Private Lessons

 Coyote Baseball Instructors offer 1 on 1 lessons that last 30 to 60 minutes per session for baseball and softball.  Please use the links beside the coaches names to email the instructor of your choosing to find their availability and prices.

 

Baseball

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.  Drew was also named in 2017 to the 150 best baseball players to have played in Alberta.

Geoff Freeborn Pitching  

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)
 

Roberto Valdez Coach  

  Roberto is the first Coyote graduate to come back and work full time 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 Regional, won a Canadian Championship in Midget AAA Baseball, and played for Canada at the Cal Ripken World Series.
Roberto 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 skill set, 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 bio mechanics and human movement education.

Alex Regan Coach 

Alex grew up playing baseball in Calgary and then started playing for the Okotoks Dawgs the first year they moved to Okotoks (2006) till I graduated High School in 2010. During my time with the Dawgs, I was fortunate enough to play for team Alberta and got to compete in a lot of major tournaments down in the states. After Okotoks I attended the Prairie Baseball Academy in Lethbridge for two years before continuing on to a NCAA D2 powerhouse, University of Mount Olive, NC. During my collegiate career I also played for the Okotoks Dawgs x2(WCBL), Lethbridge Bulls x2 (WCBL), and the Peninsula Pilots (Coastal plain league) After my playing career was over, I spent two years with at the Coyote Den helping out with the school of baseball program. From there I was fortunate enough to Coach with the Cal Ripken program where we got to represent Canada for the 12U Cal Ripken World Series in Branson Missouri.

Symen Gonseneuaskas 

  Symen has been in the Calgary Baseball community since he was 6 years old, Starting in Cal East Little League. Symen then went on to play in Babe Ruth Calgary as well as the Prairie Sticks Showcase team. Symen has been a part of Coyote Baseball since 2012 and has been coaching and working at the Den since he was 16 years old. Symen is now a student at Mount Royal University in the Physical Literacy program (kinesiology) and is a full time member of the Alberta Cal Ripken coaching staff. Symen's has a great knowledge in the game of baseball as well as sport performance and is able is easily connect well with the youth due to his young age but mature mindset. He is able to coach hitting, infield, outfield and catching. Symen is also in the works of creating an off season strength training program starting in fall/winter of 2021. Symen ultimate goal is to share and grow his love of Baseball to the Calgary community.

 

 

Softball

Torri Kleibrink 

  Torri has been playing softball/pitching for about 20 years, and she has had the chance to play in many provincial and national championships. In 2013 Torri played for team Alberta and attended the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Torri then went on to attend the Canadian National Championships in Montreal, where her team won a gold medal. Since then Torri has been playing Senior A softball with the Calgary Dukes, her team is the CWFA division 1 league champions 2 years running and recently won a gold medal at Senior A provincials. Throughout her career Torri has been a part of many organizations and has worked with many players one on one. Torri has worked with the Foothills Fury, Kaizen and Adrenaline over the years and has gained a plethora of knowledge when it comes to pitching and the game of softball.She charges $40/hour for an individual lesson.  She charge $30/hour each for a double player lesson (so $60 in total) and the player must also cover the cost of the lane rental.

 

Jaelen Kelly 

   Jaelen has been within the Baseball and Softball community for nearly her entire life. She played Baseball for 11 years with Airdrie Little League and played on many All-Star travel baseball teams throughout her career. She also had the opportunity to be apart of Team Alberta Women's Baseball throughout her Pee Wee and Bantam years, helping lead her team to an undefeated Western Canadian PeeWee Female Baseball Championship Gold Medal, Bronze Medal at the Bantam Women's National Championship during her rookie year for the provincial team, as well a Silver Medal at the Bantam Women's National Championship in her final year. When it comes to softball, Jaelen Has spent the last 5 years playing for various teams and associations such as Adrenaline, 222's Fastpitch, Xtreme women's team and Alberta Athletics Elite. She has spent many weeks attending showcase tournaments and recruitment camps within the United States, as well as training weeks with many top level elite coaches in and around Temecula, California. Jaelen has spent many years playing multiple sports such as Hockey, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Baseball and Softball, and has worked with/coached many young athletes throughout her career.

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