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.

 


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.

 


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.

 


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



 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. 
 



 Jake Sutton 

Hitting Instructor

2013: Appeared in 17 games with four starts ... Hit .269 with four runs and five runs batted in ... Slugged .269 with a .321 on-base percentage ... Picked up first career hit and run in a March 2 win vs. Columbia ... Made first career start a day later, finishing 1-for-3 and recording his first RBI in another win over the Lions ... Went 2-for-4 with a run at Central Arkansas on March 29 ... Recorded a pinch hit and an RBI in May 5 game vs. Oral Roberts ... Recorded a hit in six games and scored in four. During his senior year, Jake started in left field getting his average up to .325 with highlighted games against Texas, Rice, Sam Houston, and Abilene Christian.

Navarro College: Hit .360 while playing for head coach Whoa Dill at Navarro College ... Helped team to championship game of Region XIV.

New Mexico Junior College: Hit a team-best .420 and earned a spot on the All-Star team.

Poteet High School: Coached by Bobby Doe ... Helped team to 40-0 record in district play and was an all-district honoree ... Carried .400 batting average.

Personal: Born Jacob A. Sutton on December 27, 1991 in Dallas, Texas ... Son of Alvin and Lori Sutton ... Father played football for both SMU and UTEP ... Related to former Dodger pitcher and Baseball Hall of Famer Don Sutton.

 



Justin Garcia 

Pitching/Hitting Instructor

Objective

To pursue my career as a Major League Baseball player as well as to coach younger athletes about the game of baseball. Including technique, skills, and rules.

Experience

MILB Mahoning Valley Scrappers/Lake County Captains RHP 2013-2014

  • Cleveland Indians Association

Weatherford Community College Coyotes  2012-2013 

Select Baseball1999-2011

  • Dallas Cyclones

  • Dukes

    Little League1996-1999

    • Rowett Rangers

Education

Rowlett High School2008-2011

Awards:

Sophomore District Honorable Mention

Junior: 1st team All-District 5A; Record of 11-0; Era: 1.98 (Led Texas in wins of that year 2010 as a starting pitcher)

Senior: District 5A MVP; 2ND team All- American; 1st Team All-State; Record of 13-0; Era: 1.14

Weatherford Community College 2012-2013

Freshman: Record 5-2; Era: 2.25

Sophomore: Record 7-1; Era: 1.7 (101 innings with 116 strikeouts)

Skills

Velocity: 88-92mph FB

Pitches able to throw: 4 seam FB, 2 seam FB, Cutter, Slider, Curve Ball, Change-Up, Splitter

Arm Care Specialists

VELO Specialists

 

 

 

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:
$145 for 2 hours for 12 kids, includes 1 instructor for an hour & use of Party Room 
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