9/04/2014 – KC has narrowed his focus to hitting and vision specific training. In the late fall of 2014 and the start of the 2015 season both the Studio and Lab will begin evolution. The KCHitter Studio is a space for hitters of all ages and skill levels to pursue their craft through traditional methods as well as through the creative. The KC Hitter ‘Vision’ Lab is also a creative environment and caters to the hitter’s vision, as well as, the “Hitter’s Vision”. Both are nurturing, interactive and challenging learning/training experiences similar to none or few. The best compliment I’ve ever received as a batting coach. “I don’t need KC. He got me going with a more than solid understanding of my swing. What is right and what is wrong in hitting. Then I learned to ‘know myself’, now I can fix my own swing.” -PM-(NCAA All American, WSU,FLA)
KC is a co-founder of Barnstormers Baseball & former Co-Chair of the Get Hits 4 Education Foundation. Between the two entities, over 50 million dollars in scholarship funds have been accumulated to date. Both entities are motivated to continue this tradition and enable more players to expand their horizons through higher education.
Kansas City has become one of the most competitive markets in the country for baseball instruction. KC has the distinction of being the first full time youth hitting instructor in Kansas City. From 1990 – 1994 KC was the General Manager of Grand Slam USA. In 1990 Grand Slam USA was a franchise consisting of 100 locations. As GM & lead hitting instructor, KC built the academy into the 10th highest grossing academy in the franchise. In 1994 Grand Slam USA was sold to Kevin Seitzer & Mike McFarland (formerly of the Kansas City Royals).
It is now Mac-n Seitz. In 1996 BARNSTORMERS BASEBALL was born. During his 4 years at Grand Slam USA KC taught over 1000 lessons per year. Beginning in the early 2000’s the focus was taken off of the field and put it on the individual hitter. My preference is the hitter as he pertains to the game.
The success of the hitters involved in his programs was enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates to ask him to join the organization as an associate scout. Since then KC has also associate scouted for the Florida Marlins, & most recently, the Cleveland Indians. During those years Grand Slam USA was the training home for the Kansas City Royals that lived in south Kansas City. KC spent the 1st 4 years of his career at GSUSA observing, acting as a sounding board for mechanical/political issues of a number of MLB players and eventually became trusted w Major League swings & careers. The majority of the players were Kansas City Royals, however, there were players from the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, and Philadelphia Phillies players. I look forward to working with more of your hitters.