PROVEN RESULTS SINCE 2001
--> 203 students becoming 90mph athletes.
---> 25 students becoming 100mph athletes.
Player GAINS 10MPH ON THROWING SPEED
AND BALL EXIT SPEED
I chose Coach Ryan and Fastball USA because I wanted something different. When I first started training my fastball averaged in the mid 70's and now it's low 80's. My exit speed was 80mph and now it's 90mph. Coach Ryan and Fastball USA is the way to go if you want to take your game to the next level!!!!
Thanks Coach Mike and the entire staff.
Chicago Area's # 1 Velocity Training Program For Baseball & Softball Players
Specializing in Hitting Power
Specializing in Throwing Velocity
Specializing in Building a stronger, more explosive baseball athlete.
Exit & Bat Speed
1. Hit the ball harder
2. Hit the ball with better flight.
3. Do it more often.
Black Belt Training
Explosive Baseball Strength
Mechanics & Efficiency
Arm Health/Arm Care
Velocity Development For Pitchers and Position Players
1. Throw Harder
2. Throw With Better Accuracy
3. Develop a bullet proof arm
# 1 Deliberate Practice
We Train With Extreme Purpose.
Every Rep counts. It is a specific mission, and a specific purpose.
Everyone practices. Practice does NOT make you special. How you practice is what makes you special. We choose to practice deliberate. Very specific purpose to each and every rep. YOUR TRAINING NEEDS TO BE A SEPERATOR.
# 2 Anything You Measure, You Can Improve!
Our training includes constant measurement.
Warm Ups, Workouts, Hitting Performance, Throwing Performance, Strength, Quickness.
Objective Measurement during training provides instant and immediate feedback on performance.
Anything worth practicing, is worth measuring.
Measurement & Recording Performance creates accountability as well as reinforcing practicing with purpose.
Author of The "Titans Of Training" - Andy Powers
& CEO of the Texas Pitching Institute
Travelled all the way to Chicago from Texas To See The Magic At Fastball USA.
Powers dedicated a chapter of his book to Mike Ryan and Fastball USA as one of the Titans of Training.
# 3 Athletic Over Mechanical!
Be An Athlete When Your throw or hit
NOT a Robot!
People often work on "Mechanics" and become "Mechanical or Robotic". At Fastball USA our goal is to draw out the natural athletic ability in each athlete and let it shine when they swing or throw a baseball.
Technique to us is when the body and arm, or body and bat are working connected together in a flow.
Athletic Throwing and Athletic Hitting is a critical point to maximizing performance.
Examples of Athletic Throwing At Fastball USA
Hitting Athletic Movements
Rotational Emphasis with Bat Speed Feedback with PVC Pipe
Generating Power and Timing Feel Off The Back Leg
# 4 Baseball Specific Power Training
Building better movers! Strength, speed, power as it relates directly to the sport of baseball and softball.
We work 90% of the time inside the ATP/CP System
(Fast Twitch.... 12 Seconds or Less)
We work the body for the demands of the sport.
1 Leg, Rotational, Energy Transfer, Athletic
Our Goal is to build a bigger motor, and train to move it faster, quicker, rotationally and laterally, as it applies to hiting and throwing a baseball.
--> You won't see our players running poles or long distances
--> You won't see our players doing mindless lifts
--> You won't see our players training outside the ATP/CP system.
# 5 Mindset is Everything!
- Fueling The Fire of Aggressiveness because the greatest players in any sport are the most aggressive players.
- Failure is an option. Learn to Fail Differently.
If you're not failing, or looking stupid in practice the practice is Too Easy.
- The Greatest Players in the World FAIL more Than the Rest.
Babe Ruth 714 Home Runs 1313 Strike Outs
Reggie Jackson: Over 500 HR's, 2500 K's.
Ricky Henderson: Most Stolen Bases, Most Caught Stealing
Nolan Ryan: Most Strike Outs, Most Walks.
Looking Good in Practice is NOT the goal.
The Goal is to challenge your athlete slightly beyond his current ability level.
The Greatest Improvement comes outside the comfort zone. The comfort zone is a great place, but nothing ever grows there.
Lead Baseball Trainer - Coach Steve Vandenbranden
The Best Throwing/Pitching Instructor in the Game
Director of Black Belt Baseball Strength Training and Throwing Development
Long Time College Head Baseball Coach at North Park University Chicago
Former College Pitcher at North Park University
Director of Pitching Development At Fastball USA Since 2005
Here Are 5 Ways Fastball USA Training Is Unique
ELITE PROGRAM INCLUDES 2 ADVANCED CLASSES