Jesse Hutchins – Certified Instructor

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Jesse Hutchins is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, and minored in coaching. While at USM, she started as both a pitcher and at first base for the Huskies, and was awarded the William B. Wise Scholar Athlete Award.
Originally from Sebago, Maine, Jesse helped her Lake Region High School Lakers softball team to their highest finish in conference standings, to-date.
After earning her undergraduate degree, Jesse obtained the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, furthering her passion for athletic preparation and keeping athletes injury-free. She holds a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach certification through USA Weightlifting, as well. Jesse now owns a private facility, Hutchins Pitching & Performance, located in Seabrook, NH where she offers pitching and hitting instruction, as well as team and individual strength and conditioning.
To schedule with Jesse, call 207-400-6819 or email her directly at  hutchins_jesse@yahoo.com

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For years, I have been looking for a person, company, organization, etc. that incorporates sound female-athlete biomechanics into fastpitch. From being a Division III pitcher that struggled with shoulder discomfort/injury and intense soreness, I knew there had to be a way that was more efficient and less taxing on the body. I searched, for what seemed like forever, for someone in the field that had combined my two greatest passions – softball and biomechanics. An emphasis on strength and conditioning would only be a bonus. Eventually, I settled with some of the best in baseball biomechanics – like Eric Cressey and Matt Blake – and trying to relate their findings and knowledge to a softball pitch. I was frustrated with the lack of information about the fastpitch motion and became discouraged.

I had given up, until the father of one of my players found Denny and sent me his website. Being in the Northeast (where the playing season starts when snow is still falling), I had not heard of Denny or Tincher pitching,. I was instantly intrigued and knew I needed to meet Denny and see him work. That same player and I traveled from Boston to Virginia, and within 10 minutes of working with her, Denny was able to fix things I had been working on with her for weeks and months. At times, I felt like I was back in my undergraduate classroom listening to a professor lecture on scapular dysfunction and kinetic energy. Denny and Fluid Dynamics were the missing link. Based on knowledge and SCIENCE – plain and simple, IT WORKS!

Tincher Pitching instructors are not interested and invested in helping pitchers improve by reciting coaching cues to them over and over. We want to help girls learn how to FEEL what their bodies are doing. This way, they can make adjustments on their own, during practice and in games. But, maybe most importantly, Tincher Pitching wants girls to respect the game, have fun while playing, and apply the lessons and discipline they learn through softball to their life beyond the game.

I am 100% sold and invested. There is nothing else like Tincher Pitching out there, and more importantly, nothing that works better or makes more sense. The fact that there is an additional emphasis on strength and conditioning, injury prevention, and muscular maintenance is icing on the cake. My only wish is that I met Denny when I started doing pitching lessons! Bottom line, Tincher Pitching and Fluid Dynamics is the best there is – Hands down!

Here is what Denny says about Jesse:  Jesse Hutchins brings so much to this group.  We are certainly impressed.  Her background and extensive education in strength training, while being a former college pitcher, means she has a level of expertise that is unmatched around the country.  She not only knows how to pitch, but how the body works best, and how to bring things together in the most efficient ways.  A female…a former college pitcher…a movement and strength specialist.  We are so honored to have someone with those qualifications in the group.  Having worked extensively with Jesse, we know she is going to be a great help to kids in the northeast.

“Jesse is one of the best instructors in the Northeast. My daughter started her pitching journey 5 years ago and has worked with different instructors from all over New England and a couple in Texas. We couldn’t be more excited that we found Jesse 2 months ago. She is everything we have looked for in an instructor. She is excellent at breaking down the pitching sequence and making sure that every portion of the motion is optimal. We love Jesse and I often say ‘In Jesse we trust!’”

– Shannon Boelter, Father of Kaitlynn

“Jesse is excellent. Laura showed immediate promise as a pitcher as a 5th grader with very little formal coaching. She had incredible speed for a young kid partially due to her height and long arms. She continued to excel until she started getting some traditional coaching from an old school coach who taught her to throw like a boy. Her accuracy improved, but not her power or speed. The stress she put on her body trying to gain speed caused repeated injury. She was constantly needing to be readjusted by a chiropractor. The Tincher pitching method is bringing her back to what she did naturally as a young pitcher. She is relearning how to pitch from square one. Jesse is patient, clear, and very supportive. She is working with my younger daughter as well. I highly recommend Jesse.”

– Debra Lahey, Mother of Laura

“My daughter has been working with Jesse for about 7 months. Jesse is excellent at explaining nuances and helping girls make the changes they need to excel at pitching. Jesse is also positive and upbeat and my daughter really enjoys the lessons. We have seen a number of pitching coaches with varying results. Jesse is a keeper.”

– Susan Melideo Boyer, Mother of Dee

“We met Jesse on Thursday in Bangor (we drove 3 hours from NB Canada) and we were not sorry. Jesse is wonderful. So engaging/relatable and communicates so well with the young pitchers. We cannot wait to see her again at our next session! The Tincher Pitching method was everything we’d hoped for.”

– Melanie Clarkson, Mother of Bailey

“My daughter has had a few pitching coaches in her career and I have never seen her so excited about lessons before. We drive an hour and a half up from Connecticut and it is well worth the time and gas money. Jesse keeps her totally engaged and excited even through the small detail work that my daughter used to dread but is so important to the overall motion. We have seen a big improvement in velocity and control using Fluid Dynamics, and an attitude change about practicing. Highly Recommended.”

– Tim McConnell, Father of Emma

“Jesse has worked with my 11 year old daughter and one of my 13 year old players. Both girls have not only excelled in their pitching, but also have a better understanding of how their bodies work to produce a safe and efficient pitch.”

– Shad Grady, Father of Annalise