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 led 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).
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 catching.
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Director of Baseball Operations/Coach/Instructor
Phone: 816 602-4235
Nick Schwieder grew up in Wildwood, Missouri. He was catcher with St. Louis University (1 year) before transferring and playing three years at the University of Missouri. After his college career, Nick signed as a free agent in the Frontier League with the Evansville Otters, and later signed with the Anaheim Angels.
Nick has 20 years of coaching experience, including at the high school level as well as pitching and hitting coach for the Sluggers HS Showcase team. He and his wife of 19 years, Katie Cole, have lived in Platte City for 14 years and have four children.
Catching, Pitching, and Hitting Instructor
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 Wilson brings years of experience to Competitive Edge as a player and coach. He is a native of the Kansas City Northland as a multi-sport high school athlete at Platte County R-III and a two-time baseball All-American as well as 4 years of collegiate baseball as a two-way player (pitcher and centerfielder).
Coach Wilson brings over 20 years of coaching experience. He has coached youth, high school, and college showcase baseball. He has had the pleasure of coaching many players that moved on to play at the various college levels, including his 3 boys. Most recently his youngest son is a DI pitcher for Arkansas State. Additionally, he has had the good fortune of coaching some players into the MLB such as:
• Jeff Soptic - drafted in 3rd round by the Chicago White Sox, pitched for 6 years,
• Jake Blackwood - drafted in 16th round by the Florida Marlins, played 11 seasons,
• Aaron Ashby - drafted in 4th round by the Milwaukee Brewers (2018). Currently #5 overall prospect in the Brewers organization. 2019 Minor League Pitcher of the year for Milwaukee.
Coach Wilson believes in hard work, commitment to yourself and your teammates, and the importance of mental toughness to shine in critical game situations. He provides instruction in the following areas: pitching, hitting, outfield play and the art of baserunning.
Coach Wilson’s philosophy is, “I’m not just teaching baseball, but I’m teaching LIFE”.
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Phone: 816 813-7811
Mallory Stoner has years of softball experience and knowledge, specializing in pitching. She grew up in Platte County, Missouri and played competitively for the Kansas City Monarchs, earning two national championships. Throughout her high school softball career as a Platte County Pirate, Mallory was named 1st Team All-State pitcher, as she led her team to a Class 3A Missouri State Runner-Up title in 2014. Mallory continued her softball career at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and is currently earning her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. Mallory has given pitching instruction for several years, and is available for lessons in the areas of pitching, hitting and fielding fundamentals. Through softball, Mallory enjoys investing in the lives of girls and young women.
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Softball Pitching, Hitting, and Fielding
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 28 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