MEET OUR COACHES
"A good coach will make his players see what they can become rather than what they are."
player/VOLUNTEER Francisco Gonzalez
Hola! I am Francisco Gonzalez. I am from Venezuela, and I’ve been playing baseball since I was 5 years old. I started my professional career in Spain when I was 19 with the Tenerife Marlins. I played 3 Championship seasons with them. I’ve also traveled and played professional baseball in Italy, Germany, England, Slovenia and Guatemala.
I moved to the United States to begin my academic career in Kinesiology combined with playing baseball on the college team. I’m a pitcher and unfortunately became injured and had to put my playing on hold, while I rehabilitated.
In my research to find the best path to recovery, I learned about Brent Pourciau and the Top Velocity system. I believed in the program because it aligned with what I have been studying in school and basic body mechanics. I was able to secure an internship at Corporate Headquarters in Louisiana where I spent 7 months training and learning the program.
I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with others to meet and exceed their goals.
Coach Sean Lucas
Sean is a native of New York that moved out to California after playing professional baseball all across the country. Coming from 3 generations of baseball players before him, he was taught and learned the game from a young age. The skills and knowledge that he continued to develop and learn over the years allowed him to be one of the best of players in the state. During his High School tenure, he was named in 2007; Pitcher of the Year, Louisville Slugger All-American, Empire State Games Silver Medalist, Connecticut Sate Games Gold Medalist, Participant of the Goodwill Games Vs Japan, Perfect Game Northeast All Region Team: National Overall Rank (#146), LHP (#20): NY State Rank (#3), LHP (#1).
Sean ended up receiving a scholarship from the University of Virginia where he played baseball from 2007-2011 where he studied Sociology. Due to an injury, he was granted one more year of NCAA eligibility and used that opportunity to obtain his Master’s Degree and play baseball again at The State University of New York at Albany for the 2012 season. This season was turning point as he was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 25th round of the 2012 Amateur Draft. He went on to play professional baseball from 2012-2015 with the Reds and briefly with the Rockland Boulders 2015.
After his playing career, Sean started to coach and train young players in Southern California and is still currently doing so. With over 5 years of professional time and 7 years and counting of youth training, he started to see the game change. The game to him is becoming more competitive than ever and saw that players were developing bigger and faster as well. With the game changing, the way you train and develop as a player has to evolve with it. That’s what brought Sean to the Top Velocity Program. “The best players adapt and change to become better, their routine changes over time as they mature and educate themselves. The key is to train smarter not harder. The goal is to be great longer than everyone else”.
Sean is looking to give back and help educate the next generation of players like his coaches did for him at a young age.
Pitch Development with Eric Junge
We are proud to announce our partnership with Eric Junge, current Padres Pitching Staff Member and 2022 MILB Manger of the Year of the Padres Single – A Affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm. Eric brought the Storm their first Championship season since 2011. He’s been with the Padres organization for 11 years. Eric will head up our Pitch Development program.
NUTRITIONIST EMMA ARAYA
Emma is a San Diego native pursuing a degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness & Health with a minor in Spanish from Purdue University. With a passion for dietetics and sports performance, she was not afraid to jump right in at Purdue. She is currently a rising veteran in her sports nutrition class and works at fueling stations around campus with athletes across different sports and areas. Most recently, she worked with the Purdue Wrestling Team and assisted them with specialized nutrition. Coming from a baseball loving family, Emma sees and hopes to work with a Major League Baseball team in the future. She is so excited to be joining our team!
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