Nxt Lvl Pitching Academy

Nxt Lvl Pitching Academy

5.0 (12)
3 employees
6 years in business

About this pro

Many student athletes throw baseballs and don’t have any idea what they are doing it or how they are doing it. College coaches and scouts watch every single throw especially if they are looking to invest money into their program/organization. As a baseball player it is important to create strong physical and mental plans of being successful before even stepping on the field. Having a plan and building your plan with incentives (goals) builds an automatic mindset of success since you have already worked through it. It is important to have a throwing arm care program, arm strength and sequence’s to go over so that you’re prepared to be successful.

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La Mesa, CA 91942
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12 Reviews


  • Matthew Goodridge

    Working with Brandon has helped me develope into both a better player and person. He has a lot of knowledge on the game and can help to make you become the player you want to be. He is very reliable and committed to working with each player and looks out for your best interests. He really cares about each of his players and wants to see them succeed. If you want to better yourself and develop your skills Brandon is the man you want to see.

  • Tyler Glowacki

    I think that next level and Brandon James have helped me the most to be successful. I just wanna give a huge thanks to brandon because he helped me with everything on and off the field anytime.

  • Ben Parker

    Brandon James has been both a coach a roll model for me. Always setting an example for those around him and always finding the good in ever situation. I don't regret a single minute I spent with Coach James. He worked with me tireless never asking for anything in return and it was his passion/knowledge of the game that got me from a bullpen set -up pitcher, to a starter.

  • Nick Seabrook

    My experience with next level and Brandon James has been amazing because he has made me want to get better every day and not to lack off

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

Each player will go through a arm evaluation and start with learning the proper arm care/arm strength necessities. Next we will go into strength and ability as a pitcher Then we will go into the lesson on what starts with flatgrounds, long toss, touch n feel, and bullpens. Each player will have the opportunity to workout after. 

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

Arm care/Arm strength, weight training , plyometrics, mobility and pitching mechanics.

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

Each individual varies on their performance level, age and what their capabilities are. We like to flex the price for our athletes according to their availbility.

How did you get started teaching?

i was a pitcher in college and wanted to give back to the players to teach them about things I would have done different, how arm care is vital today and really loving a life that I enjoy every day coaching. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with players from age 10-55

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Rickey a tyler Thomas is a player I coach that is playing in the minor leagues after being drafted this early summer. 

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

Make sure that whoever you go to is more focused on you as a individual as opposed to what they can get out of you. Velocity doesn't mean anything if you can't throw strikes. 

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

The biggiest part of being a successful coach is the communication between him and his player.