D1 infielder and MLB prospect Jimmy Glowenke has been in the game for over three decades. As a five-tool player, his journey has included every aspect of baseball, but coaching has defined his career.
While still in high school, he began instructing and mentoring players at MLB hosted events. As a player/coach, he had the unique perspective of seeing all sides of the diamond and the player. He realized early on that natural ability alone gave players a fleeting advantage that eventually dissipated over time. It was the athletes who had the right mindset, work ethic, commitment and humility that ultimately separated good from great.
Rare, exceptional players aren’t born, they are developed, nurtured and inspired. Glowenke’s approach fosters the intangibles that close the gap and catapult the athletes who play beyond their potential.
Having coached players from 5U to the pros, Glowenke has developed dozens of D1, minor league and MLB prospects over the last 20 years. Humble and understated in his long-term, baseball-is-a-marathon approach, his nuanced understanding of the game and the athlete brings out the best in players at all levels. A testament to his ability is measured in the years players stay with Coach Jimmy.
D1 INFIELD SCHOOL - ELITE INFIELD SCHOOL - CRUSH HITTING ULTIMATE HITTING PROGRAM - STRENGTH / CONDITIONING
SATELLITE BASEBALL CAMPS - COACHING CLINICS
68th overall pick by the San Francisco Giants, Glowenke was drafted in the second round of the 2020 MLB Draft.
As the starting shortstop for DBU, Glowenke compiled one of the most decorated freshman seasons in school history. After being named a consensus Freshman All-American by five publications, he was named Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the Missouri Valley Conference, as well as a First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection following his freshman season. Glowenke became the first freshman in MVC history to be named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year and was one of just two freshmen from across the nation to be named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, awarded to the nation’s top shortstop.
A product of the Bats Academy, Glowenke brings the philosophy, approach and work ethic he has honed over the years training at the Bats Academy, DBU and now the San Francisco Giants organization.
PRIVATE LESSONS - CRUSH HITTING - D1 INFIELD SCHOOL ELITE INFIELD SCHOOL - PRO DAYS
Professional softball player Laura Ramos experienced firsthand the physical and mental toll competing at the highest level has on a player’s performance.
As a pitcher and infielder at the University of Texas at El Paso, Ramos was chosen to play on the Puerto Rico National Team. There she faced the top countries, programs and players in the world participating in the Central American Games, the Pan-American Games, World Cup and World Championships, all the while working toward her degree.
Laura went on to play professionally overseas in Switzerland where she competed on the world’s biggest stages. Throughout her career, she witnessed the impact that the culture of the game had on players’ potential the further they advanced. Laura realized that the focus had always been on the physical side of sports, but it was often the mental aspect that created the greatest limitations and barriers to success and happiness.
As one of only a few youth sport coaches in the nation who is also a licensed mental health clinician, Laura is pursuing a doctorate in Sport and Performance Psychology to help develop the “complete athlete” on and off the field. Laura’s unique approach provides players with the physical skills they need to succeed between the lines and the mental strategies to overcome the challenges of the game within the game.
MENTAL SKILLS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Coach Kevin has spent his life on the baseball field competing and coaching. As an All-District Catcher and All-American Showcase player at Fossil Ridge Highschool, he was recruited to Murray State College and then Texas Wesleyan University. Kevin honed his leadership and mentoring skills as a 3-year starter and team captain behind the plate. After graduating college, Kevin began coaching where he has developed 6 USSSA All Americans, led his teams to 18 championship games, winning half of them and racking up a dominant 154-85-7 record. Joined by his little league through college summer league coach and dad, Kevin Sr serves as assistant coach bringing over 30 years of player development experience with him. The Kidds have a D1-prep focus on mental preparation and skill development needed to compete in college and beyond.
FORMER DBU ALL AMERICAN AND
CHICAGO CUBS PROSPECT JOINS OUR OFF SEASON PLAYER DEVELOPMENT STAFF... COME BUILD YOUR GAME!