Coach David Ring

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The Owner/ Head Hitting Instructor David Ring was born and raised in San Diego, CA.  He developed his love of baseball playing for UC Little League. Ring went on the play at University City High School where he excelled as a shortstop and hitter.  He earned 4 varsity letters while shattering the school record for career hits.  After high school, Ring went on to play at the University of Redlands, a top ranked Division 3 program in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).  He established Canyonside in 2009 after coaching travel and high school baseball.  Currently he consults  Youth, High School, Collegiate, and MLB athletes year round.



The Philosophy

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We believe in using the three ”Pillars of Hitting” to help create a strong foundation with each player.  


1. Mechanics: We focus on The Swing Sequence, Bat Path, & Getting to the Max Stretch Position. There are other absolutes to hitting like "balance & weight transfer" that are also part of our daily sessions.


2.  Intention:  The driving force that regulates all movement. 


3.  Approach:  Requires preparation and strategy, it’s vital to the hitters success.   

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The Facility

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Since 2009, our 2500 sq ft. facility, located off Miramar Road in San Diego, CA has become a baseball destination. As part of our 10 year anniversary, we gave the facility a full face lift including fresh coat of paint, new LED lights, new netting, chain-link safety fencing, plus rubber flooring and brand new turf. 


As of 2019, Uprush Athletics has officially moved in! With dedicated gym space, we now offer health and performance coaching for individuals and small groups, gym access for high school varsity and collegiate athletes, as well as mobility training and CrossFit.

Canyonside Cages Hall of Fame

College & Pro

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Matt Davidson (Rangers, White Sox)

Philip Caulfield (Washington Nationals)

Shawon Dunston (SF Giants) 

Jared Barnes (Miami Marlins) 

Kyle Mottice (Pirates) 

Juan Ramirez (Houston Astros) 

Grant Finny (Chicago Cubs) 

Ronald Guzman (Rangers) 

Trevor Frank (Padres, Mariners, Indians) 

Cameron Baranek (Miami Marlins) 

Matt Reynolds (Mets, Nationals) 

Justin Ellison (Atlanta Braves)

Tate Blackman (White Sox)

Connor Myers (Cubs)

Allen Smoot (TB Rays) 

Jorge Garcia  (Diablos, Mexico)

Nico Giarratano (Giants)

Gunnar Schubert (Marlins)

Harrison White (Marlins) 

Tyler Flores (SF Giants)


Isaiah Greene (Oregon)

Alec Bruce (UCSD) 

Emilio Luna (San Marcos State) 

Ben Hart (Dixie State) 

Ethan Copeland (Notre Dame)

Derek Diamond (Ole Miss) 

Danny Velasquez (Santa Clara) 

Jesse Garcia (Concordia, Nebraska) 

Jorge Garcia (Cal State LA)

Anthony Walters (Cal, SDSU)

AJ Trias (San Diego City College) 

Jonathan Ho (Riverside CC)

Cameron English (Riverside CC)

Kenny Kim (Riverside CC)

Ethan Flannigan (UCLA)

Paul Skenes (Air Force)

Bradley Chesterton (Chaffee CC)

Matthew Brinkmeier (San Diego City CC)

Austin Shultz (Kentucky)

Peter Gomez (Riverside CC) 

Jacob Freedman (La Verne)

Hayden Johns (Dallas Baptist)

Jeffery Barber (UCSB) 

Jack Johnston (Cal) 

Izayah Willaims (Mesa CC)

Graham Dvorak (Pennsacola St.)

AJ Trias (Palomar CC)

Connor McGuire (Irvine) 

Dimaggio Cazares (Wagner College)

Shane Jones (Menlo College) 

Harry Montero Jr. (Bloomfield College)

Michael Buckley (Lynn University) 

Jackson Bolitho (Puget Sound)

Gunnar Schubert (Gonzaga) 

Baker Springstun (SD City College)

Connor Markell (Maryville University)

Keoni Cavaco (SDSU)

Kai Saterstrom (SDSU) 

Kai Ho (San Marcos State)

Cooper Trinkle (Evansville University)

Bobby Dragon (Coppin State)

Gavin Johns (UCLA, Tennessee Tech)

Seth Price (Lindsey Wilson College)

Nathan Nankil (CS Fullerton)

Jack Hartman (Talahassee CC)

Zavien Watson (University of Arizona)  

James Wyman (Southwestern Iowa CC)

Danny Velasquez (Santa Clara)

Courtney Morgan (West Virginia Tech)

Tyler Nguyen (Mesa CC)

Zack Seegers (Mesa CC)

Michael Defillipe (Pacific)

Katie Anderson (Skidmore College)

Tony Carreon (SD Christian College)

Ethan Risse (Catholic University)

Zack Bridger (Northwestern College)

Max Owens (Grossmont CC, Mesa CC) 

Justin Ledgerwood (PLNU)

Emilio Rosas (USC)

Kyle Casper (U of A)

Bryce Short (NJIT)

Kiichi Sato (Grossmont CC) 

​Tyler Dean 

Connor Klosterman (Upper Iowa Uni)

AJ Dhus

Jacob Frankel 

Tora Otsuka (USD)

Cooper Foss (BYU)

Evan Trausch (Vassar College)​

Connor Shadroo  (Colorado Mesa University)

Madison Casiano   (USD)

Amber Corbero   (NMHU)

Kristen Parker   (SDSU)

Michael Bovee (CSUB)

Maddy Kalchik ( Alderson Broddus)

Charlotte Behne (Doane University)

Cris Isaacs (Cornerstone University)

Kyle Dean (BYU)

Lauren Hynes (Boston University)

Aaron Polley (Westmont College)

Dominic Morace (St. Edwards University)

Fischer Pyatt (SDSU) 



Who's Trained at Canyonside?

MLB 


Sean Bouchard- Colorado Rockies 

Kyle Holder- Yankees

James Loney - Dodgers/Rays

Bradley Zimmer- Cleveland Indians

Taylor Murphy- Cleveland Indians 

Kenny Lofton- Cleveland Indians

Nick Shultz (Padres)

Conor Bierfeldt- Baltimore Orioles

Gosuke Katoh- NY Yankees 

Zack Zehner- NY Yankees

David Washington- St. Louis Cardinals

Wynton Bernard - SF Giants, Tigers

Austin Green- Detroit Tigers

Arby Fields - Seattle Mariners

Alex Dickerson - San Diego Padres

Jason Bourgeois - Arizona DBacks/ Reds

Quintin Berry - Boston Red Sox/ Brewers

Branden Berry- Miami Marlins

Austin Hedges - San Diego Padres

Brandon Meridith - Houston Astros

Dillon Thomas - Colorado Rockies​​

Nick Noonan - San Diego Padres/ Giants

Chris Bianchi- Los Angeles Dodgers

Colin Walsh- Milwaukee Brewers 

Quinten Davis- Anaheim Angels

​David Popkins- St. Louis Cardinals

Dalton Smith- New York Yankees 

Connor Joe- Pittsburg Pirates

Andrew Daniels- Anaheim Angels 

Mickey Moniak (Phillies)

Tommy Pham (Cardinals)