At D-BAT Lakeside we are serious about who we hire to teach the players at D-BAT Lakeside. We look for instructors that not only understand the proper concepts, philosophy and principals necessary to propel players to the next level but are able to communicate to players of all ages allowing a full benefit from instruction. Lessons are taught with the ballplayer as the focus while involving the parents during the lesson.
Our instructors can instruct players at every level for improvement, however, our instructors can not be at the player's games, so they rely on the parents for proper feedback on how the player is doing in game situations.
Choo uses his extensive knowledge, experience and passion for teaching the swing to young kids.
Has over 300 Major League plate appearances and nearly 4000 Minor League plate appearances.
Made his Major League Debut in 2004 and would play 3 seasons for the Colorado Rockies.
Southern League (AA) All-Star in 2002.
A two-time top 100 prospect in baseball.
Colorado Rockies top prospect in organization in 2000.
1st Round draft pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 1998 MLB Draft.
A two sport star at Dallas Christian High School in both football and baseball.
Choo Freeman is the founder of the North Texas Dash baseball organization.
Taylor's goal for instruction is to help athletes reach their highest potential level of play using time-proven mechanics that increase bat speed, hand quickness and power.
Taylor studied General Business & Sports Marketing at Stephen F. Austin State University before returning home to Garland, TX
2009-2010: Played for the TPX Top 96 Texas team
Catcher, OF, 2B
2009-2010: 2 year letterman at Sachse High School
Trained by former MLB player Mike Epstein, Taylor is a certified instructor, focusing on the rotational-style of hitting.
2010-2011: Assistant Coach for the Buzz Baseball organization
2012-Present: Head Coach in the D-BAT Mustangs organization
2000-2002: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
Starting Pitcher, 1B/3B
2002-2004: New Mexico State University
Starting Pitcher/Relief Pitcher
Rory has 6 years of college coaching experience at the Junior College and NCAA DI level. During that time, he gained extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of the game. Since making the move from college coaching in 2010, he has acted as the pitching coach for the 18 year old DBAT Mustangs teams that appeared in the 2010-2011 National Tournament held in Farmington, NM and has been giving private lessons.
Drive Sports Performance/Hitting Instructor
Charles worked with Velocity Sports Performance From 2005 to 2013 where he specialized in performance training for a wide range of age groups in baseball, football, basketball, volleyball and track. Recently he has partnered with D-BAT and started his own performance program, Drive Sports Performance. Drive is not specific to any one sport, it trains athletes to become quicker, faster and more explosive. The program is technique heavy, breaking down sprinting, acceleration, multi-directional movements and weight lifting. We feel it is very important for athletes to learn the correct techniques to keep them healthy and maximize efficiency and speed.
Charles has worked with Justin Ruggiano (Miami Marlins), Austin Jackson (Detroit Tigers), Cody Gunter (Washington Nationals) and Danieal Manning (Houston Texans) along with college, high school and youth athletes.
Charles is a very popular hitting instructor at D-BAT Lakeside, he combines his knowledge of the swing and his ability to get kids to move in the proper direction to get the most of each player he teaches. He is comfortable working with a wide range of age groups and his enthusiasm and energy create a perfect learning environment for your child.
Softball Hitting/Fielding/Pitching Instructor
College Northwestern State University 2010 - 2014 2014 Southland Conference Tournament Champions 2014 NCAA Tournament appearance (Waco Regional) 2014 - Ranked Tied 2nd - all time with 45 doubles 2014 - Ranked 2nd all time with 1,327 putouts 2013 - Southland Conference Hitter of the Week 3/5/2013 2013 - Ranked 8th nationally in doubles per game 2013 – Ranked 2nd – 20 doubles season record 2013 - Ranked 3rd – 46 RBI season record 2013 - Ranked 3rd all time with 999 putouts 2013 - First Team All-Southland Conference 2013 - First Team All-Louisiana Collegiate Softball Team 2013 Southland Conference Tournament Champions 2013 NCAA Tournament appearance (Baton Rouge Regional) 2012 - Honorable Mention All-Southland Conference Softball 2012 - Honorable Mention - LSWA All-Louisiana Collegiate Softball Team Select Ball Texas Glory- Beard Texas Travelers-Wardlow High School Rowlett High School Four year letterman in softball Three Region 11 Bi-District co-championship during freshman season Two Region 11 Area titles Class 5A Region 11 crown Selected as the Lady Eagles’ Offensive Player of the Year in her freshman season Most Valuable Player the following three years District awards including Newcomer of the Year, two-time Pitcher of the Year, and Most Valuable Player ESPN Rise Texas State Athlete of the Week May 28, 20102009 All Vype Softball Team - Most Valuable Player for Dallas-Fort Worth 2010 All Area Team – Dallas Morning News.
Northwestern State University 2010 - 2014
Rowlett High School: Four-year varsity lettermen in softball.
Top rankings in the DFW metropolis in batting average, RBIs, and home runs.
Elected Offensive Player of the Year and received first team/second team district honors during those years.
Played on very competitive select teams through middle school and high school. Participated in several USSSA, USFA, and ASA tournaments ranging from local, national, and College- Look levels. Select teams: Maniacs (Chris Leff), Texas Elite (Kelly Brock), Texas Heat Gold (Brad Lemons).
Henderson State University: competed at the collegiate level for the full 4 years of eligibility and received athletic scholarships.
Starter in primary position- left field, secondary position- catcher. Power hitter and resided in the 4 or 5 hole in the lineup.
Recorded amongst the top ten players in university history in the categories of home runs, slugging percentage, and total bases.