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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.


Doug Finch

Doug Finch has been teaching professionally for over 15 years, both in private practice and through clinics. His teachings and mechanics have been men tored and tested by Dr. Sherry L. Werner at the highest levels. Within the largest database of fastpitch pitching studies, Dr. Werner has demonstrated that Finch's teachings and mechanics achieve top ratings for being the safest and most efficient of anyone in the world. The success of Jennie and his many ASA and NCAA national champion students have been the driving force in Finch's pursuit of pitching mechanics excellence.

Areas of Expertise – pitching & hitting


(714) 357-7575



Mike Mora
Mike is presently the Assistant Varsity Coach at Gahr High School. Prior to his arrival (2005-2007) Mike acted as the Head Coach of the Artesia High School Softball team and Assistant Varsity Softball Coach at Cerritos High School (2003-2005). Mike has been coaching competitive softball for over 18 years at age levels spanning 10U – 18U. Teams under Mike's tutelage have been invited to ASA National Tournaments on ten occasions


Areas of Expertise – Hitting, Slapping, Short Game


(562) 824-5740

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

Mike Rogers
Mike is presently in his third year as the Head Coach for the varsity Softball team at Gahr High School. Prior to coaching at Gahr, Mike was the Assistant Varsity Coach for the St. John Bosco baseball team. Mike is presently the Head Coach for USA Athletics 18 Gold Girls Fastpitch softball team.


Areas of Expertise – Hitting, Fielding.


(562) 716 - 8864


Gina (Bessolo) Mascaro
Born in Lakewood California, Gina attended Lakewood High School before attending the University of Pittsburgh, acting as their starting pitcher from 1998-2002 in the Big East Conference. Gina has the distinction of holding the University's record for no-hitters in a career. Gina also worked as the Assistant Softball Coach at Marshall University from 2002-2004. Gina has competed internationally in Venezuela and Zimbabwe against the Olympic and Jr. Olympic softball teams. Gina has also been an instructor in these countries as well as in China. Domestically Gina has led pitching camps and clinics at various universities to include the University of Pittsburgh, Marshall University, and Kent State University. Gina has been a private pitching instructor for over 15 years.


Areas of Expertise – Pitching


(562) 606-6891

Jamie Buksa
I have been involved in softball since I was 5 years old. I am very passionate about the game. I teach the physical and mental aspects of the game. I enjoy working with the kids and see them achieve their goals. I coached ASA travel ball for two years, I coached at Millikan High School for 6 years and have done private lessons the past 2 years. While coaching at Millikan I won 6 Moore League Titles and 1 CIF SS Title. I can instruct girls with their batting, fielding, and catching.


Areas of Expertise – Hitting, Fielding, Catching


(562) 397-3375


Mike Bessolo

Mike has over 12 years private pitching instruction experience.  He works with all levels of softball pitchers, specializing in beginning pitchers, with a high concentration on fundamentals such as leg / hip drive, wrist snap, arm extension and follow through. His coaching emphasizes a variety of drills to help with building speed, leg strength and fine-tuning the quality and accuracy of pitches. He has assisted in clinics at various levels. He helped coach both his daughters to full pitching scholarships at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Pittsburgh.


Areas of Expertise – Softball Pitching
(562) 429-5526
(562) 833-7611 cell

Melissa Angel

Angel, a former Viking standout, returns for her fifth season as head coach and ninth season overall with the coaching staff at Long Beach City College in 2012.

Angel has led the Vikings to playoff berths in three of her four season (2008, 2009, 2011), including a spot at the 2008 State Championships.

Entering the 2012 season, Angel has a career overall record of 108-65-2 over four seasons at LBCC.

Angel was a two-time All-South Coast Conference catcher for LBCC during the 1996-97 seasons. She was also named to the All-State Tournament team her sophomore year when the Vikings finished fourth.

Following LBCC, she went on to play two seasons at Northwest Missouri State University. After her final two years of eligibility, she went on to serve as an assistant coach for four seasons.

Angel attended Mayfair High School and received her BA and Master’s degree in education from Northwest Missouri State in 2003.

Gary Hanning

Bio pending

Aubray Zell

Aubray Zell, former member of the Boise State Softball team, was a four year starter and captain of the team. Zell was an eight time pitcher of the week during her career as well as named Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Year by in 2012. Zell was named a member of the Mountain West All-Conference team in 2012 and the Western Athletic Conference All-Conference First team in 2011. Zell is currently a career leader in games pitched, starts, wins, ERA, strikeouts, shutouts, and complete games. Zell attended Lakewood High school where she was a two time team MVP and inducted into the Lakewood City Youth Hall of Fame and the Long Beach Century Club. She graduated from BSU in May 2013 with a degree in Mathematics Education.


Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

2:30 pm - 9:00 pm

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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



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