John Kelly

I spent 18 years as a professional baseball player, drafted in the 11th round out of the University of Connecticut by the New York Mets.

While in college I was two time All Big East, Freshman All American, All New England, Cape Cod Pitcher of the Year and Team MVP for the Cotuit Kettleers.  I also played for team USA in 1993 and 2005.  At UConn, in 1994, we won the Big East Tournament defeating Seton Hall 4-2.

During those 18 years I played with the Mets, Pirates, and Mariners.  I spent many years in the Independent Leagues as a player and pitching coach with the Minot Mallards, Waterbury Spirit, North Shore Spirit, New Jersey Jackals, Brockton Rox, and the Worcester Tornadoes.  I also played abroad in Taiwan, Italy, Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua, and a winter season in Hawaii. I reached as high as AAA with the Seattle Mariners.

Since my retirenment I have given lessons to all ages, run large and small group clinics and am also the proud Varsity Baseball coach in the Concord Carlisle community.

I now give private lessons and run clinics at the Fieldhouse in Sudbury, Ma.   I work with players of all ages on hitting, fielding, and pitching.   My teaching style is geared towards getting players to feel the way they are supposed to feel through building strengh and using proper mechanics.  Being comfortable is half the battle. Everyone is different and may require a different approach.  This is where my years of playing and learning from dozens of coaches becomes my strength  rather than "cookie cutting" players.

  1. 18 years in professional baseball
  2. 20 + years working with youth players
  3. 8 years as a Varsity Baseball Coach
  4. 12 years running John Kelly Baseball at The Fieldhouse
  5. Graduated from the University of Connecticut
  6. 2 years in the Cape Cod Baseball League
  7. Cape Cod Pitcher of the Year and Team MVP (Cotuit)
  8. 2 years with Team USA
  9. Played in 9 different countries
  10. Learned from some great coaches over the years