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Our mission is to provide professional coaching to help players maximize their potential.

 

 

Our coaches understand how to teach kids of all ages and take the time to make sure the player grows, matures and develops. They are upbeat and positive (not too critical). We concentrate on teaching them discipline, work ethic, focus, team play, establishing goals and what it takes to accomplish those goals.

We understand that playing all year round can cause mental and physical breakdown so we are carefull not to overwork the boys and play them in too many games. Our goal from day 1 is to get them acclimated to the travel ball and gradually prepare them for High School baseball. Once the boys have achieved the HS status its now our job continue their growth and to get them the exposure needed to be recruited by college and pro scouts.

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Meet The Coaches
04/04/2014
JAMES BUCCHERI Contact info: Cell / Text: (949)205-9080 Email:  ...
Private Coaching
04/01/2014
COACHING FUNDAMENTALS IN A POSITIVE WAY HITTING Increase...
 
Meet The Coaches


JAMES BUCCHERI
Contact info:

  • Cell / Text: (949)205-9080
  • Email: 

 

James Buccheri’s career includes over 22 years of professional experience playing for organizations such as the Oakland A’s, Tampa Bay Rays, and playing in the first World Baseball Classic in Orlando Florida.  James was also the starting outfielder for Team Italy in the 2004 Olympics in Athens Greece and was honored to be voted to the Olympic All-Star Team.  In addition to his professional playing experience, James has been coaching locally for various baseball clubs and providing private lessons to players of all ages for over fourteen years. Currently, James is the director and head coach of the OC Scorpions Baseball Club that works with kids ages eight to fourteen.   He continues to actively provide individual and private instruction to local players and is proud to have two sons presently playing in Aliso Viejo Little League.


For more information about Private Baseball Lessons with James, click HERE.

 




CHRIS MANGELS
Contact info:
Cell/Text: (949) 683-5229
Email:

 

 

Primarily a catching instructor with a catching background at Huntington Beach High School (1989-1990) and Cal State Fullerton (1991).  Chris earnedhis Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton in 1995. He's been an AVLL coach/manager for 5 years (2009 – 2013) and an assistant coach – 2012 with AVLL 11u All Star Team that reached the Sectionals tournament.  Coach Mangels has organized and/or participated in several various AVLL off-season and in-season clinics since 2011.  Chris is also an Assistant Coach/Catching Instructor for the OC Scorpions program (2011-present)


BEN SIFF
Contact info:

  • Cell/Text: (808)620-0043
  • Email: 


Ben graduated from De La Salle HS (Concord,Ca) in 1996, where he pitched and played infield.  Ben enrolled at University of Hawaii - Hilo where he walked on and redshirted with the baseball team his first year. He then went on to pitch for the Vulcans from 1998 - 2001, logging over 230 innings.  Ben spent his summers playing for the Hawaii Island Movers where he got to play in Japan and the Alaskan Baseball League.  In 2001 Ben joined the staff at AllStar Dugout in Aliso Viejo where he began training the local little leaguers and is still heavily involved in the baseball community. Ben has been coaching club baseball since 2005 and is currently on the coaching staff with the OC Scorpions Baseball Club.

 

MIKE HARTLEY

Mike Played in the big leagues from 89-95 with the Dodgers, Phillies, and Twins organizations. After retiring from MLB, Mike directed baseball camps and coached little league for over 8 years. He then began coaching professionally in 2005 in the Golden Baseball League known in 2007 as the South Coast League. In 2012, Mike coached in Grosetto Italy, where he Managed our very own OC Scorpions coach James Buccheri. Mike currently coaches over seas during the off season and is excited to be part of the OC Scorpions coaching staff.


by James Buccheri posted 04/04/2014
Private Coaching

COACHING FUNDAMENTALS IN A POSITIVE WAY

HITTING

  • Increase power
  • Learn proper hitting strategy
  • How to work a count
  • How to increase your average

PITCHING/THROWING

  • Learn proper form
  • How to increase Arm Strength
  • Pitch for accuracy
  • How to exploit hitter’s weaknesses

FIELDING

  • Proper Technique
  • Balance and footwork
  • Learn how to play all positions

MENTAL PREPARATION

  • Focus
  • Confidence building
  • Mental toughness

by James Buccheri posted 04/01/2014
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