Our coaching staff is our strongest asset. Each coach at FirstSwing must meet one of at least two criterion. 1) Have played at the collegiate or professional level or 2) Coached at the high school level.
By setting these strict standards, you are ensured of the correct fundamentals being taught at all times. Also, each camper is exposed to successful role models. Our coaches have achieved at a high level within the camp format and get to know each camper, providing a positive influence in their development There is one staff member per team.
Here is the staff we have assembled for the 2015 season:
This list will be updated as staff members are confirmed
Jon Sand - Instructor, Klouter coach.
Bobby McKewen - Director of the Club Nine Baseball Organization/High School Coach
Phil Rognier: 50+ years experience coaching and teaching baseball of all levels. Founder of Baseball Connect" an international baseball program Played college and professional baseball. A Masters Degree in Education and has developed educational curriculum programs for youth and professional players. Has directed and consulted youth camps for over 25 years.
Associate Coaches and Staff
Jan Tanner, Andy Boes, Jon Sand, Ken Reidy, David Wallace, Marco Cooper, Robley Corsi, Marty Johnson, Ross Kruse, Jeff Pratt
Don Long, MLB Hitting Coach
Lead Interns (NEW)