About Us


Mike Ott                                                                Founder/Owner

Mike played High School baseball, St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association and played Club Baseball in Springfield, MO while attending Drury University. He has coached Youth Baseball at the highest national level for 8 years and co-founded the STL Legacy Youth Baseball team that is now known as the 13U Recruits Legacy AAA-Major. 

Todd Stein and Dave Wiggins              Elite Pitching Development

Todd is  former Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher and former Professional Scout. Dave is a former Collegiate Pitcher at Maryville University and Head Coach at Webster Groves High School with 15 yrs experience of baseball/softball instruction. Dave is also the Recruits Baseball Program Director. Together they instruct all pitching lessons through their Elite Pitching Development program. 

Tyler Mischel and Cam Berra          Elite Hitting Development

Tyler played ball at Jefferson College, St. Catherine College and Coaches at Lindbergh High School. Cam Berra was a 2-sport athlete at Eastern Illinois and was awarded the title of Academic All-American. Cam heads up the catching instruction and together Tyler and Cam instruct all hitting lessons through their Elite Hitting Development program. 


Nathan Yamnitz                                            Performance Zone 

Nathan was a 3-sport athlete at De Smet Jesuit High School and after multiple injuries that ended his athletic endeavors, he was inspired to help others through those same experiences and began working as a personal trainer. Nathan founded Performance Zone Fitness, an elite human performance training center that specializes in movement improvement and athletic performance, in 2016.  His athletes have earned millions of dollars in college scholarships and his adult clients are trained and treated as athletes, with an emphasis on proper function and performance above all else.  He is the co-author of a #1 best selling book entitled, "Mindful Athletic Performance." 

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Senaptec is the only company in the world with the ability to measure all 10 sensory motor skills, provide immediate feedback on strengths and weaknesses for improvement and define a training plan. The Senaptec Sensory Eyewear and Sensory Station will develop an athlete's hand-eye coordination, depth perception, reaction time, etc. 


Jim Hill & Clinton Tanner       Missouri Pole Vault Academy  Jim and Tanner have more than 40 years experience in pole vaulting and coach locally but travel out of state as well. All levels are welcome as basic and advanced techniques are taught according to each athlete's needs. Watch our social media as scheduling changes throughout the year adapt to each season and announcements for hosted events are posted.