Trent, As a college coach I always recruited his kids and now I know why they were so prepared to play at the next level. The manual is easy to use and follow. This manual makes it easy to teach all of the fundamentals of the game. It was also great to recognize Coach Mongero's commitment to his family and God. I highly recommend this manual to anyone on any level of baseball!
- Bobby Simmons
As former baseball player at the division one college level and currently a coach of 9-11 year olds, I find this manual superbly put together and extremely helpful in my coaching today. The DVD's are an excellent way to fully grasp the skills being taught as words alone just don’t have the same impact. I think this manual is a terrific coaching resource and coaches at all levels can greatly benefit by referring to it for reinforcement and in many cases learning completely new techniques to teach their players all about the wonderful game of baseball. Many thanks for taking the time and energy required to bring it all together. Sincerely, John Rotando P.S. I am ordering more to donate to the Philipstown Little League in Cold Spring NY.
- John Rotando
Coach, I am helping to start up an urban little league baseball program in West Dallas. One of our problems is that we need coaches for our kids. Unfortunately getting coaches that actually know the game of baseball and how to coach kids has been our greatest obstacle. I recently viewed the instructional DVD and I was impressed with the attention to detail that you place on the game. I have not played baseball since I was 14 (now 28) and I only played 1st base. So to coach a kid playing SS or 2nd I would not know the first thing on how to instruct a kid on those positions. Your DVD broke down those positions in such detail that I could help a kid become a better player by giving him practical/detailed instruction and drills that he could use to help him become a better player. I am going to recommend your Baseball Manual and DVD to our coaches because you coach us on how to coach with excellence. If these kids are going to thrive in a sport or anything that life brings them they need to be taught how to do things with excellence. Thanks coach!
- Luke Yarborough
If you are looking for an instructional DVD that breaks down "EVERY" aspect of the game, look no more. These dvd's absolutely are the highest quality that I have ever seen or purchased. This is a comprehensive, easy to use resource. I would recommend this for any parent of a serious player who wants to get better or any coach at any level. I did not know Coach Mongero before buying this DVD but this quality product and resource has allowed me to be mentored by one of the greatest baseball minds that there is.
- Steve Wright
Wow! Finally a training system that covers it all... and so easy to follow. With four very athletic boys, who played nothing but year round baseball, I have attended over 1500 ball games, 18 summers of baseball camps, and six youth world series. This is a program that any coach would want and every coach needs! Any parent who wants to see their kid excel in baseball should go NOW and order this book and DVD. Thanks for all your hard work in putting this together!
- Charlie Johnson
The Coach's Companion Series:Winning Baseball" is must have for any parent whose child is passionate about the game of baseball! Trent Mongero's suggested practice & drill work continue to help develop and produce countless collegiate and professional ball players. The Coach's Companion Series is a great value and investment!
- Walker Gorham
Trent, Just wanted to let you know our team has won the County Championship for the 3rd straight year! Thanks to your Manual/DVD Set our boys are playing very solid fundamental baseball. Thanks, I owe a lot of our success to you and your product!
- L. Landers
A must read for students of the game-parents, and players.Solid fundamentals are overlooked in today's Showcase Travel Team era. If you pay attention to detail, which this game demands, solid fundamentals are a must for confidence and performance. Great DVD approach for our visual learners. Play the game the right way-Learn every day!
- Bruce King
Trent your book and DVD are excellent. My players have gained knowledge and understanding of the skills needed in baseball.
- Patrick Mayfield
After just finishing my college baseball career I've finally gotten a chance to take a look back at what happened over the last 4 years. So quickly do we forget where we have been, are going, and how we got there. I have had many teachers, pastors, friends and family help me along the way, but one person really made a difference in my college/baseball career...Trent Mongero(sorry Mom and Dad). Were it not for Coach I would have quit baseball my junior year in high school and then again my junior year in college, but he convinced me to persevere and finish what I had started which in turn were the best four years of my life (to date that is). Coach has a passion that is undeniable for the game, a heart for all of his players, and the desire to make everyone, many times at the expense of himself...BETTER. God places many people in our lives for certain reasons. I feel that Coach has and will be here to spread the gospel, not by reading Bible verses at practice, but through the way that he teaches, plays, and loves his players and the game of baseball on and off the field. Thanks Coach for ALL that you have done for me, you and your family have been such bright lights of faith in a world that can be so tough at times. Good luck with the manual!!!
- Blair Waggett
Trent, I would like to say thank you and congratulations on a job well done. I know you do what you do for all the right reasons. As a first year coach at the high school level. I refer to the original Baseball manual and dvd's on a regular basis. You have done a great job remaking the dvd's. Providing us with even more information. Looking forward to seeing the book. Thanks again for all your help.
- David Dove: Temple Christian Baseball
Trent, I was the scorekeeper for my son's tournament baseball team(all three of them). I have been around high level competitive baseball for 15 years. My son Jacob was fortunate enough to have a coach like you who taught correct fundamentals. So he did not have relearn things at the high school level which can result in sitting the bench. The thing I absolutely love about your book & DVD is that it is geared not only to coaches but also to parents that at ages 4 through 12 or 13 are well meaning dads, not coaches who are fundamentally sound. This book, if it’s instruction is applied correctly will save a significant amount of time and disappointment for the kids and their parents, will show parents what to look for in a coach, take an average athlete & make them good, a good athlete off the bench and a great athlete a star. This book & DVD has been a long time coming and bless you for taking the time to write it and making it simple stupid. Now any parent/coach can be great and teach these kids proper mechanics. Here’s to being on the field and not having to relearn fundamentals. I am sure your book will be a hit. Sincerely,
- Terri Welker – Baseball fan!!
Coach Mongero…you have always had such a great understanding of how the game is meant to be played and you are such a great person. You taught me so much about the game in the few years I played for you and have always been such a great coach and friend. Congratulations on everything you have accomplished with the book and on the diamond and serving as an inspiration to others!
- Scott Kelly
"The Coach's Companion Series: Winning Baseball" would be a great gift for any parent or player this holiday season. If your looking for first class instruction from one of the best coaches in the nation then look no further. The Coach's Companion Series is for any player that is serious about being the best baseball player they can ...be and taking their game to the next level.
- Ronald Hill
Great read, this book encompasses all aspects of fundamental baseball. As a former college player I really appreciate the detailed instruction and insights into the correct way to teach and play the game of baseball. Very well done!
- Ken Ikes
Trent lived across the street from me when he was in Rockingham. He personally worked with all three of my sons, what a great teacher of the game. He has literally spent years writing, rewriting, filming and re-filming the pages and DVD scenes to insure that he had a perfect product for release. I am proud to know him and consider him one of my very best friends. Hope to see you and Sonya over Christmas.
- David Spears
Congratulations Trent, my son Trey has enjoyed your skills camps and has been a great learning experience. I have seen the video and will work on reading the book. Thanks for all you do in our North Hall community and Go NH TROJANS!!!
- Tommy Sanders
This book is AWESOME! I have known the author Trent Mongero for 15 years. I have seen him turn solid athletes into blue chip athletes with his knowledge and instruction. He has worked with numerous youngsters that have developed into college and Pro baseball players. Any parent or coach that has an interest in teaching their kid the correct fundamentals should have a copy of this. It is the real deal and taught by one of the best "baseball guys" in the business!!
- Lee Grant
I had a chance to preview the rough cuts of the videos through a friend, and it blew my mind. I was learning stuff from his videos that I hadn't been taught in 10 years of little league/travel ball, 4 years of high school ball, or 4 years of college baseball. If you have a youngster playing or trying to play, pick this up!
- Blake Albertson
Trent, I truly valued the last 2 years at Richmond Senior working along side you as Asst. Baseball Coach. Your knowledge of the game and lessons that you have taught the players not only about baseball, but life, are so important. You are a very special coach, but an even better human being. I will always cherish our friendship. Thanks for a great 2 years. Yours in Baseball,
- Coach Jim Britt
For any kid starting to play ball or for anybody who wants to fine tune their game this is the book for you. Coach Mongero was my high school coach and the main reason I play college ball today. Coach KNOWS what he is talking about. He teaches the game the way it SHOULD be taught.
- Josh Wright
This book is a must have for any parent looking to teach their young player the fundamentals of the game. This series is not only beneficial for parents but can also be used for coaches looking to learn new drills for practice or players looking to refine their skills. I would recommend this series to anyone looking to learn more about the game of baseball.
- Jared Hodge
Coach Mongero is an amazing coach and even a better person. He is a great instructor and really does know his stuff. By reading this book, you will come a better baseball player. Coach Mongero is a devout Christian and a great man. I have played under Coach Mongero and have grown as a baseball player and a person by listening to him.
- Andrew Smith
As a former player of Coach Mongero's...from his earlier days of his coaching career...I've always admired the role model that he was to myself and the many fortunate players that have come since! Trent is a positive influence not only on the field but in the game of life as well. He and his wife Sonya, together, are a...n example of what family life should look like. Trent is a well accomplished ball player and coach and brings tons of experience to this book and I am very excited for THIS great accomplishment! Thanks for everything all these years coach!
-SMW- Scott West
Coach Mongero has been a mentor, great coach, a leader, and a good friend to me ever since I have known him. He is a baseball guru and knows the ins and outs of the game. He is never to busy to help u out with something whether its baseball or something in your life that your struggling with. I strongly encouraged anyone to get his DVD's as well as his newly published book. It will help you further your game and become the baseball player you dream about.
- Josh Haymore
Coach Mongero knows the game of baseball and life as good as any one I know. He truly has a passion for the game and his players. I am so very proud to call him COACH and a friend. The BOOKS are another way for Coach to help kids and parents, he loves to give back and Coach kids of all ages in the game of BASEBALL and ...LIFE. I am very blessed to have had Coach Mongero as a baseball Coach and a friend. Thanks for all you do and GOD BLESS COACH.....
- Jerry Todd JR
Coach Mongero, I want to thank you for finally putting together a resource for all coaches at the youth ages. How can they sell the book with all of this information for such a reasonable cost? Thanks again for looking out for all us coaches...
- Ronnie Williamson
I was amazed with all of the information you gave us at your baseball camps. The staff was excellent and with expert players and coaches pointing out our flaws we had a once in a life time chance to become a better baseball player. You taught us that it is the little things that will put a player ahead of another and after hearing the staff speak, I was convinced. Thank you for helping me and I hope that your books turn out to be a huge success. Thank you.
- Tristian Powell
Your system is easy to understand and is basic! Your system covers a lot of stuff that other coaching systems don't. The way you break down the little things that other coaches wouldn't think about is amazing. You always say the little things are what puts you out from the others and it is a true statement! Thats what you base your coaching off of and it works! Thinks for all the training and work you did with me! Thank you.
- Andrew Floyd
Coach Mongero, I would like to thank you for everything that you have done for me and everyone you coach because you are such a genuine person and someone I can always count on to help me whenever I need it. It is abvious how much you care about kids and baseball through this manual. Knowing all the time and energy you put into this I can truly appreciate everything you do for all young baseball players. You have influenced my life in so many ways over the past three years and not only in baseball but you have taught us life lessons. I can honestly tell you that i will be a better person from learning and playing for you. I know that you will be missed in Richmond County but i feel so lucky that i was able to play for you. God bless you and your family and good luck. Thanks for everything,- Neil Robinette
I can't say enough about the quality of information provided in this book. I was fortunate enough to have played one season with Trent in college, so I have seen his work ethic, dedication, and passion for the game of baseball first hand. This manual will provide coaches, players, and parents with the knowledge of what it takes to truly teach and learn the game of baseball from basic fundamentals to "in game" strategies. This book and DVD is a MUST HAVE for coaches, parents, and players looking to increase their baseball knowledge.
- Greg Moss
Coach Mongero, I learned so much while playing for your program and watching you conduct practice. Those fundamentals that you taught me has stuck with me throughout my college career and helped me become a better baseball player. Now, as a prospective coach, the manual will help me in all aspects of coaching and teaching those same fundamentals that help me succeed as a ballplayer. Thank you and good luck.
- Nick Raynor3
WEEKS AGO, I PURCHASED THIS MANUAL FOR MY FAMILY. MY HUSBAND AND I GREW UP PLAYING BALL; HOWEVER, OUR TIME NOW IS SPENT WATCHING OUR CHILDREN PLAY THE GAME. WE HAVE 3 CHILDREN: 2 BOYS AGES 9 AND 5 AND 1 DAUGHTER THAT IS 4 YEARS OLD. ALL 3 OF OUR CHILDREN LOVE PLAYING BASEBALL! AS PARENTS, WE HAVE LEARNED IT IS ONE THING TO PLAY THE GAME- IT'S ANOTHER TO TEACH THE GAME TO BE PLAYED CORRECTLY (ESPECIALLY, AT SUCH YOUNG AGES). AS FAR AS PREPARING OUR CHILDREN FOR THEIR "BASEBALL" FUTURE; THIS MANUAL WILL GIVE THEM A THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF EVERY ASPECT OF BASEBALL (AND I DO MEAN "EVERY" ASPECT). MY HUSBAND AND I WERE SO IMPRESSED WITH THE DVDS, THE BOOK AND THE PROFESSIONALISM IN WHICH THEY WERE MADE. THE BOOK DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND; WHICH, MAKES IT EASIER FOR OUR CHILDREN TO VISUALIZE THE "CORRECT" MECHANICS. THE DVDS MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE GETTING "PERSONAL TRAINING". HAVING THE DVD'S SEPARATED BY "DIFFERENT AGE/SKILL" WAS AN EXCELLENT IDEA; BECAUSE, IT ALLOWS YOU TO QUICKLY SELECT ONE TO VIEW THAT WILL MATCH YOUR SPECIFIC LEVEL. EVERY ORGANIZATION THAT IS AFFILIATED WITH BASEBALL ON ANY LEVEL NEEDS TO HAVE THIS MANUAL. COACH MONGERO IS SHARING ESSENTIAL INFORMATION THAT NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT THE VERY FIRST TIME A YOUNG PLAYER STEPS ONTO THE FIELD. THROUGHOUT THE BOOK, COACH MONGERO EVEN GIVES VALUABLE TOOLS IN MAKING COACHES MORE EFFECTIVE. THE MONEY SPENT ON THIS MANUAL IS AN INVESTMENT; BECAUSE, IT WILL ONLY MAKE OUR PLAYERS AND COACHES BETTER "ON AND OFF" THE FIELD! AWESOME JOB!
- Cristie Langford
Coach Mongero, after waiting many years I never did get the opportunity to play for you first hand, but the two years I played at Laney while you were still there I witnessed the true example of a top notch baseball coach running a top notch program. In case you didn't know you were missed by many as it wasn't quite the same after your departure. Congratulations on the book as well as the new job in Georgia and good luck on the many years to come in whatever life may bring upon you and your family. We'll still be rooting for you back here in Wilmington.
- Chris Bass
Great job with the book and DVD's. Hope you sell a million of them. Always thought you'd be around to teach my kid how to play shortstop. Guess we'll have to move to Georgia.
- Richard Foy
In recent months, I have had the good fortune to read parts of the manual and to personally meet Trent Mongero. Our community is truly blessed to have such a great man who will not only coach our children, but will also be a good christian role model for them as well. As a travel ball coach, his manual addresses many of the concerns and problems that are associated with youth sports in today's society. The manual addresses many of the situations that we as parents are scared to ask, and as coaches are scared to address. The manual is a tremendous resource of material for various fundamental drills to help youth become better players. It is especially useful since the drills are age specific and broken into age-appropriate skills. As I have heard Coach Mongero say, he doesn't claim to know everything about the game, but has taken the time to put into words what he has learned, observed, and been taught about the game of baseball. Baseball is truly the greatest game on earth, and I look forward to all the things that Coach Mongero is going to teach our young men about the game of baseball and the game of life.
- Randy Smith
Coach, This is lee just wanted to tell you how great I think this manual has turned out to be. I also would like to say that I never thought that one of my baseball coaches could be such a close and friend as you have been to me. Thanks for everything you have shown me over the years. It has really made a huge impact in my life. Raider Baseball..
- Lee Webb #5
I just wanted to say Thank You for being my friend and letting me be apart of the team. You never looked at my disability you only saw me as a person who loved ball. Want to wish you the best of luck to you and your family. I hope the team you have in the New Year will learn to love the game of ball as much as you taught us too. Please keep in tough.
- Coach Ike
Coach Mongero where do I begin? It's never easy to say goodbye to a friend. Though I only played under you for one season, I picked up many things. You tought me how to play baseball the right way and also what it means to be called a ball player. Though the main thing you tought me came after my playing days with you, that there are more important things in life, other than baseball. Friends, Family, God and with these things in your life all things are possible. So thank you for everything you have done for me as coach and most of all as a friend. Your Friend,
- Chip Gordon
I don’t know where to start. First I want to thank you for makeing me the player and especially the person I am today. I know sometimes I doubted you but, now I know you were doing what was best for me and the boys. I also want to wish you and your family well…were ever your baseball knowledge takes you. Thanks so much again for being such a great coach and friend.
- Corey Tedder
Coach Mongero, I just wanted to let you know how thankful I am in having the opportunity to play for you. You have no doubt helped me become a better person and baseball player. Three years ago when i first met you I would have never thought you would have had such an impact on my life. You are a good role model for young athletes. I wish you the best of luck in the future!
- Scot Shield
I want you to know I’ve really enjoyed playing for you through high school and being around you the time that I have. You have not only taught me the advanced game of baseball but you have helped me in everyday life and I am extremely appreciative of that.
- Dustin Whitley