How To Find a Pitching Coach?


#1

I live in Western MA and would really enjoy working w/ a pitching coach this summer while im doing my weight training and throwing. My mechanics are pretty sound (I’ve only walked 2 guys in 11 2/3 innings, while striking out 6 or 7), but there is something Im lacking, and would love the help with my off speed pitches. Im having trouble being consistent with a curve ball and changeup.
If anyone can help me locate reasonably priced coaches (I cant afford to pay hundreds for hour long sessions ect…) than i’d be much obliged.


#2

Ask around and search the net. Also go to local college games and ask around. Sometimes the pitching coaches do clinics and one on one lessons in their spare time.


#3

If you’re in western Mass., then you’re close to Amherst College. Give head baseball coach Bill Thurston a call. He charges $150 for a three-hour lesson on video that you keep. He’s the best – and best of all, he’s practically in your backyard.

www.amherst.edu


#4

Thanks a million Mr. Ellis, I’ll defenitely give him a call. I’d be able to come up with $150 for a good lesson, and getting the whole thing on tape defenitely helps… Means I dont have to spend another $150 should I forget something.
Amherst is about 30mins away from me.


#5

$150 for 3 hours is a hell of a deal. Most instructors around here are charging 35-50 a half hour. That is without a video, and for most of them, they do not have any experience coaching at a high level of competition.


#6

does any one know of any good coaches in the Vancouver/ lower mainland area