Choose Your Youth Coach

Youth Coach Mike Varga

Video analysis + minute live instruction

Hey international ballplayers, this is Coach Mike here! Success in our sport comes from being able to manage failure. That’s why I strive to create an enthusiastic, challenging, intent-driven atmosphere that cultivates trust, confidence and consistency. If we can harness these three key concepts, we put ourselves in a great position for you to not only be an exceptional ballplayer, but an exceptional person too. Check out my video to find out more about who I am, my style of coaching, and why I make a great fit to guide you in your baseball journey!

My BBJO Single Session Package includes a player consultation followed up by a video analysis, a 30-minute live instructional coaching lesson, and a post-lesson evaluation.


Youth Coach Owen Reid

One live 30-minute instruction session

When it comes to coaching, it doesn’t get more international than Owen Reid. With more than two decades of experience as a player and coach, Reid’s baseball expertise has taken him to more than 50 countries on five continents. 

Owen is experienced in coaching all aspects of the game and with all ages. He has a way of connecting with his players that is unparalleled. 

Owen is a Mobile Coach by trade, but since the pandemic hit, he has expanded his virtual coaching service, which he calls “distance learning.” He delivers his instruction live, in 30-minute sessions on Zoom or other video conferencing platforms. 


Coach RJ Hively

Weekly video calls & throwing plans, Video Analysis

RJ is a former minor league pitcher who made it as high as AAA with the Arizona Diamondbacks and even participated in a couple of their Big League Spring Training Camps. Between his time playing college ball for Old Miss and professional baseball, RJ’s playing career lasted 12 years with his final year being overseas with the Heidenhiem Heidekopfe of the German Bundesliga. RJ loved his time in Germany and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and helping to grow the game of baseball both physically and mentally overseas.

RJ has Master Project Management (MPM) certification and is a Master in Mental Performance. He has worked with a number of professional athletes and teams, Fortune 200 companies, as well as youth athletes.

RJ’s youth training single session can be for pitching, hitting or fielding in the infield. This service begins with video analysis and is followed by a 30-minute video call. 


Coach Andreas Lastinger

Baseball/Softball 1 x 45 minute Live Coachings

Andreas ist ein deutscher Catcher, der in Österreich lebt und in der 1. Bundesliga spielt (profile). 

Als Cheftrainer der Attnang Athletics ist er für die Entwicklung und Führung der 1. Mannschaft verantwortlich. Beruflich arbeitet er als Physiotherapeut mit Athleten verschiedener Sportarten vor allem in der Trainingstherapie.

Einen Baseball konstant hart zu schlagen ist die schwierigste Herausforderung aller Sportarten.

Jedes Training kann so individuell sein wie jeder/jede SpielerIn.

Konstantes Hitting ist eine außergewöhnliche Aufgabe, die außergewöhnliche Fähigkeiten benötigt. Lass uns an dieser Herausforderung arbeiten!

In 1 je 45-minütigen Live Coachings behandeln wir zum Beispiel:

  • Videoanalyse deines Schwungs
  • Die mentalen Aspekte des Hittings
  • Was ist dein Approach und wie können wir ihn verbessern
  • Drills, um deine Schwächen zu Stärken zu machen


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