyed working with Coach Matthew and is really looking forward to future sessions. I highly recommend Coach Matthew!

Amos says Coach Matt really helped him bat better, throw the ball more accurately, and be a better baseball player. Grandpa Wayne compliments Matt on his patient approach and friendliness towards Amos and his positive feedback during the the sessions--the slowing down philosophy will be incorporated into a variety of his activities in the future.

Taught my 12 year old adjustments to his swing in under 90mins!!! Great coach my son loves him

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We’ve had two sessions with Matt. He listened, analyzed and worked to correct the issues we brought to the table in a step by step manner that was easy to understand and produced immediate results.

Matthew has been a great coach for my son. My son really looks forward to his time with Coach Matthew and his hitting and fielding has improved. Coach Matthew gives helpful tips of things to do at home so my son can always work on his skills.

Coach Matt did an amazing job working with my 10 year old. Worked on balance and property batting/swing stances. Great 1 on 1 coaching that Landyn understands and brings home to practice drills. We will be signing up for more to continue his development.

Excellent coach. Matthew worked with my 9 & 12 year olds on infield and outfield in the off season. They both really liked his style which was disciplined but encouraging. Both felt that the skills they learned improved their performance in their next season.

Matt has been so great!

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Coach Matthew did a really great job with my son during his first training session. My son really enjoyed him and can't wait to go back. I would recommend Coach Matthew.

Coach Fritz has been one of the best private coaches my son has worked with. He is a relatable coach who teaches in a way that our 15 year old understands. He never talks “at” him. Coach Fritz has an easy manner with our son, gaining his trust, while keeping his coach/player relationship. Our son’s confidence has grown tremendously, along with his knowledge, and technical skills. He makes the workouts fun and interesting. Finding a coach who shows a true interest in helping our son achieve his goals has been such a gift!

Matt is an awesome coach. He is very patient and knowledgeable about the sport. I highly recommend him.

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Matt Fritz was an integral part of the Glenbrook North High School Baseball Program as a player and as a coach. Matt was an outstanding player who has the unique ability to immediately connect with his players. His ability to teach the game of baseball at such a high level is unmatched by coaches his age. Matt invests in each of the players with whom he works and greatly cares about their return. He does an outstanding job of implementing a baseball curriculum that provides a platform for daily improvement. Matt understands and teaches techniques, fundamentals, approaches, and mindsets that allow players to succeed in highly competitive situations. Matt Fritz is a complete coach who will make an immediate positive impact.
I've had the privilege of coaching alongside Coach Fritz for the past four years, including this year when he was my assistant coach. He has a great understanding and feel for the game of baseball. His understanding of the hitting sequence and intricacies of the swing are second to none. His methods and instruction are some of the best and most practical I've seen.
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