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.
Ernie took his passion for the game of baseball with him to college where he developed his skills, playing for Cerritos College and Cal State Dominguez Hills. Ernie's playing career has taken him around the world, playing in the Japanese baseball league and in Italy.
Ernie realized early on that his real passion was in teaching and helping others learn the game of baseball. He started his coaching career running the CA Rockies in his playing off-season at the Pro's School of Baseball in Walnut CA. He relocated to Northern California in 2000 where he has grown his baseball facility to be one of the leading facilities in the area, achieving major championship victories such as the USTSA Winter Championships. Ernie's extensive experience has enabled him to build significant trust with college scouts and has a high success rate in placement of athletes in college programs.