Mikela Olsen, Co-Owner Golden Spikes Baseball Academy
Drafted by the Florida Marlins in 2003, Golden Spikes co-founder Mikela Olsen specializes in hitting instruction and has worked with players from ages 6 to 19 years in all facets of the game over the past six years. Mikela also runs
the Golden Spikes Academy "High School" program and coaches the academy's 16u competitive team. As a player, Mikela was a switch-hitting first baseman and outfielder and he played five years of professional baseball. He believes that developmental baseball programs should emphasize not just good baseball mechanics, but the mental aspect of the game as well.
"As our older players look to high school -- and beyond -- it is critical that they are both physically and mentally prepared for the challenges they will face," Olsen says. "Successful baseball players have to learn how to balance all
facets of their lives as they get more and more baseball focused rising through the ranks."
Prior to his professional baseball career, Mikela was a standout college baseball player, playing for the Sacramento State University Hornets under Coach
John Smith, who is one of only a handful of coaches to record more than 800 career NCAA wins. As a member of the Hornets Mikela was the team M.V.P. in
2003, was awarded the Independent Conference Hitter of the Year in 2003 and was named to Sacramento State Baseball’s All-Decade Team for the years of 2001-2010. He currently coaches at Sierra College and also was the head JV baseball coach
at Granite Bay High School in 2008.
Olsen conducts private as well as group hitting and fielding lessons. If you are interested in more information or to set up a lesson, you can contact Mikela