We offer high-level, personalized instruction to develop athletes. Our training programs focus on efficient and powerful movements, accuracy, and approach.
Coach D brings years of experience to Competitive Edge as a player and coach. He is a native of Kansas City, Kansas, a multi-sport high school athlete, and a collegiate two-time All Conference and two-time All Region baseball player. He lead the RMAC conference in stolen bases in two consecutive seasons.
Coach D brings over 20 years of coaching experience. He began his coaching career as a student assistant at Fort Hays State. He holds over a .700 win percentage at the major level in USSSA. His teams have competed all over the country in Perfect Game, Super NITs, Showcase, and Invitational-Only events. Several of his former players have committed or received Division 1 offers including his son (Tavian KU commit).
Coach D currently owns College Promoters KC, a recruiting service designated to help athletes get to the next level. He reinforces the importance of hard work fundamentals, mental preparation, and being a teammate over anything else. He provides instruction in the following areas: hitting, fielding and pitching.
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Director of Baseball Operations/Coach/Instructor
Phone: 816 602-4235
Tyler Phillips is a native of Braymer, Missouri, where he was a four-sport athlete in football, basketball, track and baseball. He played baseball at North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri for two years where he pitched and played middle infield, and transferred to William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri to finish his college career. Tyler has been a pitching instructor for 5+ years in the Kansas City, Missouri and surrounding areas. Tyler has always had a passion for baseball and focuses on teaching proper pitching mechanics. He communicates great with athletes of all ages and takes pride in every athlete he instructs/coaches.
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Pitching and Hitting Instructor
Coach Dave was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. He has loved the sport of baseball for as long as he can remember - first as a player, and now as a coach. Dave traveled to Chicago to train under Charley Lau Jr., the son of Charley Lau, who was hitting Coach for the Kansas city Royals. Lau is credited with training George Brett to become one of the greatest batters of all time. Dave has spent hours studying and perfecting the Charley Lau theory of hitting. In addition to this training, Dave is also a student of Dr. Bill Harrison’s “slow down the game” techniques which were developed within the Kansas City Royals organization. The mechanics that Charley Lau taught combined with the visual & mental techniques from Dr. Harrison together create one of the most consistent and successful swings in baseball.
Dave been providing hitting instruction for several years and have had the privilege to train kids from not only the Kansas City area, but all across the country. Now he is bringing his instruction, Lau Hitting KC, to The Competitive Edge!
Dave is currently a Captain on the Kansas City, Missouri fire department with 27 years of service.
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Brett grew up in the Kansas City North area as a multisport athlete at Park Hill High School. Brett focused on Baseball in college at Mesa Community College and the University of New Mexico. As a two way player in college he led the ACCAC in wins as a pitcher in 1997.
Brett brings over 15 years of coaching experience at the youth and high school level. Teams that Brett has coached have a .750 win percentage competing at the highest competitive levels. His teams including DIRTBAGS Baseball have competed all over the country including Perfect Game events, USSSA Super NITs, USSSA Elite 32’s, PBR Future Games, USA Baseball Futures events and showcase events.
Brett currently coaches with The Kansas City Royals at their Scout team level, helping players at the high school level as they prepare to play at the collegiate and or professional level. While focusing on player development physically, there is a huge emphasis put on the mental side of baseball and baseball away from the ballpark.
Pitching and Hitting Instructor