Teddy’s Instructors

Jeff Jackowiak

Jeff is a South Bend native with over 25 years experience teaching pitching & hitting. As a players for St Joseph, Jeff had 172 strikeouts in 101 innings of work. At 17, Jeff was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 1977. During his rookie season, Jeff threw a no hitter against the Baltimore Orioles. He was coached by some of the best in Baseball at the time, including former Tiger manager, Jim Leyland.
He played with the likes of Kirk Gibson, Rick Leach, Marty Castillo, and Howard Johnson.Jeff strives to provide a great atmosphere to learn and to have fun. Taking each individual’s talents and grooming them to practice correct techniques, providing what they need to know, both mentally and physically.Jeff has a track record of success throughout the area, with countless students receiving All-Conference & All State honors, and continue their careers in College.

To learn more about Jeff, visit his website at https://pitchingspecialist.com/. At this time, new openings are limited. Pitching
Consultations are available.

Mike Branch: Hitting & Arm Care

Mike Branch started Teddy BallGames in 2015 to pursue his passion for Baseball. Mike is an Epstein Certified Hitting Instructor, an active member of the ABCA, and self described Baseball Training junkie. He has attended numerous Hitting & Pitching camps throughout the years, as well as an avid reader & follower of the latest Training methods. He has received training on Driveline & The Texas Baseball Ranch for Arm Care & Velocity Enhancement. Mike offers both Hitting & Pitching Camps for Groups, Individual Hitting Lessons, and baseline Hitting Evaluations. Mike's Group Training camps are not only drills to improve mechanics, but strength, stability, & functional movements to help players maximize their performance.
For more information, contact Mike at 269-208-3105

Spencer McCool: Hitting & Fielding

Spencer McCool is an IUSB Baseball Alumna with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing in 2019. During his 4 years, Spencer was CCAC All Conference and Gold Glove winner. He is currently pursuing the college baseball coach route. Spencer offers hitting camps, individual hitting lessons, arm strength/care, fielding lessons, and baseline hitting evaluations. All you need to do is show up ready to work, and Spencer will handle the rest. Lessons are $65 per hour. For further information, you can contact him Spencer at 765-620-9491

Lane Bender: Softball Pitching

Longtime Fastpich standout, Lane Bender, has joined the Teddy BallGames staff. As a fastpitch pitcher himself. Lane is an 8 time all American, 3 national championships, 4 national runners up, & 10 top 5 national finishes. Philosophy in a nutshell- maximize velocity, location and spin rate safely and efficiently by focusing on leg drive, balance and proper arm whip. Comfortable teaching athletes anywhere from never pitched an inning in their life to college age that need to improve different spins or speeds. Drop, rise, and change up are the three basic spins he teaches.  Contact Lane at 269-930-8209





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