“Taking your game to the next level is all about being coachable. Starting from a strong foundation and consistently working your tail off.” says Brian Vail, owner of G2G. “I’ve found that the best three ingredients for success are bringing positive energy to every workout, an open-mind and a short memory, and just a ton of sweat!”
We all find success living in the gaps.
Whether it be in softball, baseball or in life…. finding the gaps should be the focus of any ballplayer.
Gap2Gap Training is committed to the foundational and fundamental skill improvement for baseball and softball players. There are many different approaches, styles and techniques to take your game to the next level. Instruction and training tips are accessible (in person, video or written) throughout the facility. It is a place of learning and growing while having a ton of fun in the process!
Whether you are a …
- Nine year old learning to pitch better.
- Dad that doesn’t know much about how to swing a bat the right way.
- High school softball player trying to make the varsity team,
- Or, someone that just wants to take some extra hacks with friends.
G2G is a relaxed, fun and inviting environment to take your baseball or softball skills to the next level.
Meet The Coaches
- Pitching, Fielding, and Hitting Coach
Favorite Saying: “90% of the game is 50% mental.” – Yogi Berra
Brian grew up in Southern California playing all types of sports but focused on baseball, football, and basketball in high school. Eventually he landed at the University of Denver to play baseball – pitcher and shortstop.
Brian stayed in Colorado for the lifestyle and has raised his family here for the past 30 years. He spent 15 years coaching both of his kids in baseball and softball until they went to high school.
He has participated in all levels of baseball and softball — from recreational to competitive leagues, managing teams, to providing private lessons.
To this day, Brian still competes in the Men’s Adult Baseball League on the Denver Tigers team.
- Hitting and Pitching Coach
Favorite Saying: “Don’t be surprised when it’s there… we go early, and we go often!”
Born and raised in Colorado, Zenon attended Fort Lupton High School where he played baseball and football. He started his college baseball career at Greenville College in Greenville, IL.
He later transferred to Colby Community College in Colby, KS and finished his career at Metro State University in Denver, CO. Zenon has coached baseball and softball at Fort Lupton High School and has been providing instruction for the past 20 years.
He even has a batting cage in his backyard. Zenon remains very active in the game. He plays competitive and recreational baseball and softball.
He competes in the Men’s Adult Baseball League on the Colorado Bandits and the Denver Tigers teams.
- Hitting, Fielding and Catching Coach
Favorite Saying: “There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.”
Rachael is a Colorado native, raised in Berthoud where her love of ball began at the age of 4 with tee-ball and progressed all the way to competing at the D3 level at Ohio Wesleyan University. Her coaching career started in fall of 2015 becoming the head C coach at Delaware Hayes High School in Delaware, OH, then the head C coach for Erie High School for the 2016 season, and finally Head Coach for Berthoud Blaze in 2018-2019.
Since 2016, Rachael has also been a private instructor on both sides of the ball, working with players ages 5-17, as well as running summer clinics for players of all ages.
In addition to loving to play and coach, her and her mother have been attending the WCWS since 2009, which is their favorite 9 days of the year.
Rachael is a fundamental focused coach with the belief that if you have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of being an athlete and the sport you love, your potential is limited only by the amount of work you are willing to put in.
- Hitting and Fielding Coach
Favorite Saying: “Elevate to celebrate!”
Raul is a native to Colorado and is a true student of the game. He is a big Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers (good or bad) fan.
After completing a decorated collegiate playing career, Raul passed on his love for baseball to his two boys, and their numerous friends and teammates along the way.
He coached both his boys up until high school, where he continued to be their biggest fan! “Playing with my youngest son Diego in the Father – Son World Series was one of the best times of my life, something I will never forget.”
Having unsurpassed passion as a camp instructor, coach, and dad, Raul now shares his love for the game through Gap2Gap.
- Hitting, Catching and Pitching Coach
Favorite Saying: “Bingo!”
Denny has been playing or coaching baseball and softball for what seems like all his life. While he was a Tri-sport athlete in high school, he has always gravitated towards baseball.
His official coaching career started as the assistant varsity coach at Ranum High School. For the past 20 years, Denny has been coaching softball or baseball at Centaurus, Mullen, and Stanley Lake High Schools and is currently the assistant varsity softball coach at Broomfield High School.
In addition, he runs a club softball team. He has two amazing daughters, ages 18 and 20, that grew up in the sport.
He loves it when he has a lot of new kids in the softball program that he can develop to a whole new level. He is a perfect fit for Gap2Gap.
- Hitting, Infield, Catching Coach and Personal Trainer
Favorite Saying: “Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re finished.”
Matt is born and raised in Colorado, growing up playing football, basketball, and baseball, but focused on baseball and golf in high school.
Matt graduated from Mountain Range High School where he played second base and competed in the 5A state tournament. Matt would later return to his alma muter to be an assistant coach. Matt also spent 5 years umpiring for his community leagues.
Matt attended the University of Colorado Colorado Springs where he quickly realized that he couldn’t stay away from the game and became the president of the UCCS club baseball.
Matt is now finishing his degree in sports medicine at Metro State University in Denver Colorado, where he is a certified personal trainer.
Matt continues to play baseball in the Men’s Adult Baseball League on the Denver Tigers Team.
- Hitting, Outfield, and First Base Coach
Favorite Saying: “Do all in your power to get the outcome you want and not care about the outcome you get.”
Mark is native to Colorado, growing up playing football, basketball, and baseball. After two knee surgeries due to football Mark decided to focus on baseball and pick up golf in high school.
Mark graduated from Mountain Range High School, making the varsity team as a freshman and earning first team all-conference honors as a center fielder his senior year. Like his father and brother, Mark spent several years umpiring for the little league teams in his community.
Even though Mark was highly sought after by a few colleges, he instead wanted to focus on a career in welding. He continues to play in the Men’s Adult Baseball League on the Denver Tigers Team.