The Gamers have the best youth coaching staff in the region, from volunteer coaches for 10-13u teams that get 30 hours of training during the offseason program to the top paid coaches around.
Matt Whiteside leads our coaching staff, which is experienced and well trained. At 14u and above, Gamers teams are coached by baseball professionals, coaches with decades of pro ball and college baseball experience. These same coaches lead the Winter training and Summer practice program for the teams. We do not have outside instructors in our program. No one is just there in the Winter, then disappears to the next gig. All of the instruction in the Gamers program is provided by members of our coaching staff, by coaches who get to know every player in the program.
Our professional coaching lineup includes:
Matt Whiteside -former MLB pitcher, Owner ASP, Director St. Louis Gamers Non-Profit, with Gamers since 2007
Kevin Wheeler – former college player, ASP instructor, sports radio personality, with Gamers since 2008
James Beever – former college player @ SEMO, professional player, Director St. Louis Gamers Non-Profit, with Gamers since 2015
Nick Aboussie – former college player, high school coach, ASP Instructor, with Gamers since 2008
Nick Beckmann – former college player, high school coach, ASP Instructor, Director St. Louis Gamers Non-Profit, with Gamers since 2007
Andy Marks – former college player @ Kansas, ASP Instructor, with Gamers since 2012
Leland Macon – former professional player, with Gamers since 2012.
Shane Cooper – former Gamer and professional player, with Gamers since 2007.
Zack Rutter – former Gamer, with program since 2007.
Fernando Villegas – former college and professional player, with Gamers since 2019.
Steve Wells – former college pitcher, with Gamers since 2018.
These professional coaches are supported a group of great volunteer coaches, men who have been leaders in the St. Louis youth baseball community. Professional coaches, combined with the an incredible group of volunteer coaches.