My name is Andre Van Gerwen and I am the owner and founder of On Demand Athletics. I have spent the last 10 years coaching competitive baseball at all age levels, from private club teams to the high school level.
The private baseball sector has exploded over those ten years, mainly in the form of club baseball. One area that seems to be forgotten at times is the individual progression of players. Programs tend to focus on competition and sometimes fail to deliver on a players development.
Through my experience, I began to notice how difficult it can be to develop the "individual" while in a "team" format. As a coaching staff, we required players to find time to enhance their skills outside of team events.
That's where the idea for On Demand Athletics was born. ODA is a program that focuses solely on the progression of individual players. We offer an array of events that allow for players to enhance their baseball skill sets as well as develop their athletic abilities.
I have been fortunate to coach players from all levels and skill sets. My personality has made it possible for me to connect with players and help them develop the confidence they need to perform. I wake up each morning knowing I will have an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. Thank you for taking the time to read this, it truly means the world to me.
Below is the entirety of my coaching resume:
Mira Costa JV Head Coach, 2016 - Present
Bishop Montgomery JV Head Coach, 2014 - 2016
Manhattan Beach Little League Professional Manager, 2011 - Present
Redondo Beach Little League Professional Manager, 2012 - 2019
Redondo Sunset PONY Professional Manager, 2020 - Present
PDR Vikings, 2012 - 2014
So Cal Sand Gnats, 2014 - 2017
Manhattan Beach Broncos, 2018 - Present
"310" Baseball, 2020 - Present
All Star teams:
Manhattan Beach Little League;
- Seniors Manager, 2016 - 2019 (Highest advancement was to Regionals)
- Juniors Manager, 2014 - 2015 (Highest advancement was to Regionals)
- Majors Manager, 2019, (Finished 4th in Southern California out of 217 teams)
Redondo Beach Little League;
- Juniors Assistant Coach, 2012 - 2014
- Majors Manager, 2015 (Finished 2nd in District)
- 11u Manager, 2014
- 10u Manager, 2017