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Hitting instruction for students of all ages is provided by Terry Whitfield, former major league player with the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Japan Seibu Lions.  During his career, Terry studied the techniques of successful batters and watched hundreds of hours of film analyzing the biomechanics of hitting.  His positive and technique-oriented coaching style enhances skills and builds confidence in hitters.

Terry has been coaching hitters of all ages for over 20 years.  A number of Terry’s students have played professional baseball including Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies.

“My philosophy is to focus on the mechanics of a good swing.  I do this by having my students feel their bodies flow together as they practice a mechanically sound swing.”

“All good hitters have certain common characteristics in their swings regardless of their stance or how they look to the average fan.  The key to hitting a baseball is to develop these critical common characteristics.”

“All kids are different and what works to teach one student to hit may not work with another.  You have to be flexible and adopt your teaching to fit the individual.”
 

 

Endorsements

"I found Terry Whitfield's coaching clinic to be a very valuable experience for my own coaching, and I was able to teach my players many of his techniques to improve their skills."

- Mark Nelson, Little League Coach

 

Philosophy

"The job of the pitching coach is to take a complex bio-mechanical process and break it down into a series of simple movements that can be learned in sequence by his student.  You have to learn from each student what's going to work for them in understanding these concept and your style and approach to each individual."

- Ed Ricks