I have had the privilege of having my 12 year old son Drew participate in Rick’s 7 session course, and follow up sessions. I am a huge fan of Rick Stiner and his teaching process and methodology.
Before I share why I am excited about having Rick teach my son, here is a bit of my background-
I have been around baseball for over 38 years- in my playing days at a Division 1 university, and then for a national team touring overseas. I have been an instructor at youth camps and have taught baseball camps and clinics to over 3,000 youth. I have also been able to coach numerous teams over the years. I have had the privilege of being around some of the best teachers the game has to offer. However, one of the challenges for some baseball instructors is teaching in a way that young players can both understand and actually do- especially as their young bodies are maturing.
Like so many dads who coach their sons, there are some things my son was not “hearing” from me-this is where Rick entered the picture. Not only have I personally learned more about hitting from Rick, but more importantly, Rick communicates in a way that my son “gets,” and listens and responds to Rick, because Rick knows exactly how to work with young players in a way that they not only can understand, but he gives them many drills to work on after their instruction time with him.
I am a big fan of Rick and his mastery of teaching the art of hitting. As a lifelong baseball guy- my advice to you if you are considering using Rick as an instructor- “JUST DO IT.”