Johnson Pitching Instruction

Johnson Pitching Instruction

5.0 (3)
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1 employee
7 years in business

About this pro

Coach Josh Johnson is a young and dynamic trainer/baseball coach with decades of baseball experience including 6 years around college baseball while competing at the 4 year level. 5 years of coaching experience alongside renowned MLB manager Jerry Manuel at the MLB affiliated Jerry Manuel Foundation as the pitching coach/ throwing coordinator. He has a passion for working with young people and for seeing others succeed. His knowledge of pitching mechanics, philosophy, hitting mechanics and philosophy and overall knowledge of the game make him a top tier coach in the Sacramento region. He has also undergone and recovered from Tommy John Surgery during his playing career and has a strong understanding of the throwing arm, arm health, and what the current science says about maintaining the health of a player’s throwing arm. 

Coach Josh Johnson received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from William Jessup University. 

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Elverta, CA 95626
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3 Reviews


  • Tanya Holland

    My son loves how easy it is to talk to Josh and ask questions. I love that he's learning to pitch correctly so he doesn't hurt his arm and that Josh is really careful not to overwork his arm. He's also worked with my son on hitting, where he has made great improvement! Overall, he teaches us that there is always room to grow and adapt and my son loves his support in the process.

  • Bob Hancock

    To whom it may concern, and reasons of correct fundamentals, my grandson really enjoys his lessons, and just recently we have started hitting lessons with Josh. Before the lessons with Josh my grandson would rarely get it out of the infield he improved his batting stance and his power within one lesson and now he is hitting it out of the infield every time. I strongly recommend Josh as a baseball coach to any age group to improve their baseball skills. He is very flexible with his availability and will work with you to accommodate a time slot that works best for you. In my eyes he is truly the best and most informative coach, and in my grandson's eyes also.

  • Tanya Holland

    My son has been working privately with Josh for about 7 months and, before that, worked with him on a team. My son says Josh explains things in a way he can understand. I can tell they've built a good relationship because my son isn't afraid to ask him questions. He has helped my son make adjustments that help his game and shows concern about developing his arm safely. We definitely recommend him!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Contact the student and the parent in order to set up a first meeting to evaluate the player and then decide on a training plan for them. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

6 years of training through college baseball. Studies in sports and performance psychology in college. Completing a full rehab after Tommy John surgery. Coaching players using the methods used in the big leagues for the past 5 years. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

30 minute lesson $40

60 minute lessons $60 

How did you get started teaching?

I have been involved in baseball since I was 5 years old. When I was playing college baseball I was introduced to Jerry Manuel and I began volunteering at the JMF program. Eventually I was hired in full time and promoted from pitching coach to throwing and pitching coordinator. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with players of all ages from 7 years old all the way up to adulthood. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Don’t hire a coach based on their own playing experience or playing accomplishments. That only shows who they are as a player. Rather, hire someone based on their coaching ability and dedication to seeing you succeed. Find someone that you trust and that you can relate to, who you can understand. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are your goals? What would you like to accomplish? What is the most important thing for you to accomplish through training? How do you think I can help you most? How dedicated and committed to this process can you be right now? Are you willing to make sacrifices to gain the success you want? 

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