Lessons

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 Freeman

Hitting Instructor

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 Warren

Hitting Instructor

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

Playing Experience

2009-2010: Played for the TPX Top 96 Texas team

Catcher, OF, 2B

2009-2010: 2 year letterman at Sachse High School

Catcher, OF

Coaching Experience

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

 


Rory Coppinger

Pitching/Hitting Instructor

Playing Experience

2000-2002:  Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College

Starting Pitcher, 1B/3B

2002-2004:  New Mexico State University

Starting Pitcher/Relief Pitcher

Coaching Experience

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.

 


Charles Hasley

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.



 Shawna Henderson 

Softball Instructor - Hitting /Fielding 

 Played Competitve Fastpitch Softball ASA for 8 years

 Weatherford Fastlane 16u (3 yrs)
 Texas Fusion 18u (5 yrs)
 Weatherford High School Varsity 2004-2008
 
Awards:
2004-05 Newcomer of the year 5A District; Academic All-District
2005-06 Academic All-District; First Team All-District
2006-07 Academic All-District; First Team All-District
2007-08 Academic All-District; First Team All-District; The "W" Award for Leadership 
High School Career: 
Starting Centerfielder for four years.
Clean up, hit in the 4 hole 
SB: 60
HR: 12
Bat Avg: .322
College:
Texas Wesleyan University 2008-09
Red-River All Conference Player of the week (twice)
Weatherford Community College 2011-12
 
Inaugural Season Starting Centerfield 
Led Conference in Stolen bases 35
Lead-Off hitter (switch hitter)
Batting Avg: .320
Coaching Experience:
Assistant Coach for Texas Elite 14u Summer Season of 2013
 
Shawna has been giving hitting lessons for the past few years and is knowledgeable with both styles of hitting whether it is slapping or power hitting. She coaches the latest in batting technology and is knowledgeable when it comes to College experience and what it takes to play at the highest level. 

 

D-BAT Extras

Platinum Memberships work as Gold Memberships at all other locations

Tokens:
$1.50 each
10 for $12.00
20 for $20.00

Birthday Parties:
1 instructor for 1 hour
Playing Games,
50 Free Tokens,
Gift Bag for birthday boy or girl
(Gift bag valued at $50.00)

Mini Camps for teams:
$35.00 a kid. Minimum of 8 kids.
3 hours of instruction on hitting, fielding, and pitching.

Add a sibling to any D-BAT Membership for $10.00