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“...teach these young men how to play the game of baseball the right way, to be a positive impact on them as young men, and do all of this with class.” 
   ABOUT US
The iCoachHitting.com Giants is charitable non-profit 13U team and  member of the Amatuer Athletic Union (AAU). Our team will compete at an elite level both regionally and nationally. One of our key objectices is first-class training and player development.  iCoachHitting.com's reputation of developing the most well-rounded, talented athletes in the area and operating with integrity, class and respect is expected in everything we do. 

iCoachHitting.com works to provide the best baseball training in central Ohio.  We set out to teach not only the proper skills of the game but also the personal attributes of leadership, a strong work ethic, responsibility, accountability, discipline and commitment to personal and team development.  

We promise to treat all of our athletes like young men not professional athletes. We do however expect baseball to be a priority.

We are looking for hard working young men that are willing to set challenging goals and work to attain them.  We believe in the Matheny Manifesto as a guide to coaching and work ethic along with faith.  These will be the guiding principles on how we operate in life and on the baseball field.  The boys will be taught the game of baseball while challenged to develop their skills as well as character. Players must be goal-oriented and driven to put in the necessary repetitions on a daily basis.  Players should be self motivated as it will be their responsibility to improve on what has been taught in their individual lessons outside of team practices.  The difference for kids at this level is the amount of proper repitition they get with every skill including:  fielding, hitting, throwing, pitching and catching.  We will provide the best training as a jump start to this process.  To quote Mike Matheny, "Their attitude, their concentration, and their effort are things that they can control.  If they give me these things every time they show up, they will have a great experience."

   
Giants Schedule
The Giants will start tournament play the last week of March or first week of April and play three tournaments a month (April, May, June, and July) with no baseball one week end a month. 
 
Giants Training & Practices Facilities:
Winter practices - Bo Jackson Elite Sports
Home Field - Gahanna High School JV Field
Hitting Practices - iCoachHitting.com (Reynoldsburg)
Pitching - DBats (Gahanna)
    
 
MEET    THE    TEAM
  1. HEAD COACH
    HEAD COACH
    Coach Adam Buerger
    Coach Buerger is fiery demanding but has core principles that fit what the Giants are looking for which is knowledge of the game, significant coaching experience, discipline, responsibility, accountability, sense of humor
  2. ASSISTANT COACH
    ASSISTANT COACH
    Coach Brad Thompson
    Coach Aaron Hall has known Coach Thompson for several years. Brad is passionate about the game and provides a very positive and calming approach to the game and his players. We are very fortunate to have Brad and the Giants would not have formed without his persistence and coordination with Coach Aaron.

CODES  OF  CONDUCT 

   
Coach Aaron has spent a long time growing a strong reputation in the game and cares about his name on the front of the jersey.  The iCoachHItting.com Giants are an elite 13U youth baseball team and this team provides players the opportunity develop their athletic skills but more imporantly we need to acknowledge the superior life skills through team play, sportsmanship, top competition, and hard work. Our mission is to provide youth the opportunity to play baseball at the highest level commensurate with their individual ability, potential, and interest. We will emphasize CLASS, TEAM FIRST, PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT and RESPECT for the game and all involved. To better achieve our mission, we are implementing individual Codes of Conduct for all players, parents, and coaches.

These Codes of Conduct are a covenant to better understand and abide by the rules of the game, as well as to maintain a cooperative attitude and uphold the ideals of fair play and sportsmanship. These Codes express our core values and goals. It is essential they be honored and followed or subsequent repercussions may be implemented.

The Codes of Conduct can be summarized in the following three principles:
(1) Demonstrate a positive attitude; (2) Set a good example; and (3) Acting and behave with Class (Sportsmanship) toward all.

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE GIANTS EACH COACH, PLAYER AND PARENT ARE REQUIRED TO AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING (please print these and sign/date prior to parent meeting):
    
COACH CODE OF CONDUCT
PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT
PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT
iCH WOOD BAT ORDER FORM

WHAT                  FEATURES

  1. SEASON (March-July)
    (13) TOURNAMENTS (1) WEEK-LONG SHOWCASE $845/PLAYER FEE
  2. UNIFORM PACKAGE
    (2) HATS (3) JERSEY'S COACHES HATS, JERSEYS & PULLOVER $347/PLAYER FEE
  3. EQUIPMENT
    (1) HELMET (1) BAT BAG (1) PULLOVER/HOODIE $180/PLAYER FEE
  4. PROFESSIONAL 1:1 INSTRUCTION
    (7) HALF-HOUR PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS WITH ANY EXPERIENCED STAFF OF: iCOACHHITTING.COM OR iCOACHPITCHING.COM INSTRUCTORS $280 RETAIL GIANT PER PLAYER COST ONLY $200
  5. 2:6 MAXIMUM SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION
    (28) HOURS OF SMALL GROUP HITTING INSTRUCTION WITH A MAXIMUM COACH TO PLAYER RATIO OF 2:6. iCOACHHITTING.COM OR iCOACHPITCHING.COM FOR (28) $420 RETAIL GIANTS PER PLAYER COST ONLY $308
  6. *PHOENIX BAT DISCOUNT
    * PREMIUM PERSONALIZED WOOD BATS FROM PHOENIX BATS (MAPLE, BIRCH OR ASH) WITH PERSONALIZED NAME & iCH GIANTS LOGO $85-95 MSRP GIANTS COST ONLY $65-$75 *Bat package is optional and bats are not automatically included in cost
  7. *EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS
    SAVE $10 PER LESSON AS A MEMBER OF THE GIANTS WHEN YOU PURCHASE ANY PACKAGE. THESE RATES ARE BETTER THAN CLIENTS PURCHASING 35 LESSONS AT A TIME. $30 PER LESSON WHEN PURCHASING 5 OR MORE GIANTS SAVE 25%
  8. WINTER PRACTICES
    (20) 2-HOUR INDOR TEAM PRACTICES AT BO JACKSON ELITE SPORTS FACILITY $610 FEE CONTRIBUTION
  9. AMERICAN ATHLETIC UNION (AAU)
    INSURANCE AND AAU FEES $60 FEE CONTRIBUTION

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