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Private Lessons

The BIG Vision Foundation is proud to partner with some of the best youth  baseball, softball and soccer instructors in our area.

Baseball and softball lessons are conducted by members of the Berkshire Baseball and Softball coaching staff at the BIG Vision Sports Complex in the spring, summer and fall and at Ozzy's FFC Sport Arena during the winter months.

Soccer lessons are conducted by members of the FC Revolution coaching staff at the BIG Vision Sports Complex in the spring, summer and fall and at the Exeter Fieldhouse during the winter months.

Please contact each instructor directly to schedule your private lesson.

Our Instructors

Missy Lamm

Missy Lamm is a 2016 graduate of Penn State Berks with a degree in Life Sciences.  She was captain and the starting shortstop for Berks during her four years there.

She was selected twice for 2nd team in the NEAC Southern Division Conference and once for 1st team in the NEAC Southern Division Conference.  Missy led her team to three consecutive NEAC Conference championships and four NEAC Southern Division championships.

Missy is a graduate of Muhlenberg High School where she was selected for All-County.

Missy has been involved with the BIG Vision Foundation and Berkshire Softball since 2016.  She has played an important role in revitalizing the Berkshire Bobcats softball program and will coach the Bobcats 12-U team when they take the field.

Missy's love for helping kids and passion for teaching the game of softball is second to none.

Email Missy to Schedule a Lesson

Brandon Shimo

Former college starting pitcher for Kutztown University in 2013-2014 where he was awarded with the PSAC Conference Championship's MVP in 2014, and helped lead the Golden Bears to an appearance in the NCAA Regional Championships. After graduating, Brandon was picked up by the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League and has continued to pursue his proffesional career playing for the Sussex County Miners of the Can-Am League while recording a overall 3.67 ERA, and 64 strikeouts in only 61 innings pitched. Shimo played with the American Association Champion, Winnipeg Goldeyes during the 2016 season and expects to help defend their title in 2017.
In the spring of 2015, Brandon was selected as an intern with BIG Vision Foundation while finishing his Bachelor's Degree at Kutztown University, and is excited to return this winter to be one of the featured instructors for the 2017 Rawlings Winter Baseball Clinics.

Del Mintz

Del Mintz founded the Pretzel City Baseball School in 1995. Pretzel City is dedicated to helping young people thoroughly enjoy playing baseball and softball, and building a positive learning experience through these great games.

Del was a player and coach for Berkshire Baseball from 1990 through 2001. 

Mintz played baseball at the Division I level for UMass/Amherst, and coached at the Division III, summer collegiate and American Legion levels.

He has been a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies since 1995 covering the Northeast region.

Email Del to Schedule a Lesson

Eric Franks

Eric Franks is a head coach for FC Revolution, coaching  the U13 FC Rowdies & U15 FC Storm.  He is also the director of all FC Revolution Summer Camps, Director of Private Lessons  and Owner and Founder of INSTASKILLS .

In addition to his coaching responsibilities with FC Revolution, Eric is also the assistant varsity soccer coach at Exeter High School.  

Franks is a graduate of Exeter High School where he was an All-Division selection.

He went on to play college soccer at Alvernia University and London Metropolitan University.  While at Alvernia he was a three-time MVP and earned MAC Conference Player of the Year and was a NCCAA First Team Regional All-American selection.

Franks played professionally with the Pennsylvania Roar of the MISL.

Email Eric to Schedule a Lesson