Nic DeLuca

HITTING / DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR

  • 3 state baseball championships (Varsity/American Legion)
  • Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals professional baseball club (1990)
  • Attended, and played for Dixie Jr. College (1990-1992)
  • 2-time All American (Dixie Jr. College)
  • Attended, and played for Bellevue University
  • 2-time All American (Bellevue University)
  • MVP of NAIA World Series (1995)
  • Head Baseball Coach at Copper Hills High School (2003-2008)
  • Drafted, and Played for the St. Louis Cardinals professional baseball club

Nic is a high energy coach with advance training in physical education and fitness.  He has experience in all facets of competitive baseball programs, with the psychological know how for what it takes to reach the next level.  His love for the game and the players creates a contagious and positive environment.

Nick Parent

HITTING/CATCHING/DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR

Nick Parent is now one of the full time Elite Level instructors.  Parent came to the Salt Lake area after serving as a hitting coach with the Salt Lake Bees, of the Los Angeles Angels organization.  Parent teaches all aspects of the game, specializing in hitting and catching.

Parent played in the minor leagues with the Chicago White Sox organization.  He played mostly first base or catcher; however, he also experience playing third base and outfield.  He is the son of former major leaguer and coach, Mark Parent.  Mark played for 13 years in the big leagues.  As a result, Nick has grown up around baseball and the way it is supposed to be played at the major league level.  Nick has a wide range of knowledge of the game in it's entirety, much beyond his years.  He is well spoken and has a great ability to communicate with and relate to young players.

Braden Anderson

INSTRUCTOR

Braden grew up in South Jordan, Utah. He played baseball, basketball and football all through high school at Bingham and was lucky enough to continue his education and baseball career at Salt Lake Community College. In his two years at SLCC, he was 2nd team All American his freshman year and lead off hitter and center fielder for the Bruins. He helped his team get to #1 in the country for most of the season his freshman year and #2 in the country most of his sophomore year. After his two years at SLCC, Braden accepted a scholarship to continue his education and athletic career at the University of Utah. He played baseball in the toughest collegiate baseball conference in the country, the PAC 12. As a running Ute he was the team's lead off hitter and center fielder where he lead the PAC 12 in stolen bases his junior year. Unfortunately, he ran into injuries his senior year and was not able to finish his baseball career the way he wanted. To this day Braden is very thankful for the opportunities he was given. Here at Elite Level Sports Academy, he specializes in hitting, outfielding, base running and speed and agility. He hopes to make an impact on the kids lives by challenging them each day to grown as a player and a person. He is very excited to be part of Elite Team.


Braxton Pearson

CATCHING/DEFENSE  INSTRUCTOR

Baseball has always been the sport I enjoyed. I grew a love the game through my father and how he always spent the time to coach me, and help me get to the next level.

I started my baseball career playing the infield but in high school switched to catcher where I found the position that fit me most.  I played high school baseball for John Hoover and Jason Crawford at Cottonwood High (State Champs)

While I never had the opportunity to play college baseball, I still love the game.  For now, I am a short white guy that loves to teach the young athletes and be that role model in their lives like my father was for me.

 

 

 

Mike Springer

PITCHING INSTRUCTOR

  • Taylorsville High School - lettered as sophomore and senior- 2nd team all region
  • Salt Lake Community College
    • 2012 SWAC Champions
    • 1st team all region
    • 2nd team all conference
  • Called in 2013 MLB Draft by Aaron Kraweick of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 18th round.  Turned down to attend BYU on scholarship
  • BYU - top velocity 96mph
  • Coach Taylorsville High School sophomores (2015-2016)

Teaching kids to play the game I love is everything to me.  My goal, here at Elite, is to not only make your child a better athlete, but also a more efficient worker in and outside of the classroom.  The program I teach is structured to strengthen and mentally prepare your child to compete on and off the mound.  In order to COMPETE in a game your child needs to learn how to control, discipline, and strengthen their bodies; my program will teach you these and much more.

Sharee Fonoti

SOFTBALL INSTRUCTOR

Originally from Hawaii, Sharee Fonoti started playing softball at the age of 5. She graduated from Kamehameha High School in Honolulu, Hawaii with a batting average of .487 and led the conference in fielding percentage. In 2006, Sharee then went on to play on the Hawaii Elite Select Team and faced off against the USA Women's Olympic Team. While playing at the Firecracker tournament in Colorado, Jo Evans (current head coach of Texas A&M, Utah Hall of Fame & former University of Utah Coach) scouted Sharee. Jo then contacted former University of Utah coach, Mona Stevens with a scouting report on Sharee. In Colorado, Mona Stevens with a full ride scholarship for all 4 years as a starting shortstop. Shortly after her recruiting trip to the University of Utah, Sharee committed and signed with the U in the fall of her senior year in High School. Sharee was also recruited by the University of Hawaii, University of Tennessee & Fresno State.

During her freshman year at the University of Utah, Sharee earned Defensive Player of the Year. Sophmore year she was second on the team with homeruns, Junior year she was 4th in conference on scarafice bunts and Senior year she was voted team captain by her peers. Sharee was the only Ute to start and play in every game all 4 years and earned Academic - All Conference all 4 of those years as well.

After college, Sharee became the Assistant Softball Coach at West High School from Fall 2015-Spring 2018. She is currently an Assistant Coach for the Firecrackers-Utah Rollin' 16U and also assits at all age level practices. She previously ran camps & clinics for the SL County Rec and will assist with the University of Utah Softball Camps starting in the Summer of 2019.

Sharee specializes in fielding and throwing fundamentals and technique. She is able to recognize and correct improper mechanics. Sharee works with all ages of play from beginner to advanced. Advanced players will focus on next level skills and techniques that will enhance their game as a defensive player. The player will learn skills that in time, will set them apart other athletes. She is able to teach bunting mechanics for every type of bunt, hitting (situational hitting) and the basics of pitching (from beginner to advanced.)