Joey Gomes   ‣Max Shupe

About Joey GomesAbout Joey Gomes:

Recognized nationwide for his results-oriented approach, Joey Gomes’ focus is on player development with an emphasis on the value of strategically targeted intensive group training and individualized hitting lessons. Following his own ten-year career in professional baseball, Joey Gomes has successfully trained and mentored baseball players for over two decades. Joey offers baseball lessons in Santa Rosa, California, with students from all over the North Bay Area including Healdsburg, Windsor, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, Cotati, and all of Sonoma County. He also serves clientele in Marin County, Napa County, Mendocino County, and beyond.


Joey’s students have consistently improved and thrived not only on their school baseball teams, but many have also progressed to sign Major League Baseball contracts. Click here to read client testimonials and learn what other baseball players are saying about their experience training with Joey.


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Joey is also the creator of PartyOutFront® a method and philosophy embodying his unique approach to hitting:


“You can’t hit what you can’t see. Hit the ball in front of your body. Swings that make contact in front of the body cause damage.”
–Joey Gomes


In addition to training both individuals and groups, for nearly a decade Joey has served as the Head Coach and General Manager for the top collegiate baseball team, the Healdsburg Prune Packers. The Packers are a California Collegiate League team that recently won the 2021 and 2022 Championships with Joey at the helm. When he’s not coaching and training, you can find Joey giving dynamic presentations on the topic of baseball and coaching at colleges and other venues.


“He totally paved the way for me for everything this game has brought me, and everything that I didn’t know this game could bring me.”

–Jonny Gomes

Read full article on NESN here.


“Joey Gomes, the brother of MLB left fielder Jonny Gomes, played professionally for minor league baseball teams. He is now a star hitting coach in the North Bay, who has worked with MLB prospect Spencer Torkelson and first round MLB draft pick Andrew Vaughn.”

Read full article on The Press Democrat here.

About Max ShupeAbout Max Shupe: 

“I’ve known Max for 4yrs, we’ve won a championship together and I’ve seen him in action with USA Baseball, Healdbsurg and in the cage. I would consider any young baseball player lucky to have a coach of his background helping him.”
-Joey Gomes


The latest addition to Joey Gomes’ coaching and training team, Max Shupe spent the last two seasons as assistant coach at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. While at SMC Max coached the infielders and developed the offense. Under Max, SMC saw a jump in offensive production leading to 113 more runs scored and 102 more hits than the year prior.


While at SMC Max assisted with recruiting, ran all SMC prospect and youth camps, oversaw travel operations, assisted with fundraising, and ran the Development Team. Prior to SMC Max was on the coaching staff at his alma mater Sonoma State University, where he spent the 2019 and 2020 seasons as the infield, hitting, and third base coach. There, Max assisted with the offense, recruiting, running the baseball facility, camps, and social media. At Sonoma State, Max earned All-CCAA honors and the Newcomer of the Year award in 2010 after hitting .351 with 14 home runs and 49 RBIs.


Shupe also served on the California Collegiate League (CCL) board as a member of the Marketing and All-Star Game committee, a position he earned during his stint with the CCL’s Healdsburg Prune Packers, where he spent the 2019, 2020, 2021 season running their internship program and handling the team’s day-to-day operations. Continuing with his recent collegiate experience, Max served as a Northwest NTIS task force member for USA Baseball.


Max holds degrees from institutions all across the Bay Area, including an Associate in Arts from San Jose City College (2009), a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Sonoma State (2011), and an MBA in Global Leadership and Management from Holy Names University (2018).


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