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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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Watching my son pitch for his Division 2 college team.
My son being named SAIC Div 2 2 conference relief pitcher of the year 2017
Choose a person that listens as well as they teach. The best coaches are the one that listen to the players they teach.
Have clear expectations or goals layed out by the instructor. This would reduce any misunderstanding between what both the student and the instructor are expecting.