Instructors

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, sacrifice & most of all,
love for what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning,
sacrifice & most of all,love for what you are doing or learning to do.”
– Pele

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1 on 1 Private Athletic Learning

Get the knowledge and skill you need to take your game to the next level!

Whether you are new to the game, or a seasoned player looking to improve on anything from bat speed to infield foot work, our instructors have the experience and knowledge to personalize instruction to meet your needs. Practice makes perfect!

All of our instructors have highschool, college, and/or professional baseball/softball playing experience. We know what it takes to foster success in athletes and will evelate players mentally and physcially.

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1 on 1 Private Athletic Learning

Get the knowledge and skill you need to take your game to the next level!

Whether you are new to the game, or a seasoned player looking to improve on anything from bat speed to infield foot work, our instructors have the experience and knowledge to personalize instruction to meet your needs. Practice makes perfect!

All of our instructors have highschool, college, and/or professional baseball/softball playing experience. We know what it takes to foster success in athletes and will evelate players mentally and physcially.

Kelsey Bandstra

Softball Trainer

Kelsey first served as an Assistant Coach at Muskegon Community College for 4 years. She is now entering her 4th year as the Pitching coach @ Davenport University. She has earned her bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management from Davenport.

All State pitcher in high school at Wyoming Rogers. Played 2 years in college at Muskegon Community College. Her team won a National Championship at MCC in May of 2010, 3 months later played for District 9 Big League where her team won the World Series Championship beating the Philippines 14-4 and she hit a homerun on ESPN 2.

When Kelsey isn’t at the softball field she enjoys spending time with her family, going fishing, and hanging out with friends.

Info.

Skills:

Pitching & Batting Lessons

Costs:

$30.00 Half Hr.

$10.00 is applied online
with remaining balance due at the lesson – for a half hour.

Who:

1st thru 12th
Grades

When:

All Year Round.

Register

Phone:

616-885-7026

Email:

Kelsey@NextLevelPlayers.net

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Dave Bandstra

Softball Trainer

Dave Bandstra also known as Big Dave has been coaching and training pitchers the last 25 years. He has won many State Championships coaching his daughters Krysten and Kelsey at Pinery Park Little League. He has made numerous trips to the Little League World Series. He coached all 3 of his kids in basketball, bowling, and softball and they all were very successful.

The last 6 years he has enjoyed working with students of all ages in pitching and getting them to be the best they can be. He is very passionate about softball and if you can’t find him at the diamond watching his girls that he trains, he is spending time with his family. He enjoys fishing with his kids and hanging out with family as much as he can.

Info.

Skills:

Pitching Lessons

Costs:

$30.00 for 45 minutes

$10.00 is applied online
with remaining balance due at the lesson – for a half hour.

Who:

1st thru 12th
Grades

When:

All Year Round.

Register

Phone:

616-337-1477

Email:

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Matt Houseman

Coach & Trainer

Matt Houseman served as a head coach at Muskegon Community College for 8 years. He had taken a program that struggled in the past and transformed it into a league power. When Coach Houseman took over at MCC his goal was to compete for a National Title within five years and he surpassed that goal by winning a National Championship in 2010, just his fourth year in charge.

The Jayhawks coaches were named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association National Coaching Staff of the Year that year. The Muskegon Catholic Central alumnus guided the Jayhawks to two regional titles, two MCCAA state titles, two Western Conference titles and two trips to the national tournament. The Jayhawks went back to the national tourney in 2012 and took sixth place.

Matt Houseman is a graduate of Muskegon Catholic Central. He played baseball at Muskegon Community College and at Olivet College. He has coached baseball at Muskegon Catholic Central, and Muskegon Orchard View. Matt also helped his wife Heidi with the Muskegon High School softball team prior to being hired again at MCC.

Matt is now entering his third season Coaching softball at North Muskegon High School. He is co-owner of Michigan Blue Chip Softball Camps. He coaches two travel teams for Top Prospects. He enjoys coaching his kids, and spending time with his family.

Info.

Skills:

Hitting & Catching Lessons

Costs:

$35.00 Half Hr.

Who:

6th thru 12th
Grades

When:

All Year Round.

Register

Phone:

231-740-2274

Email:

Matt@NextLevelPlayers.net

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Paul Pladies

Softball Trainer

Coaching
10 years travel softball coach
Teams Managed:
– Folds of Honor
– Top Prospects
– Morgan’s
– Sabercats

4 years assistant varsity softball coach at North Muskegon High School

Umpiring
9 years MHSAA umpire.

About Paul
I enjoyed the journey coaching my daughter from ponytail to her goal playing college softball at Northwood University. I enjoy working with players helping them be the best player they can be.

Info.

Skills:

Batting, Fielding an Catching

Costs:

$30.00
1/2 Half Hour

$10.00 is applied online
with remaining balance due at the lesson – for a half hour.

Who:

4th – 12th grade
Grades

When:

All Year Round.

Register

Phone:

231-760-0301

Email:

ppladies1414@icloud.com

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Phone:
616-820-6023

Address:
4979 E. Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442

Hours:
Monday - Thursday
3:00PM-10:00PM

Friday
3:00PM-5:30PM

Saturday - Sunday
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Phone:
616-820-6023

Address:
4979 E. Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442

Hours:
Monday - Thursday
3:00PM-10:00PM

Friday
3:00PM-5:30PM

Saturday - Sunday
Team Practices

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