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Michael R., Vallejo, CA Baseball Coach

Michael R.

Baseball

SILVER

An experienced Baseball Coach to players of all levels, ages 5-18. View all coaching experience

This coach is unavailable to take clients at this time.

Training Locations
  • University of California--Berkeley (CA)

  • Qualified Private Coach

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Catcher, Infield, Outfield, Pitcher

  • Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning

Credentials

  • University of California--Berkeley (CA)

  • Qualified Private Coach

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Catcher, Infield, Outfield, Pitcher

  • Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning

More About Coach Michael

I have coached every level and know that with 12-20 players per team, coaches often can just scratch the surface and don't have the time to invest in your son's game. I approach each private session with your son's goals in mind so that he is empowered to achieve them. So, if he wants to work on hitting for all 10 sessions that is what we will do. Your son is empowered to really make the lessons his own - since the mental part of the game is just as important as the physical.

Is your son a youngster and just getting into kid pitch? I can help him hit the ball with authority and field the ball properly to avoid bad habits that can linger into middle school and high school. Is your son in high school and would like to learn how to turn a double play faster, or drive an outside fastball or curve ball to the opposite field? I can teach him the footwork to turn that double play, and I can teach him to keep his hands inside the ball and hit it the other way. Additionally, I have worked with kids and youth for the last 10 years so I have incredible patience, and am a really fun coach but at the same time am firm. I know how to help players get better by making the game fun. I love the game of Baseball and I am a gifted encourager.

Currently a T-Ball Coach, ages 5-7. In 2003, I worked as a Little League 
Head Baseball Coach where I Coached and led all practices and games for twelve 13-14 year old players.

From 2003-2005, I worked at Berkeley High School
 as a Varsity Baseball Coach.

As a Cal grad with 6+ years of coaching experience at all levels, the MVP of the OAL in High School, and a player in the Bay Area Men's Baseball league since 2008, I am the ideal private coach for your son who is hoping to take his game to the next level.

First I get a sense from the ballplayer what their goals are. Do they want to improve their hitting, defense, base-running or all all aspects? Once I know what they want to accomplish they are now empowered to take real ownership of their progress.

Then we can break down their goals into 5, 10 or 20 sessions. I then can assess their skills by using a portion of the first session to gage their level of hitting, fielding, or base-running

I believe that time is precious so each session will last the full one hour and I will even go over time if we are making real progress.

Then I will ask the player to video their games so that they can see their progress and show it to me.

Finally, I will assess their progress at sessions, 3, 6, and 8 and refocus on what skill they are struggling with the most.

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Client Reviews

Even with just one session, I can see coaches experience and an improvement with my son. Thank you, on to homework.

Great coach who understood how to work with me as well as my son. Coach Rosenthal corrected and identified problems with my sons batting technique. He left me with a solid game plan to improve my sons game.

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My son has gained more confidence in Baseball after his first session with coach Michael R. He is very knowledgeable in is sport and takes his time teaching the fundamentals of the game and proper form. Before my son's first session he was unsure about the sport, but he is now excited to be learning more about Baseball as he is a beginner. Training with coach Michael was definitely worth it!!!

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After a handful of sessions, Coach Mike has had a profound impact on my son's ability to play baseball. He was able to find and correct areas that needed improvement (defense, throwing mechanics) and enhance skills that were apparently already solid (hitting). My son has had this new found confidence in his game that makes him appreciate the sport even more. Great coach, great mentor.

I recently signed up for three sessions (8/7/13) with Mike for my 16 year old son. Mike started the first session with an assessment of my sons skills to see where he would need to make improvements. Mike then explained how the rest of the lesson would go. After the first session my son and I had learned so much. The next two sessions were just as good. Mike is very knowledgeable about the game of baseball. Throughout the lessons Mike would explain, demonstrate and also explain how the skills would be used in game situations. He has great insights to the game. He made the drills and skills relative . At the end of the last lesson, Mike reviewed everything that he had taught and gave my son suggestions on what he could do to continue to work on his skills on his own.
His teaching/coaching style was great too. Besides explaining and demonstrating, he was also very patient and positive in his feedback. My son felt very comfortable working and taking instruction from Mike. As an educator myself, it was easy to see that Mike has a passion for teaching "baseball skills" and knows how to teach them. Overall, my son and I had a great experience and took lots of new skills with us. I am sure that you will have a positive experience in your baseball sessions with Mike as well.
John H.

Coach Michael is awesome! He has a great attitude and demeanor that works really well for coaching my son. Coach Michael is very genuine and shows real interest in improving my son's baseball abilities. Watching him at work with my son it is very clear he knows what he is doing, has a clear understanding of our goals and knows how to communicate to Kids (my son is 10).
I was surprised at our first session when Coach Michael handed my son a personalized baseball "log", fully decorated and all. The log is very helpful in recording my son's practice time and helps to motivate him to keep practicing on his time. The also contains written strategies in it that Coach Michael is teaching to my son that both I and my son can refer to when practicing on our own.
I highly recommend coach Michael!!!
-Spencer, happy customer

Michael was a very diligent, dedicated, and focused employee. He was dedicated to Best Buddies and its mission, balancing a multitude of responsibilities, which included managing relationships with school faculty, developing high school student leaders, and reporting successes and challenges of the site-based programs to Best Buddies headquarters.
Michael was key in developing HOPE Service's first After School Program. Michael assisted in the program design, staff and volunteer recruitment and training, participate recruitment and family education. The program model has won praise from many participants and their families as students increase social skills and develop friendships with peers from their schools. The peer relationship carries over from the After School Program to the participant's schools which helps each student integrate within activities in their daily school lives. Michael has a natural talent for bringing people together so that everyone grows from the experience. It was a pleasure to work with Michael and to learn from his experience and knowledge.
Michael was key in developing HOPE Service's first After School Program. Michael assisted in the program design, staff and volunteer recruitment and training, participate recruitment and family education. The program model has won praise from many participants and their families as students increase social skills and develop friendships with peers from their schools. The peer relationship carries over from the After School Program to the participant's schools which helps each student integrate within activities in their daily school lives. Michael has a natural talent for bringing people together so that everyone grows from the experience. It was a pleasure to work with Michael and to learn from his experience and knowledge.
Michael is a people skill oriented manager with an enthusiasm that inspires those he leads. It was always my pleasure to observe his interaction daily within the program he developed. A strong communicator, Mike easily resolved any issues between our programs while displaying an open minded attitude I knew I could turn to for mutual support.
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