Testimonials

Mike DiFelice

Marc LaMacchia is a 'Baseball Man'. I have had the pleasure of training and catching Marc during our off season workouts. Marc has a passion for learning the game and his work ethic is second to none. He has transferred those qualities into becoming one of the best baseball teachers in the Tampa Bay Area. He has an excellent ability to simplify the game, ensuring that all age groups can understand and mature into better baseball players.

Mike DiFelice Former MLB Player 

Steve Canter

Marc LaMacchia is the perfect person to teach your kids the game of baseball. I've had the privilege of knowing Marc for 14 years . He is passionate about the game and knows every facet of it. He can teach your kids the game and also show them how to condition themselves to avoid injuries. Marc is also a person of high character and integrity and would be a great mentor to your kids. You will not find a better teacher than Marc. I recommend him enthusiastically!

Steve Canter Canter Edge Sports - Sports Agent

John Poloni

I scouted Marc through High School and College and signed him to a professional contract when I worked for the Texas Rangers. He had the skills and make-up to become a solid Major League pitcher. He posesses an advanced knowledge of the game and relates extremely well with younger players. His love for the game and level of patience is unsurpassed. If I was looking for the perfect teacher of the game for my son, Marc is who I would choose.

John Poloni Cincinnati Reds Scout

Lee Byers

I am writing on behalf of Marc LaMachia. I have known Marc for over fifteen years. First, as a baseball player for our high school, East Lake High School, where he was an outstanding pitcher. He won numerous honors locally and was awarded a scholarship to Florida State University. He pitched there with great success until an arm injury interupted his playing career. After surgery and rehabilitation he signed a professional contract and played a number of years in the minor leagues and also with the Italian National Team in the World Games. He now resides and works locally in business and in baseball. Marc is highly competitive; has a great desire to succeed; and has a high degree of knowledge and skill in baseball. His work ethic is unparalleled and he works well with others. His background and character are tremendous assets in working with young players. I have seen him share his expertise with players. He is eager to pass on his knowledge because of his great love of the game of baseball. As a former high school coach with thirty-three years of experience, I would love to have Marc work with my son or grandson.

Lee Byers Former Baseball Coach, East Lake High School

Russ Jackson

Marc has been working with my son for over 2 years, in that time he has taught him the proper mechanics of pitching as well as the situational knowledge and how to respond under pressure. For any parents with aspiring young players I highly recommend LaMacchia Baseball Instruction.

Russ Jackson Parent

Len Moecklin

My sons have been working with Marc for over a year. In that time, I've seen tremendous improvement in their mechanics, approach, and baseball knowledge. But equally important, he's really helped them with the mental aspect of pitching, which many coaches often miss. We could not be more pleased with the progress. Thanks Coach!

Len Moecklin Parent

Eric Birthisel

Marc has worked with my twelve year old son, Noah, for several months.  While my son has had many hitting instructors, he’s never had anyone before Marc to teach him anything other than swing mechanics.  Marc has taught him to approach the plate differently based on each count and situation.  He’s become much more confident and consistent at the plate and really wants to bat with the game on the line.  That confidence serves him and the team well and has better prepared him for High School baseball.  Marc’s instruction goes far beyond the time Noah spends with him each week at his lesson.  Marc follows up with emails and phone calls to ensure that Noah is working on the things he learned that week.  It’s also apparent that Marc is truly invested in his success.  That is what sets Marc apart and we couldn’t be happier to have Noah working with him.

Eric Birthisel
Parent

Dan Genna

Marc LaMacchia has worked with EL Varsity Baseball players the past few years. He has a unique way of breaking down players both mentally and physically and then build them up with the correct skills and confidence. He has good communication with the players and has helped improved their play. Players, parents and coaches all enjoy working with Coach LaMacchia.

Dan Genna Head Coach, East Lake High School

Bill Gray

Marc has been working with my son (12 years old) over the past few years and has developed him into the #1 pitcher on his team. He has taught him not only the mechanics of pitching but situational knowledge and how to respond under pressure. Marc not only has the baseball knowledge and teaching skills necessary but an outstanding personalty and a caring nature that young players gravitate toward. My son looks forward to every lesson with Marc and I would highly recommend his instruction to young players interested in developing their game.

Bill Gray Parent

John Becker

My sons consistency throwing good quality pitches has improved tremendously since Marc's insruction. He also has so much more confidence, composure every time he takes the mound no matter what the situation. Best part is my sons working hard and loving every minute.

John Becker Parent

Brian Burns

Marc has helped our team not only improve their accuracy, but has help them all improve their velocity. Marc does a nice job explaining pitching mechanics so the kids can start to understand their keys to success. We have all benefited from his coaching and positive approach. Marc works hard and is dedicated to helping kids develop.

Brian Burns Manager, Lutz Titans

Aidan Brady

Training with Marc for the last few years has improved my game so much. The infield work we've done is reflected in my play. I feel confident I can handle whatever comes my way. The conditioning workouts have made me a better athlete. Marc is very easy to communicate with and his feedback is honest. He tells me what I'm doing right and what I need to fix.

Aidan Brady
 

Jamey Shouppe

I was fortunate to recruit and coach Marc at Florida State University! Marc is a class individual! He has the knowledge, experience and personality to greatly benefit those he works with. I would be completely comfortable, and very proud to have him coach my sons!

Jamey Shouppe  Former FSU Pitching Coach & Recruiting Coordinator

Vincent Ballantoni

Marc has helped my son Vinny Ballantoni become the best pitcher he could be. He takes the time to explain why and how things should be done and not just say because I said so. I know that when my son is getting a pitching lesson from Marc he is also getting a lesson on life. As my son was entering his senior year at Countryside High School, Marc would take the time to explain to him what was needed to reach the next level. This has helped him out a lot because he has a baseball scholarship to Rollins College. Marc always has the best interest of his players in mind and sometimes that is hard to find in a person and a coach. I know this from my personal experience.

Vincent Ballantoni  Parent

Ryan Reedy

I highly recommend Marc for any pitcher. In just a few weeks I could see and feel a real difference in my pitching, I became more consistent in my mechanics, and with all my pitches. Marc does a good job of explaining what you're doing wrong, and how to fix the problem. Not only has he helped me improve on the physical side, but the mental side of the game as well.

Ryan Reedy Player Lenoir-Rhyne University

A. Brady

We first discovered Marc several years ago and since then his training has guided my son from the Little League years through AAU and now into high school. We had tried other programs but none matched the personalized, one-on-one experience that Marc's lessons offer. Through his expertise, Marc was able to impart valuable skills and build a strong work ethic in my son. The time spent on the field with Marc and his baseball-specific workouts have produced a noticeable improvement in my son's performance and confidence. Marc is able to establish a rapport with his students. He creates a positive learning environment and takes a true interest in his students' progress. I highly recommend him to any player looking to further develop his baseball skills.

A. Brady Parent

Vinny Ballantoni

Marc made me into the best pitcher that I could be. He breaks things down in a way that's easy to understand. From the mental aspect of the game all the way down to the simplicity of how I carried myself on and off the field. Marc is very good at what he does because he takes the time to listen to what I have to say and them helps me to better understand what I need to do to improve my game. As good as he was with teaching me the mechanics and mental side of pitching he also taught me about life. Foe a player that's in this area, there is not a better person to teach the fundamentals, especially to kids. When you get Marc as a instructor or coach you will be getting someone who will go above and beyond what you are going to get from other coaches. With Marc you will be getting someone who has your best interest at heart as a player and a friend. I know this from my personal experience.

Vinny Ballantoni Countryside High Class of 2012 and Rollins College