Staff

Coaches

We take a great deal of pride in developing our Staff as much as we develop our players. Our Coaches routinely attend ABCA clinics and conventions, State High School conventions, local training sessions provided by High School staff, and more. No local program commits as many resources to Staff training as we do.

All Falls Aces and Aces Baseball Coaches and Instructors are background checked, ensuring that you can trust the adults that are around your children. We also have Staff on-hand who are AED, CPR and First Aid certified, with supplies at both our indoor training facility and outdoor Complex.

All Head Coaches are Driveline-certified, completing coursework that covers:

  • How to coach kids and introducing the skills that scale
  • Hitting philosophy, mechanics, and outputs
  • Principles of throwing warm-up and warm-up drills
  • Throwing philosophy, mechanics, and outputs
  • Basics of strength
  • Practice design principles and structure
  • How to schedule a season
  • Pre/Post game routines

Instructors

Tyger Pederson – Director of Player & Coach Development

Tyger is a graduate of Palo Alto High School in California.  After his prep career Pederson starred as a Second Baseman at The University of Pacific before being drafted in the 33rd round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pederson played 4 seasons of professional baseball before retiring and pursuing a career in coaching.  Pederson has coached with MLB in Taiwan, Milb with St Louis, Division 1 College at Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, Division 2 College at Hawaii Pacific along with college summer ball in the Northwoods and California Collegiate League.  

Most recently Pederson is the current AA Hitting Coach with the St Louis Cardinals. Before COVID, he was in MLB Spring Training with the Cardinals.  

Tyger is the son of Stu and Shelly Pederson, and growing up, Pederson was heavily surrounded by the game of baseball. His father played 13 years of professional baseball with the Dodgers and Blue Jays organizations. His brother Joc, plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers, his sister, Jacey, plays soccer for UCLA, and his brother, Champ, is a motivational speaker and advocate for his organization, “Live Like a Champ.” 

Alex Tomter – Pitching/Fielding Instructor

Alex is currently the Head Coach at Bryant & Stratton College, and a coach on our U16 tournament team. He has been involved in baseball at every single level from youth to professional. From his time as a player at Brookfield Central High School and Concordia University Wisconsin to coaching varsity baseball at Brookfield Central and college baseball at Milwaukee School of Engineering as well as spending time working for the Pittsburgh Pirates in their scouting and player development departments, Tomter has been able to learn and acquire knowledge from some of the brightest minds in all of baseball.

Bianca Smith – Hitting/Fielding Instructor

Bianca is currently a minor league coach for the Boston Red Sox. Before going pro, she was the Hitting Coordinator for the Carroll University Baseball team as well as an Assistant Athletic Director. Bianca also worked in Baseball Operations and alongside the coaching staff for the Cincinnati Reds. She also worked for the Texas Rangers, MLB’s Scouting Bureau, and the University of Dallas after playing at Dartmouth College and working as a baseball graduate assistant at Case Western Reserve University. A constant learner and student of the game, Bianca is always looking for the best way to help each player with their individual development.

Michael Barnes – Catcher/Hitting Instructor

Michael Barnes is in his second season as a graduate assistant coach for the Wisconsin Lutheran College baseball team. Barnes joined the Warriors’ coaching staff following a standout playing career at Ripon College. The 2019 Midwest Conference North Player of the Year was also named Second Team All-Region by the ABCA and D3baseball.com. He also earned all-conference and all-academic honors three times from the MWC. Barnes graduated from Ripon with bachelor’s degrees in business management and economics in 2019. Barnes prepped at Hamilton High School in Sussex where he lettered in baseball, basketball, football, and track & field. He was twice named All-State, First Team All-Conference, All-Area, and team captain in baseball. Barnes was also selected to play in the WBCA All-Star Game his senior year.

Evan Barbian – Catcher Instructor

Evan is a sophomore Catcher at Ripon College who played high school baseball at West Allis Central.


Falls Aces and Aces Baseball has access to some of the best baseball minds in the game to supplement our coaches’ experience. From current MLB personnel and former MLB players, to gurus in technology, statistics, strength training, and baseball mechanics, Falls Aces Baseball offers Menomonee Falls athletes the latest development strategies and tactics available.

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