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About Learn from the Best
LFTB Difference
Private Coaching Benefits
Why LFTB
Find Your Coach!
Our Philosophy
About Founder
It is our mission to bring athletes and coaches together, but it is our founding belief that GREAT coaches make all the difference. Private coaching from the best coaches in your particular sport help you reach the next level quickly and purposefully.

Learn from the Best was founded by professional athletes. Our experience with people who have played at the highest college and professional levels gives us unique insight into the world of sports and athletics. Quality of coaching matters.

Think about it, you do not find professional athletes at training camps. They work with the best coaches in their sport to achieve the highest levels of play and performance. In our experience, athletes can progress more in a single private coaching session than they do in years of team play or group training. Working on an individual basis allows training to be targeted to YOU. Your strengths and weaknesses are taken into account and training is targeted solely to move you to the next level of achievement. Let us connect you with that coach who will expand your world and maximize your potential

In addition to offering the best coaching, we offer athletes a unique opportunity to connect with their favorite professional athletes and coaches via our FREE instructional video series. Practices, drills, exercises, and expert advice are available 24 hours a day. We feature top names in sports so you can Learn from the Best at any time.

Learn from the Best is an on-line marketplace focused on connecting athletes with private coaches in their area. Our goal is to provide athletes and the parents of young athletes the information they need to locate a safe and specialized private coach. We believe private instruction is the best way to reach the next level, WHATEVER you are passionate about.

Learn from the Best offers
so much more...

Finding a coach by yourself is nearly impossible. Sure, you could sit down and use any search engine to look for a local coach, but chances are, you won't find much. Most coaches, even great ones, do not have their own websites making a complete search impossible.

Learn from the Best offers coaches-the BEST coaches-the web presence they need to connect with motivated athletes.

More importantly, Learn from the Best gives you the confidence of knowing your coach has undergone a vigorous vetting and screening process. Our coaches are rigorously and regularly screened by the National Sex Offenders Registry to ensure your security.

WE BELIEVE achieving greatness is possible only in a safe and secure environment. We do our best to ensure your personal safety. We provide you with the FULL NAME of the coaches on our team. Plus, we give you phone numbers and email addresses so you can contact prospective coaches directly. We also provide (when available), coaches' websites and social media links so you can learn as much as possible about your coach. We believe you have the right to know whom you are hiring.

WE BELIEVE your personal security and professional compatibility are maximized when you can do your own research prior to meeting your coach. A name and an open line of communication helps this happen.

At Learn from the Best, we give you options, both in terms of who you hire and how you pay. We think you should be free to discuss payment and payment options with your personal coach; there is no middleman.

Why is Hiring a Professional Coach
the BEST Investment You Can Make?

Given the rising cost of a college education which, by some estimates, can approach $200,000, more than ever the promise of a college scholarship makes good economic sense. Increasingly, parents seek to help their children reach their full athletic potential to increase their odds of winning one of these coveted scholarships.

Just as an SAT prep course serves to increase the odds of getting into a great school, private coaching exponentially increases the likelihood of athletic success and thus the potential for a scholarship. Learn from the Best cannot guarantee scholarships for our athletes, but we CAN guarantee that we will help you achieve your highest levels of play.

If your child wants to be recruited to play at the college of their dreams, you owe it to them to maximize their potential. Investing in their dreams and their future can pay off in a big way.

Why LFTB

Private coaching by the best professionals is the single most effective way to improve in your sport and progress to the next level-to your highest level.

Learn from the Best is not just for kids. Increasingly, adults of all ages are engaging in competitive activites and can benefit from great coaching. Consider what one-on-one training could do improve your golf game, your tennis skills, qualify you for the Boston Marathon, or get you to Kona:

Build your competitive confidence. Knowing you trained with the best can give you a mental edge.

Maximize the impact of the money you spend. Group classes and camps are expensive and far less effective than a private coach. You could spend years in classes and see little progress. Targeted training with a top-quality coach can yield results after only one lesson.

Let your newfound knowledge make you a leader. Moving to the top of your game can move you to the front of the line.

Expand your horizons and exceed the goals and expectations you set for yourself.

Be more competitive. College athletic scholarships are increasingly difficult to earn. A private coach is an investment in your child's athletic future. Help them be their best.

Understand your game better with the advice of a professional who knows the ins and outs of the sport.

Reach your highest level of health and fitness.

Learn competitive strategies from a professional with experience.

Avoid injuries and setbacks with proper training.

find your coach

Finding the right coach for YOU is crucial. As with all relationships, good chemistry is important when it comes to bringing out the best in a person. Other coaching services rely on complex algorithms and computer programs to choose a coach for you. Learn from the Best lets you browse our extensive list of rigorously screened coaches for yourself. YOU choose the coach you think best suits your needs. We believe that all coaches and athletes are unique and you know best what you want and need.

When choosing a coach, consider the qualities of the BEST coaches:

They inspire their players to do more than they think they can.

They continually challenge their athletes while not overwhelming them.

They have the training and experience you need.

They help their athletes believe in themselves.

They don't use negative reinforcement.

Their lessons work on and off the field-they are life lessons as well as sports training.

They are teachers.

They help their players keep the game in perspective.

They know it is not about them; it's about the athletes.

They coach the INDIVIDUAL, taking strengths, weaknesses, and differences into account.

They never lose sight of the fact they are coaching a person.

They are great communicators; they know how to reach their athletes or players.

They realize it takes a village and they take the time to educate and inform players' parents and other coaches.

They model good behavior in what they say and what they do; they demonstrate the honesty and integrity they expect from their players.

They maintain a safe and fair learning environment.

They believe in what they do and have genuine passion for the sport they teach.

They make the sport fun.

Once you are ready to move ahead, Learn from the Best with these simple steps:

Visit learnfromthebest.com and choose your sport.

Enter your location so we can find you a coach in your area. You can begin with a broad search and narrow your results by location, price, name, or training specialty.

Once you have your list of coaches narrowed by your own criteria, read what they say about themselves and their philosophies. Every coach is different so read through several profiles and choose the coach YOU decide best meets your needs.

Contact your coach! He or she will communicate with you within two business days to address your specific needs and goals, set up a training plan, schedule your sessions, and discuss payment.

Meet your coach, begin training, and exceed your goals!

our philosophy

Private coaching is the SINGLE most effective way to reach the next level.

At Learn from the Best, we operate on the strong belief that every athlete can improve with the best coaching. Regardless of the level at which you play now, your performance and your ability will be enhanced after targeted training with the best professionals in your sport.

Our coaches have experience with every level of play and the are experts in their respective fields. We work with athletes from Little League to college and professional-level football teams. We can help you be a better team player and we can help your individual performance. You can be confident that your Learn from the Best coach will motivate you, push your limits, and provide targeted, top-notch training specifically suiting YOUR needs.

Reaching your full potential as an athlete improves your quality of life on many levels. There are obvious health benefits associated with good physical condition, confidence and self-esteem are enhanced when you know you are performing your best, your social confidence is improved, and recent studies prove that a sound body does correlate with a sound mind. We want you to experience all that the BEST private coaching can give you. This investment in your skills is money well spent.

About Founder
Founding Athlete behind Learn from the Best

Ask former professional baseball player Garrett Parcell what set him apart from other players and without hesitating, he will answer "good coaching."

Parcell should know. After years as a college and professional baseball player, first drafted by the Seattle Mariners then by the Florida Marlins, he has worked with some of the best coaches in the world. Still, Parcell credits his first and best coach with setting the stage for all the opportunities he enjoyed.

While attending Norco High School in California, Parcell trained under the watchful eyes of his father, coach Gary Parcell. Before you go thinking Garrett got special treatment or training from his dad, think again. Consider that Coach Parcell boasts numerous players who made it to the majors.

Garrett is the first to point out that being the coach's son did not get him any extra playing time. He spent his fair share of time on the bench, but managed to go from being just a "regular guy" on the team to a standout by his senior year thanks to private coaching from passionate teachers who knew the sport and gave him the training he needed.

After high school, Parcell enjoyed a successful college career before turning pro where his experiences with phenomenal coaches reinforced his belief in learning from the best teachers. He continuously progressed under the direction of his coaches.

Effective, results-based coaching became Garrett's passion. It is true that he had natural talent, but the younger Parcell recognized early-on that real success comes from good coaching-from Learning from the Best. Without direction, even the most talented players will never reach their full potential.

After retiring from professional baseball, Parcell set about determining just what qualities make a GREAT coach and he parlayed his own experiences into a successful coaching career. He also made it his mission to open up the world of one-on-one coaching to all athletes in every sport and at every level.

Even better, Garrett enlisted the help of fellow professionals in EVERY SPORT to share what they know. With Learn from the Best, ordinary players have the opportunity to become extraordinary thanks to the insights of the most successful professional athletes out there. Now, athletes in any sport, and at any age, can work with the ideal coach to help them be their best.

It's about being the best YOU can be. Learn from the Best.