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There are a LOT of Pitching Coaches to choose from.

And unfortunately, some are as persuasive as they are bogus.

Too many parents and pitchers have been suckered by a FEW of them.

And wasted a TON of money.

There are Young Pitchers and Parents looking for a Pitching Coach now.

And maybe you’re confused on what those young pitchers and parents are looking for in a Pitching Coach.

If that’s the case, the following is a list of questions you should ALWAYS be able to answer for any Pitcher or Parent that is looking to hire you as their Pitching Coach.

  • Do You have a complete Pitching Action Plan for them. (Very important if you want to be an Elite Pitching Coach)
  • Do You understand and teach the Mental Side of Pitching?
  • Do You have a Pre-Season and In Season Throwing Program for them?
  • Do You video your practice bullpen throwing sessions?
  • Do You chart your bullpen throwing sessions to track their progress?
  • Can You teach Power Pitching Mechanics?
  • Do You have a Pitcher Specific Strength & Conditioning Program for them?

Very important questions to be able to answer.

And as a Pitching Coach if you can’t answer “yes” to all of these questions… then Parents and Pitchers will RUN! 

Trust me, they will end up mad and you’ll simply end up frustrated.

Have a focused, easy to understand (Not necessarily easy to do) training program and you can build a trust they will happily pay you for.

By the way, this is also true for any Summer Ball, High School, College or Pro Pitching Coaches anywhere that work with young pitchers.

It’s not the easiest way to train pitchers, but it is the best.

What are you doing?

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  • Don Ervin August 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Hey Darrell.
    To add to your seven lists of very important questions I would like to say that my question to all aspiring pitchers, parents coaches and everyone else who attempts to tell a youngster how to pitch, First off can you help a pitcher make the necessary, proper adjustments after you have told him/ her what he/ she may or may not need to adjust to for the better? most cannot.
    This a two way situation, #1. If YOU CANNOT TEACH] } how to make the proper adjustments,#2. {DO NOT} tell him/her what adjustment needs to be made.
    My next and most important questions are,
    Do you follow “Sports Science research findings?
    Do you {“TAPE} every other session or on a regular scheduled time frame?
    Are you experienced, knowledgeable and capable of teaching aspiring young pitchers how to properly use their body’s throughout their full throwing movement/ motion from the rubber to it’s final flat back finish, fielding position?
    Are you knowledgeable to the fact that through Sports science research, along with several other science research findings has brought to the table that a pitchers body in forward motion from the rubber to it’s final nice flat back finish position should function within a series of sequenced chain reactive body movements?
    Are you experienced and knowledgeable of what these series of sequenced chain reactive body movements are? their execution of sequence and timing ?
    If one is experienced and knowledgeable in these areas of pitching one should be competent enough to teach one how to pitch.
    Don Ervin
    dfervin32@yahoo.com

    • Darrell Coulter August 8, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      Don,

      Great insight as always.

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