“Diamond Kings is the place to go for baseball and softball instruction in Connecticut . If you want first-rate instruction from first-rate people, it’s the place to be.”
George Tsamis, Manager Kane County Cougars, Former MLB Pitcher, Team USA Pitching Coach, 2006
"Diamond Kings Academy will help improve all aspects of a player's game, no matter what age. Their facility in Bristol is great resource that should be taken advantage of by all players and coaches in the area.
Roger Lafrancois, STL Cardinals, Minor League Hitting Instructor
"Diamond Kings' programs let my son work with experienced instructors who did wonders for his development. Bringing my son to Diamond Kings absolutely helped increase his level of play and his confidence."
Jennifer H, Mother
"As Head Baseball Coach, the staff at Diamond Kings Academy has on many occasions at their showcases helped us in our recruiting process. Diamond Kings Staff and their programs provide us the opportunity to honestly evaluate high school athletes.”
Jon Mueller, Head Baseball Coach, University of Albany
"This is an ideal program for any ballplayer. The Diamond Kings staff and Parisi's sports performance programs give one place to get all your workouts done. Perfect."
Tommy John, Former MLB All Star and NY Yankee
“Manchester Little League had the pleasure of hosting a Diamond Kings baseball camp. All of the kids loved the program. The DK instructors were very knowledgeable and kept all the participants engaged through countless drills, regardless of age. The kids came away with enhanced skills and many new ways to enjoy baseball. I recommend Diamond Kings for future baseball and softball camps.”
Kevin W, Manchester Little League – Manchester, CT
“The staff at Diamond Kings Baseball Academy is both highly knowledgeable and experienced in the game of Baseball. You can always trust them to provide the highest quality instruction while positively reinforcing their growth on and off the ball field.
Michael Hines, McCabe Waters Little League – Bristol, CT
"Simply put…Diamond kings is the best camp we’ve been associated with at HYSA baseball. Mike and his staff do a great job of keeping the baseball information very simple. They have a real good grasp on what things to work on in a camp environment and how to convey those messages to players of all ages."
Jim Baiardi, Past President, HYSA - Harwinton, CT
“Coaches are fantastic. My daughter did a winter softball clinic there. They break it all down- all the mechanics. Hitting, pitching, throwing, catching, sliding. Top notch training. Also- they start with some good dynamic stretching and mix in some fun , but slightly competitive games, such as "2 teams- each girl gets a point for each clean prep step, field and throw."
“Pushing me and focusing on core strength, which affects everything! ”
“Parisi/ Diamond Kings in Bristol is a top notch facility. The program and instructors are the best around. Can't ask for a better place to workout.”
“Great camp and training to gear up for season!”
“John is great with the kids. He's a very balanced instructor. By using the proper about of correction with the right about of humor, he is really able to engage the kids & get their heads in the sessions. Both my boys love going to him and as parent we appreciate his time, effort and patience with them. - Ryan and Jaime”
“Both my 12 year old son and 14 year old daughter have exploded with confidence and ability under John Varrone's instruction. The facilities and programs are aces!”
“My daughter's experience has been wonderful! The improvement in her strength and explosive speed was very noticeable. I look forward to continuing this training over the summer.”
“My son loved going to work out with Lance. He got my son to work hard and I see the improvement. I look forward to having Lance work with my son again. ”
“My son had a great experience with Parisi”
“Fantastic trainers. I have worked with them for 2 years and have seen great results. Not only are they technically sound they have super attitudes. They have also supported me by coming to my games so there efforts extend beyond our training sessions.”
“The pre-season camp is a great way to prepare for the season. Mixture of conditioning, drills and fun activities. ”
“Being at Parisi has help Will a great deal. John was very helpful in suggesting Will join Parisi.”
“Great program, my son loved the hard work. He benefitted physically and gained needed confidence. ”
“It's amazing how much my daughter has improved since she started working out there she loves it and I love it . All the trainers are awesome.”
“Our son enjoys learning and training with Lance and the Parisi/Diamond Kings staff. Their positive nature and the comfortable atmosphere set participants up for success. ”
“The training was on point - the coaches are knowledgeable and energetic ! Good training for anyone looking to get better.”
“Even though my experience there was short lived due to the military, I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of training. Wish we had something like your program in NM. Keep up the hard work!”
“Very impressed and my son loved the workout and experience and after one session I could see he was in the right place. Fantastic ”
“Wonderful experience. The staff was very knowledgeable and passionate. ”