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The Baseball Connection Certified Coaching

Here at The Baseball Connection we recognize that not all Student Athletes learn the same. Our facility welcomes all coaching styles and philosophies. We do not recommend anyone over the other. Or mission is to supply the space and tools for you to learn. The coaches listed below have been players . All have been cleared through background checks and carry individual liability policies.

We encourage you find an instructor that feels right for you. Feel free to contact the instructor you connect with.

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Ryan Odums
Availability

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Lesson Type

Hitting, Pitching, Fielding, & Catching

Experience

Currently the head coach of Hamilton H.S. Has played the game his whole life up to the college level.

Specializes in Pitching mechanic training as well as mannerisms and the maturation of these specifics to enhance the ability and skill.

Batting mechanic with a scientific approach detailing bat path specifics, to at bat analysis pitch recognition and approach.

Fielding fundamentals position specified detailing, footwork, angles, and adjustments.

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Josh Salo
Availability

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Lesson Type

Hitting, Pitching, Fielding, & Catching

Experience

Coach Josh played at East Los Angeles Junior College 2003-2005 and with Tinseltown Terror 2006-2008.  An experienced coach, he's been independently contracted by the best baseball clubs Los Angeles for eight years.  He's been the Assistant Varsity Coach at Beverly Hills High School for the last 4 years while also coaching his individual private clients.  He brings a level of coaching experience and inside knowledge that are invaluable as a coach and mentor.

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Elvis Nelson
Availability

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Lesson Type

Hitting, Pitching, Fielding, & Catching

Experience

Elvis provides a clear approach to baseball, with strong fundamentals, positive reinforcements, and a hard work ethic. Mastering the skills of coaching and mentoring, for over 15 years; through forming young men and women to their best athletic ability possible. A few tools enhanced in his training are: footwork, explosive control training, and hand/eye coordination drills; but these are few of many. More importantly, all students are instilled with a strong sense of self confidence. An imperative quality to obtain; especially with baseball being 90% mental, and requiring high confidence along with a good understanding of the game.

Elvis is coming with a lifetime of experience, being born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Starting college baseball at Compton College for two years, then transferring to Jackson State University for a year, and a final prestigious year at Cal State Long Beach amongst some of Major League Baseball’s finest. Unfortunately, Elvis suffered an unforeseen injury only a year with Burkshire Black Bears of Northern League. Only to realize his true passion for coaching beginning at Granada Hills High School for two years, then later a year at Serra High School, another year at Beverly Hills High School, and currently head coach at Shelhevet High School and National CBA 2018 team coach.

Assure your chance of truly investing in your child’s future with his clear approach and pristine style; only guarantees progress training with Elvis Nelson.

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Tim Ravare
Availability

7 days a week
(Contact to set up lessons)

Lesson Type

Strength & Conditioning, Fielding, Hitting

Experience

Experience: Tim Ravare played Division 1 collegiate baseball at North Carolina A&T State University from 2013 to 2017. During his athletic tenure at North Carolina A&T, Tim garnered numerous awards and accolades.

He was selected as a First Team All Conference player for the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference. During both his Junior and Senior years of college, Tim served as the team captain for the North Carolina A&T Aggie baseball team. Since graduating from North Carolina A&T, Tim has dedicated himself to developing young baseball players through BaseballGenerations.

BasbeballGenerations is a company that Tim co founded, and the purpose of the company is to provide youth with high quality baseball instruction. In addition to his work through BaseballGenerations, Tim served as the varsity head coach of the Pacifica Christian High School baseball team. He currently serves as an assistant coach at Junipero Serra High School.

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Ron Miller
Availability

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Lesson Type

Hitting, Pitching, Fielding, & Catching

Experience

Ron Miller began his baseball career at Ladera Little League. At a young age, he was quickly identified as one of the top players in the area. Ron attended Junipero Serra High School where he put up impressive numbers and  garnered a number of accolades. Ron Miller's high school ball career can be characterized by a series of notable achievements including but not limited to:  UNLV commit, Area Code Games participant, Top 10 power hitter in the draft class of 2012 Perfect Game Rawlings 2nd Team All American, Perfect Game California All Region 1st team, top 40 player in California, and top 10 3rd basemen in the USA. At the end of Ron’s high school career, he was selected in the 10th round by the Miami Marlins in the MLB first year players draft. Today, Ron is known throughout the baseball community as one of the most knowledgable hitting coaches in the area.

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Cole Cook
Availability

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Lesson Type

Hitting, Pitching, Fielding, & Catching

Experience

Cole Cook is a Los Angeles native who has been around baseball his whole life. At Palisades High School Cole was an All City, All State, and All American selection before deciding not to turn pro and go to college. At Pepperdine University Cole was named All WCC and was again an All American before being drafted in the 5th round by the Cleveland Indians in 2010. During his time with the Indians, Cole pitched four seasons, reaching AAA in 2012 & 2013. Cole retired from professional athletics in 2014 in order to pursue a career in Television Writing.

Cole has been coaching players of all ages for 10 years, moving some students on to college programs and beyond. As a former pitcher, Cole's expertise is in pitching mechanics, as well as arm strength and pitch development. Cole has been lucky enough to work with coaching greats like Tom House (pitching coach to Nolan Ryan, Mark Prior) , Mickey Calloway (active Cleveland Indians pitching coach) and Scott Erickson (1991 All Star and 2nd in Cy Young voting), and he uses the techniques that were taught to him as well as the tips and tricks he implemented during his career. As a student of the game, Cole is comfortable teaching hitting and fielding to high school caliber players and below.

Cole promotes a fun, supportive environment for his students. He aims to be a teacher first and a coach second - hopefully a friend or mentor third. Cole wants to create personal relationships with his students and he believes that players learn faster and learn more when supported and pushed to succeed. Through positivity, varied drill work, and positive reinforcement, Cole Cook wants to help your child get to the next level.