Since 1992 our mission has been to provide consistent and dependable personal service throughout the Northern Virginia area. We promise and hold ourselves accountable for delivering outstanding results. If you feel we did not meet your needs please let us know and we will refund all of your money back in full. As Teaching Professionals we take responsibility for providing factual information based on scientific research and acquiring sophisticated teaching technologies.
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Our programs are specifically designed to develop not only athletic skill, but player character and accountability, as well. We believe that players are inherently intelligent and thrive when given factual information.
Parents are vital in the development of athletes. We welcome their participation and consider them to be students as well as partners in that process. Our business will continue to grow by presenting recognizable educational value to each individual. Players should expect to become better with our guidance and have a good time in the process.
The Pinkman’s have tons of experience and have found a way to relate it all to my son. Amazing instruction... highly recommend these guys
We perform a full video analysis of every student (pitching or hitting) prior to making any adjustments. All students receive a full voice over analysis and video locker to review each analysis at their leisure.
We offer two lesson types. We have Pinkman Pitching or Hitting Lessons for $95/hr and Academy Pitching or Hitting Lessons for $70/hr. We also off semi-private and small group instruction.
The Pinkman Academy, located in Sterling, Virginia, first got its start as Pinkman Pitching in 1992. John, Jeff, and Pat Pinkman were all heavily involved in Reston Youth Baseball. Jeff had just started at South Lakes High School and Pat began at Langston Hughes Middle School. After Jeff and Pat completed their little league days John received calls from little league families asking for help with their sons. We did not have the facilities we currently operate now so John purchased a portable pvc catch net and arrived in families backyards to teach private lessons.
John began teaching at one of the first baseball schools in Northern Virginia, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Complex, where he continued to teach pitching and Jeff first began instructing at 15 years old. During high school Jeff and Pat both played American Legion baseball and John became the pitching coach for the Reston/Herndon Post 184. After high school, Jeff received a scholarship to play baseball at the University of Delaware; John and Pat started one of the first travel teams for 16-18 yr olds in Northern Virginia called the Fairfax County Eagles. Shortly after playing for the Eagles and winning the CABA High School World Series Patrick received a scholarship to play at Virginia Tech. During college Jeff earned a degree in Exercise and Sport Science, Patrick was named a TPX Freshman All-American, and John was at work teaching pitchers from 30 different high schools in Northern Virginia.
From 1997 to 2000 John began to study more about the throwing motion from Tom House, Bill Thurston, and the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI). John was first introduced to Tom House and Bill Thurston during the annual “Injuries in Baseball” medical conference conducted by ASMI. While attending the conferences John was exposed to the blueprint of the throwing motion, learning how to reduce injuries and keep players on the field longer through developing a proper throwing and strengthening program.In 2000 John, Jeff, Pat, and Ruth Ann opened Pinkman Pitching in Dulles, Virginia. This facility was design with the pitcher and catcher in mind. In their new home the Pinkmans developed a one of a kind 4 way video system that would capture one throw from 4 different angles at the same time. This system allowed instructors to analyze the throwing motion in detail to help pitchers maximize their potential and reduce the risk of injury.
In August 2001 Jeff visited Tom House in San Diego to attend a Functional Fitness (FF) certification that would incorporate and redefine the way a pitcher “warms-up”. The FF workout allows players to use their bodies from feet to finger tips to loosen and workout the muscles to prepare them to throw a ball. Jeff revisited Tom House in September 2001 (Jeff landed in San Diego on September 10, 2001) to attend the first Advanced Pitching Mechanics Certification. One of Jeff’s classmates was Brent Strom. Brent had played and coached in the MLB. Organizations Brent has worked with over the years are the Kansas City Royals, Montreal Expos, Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals, and is currently the Pitching Coach for the Houston Astros.
Mike Elias - General Manager Baltimore Orioles
Adam Warren - NY Yankees
Paul Clemens - SD Padres
Brandon Guyer - Cleveland Indians
JB Bukauskas - Arizona Diamondbacks
Nate Savino - UVA
We've helped over 300 players move on to play college baseball.
We work with players ages 7-85. If you have a desire to learn we know that you will benefit from attending lessons with us.