WHAT OUR PARENTS THINK
"When it comes to the physical and mental aspects of pitching, Diamond Elite has no equal. Mike Williams and his staff taught my son how to throw with greater velocity while teaching him a healthy approach to pitching with a custom fit arm care program. My son is now a D1 college commit and without a doubt, Mike Williams and Diamond Elite prepared him for the opportunity to play at the next level. As a father I can tell you first hand that Mike Williams puts his heart and soul into every player and if your son is wanting to take his game to the next level, look no further than Diamond Elite."
-Richard Duckett, father of Austin Duckett (2018 Presbyterian College Commit)
“Throughout our son’s development, Diamond Elite has provided the tools to develop his catching, throwing and hitting skills … the guidance to steadily refine and improve them by practicing with a purpose … the opportunities to showcase his abilities to next-level talent evaluators … and the personal mentoring to stress the ongoing importance of academics and character. The end result was Christian earning a Division I baseball scholarship, and Mike Williams and his Diamond Elite network of resources have been invaluable in steering the process that got him there.”
-Sue & Jim Maggio, parents of Christian Maggio (2017 Charleston Southern University baseball signee)
"I first met Mike Williams when my youngest son was in middle school. He came very highly recommended as a pitching coach and I was looking for someone to assist and mold my son (who had raw but undeveloped talent) into someone who would have the opportunity to play in high school and beyond. Mike developed a very strong bond with my son in no time at all. He worked with him consistently, on a weekly basis. This continued throughout middle school and high school. Mike was (and remains) always accessible to my son and our family. He has met with and worked with my son at every conceivable time. There have been times when he has met us at 9-10:00 at night or early in the morning. He has been much more than a pitching coach, he has been a mentor to my son and so many other young men. He is not just concerned with just how hard or fast someone throws the ball but rather is concerned about every aspect of these young men's lives. He stays on them and encourages them about academics, making good choices, staying healthy, being good "people" and not just good ball players. He is both "tough" and kind-hearted to the young men he works with. He will be "in your face" honest in a constructively critical way, but will always follow that up with a pat on the back and equal dose of encouragement. I went to Mike Williams initially to help mold my son into a better ball player. He did much more than that; he molded him into a better person and continues to do so. Mike is and has been as much a part of our family as any relative I have over the past 6-7 years and we will forever be indebted to him for all he has done. I would not hesitate to recommend him and Diamond Elite."
-Gene Vaught, father of Caleb Vaught (2017 Charleston Southern Commit)
"It is with great pleasure we have the opportunity to recommend Mike Williams and his Diamond Elite Organization to you. Over the past 7 years, Mike has trained and mentored our boys (ages 13 and 11 currently). Our oldest son started training with Mike at the age of 7 learning the proper mechanics, techniques and training methods to lay the foundation to be a exceptional pitcher. Through many lessons from Mike, our oldest son has developed into a strong force and has maintained a healthy arm which is very important to us. Our youngest son has taken numerous lessons in pitching, catching and batting from Mike and his staff. The quality training he has received from Diamond Elite has developed him into a solid player at 11 years old.
The most important reasons we have continued our boys training with Mike over the years is he truly cares for each player he trains at his facility and will work tirelessly for them to reach their goal, whether it be a short term goal as strength improvement or a long term goal such as a college offer. His personal experience as a professional player, his constant encouragement to EVERY player he trains to be your BEST ON and OFF the field, his reputation/relationships nationwide with college coaches makes him superior over others in the business. He is loved by our boys which in return they strive to do their very best to make Mike proud. Thanks Mike for the past 7 years and looking forward to the next 7!"
WHAT OUR PARENTS THINK
“From the first time we visited Diamond Elite and Mike Williams we knew we were in the right place. For us, it was not only the increase in velocity of 9 Mph my son gained through the program, it was the way Mike relates to these young men. I would also like to add that Mike was always there for my son when his recruiting process began and helped my son achieve his goal of committing to a D-1 program. We are very pleased and grateful to be a part of the Diamond Elite Family.”
"For a parent looking for professional instruction and training for his or her son, then you have found the right place in Diamond Elite. My son has been receiving quality training going on nearly 3 years. Mike Williams provides individual instruction structured toward your son. He understands that no two Pitchers are alike. His custom tailored approach to each student is what separates him from other instructors. At Diamond Elite the emphasis is on the athlete developing to best of his ability through solid training techniques and hard work.
WHAT OTHER COACHES THINK
From the Myrtle Beach High Performance Staff:
It is easy for our business to write a testimonial about Mike Williams and
Diamond Elite, because our testimonial is simple our written statement in
the time we’ve known him. In our time knowing Mike, our experience has
been nothing short of extraordinary. Mike has not only built one successful
business, but he mentored the development of our facility. His clients are
walking examples of the character, work ethic and integrity that he has
instilled in his business that he nurtures in his athletes.
Mike is very professional in his approach to each and every athlete that
walks in the door to work with him. He is very meticulous and up front in
his vision for each of the athletes that he trains. He provides objective data
for each player and parent that walks in to show that what he is doing
works! Not only is he a professional in how he teaches kids to pitch, he
also goes above and beyond as a mentor to these athletes. We have
personally seen and heard from young athletes that look up to him and
admire what he has done for them.
At the end of the day, Mike truly cares about all of the kids that walk in the
door, not only as athletes but also as young men. The kids that Mike helps
that come in to workout with us at the Myrtle Beach High Performance
Center couldn’t speak more highly of him. From former Professional &
Division 1 Strength Coaches, Mike is ahead of even some of the best in the
game and continues to learn. Mike is the best we’ve seen and worked with.
If you are in the Myrtle Beach area or states surrounding and are looking
for the top notch pitching coach, Mike Williams is your guy!