Coaches, Lessons and Clinicsfryoneusa2021-05-06T20:20:28-07:00
Better Your Game – Better Your Team
The Farm is the largest indoor baseball and softball training facility in Santa Clarita. But besides being an incredible facility, we offer clinics and lessons for both baseball and softball. Our in-house coaches bring years of professional experience to “the plate” but we also welcome guest coaches and instructors as well. Stay up to date with our clinic schedules by SIGNING UP, or FOLLOWING US ON FACEBOOK.
Summer Camp Registration Is Open!
We’re excited to re-open and we’re looking forward to our upcoming Summer Camps. Daily baseball instruction, supervision, lots of batting time, and even a Farm SCV Camp tee shirt.
Hitting and Catching
Phil Avlas spent seven years in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He was also a Cal League All Star catcher for the Lancaster Jethawks, leading the league with 106 games and 13 home runs.
Phil Avlas is a native of Southern California growing up in the San Fernando Valley. Phil played at Kennedy High School during his high school years. In 2000, Phil was part of the Kennedy HS baseball team that won the LA City Championship at Dodger Stadium. That same year, Phil earned co-player of the year in the City Section while posting a .471 avg. with 36 RBI’s.
In 2001, Phil was drafted in the 24th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks as a catcher. Phil spent seven years in the Diamondbacks organization. In 2004, Phil was a Cal League All Star catcher for the Lancaster Jethawks, lead the league with 106 games behind the plate and posted a .315 avg. with 13 home runs and 68 RBI’s.
In 2005, Phil was a part of the Championship Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. While finishing his last year with the Diamondbacks in AAA Tucson, Phil posted a .294 avg.
Phil spent two years playing Independent Ball with the Joliet Jackhammers of the Northern League and for the Na Koa Ikaika Maui in the Golden League.
After his stint playing professional ball, Phil coached at Viewpoint High School in Calabasas from 2010-2012. Phil also develops players for multiple academies and have been involved with travel baseball for many years. Phil has the desire and the passion for teaching and developing young talent. Phil currently resides in Santa Clarita Valley with his family.
Jaisa Creps is a Silver Medalist for the USA National Team, part of the UCLA World Series Championship Team, Head Varsity Coach at Chatsworth High School and Head Softball Coach at Santa Monica College.
After finishing out her Professional Career playing Softball at the highest level, Jaisa Creps remains an integral part of Santa Clarita’s Softball Community. When Jaisa played travel ball, to receive the best coaching, her parents would drive her to Orange County multiple times a week so that she could learn catching and hitting fundamentals from the very best coaches in the game. After starting college, she was approached by a UCLA alum, Samantha Ford, who would also happen to live in the Santa Clarita Valley as well, to give private softball lessons while she went to school on the weeknights and weekends she wasn’t playing. Having seen this as an opportunity to not only give back to the game she loved so much, she was equally excited to give girls out in the SCV a chance to receive professional style coaching in their own backyard. Samantha Ford didn’t know what an impact this opportunity would have on her, but 20 years later she is still doing it, and loving every opportunity she has to step on the ball field, and helping in young athletes success not only in Softball, but in Life. Jaisa always says, “If Softball was easy, everyone would do it. I will give you the tools for success, but you must work hard each and every day to master the tools I give you.” Which makes her motto, Some Wish for it, WE work for it!, pretty fitting.
Jaisa’s Softball Lessons – 2003-Current
Head Softball Coach – Santa Monica College, 2008
Head Varsity Coach – Chatsworth High School, 2007
UCLA – 2003-2007 – World Series Champions, 2003
USA National Team – Silver Medalist, Nanjing China, 2003
ASA National Champions – Tuff-e-Nuff, 2000; Batbusters 2002 and 2003; Nor Cal Heat 2005
Women’s Majors Runner-up – SoCal Sliders, 2006
Valencia High School – 2000-2003
4 year Varsity letter winner Soccer and Softball – Valencia High School 2000-2003
First Team All-CIF and San Fernando Valley Player of the year – 2000-2003
Female Athlete of the Year Santa Clarita – 2002
Female Athlete of the Year Foothill League – 2002
Female Athlete of the Year Valencia High School – 2002
While playing with the World Series Champions at Cal State Fullerton, John Curtis was drafted by the Cleveland Indians, Anaheim Angels and Chicago White Socks, where he spent four years in the organization.
Born and raised in Southern California, John Curtis went to Hart High School and played baseball. He earned All-League Honors as a catcher and 1st baseman in 2001 & 2002.
In 2002 John was recruited as a catcher for Cal State Fullerton which is known as one of the top collegiate baseball programs in the country. He played 4 seasons for the Titans achieving 1st and 2nd team Big West Honors 2005-2007. While with CSUF, John played in 3 College World Series in Omaha Nebraska (2004,2006, &2007) and was a member of the 2004 College World Series National Championship team. John graduated with his Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 2007.
During his time at CSUF John was drafted 3 times: 2005 Cleveland Indians (29th round), 2006 Anaheim Angels (24th round), and 2007 Chicago White Sox (14th round). He spent 4 years in the White Sox organization. John was a South Atlantic League All-Star Catcher in 2009. In 2011, John played with the Houston Astros Organization playing for their High A, AA and AAA teams.
John’s finished baseball in 2012 due to a shoulder injury. Since his career ended in 2012, he has been actively developing players from local high schools and baseball academies. Currently, John currently resides in Castaic with his family.
Marc Kennedy graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Sociology. After graduating, he moved to Santa Clarita Valley in 2007 and has been coaching ever since. Currently one of the head player developers for ASAP Baseball Academy and Prospect United SoCal, he is a well-known and respected private instructor in the area. Coach Kennedy also has experience coaching internationally. In 2017 and 2018, his 14U teams medaled three times including back to back gold finishes in the Latin American Baseball Classic played in the Dominican Republic. His approach to pitching is movement based, focusing on teaching efficiency in the delivery on an individual basis, with a big emphasis on pitch design and injury prevention.
Let us know what kind of lesson or special practice you need. We’ll do our best to hook you up.
Our Individual Private Lessons are $70 for 30 minutes, $120 for 60 minutes.
Package Lessons: Four 30 minute sessions are $200, Four 60 minute sessions are $400.