"When parents and coaches
ask me who can really teach and train their players or teams, I
recommend Mark Mainini."
~ Don Slaught
- Sixteen year Major
hitting coach of the 2006
American League Champion
Detroit Tigers, and creator of Rightview Pro.
"Coach Mainini has worked with my 12 and 10 year old sons through club baseball and private lessons. They are both better pitchers and improved hitters, who have an improved command of situational baseball and now own an understanding of the finer details of the game of baseball. My boys are huge fans of Coach Mark, not only because of what he teaches them, but how he interacts with them. He has contributed significantly to their love of the game."
- Richard Rosas
"I have known Mark for about 8 years. I met him through Don Slaught at a 3 day baseball convention in Texas. I was so impressed wirh his knowledge and teaching skills that I arranged for him to fly to a newly constructed 6000 sq .ft. indoor hitting facility in Beaumont,Tx . many times . I wanted Mark to train my instructors as well as myself. He was magic with the students of all ages 6-20 with his ability to have confidence, encouragement and patience with each student at their own skill level.... who was a student of Mark's has flown out twice from Beaumont, TX to Los Angeles to train with Mark as we feel it's the best coaching has to offer for her future hitting lesson future.
"One of the main reasons our son Brad is a college catcher is Mark Mainini. Brad began taking lessons with Mark when he was eight years old. We wanted Brad to learn to throw correctly. The lessons expanded to include all facets of the game: hitting, pitching, catching, outfield etc. Mark is a student of the game which enables him to teach the subtle techniques that differentiate the good player from the average player.
Over the years Mark became much more than Brad’s baseball instructor. Mark became a friend and mentor to Brad that is even more valuable than his baseball knowledge. Through all the ups and downs a baseball player experiences, Mark has been there for Brad helping him get through the tough times and enjoying the good times. Brad is a better player and a better person for having Mark in his life."
Don & Tammy Breier.
Baseball Training in southern California - "Mark Mainini is simply the best baseball instructor for young men aged 8 to 17 I have ever seen. And I have seen many.
Based on Mark’s private lessons and being on one of Mark’s club teams, my son’s hitting, fielding, running, pitching, appreciation for the game, and confidence have all improved immeasurably. My son and I could not be happier. Mark Mainini is amazing.
Importantly, Mark makes practice and games fun for all the players. Skill improvement and fun! This is priceless!" - Gary ___________________________
Letters from Ely - Published 1/28/06"Crossroads"
by Duane Behrens
The coach asked, "Hey O.C., did you shower this morning?"
"Not yet," replied O.C. "How'd you know?"
"Well, the grass is dying around your feet there."
Hitting practice was over, the pitching and infield practice was complete, and O.C.'s weekly coaching session with Mark Mainini was nearly finished.
A former professional baseball player, Mainini had perhaps found his true passion after his playing days were over. He's a private coach now, and a good one - able to claim some dozens of kids who have gone on to high school, college and professional ball under his guidance . . . a man who may have helped Manny Ramirez out of a recent October batting slump.
Today and in between lessons, Mark had devoted much of his time to some good-natured teasing. (Apparently, he's not all that fond of O.C.'s new earring.) But now he called O.C. over, and the smile left his face.
"Listen, O.C., I've gotta tell ya . . . there are a lot of kids your age who want to play high school ball. And this . . . this is the year you'll have to decide how badly you want to play. You've certainly been blessed with talent. Your hands are quick, your right arm is a rifle, and you've got a good sense of the game. But none of those strengths are any guarantee. You're 13 years old. This is the year you'll have to decide how badly you want it.
"Grades are first, of course. Everything comes after that. But beyond that I want you to think of what it is that you really want to do. You know - your passion. Personally, I hope it will be baseball. And if it is, well . . .it's about time for you to start giving baseball a 100 percent of your effort during every possible moment. I can just about guarantee that every one of your baseball heroes and mine - Ruth, Robinson, Gehrig, Paige, Ripken, Guerrero, Eckstein and all the rest - each of them probably made that commitment when they were your age."
The coach slid his hat back and wiped his forehead. "Your folks have put in a substantial investment in these lessons each week. They're putting this opportunity in front of you. But it's up to you to take it. I hope you won't throw it aside.
"Now, if you choose baseball - if you choose to commit to this sport - only you can find a way to become the best. You'll have to start training on your own a lot of the time. You'll have to do the physical strength training. You'll have to find and do the batting and catching and fielding drills and everything else necessary to transform yourself into a top-quality player. Hey - we'll be here to help you along the way. But it's no good if you're not leading the way, right?"
O.C. was quiet. He hadn't seen this side - hadn't seen his coach in this way before.
Mainini started walking away, then turned suddenly. "Oh, and by the way. If you do choose something else . . . if you decide within the coming year that you love something even more than baseball . . . well, I want you to succeed at that as well." The coach went to one knee. "Now look at me, O.C., and listen carefully, 'cause I'm absolutely certain of one thing: If you really love something, and if you give it your complete dedication during every available waking hour, you can . . . hell, you will turn your dream into the reality of your daily adult life. And that's what you want . . . right?"
Embarrassed and unsure of his response, O.C. nodded, grabbed his gear, stowed it into the back of the car and climbed into the passenger seat. Mark grinned, waved, then turned toward his next student as we drove out of the ballpark.
It was a quiet ride home.
South Bay Stallions Club Baseball Teams
"At practice the boys have a GREAT time. They "can't wait" until the next one. They joke and laugh and learn baseball at the same time. Mark is also great in giving them life lessons in our huddles. More than just baseball."
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- We are passionate about the amazing game of baseball and love
- It is important to us that our players have fun while playing this incredible
- Players learn, improve, and have a blast. When players improve, they
develop confidence, which makes baseball even more enjoyable.
- Our baseball trainers teach all aspects of baseball to players of all ages and skill levels; from the fundamentals to the finer points of the game.
- Players get a clear understanding of what they need to do in order to
- Our baseball Instructors develop skills and prepare players for the next level.
- Our goal is to have our players reach their maximum potential
- Players attending our South Bay Baseball Camps benefit from
individualized attention and baseball instruction in a positive and
- Our baseball coaches provide baseball training in: Hitting - Pitching / Throwing Mechanics - Fielding of All Positions - Base Running - Situational Defense - Catcher's Skills
- Players learn sportsmanship and benefit from positive interaction with
coaches and the other players. They gain a respect for the game and an
understanding of what team work really means, on and off the field.
- ALL OF OUR PLAYERS HAVE A BLAST AND SO DO WE!
Mark Mainini - Baseball Instructor / Trainer - California, US
We teach all aspects of baseball; from the fundamentals to the finer points of the game in order to develop skills and prepare players for the next level.
HITTING - PITCHING - FIELDING OF ALL POSITIONS SITUATIONAL DEFENSE - BASE RUNNING
Palos Verdes - near Torrance - South Bay of Southern California - US
Big Bear Lake, Big Bear City, Sugarloaf - California
Coach Mainini offers private baseball instruction and training to players of all ages and skill levels -
High School Players
Little League Players
Pony League Players
Club Team Players
Baseball Training in the South Bay of southern California - US
Baseball Coach, Mark Mainini, teaches all aspects of baseball;
from the fundamentals to the finer points of the game.
Baseball players fly to California from all over America as well as from around the world for baseball instruction and training with Coach Mainini.
Pitching Instruction / Pitching Lessons
Fielding Instruction for All positions
Baseball Training in California & Texas
"When parents and coaches ask me who can really teach and train their baseball players or teams, I recommend Mark Mainini."
~ Don Slaught
Don Slaught, aka "Sluggo", played in the Major Leagues for sixteen years - hitting coach of the 2006 American League Champions; the Detroit Tigers, & creator of "RightView Pro" - state of the art video analysis teaching system for baseball and softball
Baseball Video Analysis for hitting and pitching in southern California and Southeast Texas -
"RightView Pro" is a state of the art teaching system which allows the player to see himself / herself in side by side video synchronization with the best hitters and pitchers in the game so they can see precisely what needs to be corrected, because there are certain things that all hitters and pitchers do. We point them out, explain the reasons, demonstrate, and implement the appropriate drills for them during their lessons. Giving the player the opportunity to actually see what needs to be corrected is an invaluable tool.
Core strength - Flexibility - Endurance - Speed - Agility
Hitting with Video Analysis
South Bay Stallions Club Baseball Teams
in southern California
Baseball Team Training
Instruction and training of your existing team -
Mark Mainini offers instruction and training to local teams. We also offer team training to club baseball teams from around the country, either at your facility or in Southern California. If your travel baseball team is competing in southern California, we can arrange workouts for the week before your games begin or your team can register for one of our scheduled baseball camps - your team can also check out all the fun things to do in the area. Travel teams are responsible for travel expenses and hotel accommodations.
For information and scheduling, please contact Mark Mainini.
Mark Mainini - Baseball Instructor
South Bay of Southern California, USA
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Hitting Lessons and Pitching Lessons