Lessons - El Paso Border Youth Athletic Association


Our Staff

Our coaches are some of the best you’ll find in El Paso and the surrounding areas. The combined totals of the coaches playing and coaching years is over 100 YEARS! Come to THE BASE for your lessons.

Joseph Camacho

Specialty: Baseball Pitching and Hitting
Professional Career: Oakland A’s Double-A Pitcher (2016-present), Cape Cod Baseball League Player, Valley League Baseball Player, 3-time SWAC Pitcher of the Year, 3-time First Team All-SWAC, Alabama State University Player
Education: Attended and Graduated from Alabama State University, Franklin High School Graduate

Ruben Carmona

Specialty: Baseball Fielding, Hitting, Pitching; Softball Hitting
Professional Career: Scouts for the Toros de Tijuana in the Mexican Baseball League, Played 6 years in the Mexican Baseball League, Coached for High School and Travel teams for over 15 years, Worked with several former Dodger players and collegiate softball players, including Alexis Dotson
Education: M.A. in Education from New Mexico State University; B.A. in Human Resources from University of New Mexico; Gadsen High School Graduate

Edwin Cartagena

Specialty: Baseball Catching, Fielding, Hitting
Professional Career: 32 Years of Coaching Experience with 16 Being at the High School Level;
New Mexico State University Player; Hill Junior College Player
Education: B.S. in Physical Education and English from New Mexico State University


Rene Fernandez

Specialty: Baseball Pitching, Fielding, Hitting; Softball Fielding and Hitting
Professional Career: 27 years spent playing in competitive men’s fast-pitch softball, 18 years coaching baseball, Worked with LA Dodgers and Atlanta Braves coaches, has a son currently playing for the Oakland A’s organization

Sam Perez

Specialty: Softball Catching, Fielding, Hitting
Professional Career: Ranger Junior College Player, Coach of 12U and 14U Knockout and Sun City Select Travel Teams, First Team All-District Catcher (2013), Academic All-District (2012), Second Team All-District Catcher (2012)
Education: Studied Sciences at Ranger Junior College and Forensic Science at University of Texas El Paso, Montwood High School Graduate (2013)

Sara Plourde

Specialty: Softball Pitching, Fielding, Hitting
Professional Career: Canadian National Team Player (2013-14 and 2016-present); NPF Scrap Yard Dawgs Player (2016-present); Assistant Coach at University of Texas at El Paso (2015); Assistant Coach at Lafayette College (2013); NPF New York/New Jersey Comets Player (2012); NPF Carolina Diamonds Player (2012); Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year (2012); University of Massachusetts Player
Education: B.S. in Sociology from University of Massachusetts

Taylor Sargent

Specialty: Softball Fielding, Catching and Hitting
Professional Career: 4 Year Letterman, University of Texas El Paso, 2nd Team Conference USA All-Conference Player, Volcano Vista 5A State Champion in Softball, High School All-State, All-District, and All-City Player 
Education: Studied English and Kinesiology at University of Texas El Paso

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Individual Lessons

With an individual lesson you can discover your potential as a player with either a 30 minute or 1 hour session with one of the best coaches in El Paso! You have a choice of learning one skill or a combination of skills during your lesson.

1 HOUR - $50
30 MIN - $30

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2 Player Lesson

Bring a friend! Both you and your friend can receive a lesson from the coach of your choice and work on the skill or combination of skills you want to.

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3 Person Lesson

Can't decide which of your friends to bring with you to a lesson, DON'T! Bring them both to learn from the coach of your choice and work your skills together.

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4+ Player Lesson

We have been known to work with small groups and teams to make everyone happy with prices and with the amound learned in group settings!

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