Coach Aram Kushigian is the owner and founder of Next Pitch Training Solutions. He is an ACSM-Certified Personal Trainer specializing in baseball-specific training. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a degree in Movement Science, Aram furthered his experience as a strength and conditioning coach through internships with the Pittsburgh Pirates and at Cressey Sports Performance— one of the premier baseball training facilities in the world. Coach Aram has experience coaching and training athletes of all ages and skill levels, ranging from teenagers to major leaguers. Before becoming a coach, Aram played as a catcher at both Ann Arbor Pioneer High School and Santa Barbara City College. He then played two seasons in France and was selected as a member of their National Baseball Team for the 2014 European Championship Tournament. Drawing from his experience as a player and as a trainer, Coach Aram is able to create customized exercise regimens designed to optimize players’ performance on the field through proper assessment of their strengths and weaknesses. He is a passionate individual dedicated to giving athletes the tools they need to reach their goals.
I have a B.A. degree in Economics from UCLA. I've been coaching various aspects aspects of baseball for over fifteen years. I coached at Lincoln High School at the Varsity level for six years from 2005-2011. For the most of the teams I've been involved with over the years, I was the team's primary hitting coach. I have a passion for the baseball swing, an eye for seeing the mechanics, and an easily discernible way of relating the information to my students. I'm a visual coach that uses a lot of video, mirrors and training aids in my instruction. My father was scouted by the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Baseball League. My son , Victor Roache II, was a first round (28th over-all ) pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012. What is significant about that, I've been directly involved in the development of a kid fro Tee ball to a professional baseball player. I have server other young men I've helped along the way who are playing professionally or various level of college baseball. I am an Associate Scout for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball with a responsibility of swing analysis and evaluation reporting directly to the Area Scout.
For further information and /or to schedule lessons, I can be reached via phone at (734)358-0760 or email at email@example.com. Rates are $55.00 for an hour
Conor graduated from Father Gabriel Richard High School in 2011 where he was a 2 year Captain, 2 time Dream Team selection, 3 time first-team all-state, and played in the East-West All Star game his senior year. Conor holds the National High School Hit Streak Record of 58 games. He led the Irish to a 43-2 record in his Junior year and caught every game. He was the starting C/1B for Division 1 Junior College Wabash Valley College and led them to a top 5 national ranking (2012-13). Conor played his junior season at D-1 Texas Southern University in Houston, TX (2014). He closed out his college career at the #1 ranked NAIA powerhouse, Cumberland University in Tennessee.
Cell Phone – (813)442-0751
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Co Founded Ypsi National Little League softball program in 2002.
Coached the YNLL 10U team to Runners-Up in Little League State tournament in 2004.
Coached the YNLL 12U team to top ten in Little League State tournament in 2005.
Began Wildfire Fastpitch in 2006 and was the head coach for 9 years. Wildfire has produced 18 collegiate players, eight of which play at the Division 1 level, and 4 that were MHSAA All State athletes.
Volunteer assistant and hitting coach for Belleville High School Varsity since 2009.
I am always attending coaching clinics to learn the most up to date information. I have learned many aspects of the softball game from Peg Curtis, Belleville High School Head Coach. I also learned the Right View Pro swing from Northwest Ohio’s premier hitting instructor, Leon Woods.
I have also studied a velocity throwing program that can increase the velocity of the overhand throw by 3-7 mph. I have been teaching this program for 5 years. Several softball players on the various Wildfire teams developed overhand throws over 60 mph.