Coaches

 

All Regal hitting coaches are Blast certified instructors. We leverage the power of the Blast Bat sensor to maximize the value of your instruction. As such, Blast sensors are used during all sessions. We also have several BlastTrax certified instructors. These coaches are certified to use both the Blast sensor and the HitTrax Baseball tracker in conjunction to create a complete picture of your swing.  Our instructors understand that no two players are alike and will work with you to get the results you're looking for.

 
 
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Zach Pirrello

Specializations

  • Blast Hitting
  • BlastTrax Hitting Evaluations
  • BlastTrax Hitting Programs

Focus: Balance, Pitch Recognition, Max Effort
Goals: Maximize Skill Level, Teamwork

“When it comes to hitting, balance is key.  Great balance, mixed with good pitch recognition, discipline, with some aggressiveness is key to being a high-level hitter. Power starts from the ground up. I teach all my hitters to use their lower half and core in every swing, no empty calorie swings. You practice the way you play.”

“There is no such thing as luck, luck is when preparation meets opportunity.”

Coach/Playing Experience

  • Lesson Instructor: 4 years
  • Liberty HS: 3 years, coach
  • Park University: 1 year, player
  • SW Baptist: 3 years, player
  • Liberty HS: 4 years, player
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Andrew Ramirez

Specializations

  • Blast Hitting
  • BlastTrax Hitting Evaluations
  • BlastTrax Hitting Programs

Focus: Aggressive, Balanced, Disciplined
Goals: Trust your mechanics, Comprehensive Approach

Coach Ramirez is a new hitting instructor for Regal Baseball with 18 years of baseball playing experience and 4 years experience as a private instructor specializing in players 8-18.

“I believe every player’s swing is unique.  I guide hitters to their best swing by teaching them to trust their mechanics, develop muscle memory, plate coverage and contact zone coverage. This will help them improve and develop their skill set to their full potential.”

Coach/Playing Experience

  • Lesson Instructor: 4 years
  • Mo West: 4 years, player
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Andrew Kreiling

Specializations

  • BlastTrax Hitting Evaluations
  • BlastTrax Hitting Programs

Coach/Playing Experience

  • Avila - 3 years: coach
  • Pitt State - 2 years: player
  • KCKCC - 2 years: player
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Andy Rieth

Specializations

  • Speed & Agility
  • CoreBaseball Training
  • Blast Hitting

Focus: Mental Toughness, Physical Excellence, Fundamentals.
Goals: Create skills and the mindset to showcase them.

“The 3 things that I think baseball players need to play at the next level are confidence, determination and a strong work ethic. The physical side of baseball is all about repetition and muscle memory so I want to teach young players to the proper way to do fundamental skills so that they can master them and continue to get better every day”

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do” - Derek Jeter

Playing/Coaching Experience

  • MO West: 4 years, player
  • Liberty HS: 4 years, player
 
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Clint Culbertson

Specializations

  • Pitching
  • Blast Hitting
  • Catching

Coach Culbertson is an award winning coach and earned his Masters in Sports Business and Athletic Administration at the University of Central Missouri. His thesis work on the effect of weightlifting in pitching recovery led to an interest in designing baseball specific conditioning programs. Teams who work with him gain measurable results from the benefits of his strength and physical conditioning knowledge.

Coaching Experience

  • 2007 DII National Championship
  • NJCAA DII Coach of the Year
  • ABCA DII Coach of the Year
  • Park University: 1 year, Asst Coach
  • MCC-Longview: 11 years, Head Coach
  • AR-Little Rock: 3 years, Pitching Coach
  • U of Central MO: 4 years, Pitching
  • Univ of Missouri: 3 years, Grad Asst
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Eric Shempert

Specializations

  • Blast Hitting

Focus: Biomechanics, Strength, Kinetics
Goals: Developing a consistent, powerful swing

Coach Shempert brings his knowledge of kinesiology and exercise science to Regal after playing 4 years of college baseball as well as coaching baseball camps in Texas and Missouri.  

“I encourage players to explore their biomechanical approach to hitting.  I guide players on all the movements between Step and Swing to maximize hitting potential”

Coach/Playing Experience

  • Camp Instructor: 4 years
  • Avila University: 3 years, player
  • Howard Payne University: 1 year, player
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Dane Phillippe

Specializations

  • BlastTrax Hitting Programs
  • Blast Hitting
  • Catching

Loves working with youth players who are motivated, work hard, and have aspirations of getting to the next level. Brings the knowledge of the game he has learned from the College and Professional Coaches he has been tutored by in his career. Understands that every kid is different in their approach and works to improve weaknesses while also improving strengths. Specializes in hitting and catching work, but also works with pitchers.

Coach/Playing Experience

  • Catching Instructor: 3 years
  • Lessons: 3 years
  • Amateur Teams: 6 years
  • Park University: 2 years, player
  • St. Gregory's University, player
  • Neosho CC: 2 years, player
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Rob McFarlane

Specializations

  • BlastTrax Hitting Evaluations
  • BlastTrax Hitting Programs

Focus: Fundamentals, Continual Improvement, Be Present.

I've been fortunate to be around a game I love for over 45 years as a teammate and coach. I consider myself lucky to be able to work with companies like HitTrax Baseball and Blast Motion that are building products that are revolutionizing player training. The tools players have at their disposal today are nothing short of amazing.

“Over 30 years coaching players and I learn something new everyday.”

Coach Experience

  • Ban Johnson: 10 years, HC
  • Amateur All Ages: 20+ years, HC