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Erick Nelson

Since leaving the Atlanta Braves organization in 1998, I have had the opportunity to coach at the college, high school and youth levels. I have vast experience and successes as a head coach, but prefer to focus on training and developing pitching talent. Some of my greatest accomplishments have been developing high school pitchers who can complete aggressively at the college level. My training philosophy is to 1) focus on proper mechanics for arm strength, health and longevity, 2) train in the art of strategic assessment of batters tendencies and weaknesses, and 3) mentally develop pitchers to be resilient during times of success and struggles.

Professional Baseball Pitching Experience

Atlanta Braves (AA/A) – 3 years
Australian Winter League – 2 years
Australian Pitcher of the Year – 1997
Minneapolis Loons/Austin Southern Minny Stars (Independent League) – 4 years

College Baseball Pitching Experience

Normandale Community College – 2 years
Howard Payne University – 1 year

Coaching & Training Experience

College Assistant Coach – Pitching
*Bemidji State University – All four starting pitchers won All Conference honors

High School Baseball Head Coach – Minneapolis South
*9 years of experience with 4 Minneapolis City titles, 1 Twin City title and an 80-17 city record
*Built program from 2 to 4 teams with year round training program

Legion & VFW Baseball
*9 years of head coaching experience with Minneapolis South program
*1 year of experience with Excelsior program

High School Baseball Head Pitching Coach (current position)
*2 years of experience with Minneapolis Washburn coaching 4 teams and over 20 pitchers

Minneapolis Youth Baseball Association (MYBA) Traveling Head Coach
*4 years of experience at AA/A levels for 9U to 13U