Universal Sports Academy
Universal Sports Academy

Our Team of Private Instructors 

Softball Pitching 

Contact La Shawn at 925.586.4771, email lswells41@gmail.com or go to this link


 to schedule an availble time



La Shawn Wells brings over 20 years of fast pitch instruction, coaching and player development.  La Shawn played college football at the University of the Pacific where he earned his bachelor’s degree before going on to get his law degree in 1999 from John F. Kennedy School of Law.  La Shawn also received certification to use personal assessment tools that support student athlete development. 

La Shawn has been a high school and travel ball coach, as well as, president of the NorCal Shockers organization in 2005 and 2006.  La Shawn’s proudest achievement is in helping his players live their dream of playing college softball.  Recipients of his coaching and development include his three daughters who received athletic scholarships to UCLA, San Diego State and most recently Stanford University.  La Shawn honed his recruiting skills during his years as an NFL Player's agent and he loves using this skill set to help his players get recruited by the top colleges in the country.

La Shawn believes you can pitch with power without giving up movement by understanding body mechanics and by being fluid, natural, and explosive.  He also brings real game experience to his lessons, helping his students understand what pitch to throw in specific game situations.  La Shawn also focuses on other issues pitchers face, like injuries, strength training, and his personal favorite, the mental game.




Denny DeMartini 


Hitting & Pitching 

"I live for the game of baseball 

and how it should be played and taught appropriately!” 

Contact Denny directly to set up an appointment


925/250-3302 cell phone


My goals of teaching baseball are to make better players and to teach what it takes to advance to the next level.  I am not a ‘there is only one way to learn’ kind of coach.  I take what strengths the players have and make them better and keep them safer from injuries.  I love answering questions about the game.

I have been honored and privileged to play with some of the most outstanding coaches, teammates, and athletes in the Industry – some of whom are still playing the game now like Ryan Ludwick CIN; Mark Kotsay ATL; Matt Williams San Francisco; Mel Stottlemyre SR, JR NYY;  Mike Neu Oakland, California; and Nate Yeskie Oregon State University Beavers.   

I am excited about this opportunity and would enjoy the chance to make you a better player of the best game on the planet! 


High School:  Alhambra H.S. 1992

College:  UNLV 1993-96

(University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Graduated from Alhambra High School in 1992.  As a prepstar at Alhambra High School, he lettered in three years in baseball and two years in football and Earned All-League honors in both sports including California State honors in all three years of baseball. 

In his senior year as a left handed pitcher, he was the player of the year for the Contra Costa Times.   Northern California Player of the year and played in the North vs. South California All-Star game.
He had 38 pickoffs and a high school record of 24-1 with a .67 era.  His football record at Alhambra from freshman year until Graduation was 60-0.  His high school team never lost a game all 4 years, earning two varsity N.C.S. Championships at the Oakland Coliseum.
He received a scholarship to UNLV after his senior year of high school and became a left- handed starting pitcher his freshman year at the Division 1 level.  Competing at the highest collegiate level, his pitching totals were 229 IP… 159 K’s… 122BB… ERA6.43… W15---L14.  With 22 appearances his freshman year in the Big West.  He threw three complete games in a row against Fresno State, Creighton, and Utah.  He threw 8 innings, no earned runs against #2 Stanford at Stanford.
He was the Assistant Head Coach with Steve Ward at DVC for two years and has been giving lessons now for 15 years in and outside the community.

Contact Us

330 Ferry Street

Martinez, CA 94553





Monday - Friday

3:00pm to 9:00pm 


Saturday & Sunday

10:00am to 7:00pm


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