Hitting Lesson Testimonials
Loreauville Allstars: 8U Team, (2015)
“I’m a dad & a youth coach that loves what you guys are doing for the game of baseball. I bought the rebel’s rack and bat drag buster to teach rotational hitting mechanics to our tiny little village’s 8U coach pitch team. Wow! We treated Baseball Rebellion’s videos like they were the gospel and it paid off big time over the course of a year. We just finished all stars a few weeks ago and were the Pinto World Series South Zone Runner-ups. Lost championship by one but that’s okay because we don’t have the natural talent and size or numbers the bigger cities have.
Anyways just wanted to thank you and your team. My son is the second smallest kid on the team but was the 3 or 4 hitter most of the season and batted .614 avg, 1.035 SLG, and had a 1.649 OPS. The difference in power we had this year compared to last year was definitely noticeable. Thanks again“
-Jordan Towers (Coach / Father)
Cohen & Cannon: 6 & 8 years old, (2015)
“I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know what a phenomenal job Gabe Dimock has done this season with my 2 boys Cohen & Cannon. Cannon (6) and Cohen (just turned 8) started working with Gabe last November. They both had great seasons due in large part to the instruction they received from Gabe. Two things really stuck out to me this year. One, Gabe is very very good at relaying the instruction in a way that a 6 and 7 year old can comprehend. Two, Gabe makes us feel like we are his only clients, when in reality I know he is very busy. Both of those things are rare. I have told my wife probably 100 times this is without a doubt the best thing we have done for our boys and she wholeheartedly agrees.
I could go on and on about how pleased I have been with your online program. Thank you for all you are doing and for allowing my boys to be a part of the Rebellion.”
–Chris Chalmers (Father)
Landon Meyer: 11U, (2015)
“Just wanted to be a testimonial to what you do. As you know my eleven year old has been working with you for 3 lessons only. He has always been a good hitter. However, the attachment shows a picture. There is a yellow dot in the picture. That is a kid picking up a home run ball out of a bush. Fence was 220′, then approximately a 30′ tree, then a road, then a sidewalk then the yard. The ball landed in the bush at the backdoor of the house. Before working with you he never hit a ball even close to that far. I don’t know how far it is but for a U11 player it was a bomb. He works daily at your drills. In the Quarters, Semi’s, and Final of his National tournament in Chicago, he was 9-11 with a home run and 6 doubles.
–Travis Meyer (Father)
Carrick Ryan: 7 years old, (2014)
–Carrick Ryan (player)
Ryan Lee: 10 years old, (2014)
“My son Ryan has been working with you online for the past 2 months. I know we are just at the beginning of his development under you, but I wanted to let you know that Ryan just finished up his Little League season and had a great year. He just found out that he was selected to the 9-10 Yr Santa Monica Little League All Star team. His hitting and confidence at the plate has improved dramatically since receiving your instructions. Ryan is still excited to work with you on improving his swing.”.
–Richard Lee (Father)
Tanner Spangler: 9 Years Old (2014)
“We had a travel double header today. Tanner hit 3 over the fence HRs!!! It was his first over the fence HR since Tee ball where they have a short fence. The last HR was absolutely destroyed to dead center. It was freaking awesome…what a day!! Thank you for your help.”
Anysia Romo: Softball Player
“Wanted to let you know that she’s been killing the ball this month. One of the tournaments she hit 4 triples, 2 doubles, and several singles.Last weekend She hit 500 with 2 back to back triples. Her coach teaches the typical softball hitting style of all arms and knob to the ball. When she saw her new swing in late May she got upset with Anysia and told her it was a bad swing. Anysia knew better and didn’t back down. Anysia recently asked her, “so coach do you still think i need to change my mechanics?” Her coach smile and just said a quiet “no”. She is actually hitting the ball harder then 18U players and everyone is wondering how she does it. Once again, thank you for this great technique.
-Reynaldo Romo (Father)
Jarred Getchis: 11 Years Old (2014)
“We are very happy with his progress and “new” swing. He has been a big hitter for the last couple of years despite his sloppy mechanics. Consistency has been the main drawback. He could have 3 extra base hits in one game and then go hitless over the next 3. With consistent mechanics and an efficient swing, it’s scary to think what he could do this year. Thank you for all that you are doing. My wife and I were just saying that we can’t wait until baseball season starts after watching him hit in the cage a couple days ago.”
Jordan Fairfax: 13 Years Old Softball Player (2014)
“I had to drop you an email and let you know how Jordan did. They played eight games and her hits were as follows:
1 x 3 run HR, 2 x 2 run HR, 3 x triples, 2 x doubles
She grounded out a few times. But she is starting to be late and fast. She has really taken off with her hitting and let you know your instruction has been the number one reason why. Thanks so much brother. ”
-Mike Fairfax (Father)
Cade Matthews: 11 Years Old (2014)
I would like to thank you for your work with Cade. This weekend Cade played in a USSSA tournament and had his best day ever at the plate. During championship bracket play he went 8 for 9, hit a double over the center fielders head in the semi’s to tie the game and scored the winning run shortly after. In the finals he hit a 3 run homer over the left field wall. The great news is he is nowhere near having mastered all your swing changes and still has massive potential upside to gain.
Jaci Oakley: Softball Player
“I sent a video. It is a side by side of Jaci about 30 days apart. Essentially, it is pre rebel and beginner rebel. You will see how far we have come in just a little bit of time. I think the movement improvement, in the time frame, is just short of incredible. We are excited and looking forward to what lies ahead. Thanks again.”
-Travis Oakley (Father)
Fred V: 33 Year Old Slow Pitch Softball Player
“I took your last instructive piece and immediately started putting it to work. I kept thinking about the “separation issues” you stated and looking at myself on tape and found that the cue I came up with, “pull the ball with your belly button” absolutely did the trick for me. I don’t exactly like I have to consciously think about it, but that will come with reps. So after a few days, we hit the BP field.
And it was crazy. Out of a bucket of 15 balls each, on a day with the wind blowing in and the other 3 guys hit 3 out COMBINED over the 320 foot fence, I toasted 12 out of 15 out, hit 7 in a row out, and pretty much astounded the crap out of them. They of course chalked it up to me being “on fire” that day.
I had been waiting to get the results in games, but approached that night’s game with confidence and got some strikes. The result was two loooooong homeruns and a double off the fence that the short stop JUMPED for. In my fourth at bat, the pitcher pointed to first (intentional walk). I haven’t been intentionally walked since about 2006, when I would get walked with the bases loaded, Bonds-style.
I don’t think you realize just how many “hitting gurus” I’ve consumed in my lifetime, I can tell you about the products and vids from the Mankins, Jaime Cevallos, Englishbey, and many others. You’ve got it RIGHT and you’re the only one who can actually TEACH THE MOVES. Everyone else has their theories, but no drills or ways to actually start “uploading” the theories into the swing. This is the real deal, and I’m glad I found your stuff!”
Antonio Belmonte (Parent), Chicago, Illinois, Son is 17
“We have only been working with Chas for about 3 months in the fall, and I noticed Stefano had no problem catching up to the ball and his training with Chas has significantly increased his bat speed. In terms of power Stefano is hitting the ball as far and as hard as he did with metal in the spring noting we are using wood in the fall.”
Quickly being the main person throwing BP for my son for the last 8 years something was beginning to happen, he was getting to balls quicker (too quick) the ball was jumping off the bat so fast I was having problems keeping my body protected behind the L screen and this distinct sound of Back Spin that was buzzing over my head.
Clearly Chas is at another level in terms of Knowledge and training. His ability to analyze a swing on video is beyond any program I have seen in schools and on the Internet at costs of $1,000 and up. Chas would communicate quickly and return the lesson with tips and homework on how to correct the areas he noticed needed improvement in 2 ways, one actually show you on the video and two send exercise video to correct the issue. Yet the one thing I have not touched on is the ability of using Chas’s program and letting the Chalk Talk speak for you!
In terms of investment both the Baseball Rebellion lessons with Chas and the Drive Developer are “no brainers” , if your son wants to succeed at the lower levels and High School or beyond it’s a must, if you want to save THOUSANDS in college tuition invest in this program early and I would be willing to bet many of those scouts at the showcases will see this training in your sons swing and the sound of the ball coming off his bat, and that more times than not will translate in interest and a reason to scout your son.”
Brynton Goynes, (Parent), Katy, Tx, 14 year old
“I think his understanding of the swing is fantastic, but what sets him apart, is the drills he comes up with to get the player to feel what he is asking them to do. He breaks the swing down into its parts, and teaches it in the correct progression. I think those are the two most important parts of teaching the swing. ”
I am amazed about how many things he is doing so much better in a short amount of time. I have some videos comparing the progress that I think one would agree show quite a stark improvement in bat speed, and use of the lower body.
William Theiss (Parent), East Setauket, NY, 16 years old
“To be honest what impresses me most is his knowledge of hitting and his work ethic to help my son. He has shown the ability to analyze his swing and determine what needs improvement. Most instructors or coaches might be able to point to something wrong but don’t have the solution and necessary drills to fix it. Chas DOES!”
Pitching Lesson Testimonials
Ethan Clearwater: (2015)
“Recently Ethan tried out for a AA team here in our area. There were more than 40 kids that tried out. I wanted to forward you the email I received from the coach, and also say Thank You. By no means is his work done. But this is a big step in the right direction and it shows that your pitching philosophy is outstanding. There is not one kid in the 20+ teams that I have watched this year that even comes close to resembling the way you have taught Ethan to pitch. Had it not been for pitching, he might not have made it. Thanks again, we look forward to continue to grow with you and Baseball Rebellion!”
–Christopher Clearwater (Father)
Brendan Aiken: (2015)
“Brendan had a great run after going over your two evaluation videos and doing the hip set drills on a regular basis. I don’t have stats, but he was dominant in the last four games. He pitched 3.1 innings yesterday and was almost unhittable (an opposite field blooper turned into a little league HR after the right fielder missed it). The other team’s coach and the umpire were both talking about him to me (they didn’t know I was his dad). He has been consciously trying to get downhill earlier in his wind up with less backward movement in his knee. Don’t know if he is accomplishing it yet–only the video knows. But, just making him aware of it has really helped so far.
–Dan Aiken (Father)
Kross Conley: 10 Years Old (2014)
“Just sent you another video this morning. Wanted to let you know that Kross is pitching better that he ever has in the past. We have alot of work to do but his control has been very good. He is throwing alot of strikes which makes the batters swing or stand there and get struck out. Just wanted to say thanks because he is really having a lot of fun and that is what it is all about. ”
–Keith Conley (Father)
Dillon Dankowski: 10 Years Old (2014)
“We have made some nice improvements with him getting his hips to drive much deeper on his pitching as well, thanks to the drills he [Justin] had provided.”
-Chris Dankowski (Father)
Alec Creel: 15 Years Old (2013)
“I.T.S. Baseball’s pitching program has been a tremendous help in my personal growth as pitcher and as an athlete. The analysis and personalization Justin has provided me with, has jump started my progress in building a mechanically efficient and powerful delivery. He also has given me countless drills and tools to help me to continue to build my delivery outside of the scheduled sessions and give me the opportunity to know and fix my own flaws. It is laughable how much better my motion looks now then when we first started and how much more explosive it is as well. Justin’s advice has also helped me create more movement on the ball and gain more control, a very rare combo. I would highly recommend Justin’s pitching philosophy to any pitcher who wants to take the next step in becoming more committed to pitching excellence.”
Wyatt Butcher: 9 Years Old (2013)
I just wanted to say thanks and that we are really excited to have the evaluation and lesson done. We learned a ton and know now that we have some of the tools that we need to enjoy healthy and successful pitching over the next few years and beyond. Your approach to teaching the right mechanics and giving Wyatt a safe foundation to pitch with are outstanding. Our trip up from South Carolina to see you guys was intended to create a good childhood memory for my 8 year old and it was just that and more. You helped give him a great experience and you have equipped him to have more great pitching memories in the future.
– Scott Butcher (Father)
Trip Brown: 9 Years Old (2013)
Thanks for time yesterday. Trip had a blast. It was truly amazing to watch him do a few basic drills and almost instantly move into a good throwing motion with increased accuracy and velocity. He was excited when he got home and said he couldn’t wait for the season to start so he could strike some kids out. Gotta love youth confidence. I am still not sure how much you appreciate what you ( and Chas) are doing to help parents. I am so thankful you guys are willing to commit your time not just to helping kids get better but to making sure they are staying healthy and having fun. Thanks again from me and Trip.
–Chad Brown (Father)
MJ Olenoski: RHP 16 Years Old
“My son is 16 years old and has been working with Justin Orenduff for about a year now. One of the first things Justin worked on was my son’s delivery, which has now become very explosive. He has seen his velocity increase by over 10 percent in a short amount of time without his accuracy suffering. I always say “results speak louder than words” and everyone who sees my son on the mound today has seen the transformation into a top of the line starting pitcher. One thing that separates Justin from other pitching coaches, is that he takes the time to understand the goals of each pitcher and then put a program in place with time lines, objectives and goals to reach. He sits with both the parents and the kids to make sure they are thoroughly involved and on board with putting the proper work in to achieve these goals.
Another thing that separates Justin from the rest is that his lessons are not just a bull-pen session that you seem to get with others. Each lesson is geared toward arm health and conditioning while concentrating on the proper mechanics needed to be successful. He uses today’s video technology to help slow down these mechanics and sit with each individual on the computer emphasising the points he tries to get across in his lessons. He also uses this video to compare against some of the top pitchers in the game today.
Lastly – from a personal experience – Justin has instilled values in my son that just can’t be taught. He takes personal interest with each individual teaching them responsibility both on and off the field. He has become both a mentor and a role model for my son.
If your son has a goal to be a great pitcher and wants to reach his highest potential, there is no other place you’ll want him to be. You just can’t find a Professional who has played the game himself willing to take the time to make your son the best he can be as both a person and a player!!”
–Mike Olenoski (Father)
Tyler White: 8 Years Old (2013)
Hey Justin. I thought I’d let you know about my 8 year olds pitching debut in 10U last night. The coach wasn’t going to pitch him until next week when we play the number one team but we were up by just 2 in the last at bat for the other team. Our pitcher at the time had walked the first two batters and they had made it to second and third on his next pitch. The coach brought Tyler in from shortstop to pitch. He then struck out the next 3 with 10 pitches. All were strikes. One foul and 9 swing and miss or called strikes. He was a happy kid. Thanks.
-Dale White (Father)