Giving the special one-on-one attention to every participant through relationships. Our fitness lessons are designed around baseball specific movements that incorporate agility, balance and coordination.
Every athlete is different. We focus on each individual's strengths and use repetition along with visualization to highlight the details to achieve desired goals .
We also work with
Special Need Athletes.
WE FOCUS ON CREATING A FUN, POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
Building trust helps build strong relationships that help the learning process.
Mike is the owner/operator of Eat'Em Up Sports. He holds a Master's Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University, Irvine.
He also holds a Personal Training Certificate from Long Beach City College. He is also a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Mike has coached in youth baseball programs since 2004. He has also been coaching Special Needs baseball players since 2016.
Mike's coaching philosophy is centered upon building strong relationships based on trust. He believes that trust is the key to success in all aspects of life. Trust is an essential character trait that helps athletes achieve desired results. Preparing players for the next level of sports but also for life.
He also is a strong believer of the "Mental Game" of baseball and sports. Developing a strong understanding of self and how to accomplish tasks by using mental skills. See the video below.
Mike reminds his athletes that Desire motivates Development. Improvement with Integrity and performance that show Growth with Grace. It is this mantra that helps athletes understand the
"Charter-Process-Results" method that he tailors to accommodate each player. He also uses mental visualization techniques to help athletes overcome challenges that come with improving their skills.
"READ. RECOGNIZE. REACT." Let your body Read, Recognize and React to the what your mind creates in pictures.
In 1982, Mike played on a Babe Ruth Baseball All-Star team in which the mantra was "Eat'em Up". Their goal was to improve, day-after-day, one-day at-a time. Coach Chuck Jr. instilled this mantra during their two practices a day, six days a week, to the endless wind-sprint, or "Five of Fives" as they were called. They all would "Eat'Em Up" on the field and at the plate during every practice in the hot Glendale, California summer. They all worked hard and practiced harder. They focusing on the small details of the game of baseball, learning what it took to be successful along the way. They learned to use failure as a tool to advance their knowledge of the game.
The team's hard work paid off as the they advanced to the Babe Ruth Baseball World Series, held in Frederick, Maryland, that summer, but fell short of winning the championship. Mike still keeps in contact with several members of that team.
(Middle row, far left, #9)