Jerry Berkson / Feds Founder / 12U Coach Feds Blue
Jerry Berkson founded the Federals program back in 2006. He was looking for a way to provide quality instruction, without the exorbitant expenses that most “academies” were charging locally. The program has grown from a three coach, one team program to now 8 teams with several highly qualified coaches. Jerry played at Hillsdale High School and was named an All-County Pitcher in 1987. He then furthered his baseball knowledge and skills by playing for legendary College of San Mateo Coach John Noce, where he earned CSM Pitcher of the Year honors in 1991.
After his playing career, Jerry coached along side Doug Williams (current CSM Head Coach) at Carlmont High School, where they led the Scots to a Central Coast Championship in 1993. Berkson went on to run the San Mateo High School baseball program, taking them from a consistent bottom dweller to a league powerhouse, with three league championships over a 9 year period.
Tony Silvestri – 12u Coach Feds Blue
John Vittori – 12U Coach Feds Red
John went to Capuchino High School, before attending Skyline College, where he was a successful pitcher. John currently coaches the 12U Red team for the 2018 season.
Dino Landucci – 12U Coach Feds White
Michael Valdes – 12U Coach Feds White
Jason Gordon – 11U Coach Feds Blue
Matthew Kang- 11U Coach Feds Red
Matt is a veteran of the travel ball circuit, playing for the famed Norcal Baseball program, who has developed the likes of Brandon Crawford and Jimmy Rollins. Matt was a high school All-Leaguer who moved on to play for St. John’s University In New York. He graduated with a degree in Psychology. John works with the 11U Red Team.
Rob Janke – 10u Coach Feds Blue
Daniel Ordonez – 9U Coach Feds Red
Paul Witten – 8U Coach Feds Blue
Greg Charles – 8U Coach Feds Blue
Dave Leary – Roving Instructor
Dave Leary, a former Hillsdale High School product, played his college career at the College of San Mateo for legendary coach, John Noce. The fireballer was slated to play for the University of Miami before an elbow injury cut his career short. Dave will work with all teams on all aspects of the game.