3Up 3Down Pitching Academy
We teach kids to pitch with THEIR BODY!.....not their arm!
By using their body they eliminate injury, are more accurate, have better movement and increase velocity!
I get goose bumps watching a kid with no confidence or skill set, become DOMINATE and learn the problem solving skills very few kids attain! Skills they will use later in life as an adult........the reward factor for me is priceless.
raining kids for 34 years and over 3,500 private students, this never gets old!
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
We play catch for a few minutes. I show the student how to use his body and what that means. We then start him pitching. I NEVER use drills. They make a kid mechanical or erratic!
i then video tape the student and show him. Once he sees what he is doing wrong.....he starts to fix it, it’s that easy.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
all I do is train pitchers. Not hitting or fielding....pitching.
36 years and counting. We have trained in 17 states and 3 countries.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Private lessons are $80for one hour
Semi-private (2 kids ) $55 each for one hour
group and team discounts vary
How did you get started teaching?
38 years ago I went to a baseball clinic for coaches In California. We had 6 Retired MLB pitchers teaching it. They took me under their wings and got me started.
What types of students have you worked with?
7 - 39 year olds. Little league to MLB.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
We had a Special Needs tournament at our local baseball park. I volunteer every year.......priceless the amount of love those kids have for the game!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
if your instructor does not video tape your lessons and explain what he is seeing......EVERY ONE of them.....run away! Pitching a baseball is the fastest most stressful human movement of ANY sporting endeavor s in the world! If the coach does NOT video tape he is just guessing!
WE DONT GUESS!
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
should my arm hurt? Why?
do you video tape?
what is the most important thing in pitching? ERA? Strike outs?
What can I do to improve?
why do I walk so many batters?