Veteran Coach who lives in Germany full time with a residence permit looking for a club who wants to win but also into player development looking for a club for 2021
Name: Andy Fleischacker
DOB: May 10, 1970
Date Available: May 1st, 2019Pro
Positions (alt): Coach
College: Miami Dade College
I will bring an extensive European Coaching experience from the club level to the National Team level, as well as having been a private instructor, youth , high school and college coach in the USA. My strength is player and team development but my clubs also win. I have been fortunate enough to win 2 Bundesliga North Championships, 3 Swiss National Championships and 1 Swiss Cup. 1 European Cup Championship, and the U18 B-pool Championship. In America a Class 9A Florida Final 4 participant and won a Perfect Game 13u National Championship, and a U15 Perfect Game World Championship. In America I have also done regional work for USA Baseball. I am looking for a club that wants to win but wants to work and develop. I am looking for a club relationship that will last multiple years with a great relationship. I am also the Founder and main Instructor for the European Catching Academy. I am available for camps, individual lessons and working with individual clubs catchers. If interested contact me. I have just returned to Germany after 12 weeks in Florida working with minor league and 2 major league players on there preparation for this season and beyond. I am open to listening to any club but have a preference for Austria, Germany, Italy, Holland, France or the Czech Republic. But my eyes and ears are open to any club who wants to win and develop. I am looking for 2021 and beyond.
|2018-19||Head JV Coac||Berkeley Prep||High School|
|2015-2019||Head Coach||Kangaroo Court||13u||Perfect Game 13u BCS National Champion|
|2016-2019||Director||Top Tier Roos High School||Ages 15-18||2019 Freshman World Champion|
|2017-2019||Bench Coach||Irish National Team||U18||European Champion Qualifier Champion|
|2015-2017||Hitting-Catching Coach||Alonso High School||Class 9a Florida State Final 4|
|2011-15||Head Coach||Swiss Senior National Team||Senior|
|2011-2015||Head Coach||Swiss National Team||U15, U18|
|2013-14||Head Coach||Therwil Flyers||Swiss NLA||2014 Swiss Champion|
|2009-10||Head Coach||Solingen Alligators||German Bundesliga||52-14 record. 2 time North Champion and European Cup Champion|
|2009||Pitching-Catching Coach||Lake Erie College||NCAA II GMAC|
|2004-08||Hitting-Catching Coach||Greensboro College||NCAA III USA South Conference|
|2000-02, 2007-08||Head Coach||Zurich Challengers||Swiss NLA||2001-2002 Swiss champion 2007 Swiss Cup Champion|
|2007||Hitting Coach||Salinas Valley Packers||California Summer Collegiate League|
|2004||Hitting Coach||Ashboro Copperheads||Coastal Plains Summer League|
|2000-2002||Hitting-catching-Infield Coach||Chaminade High School||,|
|1997||Envoy Coach Germany||Major League Baseball International|
|1997||Head Coach||Cologne Cardinals||German Bundesliga|
|1995||Head Coach||Vienna Wanderers||Baseball League Austria|
|1989||Head Coach||Baseball club Fano||Italian Series A2|
I worked with Andy during the 2020 offseason and subsequent quarantine after Covid interrupted my MLB Spring Training. Instantly, I felt comfortable with his teachings and the way he relates to hitters. As a big league player, Andy’s ability to simplify elite movements in the swing stands out. I appreciate the care he puts into his time with you. It’s very clear he cares and wants the best for his players. He’s no cookie cutter hitting coach, either. Andy has the flexibility to work with many different types of hitters, which is insanely valuable. I will be back in the cages with him there’s no doubt about it.
Coach Andy has changed my philosophy on hitting in ways I could not imagine. He has taught me ways to create a proper routine that I can follow everyday to be a successful player. The best thing Coach Andy taught me is cage work is not simply to feel good but to get better. We would always incorporate drills with game speed work to get better prepared for competition. Everyone has had bad days in the cage but Coach Andy would point out the positives so we would leave with confidence and swagger. Coach Andy has created an environment of winners , guys that want to get better everyday . If you are a high school freshman or a professional player Coach Andy treats you with the same respect and professionalism. The best thing I got from Coach Andy is the knowledge and confidence in my routine, movement and swing to be my own hitting coach.
Over the last 3 summers I have played for Coach Andy on the Top Tier Roos. He is a prepared, dedicated , knowledgeable coach who has major competitive fire. Over the quarantine shutdown myself and a group of other professional and D1 players would hit with Coach Andy everyday. During this time I grew as a hitter more then ever before. The attention to detail that Andy has is unbelievable and he can always explain what you are feeling in your swing. The environment we hit in was relaxed but also intense competitive learning environment. With a lot of fun.
I am also available for camps or short term coaching. Specifically in the areas of hitting and catching.