BASEBALL SKILL INSTRUCTORS

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Bob Beck

DIRECTOR OF BASEBALL & HITTING INSTRUCTOR

Bob Beck has been a baseball coach since 1998. His travel teams have competed in top level tournaments from ages 8u to 18u. As a coach and private instructor, Coach Beck has instructed thousands of baseball players on the fundamentals of the game of baseball in regards to hitting, fielding, and throwing. His specialty is in the area of hitting. Coach Beck uses video analysis to break down his player’s swing mechanics using side-by-side comparisons with major league players.

Coach Beck has worked as a volunteer hitting instructor with the Avon Lake Shoremen varisty baseball team and has conducted video analysis with the Oberlin College baseball team. He also creates player profile YouTube videos for college baseball recruiting (see "T3-TV" above). A huge aspect of Coach Beck’s teaching philosophy is preparing players to deal with the mental aspect of the game, which is so important in order to be successful.

 "Baseball is a game of ups-and-downs and highs-and-lows. The challenge is to develop an emotional balance that will ultimately pave the way for both short term and long term success. The way to achieve this balance is through setting goals followed by a steady diet of daily hard work and mental preparation. Are you ready to commit?" – Coach Beck

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Rya Rua

HITTING INSTRUCTOR

Ryan played 8 years of Professional baseball. He was drafted in the 17th round of the 2011 major league draft by the Texas Rangers. He was the MiLB All-Star in 2013 and 2014. From 2014-2018 he played outfield and first base with the Rangers. Ryan attended Lake Erie College, where he also played baseball.

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Kenny Pierson

PITCHING INSTRUCTOR

Kenny played with the Santa Fe Fuego in the Pecos League for the 2019 season. He also spent 4 seasons at Notre Dame College of Ohio, 3 of which he was a starting pitcher. Kenney earned First Team All-Mountain East Conference and All-Mountain East Conference Tournament Team during his college career. He graduated from Brookside High School in 2015, where he earned All-Patriot Athletic Conference honors.


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Brad Hamilton

HITTING INSTRUCTOR

Brad graduated from Avon Lake High School in 2014, where he earned All-Ohio, All-County, & All-Conference in Baseball. He graduated from Kent State University, where he was a 4-year letter winner, won 3 regular season MAC Championships with his teams, and led the team in home runs his senior season.


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Craig Moro

Baseball Instructor

Craig attended the University of Mount Union and Cleveland State University. He has 20+ years of coaching all levels of baseball from youth to D1 Collegiate athletes, with 12 years of collegiate experience. He was the head coach at Notre Dame College and the assistant coach at Ithaca College, Oberlin College, and Cleveland State University.

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Jordan Kraus

PITCHING INSTRUCTOR

Jordan attended Wheeling Jesuit University, where he played 4 years of baseball as a shortstop and pitcher. He received All Northeast Ohio Conference honors as well as Mizuno All-Ohio Team Selection during his high school career. He has 3 years of college coaching experience at both Wheeling Jesuit University and Ashland University. Jordan was a first round draft pick of the Frontier League in 2014, he played with the Lake Erie Crushers as well as the Florence Freedom baseball teams between 2014 and 2016

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Brad Stillings

Pitching Instructor

Brad graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration + Marketing and Sports Administration in 2014. He played professional baseball with the Minnesota Twins as a pitcher for four years (2009-2012). He also played baseball at Kent State University and was the 5X MAC Conference Pitcher of the Week. Brad has worked with over 35 professional baseball players and developed a Kinetic Training Systems focusing on functional movement and throwing programs for pitchers.