Part of the 1994 Little League World Series for Central Springfield Little League and was named ESPN player of the week at the WS. Played High School baseball at Lake Braddock and earned the honors of 1st Team All District, District Player of the Year, 1st Team All Region, Region Player of the Year, 1st team All State, 1st Team Met, Honorable Mention All American, and part of the All State All Star Game. Selected to the All Time Lake Braddock Team.
Received a scholarship to play at Young Harris Junior College out of HS. Transferred to Frederick CC in Maryland after one year and was 1st team All Region and 2nd Team All American in 2003. Team made it to the JUCO World Series Finals in 2002 and was selected to the All Tournament Team.
Started working camps and did private lessons for 14 years at VBC, NOVA South, and Metro Baseball academy prior to joining Advanced Baseball. OnbaseU pitching & hitting, FMS, FCS, NSPA (speed and agility), and C-PS certified. Coached High School baseball for 10 years as a varsity assistant at Lake Braddock SS, Woodson HS, and Bishop Ireton. Played in the 1994 Little League World Series for Central Springfield LL and named ESPN Player of the Week.
When it comes to baseball, Don Slaught considers himself to be a passionate student of the game. This has been true from his Little League days, through his high school and college years, and throughout his 16 yrs in the Major Leagues. He attributes his longevity to his commitment to learning and improving. In his first eight years in the Big Leagues, Don hit .269 compared to his last eight years where he averaged over .300; and in is final five full seasons, he had a .310 average. Don said he didn’t get any stronger or faster but he did get smarter. He said it was the elimination of some poor information and the understanding of some good information on both mechanics and his approach that allowed him to improve late into his thirties. Since retiring in 1997, Don has spent most of his time coaching at just about every level from Little Leaguers to Major Leaguers. Don is the founder of the video analysis company RightView Pro and was the Big League Hitting Coach for the 2006 American League Champion Detroit Tigers. Don is quick to point out that the success of a coach is not based on knowing how to hit but rather on knowing how to get others to hit.
Kevin Beirne is a former Major League Pitcher from The Woodlands, Texas, that is currently a coach with the National Pitching Association, and an Associate Scout for the Kansas City Royals organization. Kevin is the son of Jim Beirne, who played professional football with the Houston Oilers and San Diego Chargers from 1968-1976. Kevin was a highly recruited high school football wide receiver and baseball outfielder. In 1992, he was drafted in the 42d round by the Cincinnati Reds. He opted to attended Texas A&M on a football scholarship from 1992-1995, and was a member of two Southwest Conference Championship teams. While at A&M, he also played baseball and was drafted in 1995 in the 11th round by the Chicago White Sox. He made his Major League debut with the White Sox in 2000 at Yankee Stadium. Kevin also played in the Major League for the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Los Angeles Dodgers before ending up in Japan, where he played four seasons under Bobby Valentine.
Late in his professional career, Kevin began working with renowned pitching coach Dr. Tom House and became involved in the research and teaching philosophies based on optimal bio-mechanics to prevent injury and increase velocity. Kevin is currently a Level 5 Certified National Pitching Association Coach in The Woodlands, and specializes in training rotational athletes utilizing the NPA’s science-based protocols.
Mike Candrea is one of the most respected coaches in the nation, with the accomplishments to supplement: eight national titles in a 24-season span, 22 trips to the Women’s College World Series in the last 29 seasons, 1,563 career victories, a mind-boggling career winning percentage of 79%, 51 All-Americans with a staggering 100 citations, four national players of the year and stewardship of Team USA to an Olympic gold medal, to name a few.
In 2017, Candrea was inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame, adding it to a long list of hall of fames for the legendary coach that includes the NFCA Hall of Fame (1996), Pima County Hall of Fame (1996) and the Central Arizona College Hall of Fame (2009).
Candrea is sought out by softball and baseball coaches around the country and has delivered instructional clinics throughout the nation. He is particularly known for hitting techniques, team fielding drills and squad motivational preparation. In recent years, he has consulted with Major League Baseball stars and other learned technicians to conduct national hitting clinics, and he participates in dozens of such sessions to help improve the way softball is taught and played. He has also been a major contributor to RightView Pro which provides coaches and players the tools, the models, and instruction to find a way to continue to improve. He has also written several books and produced a number of videotapes on various softball subjects and has designed specific practice aids and equipment that are widely used at various levels of play.
Joe embarks on his second season as assistant hitting coach in 2019 with the Washington Nationals. In 2018, he returned to the organization for which he made his coaching debut, rejoining the Nationals organization after two seasons as the Miami Marlins' Minor League hitting coordinator. Joe served as the hitting coach with Triple-A Syracuse from 2014 to 2015 where he tutored eventual Major Leaguers, Michael A. Taylor, Trea Turner, Brian Goodwin and Steven Souza Jr., among others.
Joe enjoyed a 12-year professional career as a utility infielder, spending time in the Tampa Bay (2009-10), Milwaukee (2007-08), Florida (2004-05), Minnesota (2002) and Kansas City (1997-01) organizations. He made his Major League debut on May 18, 2005 as a member of the Florida Marlins, replacing Mike Lowell at third base. Joe played in 137 games over four Major League seasons with the Marlins, Brewers and Rays. In 2004 he was named Florida Marlins Minor League Player of the Year. He was selected by the Royals in the seventh round of the 1997 First-Year Player Draft.
Born in Modesto, Calif., Joe Dillon first attended Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College before finishing his collegiate career at Texas Tech University. In his senior season of 1997, Dillon set a Texas Tech record with 33 home runs as he played a key role in the Red Raiders securing the inaugural Big 12 regular season title. He was named the Big 12 Player of the Year and an All-American in 1997. In 2008, he was inducted into the Texas Tech Athletics Hall of Fame.
Steve has spent 25 years coaching baseball at either the college or professional level. He spent
3 separate stints at the University of Michigan, having the opportunity to tutor some prominent
Major Leaguers like Rich Hill, and Jake Fox. Steve has also been the Head Coach for Macomb
Community College in Warren MI, leading the team to the NJCAA Div 3 playoffs in back-to-back
Steve has just recently completed his 18th season in professional baseball having worked for NY
Mets, Dbacks, and Royals serving in numerous roles. Steve spent 4 seasons during the mid to late
90’s at the Major League level with the Detroit Tigers. He has worked with some of MLB’s top
pitchers over his career. Steve has been at every level in professional baseball, and recently
served as the Assistant Pitching Coordinator with the Chicago Cubs in 2018 before moving on to
the Colorado Rockies as the AA Pitching coach for the Hartford YardGoats this past season.
Steve is married to Sue. The couple have 3 children, Troy (23), Trisha (22), and Traci (20). All
three were college athletes. Steve resides in Grand Rapids MI.
Kelly Inouye-Perez just completed her 14th season as the Bruins’ head coach in 2020 and has an overall record of 625-173-1 (.783).
Last year, Inouye-Perez guided the Bruins to their 13th National Championship and 12th NCAA title. The Bruins never trailed at the Women's College World Series, as Inouye-Perez won her 600th career game in the title-clinching victory over Oklahoma.
Inouye-Perez and her staff were named the 2019 NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year, the second time in a decade they earned the award (2010), and NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year (fifth time).
Inouye-Perez, just the third head coach in UCLA softball history, officially took over the reins from Sue Enquist on Jan. 1, 2007. No stranger to the Bruin dugout, Inouye-Perez starts her 32nd straight season in Westwood in 2020. She is a link to five decades of Bruin softball success, joining the UCLA softball program as a freshman in 1989. Inouye-Perez's time is highlighted by eight NCAA Championships and nine Pac-10/12 titles in her previous 31 years, spending five campaigns as a player and 13 as an assistant coach.
Over Inouye-Perez's 13 seasons (1994-2006) as an assistant coach, UCLA was 617-150-1 (.804) and appeared in the NCAA title game seven times, winning the NCAA Championship in the 1999, 2003 and 2004 seasons. Inouye-Perez's primary responsibility as an assistant coach was guiding the Bruin pitchers and catchers, a list which includes many of the most honored and recognizable names in collegiate softball. Behind the dish, where Inouye-Perez also starred as a three-time All-Pac-10 honoree during her playing days at UCLA, she helped mold and influence arguably the best catcher in the history of USA Softball in Stacey Nuveman. Under Inouye-Perez's tutelage, Nuveman became a three-time Pac-10 Player of the Year, four-time, First Team All-American and the NCAA's all-time single-season and career home run leader.
As a player, Inouye-Perez was an exceptionally strong fielder behind the dish for the Bruins. She made her mark immediately as a collegiate player, earning First Team All-Pac-10 as a true freshman and Second Team as a sophomore, leading the Bruins to the 1989 and 1990 NCAA Championships before receiving a medical redshirt in 1991 due to shoulder surgery.
She came back strong in 1992, picking up Second Team All-Pac-10 honors as the Bruins once again won the national championship and finished with a 54-2 record, the fewest losses in a season in program history. Inouye-Perez also was named to the 1992 All-Women's College World Series Team, going 5-for-12 (.417) with four RBI during WCWS play. She wrapped up her career as a fifth-year senior in 1993 with an NCAA runner-up finish. Impressively, Inouye-Perez did not commit a single fielding error during her final two seasons.
Prior to college, Inouye-Perez was one of the top players during her ASA days, winning four national championships, with the Panthers (1984, '85 and '89) and the Raiders (1986). She also competed on an international level in Japan in 1985 and in Peru in 1987 (Pan American Qualifier) and followed her collegiate career with time playing on the NPF Pro Tour.
Inouye-Perez and her husband, Gerardo Perez, currently reside in Cerritos. The couple has two children, Michael (20), a sophomore on the UCLA baseball team, and
AJ is a Performance Trainer and holds a Degree in Exercise Science & Kinesiology from George Mason University. He has been a student of Tom House's for over 15 years first at the age of 12 then as a player at USC, where Tom was his pitching coach. Now AJ is a dedicated performance trainer implementing the philosophy and training techniques of Tom House and Steve Johnson, this information is constantly reinforced during training sessions with his athletes.
AJ is a high-energy, focused trainer with an ability to equally reach the amateur player as well as the seasoned professional, he easily communicates with athletes, coaches and parents. He is a Co-Founder of Advanced Baseball Training & Performance Center in Northern Virginia. In the last 4 years he has performed over 9,000 training sessions at the center for both hitting and pitching. He has provided hundreds of additional hours at camps, clinics and seminars throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area helping players learn what it takes to achieve their goals. AJ's clients include: Professional Players of all levels, College, High School, and Elite Showcase Players.
AJ attended Robinson High in Fairfax, Va., under coach Bill Evers, there he earned numerous honors... 1st team Washington Post All-Met, 1st Team Northern Region, 1st Team Concorde District, Concorde District Pitcher of the Year as well as making the Virginia State All-Star team. He was also selected for the school's 2000-2010 All-Decade Team. His 3 years at the varsity level they won a Region and 2 district championships. His school records include...2nd All Time Home Runs, 2nd Extra Base Hits and 3rd All-Time in RBI's he also was 2nd All Time in Wins and 3rd All Time in Innings pitched. AJ was recruited by 24 division 1 colleges.
A.J. began his college career in Southern California at USC, after spending a year with the college baseball power and legendary pitching coach Tom House he transferred back to Northern Virginia with George Mason University. In three seasons at Mason he served as the closer 2010 and as a weekend starter 2011 and 2012, As a Patriot he finished his career at Mason ranked among the career leaders in wins, saves, innings pitched, lowest opponent batting average, ERA, lowest walks per nine innings and also ranked among single-season leaders during his senior campaign with 76.2 innings pitched.
Tom House is considered by many to be the “father of modern throwing mechanics.” He is the founder of The Rod Dedeaux Research and Baseball Institute (RDRBI) and The National Throwing Association (NPA). The RDRBI and NPA are renowned for their health and performance research and development involving three-dimensional analysis of human movement, physical preparation and training to support rotational athletes, identifying the metabolic requirements of proper nutrition to fuel human activity, and mentoring athletes’ competition with mental/emotional management skills. Tom pitched from 1967 to 1979 for the Atlanta Braves,Boston Red Sox, and Seattle Mariners. He coached from 1980 to 1997 for the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, and Chiba Lotte Marines (Japan), as well as in Latin America.
Dr. Greg Rose is a board certified Doctor of Chiropractic and holds an engineering degree from the University of Maryland. Dr. Rose specializes in sports biomechanics, strength and conditioning, manual therapy, rehabilitation and therapeutic exercises as they each relate to sports.
Combining an engineering background with an expertise on the human body, Greg helped pioneer the field of analyzing 3-dimensional motion capture models of athletes. That research has helped teaching professionals all over the world gain a better understanding of how the body works during athletic movements.
Greg is the Co-Founder of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), located in Oceanside, California. TPI is the world-renown research and testing facility built by Titleist, to help analyze, train and develop the best golfers in the world. TPI’s “Body-Swing Connection” seminar series has made Greg one of the most requested speakers in golf health and fitness. Greg was the co-host of The Golf Fitness Academy seen on the Golf Channel for 10 years and was shown in over 30 countries.
Greg is also one of the co-developers of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and co-owners of FMS (Functional Movement Systems). FMS has revolutionized the field of movement assessment and changed the way many sporting organizations and healthcare practitioner diagnose musculo-skeletal injuries.
Greg also founded and launched RacquetFit and OnBase University. RacquetFit is the first tennis-specific certification program offered by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) for health and fitness professionals. While, OnBase University (OnBaseU) is the first baseball-softball specific certification program of its kind, offered for health and fitness professionals.
Greg and his family live in San Diego.
Steve is the co-founder of Advanced Baseball Training and Performance Center in Northern Virginia as well as OnBase University an educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to baseball and softball. OnBase University's mission is to educate baseball and softball players and industry professionals. Steve is a Certified Performance Analyst for the rotational athlete and holds a degree from the University of Maryland. Through his affiliations with Major League Baseball International, Steve joined the MLB staff of Jim Lefebvre, Rod Carew, Bruce Hurst and many others in raising the level of play by teaching the Major League way to players and coaches from seventeen different countries.
For two years Steve appeared weekly on ESPN Radio as a Performance Analyst for the rotational athlete. His work has been featured in such arenas as MASN sports network and MLB International. Steve also created and developed the hitting program and DVD "Train the Swing" with former NL Rookie of the Year, hitting coach and Manager, Jim Lefebvre. He also created and developed the pitching program "Art & Science of Pitching" He was a co-author of the book "The Art & Science of Pitching" and was a contributor to the book "Building the Million Dollar Arm" with Dr. Tom House.
He is currently working with and consulting for a number of major league organizations, Orioles, Cubs, Indians, Tigers just to name a few. His research is on analyzing the Body-Pitch and Body-Swing connection by using 3-D biomechanics and functional movement screens. The goal is to isolate physical limitations and problems with motor learning as well as the development of the protocols for corrective measures and performance enhancements.
Dr. Drake received his bachelor’s degree at Florida State University where he was a walk-on to the Track & Field team. He received his Masters in Sports Health Science with an emphasis in Sports Injury Management as well as his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University in Atlanta.
Dr. Drake holds numerous professional certifications including Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) from the American Academy of Chiropractic Sports Physicians, Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Graston Technique Certification, and specializes in performance for athletes.
In addition to running multiple chiropractic clinics, Dr. Drake has extensive experience in treating amateur and professional athletes, serving as the Team Doctor for the Mississippi Hound Dogs, Team Chiropractor for the Life University and Life West Rugby Teams. He is currently Medical Director for the Summer and Winter Dew Tour, Nitro Circus World Games, Nitro Circus Live Tours, and the UCI BMX Supercross World Cups.
After founding and serving as the Sports Performance Institute Director at Life Chiropractic College West, Dr. Drake became Vice President of RacquetFit in Oceanside, CA.
Dr. Drake’s hobbies include tennis, surfing, cycling, swimming, skydiving, sailing, and running.
Anthony, physical therapist and sports performance coach, earned his Master’s of Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University. Anthony is the owner/operator of Vittese Integrated Performance System, LLC. Along with diverse training in manual therapy and exercise, Anthony has extensive experience in movement assessment, testing, correction, treatment and injury prevention through Functional Movement Systems(FMS) and TPI. His clinical practice involves working with clients across the lifespan, from adolescents to professional athletes from the NBA, PGA, MLB, NFL and NHL while also providing consulting services to several professional organizations. Anthony is active as an instructor for FMS, a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and holds several certifications through TPI.
Joe holds an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. While pursuing his degree, he was named Male Athlete of the Year and a member of the Sports Hall of Fame because of his contributions to the university’s baseball team. During his college career, Joe led the nation in strike-outs. He is certified in F.M.S. (Functional Movement Systems), T.P.I. (TItleist Performance Institute) Level 1 and Level 2, and as an A.C.E. CPT (American Council of Exercise Certified Personal Trainer). He has coached high school and collegiate baseball and has both coached and developed a large number of travel baseball teams. Joe has also worked as a collegiate baseball recruiter and motivational speaker.
Joe is the owner and proprietor of the Perform Every Day training and fitness center in Champaign, Illinois. At his training facility, he mentors other trainers and works with a wide range of clients, including professional athletes in the MLB, NFL, PGA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and numerous NCAA athletes in a variety of sports. Joe also runs strength, conditioning, speed, agility and recovery camps for high school athletes in most sports in Chicago and Central Illinois. Joe has had wide-ranging success helping high school students through the recruiting process to land scholarships at Division I schools.