Game On is dedicated to help each athlete achieve their goals on the field. In today's competetive athletic environment, personalized instruction plays a critical role in the advancement of athletes in their sport.
Our training is not a one-size fits all style of training. We work with each individual athlete, and tailor their training according to their strengths and their needs.
We also leverage the latest technology to ensure that you are getting the most out of your training. Our instructors utilize high speed cameras and instant data on each swing or pitch. This means we know what really works for each athlete, and what does not work. This gives the athlete the greatest potential to translate lessons into on-field performance.
Hitting & Instruction
Harry Berrios, Benito Baez, & Matt Schepel
* Harry Berrios was drafted out of high school to play baseball but elected to attend LSU where he won 2 NCAA Championships in baseball. In 1993 he was named the Most Valuable Player of the SEC tournament.
Harry played for the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles (minor league player of the year), and Cleveland Indians minor league teams. He went on to play for the Winnipeg Goldeyes from 2002-2006, where he was nicknamed "Homer Harry" by the fans.
Harry excels in teaching the mental side of hitting, and his students see an immediate boost in confidence after working with him.
* Matt Schepel is in his third year as an assistant coach with the Calvin baseball program. Schepel joined the coaching staff after a prolific baseball career with the Knights. Matt is a student of the modern hitting approach, using launch angles and advanced metrics to the benefit of the athlete.
As a member of the Calvin baseball program, Schepel was a two-time first team All-MIAA selection while also receiving All-MIAA second team honors twice. As a senior in 2014, Schepel was named to the ABCA All-Mideast Region first team as well as to the D3baseball.com All-Mideast Region first team after batting .394 with 38 runs batted, 36 runs scored, 33 base on balls and 21 extra-base hits.
Schepel finished his Calvin career as the school's all-time leader in total bases (298), hits (177), runs scored (134), runs batted in (130), home runs (19), doubles (33) and base on balls (108) and is tied for the all-time lead in triples (11).
He recently completed his bachelor's degree at Calvin within the school's Department of Kinesiology.
Training Available At Game On!
Speed & Strength Training
Must be at least 9 years old
We work on functional strength through explosive movements. This is not bodybuilding or traditional weight lifting.
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Pitching & Infield Instruction
Benito Baez, Josh Rebandt, Allison Crews-Barber, & Eric Lawrence
* Benito Baez played for 14 years in professional baseball. He spent the first 6 years of his career with the Oakland Athletics. In 2001, Benito signed with the Florida Marlins and advanced to the Major Leagues. Benito had Tommy John surgery in 2002.
A year later, Benito entered into a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus. Benito continued playing and being used by God in new ways in the Independent League. Benito has spent time playing in Dominican Republic, Canada, Venezuela, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. In 2008, Benito retired from playing professional baseball and now enjoys coaching at Grand Rapids Christian and also teaching baseball fundamentals to kids of all ages.
Benito also enjoys serving the Lord Jesus through Baseball Chapel as he shares in Bible studies with the Whitecaps players. Benito and his wife, Heather, have been married for 19 years and have 4 kids: Andre (15), Gabby (12), Isabelle(11) and Emily (8).
* Eric Lawrence enters his fourth year as an assistant coach at Davenport University and will continue his role in guiding the pitching staff. Under Lawrence's watch in 2014, the Panthers maintained a 2.75 ERA with 312 strikeouts and 157 walks. They also held opponents to a .233 batting average.
A graduate of Central Michigan University, Lawrence was also a standout at CMU as well as Grand Rapids CC. As a Chippewa, Lawrence was a two-year varsity letterwinner and was named the MAC Player of the Week on two different occasions. As a Raider at GRCC, Lawrence was an All-American and helped the team to the NJCAA national championship in 2005.
* Allison Crews-Barber has earned an outstanding reputation as a softball pitching instructor. She has also accomplished many things through her playing career:
- Collegiate full ride scholarship GVSU 03-07
- Training experience 13+ years combined
- Elite, personal, and Calvin college
- Doug Gillis student for 8+ years
- Competitive summer ball w Finesse Organization as a teen
- 23u ASA national champs, 1st team all American
* Josh Rebandt is the current pitching coach at Davenport University, formerly from Olivet Nazarene University where he served as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the Tigers. ONU captured the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship in 2016 and won their most games (39-17) since 2005. The pitching staff had the 10th best earned run average in NAIA with 3.11 under Rebandt's guidance.
Rebandt has also served as pitching coach at the aforementioned Lakeshore Chinooks of the Northwoods League. His staff was posting a 3.31 earned run average at the time of this release with 559 strikeouts in 647 innings. Rebandt has also been the head coach for the Niagara Power of the New York Collegiate Baseball League. His team reached the Western Division Finals and he coached seven players named to the NYCBL All-Star Team, a franchise record, in 2015. In his three seasons with the team, he won 64 games.
Matts knowledge and passion for the game of baseball has brought him to Game On Indoor Sports as a catching instructor to coach young prospects to reach their full desired potential as a catcher.
He currently plays in a Mid Michigan Mens Baseball League as a catcher with a recorded lifetime fielding percentage of .989
Attending numerous college camps and showcases, he received a scholarship and had the privilege to compete and travel from coast to coast at the NAIA Level at Davenport University.
He spent 3 seasons as an assistant high school Varsity coach working with both baseball and softball teams.
Matt has played in various tournaments throughout the country including the AAABA (All American Amateur Baseball Association) in Johnstown, Pennsylvania three years in a row.
He graduated from a West Michigan High School in 2006 being named League MVP. He had 93 put outs in less than 80 games and was awarded the Triple Crown Award. (BA .398, HR 10, RBI 49)