Baseball and Softball Skills

  • Baseball Camps
  • Softball Camps
  • Hitting Instruction
  • Catching Instruction
  • Basic Baseball Pitching Instruction
  • Throwing Mechanics
  • Bunting Instruction
  • Base Running Mechanics
  • Fielding Instruction
The Compact Swing for Baseball and Softball (Slow Motion)
Hitting the Outside Pitch (Soft Toss)

About: Chad Waelchli, of CW Fitness Inc., has been involved with playing and coaching baseball for over 20 years and has coached baseball and softball players of all ages, and levels of ability including such players as Matt McBride of the Colorado Rockies. Chad was a three year varisty starter at Parkland High School and Allentown Central Catholic High School from 1998-2000. He was a first team all league and all area catcher as well as an all state catcher when he played at Allentown Central Catholic High School. Chad holds the CCHS offensive records in batting average, doubles, home runs, and rbi, in just two seasons at CCHS. While at CCHS, Chad was invited to and participated in personal tryouts and workouts with the Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays and was scouted by the Colorado Rockies.

Chad continued his baseball career, when he accepted a half scholarship to North Carolina Wesleyan College. After a year at NCWC, Chad decided to transfer to East Stroudsburg University to continue his baseball and academic career. During Graduate School at ESU Chad turned down a minor league opportunity with the Philadelphia Phillies to focus on his research for his Thesis study.

Chad has learned from and coached with some of the best coaches in the country including Mo Hill (Chicago Cubs), Joe Tanner (Baltimore Orioles), Art Kushner (Chicago White Sox) and Howie Bedell (Colorado Rockies). On a more personal level, Chad enjoyed learning from and coaching with his father Danny Waelchli, Parkland High School, his hitting and catching mentor, the late, Gene Jani, Allen High School, his high school coach Tom Shive, Central Catholic High School, Erv Prutzman, Northern Lehigh High School, and Chris Stibitz and Kurt Fritzinger, both of the Northern Valley Cyclones.

Chad has coached baseball and softball at many levels, including team and private training. Chad coached the Lehigh Valley Prospects fall high school showcase baseball from 2003-2006, has coached at camps all around the Lehigh Valley, Bucks County, Quakertown, Kutztown, and Berks County since 2000, and has worked with collegiate, high school, middle school, and youth athletes and teams, such as Northwest Little Leauge, Lenape Valley, and the Northern Valley Cyclones. While Chad’s primary position is a Sports Performance Coach, he still loves coaching baseball and softball, primarily hitting and catching, the best.

CW Fitness Inc., offering in-home and on-site sports performance training, with free consultation. Contact us to schedule an appointment, and for pricing information on private training, group training, and for camp and clinic information.

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