Former MLB pitcher Shawn Estes visits Chofu

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Shawn Estes treated elementary, middle and high school students to some great advice about doing your best both on and off the field.

In the elementary school he worked with grades 3-5, giving students the inside techniques to throw a baseball “like a pro.” He enthusiastically answered a million questions from “What’s your favorite team” to “What inspired you to be a baseball player,” and signed over 70 autographs. Most of all he did a great job being a positive role model and giving the kids a memorable experience. He spoke to students on “what it takes to be your best” and the value of playing sports.

In the middle school Shawn ate lunch with students, answering a ton of eager questions. He also came to middle school baseball club practice and helped them with pitching skills. Needless to say, pitching along side an MLB pro added a lot of excitement to a “typical” day of practice!

In the high school he worked closely with the baseball team, focusing on throwing mechanics on the first day of practice and an intense pitching workout on the second day. But in addition to teaching technique, he was a fantastic speaker and a true role model for our student athletes. (Craig Karnitz, ES PE; Aaron Rogers, MS PE/health and John Seevers, HS PE)