Kenny has an unbelievable passion for the game. His knowledge and teaching tactics are second to none in the way he prepares kids for the reality of what they’re going to face in game situations. He takes it back to the way you should teach in regards to fundamentals and hard work. It’s been fun to train kids that have worked with Kenny because their work ethic, determination, and understanding of what that means stands above the other kids in the group.
I’ve gotten to learn a lot from Kenny from both his time working with Whitworth and my time helping at his camps, and every time I work with him, I find myself getting better. I grew up going to Stubby’s Camps in Seattle, and Kenny provides a special combination of Stubby’s coaching and Kenny’s personal experience and flair. In my mind, Kenny is in the same elite class of coaches as coach Stubbs. There’s no question that Kenny has the knowledge, but he also has the demeanor necessary to coach anyone from a kid starting his baseball journey to a collegiate or professional ballplayer.
I’ve had the opportunity to watch Kenny Work with 8 year olds all the way up to college kids. Kenny’s love for the game is evident and it doesn’t matter the age of the player. Kenny is definitely a positive influence in Spokane’s baseball community.
In 2016 we won the Idaho 5A State Championship. Three of our four infielders (Kodie Kolden, Jarred Hall, Kyle Manzardo) have spent a lot of time working with Kenny. He develops some of the finest players in this region. I send my children to work with him and I recommend Kenny to all my Lake City HS players. I also want to mention how much I admire Kenny’s no nonsense style. He tells players what they need to hear, not always what they want to hear.
I’ve never had a player who loved baseball and being on a baseball field more than Kenny Eilmes. I always think of Kenny whenever I hear the Pete Rose quote, ‘I would walk through hell in a gasoline suit just to play baseball’. If Kenny is putting on a camp, you don’t want to miss it. The instruction taught at his camp is that of a professional and is second to none. Kenny teaches techniques and fundamentals that are used at high levels of the game. So if you want your son to learn advanced infield play, I’d recommend you send him to Kenny’s camp.
Kenny has an incredible resume as a player and as a coach. There is nobody in Eastern Washington, maybe even the west coast, that can break down infield play like Kenny. I understand Kenny is offering infield camps in Spokane. If you live in that area and have any aspirations what so ever of playing infield at a high level……you’d better go see Kenny.
I really like what coach teaches and how he teaches it. He develops infielders like few can. My own children have attended many camps and can’t wait to attend more!
Baseball is a skill sport. Even the best athletes need to develop their skills. It’s imperative that young players learn the correct approach to infield play. Kenny’s experience and approach teach kids the right way to play the game. I highly recommend Kenny to any young player interested in taking their game to the next level.
I have been around some pretty good infielders. Kenny teaches fundamentals that you see the best of the best using. If you get with Kenny, he will teach you skills that will help you advance your infield play.