$20 - 30 Minute Group Lesson (2 Students)
$60 - 60 Minute Private Lesson
$35 - 30 Minute Group Lesson (2 Students)
$75 - 60 Minute Private Lesson
I grew up playing baseball for Bloomington Kennedy where I was Captain my senior year. I then went to the University of Wisconsin - Stout for Engineering Technology - Mechanical Design. Unfortunately, I suffered a SLAP tear my freshman year but was able to recover and I continued to pitch for Stout my Sophomore and Junior year. This experience has been key to the way I coach younger players. Overuse is a huge problem in our sport and I strive to condition my players to limit injury and down time.
I have been coaching for Bloomington Kennedy High School since 2010. I started assisting with the 9th grade team. In 2015, I became the pitching coach for the program. Pitching is as much of a physical game as it is a mental game. I work to give my players the tools to understand the game situation, the batter and how to recognize their own flaws. Being an engineer, I look at the mechanics of my players and break down where we can gain more speed, movement and consistency. This is my favorite part of the game. I love the experimentation to find what combination works best for each individual player.
I am excited for the opportunity to work with the community. I hope I can instill good habits on and off the field for our young players.
Matt Stoeklen has been coaching in the Farmington travel program for the past four seasons. Prior to that he coached at the varsity high school level as a hitting and infield coach. Matt has helped run numerous youth baseball camps all over the country working with kids ranging from ages 8-18 years old. Before his days of teaching the game of baseball he enjoyed a well-established playing career.
I love the game of baseball and there is no better reward in life than to pass along something you are so passionate about. Baseball is a fun game to play but can be very humbling also. It demands a good skill set and a great deal of hand-eye coordination. I enjoy the hard work, dedication, competitiveness, and the preparation that is needed to become a great ball player. Having that burning desire to become the best ball player you can be will help you become a great teammate and help set the foundation in becoming great person on and off the field. Baseball has helped create the person I am today and has provided me with so many great friendships along the way. Coaching gives me the opportunity to educate young athletes not only about the game of baseball but the game of life. I want to help pave the way to becoming great student-athletes and provide support in chasing down dreams. One thing my dad has always told me, “If it was so easy, everyone would be doing it.
Matt Stoeklen Named To MAC Baseball All-Tournament Team - Ball State University Athletics (ballstatesports.com)