All Stars’ coaching staff uses the most effective teaching methods to help players improve their skill level and maximize their abilities. Lessons are available by instructors with professional baseball experience, and who have worked with all ages. Whether you are just starting your baseball career, or advancing to a higher level, our professional instruction can give you the edge you need to excel.
Jim Putko | Chicago Cubs
Hitting Instruction / Baseball Director / Owner
Jim attended the University of Akron on baseball scholarship. He led Akron in batting while helping the Zips to their first MAC conference appearance. In 1995 Jim was a 23rd round draft choice of the Chicago Cubs and has played for several different professional and independent teams over many years. Jim has been teaching baseball skills to kids of all ages for almost two decades and has instructed in camps and clinics across the country. His approach to hitting exposes players to advanced ideas allowing improvement and understanding of mechanics and movements essential in both the mental and physical aspects of hitting.
Matt Desalvo | New York Yankees & Atlanta Braves
Matt attended Marietta College where he set numerous school and collegiate pitching records. A three time All American Matt signed as a free agent in 2003 with the New York Yankees and enjoyed a fast track through the “Minors” on his way to the Major Leagues with the Yankees. He has played in various major leagues including Taiwan, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Matt has been teaching pitching since 2003 and has developed a unique style of coaching kids that has made him one of the most sought after pitching instructors in the area. He is available for individual as well as small group and team instruction.
Rick Mulinix | Mount Union
Catching instruction allows players to excel in one of the most important and influential positions on the field. Rick was a standout catcher for the Mount Union Purple Raiders setting six school records. He is a three time NCAA 1st Team All‐Conference player as well as being named a 2001 Rawlings All‐American Catcher. Rick works with catchers privately as well as in small groups and provides camp and clinic instruction. His ability to teach and break down both mechanical and mental fundamentals of one of the most demanding positions in baseball, allow his students to excel as field leaders.