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Testimonials

Testimonials

“I have worked with Mark Doran for the past 14 years and I can honestly
say that there is no one I trust more when it comes to discussing the
finer points of hitting. His knowledge of the "bat and ball" game and
its nuances are at a different level than the average coach. He is able
to communicate with hitters at all levels which include junior ball,
college ball and the hitters at the national level.”


Coach Ken Eriksen

2004 USA Olympic Pitching Coach

University of South Florida Head Softball Coach

 

 

 

"Mark Doran and his staff at Diamond Sports Academy have always been

a great friend to the Florida State Softball program.

From showcase camps to information exchanges, Diamond Sports Academy

is the one trip I look forward to on a yearly basis.

No one demonstrates more attention to detail in their athletes like Diamond Sports Academy.  

Great philosophy of the game and great facilities as well as a fun environment is what DSA stands for..."

Angel Santiago III
Florida State University

Assistant Coach



"Mark's has committed himself to helping develop players/hitters

of all ages and abilities. He not only teaches the mechanics

but also the mental approach to the game.

He's students are prepared to succeed at the next level."


Tom Gray

Oklahoma State University

Assistant Coach



Mark Doran and Diamond Sports Academy is on

the cutting edge of athlete development.  His knowledge of hitting and how

to convey that to the athletes is unmatched!  I'm proud to call him teacher and friend!

GO EAGLES!


Howard Dobson
Head Softball Coach
Southern Miss



"Mark Doran has been instrumental in the development of so many student
athletes not only in the Chicagoland area but the United States. Getting
to know Mark has helped me considerably in the way I coach and teach
today. We are all students of the game and share knowledge to help the
game get better through the youth that gets the opportunity to play. I
don't know many people that have the energy and heart that Mark puts
forth so players and coaches can continue to get better. I have watched
Diamond Sports Academy grow for over 9 years now and the student
athletes get better and better every year. I am so appreciative of what
Mark Doran and Diamond Sports Academy offer and very proud to call him
my friend and mentor."

Lonni Almeda

Florida State University

Head Coach


“Mark Doran is a tremendous hitting instructor.

One of the best in the nation.  It doesn't matter if we are

talking about baseball or softball, Mark understands the fundamentals

of hitting and has a unique ability to deliver

the knowledge to his hitters. Additionally, he is a tremendous

motivator which is vital to teaching.  I would recommend Mark Doran to

any hitter at any level who wants to learn from the best.”

Robert Wagner
Arizona State University.
Softball



I have been a hitter at Diamond Sports Academy since I was 8 years old.

Mark Doran's instruction helped mold me into the hitter

I have become today at the Division One level. When it comes to

hitting instruction, there is no one else in the Midwest that compares

to Mark and Diamond Sports staff. His attitude, passion for the game,

and ties to the collegiate softball world are second to none.

When asked to recommend a hitting coach, Mark Doran of Diamond Sports is always my answer.


Alisa Goler

Georgia Bulldogs

NCAA DIVISION I ALL-AMERICAN

 

Wanted to say thank you for a great camp and great experience!

It was our first exposure camp and our daughter had a great time, learned some new things,

and is looking forward to attending again.The coaches were great with the girls and very approachable.

Thanks again and we will be back!

Parents of a Camper  

 

I wanted to thank you for running the camp. 

It was one of the better camps I have attended and was unaware of it until a friend

forwarded the brochure because they saw Harvard on it and thought I would be interested.

  Please add me to the distribution list for future camps.

Camper

 

Exposure camps is a great place for athletes to see how they compare to other athletes.

I'm really glad that my daughter was able to see for herself what college coaches

are looking for. It is also nice to know that Diamond Sports is teaching the proper way,

when it comes to, hitting, pitching, and fielding.

Camper's Dad