Jacob Rebar

HITTING/PITCHING INSTRUCTOR

  • Attended Merrill F West High School in Tracy, CA
  • Played varsity baseball all 4 years
  • Received scholarship and pitched at the University of Utah for 4 years

I have played all positions that a left hander can play and was fortunate to do all of them in college.  Growing up in Northern California, I learned to play a hard-nosed style of baseball and try to implement that in my training.  I like to make sure the kids think they are the best on the field at all times and that hard work makes you believe so.

Teaching the kids isn't all about becoming a better baseball player, but a better man.  I love to pass on my knowledge of the game to the younger generation because I believe I owe it to the game of baseball.  Without it, I would not have gone to college or made the friends I have today.  I hope to help these kids have the same opportunity that I was fotunate to have.

 

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.

Braxton Pearson

CATCHING/DEFENSE  INSTRUCTOR

I have always enjoyed baseball. I grew a love for the game through my father who always spent the time to coach me and help get me to the next level throughout his baseball career.

I started my baseball career playing infield but went on to play Catcher at Cottonwood High School. I played baseball all through High School where I was coached by Jason Crawford and John Hoover.

While I never had the opportunity to play college baseball, I still loves the game. I love to teach young athletes and be that role model in their life like my father was for me.

 


Stewart Christensen

 INSTRUCTOR

I grew up in Tooele, Utah and attended Tooele High School.  Growing up baseball was always a passion for me.  I had great coaches growing up that showed me the right way to play the game while also showing me how to be a better person off the field.  That is the philosophy I take into my coaching.  My goal is to coach and teach the next generation how amazing this game is.

Pitching has always been my passion.  I also played shortstop and third base through high school and then in college turned to just pitching.  I attended the College of the Siskiyous in Northern California.  I was a relief pitcher there and continued to grow my education for all aspects of the game.  I have always loved being around the game anyway possible and was an umpire for 5 years, umpiring ages 6-18.

I have the most fun when I am on a baseball field or helping teach the game to young players.  Along with honing their skills on all aspects of pitching, my goal is to spread  love of the game and to grow their skills on the field and give them tools to be an even better person off the field.

 

Rob White

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING INSTRUCTOR

I am a former collegiate basketball, baseball, and track athlete. I specialize in speed and agility development, strength and conditioning training, and injury prevention. I have coached track at the high school level, producing 13 state qualifying athletes, 8 of whom placed, all in the span of 3 years. I am familiar with coaching at every level, and have coached athletes that have even reached division 1 in college.

Parker Hall

PITCHING/HITTING INSTRUCTOR

  • Bonneville High School - 1st team All State Junion and Senior years.  .500 batting average during those years as well as a sub 4 ERA.
  • Salt Lake Community College - pitched for two years with a sub 4 ERA and a 2-1 K/BB ratio.  Top velocity 93 MPH.
  • Menlo College - Currently still playing here due to season being canceled from COVID. Top 3 in conference in strikeouts and innings pitched.

Being able to instruct young players who are eager to learn the game of baseball is something I look forward to everyday.  My goal during lessons is to create a solid foundation for the kids so they can compete in every facet of the game.  I teach simple mechanics that are easy to learn and very efficient and powerful.  I make sure the players stay focused and treat every throw as if they were in a game like situation to instill the "compete in everything you do" mindset.  This is the biggest part of being a baseball player; being able to compete even if you don't have your best stuff on a given day. 

 


Ian McIver

 INSTRUCTOR

I grew up playing baseball and attended College Park High school in Pleasant Hill California. I played every position in the field as a kid, but in high school I was mostly pitching or playing infield. In 2015, our high school team was one of the best in the nation, and many of my former teammates are now professional ballplayers. After graduating College Park High School in 2017, I had earned a scholarship to play for the University of Utah, where I would go on to pitch for four years. 

I understand the game of baseball and exactly what it takes to become a great ballplayer. I know what it takes to play in high school and college, and I enjoy teaching skills to kids so that they can achieve their goals. Baseball should be fun, yet focused, and I do my best to reflect that in my coaching. 

Kyson Stein

INSTRUCTOR

  • Started varsity all 4 years in high school
  • Preseason all American 3 years in a row
  • Top velocity - 91 MPH
  • Top 100 Junior College prospect in the nation
  • .360 BA/2.69 ERA in High School

I've played baseball my entire life and dedicated everyday to the sport I love. I want to show kids that baseball can give you some of the best memories of your life. The fun produced by the competitive spirit of baseball is like no other sport. I want to help with the mental and physical challenges that come along with the sport and guide players to the correct mindset.

Bryan Hansgen

INSTRUCTOR

I have been playing and teaching baseball for what seems to be my entire life. At age 3 I wanted to be able to keep up, compete and beat my older brother at sports. My mom and dad started teaching me to play football, basketball and baseball. Early on, I noticed my knack for hitting a baseball and quickly fell in love with the game. I grew up in Ogden, Utah and competed in every opportunity that came my way. Later I moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah and spent my High School career competing in golf, football, wrestling and baseball. During my time at Pleasant Grove High School, I was All Region 84’-85’, State Champions and All State 85’, All Region 86’ and second team All State 86’. I also played for the Utah Hawaii Allstars in 1986 and was named MVP of the tournament. After High School, I went on to play two years of baseball at USU East Extension in Price, UT and two years at Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. I later graduated from the University of Utah in 2000. With all of my time playing the game, I wanted to continue on and coached baseball at Cottonwood High School along side Coach John Hoover. I also coached at Murray High School. I hope to pass on some of the fundamental skills and techniques that I have learned along the way and am excited to be apart of the Elite Level Family!