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Welcome to the OC SCORPIONS!





Call/Text: (949)205-9080


James Buccheri’s career includes over 22 years of professional experience playing for organizations such as the Oakland A’sTampa 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 20 years. Currently, James is the director and head coach of the OC Scorpions Baseball Club and an ANHS baseball coach. He continues to actively provide individual and private instruction to local players and is proud to have two sons presently playing on Scorpions and at Aliso Niguel High School.


Private Coaching


OC Scorpions’ Professional Instructors offer private lessons to all ages. Private lessons are individualized half-hour sessions with an experienced instructor and are available to those who want to improve their hitting, pitching, catching, fielding or a combination of them all.


Our coaching philosophy is to teach fundamentals in a positive way - with patience, diligent application, and enthusiastic praise. We constantly receive positive feedback from our players and their parents who are excited about the quality of the instruction and the personal attention they receive.  With all our players, we look beyond the quick-fix and help players and parents develop a long-term plan for achieving success on the field.


Here are a few examples of what to expect:



  • Increase power, insure maximum transfer of energy from body to batted ball.
  • Learn proper load, separation, weight shift, and contact.
  • Develop a hitting strategy for increased batting average.
  • Learn how to work a count to your advantage, increase your hitting IQ.



  • Learn proper throwing mechanics for both pitchers and fielders.
  • Learn how to increase velocity through lower body strength and increased arm strength.
  • Prevent injury with instruction on proper frequency, technique and shoulder exercises.
  • Develop a repeatable motion to increase accuracy and control.
  • Learn how to use your strengths to exploit hitter’s weaknesses.



  • Learn proper technique for fielding ground balls, pop-flys, and other unique situations.
  • Work on balance and footwork to insure you are in the right position for all fielded balls.
  • Learn how to play all positions, become an invaluable team member at any level.



  • Develop focus on the field, understand situational baseball at the highest level.
  • Build your confidence, develop a winning approach to the game.
  • Work on your mental toughness and develop a high baseball IQ.


Never taken lessons before? If you’re interested in scheduling a 30-minute skills assessment with an instructor, please


Skills Assessments are typically 15 minutes of 1-on-1 drill work, 10 minutes of sit down feedback, and 5 minutes to set up a customized training plan. We would ask that parents are present during this process.

posted 11/01/2019
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