LAB Lesson Packages

LAB Lessons

Individual and Packages

In 1997 I gave my very first private lesson. I didn’t know it then, but I would continue to work with ball players one-on-one for the next 20 years.

While I enjoy the personal interaction, I know that private lessons fall short in several areas, especially when compared to a consistent training program. (See some of my thoughts on private lessons here.)

At the same time, I realize that it can be difficult to set aside the time needed to participate in one of our training programs. For that reason, I have decided to offer the following options for what I believe is the best way to get the most out of a private lesson.

What to Expect From a LAB Lesson

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”18″]Players will be expected to arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time. This is to ensure that players:

  • Register with the HitTrax system (Only required before first lesson, in order to receive videos and metrics recorded during each lesson.)
  • Complete the mandatory Warm Up and Mobility Circuit

Once those steps are completed, players will be given a set of skill-specific exercises to be completed in either the tee area, or the first batting cage. This is a lead up to the work in the “Live Cage.” (Skill Specific Exercises depend on whether the player is throwing or hitting that lesson.)

High Speed Video Recording takes place in the Live Cage with an coach, as well as 30 minutes of instruction and video review. All videos and metrics will be emailed before the end of the lesson for further review at home.

Following the lesson, players will begin a short, explosive strength circuit and cool down process. This is one area that is highly neglected in most private lessons, but crucial to the player’s development, and mandatory for all LAB players.

All-in-all, players should expect to be at The LAB for 60 minutes.[/text_block]

One LAB Lesson

Best for: The Player with Limited Time to Train



  • One-on-One Individual Lesson
  • High Speed Video Recording
  • Pre/Post Lesson Mobility and Explosive Strength Circuits

 4 LAB Lesson Package


Best for: Players able to commit one day per week to training



  • One-on-One Individual Lesson
  • 4 High Speed Video Recording Sessions
  • 4 Pre-Lesson Mobility Training Mini Sessions
  • 4 Post-Lesson Explosive Strength Mini Workouts
  • Good Opportunity to Create “Muscle Memory,” for Trained Skill
  • Opportunity to Learn and Use Effective Pre-Game/Practice Warm Up Routine

 8 LAB Lesson Package


Best for: Players able to commit at least one or two days per week to training



  • One-on-One Individual Lesson
  • 8 High Speed Video Recording Sessions
  • 8 Pre-Lesson Mobility Training Mini Sessions
  • 8 Post-Lesson Explosive Strength Mini Workouts
  • Great Opportunity to Create “Muscle Memory,” for Trained Skill
  • Opportunity to Learn and Use Effective Pre-Game/Practice Warm Up Routine

Frequently Asked Questions

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”20″ font_color=”%2321282b”]Why are players required to show up at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled session?[/text_block]
[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]The most common private lesson runs about 30 minutes long. The skills trained during those 30 minutes are complex and require a lot of physical effort. There is no way in good conscience, a coach would allow a player to train without an adequate warm up before beginning any training.

Even in an ordinary lesson, players should plan on arriving at least 15 minutes early, so they don’t have to use any part of their 30 minutes getting prepared to train.

By arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your LAB Lesson, you are making sure that you are fully prepared to work when you step into the Live Cage.[/text_block]

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”20″ font_color=”%2321282b”]What are Skill Specific Exercises?[/text_block]
[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Skill Specific refers to the actual baseball skill you are working on that lesson.

Hitters will be using various tools that teach them the proper swing path and movement patterns necessary to “put a good swing on the ball.” Additional tools will be used to enforce driving pitches better, and creating a line-drive launch angle.

Pitchers have a little bit more work to do, as their skill is a bit more complex than swinging a bat. They will be using unique tools to teach the most efficient movement patterns, which when practiced consistently, results in a drastic reduction in injury risk, as well as a new-found ability to throw various pitches at maximum effort.[/text_block]

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”20″ font_color=”%2321282b”]Why are the Pre/Post Lesson circuits mandatory?[/text_block]
[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]The pre-lesson circuit is designed to make sure each player is both physically and mentally ready to give their fullest attention and best effort once they begin their lesson. No player should ever “walk in off the street,” and immediately begin working out. That’s asking for an injury, or simply not getting mentally ready to work.

The post-lesson circuit gives every player the opportunity to develop what every player (and parent) asks instructors for: more speed and strength. By using explosive exercises, players will train their most important baseball muscles, and ultimately developing the speed and strength needed to advance their skills.

The cool down is almost as important as the lesson itself. Far too often, players do not take the time to take the necessary steps to get their body “back to normal, after a strenuous workout. This can lead to muscle imbalances an a reduction in athletic mobility and ability.[/text_block]

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”20″ font_color=”%2321282b”]Why do I have to register with HitTrax?[/text_block]
[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]The HitTrax equipment and technology is the cornerstone of our baseball-specific data collection. The device needs to know specific information in order to calibrate the system to each individual player. (For example: A player’s height is used to calibrate that player’s strike zone.)

Aside from that, everything that HitTrax records can be sent out to each player (and parent) via email. Therefore, every player must register valid emails addresses if they intend on receiving their personal high speed video clips, hitting or pitching metrics.

That’s right. HitTrax can be used by both hitters and pitchers.

For Hitters: Aside from high-speed video, HitTrax measures launch angle, exit velocity, “hard hit average,” ball flight distance, as well as display a spray chart of all balls put in play.

For Pitchers: HitTrax measures the speed of the pitch as its crossing the plate, the location of the pitch, as well as categorize each pitch by the type of pitch thrown.

Note: You may receive emails from HitTrax. Those emails are not from The LAB. You can do with them what you see fit.[/text_block]

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”20″ font_color=”%2321282b”]What types of payment do you accept?[/text_block]
[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]The LAB accepts cash, check, and credit card.

If you are paying by check, please make the check out to: Coach Bones Baseball LLC.

You can request the payment link if you choose to pay with a credit card.

Payments must be made before beginning any training program.[/text_block]

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”20″ font_color=”%2321282b”]What is your cancellation policy?[/text_block]
[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]The LAB asks that you respect the schedule and the other players that do their best to set up their training sessions ahead of time.

The Spring/Summer schedule can be tricky with rain outs and rescheduled games and practices. The LAB is flexible during that time of year. However, unless Mother Nature directly affects the schedule, please make your appointments no later than 9:00pm the prior day.

In the Fall/Winter, the schedule rarely needs to be readjusted. Therefore it is imperative to stick with the scheduled appointment. Workouts need to be scheduled no less than 18 hours prior, and cancellations no less than 12 hours prior. Any cancellation made later than 12 hours will result in a loss of lesson.[/text_block]

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