College Recruiting Secrets

A college coach watched one of my students pitch to one batter and immediately said, “I like her and want to see more of her.” Was it her speed, moving pitches, or her size? None of the above. [Read more…]

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She Used To Be A Great Pitcher….

Parents frequently bring me a new student and tell stories of how she used to strike out everyone. Now, she seems to have lost it. Admittedly, sometimes they lose their effectiveness, but most of the time it is because everyone else simply caught up with her. [Read more…]

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Dealing With Umpires?

Over the years a lot of you have asked how to deal with poor umpires. In my coaching career, I tried all angles and still found myself watching a few games from the parking lot. Finally, after sitting far from the field while my team finished a game without me, it became clear. [Read more…]

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Ideal Stride Length For Pitchers?

This is one of those questions we often hear. First, if anyone gives you certain rule for ideal distance, it should make you feel uncomfortable. If someone wants to shorten your stride length for some arbitrary reason, people who have quick answers to questions that have many variables make me nervous. [Read more…]

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Strong in the Right Places?

If the body can’t handle the load efficiently, it will compensate. We see this over and over in pitching, catching, and hitting. Every single week we see a kid with strength problems. It may be muscle imbalance, hip flexibility, or scapular dysfunction. Try as she may, the kid cannot hold the body in the correct position for speed or movement. [Read more…]

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Yes, We Need More Certified Instructors!!!

We are happy things have grown so quickly, but….. The demand for our approach to pitching is pretty exciting, but overwhelming. We need Instructors in many areas of the country. Right now our focus is on filling voids in the east, southeast, and midwest. If you are interested in studying with us, please continue to read. If you know a great candidate, please share this. [Read more…]

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Listen to Everyone, Question Everything, But Do It Now!

Sometimes a student comes to a lesson and shows us something she has discovered. A different grip or a slightly different body position creates unusual movement on the ball or an increase in speed. Immediately I become interested. [Read more…]

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What Pitches Should She Learn?

A lot of conventional wisdom says pitchers should learn pitches in a certain order. At one time we went along with that, but sometimes it frustrated students. [Read more…]

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Adjusting to The Hitter Who Adjusts to You

Sometimes a pitcher will tell me she had a bad day. Did she have a bad day or did the hitters have a good day? There is a vast difference. [Read more…]

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Are You Really A Competitor?

This word is thrown around a lot. Do you qualify? Every college coach says she just wants a kid “who knows how to compete”. If it is that important, you need to see if you are on the right path. [Read more…]

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