The Pitchers Coach

The Pitchers  Coach

Michael Mckinnis

Chicago, IL

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Every pitcher is different. No one player is the same. I believe in developing a program that fits the player.  

The individual programs are developed by the coach and player based on feedback given by each individual player. 

My goal is to help each player achieve his or her specific goal. 

Watching when the light comes on in a players eyes once they understand and can perform a pitching comcept. 

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Baseball


Location

Chicago, IL 60628

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

Evaluation is the first step. Discovering what the player already knows and is able to do efficiently. 

Then build on on that platform. Pitching is about what I refer to has skills and abilities. A pitcher has to have not only the ability to throw hard but the skill to throw hard with control and ultimately command. 

Control means the player is able to throw the pitch for a strike. 

Command is the ability to throw the pitch chosen to the exact spot the player chooses to at any time. 


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

I am a certified coach with the Illinois High School Sports association 

I've coached for approximately 10 yrs at little league and high school level. (7 years at the high school level)

I currently serve as pitching coach for Morgan Park high school in Chicago

2016 IHSA Regional Champions

2016 City of Chicago Semifinalist

2015 4th place Illinois State finalist

2015 City of Chicago Semifinalist

2014 City of Chicago Champion

2014 IHSA Regional Champion

2013 City of Chicago Runner up

Current Pitching Coach for Chicago Cubs RBI Program


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

First lession is free to determine if in fact the student feels I can benefit him or her. 

All other lession's are based on students ability to pay. 


How did you get started teaching?

Being the dad of a young man who wanted to learn the game of baseball. 

I've played the game myself on many levels was taught by my father. Gread "lefty" McKinnis who pitched professionally in the Old Negro leagues. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Little league to varsity high school players preparing to play at the college level. 

Also worked one on one with a few players playing at College level. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Watching my son pitch for his Division 2 college team. 


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

Choose a person that listens as well as they teach. The best coaches are the one that listen to the players they teach. 


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

Have clear expectations or goals layed out by the instructor. This would reduce any misunderstanding between what both the studen and the instructor are expecting.