Approach to Baseball
Ernie considers it his job to develop great baseball athletes. Nothing gives him more pleasure than placing an athlete he has nurtured over a number of years, into a college to play baseball. It is this development focus that is at the core of his program and he measures his success on the success of the players he coaches and their passion for the game.
Like most young boys, baseball became part of his life at 5 years old. Living in Southern California; a hotbed of youth baseball; he played through the Little League system being carefully mentored by his father and older brother. At 13 years old, the decision point for many kids, Ernie followed the Travel baseball route, always playing up to be on the same team as his older brother. His father at this time ran a baseball training facility and Ernie developed his love of baseball by helping train during the off season.