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Baseball Instructor for Private Lessons

Gary Buckels offers the highest quality of youth baseball training for pitching, hitting, catching and fielding lessons. Gary is a former professional baseball pitcher, current high school coach and also a youth baseball coach teaching lessons in Huntington Beach/Fountain Valley and the Orange/Villa Park/Anaheim Hills areas. Gary works with players of all ages from Little League kids just starting out to high school and college players.

Baseball Instructor for Private Lessons

For more information about private instruction contact Gary at:

714-846-0854 – Ask for Gina Buckels (landline, texting does not work)

Gary Buckels Contact Form

Send us a message via our contact form or call. We look forward to hearing from you!

Baseball Lessons Will Cover:

  • Proper mechanics, posture and technique
  • Mental game, controlling emotions and leadership
  • Approach
  • Pitching Lessons
    • Consistent tempo, rhythm and timing
    • Increased command of pitches
    • Development of new pitches
    • Pick-offs and holding runners
  • Hitting Lessons
    • Batting stance
    • Load/stride
    • Hitting breaking balls
    • Point of contact and timing
  • Catching Lessons
    • Throwing (arm motion and mechanics on throws to the bases)
    • Receiving
    • Blocking
    • Stances/setups
  • Fielding Lessons
    • Athlete’s specific position–infield, outfield
    • 6 F’s of Fielding: Feet, Field, Funnel, Footwork, Fire, Follow
    • Throwing/transfers
    • Hand eye coordination
    • Soft hands

All aspects of the game of baseball are taught, pitching, hitting, fielding (infield and outfield) and catching. Easy to understand and show in detail, for a better understanding of how important proper mechanics must be the goal for a baseball players longevity.

The age groups range anywhere from 7-22 years old. Levels include travel and youth baseball (Little League, Pony, USSSA, etc.), high school and college.

Gary Buckels Bio

Gary Buckels Coaching Highlights

  • Debuted in 1997 as a minor league pitching coach (’97-’98 Peoria Chiefs MWL) (’99-2001- New Jersey Cardinals) (2002 MWL Champions Peoria Chiefs)
  • 2003 – 2007: Was signed by the Florida Marlins AAA as a minor league pitching coach
  • 2014 – 2017: Pitching Coach for Golden West Rustlers
  • 2014- Present: High School coach and youth pitching, hitting, fielding instructor

Gary Buckels Career Highlights

  • Pitched 2 years at Golden West Junior College
  • Received a full scholarship to Cal State Fullerton and pitched for two years
  • Signed in 1987 to the California Angels minor leagues
  • 1988 was selected to the Midwest League All Stars and promoted to Midland Texas AA
  • 1989-1992 pitched for the Edmonton Trappers AAA
  • Signed in 1993 by the St. Louis Cardinals AAA Louisville, Ky
  • 1994 selected to the AAA All Stars then promoted to the St. Louis Cardinals MLB team
  • 1994 Major League debut was on July 23, 1994, fresh off recording the save in the AAA All-Star game as a Louisville Redbird.
  • 1994 2.25 earned-run average with the St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1995 Won the American Association AAA Championship
  • 1995 Pitched AAA for the Toledo Mudhens

Send us a message via our contact form or call.

714-846-0854 – Ask for Gina Buckels (landline, texting does not work)

Gary Buckels Contact Form

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