Starting Line Up Baseball has been the premier company on the San Francisco Peninsula offering baseball camps and lessons. The Starting Line Up staff provides year-round instruction in the fundamentals of baseball including pitching, hitting, fielding mechanics, outfield play and base-running. Throughout the summer, and at winter and spring breaks, Starting Line Up operates camps from Burlingame, CA. The Starting Line Up staff also operates coach’s clinics and provides consultation to help teams at all levels achieve their goals.
Starting Line Up Baseball was founded in 1994 by Jeff Hipps, currently a professional Major League Baseball Scout, and formerly an assistant coach for Long Beach State, Santa Clara University, and Burlingame High School. He holds a Masters Degree in Sports Management from Long Beach State University, and received his Bachelors degree from University of San Francisco where he was a member of the baseball team.
The Starting Line Up staff consists of college and high school coaches, as well as professional and collegiate baseball players whose combined years of experience provide clients with an unparalleled level of instruction.
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you know it.
Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.