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What you need to know before getting started: This is the first of many short #Palooza18 posts I’ll be writing. You can search Twitter for the hash-tag #Palooza18 which was attended by over 400, to see the Behind The Scenes. Follow me on Instagram for all the behind the scenes stuff I’ll be putting out. […]

What If…. I Never Learned This Backwoods Pitching Lesson From A NYC Hitting Coach?

Warning: If you’re looking for technical, complicated ways to confuse the Hell out of your pitchers… This ain’t the post for you. Great, you’re still here so that tells me a few things: You’re a coach looking for an easy way to finally teach your pitchers how to use their lower-half, in hopes of improving […]

The Pitching Coaches Guide To Teaching How The Lower-Half Really Works

If you’re looking to increase your velocity, it’s important that you understand a very simple concept… It’s your ability to move efficiently through the center of your body that separates your 85 MPH pitchers from your 95 MPH pitchers! (Same concept applies to hitters) Take a break for a second and try this…  Close your […]

3 Pitching Velocity Checkpoints That Require Your Immediate Attention!

Want to know why your pitchers can’t get consistent results and find themselves constantly starting back at square #1?   Why it’s almost impossible to get practice drills to transfer to the mound.   Why most pitchers revert back to old habits and can never repeat the great performance you witnessed in the bullpen. The […]

Hacking the Velocity Code

This past weekend I attended the ABCA conference and had the chance to visit and speak with my old coaching buddies. Time and time again, I got the same question over and over… “Where do you start…” When evaluating pitching mechanics? With The Core Velocity Belt? That’s easy… Be A Hammock! At first I got some […]

Be A Hammock – Anchor the Eyes and the Feet

Today we’re going to talk about a common myth in pitching mechanics. I’m sure you’ve heard of it… Hip/shoulder separation? It’s crazy to think how many coaches, parents and instructors get this wrong.  In fact, most of the pitchers I personally work with make a grave mistake. Any idea on what that is? The truth […]

Pitching Mechanics Checkpoints: Hips & Shoulders

Back in 2012, I really had no idea how the lower body worked. At the time, I just agreed with what I was reading and then realized that I was teaching everything wrong. Here’s what I learned what Bryce Harper taught me about pitching that goes against everything you’ve ever seen, read or heard about […]

What Bryce Harper Taught Me About Lower-Body Pitching Mechanics

Intent… The term mechanics actually refers to the movement patterns within the swing or throw. The movement patterns (pitching mechanics) are unique to everyone and no two people are alike. Now that you have my definition of mechanics, here’s what we are going to do this week. For the next couple of days, we will […]

Intent- Ingredient #1

Let me get you caught up to speed in case you missed the first two parts. I’ve been teaching pitching mechanics by FEEL for a long time now and honestly, I don’t know how I ever coached any other way. Teaching and coaching by FEEL does a couple of things. #1: Coaching by FEEL puts […]

Part 3 of 4) Why I Teach Pitching Mechanics by FEEL

Tell me something please… Why doesn’t every pitching coach Teach Movement, Not Mechanics? Movements are natural, mechanics are not. Movements can be FELT, mechanics cannot. Maybe you just didn’t know? You could make a million throws in a row and none of them, not a single one would show up exactly the same way on […]

Why I Teach Movement… Not Mechanics!

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