"I picked Victor Rivera up at the Little Rock Airport in August of 2000. He could not speak one word of English & only had the clothes he was wearing and one suitcase. Vic quickly became a team favorite & very instrumental left-handed pitcher for (Texarkana College) a team that made it to The Juco World Series. Vic taught himself English and became a very good student and one of the hardest workers on the team. Vic always had a smile on his face and is one of my all-time favorite players I have coached. Because of his commitment, work ethic, and love for his teammates, Vic has never had a bad day because he has one of the most positive attitudes I have ever seen. Vic’s attitude, fiery competitiveness, and commitment he has gone from very humble beginnings to being a highly successful Baseball Coach and Mentor to young ball Players in the state of Florida. I love Vic and the best compliment I could pay him is this: 'If I had a son playing baseball… I would want him to play for Victor Rivera'."
Head Baseball Coach
Sam Houston State University
"I once had a chance to coach Victor Rivera, loyalty, hard
work and dedication are the tangibles that come in mind "
Owner of Pro Baseball High School Academy
Previous Coach with the Atlanta Braves Minor League
Previous College Coach at Southern Arkansas University
"I will like to wish “Coach Vic” good luck in this new chapter of his life. I know that he will continue to have success in whatever he does with baseball and life. When I played for Coach Vic, I knew right away from a player's perspective that the passion he has for the game of baseball and that his care for players is legit and that he will look for the player’s best interest. Coach Vic has a great work ethic and he is a tireless worker on and off the field and that’s why he is well respected in the coaching ranks. He has a great baseball mind and does a great job relating to players. His attention to detail while teaching baseball skills and mechanics will help any hungry baseball player to reach their maximum potential and help him be successful at the highest level possible. He has a great eye when it comes to identifying talent. He has consistently been able to identify talented players and develop them into really good players. We have work many baseball camps together of different age groups and I will continue to because I love the way we work together. Coach Vic and I have maintained a really good relationship over the years and there is no surprise on why I respect him so much and can easily talk baseball with him for hours and always learn something new."
Coach Christian Frias
Hitting Coach / Infield Coach
Wabash Valley College
Professional Baseball Player/Toronto Blue Jays
"I've known Victor since my high school days back in the late 2000s. I've always loved to work and talk baseball with Victor because he is very dedicated to the sport. Victor is a hard worker that understands the game of baseball and knows what it takes to take it to the next level. Now being a professional baseball player, I can say that working with Victor helped me get to where I am today.."
MLB Baseball Player
"The VR Baseball Academy is an outstanding place to learn baseball fundamentals, and to become a great athlete and better human being. I formed part of Montverde Academy baseball program from 2011-2013 were coach Rivera helped me develop numerous baseball skills and though me how to play the game hard and the right way. He helped me accomplish my dream of playing D1 Baseball on a full scholarship at Alcorn State University. There I played at the highest level of collegiate baseball thanks to coach Rivera. I played my four years and earned my degree and had the opportunity to play professional baseball in Dominican Republic one's I graduated thanks to everything coach Rivera though me. Still today I use coach Rivera's lessons and advices. The VR Baseball Academy is the best place to attend if you want to learn how to play the game the right way and becoming a D1 and professional baseball prospect. Coach Ciuro will help develop catchers into high notable catching prospects, being him one of the best catchers with one of the most privileged arms of the 2013 class. Coach Ciuro will help hitters become high potential hitters, teaching them plate discipline and skills you can only get at a collegiate and professional level. VR Baseball Academy is the best place for ball players."
Walter J. Vives
Alcorn State University