Private Instructions Offered!

Sharpen your skills and improve your game with private hitting, pitching and defensive lessons.

 

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Training Instructors


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.


 

 

Bud Smith

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!” –

 

Bud Smith Areas of Expertise – Pitching, hitting  

 

(562) 477-3107

 

 


Fred Hanker
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

 

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

 

(310) 738-4120

 


 

Kyle Christensen

Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Education: Millikan High School

- Played baseball at Millikan High School
- In his senior year of high school he led the league in ERA and strikeouts
- Drafted out of high school (2006) with the - Oakland Athletics in the 15th round
- Five years of professional baseball experience
- 2007 Pitcher of the Year for Arizona Rookie League and led the league in strikeouts
- 2010 Captain of Vancouver Canadians Class A
- Helped instruct baseball teams during his off-seasons at Millikan and Lakewood High Schools
- Four years of pitching instructional experience

Areas of Expertise – Pitching, Hitting, Infield/Outfield

 


 

Josef Terry

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.

Areas of Expertise – Hitting Fielding and Throwing Lessons



(562) 253-9816




Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

2:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday
Team reservations, Birthday parties, and banquets only. Call Bill 562-607-7137 or Mike 562-716-8864

Upcoming Events

Speed training classes 4 nights a week, M,W,Thur, and Friday 3 classes each night

 

Appointments

Call for Special appointment

562-716-8864