DS Tigers 9U – Wellins
Head Coach: Brian Wellins
Sam Smith and Demetrius Mitchell
Baseball Fundamentals Instructor –
Sam Smith, provides baseball fundamental training to the team on both of our practice nights every week to help teach proper technique he learned during his playing career that our players can use as long as they continue to play baseball. He will also provide virtual 1:1 batting lessons to the team via the OnForm app you can access via his website provirtuallessons.com
Coach Sam was a member of the Rockies organization from 1997-2003 and selected in the 6th round of the MLB draft. He has over 20 years of private professional baseball instruction experience including lessons, camps, and clinics. Coach Sam will help select our Spring 2022 team and help manage lineup/positions as well.
Pitching Instructor –
Demetrius Mitchell will provides professional pitching instruction to the team 2x a month via 10 pitching camps over the course of the season. His camps will include video analysis, arm care, pre and post game start preparation, long toss program, mental aspects of pitching, and how to pitch when you are ahead or behind in the count.
Coach Demetrius was was named 1999 SWAC player of the year while attending Jackson State. He later became an associate scout for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and was later named a player development coach for the Chicago White Sox. He then took head coaching positions including to Alabama A&M University. In the past 10 years Demetrius has gotten 70 players placed in college/professional baseball.