Power Alley OC is pleased to offer the following hitting instructors who will work closely with you to develop your mechanics and enhance your skills.

Baseball Instructors

Darrell Sherman

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Hitting Instructor

Darrell Sherman was born December 4, 1966 in Los Angeles, California. In 1987, he attended Cerritos Junior College and played for George Horton. In 1989, he attended Cal State Long Beach and played for Dave Snow; as a CSULB “Dirtbag,” he participated in the 1989 College World Series. On June 05, of 1989, Darrell was drafted in the 6th round (154th overall) by the San Diego Padres. Darrell spent 3 ½ seasons in the minor leagues before breaking into the big leagues at the age of 25 on April 8, 1993. He earned his first hit against starting pitcher, Bob Walk of Pittsburgh in his major league debut at bat (pitch hit appearance in the 8th inning). He was a defensive replacement and played in 38 games before returning to AAA Las Vegas. He was claimed on waivers by the Colorado Rockies from the San Diego Padres on November 18, 1993. Darrell played the next two years in AAA with Colorado Springs and Tacoma. In 1996, Darrell began a new journey in the Mexican League where he played the next 10 years of his career, retiring in November of 2006.

 

Available Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Aaron Kingdom

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Playing Career:
Represented California During The 2001 Little League World Series, Placed 3rd In The Competition.
Hit A Walk-off-grand Slam In The Fourth Inning Verses New Hampshire To Win The Game.
Played Varsity Baseball All Four Years Of High School At St. Elizabeth, Also Named All-league Three Years In A Row. Finished His High School Career Batting .683
Played A Semester With California State Fullerton University Titans Club Baseball Team.
Helped The Team Win League Verses Ucla, Usc, Long Beach, And Cal.
Hit A Home Run On The Second Pitch Of The Game Vs. Northern Arizona.
Professional Scout League Los Angeles Pirates (LABL)
Mentored And Trained Personally By Matt Nokes Of The New York Yankees And Darrell Sherman Of The San Deigo Padres

Aaron will Help Each Student Work On His/her Form And Mental Approach To The Game As Well As Improve Hitting Mechanics. Will Work On Keeping Each Student Consistent By Practicing The Minor Details Associated With Each Technique

Softball Instructors

Jennifer Simons

Softball (Pitching/Hitting/Fielding)

Coach Jen is a dedicated head coach of Case Batbusters 12U in Orange, CA. She is an experienced coach building technically sound, fundamental skills in pitching, hitting, and fielding. Jennifer brings her expertise as a player to produce maximum power and quickness by molding mechanically sound athletes. She has been a private instructor for five years dedicated to be a student of the game to bring simple ways of instruction to produce successful athletes.

Coach Jen was born and raised in Southern California. She received a scholarship to play at Concordia University, Irvine as a pitcher, third base, and designated hitter. In three NAIA national tournament appearances, she hit a combined batting average over .600 and was recognized twice as NFCA Player of the Year and twice All-GSAC player of the year. At the completion of her college career she was ranked in the top 10 of 26 career and single season categories for pitching and hitting. After college, Coach Jen was a professional softball player in East Asia for a single season before returning to fulfill her dream to coach the sport of softball.

She earned a Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University, Irvine in a single year and graduated as the youngest person in school history to achieve the degree (2014). Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in coaching and a partial single subject teaching credential.

Speed and Agility

Edmund Pula

Speed and Agility Specialist

Edmund Pula currently resides as the Mt. SAC Track & Field Throws Coach, Cross Country Strength Coach, and Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology.  In short tenure at Mt. SAC, he quickly resurrected the throwing program and guided many of his athletes to multiple South Coast Conference Championships, So Cal Championships and NJCAA All-Americans. He has helped the Mounties earn 2 CCCAA State Championships in Track & Field as well 1 title for Cross Country.

Prior to his arrival to Mt. SAC, Pula guided the throws program at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) from 2004-2012. While at CSUF, he helped to reset Fullerton’s record books in 9 of the 12 throwing events. His throwers accomplished many firsts for the Titans including; All-Big West Conference Honors, All-NCAA West Regional Honors and the first female thrower to qualify for the NCAA National Championships and attain the NCAA 2nd Team All-American Standard.

Pula’s throwers have also enjoyed victories the prestigious Florida Relays, Mt. SAC Relays and Cal/Nevada State Championships.  He has worked with many youth and junior athletes for Victory Athletics, helping them qualify for the USATF Junior Nationals and Junior Olympics and worked with improving the athleticism of many professional athletes from both national and international teams.

Pula currently directs the Mt. SAC Relays/LA84 Foundation Youth Days Clinic Program.  He is also a speaker/clinician at the prestigious LA84 Foundation Track and Field Coaching Clinics where his most latest lecture discussed the Heightening of the Central Nervous System Response to Promote Peak Performance and Functional Training Drills to Develop Athleticism, He has also instructed at the World Record Camps alongside track and field legends Willie Banks, Mike Powell and Dick Fosbury. In the Summer of 2015, he was the Competition Manager for Athletics in the Special Olympics World Games.

Pula has earned degrees in the field of Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton and his Master’s Degree from Azusa Pacific University. He is a TRX Certified Trainer and USATF Level I Coach. He teaches Applied Kinesiology, Fitness for Living, and Cardiorespiratory, Circuit Training, and Weight Training Courses.