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Lou Ott Baseball trains and conditions aspiring All-Stars ages 7 and up to achieve athletic merit in the sport of baseball. Through private instruction and group training, LOB combines physical and mental aspects of the sport to initiate players major league aspirations.
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LOB helps develop ballplayers to build character and support personal growth.
Many of these attributes will serve well in both baseball and in everyday life:
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He has worked with Scott on every single facet of the sport, from the correct hitting posture and swing to proper throwing and fielding mechanics.
Lou currently instructs my son Scott in baseball. I have come to like and respect him greatly, for a number of reasons:
First, his diligence in pursuing his passion: baseball. Hailing originally from California, he worked hard and received a scholarship to play at Oklahoma University (as a Texas fan that’s hard to stomach, but he’s won me over). After graduation, Lou was drafted by the Detroit Tigers, where he played for five years before being traded to Tampa Bay, followed by Winnipeg. His fiancé, however, is from Louisville, which is where I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him and having him work with my son. His passion and dedication for the sport has taken him to many places, and his story of working hard to achieve your dreams is awfully inspiring for young kids; particularly for my son.
Second, his instruction methods. Lou began our relationship by asking a lot of questions of both my son and myself. He was patient and and obviously wanted to understand what we hoped to get out of his instruction before he began. He has worked with Scott on every single facet of the sport, from the correct hitting posture and swing to proper throwing and fielding mechanics. No aspect of baseball is too small for him to dedicate time to make sure Scott has mastered it. His knowledge of the game is vast, and I myself have learned a lot just from watching him instruct my son!
Third, the one-on-one attention he gives to his students. He has a great rapport with Scott, whose confidence has grown more than I ever expected under his tutelage. For example, Scott could always play defense and throw well, but he would freeze in fear when he went to bat. After five sessions with Lou, he has gone from saying “I’m afraid of getting hit” to “If I get hit, it only hurts a little, just for a second.” His newfound ease and confidence in the batter’s box is noticeable to all who know him, but especially to his coaches.
Finally, Lou’s unbeatable patience. He never loses his cool, he is constantly encouraging, and he has an unparalleled talent at giving constructive criticism (something a son has a hard time taking from his Dad).
In closing, I don’t expect Lou to make Scott a professional baseball player, but I do think both the baseball and life skills he’s given him are priceless. I wish I had done this for him when he was 5 years old!
Jay Higdon (a grateful parent)
Lou made an impact on Hayden’s stance, swing and confidence
We met Lou this past winter when our 9U Elite team inquired about hitting instructions. While my son was a decent hitter, his swing and stance needed work and I knew it. For anyone who has ever coached his own kid you know there comes that time when your kid just stops listening to you. We were immediately impressed with the level of detail Lou was able to convey to the players. Along with a few other Dads, we decided to give private lessons a try. Great Decision! Starting with the very first lesson Lou made an impact on Hayden’s stance, swing and confidence. While Lou always encouraging and patient, he will push your child to improve and excel. Hayden now has a much improved and more powerful stance and is learning to swing correctly. We couldn't be more pleased from the results so far. I highly recommend “Coach Lou” for your young player.
CB Williams J-Town Elite/Rec Baseball
The gift that Lou has reaching young people is a true gift.
I do not know where to start with Lou Ott. Not only is he a great teacher of baseball,he is just as good a role model and gentleman to my son and me. He always takes time to listen to what you have to say and genuinely listens. That is a hard combination to find these days. The gift that Lou has reaching young people is a true gift. I consider it a honor to know Lou and consider him a true friend and a life teacher for my son.
After only three lessons, Ben has gone from batting just under .250 to .385,
Lou, I wanted to share some good news with you.
After only three lessons, Ben has gone from batting just under .250 to .385, good for 2nd best on the team over the last 5 games. He also led the team in RBI over that stretch. Thx for all ur help! We will be coming back regularly during the offseason.
There are hitting coaches and then there is Lou Ott.
Lou is the best hitting coach we have been to. My son's hitting mechanics have dramaticaly improved from when we first started. There are hitting coaches and then there is Lou Ott. Lou has a gift working with young players. He cares about their developement and pushes them to understand the mental aspects of hitting. There is no other coach I would want teaching my son hitting lessons other than Lou. Thanks again Lou Ott!
Where champions are born!
Within a few lessons Jason had Nathan's form improved 100%.
If you're a dad who never played baseball at a high level, instructing your son on something as technical as pitching can often do more harm than good. Luckily, I swallowed my pride and admitted that early on.
Nathan wanted badly to become a better pitcher. His accuracy was pretty good, but his velocity was not. Within a few lessons Jason had Nathan's form improved 100%. I've seen steady progress from the first lesson. Jason's rapport with the kids is also excellent and that keeps them focused and interested.
This is money well spent, especially if you consider the money you WON'T need to spend on therapy for your child 5 years from now. :)
The turnaround of how my boys now approach hitting has been remarkable.
The turnaround of how my boys now approach hitting has been remarkable. As a coach and parent I am particularly impressed with how Lou relates to the kids and is able to communicate to them what needs to be done in order to improve their swing. This confidence has carried over to other aspects of their game as well. Lou Ott gets results, and my wife and I cannot thank him enough for the positive influence that he has had in our son's lives.
Kevin & Michelle Klemenok
Lou’s work ethic and ability to connect with any kid of any age make him a role model for everyone he meets.
I was fortunate to have met Lou when I was a junior in high school, struggling not just on, but also off the field. Lou befriended and mentored me immediately, and was a giant positive influence in my life. He helped me (as he does everyone) reach my maximum potential not only as a player, but also as a student, and person. Working with Lou brought my game to a level that ultimately got me recruited to a handful of D1 programs. After beginning my collegiate career, putting to use the many life lessons I learned from Lou, I was able to make the decision that baseball was not going to be my career and instead pursued academics. Now, two years out of college, I am about to start medical school. There is NO doubt that I would not be where I am had I not met Lou eight years ago! Lou’s work ethic and ability to connect with any kid of any age make him a role model for everyone he meets. His passion for the game, enthusiasm for improving young athletes, as well as his ability to communicate to each player in a personal manner make Lou an irreplaceable figure for each young man he comes to know. I hope everyone in Kentucky gets the opportunity to work with Lou. He is the very best at what he does.
They have seen their batting average go up by almost 100 points.....
"As a father of three boys who have been playing baseball since they were 3 years and have coached all three, I was at a point where they needed someone with more expertise to raise their game. I was referred to Lou Ott from another baseball dad in our league. Since I started taking my 2 oldest (ages 9 & 11) to him their level of play has improved dramatically. They have seen their batting average go up by almost 100 points. My boys always look forward to their lessons with Lou! I highly recommend Lou and your child will become a better all around player!"
make adjustments that have allowed my son to be a more consistent hitter.
Lou Ott has helped my son tremendously both on and off the field. On day one Lou was able to identify key elements in his swing and make adjustments that have allowed my son to be a more consistent hitter. He has worked not only physically but also on the mental aspects of the game and challenges him each time we get together. He relates well to the players because he teaches with a hitter’s philosophy due to his recent playing experiences which has enabled him make immediate connections with them. He makes an effort to see them play and utilizes what he sees on the field when they are back in the hitting cage. I have highly recommended him to my friends and would encourage you to check out what he is doing for baseball in this community as well.
Thank you so much for your work this year with Jax and Jamu.
Thank you so much for your work this year with Jax and Jamu. They have grown as hitters, ballplayers, and boys. I appreciate your personal interest in their development. I actually learn a lot about hitting just listening to you. Thanks and Merry Christmas!
Jeremiah Byrne 7U Bats
Jason is a great coach!
Jason is a great coach! I have seen improvement from Josh in just a few lessons. Josh enjoys working with Jason. He is agreat assest to Lou Ott Baseball!
Tammy and Marty Truax
Lou was able to get him in a better batting position and he explained things to him
My 8 year old son came to Lou needing help with batting. Lou was able to get him in a better batting position and he explained things to him in a way that he could understand. Lou was always patient and encouraging. He pointed out good and bad swings. Lessons were fun and often incorporated games and challenges that allowed my son to have fun while learning.
Lou’s customized instruction on hitting mechanics....
“Lou has done more to produce positive results in my 15-year old Son’s batting habits in just 4 half hour lessons than all the money I have paid for 2000+ machine pitched balls at hitting cages over the past few years. Following Lou’s customized instruction on hitting mechanics, my Son is now hitting with more power and hitting more line drives to the outfield. He has significantly cut down on pop-ups and fouled-off balls and is getting on base more by hitting the ball.- A grateful Dad.”
Our family is grateful for all you do!
my 13U son Jonathan has been working with Jason over the last few weeks. I can't express how grateful we are to have found such a great coach and role model for our son. Not only have we seen an improvement in his pitching skills but his confidence as well. While Jonathan had been 4th to 6th in rotation as a lefty, his coach is now putting him in the 1st -3rd position after only a few weeks. Thank you Coach Huber for working with him and providing a positive and productive environment to work in! Our family is grateful for all you do! The hockey puck and bucket are helping Jonathan to Stay Ready, so he don't have to get ready!
Lou has the uncanny ability to look at your swing and immediately diagnose the problem
Before I met Lou Ott, I never knew how much I never knew about hitting a baseball! In the words of baseball great Yogi Berra: “Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting”.
I started playing baseball as a kid and continue to this day playing in a Men’s Senior League. Like most amateur weekend ball players, I’d never really had any quality coaching until I started working with Lou Ott. Lou has the uncanny ability to look at your swing and immediately diagnose the problem. At my first lesson with Lou, he asked me if I was hitting a lot of ground balls to the third base side. I replied yes and then he showed me why - all from watching me swing the bat 5 times.
The other attribute that sold me on Lou is his professionalism and demeanor - he has a refreshingly positive attitude and relates extremely well to everyone from young kids to adults like me who still love to play the game. He is patient, has a great sense of humor, and above all - He will definitely improve your game!
Dash "Flash" Roberts
Louisville Jets - Men’s Senior Baseball League
I suggest anyone that is looking for baseball instruction to contact Lou.
Lou has worked with my son for a few months and we have already seen improvement in this short time frame. Lou is able to work with children, teaching them about baseball and life. It is difficult to find an individual with a professional baseball career and able to teach children in a way that they can understand. I have coached the same 6 or 7 players multiple years and now realize the longer you coach the same kids the more you need someone else to deliver the same message. I want to teach these players the game of baseball and to be accountable for your actions, always give your best, and to be respectful. Lou’s instruction improves a player’s swing and deals with the life lessons. I suggest anyone that is looking for baseball instruction to contact Lou.
Colin is hitting the ball with more power and more consistency
I wanted to let you know that all the work you have done with Colin over the offseason has really shown. Colin is hitting the ball with more power and more consistency than he ever has in this early season! I also appreciate your approach with the kids, you are great with Colin and he really looks forward to coming out and hitting with you. Additionally, I have learned so much about the baseball swing while you have working with him that I can now translate and correct minor issues as we practice.
Thanks again, and good luck growing your business, you are doing it the right way!
You have a gift in your coaching style that builds these players up while teaching them technical skills
Lou, I can't thank you enough for all that you have done for our son Jackson. As everyone knows baseball is a game of numbers.. For young players this can be difficult because when they are up to the plate, all of the attention is on them. Therefore, when striking out, hitting a pop fly or a dribbler to the infield , it can be devastating for these young boys, especially Jackson. Not only have you been able to give our son technical instruction necessity to be able to approach the plate and hit the ball, you have also given him an incredible amount of self-confidence. You have a gift in your coaching style that builds these players up while teaching them technical skills, a gift that will influence our son for a lifetime. I can honestly say that Jackson is the player he is today because of your lessons you have given him. He has confidence, the skills and strength to play his favorite sports while finally enjoying the success of winning. You have truly influenced this baseball community.
Coach 10u Bats
Now, he's going to the plate with confidence and the belief that he's going to hit the ball.
..."yep, I need a sign on me that says danger." haha.
Just wanted to Thank you again! You have been exactly what Cooper needed. I told him last night that I was so thankful for the opportunity he has with you. I explained that he is now getting the tools he needs to be dangerous but he has to apply them. He said "yep, I need a sign on me that says danger " haha.
Both Lou and Jason were very helpful with my son and 10 other boys on our team. We really enjoyed our time we had with you guys in the off season and look forward to returning again and again...great job guys
".....he is a great addition for you."
I wanted to let you know that Jacob loved Travis today. He said he was really nice!!! I think he is a great addition for you. - Nicki Greenwell
From the very first meeting I was impressed with his knowledge and insight to hitting as well as his ability to covey complex hitting instruction in a simple, hands-on manner.
Lou has worked with my son Hayden, a 15 year old Freshman at Eastern High School, for about year now. From the very first meeting I was impressed with his knowledge and insight to hitting as well as his ability to covey complex hitting instruction in a simple, hands-on manner. As we continued the lessons and began to work out on a regular weekly basis, I began to see positive results in Hayden’s swing development and consistency. More importantly, Lou has challenged Hayden to improve with every swing and instilled in him a mental approach to hitting that has produced excellent results. As a former college player, High School Coach and lifelong “student” of the game, I’ve never seen anyone as good as Lou. His passion for the game spreads to his students and the personal relationships he builds are invaluable. If you’re looking for someone to begin working with your son or daughter on hitting, fielding or throwing….Lou is the guy! I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Anyone in Kentucky is lucky to have him to help you!! Wish he was still here in Petaluma to help my two other boys!!