KC was hired at Grand Slam USA Baseball Academy in Lenexa, Ks. in 1990 as full time hitting instructor. At that time, there were roughly 45 MLB and MiLB players living in the area and training for MLB Spring Training at Grand Slam USA. In his first year, KC mopped, made coffee, adjusted the heat and put out the equipment for the pro guys in the morning and did thousands of youth lessons in the evenings and on weekends. By his fourth year hitting workouts with the guys, interpersonal communications about the stress and related complications of the game and many other topics came into play. KC became lead instructor and General Manager.
Grand Slam USA eventually became Mac-n-Seitz. KC opened his first hitting facility.
In hit first year KC mopped, made coffee, adjusted the heat and put out the equipment for the pro guys in the morning and did thousands of youth lessons in the evenings and on weekends. By his fourth year hitting workouts with the guys, interpersonal communications about the stress and related complications of the game and many other topics came into play. KC became lead instructor and General Manager. Grand Slam USA eventually became Mac-n-Seitz. KC opened his first hitting facility.
(ABCA American Baseball Coaches Association)
KC has been blessed to have been in the company of some of the greats of the game. When he has his opportunities, he does not squander them. Deep conversations about hitting, pitching and baseball all from combined knowledge of 100s of years of baseball are available to your player.
*KC's list of college players, and colleges they attended is currently not posted.
John Mayberry Sr. KCR
Ferguson Jenkins CHC
Steve Busby KCR
John Mayberry Jr. PHI
Vernon Wells Sr. KCChiefs
Willie Wilson KCR
Steve Jeltz KCR
Dave Stewart OAK
Chili Davis KCR
Dennis Leonard KCR
Gary Thurman KCR
Terry Shumpert KCR
Louis Aquino - pitcher KCR
Mike McFarland KCR
Kevin Seitzer KCR
Bill Pecota KCR
Mike Boddikker - pitcher KCR
Kurt Stillwell KCR
Buddy Biancalana - World Series MVP ’85 KCR
Max Suzuki - pitcher KCR
Jon Warden - pitcher CIN
Ron Robinson - pitcher CIN
Bert Campanaris KCR
Amos Otis KCR
Kenny Powers!!! HBO
Steve Busby - pitcher KCR
Jerry Dipoto - pitcher CLE
Dane Iorg KCR
Tito Landrum STL, NYY
Jack Clark STL
Junior Spivey ARI
David Howard KCR,
Head Minor League Coordinator BOS
Eric Appsure Wichita State, drafted 3 times
Ed Hearn KCR,NYM
Brian McRae KCR
Chili Davis KCR
Bill Campbell -pitcher STL
Doug Blair- pitcher PIT
Dane Iorg KCR
Mike Henneman -pitcher DET
Darryl Brown NYY
Jason Shabala SAN (replaced Barry Bonds in RF, 1 game)
Rodney Peete - Football -USC, Raiders -former teamate
Mike Jones -Football -Missouri -STL Rams - former teamate
Jerry Dipodo - Cleveland Indians - GM in 2009, 2010
MIke Grouse - National Head Scout - Texas Rangers - Signed Travis Hafner
Phil Hutman -KCR, PAD Scout - Signed Alex Gordon
Brenden Hutman - #2 Strength Coordinator - LA Dodgers
Nathan Reese - Catcher - Florida Marlins - Cook County Marlins, Wichita State
Jake Blackwood Maple Woods JC - FLA
Travis Buckley SM South - TEX
Tom Buckman SM South - Mizzou
Butch Coles - Washington High, KCK - KCR
Jeff Ingram - SM South - UNO - CHW
Rodney Peete - SM south - USC, Detroit Lions, LA Raiders
MIke Jones - St. Louis Rams
Clay Overcash - Scout CHW
Steve Abney - Scout CLE
Steve Miller - CMSU D II World Series Champion - Scout TOR
Mike Ruth - Minnesota Twins - National Cross checker
David Chad - Boston Red Sox - National Cross checker (Scout)
Gene Stevenson - Head Coach WSU
Brent Kemnitz - Recruiting Coordinator - WSU
Rich Price - Head Coach KU
Ryan Graves - Pitching Coordinator - KU
Jason Shabala - NEB - SAN ( replaced Barry Bonds in rf for several games)
Jay Belcher - Minnesota Twins
Nathan Reese - WSU - FLA
Travis Buckley - SM South - TEX
Greg King - SM South = UofA, Mizzou
Rob Walton - ORU
Fischer DeBerry -Football - AFA
Terry Wetzel- Head Scout COL
John Mallee, FLA, HOU
Gary Ward, OSU, NMS
Hal MaCrae KCR
Glen Jones ATL ,KCR
Jonny Bench CIN
Conrad Dobler STL
BUCK ONEILL KC
Karl Carswell NCS,NYM,
Pat Magness FLA, Wichita State ( Reported to have the single best offensive season in WSU history)
John Adams - WSU - NYY
Bo Jackson KCR
Albert Pujols STL,
George Foster CIN
Dr. Tom House - pitcher- MLB 14 years. Pitching Coach USC (2008-2011)
At the age of 11 he was determined the play on the best team around. The only problem was he was the worst player in the league.
...more to come.
KC was like any other competitive minded rec player around the ages of 10 to 12. He desperately wanted to compete at the highest level possible, but his skills and knowledge made that more than a challenge. When KC got up to bat, the coach of the best team around would shout out, "Move back. Slow train!. Which was ironic, because KC couldn't hit or run.
After too many tears, losses, and simply wanting to play with the guys he went to school with, KC finally got a spot on that number one team. The very same coach who called him, "Slow Train."
Right away that coach imparted this wisdom to KC, "If you work at this, you can get better."
KC was an AllStar all remaining youth seasons. It is with this information and passion that KC addresses your player.
To put it simply, at KC Hitter we're trying to teach your hitter a language and way of thinking.. "If this, then that.". "When I'm not hitting well, this is my list of what goes wrong with me.".
We encourage speaking in hitter terms, while working to gain an understanding of what these terms mean and how the apply to each swing.
IT'S NOT THAT SIMPLE