About Us

The 6 Tool Baseball School is a select youth baseball program directed by Marquette University High School’s Head Varsity Baseball Coach Sal Bando, Jr.

6 Tool competes in the MAJOR Youth Baseball League and will play in an additional 4-6 tournaments every summer. Our goal is to play most, if not all of our games in SE Wisconsin to minimize travel.

The 6 Tool Baseball School is dedicated to player development and will sacrifice any short term benefits for long term gains. While creating a winning culture is important, and teaching kids how to win is equally important, the win loss record of a U12 team is insignificant to teaching kids the game, developing their skill set and learning the 6 Tool way.

SALVATORE BANDO, JR., DIRECTOR (414) 232-7973 / bando@muhs.edu

salCoach Bando currently serves as the Head Varsity baseball coach at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, WI. In his first year, 2011, he led MUHS to a Greater Metro Conference Tournament championship, a regional and sectional championship, and a trip to the WIAA State Tournament. In back to back years in 2016 and 2017 he led the Hilltoppers to appearances in the State Championship. Prior to MUHS, from 2002 – 2008, Coach Bando was the head coach at NCAA Division I High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. In 2006 Bando was voted Big South Conference Coach of the Year, and recruited and developed 8 draft picks in 7 years, a program first in 14 years.

From 1998 – 2001 Bando was the head coach at NCAA Division 2 University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, WI. Bando took a 9-31 team and turned it into a 38-18 team in four years. The program set a then school record for wins in 2000 (31) and 2001 (38).

As a player Bando experienced a lot. He played two years in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, highlighted by a New York Penn League championship in 1994. He earned All-Big Eight Conference honors as a senior at Oklahoma State University, where they finished 4th in the nation and played in the 1993 College World Series. Bando was a member of the 1992 Colorado State University team before the program was dropped, and spent his freshman year in 1989 at the University of Arizona, where they won a Pac 10 South Conference championship.

Coach Bando is married and resides in Menomonee Falls with his wife and two daughters.

JOE BYKOWSKI, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, (414) 758-8150 / jbykowski3@wi.rr.com

Coach Bykowski currently serves as the 6 Tool Baseball School’s Assistant Director and Head Coach of the U11 club. He brings over 11 years of coaching experience to 6 Tool. In 6TB’s inaugural year Coach Bykowski led his team to a league championship in the Major Youth League.  Coach Bykowski coached competitive fast pitch softball for 8 years, youth hockey for 2 years, and youth baseball for 3 years. He recently coached in the Pius Popes Jr program for two years and coaches youth basketball at St. Greg’s.  Bykowski played 4 years of HS hockey and baseball at Greenfield High School, highlighted by a 1983 WIAA Baseball State Championship. Coach Bykowski is married and resides in Greendale with his wife, daughter and two sons.

BOB ROLOFF, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, 13U Coach (414) 640-5837 / rol7033@yahoo.com

Coach Roloff currently serves as the 6 Tool Baseball School’s Assistant Director and is a Varsity Assistant Coach at Marquette University High School. Coach Roloff brings 29 years of experience in youth sports to 6 Tool. Coach Roloff has coached baseball at MUHS since 1999, where he was a part of a staff that took MUHS to the WIAA State Tournament in 8 of 13 years, highlighted by a WIAA State Championship in 2006 and 2008. Roloff has been involved in the St. Greg’s basketball program since 1986, and served as St. Greg’s Athletic Director from 1990 – 1997. He has been a part of the Padre Serra basketball seeding committee since 1989 and also serves as an official/umpire assigner for youth basketball and baseball.  For the past 15 years Coach Roloff has held the position of Basketball Director for the Parkview Parochial League, which consists of 22 schools and over 140 teams. Coach Roloff also took four different 8th grade boys teams at St. Greg’s to the final four of the Padre Serra basketball tournament in the 2000’s. Coach Roloff served as a Coach and Director of the Greenfield Little League program from 1985 to 1998, and coached in the Franklin Little League program from 1997 to 2002. Coach Roloff is married and resides in Greenfield.  He has two grown sons and daughters.

CRAIG HASKINS, 12U Manager (Blue) (262) 412-8899 / craig@knightbarry.com

Coach Haskins has coached youth baseball since 2003.  He began in tee ball with Franklin Little League and over the years ended up coaching several of its All-Star teams.  Then he moved on to the Franklin Saber select team where the team competed in the MAJORS 9U-13U.  Immediately prior to moving to 6 Tool Baseball he coached two seasons at The Rock Baseball Complex for the Franklin Mudhens. Prior to baseball, Coach Haskins was the head equipment manager for the University of Florida football team under Steve Spurrier, which is what Craig attributes to his over-the-top organizational skills and visor-tossing ability.

RYAN REDFERN, 12U Manager (Gold) (920) 344-3959 / ryan_redfern@yahoo.com

Coach Redfern brings 13+ years of coaching experience to 6-Tool Baseball.  He coached in the Jackson Little League program at all levels of youth baseball, from T ball to little league to tournament travel baseball for over 10 years. Coach “Red” is entering his 4th year with 6 Tool Baseball.  He was an Assistant Coach for the 6 Tool U12 team which played for the league championship in 2015.  He was Head Coach for one of two U13 teams in the 2016 season.  Coach Redfern is a WHS ‘Gosling’ alum and played baseball and football for Watertown High.  Beyond youth sports he’s a retired United States Army Sergeant and Gulf War Veteran.  He played on an All Army Divisional football team while stationed in Germany.  Coach Redfern is married and resides in Jackson with his wife and four boys.

JASON KAZMIERCZAK, U10 Manager (414) 559-1807 / JKazmierczak2@gmail.com

Coach Kaz is in his 3rd year with 6 Tool Baseball and took his U12 team to the league championship game in 2015.  Kaz has coached 8 different teams in the Franklin Little League organization including League Division Champions and the Showcase Select All-star team.  Outside of Baseball Coach Kaz has several years of youth coaching experience in the Franklin Junior Football organization and coaching Select Level Soccer for the Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club. Beyond youth sports he’s a retired Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter and has coached professional Mixed Martial Artists for the past 20 years, including several current and former UFC competitors.