kcbullets: Testimonials

Tuesday, November 4
"My son played for Dale and the Bullets from late July through the fall season after being competitors for many years.  We were all extremely pleased with the type of organization and care Dale showed for the players.  He attempted to get each player the most exposure possible with top competition giving them all opportunities to show what they could do.  The baseball was good and my son really enjoyed the experience.  His development this fall and productive season was in large part due to the competition in conjunction with positive reinforcement Dale provided.  Dale Reed runs a program that exudes a relaxed but professional atmosphere conducive to getting serious players to maximize their performance.  Another big benefit was that Dale communicated with coaches along the way and showed sincere interest in getting the boys a chance to play beyond high school.  He talked with coaches at the Junior College, NAIA, D-III, D-II, D-I levels, attempting to get boys into slots that best fit their abilities and interests.  My son received calls from about a dozen schools as a direct result of the games and camps scheduled over that 4 month period."     -     Jeff Brueggemann - Major League Baseball International Coach, former MLB Scout (Cubs), former Minor League General Manager (Twins), former AAA player (Twins)

“I’ve known Coach Reed now for over 3 years.  What impresses me the most is how he handles the recruiting process with his players.  I have been coaching collegiately for 13 years and communicated with numerous travel, high school, and legion programs.  As a recruiting coordinator; I don’t need heavy sales tactics or promotion; I need open and honest communication with evaluations about prospects.  Coach Reed has played at a high level, has developed talented ball players, and been able to see them succeed and/or struggle at higher levels.  He has a great grasp of what level players will be successful; along with matching players/ programs personalities.  I truly believe he helps put players at programs where they will have a chance to succeed.  Without coaches like Dale Reed; Iowa Western Community College would not be able to sustain the success we work hard for everyday.”         Rob Allison   -   Iowa Western Community College Asst. Coach

“I have been fortunate enough to get to know Coach Reed on a personal level and become familiar with how he runs his program. He is always approachable to discuss his players and is very accurate and honest in his evaluation. He treats his players with respect and provides great opportunity for them to become better players and get great exposure at all levels of college baseball.  In observing his teams play, he has first class kids who play the game the right way. They hustle, support one another, are respectful to coaches, players, and umpires. In short, they respect the game and all its entities. I have recruited and signed numerous players from Dale Reed and the Bullets and all have been successful both on and off the field. I will continue to look to his program for my future recruiting needs and would recommend any high school player to take a serious look at this program.”             John Hill     -     Fort Scott Community College Head Coach



“I have known Coach Reed for 4 years and in that time I have been able to see his teams play many games. The Bullets are a well run program that obviously plays the game the right way and it really prepares the players for the college game. We have been fortunate enough to have some former Bullets play for us and they have done tremendously well. His track record of placing players at the next level speaks for itself, and the kids have all gone on to do great things in college. The Bullets are one of the teams that I make a point to get out and watch several times because I know that he will have players on his teams that can help us here at Neosho.”    Mike Saddler     -     Neosho County Community College Asst. Coach


"Coach Dale Reed has been bringing his teams to my tournament for the past 3 years. If you are looking for young men that play the game the right way, that is coach Reed's Bullets team.  I enjoy watching their hustle, competitiveness, and over all understanding of how to play the game.  The KC Bullets I do believe prepares kids for the next level of baseball.  Coach Reed does a good job of getting his team in front of as many collegiate coaches as he can to give each kid that opportunity to play beyond high school."     -     Phil Hannon - Baker Universtiy Head Baseball Coach



"I can't say enough good things about Dale Reed to do him justice.  The Bullets are a first class organization with some of the best talent I have seen this fall in the Kansas City area.  But, what separates Dale from the rest is how much he cares for his players.  He prides himself in providing the best experience he can possibly give them.  I would recommend Dale to any player that is looking to get to the next level.    -     Rob Ramseyer - Recruiting Coordinator/Hitting Coach Mid America Nazarene College


"I can't thank you enough for all you've done for Zach this fall.  He absolutely loves playing for you and feels very lucky that he's had the chance to do so and is looking forward to next summer.  The quality and reputation of the Bullets program from top to bottom starts with you and is appreciated immensely by all of the parents.  It is because of your dedication and sacrifice that many of these players will be realizing their dream of playing college baseball including Zach.  He will be signing with your alma mater Missouri Western State University.  They seem like a good fit and he is impressed with the coaches, players, and facilities.  Zach owes all of this to you and your belief in him as a player and young man.  He has a tremendous amount of respect for you, which is something he doesn't dole out easily.  This speaks to your quality of character and ability to develop good relationships with your players, not to mention going the extra mile to help them attain their goals."     -     Steve Roberts - Bullets parent



"My son, CJ, played for the Bullets and Dale Reed for the past five years and it has been one of the best baseball experiences that my son could have had.  Coach Reed runs a well disciplined, organized and highly talented team.  Coach Reed’s philosophy of playing baseball at the most competitive level possible, while maintaining the belief in performing fundamentals and stressing continued individual improvement in all players is easy to understand and believe in.  As a 26 year veteran coach of high school athletics, I have witnessed the outstanding qualities and character in Coach Reed that is needed to be successful in working with  today’s high school  athletes.  I would highly recommend the KC Bullets and Dale Reed to any baseball family wanting personal development, a highly competitive environment, and a caring attitude for their kids."       -         Jon Krug - Bullets parent/High School Coach

"Dale Reed has done an outstanding job with the fall college showcase program.  He provided many opportunities for players to become exposed to junior colleges and four year schools.  Not only did the program provide opportunities for players to showcase their skills during games every weekend, but practices were held on-site at local college facilities in front of the school’s coaches.  I was particularly impressed with his desire to get to know each of the players, understand their specific goals, and work with them individually to improve their skills.  My son enjoyed the program and I would highly recommend the KC Bullets to any high school player that is serious about playing college baseball."   -     Pete Ingles - Manager of KC Bandits (Ban Johnson)

"My son Joey has played for the Bullets for 10 plus years.  It has been the best experience for Joey.  Dale has not only been a great coach but also a true friend to the players and parents.  Dale is knowledgeable about all areas of baseball and has helped us greatly in the recruiting process.  He has contacted coaches and provided the necessary information on getting Joey recruited.  I recommend for anyone who is looking to play competitive baseball and have a great experience to consider the Bullets.  It has truely been a great time for us.  -  Vicki and Glen Oxley - Bullets parent(s)


"Having been in the opposite dugout of Dale Reed and the Bullets for many years now, it was quite a change for our son, Seth,  to join this team and coach for the fall season.  Dale has always fielded an extremely competitive team and his core players have been with him for many years.  Without a doubt, he has earned the respect of his players, their parents, and his opponents.  He has done a great job of conveying his knowledge and passion for the game to the young men that have been coached by him.  I learned two things this Fall  about  Dale that weren’t apparent to me from “the other side of the stands”.  He has a genuine dedication to his team that is above and beyond the norm and he does a fantastic job of communicating with parents.  Any young man that plays for the Bullets will not only have a quality coach but also a positive role model.  It can’t get much better than that from this parent’s perspective."     -     Linda Huninghake  -  parent


"Dale Reed has coached our son Kevin since the age of 7 which in itself says something about Coach Dale's character and abilities as a baseball coach.  Since the formation of the KC Bullets, we have watched it evolve into one of the premier programs in the state and country.  Coach Dale's knowledge of the game and ability to bring out the best in each player is evident by the success his Bullets teams have had in competing with top teams around the country.  He demands discipline, hard work, and commitment from his players.  He also cares about each of his players and is always available to work one-on-one with a player if necessary and is never too busy to listen.  His goal is for each of his players to get the exposure needed to move on to the next level in competitive baseball.  Thank you Coach Dale, it has been a pleasure being part of the Bullets family."     -     Jim and Pam Huckleberry


"Our son Kyle played for Dale this Fall and has fortunately made his summer roster as well.  Kyle's experience with the Bullets has been nothing but positive.  The college exposure Dale gives to his players is great.  I know there's other programs, but I truly believe the difference is in Dale.  Through his discipline, personality, knowledge and contacts Dale earns the players respect.  Dale is not only a friend but also a mentor to his players.  We look forward to our continued participation in the Bullets program next summer."     -     Mike & Debbi Adams  (Parents)


"I first met Dale playing with the Bullets in fall ball five years ago, which was a great experience.  After my freshman year of high school, I decided I wanted to play college baseball so I left my current team and went to play for the Bullets full time.  Dale has always been an incredible coach and a great person to be around.  I've learned so much from him on and off the field and he's given me so much advice, I can't even begin to explain how big of an influence he's been on me.  When my junior year came, I decided that I didn't want to play in college.  Dale still gave me the opportunity to stay on the team.  I have played, and he'll be the last coach I play competitive baseball for and I wouldn't have it any other way.  I would recommend him and the Bullets program to anyone, whether they're looking to play in college or not.  It is second to none in baseball instruction, and for a personal experience that you can't get anywhere else."     -     Ty Gardner     -     Player

"We really appreciate the hard work and huge commitment you have made to the team and Aaron over the past five years.  We know your influence and coaching helped Aaron develop as a person and player to a high level.  Thank you, very much."           -     Mike and Debbie Baker     -     Parents


I just  wanted to take this opportunity on behalf of Keith and myself to thank you for a great fall baseball season.  Keith enjoyed playing for you and the team and has had many open doors because of that. Additionally, please know that what you do for these boys is well recognized, the proof is when we mention your name and it is known by many of these colleges we visit. You do a great job and appreciate and thank you for the chance to play with you this fall.         -     Keith Picht     -     Parent