3X Pitching Velocity Program

Date:  August 10th-12th Velocity Camp

Place: Mandeville, Louisiana

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I was invited to take part in Brent Porciau’s  3X Extreme Velocity Pitching Camp to get an up close and personal view of exactly what Brent’s approach to training pitching velocity.

I have been following Brent for about a year now through his forum and have been interested in getting a bird’s eye view of his 3X approach.

So I was excited to get a chance to spend a few days taking in every aspect of his training program.

After a 10 hour road trip from Missouri with a  L.J.16 year old pitcher (He Paid for the Camp) that I have been working with I was anxious to see how L.J. would respond to Brent’s training methods.

Day 1. Intro to 3x Pitching Philosophy.

I have been a believer for a long time that pitchers should be dynamic powerful athletes and should train as such.

Brent’s philosophy that 80% of a pitcher’s velocity comes from the lower half of the body is exactly what I believe is the biggest issue most young pitchers face.

So by learning power pitching mechanics and using  a dynamic strength and conditioning program pitchers should definitely see a major boost in their velocity.

3X Pitching breaks down the Pitcher’s Mechanics into 6 major components.

  1. Leg Lift Momentum
  2. The Load
  3. Triple Extension (3X) and Separation
  4. Chest Thrust and External Rotation
  5. Elbow Extension
  6. Stabilization

Brent does a fantastic job of explaining Pitching Mechanics.

He breaks down pitching mechanics as well as any professional pitching coach I have ever had or met.  If you want an easy to understand explanation he does it as well as anyone.

His Medicine ball drills and Target throwing drills does an exceptional job of focusing on every aspect of powerful pitching mechanics.

Day 2:  The Fusion System

Brent is a Certified USA Weightlifting and Sports Performance Coach.  A major component of his program is his Strength and Conditioning Program.  He definitely takes the pitcher should be an explosive athlete approach to training pitchers.

His fusion system  is a complete Total Body Training consisting of Olympic Lifts, Flexibility Training, Joint Integrity Training, Core Training and Anaerobic Conditioning.

It comes with a 8 week training calendar that lays out exactly what the pitcher should focus on.

Brent went through the complete fusion system with every pitcher.  The fusion system focuses on doing every lift correctly.

After day 2 I was starting to see why the pitchers that make through his program become more powerful and why their velocity can and will increase.

Day 3:  Pitching Mechanics Analysis

This one of Brent’s specialties and has been using video to breakdown pitcher’s mechanics for years.  His experience and skill in breaking down mechanics is worth the price of the camp alone.

Check out his forum for a ton of free video analysis that Brent has done.

After witnessing Brent’s 3 day camp and his hands on approach I can understand why the pitchers that buy into his program do see real results fast.

The thing that I liked the most is the fact that it is not easy.  The program chases off all the pretenders.  If you are not serious about velocity and adding it to your arsenal than his program is probably not for you.

Being an elite pitcher is not easy.  It takes an incredible work ethic and perseverance.

Everything about 3X Pitching promotes and encourages just that.

I have to be honest I wasn’t sure what these 3 days was going to bring.

I was already a believer in a lot of his program, but now that I have met Brent, his passion for helping young pitchers is contagious.

I see why pitchers come from all over the United States and the World to his camps.

I can’t wait to see what the future has for him and his 3X Pitching Program.

His patience and lack of ego was something that I believe every pitcher and parent appreciated.

Definitely worth the 10 hour car ride.

To Check Out 3X Pitching  Click Here.

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10 Comments

  • terry cook August 29, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Good info I will be taking my son down in december from St Louis so glad to hear you say it is worth the trip

    • Darrell Coulter August 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      You will love it. Brent does a great job with the pitchers. Be prepared to work hard. Let me know how it goes. Good luck

  • Craig Miller October 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I will be taking my 2 sons to the camp in january.

    • Darrell Coulter October 7, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      That’s awesome. When you get back please let me know what you think. It is a tough camp, but if you are serious about velocity Brent is the guy for your sons.

  • Craig April 6, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    So what results did LJ see from the program?

    • Darrell Coulter April 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      Craig,

      LJ took a lot away from that weekend. He learned the work ethic that it was going to take to be an elite high velocity pitcher. He went on to have a good high school career with College Scholarship offers. The program works, but it requires a deep desire to get better and to constantly learn and grow. It’s not for the unmotivated pitcher. But with any young pitcher velocity is only part of the equation. The mental and emotional skills it takes to be an elite pitcher become more important as they pitch high school level and above.

      Great to hear from you.
      Darrell

  • Elie Helfand September 21, 2016 at 2:23 am

    Thinking about going down, so you really truly think it’s worth the price? Expensive, have you checked out other programs and found this to be the best?

    • Darrell Coulter September 21, 2016 at 7:23 am

      Elie,
      I haven’t been down there for a few years. I am currently working with Premier Pitching and Performance out of St. Louis Mo. p3stlouis.com I like Brent personally, but with that said everyone has there opinion about training. It is just that training. Pitching has a lot of different components to it. As far as a strength and conditioning he does a lot of good things and some that I don’t always agree with. But thats the case with any coach or training program. Don’t get caught in all the internet hype and marketing. Make sure you find a program that meets the needs of your son or daughter. If you’re looking for specific help email me from the contact form and I will try to help steer you in the right direction. Thanks

  • John January 24, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for the review. My son has been considering the camp, however the olympic lifts concern me. Eric Cressey seems to have a lot of respect in the field and discourages Olympic lifting for baseball players. What was your take on that aspect of the training? My son’s high school lifts before throwing, do you have thoughts on that? Thanks!

    • Darrell Coulter August 10, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Not a fan of lifting before you throw. Not sure why you would do that. As far as lifting and olympic lifts. You can find arguments on both sides by respected people. A lot of multiple sport athletes use olympic lifts. I personally have clients that do both and have remained healthy. it comes down to personal choice and doing the lifts correctly. When it comes down to strength & conditioning, arm care and recovery, throwing programs every pitcher has to find what works for them. All of those a prerequisites for being an athlete/Pitcher, they don’t make you a pitcher. They help you physically prepare to pitch. At the elite levels, pitching is an individual unique skill set and mindset that is different for each pitcher. Pitch Command takes mental clarity, emotionally toughness and physical talent all synced together. Find a workout that fits your son’s individual needs and then focus on his unique pitching skills that will help him Get Real Hitters out in real games. That’s truly what pitching is all about.

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