“My name is Gunnar Heidt and I currently play professional baseball with the Toronto Blue Jays organization. I started training with Willie at 10 years old and I continued to do so throughout my high school career at St. James High School. The things I am being taught now are the same things I worked on with Willie from ages 10-18.  I had a jump on my competition because of coach(Willie). He was so much more advanced than anyone around.  I was an average ball player and he helped me take my game to the next level, which allowed me to play college baseball at an elite program.  The biggest thing for me was he made me feel comfortable.  As a kid it’s scary doing lessons with a pro, but I wasn’t scared to mess up around Willie.  He creates an environment that makes you want to get better and learn as much as you can.   Everything Willie taught me I still apply to my game now, and I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am today without him. I would recommend Willie James to anybody at any stage of their career.  He is not only a great coach but he is a great person and anybody who has the chance to work with him is in for a treat.”

Gunnar Heidt           gunnar heidt

Triple A player with the Toronto Blue Jays Organization