TeeBoth Private lessons and group lessons are available at STiKS Academy. Our instructors have a wealth of knowledge and an unbelievable list of credentials.  From a high level of College Playing experience to Major League experience our instructors can work with the beginners to college players. We focus on the fundamentals and concentrate on communication.  We understand that kids learn best visually that’s why we spend a lot of time doing video critique with each player.  When players get done with our lessons we want them to be able to understand the proper mechanics and be able to build upon what they have learned and carry that forward into game situations.

Rates for private lessons vary from instructor to instructor from $50 per hour to $85 per hour. Please call 262-875-5337 to find out more about scheduling private lessons.

Sean Smith

a former two-time All State catcher from Oconomowoc and Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the year in 1992.  Sean was drafted in the fifth round by the Atlanta Braves in 1992 and spent seven seasons playing minor league baseball with the Braves, Cubs and Rays.  Sean had the opportunity to catch for several of the games top pitchers in the 90’s like Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Tom Glavine. He was also one time teammates of players such as Andruw Jones, Kevin Millwood, Jermaine Dye and John Rocker. Following his professional career he spent two seasons as the assistant coach at UW-Whitewater and two seasons as the assistant coach at UW-Oshkosh. For the past four years Sean has been the President of the Oconomowoc Area Baseball Club (Five O’s) and has helped with winter workouts and worked with several of the local players.  His passion is truly baseball and believes that most of his life’s lessons have been learned through sports.

Paul Wagner

a native of Germantown WI. Paul attended and pitched at Illinois State before being selected in the 12th Round of the 1989 Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. His career in the major leagues lasted 8 years including time with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Indians. Paul Currently does radio spots on WSSP 1250 in Milwaukee talking Brewers and Major League Baseball. Paul’s role with the STiKS program will be to coordinate all of the Pitching for all teams.  He will work on specific mechanical drills and put together throwing programs for each level.

Adam Dominick

Adam was a native to Waukesha, Wisconsin and a 4 sport athlete at Waukesha West High School.  He was a member of 3 consecutive teams that played in the State High School Baseball tournament.  Adam went on to a stellar pitching career at UW-Whitewater and was a member of the 2005 National Championship team. His accolades at Whitewater include: 1St Team All Conference (2), All Region, and Conference Pitcher of the Year.   Following Adams Collegiate career he spent several years pitching in the Frontier League and later signed with the San Diego Padrees organization.  Adam retired in 2012 to pursue a career in medicine.

Doug Henry

Henry will work his first season as the bullpen coach on Ned Yost’s staff in 2013…Worked the past three seasons from 2010-2012 as the Omaha (AAA) pitching coach, the past two seasons helping lead the club into the playoffs including winning the 2011 Pacific Coast League title…Served as the Royals minor league pitching coordinator in 2009…Joined the Royals organization in 2008 as the pitching coach at Class A Burlington…helped lead the Bees to the Midwest League championship…Was the pitching coach for Danville (R) in 2006 and then Rome (A) in 2007, both in the Atlanta chain…Transitioned to coaching in the professional ranks in 2005, serving as a pitching coach in Myrtle Beach (A) for the Atlanta Braves’ affiliate in the Carolina League…Began his coaching career in 2002 following his retirement as a player, serving on the staff at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

 

Playing Career
Pitched for 11 seasons in the Majors with the Brewers (1991-94), Mets (1995-96), Giants (1997, 2000), Astros (1998-2000) and Royals (2001)…compiled a 34-42 record with 82 saves and a 4.19 ERA in 582 appearances, all in relief…Worked in the postseason in four straight seasons from 1997-2000 for the Giants and Astros, compiling a 1.59 ERA in eight outings…Was 2-1 with 15 saves in 16 opportunities and a 1.00 ERA in 32 relief outings for the Brewers in his rookie campaign of 1991, finishing eighth in the A.L. Rookie of the Year balloting…In his final Major League season, was 2-2 in 53 outings for the Royals in 2001, tossing 75.2 innings…Selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the eighth round of the 1985 Draft.

Adam Ricks

Adam is currently a member of the Chicago White Sox coaching staff serving as a bullpen catcher for the past two years. He was selected in the 10th round of the MLB Draft and played eight years in the White Sox minor league system reaching AAA primarily as a catcher.  Ricks played at the University of Miami (Fl) as an infielder. I am married to my wife Molly with two girl Anniston (3) and Willa (1).

Pete Kowalski

2003 graduate of Pewaukee High School. 2008 Grad of UW-Oshkosh (Kinesiology) Played on the football team for 3 years at UW-O. 8 years coaching for Pewaukee High School. 2008 assistant coach of the year. 2 years as hitting coach for Carroll University. 2012-2013. Entering 3rd year at Stiks.

Joel Effertz

High School:

Earned four letters in baseball, football and basketball … First team all-conference in all three sports … Earned all-state baseball and football honors … Four-time All-District selection in baseball … District Player of the Year in 2009 … All-region in football … Selected to honorable mention all-state in basketball … Scored over 1,000 career points … Selected by Los Angeles Dodgers in 37th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.

College:

Selected by Chicago White Sox in 43rd round of 2011 MLB Draft
• Played for University of Arizona as a freshman before moving on to Madison Area Technical College
• Went 7-4 with 3.03 ERA in 13 appearances (12 starts) in 2011
• Pitched three complete games, including two shutouts, while batters hit .254 against him
• Led team in innings (71.1), strikeouts (79), wins and ERA in 2011
• Played at UW-Lacrosse as a Senior while taking up a double major in Physical education and Health.

Professional:

Drafted in the 28th round (832nd overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2013. Split time between Single A Greensboro and Double AA Jacksonville. Was also a relief pitcher for one MLB game during the 2014 Spring Training

Mike Bolson

Bolson attended Oconomowoc High School where he lettered in basketball and baseball making it to the state title game his senior year.  In 1996 Bolson attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater where he played basketball and eventually stuck with baseball.  Mike was a three-year letter winner for UWW where he was drafted in the 25th round by the Montreal Expos.  Bolson played two years in the organization where he played with now present MLB players like Jason Bay (New York Mets), Brandon Phillips (Cincinnati Reds), Grady Sizemore (Cleveland Indians), and Cliff Lee (Philadelphia Phillies). Bolson than continued his passion of baseball where he went back the University of Wisconsin Whitewater to coach and finish is education.

Kyle Karvala

Equipped with a life-long passion for baseball, Kyle uses his wealth of knowledge and experience to meet students at their personal skill level, and through careful assessment, customized calibration of mechanics and a little sports psychology, enables them to reach peak performance goals! Kyle’s background includes several years of teaching with the Bigler Baseball Academy, coaching at New Berlin Eisenhower, working at the Midwest Baseball Academy, pitching in the Philadelphia Phillies organization and an All American career at UW-Whitewater as a Pitcher.

Kristin Hausen

Kristin had played fastpitch softball for 11 years starting with the Firebirds organization and then moving to the Blazers organization. Although a utility player seeing all nine positions in competitive play, she usually spent her time on the field catching. In high school, Kristin was a three year varsity letter winner in softball as well as honorable mention All-Conference Classic 8 her sophomore year and 2nd Team All-Conference Classic 8 her junior and senior years at Waukesha South (2004, 2005 and 2006).  In 2008, she was the head coach of one of two Blazers U14 fastpitch teams, and in 2009 was the assistant coach of that team. In 2010, Kristin couldn’t stay away from the game and played two years of Open division fastpitch in Middleton, WI as a utility player.

Jake Lueneburg

Currently lives in Caledonia, WI. Attended Shoreland Lutheran High School where he was a three year All Conference and All County and two year All State athlete in baseball.  He was selected to the Milwaukee Brewer Classic in 2008 where he was awarded the MVP. After graduating High School in 2009 Jake attended Kishwaukee College (NJCAA). After his freshman year at Kishwaukee he recorded the highest batting average in the country and was selected as a first team All-American. He returned for his sophomore season at Kishwaukee where he once again was awarded All-American honors. He also was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 43rd round.  Jake chose to further his education and continue playing baseball at the University of Houston. He led the Cougars on offense his junior year and was among the offensive leaders in the CUSA.  Jake had to red shirt his senior year due to injury.  He returned for his fifth year where he was selected to the All Houston Classic team, and was a a member of the Silver Glove series team.  He capped off his senior season with an American Conference tournament Championship, a Regional Championship.  Jake graduated from UH with Honors in 2014 with a degree in Health and Nutrition.  Jake has always had a passion for coaching and enjoys being around the game he loves.

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Jordan Stine

Jordan has coached 4-years collegiately, most recently at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI.

Jordan played four years at Merrill High School, in Merrill, Wis. In his senior season Stine was named 1st team All-State as well as Wisconsin Valley Conference Player of the Year. His team also won the Wisconsin Legion Championship in 2005.

During his time at UW-Whitewater, Jordan received 1st Team All-Conference honors in the WIAC in all four seasons. The Warhawks were conference champions in ’06, ’08, ’09, and ’10. In 2008, Jordan helped lead UW-Whitewater to third place in the DIII World Series. After completing his career as a Warhawk, Jordan held the record at Whitewater for the most career hits. In 2012, Stine was named to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) all-time baseball team list.

Jordan also played for the Wisconsin Woodchucks in the Northwoods League in the summer of 2007.

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