More than a Coach

Baseball experts recognize Crabbe's mentorship style and expertise.

Callix is an enthusiastic teacher with a vibrant personality. Callix is a former Major League Player that brings an awful lot to the table. The passion, energy and enthusiasm that Callix brings to the table is refreshing and effective in developing the young stars of tomorrow. I am very proud of being the signing scout that gave Callix a shot in Professional Baseball. IMG is a better place!
— Tom McNamara - Amateur Scouting Director / Seattle M's

"developing the young stars of tomorrow"

It’s been said that you can only teach what you know, but inspire what you are. Coach Crabbe’s effectiveness as a coach comes from the fact that his life matches his message. He’s got a passion for baseball, coaching, and for helping others and if your looking to improve on and off the field, Coach Crabbe is your guy.
— Justin Su'a, Mental Skills Coach, Boston Red Sox
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Coach Callix Crabbe is a true developer in youth athletics. In the four years that we coached together at IMG Academy, I witnessed first hand his unparalleled passion and desire to positively effectuate change in his student-athletes, both physically and in their character. Callix knows how to help student-athletes connect the dots on the field and in life.
— Pete Paciorek, Coach

"endless energy and relentless positivity"

Callix is one of those people you meet you want to be around and listen to. Not only is he is very knowledgeable about the techniques and what it takes to play sport at the professional level he is also very motivating and energetic. I always leave a conversation with Callix feeling more motivated, prepared and wanting to hear more. Callix has played baseball at the highest level but can also coach at it to. Wishing him the best in everything he does.
— Mark Rummings, PGA Member

"transform the way you see and experience baseball"

Coach Crabbe is an engaging and dynamic speaker. His baseball experience and knowledge combined with his energetic spirit can captivate any audience. Here at the University of South Florida Sport & Entertainment Management MBA/MS program we were fortunate to hear about Coach Crabbe’s global experience playing ball. If given the opportunity, I highly encourage you to let him open your eyes, and transform the way you see and experience baseball and more importantly life.
— Janelle E. Wells | Ph.D. Assistant Director & Visiting Assistant Professor Sport and Entertainment Management MBA | MS Program MUMA College of Business | University of South Florida
Callix is one of the most knowledgable baseball minds I’ve been around and a better human-You want him in your kids life.
— Steve Springer
Before I met Coach Crabbe, I wasn’t much of a standout player. I’ve had many extraordinary coaches, but Coach Crabbe had the greatest impact on not only my baseball career but also my life in general. He taught me to chase my dreams and I am blessed to have him in my life.
— Brennan Bennett, College Infielder No longer with us-xoxoxox

"unparalleled passion"

Callix Crabbe is not only one of the finest baseball people that I know, he is also an incredible person. I was fortunate to coach him as a player on our 2002 national runner-up team.  He has carried his love of baseball into the coaching profession where I have seen him excel at teaching the game the right way.  The game of baseball needs more coaches like Callix.  He knows what he is doing, is a family man of high integrity and he genuinely cares about his players.
— Tim Hill II, Head Baseball Coach, State College of Florida

"Coach Crabbe remains my greatest mentor"

As a former player of Coach Crabbe at IMG Academy, many attributes come to mind. First and foremost, he is one of the most energetic coaches I have been around. His positive energy on a daily basis is contagious. Players can tell how much he cares from the amount of energy he puts in everyday.

Second, his amount of baseball knowledge is rare to find. He played many years professionally so he knows any question you have for him. I benefited greatly from his tips, especially as an infielder.

His energy, passion, and knowledge all contribute to him being a good mentor for talented young players who aspire to play in the MLB.  He knows what you need to improve in order to reach your goal, not ‘sugarcoating’ the truth.

Without a doubt, Coach Crabbe has helped me develop as a player, but more importantly has shown me what it is like to be a complete person.
— Ryan Karstetter, Detroit Tigers Minor Leaguer
Passionate energy brought to every aspect and moment of life is the best way to put into words Coach Crabbe as a person. I latched onto Coach Crabbe because I knew that he was going to get me where I wanted to go purely because he exuded true care for my goals and my dreams.  Coach Crabbe takes pride in how he has learned about life through the game of baseball, and he gives this knowledge to those he teaches.  In my two years with Coach Crabbe, I transitioned from a kid with little confidence and resiliency into a ball player with swagger and a passion for what the game teaches me about life.  I am now playing baseball at Army West Point-the U.S. Military Academy, and while I have  Army Officers and personnel  teaching me about character and leadership everyday, Coach Crabbe remains my greatest mentor and one who laid the bedrock of my character and my identity with baseball and how it strengthens character and impacts lives.
— David Santos , Westpoint Cadet, Baseball Player