Backyard Hackers Baseball Instructors
John Hendrick has over 20 years of baseball/softball training experience, and has worked with all ages and skill levels from teeballers to future and past pros (hitters and pitchers). He has 21 years of teaching in schools, with a long history of working with kids of all ages.
John has several accolades as a player including being a 2-time NEWBL MVP, 2-time State NBC MVP, and was a member of the 1996 HS State Championship team and all-state team.
John designs and implements most of our programs, usually taking the lead with baseball pitchers. He is the only local, certified Driveline Youth Development Coach.
Courtney is quickly becoming regarded as one of the best hitting coaches in the area. With only a few years under his belt, he's found ways to coach teeballers, high schoolers and everyone in between.
One of the most fearsome hitters in Wisconsin, Courtney already has a NEWBL MVP award and a handful of 1st Team Outfielder accolades to go with it.
Courtney coaches everything for us, but is best known for his ability to work with outfielders and hitters.
Trent can do it all. He plays almost every position well (we've never seen him catch), can bat lead-off or in the middle of the order, drag bunt, steal bases or throw guys out.
Trent has a NEWBL batting title and also helps coach at Lawrence University.
We'll have him doing a little bit of everything too, but mostly we'll be using his Kinesiology background to run most of our strength and agility.
Heidi is an incredible leader, and someone that young people naturally look up to. She plays a mean catcher and hits with the best of 'em.
She played at St. Thomas (who is so good they've been forced into Div I) for 4 years, and made it to State twice with Appleton East as a player. She excelled at catcher and Heidi was also recognized as a 2x all-state selection.
Heidi shares our passion to give back to our sports, expand and mentor kids and coaches, as well as embracing the process.
Like the rest of us, Coach Masse does a little bit of everything, but we'll use her catching background to help kids become field sargeants.