Stephen Flake: Pitching Instructor
Stephen grew up in Marietta and played high school ball at McEachern High School, where he graduated in 2002. He was a 2-time All-Region pitcher and 2001 Marietta Daily Journal Pitcher of the Year. In College, Stephen attended North Georgia College and State University and SPSU where he compiled a 37-15 record. He holds 12 career and single season records in college, for Wins, Strikeouts, ERA, Starts, and Innings pitched to name a few. Stephen was also GACC Freshman Player of the Year in 2003, a GACC All-Conference Pitcher, a SSAC All-Conference Pitcher, a 2-time All
-Region Pitcher, along with being a 2-time NAIA All-American. In 2007, Stephen was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 34th round. He played one season with the Marlins compiling a 2-1 record with a 1.71 ERA. In 2008, Stephen played with the Windy City Thunderbolts in the Frontier league. He went 10-3 and earned himself the honors of being on the Western Division All-Star Team. That year he helped lead the team to a Frontier League Championship. Stephen teaches the total pitching concept, by getting the most out of your body and the most out of your mind.
Casey Smith: Hitting Instructor
Casey grew up in the Marietta area and played high school ball at McEachern where he graduated in 2002. He then went on to play college ball at Erskine College. In his 3 years at Erskine Casey set numerous single season and career offensive records including RBI’s, Home Runs, and Doubles and was named the 2005 CVAC, South Atlantic Region, and NCAA DII National Player of the Year. After a record setting junior year, in which he hit .448 with 18 hr, 28 2b, and 83 rbi, Casey was selected in the 9th round of the 2005 major league draft by the San Diego Padres. He spent 2 1/2 years with the Padres and 2 years in the Frontier League with several different teams. He also returned to Erskine and finished his last year of school, graduating with a degree in Sports Management. Casey has been instructing for over 10 years and works with players of all ages. He is available for hitting instruction.
Tike Redman: Hitting and Fielding Instructor
Tike, a former Major League Baseball Player, has over 13 years of professional experience. He held a .277 career batting average with 144 hits and 15 home runs in 392 games over 5 major league seasons. Known for his quick speed and base stealing ability, Tike has 60 stolen bases in the Big Leagues and he holds the Nashville Sounds franchise record for the most triples with 32. Redman is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the game of baseball. He uses his professional experience in hitting, base stealing, defensive work and above all, mental toughness to sharpen the talent of his clients. If you are willing to put the work in on a consistent basis, Redman has the ability to help you take your game to the next level.
Courtney Sutter: Hitting and Catching Instruction
Courtney Sutter grew up in Marietta Ga, and played high school ball at Harrison High School where she graduated in 2012. She went on to play college softball at Kennesaw State University from 2012-2017 where she started all four years as a catcher/DH. Courtney received All-Conference awards for 2015, 2016 and 2017 as a catcher. During her senior year Courtney was awarded ASUN Player of the Year Honors hitting .382 with 16 home runs along with being an All South Region Section. She batted a career batting average of .315, slugging percentage of .563 with 36 home runs, 41 doubles and 141 RBIs. Courtney is available for hitting and catching instruction. For more information please check out her personal website listed below. www.CourtSutterHitting.com
Clate Schmidt: Pitching Instructor
Clate Schmidt, a three-time draftee, will be joining JCS Sports as an off-season pitching coach working with athletes on velocity, specific pitches and shoulder strength and stability. A local native, Clate attended Allatoona High School where he was a Perfect Game All-American and Team USA Member. Clate was first drafted out of high school but decided to continue his baseball career at Clemson University. While at Clemson, Clate received freshman All American accolades and was then drafted his junior year by the Boston Red Sox but decided to finish his education and was then drafted for a third time by the Detroit Tigers in the 20th round. Clate currently plays for the minor league team West Michigan Whitecaps located in Grand Rapids Michigan.Twitter/Instagram: @cschmidt32
Caleb McClanahan: Baseball Pitching instructor
Caleb was a Division 1 Ace Pitcher for Top 25 University of Central Arkansas and competed in the Southland Conference. During this time, he played in the College World Series Tournament and had a fastball up to 94 mph. Caleb posted 2nd in the school record books for fewest walks per inning at 1.54 and 6th in overall wins. Also, he was a 1st Team All-Conference selection for 2013 season and won the Southland Conference Championship in 2013 as well. Caleb was ranked 6th in the nation in fewest walks per inning (122 innings pitched) and 11th in best strikeout to walk ratio.Coaching Experience – Consistently trained athletes in pitching throughout my whole career. My teaching talents include: increasing velocity, pitch accuracy, proper mechanics, game awareness, secondary pitches, and the most important of all…the mental aspect of pitching. Helping young adults and children learn the complete package of pitching is my overall goal. Seeing players succeed is why I coach. Also, I know every aspect to training the body with weights, stretching, and throwing programs to maximize your ability. Every pitcher is different and should be trained as such.
Perry Rigby: Hitting and Fielding Lessons
Perry comes to us from a recent head high school baseball coaching position at Harvester Christian Academy. Perry currently is the head coach for a travel ball organization. Perry played at University of Alabama at Birmingham and Covenant College. While at Covenant College, Perry broke the RBI record, was nominated NCCAA National Player of the Week, NCCAA, National Player of the Week, NCCAA World Series All-Tournament team, NCBWA National Hitter of the week runner-up, USA South All-Conference 1st team and USA South Player of the week x3. Perry also played for the Niagara Power League where he was named an All-Star MVP and 1st team honors. Perryrigby9@gmail.com
Junior Instruction Program
We have Current College Athletes on staff at JCS Sports Training that work with our lead instructors listed above. The specific areas that the junior instructors give private instruction are listed below!
Baseball Catching Instruction
Baseball Hitting Instruction
Please call JCS Sports to get scheduled with one of our junior instructors!