When I was 12 years old, my dad took me to my first pitching lessons from a ex-professional ball player, Clyde Wright.  I thought it was the coolest thing in the world to be coached by an ex-pro.  It was a great experience that I remember very well to this day.  I learned many things including how to grip a two-seam and four-seam fastball.  At the end of each session, Coach Wright would give me a quarter for every strike I threw.  I always had pretty good control, so let’s just say I was quarter wealthy.

A few months back, I decided to take Lefty to an ex-professional ball player to get some hitting instruction.  I found a local coach that I trusted for his expertise and his patience with young players.  This  coach charged only $5 more than it would have cost for a half hour at the batting cage.  He was able enhance Lefty’s approach at the plate and correct a few areas of his swing in that first session.  The one-on-one instruction Lefty received was well worth the money and we have been back a few more times.

When speaking with the coach, I asked how he got word out about his business.  I knew I would recommend him by word of mouth, but I wondered how he obtained business.  He informed me that he had a few business cards that he passes out but that was about it.  I decided I would try to help bring coaches and parents together.  I wanted to develop a site where coaches could list their bio and parents could find them.  I started www.signacoach.com.

Sign A Coach

I have been contacting coaches across the nation to build the database.  I hope it provides a good first step for parents to begin their research in finding a quality instructor like I found.

If you are looking for a good coach or know a good coach to be added to the directory, let me know here.

If I were to see Clyde Wright today, I would say thank you for being my first pitching coach and thanks especially for the quarters!