Over 23 years ago, Coach Bones began giving one-on-one lessons to high school freshman, Joey Martinez. Not long after, Joey’s younger brother Javier began training too… while their father (coached in high school by Coach Bones’ dad, Nick Bowness) spread the word about his sons’ progress and who was behind their success.
Javier would get drafted twice in college, eventually signing with the Seattle Mariners. Joe would get drafted once in high school, once in college, and ultimately sign with the San Fransisco Giants, and spend 11 years playing professional baseball… including several stints in the Big Leagues.
Along with the Martinez brothers, Coach Bones would go on to train several players whose successes ranged from making the high school varsity as a freshman, moving from ninth to third in the batting order for a high school powerhouse ball club, playing baseball in college on scholarship. (Softball hitters as well.)
After 20 years of watching private lessons grow in popularity, Coach Bones saw the shortcomings of one-on-one training. After testing his own version of small group training (see here) he committed all of his efforts in creating a training program that would far exceed the common 30 minute private lesson. Within a short time after opening The LAB, Coach Bones’ Daily Training Packages took over as the training style at the facility.
There simply wasn’t any time to work one-on-one with ball players.
On March 15, The LAB – like many businesses – was effectively shut down due to the Covid-19 virus. Baseball would only be allowed to resume on June 22, with potential games delayed until the week of July 06 at the earliest.
During the time away from The LAB and his players, Coach Bones knew he had to get back to his roots, and return to giving private lessons in order to:
Starting on March 22, thirty minute private lessons will be available at The LAB Monday through Thursday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Players can chose from either hitting lessons, pitching, fielding, or whichever baseball-related skill they prefer to train.
All players committing to privates with Coach Bones will be required to:
During the evening hours of The LAB, a maximum of three players will be allowed in the facility at one time. (All other visitors must not enter the training facility, but are welcome to stay in the waiting area.) In order to go above and beyond in meeting Social Distancing rules, all three players will be separated well beyond the six foot recommendations. One player will be performing their warm up in one area of the facility. One will be with Coach Bones in a cage. The third will be completing their cool down in a separate area of the facility.
Private lessons will be available for players 10 years old and up. Given the unusual nature of the summer caused by the three month quarantine, their will be no pre-lesson evaluation. We will simply GET AFTER IT ASAP!
Players are welcome to sign up for a single lesson ($55.00), or take advantage of one of the three package options.
The quarantine certainly made it very difficult on everyone for several reasons. From a baseball standpoint, players were forced to go without baseball for three months. In order to play catch up, teams are moving quickly to get their teams ready to play. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to sharpen your skills before the first game! Sign Up Today!
(If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Coach Bones at: firstname.lastname@example.org)