ABOUT ME

Patrick Cooper

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Welcome to Approach Baseball! I created this company after my career of playing the game shifted into a career of teaching it.  My commitment and discipline of training, learning, and improving as an athlete has driven my development as a coach.  I believe there is always more to learn, something to improve, and plenty of room to grow.  My coaching philosophy comes from my personal coaching experience in individual player development, combined with years of watching and learning team coaching strategies from some of the greatest coaches in my life in my journey through the game.

My personal playing journey:

2007 - Boyle County High School, Florida Collegiate Instructional League (IMG)

2008 - Eastern Kentucky University, Hays (KS) Larks (Jayhawk Collegiate League)

2009 - Des Moines Area CC/DMACC,  Falmouth Commodores (Cape Cod Collegiate League) 

Drafted in 2009 MLB Draft - Arizona Diamondbacks

2010 - Bradley University, Hays (KS) Larks

Drafted in 2010 MLB Draft - Detroit Tigers 

2010-2014 - Tigers Minor League System:

Connecticut Tigers (SS A), West Michigan Whitecaps (Low A), Lakeland Flying Tigers (High A), Erie Seawolves (AA)

My personal coaching journey:

Private instructor - 2010 - present, Millhouse AEP (Kansas City), Danville, KY.

Pitching Coach, Centre College (2016-17)

Volunteer Assistant - Boyle Co 2017-Present

Boyle Co Middle Head Coach - 2020

Founder/Head instructor - Aprroach LLC 2020