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COACH ANDREW SIMONSON

Pitching, Throwing Coach & Arm Care Specialist

I’ve played baseball since I was five and as soon as I was able to pitch I jumped in headfirst and never looked back. I loved pitching and baseball. I was the main closer for my high school varsity baseball team at East Ridge High School. Then I went to the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. I pitched all four years started in right field. As a pitcher, my primary role as a closer.


My class at UNW helped put them on the map for baseball as this past year (my senior year) we made it all the way to the sweet 16 for D3 NCAA baseball. Alongside my own playing, I also coached for two summers in Woodbury. Where I helped lead a team to win a gopher state championship.


I enjoy coaching because I love seeing the effort pay off. When a kid puts in so much work and then you can see the results in a game. It brings a huge smile to my face to see success find them. These things help propel me into helping someone succeed. 

--Coach Andrew Simonson

 
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MEET THE COACHES

COACH RYAN CHRISTENSON

Ryan Christenson is the owner of Precision Pitching and a certified instructor of National Pitching and National Football. Coach C provides science-based throwing instruction to all rotational athletes. Throwers who train with him will get the same researched-based protocols trusted by over 1,000+ MLB Pitchers and 70+ NFL QB’s. 


In addition, Ryan has been the Pitching Coach for the University of Wisconsin-Stout since February of 2019 and has 12 years of coaching at the high school level.  Coach Christenson has coached in three state tournaments - one as the head coach and two as the Pitching coach. In addition, Coach C. has coached numerous pitchers to earn All-Conference Honors at the high school and college levels.

Coach C. works hard to invest in his athletes and continually pushes them to get to the next level. At any age of training, Ryan takes a health-first approach to his instruction with his client's future as the priority.

 
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COACH NOAH FRANZEN

Pitching Coach & Arm Care Specialist

Baseball has been a big part of my life since I can remember. I started playing when I was 5, and have continued to enjoy the game throughout high school and college. I played first base, pitcher, and right field in high school at Liberty Classical Academy where I was all-conference  for 4 years. Then in college, I was a pitcher at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul Minnesota where I also played football for two years 


The highlight of my playing career was pitching in an NCAA tournament in 2021, but the team chemistry we had that year definitely trumped any individual experience. I have coached for the my younger brothers summer baseball teams for multiple years, and have really enjoyed being involved in their growth as individual people and players. I have also run baseball camps representing the MN Twins and Lovedahl Pitching Academy for the past 3 years. This spring, I will be the head JV baseball coach at Concordia Academy Highschool in Roseville Minnesota. 


Coaching the younger generation is such a rewarding experience. I love seeing kids find their passion for the game through the commitment to doing the small things right. Not only does this help with their aspirations in baseball, but in life as well. 

 
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COACH AARON JOHNSON

BASEBALL PITCHING & THROWING COACH

"Hello everyone!  My name is Aaron Johnson and I am excited to be stepping in and helping at Precision Pitching!  Currently, I am 32 years old and live in Hudson, WI with my beautiful girlfriend Sami and our German Shepherd, Jax. 


I am a licensed Real Estate agent in Minnesota and Wisconsin, working alongside the great team of FIT(RE) based out of Hudson, WI.  Baseball has and always will have a special place in my heart and specifically pitching.  I started pitching when I was 9 years old and haven't looked back since as the life lessons this game provides us can be an very powerful metaphor for life.  I graduated from Red Wing High School in 2007, where I was a three year letter winner for the Varsity baseball team.  Those three years provided great opportunity as I was able to attend Southwest Minnesota State University on a scholarship and was a four-year letter winner from 2008-2012.  I received an undergraduate degree in Sports Management with a Minor in Business and Coaching.  From there, I spent the next two years obtaining my Masters Degree in Leadership.  


My story is a bit unique, as I am someone who has had his fair share of adversities over the years, including a Tommy John surgery at the age of 19 and again at the age of 31.  I myself will be continuing to better myself as a player as I prepare for my own upcoming season with the Red Wing Aces, but where I am starting to find the massive impact is working with our youth and helping them understand the ins and outs of preparation on and off the baseball field to be the best version of YOURSELF, not just the athlete.  


I am extremely excited to be working along side Coach Christensen and look forward to all the opportunities to meet and help all ages of ball players unlock their true potential! 


One of my favorite quotes is, "We never lose, we either WIN or we LEARN!"

 
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COACH TOMMY THOMPSON

Softball Pitching, Baseball/Softball Throwing & Arm Care Specialist

I have been involved in the baseball and softball scene for many years.  I played baseball for Baldwin-Woodville with two first-team all-conference awards, as well as being the Middle Border Conference player of the year in 2003.

Since 2009, I have been playing men’s major fastpitch softball all over the world.  I played with the Minnesota Angels (top finish 4th in world-2013) and Circle Tap Dukes (top finish 2nd in world-2018).  I have had the privilege of playing with the top players in the world, and am a better player and coach because of it.  I have been part of the NAFA (North American Fastpitch Association) and ISC (International Softball Congress) all world teams.  The American Softball Association named me an All-American in 2010.


I returned to Baldwin-Woodville to coach softball from 2010-2018.  In that time we made three state tournament appearances with one championship and two runner-up awards.  At BW, I focused on defense, hitting, and pitching.  

I live in River Falls with my wife, our twin daughters, and our dog Remi.  I look forward to helping athletes better themselves and better their teams.

 
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COACH MASON ANDERSON

Throwing Coach, QB Lead Coach & Arm Care Specialist

I started working out with coach C. as a middle schooler during his time as the Head Baseball Coach in Ellsworth. His exercises and drills always seemed to have direct positive effects on my pitching and throwing development at a young age.


Prior to my senior year of football, we started working solely on my throwing mechanics and arm care as I entered my third season as the starting quarterback for Ellsworth. I bought into his program and I saw a major change in my performance and confidence.

 After I graduated, Coach C asked me to help his summer Pitch, Pass, and Throw program and I continue to help around my college schedule.


I have enjoyed helping athletes and QBs develop athletic skills and knowledge of their sport. In particular, I absolutely love watching the athletes gain confidence from the drills we give them and as well sharing things I have learned through my experiences. I look forward to continuing to help Coach C. and the athletes I am blessed to work with.