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Private Lessons

 Coyote Baseball Instructors are offer 1 on 1 lessons that last 30 to 60 minutes per session.  Use the link below to email the instructor of your choosing to find availability and price.

 

DREW MILLER Program Director / Coach  

Drew has played 12 seasons of professional season with three teams.  Finished his playing career with the newly formed Trois-Riviere Aigles where he reached career goals of 1000 professional hits and 100 professional home runs.   Played seven years with the Calgary Vipers and in which he held almost all career batting records including single season home runs(21) and RBIs(89) .  In 2009 Drew was named a Golden Baseball League All-Star and led Calgary to their first ever professional baseball championship. In 2007 Miller was a Northern League All-Star and in 2006 he was named the Vipers Most Outstanding Player. From 2002 to 2004 Miller played for the Richmond Roosters in Indiana. Helping them to repeat as league champs on 2002. He was also named to the All-Star team in 2004. Miller attended Eastern Oklahoma State Junior college for 2 years before transferring to Oklahoma Baptist University where he was named All-Conference, All-Region and Honorable mention All-American in both years playing there. Miller has coached many levels which include assistant coach in University, coaching all levels in Australia while playing, many all-star teams from Medicine Hat and Calgary.  He was also part of the coaching staff that took a Canada U12 team to the Cal Ripken World series in 2012 and 2015.  Drew has been honored as the tenth best player to play in Calgary alongside players like Edgar Martinez and Alex Rodriguez.

GEOFF FREEBORN Pitching Coordinator  

Coach Freeborn has worked with Coyote staff since 2012, has served as Manager of Alberta Cal Ripken 12U Regional Teams in 2013 & 2014, and has been instrumental in refining our already good throwing and pitching protocols. A member of Canada's Junior National Team in high school, Geoff played collegiately at North Idaho CC, and later at Northern Kentucky University (NCAA Div. II), prior to a professional career with Calgary Vipers from 2006 to 2008.
Arguably our most 'international' coach, Geoff has played baseball on six continents, with stints in Australia, Europe, Colombia, Asia and Canary Islands. Coach Freeborn also played for the Great Britain Senior National Team (2000-07), and is married to former track National team member (& 400 m Canadian Champion) Danielle Kot.
Geoff currently also serves as Pitching Coordinator for Calgary Babe Ruth League, and assists with National Sport Academy's baseball program. He brings an outstanding knowledge & skill set in addition to a remarkable teaching style to youth baseball.
'I've had privilege of being a part of the Coyote program for over 2 years now; Coyote Baseball and the Alberta Babe Ruth &Ripken organizations have been the catalyst for me becoming a full time baseball coach.'

BRANDON NEWELL Coach  

Brandon joined the Coyote baseball staff in 2013, and has become an essential part of the program's continued growth. A former High School All-American at Nooksack Valley HS, he played collegiately at University of Washington where he was twice selected to 1st Team, All PAC 10 honours. Drafted out of high school by the Seattle Mariners (as a catcher) and later out of college by the New York Mets (as a pitcher), Brandon was named by the Mets as their Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 1994. After his playing career ended due to injury, Coach Newell worked for the Milwaukee Brewers organization as their NW Scouting Supervisor. Brandon has also served as Head Coach with Okotoks Dawgs, and was a coach with the CRWS Team Canada squad in 2013.
Brandon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, along with a gift in teaching, to Coyote Den!!
'After being a part of Coyote Baseball for over two years, the leadership, direction, and overall vision of this program is something that I am very proud to be associated with.'

ROBERTO VALDEZ Coach  

Roberto is the first Coyote graduate to come back and work fulltime with our program.
He followed a successful youth baseball life with Cal West LL, Alberta Cal Ripken and Coyote Baseball with an outstanding tenure at J Dawgs Academy in Okotoks.
A winner throughout his playing career, our younger Coach Valdez has played in a CAN LL championship game, represented Alberta in Babe Ruth Regionals, won a Canadian Championship in Midget AAA Baseball, and played for Canada at the Cal Ripken World Series.
'Beedo' has played one season at Thompson Rivers University, in Kamloops, where he earned 2nd team All-Conference honours, and is preparing to again play collegiately in the fall of 2015.Having been well coached throughout his life in baseball and been grounded as a life-long-learner, Roberto bring a young maturity and a strong teaching style to the Coyote Baseball staff. 'Coyote Baseball has been a huge part of my development as player and as a person I am honoured to have this opportunity to give back.'

Ramon Valdez Coach 

After playing for Cal-West for his little league career, Ramon Valdez continued on to play for the Okotoks Dawgs Academy and Team Alberta (elite provincial team) through high school. One year at JUCO power Parkland CC (where he was an All-Conference catcher, and earned All Region Academic honours) followed by three years as starting catcher at Barry University (NCAA Div. II) in Miami, Florida brought more accolades. "Junior" earned team MVP awards, Academic All-American, led his teams in doubles and walks, and was a team captain. An outstanding catcher and hitter throughout his career who has a remarkable teaching skillset, Ramon also possess a knack for the mental and emotional aspect of player development. Able to instruct in all aspects of the game, Ramon specializes in catchers' development, infield progressions, and future ready hitters' preparation. His lessons will include physical and technical work as well as discussions about approach. His degree in Exercise Physiology (Barry '16) also is a huge asset in player development, utilizing his professional approach to biomechanics and human movement education.

Coach Profiles

 

 

 

Drew Miller

 

Brandon Newell

 

Geoff Freeborn

 

Roberto Valdez

 

Ramon Valdez

 

Growing baseball, one child at a time

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