Private Lessons

Baseball Lessons

Hitting, Pitching, Fielding, Catching & Defense

We offer private, one-on-one, lessons with a variety of experienced  baseball and softball professionals.  Many have coached at the college level or played professionally.  All of our instructors have been certified by our director and meet the criteria for teaching the latest techniques for hitting, fielding, and catching as well as proper pitching and throwing mechanics.

Instructors include …


Ralph Gentile

Currently Casa Grande Baseball Coach
Has coached at all levels in Petaluma for 25 years
Played at University of San Francisco

Daniel Petersen

Daniel Petersen is a native Petaluman who graduated from Petaluma High School in 1990. With a passion for fitness, he started his own business called Kid Fit – a youth exercise program that creates a foundation for proper movement patterns, all while having fun! Dan has coached little league and travel ball for several years and recently served as manager and board member for the Petaluma American Little League. He has also volunteered as Harvest Cross Country, Basketball and Flag Football Coach for Elementary and Jr. High students.

With Dan, your baseball player will learn:

Dynamic and static stretching
Plyometrics – speed, agility and quickness training
Cardio coaching
Core and balance improvement
Resistance training

Dan has received the following certificates:

-National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer
-National Academy of Sports Medicine – Youth Exercise Specialist
-USA Weightlifting – Sports Performance Coach
-CPR and AED certified

Jeff Inglin
Jeff Inglin is a Petaluma native who graduated from Casa Grande High School in 1993 and attended College of Marin in 1994/1995 and USC in 1996.  Jeff Played for the White sox, Phillies, Marlins and Orioles and has been a part of the AE family for many years, first working at the cages with the original owner, Darrell Couey.

Highlights of Jeff’s baseball career:

  • All American selection
  • Hit three homeruns in his first three at bats of the season
  • Led the team in homeruns, R.B.I.s and batting average
  • All Pac 10 and All American
  • Drafted to the Chicago White Sox in the 16th round
  • Played ten seasons in the minor leagues (three at the AAA level)
  • Played one season in Korea
  • Hit 24 homeruns in three different seasons
  • Hit over 100 R.B.I.s in three different seasons
  • 4 time All Star
  • 2 time All Star game MVP

Jeff is available to help you with instruction on all aspects of the game!


1/2 Hour, Private – $45

UPDATE: Ko is no longer offering lessons as she is off to get her master’s degree!

Ko Kondo ANNOUNCING Softball Coaching at AE. Private lessons with Cal graduate Ko Kondo. -Graduated from University of California, Berkeley and Alumni of the D1 Cal Softball Team -Played A-Ball Travel for 10 years pre-college -Coaching for the last four years ages 5-18 Training Offered: Hitting | Pitching/Glove Work | Speed/Agility Available T TH 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – book online via Schedulicity on our website at Welcome Ko to the AE Family!