About Coach Mike
Read what others say about Torque Professional School of Baseball & Softball
"My relationship with Mike dates back 30+ years now as our baseball paths crossed at Broward Community College in the mid 1980's. While both our baseball lives have weaved different ways over time, Mike's work ethic and pursuit of baseball knowledge has not slowed. Whether your son's ultimate ceiling in this game is at the high school level, college level, or even the Major Leagues it is imperative that the development your son's skills are shaped by someone that can get the most out of his natural ability. The development of every player is very much influenced by his instructors and you don't always have a chance to select whose hands your son's future may be shaped by. Mike's understanding and ability to teach the fundamentals skills that are applicable at the highest levels of our game should be taken advantage of by Houstonian's who wish to maximize their son's ability."
Former Scouting Director, Houston Astros
Special Assistant Tampa Bay Rays
Mike Skoutelakis is one of the top baseball analysts and instructors in Houston, TX.
Mike has the ability to simplify the complexities of the mental and physical aspects of the game so students can quickly grasp the concepts and apply them with success.
Mike has over 40 years of playing and coaching experience, specializing in both the physical and mental aspects of all parts of the game.
Mike has studied and learned from some of the brightest and most respected professional instructors in the country covering all facets of the game including pitching, fielding, hitting, base running, video analysis, and the all important MENTAL GAME of BASEBALL.
Mike is a lifelong baseball student reading his first book on hitting, Ted William's " THE SCIENCE OF HITTING," in 1978 as a 7th grader and is strongly committed to continuous education covering all aspects of the game for the benefit of his students.
Mike is known to spend at least one hour of continuous education study for every hour of student instruction provided.
Mike is also the OFFICIAL BASEBALL INSTRUCTOR for the TROTTER FAMILY YMCA located in the GALLERIA area of Houston.
Mike is originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and has been a Houston, TX resident since 1996. Mike has been married to wife Allison for eight years and they have twin boys Paul and Alexander, 4 years of age.
More about Mike:
* 1983 FLORIDA ALL - STATE SELECTION as a Senior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
* 1984 FLORIDA JUNIOR COLLEGE ALL - STATE SELECTION out of Broward Community College in Davie, Florida.
* 1986 OKLAHOMA STATE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES PARTICIPANT
* 1987 FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES PARTICIPANT
* 1987 GULF COAST LEAGUE YANKEES invitee, NEW YORK YANKEES affiliate
* 1988 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES SPRING TRAINING invitee
* 1988 Graduate of FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY with B.S. in BUSINESS
* 1990 - 1993 NATIONAL BASEBALL CONGRESS LEAGUE HOME RUN LEADER