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 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.
Scott Fricke, M.A., RSCC*D, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, Pn2
My name is Scott Fricke. I have been a certified performance professional since 1992. I am fortunate to be the certified and insured owner and director of Akamai Performance, LLC, since 2013. Through my private business, I train professional baseball players. I have an insatiable appetite for both the science and psychology of elite performance and the broader field of sport science. I deliver strength, power, speed, and agility training, in addition to nutritional counseling and mental skill development. I am deeply fascinated by the abilities, limits, and potential of the human body.
Over my 29 years as a certified performance professional, I have been fortunate to personally train MLB All-Stars, Cy Young Award Winners, MVP’s, World Series Champions, NFL Pro-Bowlers, Superbowl Champions, NHL All-Stars, NHL Stanley Cup Champions, NCAA National Champions, members of a Rose Bowl team from the Big 10 Conference, and was a collegiate Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for as many as 20 teams in one calendar year. I have trained police officers, firefighters, and members of the military in CA, CO, and HI. In addition to my professional clients, I currently work with high school athletes from South Orange County.
Heading into his 20th season coaching at the Varsity level with 17 years as Head Coach at Aliso Niguel High School. In 2019 Craig was Orange County's baseball coach of the year. Craig played 6 years of pfessional baseball with 5 of those years in the Padres organization and 1 year with the Mariners.