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Steve Santos – Oregon Slammers

November 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Testimonies

I have worked with Coach Parker since Fall of 2007.  My team was entering their 2nd year 14U that year.  I had gone through an evolution from a primarily linear hitting style, to semi rotation style that Don Slaught brought to the scene at Coach Candrea’s clinic, to Coach Parker’s PT System.  What I learned from Coach Slaught is the aspect of Leveling and getting the barrel in the plane of the ball quickly.  But, there was a disconnect in explaining the position of “being connected” and how to pragmatically teach it.  Coach Parker solved that problem for me and the amount of time and thought that has gone into building this training system is second to none.

There is nothing “fancy” or “new” about the training, but it simply builds the necessary fundamentals for a player to get better and grow in hitting. I would be remiss to leave out how Coach Sparky has impacted me as a Coach.  His love for the game, steadfast encouraging communication style, and positive energy is infectious.  My team is better by having him work with us.  It is not that he sees us a lot, but his impact on my life has made me a better coach.  I have become good friends with Sparky, and I can without reservation recommend his services.

Steve Santos, Head Coach- Oregon Slammers

2010 16UA Oregon State Champs- 2010 7th Colorado Fireworks – 2010 5th ESPN Rise 16A Nationals

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