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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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 Personal Lessons

 

 

 

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:

Drive

Balance

Rhythm

Direction

Focus

Dexterity

Self-Esteem

Confidence

Social Skills

Decorum

Self-Discipline

Timing

Hand-Eye Coordination

Setting and Achieving Goals

 


Enhance performance levels and master essential skills such as:

Hitting

Catching

Bunting

Teamwork

Throwing

Fielding

Pitching

Base Running

Warm ups

Sportsmanship

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LOAnn

 

 

After playing baseball for all my life, I have made the decision to retire from playing the game I love. Now my focus is to help and teach the ballplayers of today/tomorrow.

I'm not walking away from being a baseball player, I'm just branching out and sharing my love of the game from a different coaching perspective.

To all of my baseball students out there...you guys now have me 24/7

....I HOPE YOU'RE READY!  


 

 

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My Personal Narrative
My Personal Narrative -- Coach Travis Brown
 
A hero, a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. One person in my life that I can call a hero is a man that I call Coach Travis. I first met Coach Travis last summer when I joined a new baseball team. As you can probably infer, he was the coach. In my eyes, he wasn’t a coach that would sit there and yell at you... he was a friend and more importantly a heroic figure in my life. 
 
At first, I thought he was being nice to me because I was just the new kid. As things progressed and I was getting more experienced on the team I realized his true character.  He is kind, caring, and passionate. An example of his character is he would always ask if I had a good day at school. You might think how can a little thing like that make him a hero that changed my life? Well, before I met him I was not liking baseball because of my last coach, who didn’t believe in me and wouldn’t let me play certain positions because of my ”flaws.”
Coach Travis changed that and made me enjoy baseball like I used to.
 
Another way he changed my way of life is he taught me confidence and to always believe in myself no matter what life throws at you, all you have to do is believe in yourself because he will always believe in you.  
 
I remember when he said, “Hey Josh, you ever played third base before?” I replied, “No sir.” 
He smirked “All you have to do is throw it a little further,” I chuckled remembering how my old coach didn’t think I could throw very far.
 
Ever since that moment I have been playing third base as if I have the strongest arm on the planet because I believe in myself. Also, that is how I have been approaching life, always believing that I can do anything that I set my mind to.
 
Unfortunately, he is no longer my coach because he went on to live in Kentucky. This does’t mean at all that his lessons are not with me. Everytime either school, baseball, or anything throws me a curveball, I always remember back to the words that he spoke and taught me. A baseball coach, not an elementary school teacher who taught me two plus two, not  a pet that brought happiness to my life, but the very last thing that you can think of, a baseball coach changed my life forever.
Terry Knipp:

Now, he's going to the plate with confidence and the belief that he's going to hit the ball.

Lou
 
I just want to thank you for working with Grant. In just 3 visits, I've noticed a complete change in his confidence at the plate. Before, he was beginning to think he couldn't hit the ball or he might hit the ball. Now, he's going to the plate with confidence and the belief that he's going to hit the ball. I really appreciate you and look forward to long future partnership in Grant's growth as a baseball player. 

 

Terry Knipp

Flash Roberts Louisville Jets - Men’s Senior Baseball League:

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

Linda Kempf

"That was awesome!  I loved it...."

 I just wanted to ask you to please pass this on to Travis...when Alice got in the car from her lesson today she said, "That was awesome!  I loved it!  That was one of the best times I've ever had playing softball!"

 Linda Kempf

Crissie Underwood

..."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. 

Crissie Underwood

Bobby Catchot:

Colin is hitting the ball with more power and more consistency

Lou,

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!

Bobby Catchot

Randy Sandifer:

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!"

 

Randy Sandifer

Kevin & Michelle Klemenok:

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

Troy Ethington:

Jason has done a wonderful job working with both my 12 and 9 year old boys.....

Jason has done a wonderful job working with both my 12 and 9 year old boys as they have learned so much about the mechanics of pitching. He really does a great job instructing-teaches at all levels-very fortunate to have him as an instructor and the kids think the world of him and so do we!

Troy Ethington

Heather Calvert:

Lou is an Excellent instructor, role model and mentor for anyone....

Lou is an Excellent instructor, role model and mentor for anyone that thrives at getting better at the game we all love- Baseball! I consistently see improvements with my son after each lesson with Lou!

Greg Allen:

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.

Greg Allen

Jeff Waring:

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.  :)

Jeff Waring

John Ecken Louisville, KY:

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.

John Ecken
Louisville, KY

Nicki Greenwell

".....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 

A grateful Dad:

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.”

Caroline Lampe Purtell:

Anyone in Kentucky is lucky to have him to help you!! Wish he was still here in Petaluma to help my two other boys!!

John Juvera Coach 10u Bats:

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.

John Juvera

Coach 10u Bats

Mike Mattingly:

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.

John Ballard
 This fall, he batted .379 with 13 RBI's, 12 runs scored, OBP .561, 11 BB and only 4 K's in 15 games...
 
Wanted to send you a quick note about them Ballard boys.  First, thank you for all your work with them.  The results have been great.  Grant went on a tear and his confidence is at an all time high.  This fall, he batted .379 with 13 RBI's, 12 runs scored, OBP .561, 11 BB and only 4 K's in 15 games and even found himself in the 2 hole for a handful of those games.  He put in the extra time on his own and was always dragging me to the park to hit.  Thank you for all you do for my boys and our community.
 
- John Ballard
Fred M. Cuzick:

Thanks again Coach Huber, you are the best!!!

Being a dad that never played baseball, I wanted to find the best pitching coach to work with my son on the technical aspects of pitching.  Jason has a gift with keeping these young players engaged and enthused about pitching.  Marshall has improved his pitching mechanics as well as his confidence and Jason has spent time challenging him with game scenarios to improve the mental aspect of being an effective pitcher at any level.  I was most impressed with him educating him on the mental side of pitching so he can stay prepared.  His rapport with the kids is excellent and I just have not seen a better pitching coach in this area that cares this much about his student.  Thanks again Coach Huber, you are the best!!!

 

Fred M. Cuzick:

Michelle:

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!

Michelle

Tom Watson:

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.

Tom Watson

Susan Klein Crowe:

Lou and Jason do an awesome job at making players better

Lou and Jason do an awesome job at making players better in all aspects of the game. My son is hitting, throwing,and most of all more confident, which makes him a better player. Thank You Lou Ott Baseball for all you do!

Jeff Ellison:

Where champions are born!

Jay Higdon (a grateful parent)

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!

Signed,
Jay Higdon (a grateful parent)

Fred Cuzick:

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!

Fred Cuzick

Joe Joaquim Petaluma,CA:

When Chris hit his first homerun, his first phone call was to Lou.

I would like to thank Lou for all of his help with my son Chris Joaquim. Not only with baseball but being a great role model as a man. Chris started working with Lou three years at age 9,let me tell you, he was an average hitter. There were so many flaws in his swing I didn't know where to start. Lou worked with him in a way that he could understand, so he knew what he needed to do to get better. Not just at each lesson, but independently on his own. He learned many life lessons from Lou, strong work ethic, a positive attitude and that it's ok to fail from time to time. When Chris hit his first homerun, his first phone call was to Lou. If you are looking for someone with a special gift working with kids and young men, then you found the right place. The proof is in the photo, friends for life, Chris Joaquim and Lou Ott. Joe Joaquim

- Joe Joaquim

Petaluma,CA

Hitting Mechanics

Jeremiah Byrne 7U Bats:

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

Tammy and Marty Truax:

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