Teaching the secrets of pitching is not just a mechanical approach. I tell everyone to visualize themselves as a car and they need to be able to hit different gears at the proper times. It’s my job to get them there. People teach just mechanics. I teach the different variables of pitching: the mental aspect, mechanical, flexibility, arm speed, and strength. I am going to tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear.
To help our athletes get to the next level, I start by an evaluation process. I tell you your weaknesses and how to improve on it. I then take what you’re good at and help you improve it to be better. You must be able to repeat everything, the same way, every time, in order for you to be the most successful pitcher you can be. If you can’t, then you make your job more difficult. Which in turn, makes it harder for your team to win. My job is to get you to a level of consistency that will allow you to compete at a high level.