Our Goals

As a parent of a young athlete, you appreciate how dedicated coaching combined with a fun environment can make all the difference.

We believe in the basics, show up on time and give 100%.   If you are willing to learn then we are going to teach your child as much as he or she can take.  The willingness to be coached is the first step to finding out what kind of baseball player your child can become.

We want every child to walk away from our camps/clinics and private instruction, not only with a smile on their face but as if they walked away a better player and teammate.

History of FBK1

2010 – Stepped away from playing the game I love and jumped into coaching/teaching private instruction.

2011 – Teamed up with a good buddy and Healdsburg High Varsity Baseball coach, Justin Herrguth for the first “Spring Training baseball Camp”

2011 – Joined the team at “Beyond the Bat” batting and training facility as their first Pro Pitching instructor expanding to cover more of the North Bay.

2012 – FBK1 joined the coaching staff of the North Bay Redbirds travel baseball Organization.

2014 – FBK1 and Kasey Olenberger shows no slowing down in sight as we are on a mission to continue to develop well rounded baseball players.

2015FBK1 Brand launched with hats and Shirts and now we have moved to our first season as an actual baseball club being FBK1 Baseball Club here is 2019.  Our goal, once again is to provide quality coaching a mentoring to our players who join the program.  We want every player to walk away from our program better than they were the day before.  For more information regarding our baseball club please feel free to reach out to me at fastballstrike1@hotmail.com.


Join Kasey Olenberger and the FBK1 family in delivering professional baseball instruction and training to kids all throughout the North Bay.

FBK1 is always looking to expand our coaching team with qualified professionals, college players and coaches alike. Here are a few qualities we’re looking for:

• 5+ years coaching experience
• Extensive baseball knowledge-iQ
• Played college level and/or beyond
• Great sportsmanship
• Ability to motivate
• Flexible hours
• Ability to travel 50+ miles to and from
event destinations

Please send an email to us if interested in joining our coaching staff. Applicants will be contacted within 24 hours of email.

FBK1 Staff

Kasey Olenberger
FBK1 Founder

10 years professional pitcher.
2 years Santa Rosa JC.
2 years Long Beach State Dirtbag.
4 years private Pitching Instruction, 14 years of camps and clinics.
Played for LAA, Florida Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks Organizations.

Larry Olenberger

Larry brings 35+ years of baseball experience to the FBK1 coaching team.  Coached at Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa JC as well as professional leagues Domestic and Internationally.  Hitting instruction Larry’s focal points.  Associate scout for the LAA.

Dan “Beaker” Leslie

Beak brings 30+ years of baseball knowledge to FBK1.  Played and coached at SSU and SRJC, Dan specializes in Pitching and Hitting instruction. Associate Scout for the Miami Marlins.  Director of www.campforacure.org

Sam Gomes

Sam brings in 25+ years of baseball experience from his playing days at SRJC and Chico St.  Specializing in Catching and Defense for FBK1.

Tony Arnerich

Played 2years SRJC
Played 2 years Texas Tech
Played in Royals and Marlins organization

7 year Assistant coach @ Cal Berkeley in which he also ran all the summer camps and clinics.  Very experienced coach with a great feel for the game. Specializing in Catching instruction.  To contact Tony for private instruction email him: tarnerich3@gmail.com

Johnathan Nadale

Former player SRJC (1st team all Big 8 Conference, 1st team All Northern California 2011)
Former player Division 1 Western Carolina University (2012,2013)
NCAA Southern Conference Champions 2013
Pitching Coach Internship at Cal State Northridge (2013)
3 years as Pitching Coach at Santa Rosa Junior College(2013- Current)
Coached team that won the CCCBA State Championship(2016)
Coached pitching staff with lowest E.R.A in State of California for JC’s(2016)
Coached 20th round draft pick for Kansas City Royals
Coached Most Valuable Pitcher of Big 8 Conference (2016)
Coached All American Pitcher (2016)

Brent Gillespie

2012-2013 SRJC

  • 2013 State Championship appearance
  • 2013 1st Team all Big-8 conference SS

2014-2015 Youngstown State (D1)

  • 2014 Horizon League Champion
  • 2014 NCAA Regional Appearance
  • 2014 All Newcomer Team

2015/2016 Winter Ball w/ Ainslie Bears (Capital Territory State League, Canberra Australia)

  • 31 G/ .373/ 11 2b/ 6 HR/ 37 RBIs

2016 San Rafael Pacifics (Pacific Association of Professional Baseball)

  • 63 G/ .261/ 12 HR/ 40 RBIs

2017 San Rafael Pacifics & Gateway Grizzlies (Frontier League)

  • 71 G/ .260/ 9 2b/ 21 HR/ 62 RBIs