Former MLB player Matt Whiteside leads the ASP staff.
MATT WHITESIDE –Owner, Pitching – Over 6 years Major League Service Time throughout his 17 year professional baseball career. Matt graduated as a 3 Sport Letterman in 1986 from Charleston High School in southeast Missouri and graduated from Arkansas State University in 1990 with a Physical Education Degree, while also earning American South Conference Player of the year. Matt was the 25th Round Pick of the Texas Rangers in that same year and made his major league debut August 5, 1992 versus the Oakland Athletics. He Has pitched for seven Major League Organizations (Texas, Philadelphia, San Diego, Atlanta, Colorado, Toronto, and Pittsburgh) & Played one season in Japan for the Yokohama Baystars in 2003. During his professional career, he was a Double A All Star in 1992, a member of the American League West Division Champion Texas Rangers in 1996, a member of the National League East Division Champion Atlanta Braves in 2001,and a Triple A All Star in 2005 while setting the single season saves record with 38 that same year. Matt is also the Co-Founder of STL Gamers Baseball & the STL Gamers Pitching Coordinator. He currently coaches 17U & 11U Gamers while also overseeing all Teams in the program.
SCOTT TERRY –Pitching – Scott retired from his instructional role in May 2019. He is still actively involved with the St. Louis Cardinals.
JAMES BEEVER – Pitching – James played Division 1 Baseball at Southeast Missouri State University. James played 7 years of Professional Baseball: Atlantic League, Northern League, American Association, Golden Baseball League, United Baseball League, Frontier League and several MLB Teams. He was the Olympic Russia Pitching Coach in 2007 and also coached in Area Code Games in Long Beach, CA (Chicago White Sox). James was a Scout for the Chicago White Sox 09-11 and coached Kaskaskia Junior College in 03-04. He owned and operated Impact Baseball Training (2002-2011) and created Fusion Pitching Technologies that used sensor data/biomechanics to understand pitching delivery (2012). James has coached travel baseball for the last 10 years and is a current coach with St Louis Gamers since 2014.
ANDY MARKS – Pitching Director of Mach One – Andy was a freshman at the University of Kansas in 2006 when the Jayhawks won their first Big II Tournament Championship in school history. It was one of two NCAA Tournament appearances he made as a Kansas pitcher. In his first two seasons in Lawrence, Andy had an impressive 122 strike outs in 124 innings of work. He spent his summers in the esteemed Northwoods League, pitching for the Duluth Huskies. He compiled a 16-6 record, was named an All-Star in 2007, threw the first no-hitter in franchise history and had a sub-2.00 ERA in two NWL campaigns. Andy has taken is experiences to coaching and has become a Pitching Instructor for All-Star Performance.
SCOTT COOPER – Hitting & Fielding – Scott Graduated Pattonvile High School in 1986. In 1985-86 He was an All State, All American, Pitcher, 3rd baseman. Scott was MVP-1986 –Class 4A Mo. Baseball state championship and in 1986-Gatorade national high school baseball player of the year. He was All State Football, Basketball, Baseball in 1986 & 2nd Round Pick 1986 Amateur Baseball Draft-Boston Red Sox. Scott was Voted To the All-Star Team every minor league season 1986-91 and 2 times in major leagues 1993,1994. He Played in the major leagues 1990-1998 w/Boston Red Sox, St. Louis cardinals, Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers, and Seibu Lyons of the Japanese league. Cooper was Voted by Baseball America as the Top Defensive 3rd Baseman in American League 1993-1994. He had the Best Infield Arm in American League 1993-1994 By Baseball America. He was also Voted Boston Red Sox MVP 1993-1994. Scott was Mentored By Ted Williams and Carl Yastremski while in Red Sox Organization. From 1999-2004 Cooper was the Head Coach for Fontbonne University Baseball Team. 2006-Current Cardinals Post Game Anaylst for KSDK Channel 5. Scott is Currently Baseball Instructor For All-Star Performance and specializes in hitting and fielding. He was also the Field Coordinator and Co-Founder of STL Gamers Baseball.
KEVIN WHEELER– Hitting, Throwing, Catching and Fielding – Kevin has been playing and or coaching baseball for the past 28 years. He has taught private hitting, pitching, and catching lessons with Professional Baseball Instruction of Illinois. Kevin played for the Miami Hurricanes in the early 90’s. and for the “Wizard of College Baseball” Ron Fraser and learned catching skills playing behind 4 time National League Gold Glove winner and 2 time National League All-Star, Charles Johnson. “Minor League Baseball Expert” for the Sporting News from 2001-2005. Kevin is currently a talk show host and sports reporter. Kevin Wrote scouting reports on both Major League and Minor League players for Diamond Library publications from 1998-2007.
BRETT FREUND – Hitting and Softball or Baseball Catching – Brett graduated and played two years at Lincoln College. He continued playing for two years at Fontbonne University. He was a starting catcher all four years in college and led the teams Batting Average in 2013. That same year, Brett was elected to SLIAC 2nd team All Conference. In 2014, he was elected to SLIAC All Tournament team. Brett joined the All-Star Instruction staff in 2014.
JOE SCHRIMPF – Hitting & Catching – Joe Graduated from Arkansas State University ins 2017. He led the team senior year with a .343 batting average, .474 on-base percentage, and .528 slugging percentage. His .343 batting average ranked 6th in league and 180th in nation. .474 OBP was 3rd in the Sun Belt Conference.528 ranked 10th in the Sun Belt Conference. Joe Graduated with the most RBI in a career in school history with 146. He was also Named Second-Team All-Sun Belt Conference as a utility player, Sun Belt player of the week twice. He had the Most sacrifice bunts in school history with 40, scored 2nd most runs in history with 151, 8th player in school history with 200+ hits, and finished6th most all-time with 209.
FERNANDO VILLEGAS– Baseball & Softball Hitting, Fielding & Catching – In 2008, Fernando played in the Little League World Series for Team Mexico as a catcher, where they placed second overall. Fernando attended High School in Hutchinson, MN. During his high school career he was a part of Team Minnesota, where they went 5-0 against other states. He also played on the All Star team in High School. 2014-2016, he attended Iowa Central Community College. He spent his summer in Minnesota playing in the North Woods League playing for the Mankato Moon Dogs. In 2016-2019, he attended Central Methodist University. In 2018, the team won the Heart of America Conference Championship and he was named First Team All-Conference. Fernando furthered his career by playing in the Ohio Valley League. In 2019, he played in the Frontier League for the Gateway Grizzles. He also played professionally for the Pirates Organization, finishing his pro career in June 2019. Fernando was a Mach1 Hitting Student in 2018 and is now an active trainer/coach.
**Fernando will be postponing booking all lessons beginning May 2021 due to a potential professional playing opportunity.
CJ BILBREY – Baseball Hitting, Fielding & Catching – Graduated from Harris-Stowe playing INF/P from 2004-2007. CJ has coached 14 years at college level: North Central CC (2008), Maryville (2009-1012), SIUE (2013), HSSU (2014-2021). He Led HSSU to back to back 30 win seasons in 2017-2018, 88 Academic All-Conference at HSSU, & 12 AMC All-Conference players. In 2013, coached Lewis & Clark Collegiate Summer League Champions and Managed St. Louis Metro Collegiate League (2015-2020). During his coaching years, 16 players have moved to play professionally from Independent Ball and Affiliated Organizations. CJ has been All-Stars Summer Camp Director for five years, coaches 10U Baseball and is now a part of the All-Star instructional staff.
JOHNATHAN MILLS -Baseball Hitting, Fielding & Catching – Johnathan attended college at the University of Alabama and completed his BS in Consumer Science and General Health Studies, as well as Troy University and completed his MS in Sports Management. He is currently the Assistant Baseball Coach & Recruiting Coordinator at East Central College (Union, MO) where his Primary responsibilities include: Recruiting & working with hitters, infielders, and catchers. Johnathan has coached over 50 players that have gone on to play Division 1 baseball, 13 players who have gone on to play Major League Baseball and 2 All-Stars. He is Rapsodo Hitting and Pitching Certified & Driveline Hitting Certified. Past Positions include Head Coach with Post 208 in Tuscaloosa, AL 2012-2014 and Assistant at Stillman College 2010-2013. He was also the Assistant Baseball Coach and Head Junior Varsity Coach 2007-2009. His Hitting Areas of Focus: Approach, tracking, decision making, pitch selection, timing, and adjustments (during and post-pitch) Fielding Areas of Focus: Infield (footwork and fundamentals), catching (receiving, game management, transfer, and blocking), and outfield (angles, pitch adjustments, footwork, and fundamentals) His Motto: The only thing that matters is who you become and the effect you have on others in the process
MINDY DANIELSON– Softball Hitting – Mindy was the highest ranked softball player that the Mid-West region had seen in the past decade. In 1994 she was the assistant coach for Florissant Valley Jr. College. She was the Head Coach for 14U Missouri Warcats in 2001& the Lead Softball Coach at A Game Sports/Play Ball USA Clinic where she instructed general game techniques to all ages of girls & equipped set up and designed drills for girls to work on techniques of the game. Mindy was a Top Ranked AAA Outfielder for Womens California Jazz Softball Team (only player from Mid West recruited for Southern California Team), Head Coach at St. Charles Community College from 1997-1999(placed 2nd in Region), Outfielder for Decatur Pride & was also invited to the Canada Cup. She was voted most valuable player for multiple games and was the Assistant Coach at Washington University.
KYLIE HESS – Softball Hitting, Catching, Fielding and Pitching -Kylie is currently a senior at Saint Louis University. She was a 3 year varsity player at Fremd High School in Palatine, IL. Kylie received All-Conference and All-Area accolades her senior year. She had the opportunity to travel to Germany and Spain to play softball. Kylie held a head coaching position in 2018 for a 16u Chicago Team and led the team to their most successful season.
Owner, Chief Operating Officer, & Team Director Bascha Whiteside (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director of In-House Operations Beth D