Baseball / Softball

Baseball/Softball skills

Pitchers

  • Windup (Baseball)
  • Stretch (Baseball)
  • Slide step (Baseball)
  • Fielding
  • Balance and Push Off
  • Release Point and Finish
  • Pickoffs (Baseball)
  • Arm Care and Mental Toughness
  • Grips (Softball and Baseball)

Infielders

  • Footwork
  • Double Plays
  • Bunt Coverage
  • Backhands
  • Holding Runners
  • General Game Knowledge
  • Base Specific Instruction

Outfielders

Footwork, Crow Hops, Drop Steps, Routes, Communication, Cutoffs, Double Cuts, Hitter Reads, Pitcher Reads, Positioning, Backup Duties, General Knowledge

Catchers

Catching stances, Receiving, Blocking, Footwork, Throwing, Communication w/Pitcher w/team w/umpires w/coahces, General Game Knowledge

Base Running

Leads, Steals, Delayed Steals, Pitcher Reads, Base Turns, Picking up Coaches, Drag and Sacrifice Bunt Situations, General Game Knowledge

Coaches

mattoakes

Matt Oakes

Matt finished up his collegiate career at Oklahoma State University in 2002.  Matt went undrafted in the 2002 MLB draft and was signed by the Winnipeg Goldeyes, who was an affiliate of the Northern Independent Baseball League.  Upon arriving in Chicago to meet the team he got to meet and visit with Pete Rose and listen to stories about hitting against Sandy Koufax.  Two weeks into being a part of the Goldeyes, a dream message was left on his phone from his father.  An immediate call was made to his father following the game letting him know that the Detroit Tigers had picked him up and he was going to Florida to join the Rookie Club.  Several tears were shed as father and son got to share a moment that they had worked toward since he was in diapers.  Matt played in (AA) Erie, (A) Grand Rapids, two seasons with the Mid-Missouri Maverick Independent Team, and finally rounding out his career, before starting a family, with a invite to Spring Training with the New York Yankees.    Matt is currently teaching Agriculture Education, coaching at the High School Level in NW Oklahoma, and is also a real estate agent selling ranches across the State of Oklahoma.

joshfields

Josh Fields - Guest Coach
Infield/Utility/Hitting
Oklahoma State University
1st Round Draft Pick Chicago White Sox 2004

jace

Jace Brewer - Guest Coach
Infield
Baylor University
5th Round Draft Pick of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Texas Rangers Organization

rollandini

David Rollandini - Guest Coach
Pitcher
Oklahoma State University
Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers

jamesboone

James Boone
Outfield/Hitting
University of Missouri
3rd Round Draft Pick Pittsburg Pirates 2005

jayedelend

Jay Edelen
Pitching/Hitting
University of Central Okalhoma
1996 Draft Pick of the Houston Astros
Former Hitting Instructor in the NE Collegiate League

rusty

Rusty Puffinbarger
Catcher
Oklahoma State University
1994 Draft pick of the Colorado Rockies

cudd

Jared Cudd
Utility
Seward County JC, USAO
1999 Draft Pick of the Seattle Mariners

joshwalker

Josh Walker
Pitcher
Rogers State University
Northeastern State University
2 Yrs of Pro Independent League