Committed to Development

Chris Gissell, Founder of Baseball Dudes
17 years professional experience (MLB Debut in 2004). Now mentoring youth players, their families and coaches.
Eric Jones, Baseball Dudes Instructor
In his 2nd year as a Baseball Dudes Instructor. His demeanor, attitude, compassion, work ethic and knowledge makes him a great fit.
Zachary Varce, Baseball Dudes Instructor
In his 1st year as a Baseball Dudes Instructor. Zach is a great fit. His experience and passion for teaching is great. We are very lucky to have him represent Baseball Dudes!
Matt Hendryx, Baseball Dudes Instructor
In his 1st year as a Baseball Dudes Instructor. Matt is an amazing instructor with a feel for coaching and leading that is hard to come by. He's a perfect fit for us and everyone he works with.
PDP Life & Leadership Class
In November & December it's time to dedicate some time to Character building and using a controlled atmosphere to discuss important life topics.
Our PRIVATE Facility
By Appointment Only
Little Lions
November - July...5-6 Year Olds...Every Sunday from 12-1pm
Little Dudes
November - July...7-9 Year Olds...Every Sunday from 11-12pm & 1-2pm
Little Dudes & Dudettes
Little Dudes
Talking Hitting!
Instructional League
August & September...It's all about teaching the game!!
We are fortunate to work with kids like this!!

Welcome to Baseball Dudes

Baseball Dudes is a family owned and ran business located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Vancouver, WA.

Our mission is to guide and mentor players, their families, coaches and our followers to a successful life on & off the field. Develop confidence. Teach the game. Instill Character traits that help lead to success and help develop as many leaders as we can along the way. As you read through our Dudes Blog articles, you will see many for players but we also touch on Parenting and Coaching.

All of the content you see here at Baseball Dudes is 100% FREE. We hope you find something useful. Enjoy, spread the word and let’s use Baseball the best way we can to help our young ones prepare for a successful life.

“My purpose, MY WHY, is to provide for my family, while also doing everything I can to develop quality people through the many life lessons that Baseball provides daily.”

~Chris Gissell, Founder

17 Years Professional Experience. MLB debut 8/22/2004 with the Colorado Rockies. Retired from professional coaching on 10/31/14 to focus on family and developing youth baseball players full time.