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Terry Whitfield

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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

"Ed is great with kids.  He has a knack for teaching them how to improve their pitching technique to make the most of their abilities."

- Chet Lemon, former centerfielder for the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox, now a high school coach in Florida 

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Philosophy

“Baseball is a game and learning the game should be fun.  Like most things in life, the journey is often more important than the goal.”

- Ed Ricks