Baseball Private Lessons
All instructors are separate coaches and paid directly by students. All appointments and payments are to be made directly to instructors. The only way to schedule private lessons is to contact instructors directly on their cell phones.
Fred Hanker

Areas of Expertise – Hitting, Catching, Throwing, Infield/Outfield

Fred is a 25 year veteran of playing, scouting, coaching and managing baseball and fastpitch softball. After a successful baseball career at Lakewood High School he played four years at Cal State Dominguez Hills. He currently holds 12 school hitting records, was voted All CCAA four times and All West Regional two times. In the 1987 MLB draft Hanker was drafted by the Oakland A’s organization in the 31st round. He has accumulated over 20 years of fast pitch playing against top notch competition.

(310) 738-4120

Bud Smith

Areas of Expertise – Pitching, Hitting.

Born in Torrance, California in 1979 Bud Smith, a left-hander, pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001-2002. Bud has the distinction of pitching a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres during his rookie year, an accomplishment that helped him finish fourth in the Rookie of the Year vote. Bud is now the Assistant Coach for the Rancho Santa Margarita baseball team. On Deck is honored to have Bud among our many excellent instructors.


“I will always do my best to provide the highest level of quality instruction. I want your player to do their best to maximize their potential. Your player will enjoy himself and look forward to working hard on developing his baseball talent. Above all else, baseball is supposed to be fun!” –

(562) 477-3107

Josef Terry

Areas of Expertise –Hitting, Fielding and Throwing Lessons.

Terry is a local Long Beach baseball player. He started as a 3 year letter winner at Long Beach Poly High School earning 2 All Moore League selections and 2 press telegram dream team selections. He then went on to Cerritos College an won the SCC Player of the Year award as a freshman and made the juco all state team. He was drafted twice at Cerritos by the Seattle Mariners as a freshman (17TH ROUND), an the Chicago White Sox as a sophomore (8TH ROUND). He holds the single season an career records for triples at Cerritos. Terry then transferred to Cal State Fullerton where he was selected by the Cincinnati Reds, Terry signed and has played 3 seasons and is in the Reds organization.

(562) 253-9816