Up to now, the facility has run mainly as a one man show. However, as more people have joined the Elite Diamond Performance Family, I have decided to add 2 new, very trusted and qualified coaches to the team: Tyler Benson and Steve Zavala.
Many of the current players at Elite Diamond Performance have seen Tyler around the facility over the past few years. He is one of the pro players who has trained here since opening and comes in just about everyday in the offseason. Having trained here for so long, he has a complete understanding of the concepts, ideas and techniques that are taught at Elite Diamond Performance. Tyler is coming off of another great season in the San Diego Padres minor league system where he continues to move up the ladder, advancing up to Double A.
Steve Zavala is a former outfielder at Rutgers where he was a 4 year starter. he is also a former student of jimmy’s from his college career, and has extensive experience in working with hitters. Combining his high level playing experience with his knowledge of hitting mechanics makes steve an exciting new addition to the team.
I am very lucky that the Elite Diamond Performance family continues to grow and am grateful to the wonderful players and parents who have helped in that process. As much as I would love to personally train every player that comes in, there are only so many hours in the day. Many of you that know me know that I am very particular in how things get taught to each and every player that comes through the door, so allowing others to train is not something that I would hand off to anybody. Tyler and Steve are two very trusted and fully capable instructors who will deliver the same experience that I try to deliver at Elite Diamond Performance. I will still have a personal involvement with each and every player’s development and am looking forward to having two great new coaches to get players improve this offseason!