COACHES WHO CARE…

…WITH EXPERIENCE YOU CAN COUNT ON

When you become a LINE DRIVE member not only do you get unlimited access to our professional-level equipment and analytics, you’ll also be given the opportunity to train with one of our highly experienced and dedicated coaches, from our Preferred Coach Network.

Our coaches will interpret your data and help you apply it in a real, measurable way – one that ensures ongoing improvement as you develop and train.

PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE WITH A PERSONAL APPROACH

Our coaches are here for you. In fact they’ll take as much pride in your progress as you do. Your advancement is extremely important to them and they will guide you through the process in a way that assures you will get lasting results.

RONNIE ORTEGON

One of the most respected hitting coaches in baseball today, Ortegon brings 30-years of experience as a professional player, coach and manager to Line Drive. Ortegon’s coaching career at the professional level spans more than 15 years and includes positions with the Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, and Toronto Blue Jays organizations.

Legendary hitting coaches Rudy Jaramillo and Charlie Manuel are among the numerous coaches and players with whom Ortegon has worked closely and shares an association. Following his successful college career at Lubbock Christian and Grand Canyon University, Ortegon was signed by current Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon to a minor league contract to play for the California Angels.

At his core, Ortegon is an educator. He spent the early part of his post-playing career as a high school teacher and head coach. His ability to teach, communicate and build a rapport with players has earned him the trust of coaches and players at the games highest level. In addition to his ability to teach the mechanics of hitting, Ortegon is equally known for his ability to help players understand the mental discipline of hitting. His book The Hitter’s Discipline was released in Fall 2018.

In his role at Line Drive, Ortegon oversees all coaches, teaching and baseball curriculum; including the evaluation and implementation of all training technology.

ZACH METZGER

Baseball Background

  • Played college baseball and graduated from Saint Cloud State in 2016
  • Played college baseball at Texas A&M Corpus Christi
  • Awarded Batting Title at BCBL Beach Collegiate League in 2014
  • Played college baseball at Cisco Junior College from 2012-2014
  • NJCAA D1 Region V All-Conference catcher in 2014
  • Played high school baseball at Sunnyvale High School
  • District 14-2A MVP in 2010
  • District 13-2A MVP in 2012
  • District 13-2A Offensive Player of the Year in 2011
  • THSBCA All-Star in 2012

Area(s) of Focus:

  • High School and Middle School player development
  • Catchers

ERIC WILLIAMS

Baseball Background

  • Drafted and signed by the Milwaukee Brewers organization out of high school in 2013
  • Played four years of professional baseball in MiLB and Independent League
  • Signed with Trinidad Triggers of the Pecos Independent Professional League in 2015
  • Awarded Pecos League Offensive Player of the Year in 2015
  • Pecos League All-Star 2015
  • Selected by Milwaukee Brewers in 23rd round of 2013 draft
  • Played High School Baseball at Sachse High School
  • Ranked Number 4 by ESPN in Top Outfielders for 2013 Draft Class
  • 3 time District MVP, 2 time Offensive Player of the Year, 4-year Varsity Starter

Area(s) of Focus:

  • High School and Middle School player development
  • Infield and Outfield
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OUR UNIQUE ADVANCED BASEBALL CURRICULUM

We pride ourselves in knowing that our network of preferred coaches are the best in the business. That’s because each and every one of them adheres to our unique Advanced Baseball Curriculum – as developed by LINE DRIVE’s Director of Coaching, Ronnie Ortegon.

Ronnie’s innovative approach to baseball training puts expert communication at the heart of the process. It’s an approach he’s used very successfully through a longstanding career as a professional coach, player and educator.

Expertise

EXPERTISE

Our MLB-level coaches have the knowledge and the drive to help you develop to your full potential.

technology

TECHNOLOGY

Our state-of-the-art hitting and pitching analytics provide you with measured feedback on the road to baseball and softball success.

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PASSION

Our passion for the game is evident in everything we do. Find out more about our innovative approach.

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