Baseball Instructions

We offer the following instructions:

  • Pitching
  • Hitting
  • Catching
  • Fielding

We develop each individual student’s confidence, greater self-esteem, stronger determination and better sportsmanship.

Our fees are:

  • Personal Coaching – $ 50.00 per half hour ($100.00 per hr)
  • Team Coaching – Please call to inquire for a rate
  • Jerry Salzano Baseball Academy


In major league baseball, 65 percent of all balls hit fair are outs! Learn to “want” contact, this keeps the pitch count low and the fielders alert.  Most pitchers are developed, not born, but to become a good pitcher you have to want to be a good pitcher.

Key Benefits:

  • Proper mechanics
  • Execute a controlled fall toward the target
  • Develop location “velocity”
  • Develop movement – in, out, or down (tailing, cutting or sinking)




It’s always viewed that the pitcher never throws a bad ball, it’s just that the catcher made the ball get by him. That is why the catcher probably has one of the hardest jobs. Catching will focus on the mechanics of catching posture, glove position, blocking balls, pop-ups, throwing to bases, and retrieving passed balls.

Key Benefits:

  • Proper stance
  • Framing
  • Blocking
  • Throwing to the appropriate base


A good hitter is a confident hitter. You’ve got to want to be in the batter’s box, you want to be relaxed, and know you’re going to hit the ball hard if  you get a good pitch. Stride direction is so important to becoming a complete hitter. Striding directly back toward the pitcher on each pitch enables the hitter to handle inside, middle, and outside strikes. Striding
open or closed makes the hitter vulnerable to certain pitch locations.

Key Benefits:

  • Proper mechanics
  • Learning the four basic step to taking a big league swing
  • How to correctly get into the batters box


Infielders and outfielders commonly bend only at the waist to field ground balls. This does not allow them to field the ball out front. Fielding the ball out front allows your eyes to see the ball into the glove and utilize soft hands. Fielders must bend at the knees and get their “rear” down. This provides for a much more athletic position to field the ball.

Key Benefits:

  • Fielding ground balls (infield)
  • Fielding ground balls & fly balls (outfield)
  • Proper throwing mechanics
  • Fielding double plays correctly