The Signal looks at the influence of money in our sports. Coach Wagner was chosen to be interviewed. Check out what he has to share!
Jonathan Ivankovic, 16, warms up as instructor Jim Wagner watches at Throwzone Academy in Canyon Country on Monday.Wagner says he trains up to 200 baseball players per month.
According to Jim Wagner, who trains up to 200 baseball players a month as young as 6 out of his ThrowZone Academy based in Canyon Country, in most cases, parents are looking to help their kids be as competitive as possible when moving up to the next level of competition.
“I think that parents are always looking to help get their kids to the next level,” said Wagner, whose star pupils were Cleveland Indians and former Hart pitcher Trevor Bauer and Hart grad and Pittsburgh Pirates minor leaguer Tyler Glasnow. “Youth kids are looking toward high school, high school toward college and college toward the pros. I don’t think that usually parents of a 10-year-old kid are already looking at college.”
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