Instructor Development

The explosive growth of our Fluid Dynamics style of pitching has created challenges, which we are turning into opportunity. We have thousands of kids who are seeing the results of our approach, and want to be able to work with us on a regular basis. The problem is that we can’t be everywhere at once…or can we?

Currently we have 58 instructors in training from Maryland to Ontario to Atlanta to Arizona, and we hope to spread into the Midwest. Most of these instructors were once college pitchers who see the value in proper instruction. They just “get it”.  We want professionals who want to do this full-time eventually.  If you train with us, you will get busy. Very busy!

If you want to be considered as an Instructor Candidate, the first thing you should know is that we are very different.  You can read our website and weekly blogs and learn that pretty quickly.  Frankly we think pitching can do so much better, but remains a simple recycling of the same old tired ideas that have been passed around since the 1980’s.

We are surrounded by an extremely bright and accomplished group and with their help we stay on the cutting edge.  They are changing pitching in America very quickly.

The second thing is that we are pretty selective.  Very selective.  You must have a strong and extensive background in the game.  We prefer former college pitchers, but will also consider those who have a lot of experience.  A huge factor for males is whether they have actually raised a pitcher who was successful in college, plus having been involved in coaching at all levels including the PGF/Gold 18U level.  There is so much to learn beyond knowing how to pitch, like recruiting, finding the right travel teams for exposure, dealing with injuries, building a strong mental game, and having been through the game at the highest levels so you know how to prepare kids.  It takes a veteran of the game to be prepared for the things we need.  Instructors must be bright, curious, open-minded, and work extremely well with students and parents.  We want the kind of people who lay awake nights trying to think of ways to do a better job with their students.  In addition to the training, tools, and extensive business assistance you will receive, you will help us in developing new ways to train the pitchers who will change the game in coming years.

College Coaches-You can read about many of our instructors on our website, but a large number of our instructors are currently coaching in college, so we respect the confidentiality of their schools and do not list their names here.  We welcome college coaches who just want to do a better job with their own pitching staff.

Studying with us requires a lot of commitment and a huge number of hours. In addition to the extensive training, instructors have to demonstrate proficiency in all areas of pitching instruction, be extremely inquisitive and curious, have great insight into the pitchers and ways they can bring out the best in each one, and be dedicated to the constant research we do in order to find new and exciting biomechanical advantages for pitchers. In other words, before we will certify an instructor, we have to believe this person is the best of the best, one to whom we would send our own daughter.

You cannot apply to be an instructor. Instead, you simply ask if you can begin studying with us. As we get to know you and your background, as we see you grasping the concepts, and as you demonstrate a great ability to communicate those concepts and get results with our students, we may invite you to begin the certification process.

The group we have in place today is so incredibly enthusiastic, creative, talented and dedicated that we all learn from one another every time we are together.

So, why would an instructor want to join our group? Just listen to some of their stories:

I tracked a girl back to Denny Tincher and Fluid Dynamics. It’s amazing—if you teach girls a style that works with their bodies, THEY LEARN. They IMPROVE. And most importantly, they don’t hurt themselves!

Jen Mineau,Three-Time D1 All-American/drafted and pitched in NPF with Akron Racers  – Philadelphia, PA

Finally! Just what the world of pitching needed! Biggest difference between what I was teaching and this was that this was BETTER!  I was blown away within 10 minutes of watching him teach. Everything just made so much sense.

Nicole Shallcross – Thomas, Warwick, Maryland

It is amazing to see a pitcher realize for the first time her arm circle has the ability to go much faster, or she can stride an extra six inches, and interestingly the pitchers often do not realize their speed has increased because it felt so easy.

Angie Buckem, Atlanta, Georgia

Kids with shoulder and back pain were suddenly pain free, others who had plateaued added several miles per hour and most of all pitching felt powerful and relaxed.

Alex MacLean – Eastern, PA

I knew there had to be a way of pitching that was more efficient and less taxing on the body. Denny was able to fix things I had been working with students for weeks and months on. Technique based on knowledge and SCIENCE – plain and simple, IT WORKS!

Jesse Hutchins, Seabrook, New Hampshire

Students took to the technique quickly and pitchers make changes and progress quicker than ever before. It made sense to both myself and my students and lessened the frustrations in the learning process.

Carrie Markham, Phoenix, Arizona

The way Denny incorporated the female anatomy into pitching using Fluid Dynamics was the missing part of my pitching knowledge/philosophy.  Not only is Fluid Dynamics the best way to pitch, in my opinion it’s the ONLY way to pitch.

Brett Anderson, Raleigh, North Carolina

Nothing comes close to the results I’ve seen so far and I look forward to seeing more girls and women succeed as pitchers due to Fluid Dynamics.

Meghan Vrotsos, Madison, Wisconsin

Everything he teaches makes sense and if you’ve been pitching for as long as I have, you realize that what he is teaching is needed in a big way. It’s time for a change.

Natalie Kelterborn, Ontario, Canada

There is no excuse anymore of why girls can not get better! This is the most consistent, fluid and natural way of pitching I have ever seen in my many years of coaching.  I am honored to be part of the next revolution in pitching!

Chris Cauthorne, Richmond, Virginia

For more than two years I have witnessed the tremendous growth of Denny’s mission of educating players, parents and now instructors on how the body works, how it relates to making a pitcher more fluid, powerful and injury free— Fluid Dynamics.

Suzy Willemssen, Fairfax Station, Virginia

The Tincher Pitching approach has often made me reflect on what I actually did as pitcher versus what the industry says you should and should not be doing. It has confirmed why I was successful in my own approach to pitching at a young age.

Adrienne Walker-Chery, Atlanta, Georgia

By the time I met Denny, I had a torn Labrum as the result of pitching. I did not want to red shirt so I pitched through the pain. After participating in Denny’s camp, I started applying the Tincher Method to my style and it took a lot of stress off of my injured shoulder. I wished that I had met him sooner in my career and now apply it to my own students.

Cat Tarvin, Atlanta, Georgia

It was awesome to hear how Denny could explain all the reasons behind what he was teaching. You find so many pitching coaches that only teach what they have been taught but have no reasoning behind it.

Austin Murray, South Carolina

Now that I have been studying under Denny’s Fluid Dynamics program I have gained the confidence and knowledge to take my students to the elite level.

Thomas Judkins, Suffolk, Virginia

Denny thinks outside the box to find success for his students.

Brian Hensley, Lynchburg, Virginia

You can tell right away how much time Denny has spent studying how to best utilize a female’s body based on her biological strengths.  I saw immediate results with my students and they all loved the change!

Larissa Porcelli, New York

Tincher Pitching is a true think-tank of experienced, dedicated, and open minded instructors, who encourage their students to ask “Why”?  My students have never been smoother, healthier and most of all, more confident, because now they know the answer to the question, “why?”

Jonathan Hon, Illinois

Denny was able to paint a complete picture in the most efficient and effective way possible and helped me convey everything that I had danced around for years.

Jenn Newman, Toledo, Ohio

Wow! What a wealth of scientifically-backed information! The Tincher pitching model and the philosophy related to Fluid Dynamics are strong and sound.

Steve Frew, Orlando, Florida

I am extremely grateful to be a part of the Tincher group because they have a unique focus on ensuring that all drills and overall pitching form is as safe and efficient as possible for the female body.

Jamie Reno, Northwest, Ohio

I wanted to learn and be able to teach my students all of the great things I was giving my daughter the opportunity to have, to pitch relaxed, smooth, effortless, and pain free and at the same time gain speed and more movement with every pitch!

Laura Rothrock, Indianapolis, Indiana

They keep it fresh and work to stay educated and updated on the dynamics of pitching, passing it along to their players, and enjoying each girl’s growth and development.  Denny and his team of instructors realize that all girls are not the same and should not be taught in a cookie cutter style.

Shelly Farris, Newark, Delaware

My favorite thing was that we were teaching these ladies how to pitch like a girl! Encouraging them to use their body in the most efficient way as possible.

Brooke Wilkins, Sanford, NC

Tincher Pitching focuses on injury prevention and putting in the research to go along with it, no one else pays any attention to the negative effects on the body.

Danielle Fishburn, Northern, VA

After studying with Denny I saw what I was missing the fluidness, the ease and the ability to self correct. It was all there. How can a kid throw loose and be so powerful with what seemed to be effortless. I was enthralled and knew I needed to change my ways.

Heather Pomilio, Long Island, NY

Simply put, it’s impossible to study under Denny and even consider teaching the conventional way- it would be a disservice to your students.

Krista Trimble, Columbia, SC

While working at a small D1 school in SC, I recruited a young lady who had the best mechanics I had seen in a long time and I had to find out who she was seeing. I still think she is something special. Her mechanics and her mentality made her a tough pitcher. Denny was her pitching coach!

Kama Tucker, Wilmington, NC

When I first heard of Fluid Dynamics and Tincher Pitching, I was skeptical. After speaking to Denny and then attending my first training session, I was hooked. Many of the kids I coach have adopted this method and have really excelled.

Julia Emery, Stokesdale, NC

As I was training for my certification, my problems were being solved.  I understood the science behind the female pitching motion.

Laurie Mumma, Manheim, Pennsylvania

I remember seeing it for the first time and thinking “wow this is pretty interesting.” Then I went to train with Denny the week after I graduated college and remember thinking that I thought I knew everything about pitching but was blown away by all the new information I learned in just the first two days!

Dominique Ficara, Seaford, Delaware

Having a daughter who is starting to play softball, I want to teach her what’s best in order for her to perform her best and without the risk of injury. I am constantly learning from other coaches in order to make myself a better coach for my players. I knew without a doubt that Tincher was the best out there for female pitchers.

Blake Bochette, Schaghticoke, NY

Denny is so passionate, so informative and has so much drive to not only make his kids better, but also his instructors. All of my girls have drastically improved both physically and mentally since switching to the Tincher method and I couldn’t be more thrilled to guide them on that journey.

Kate Olson, Charleston, SC

his fresh take on pitching, that makes so much sense, is like an “ah ha” moment every time I am around Denny and fellow instructors!

Heather Dobbins, North Augusta, SC

My daughter suffered an L5 stress fracture, directly related to her pitching motion.  After suffering through the discomfort of a back brace for three months and completing physical therapy, we knew we needed to change her mechanics so as to avoid an injury again.  The very first weekend that we started working with Denny, I knew that Fluid Dynamics was the game changer that my daughter and I were seeking.  My daughter is back to pitching without pain, and she is pitching better than before her injury.

Maureen Kleczkowski, Rockaway Township, NJ

When my daughter started pitching and began to have shoulder pain at age 9, I knew I needed to do some research and discover a better way for her and the other kids I was coaching.  That’s when my husband and I discovered Denny and Fluid Dynamics.  This group of instructors are always looking for ways to improve the process and helps kids across the country to be successful and do so without pain.

Amy Harper, West Lafayette, IN

When my daughter started pitching and began to have shoulder pain at age 9, I knew I needed to do some research and discover a better way for her and the other kids I was coaching.  That’s when my husband and I discovered Denny and Fluid Dynamics.  This group of instructors are always looking for ways to improve the process and helps kids across the country to be successful and do so without pain.

Amy Harper, 

I had the opportunity to chat pitching with a Tincher instructor, and immediately knew this was the organization for me.  We spent hours discussing the science of the fundamentals behind pitching, and why our bodies as females vastly differ from that of the male – hence needing much more specific maneuvering than what was already out there in the realm of pitching.

Leigh Elko, Greater Philadelphia Area, South Jersey

The best part was that there were answers to the “how’s” and “whys” of the program. I love getting to work with the other instructors; everyone brings something to the table and we help each other learn. Even though I have been playing for years, there’s always something more that both the instructors and the kids can teach me. Every day is a new adventure and I can finally say “I love my job”.

Taylor Emmons, Eastern Pennsylvania

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