- This is not your common training system -
We believe common people, and common training methods will take you nowhere. You and your training methods need to be uncommon.
We believe the key to long term development starts with athleticism. We are focused on developing the baseball/softball player as an athlete.
We are also developing a world class training mindset.
Fastball USA Training Options
- Major Training 4th-6th Grade Level 1
- JR. Elite Training 6th - 8th Grade Level 2 "New"
- Elite Training Program 9th - 12th / College Level 3
College/Pro Development Program Level 4
1. World Renowned - Explosive Hitting System
2. Black Belt Explosive Throwing and Pitching Program
3. Black Belt Explosive Strength/Speed Program
How to begin?
Start With An Evaluation Session
CLICK ON THE EVAL TAB ABOVE
If Accepted to our program, you will be offered a chance to attend 1 Free Class
Then You Can Begin.
Training Emphasis Includes
* World Class Wake Up/Warm Up Process
* Explosive Strength & Coordination Training
* Arm Health/Arm Care/Pre Hab Exercises
Throwing Program Focusing on devolopment of
- Arm Strength - Accuracy - Efficiency - Arm Health
Hitting Program Focusing ON the development of:
Natural Athletic Movements
Hitting the ball harder, hitting the ball further.
Consistent on-time barrel contact
Our View On Mechanics?
We believe no 2 people in the history of the game have ever thrown or hit exactly a like.
We don't believe in cookie cutting - forcing one way on everyone.
We believe in drawing out the natural athletic ability in each player, and guiding them to find the most natural and athletic way to throw or hit.
Anything That Is Measured Can Be Improved!
We are obsessed with objectively measuring our players during training
- Exit Velocity - Bat Speed - Ball Flight - Direction
- Throwing Velocity - Throwing Accuracy - Spin
Our Training Process Works Both the Feel and the Visual
- Visual Learning Using Elite Player Examples on Vidoe
- Creating Feel " The right drills to create the feel"
Blending - Creating a system that goes back and forth to blend the learning
Backward Chaining - It's been around since the Russians used this to train Olympic athletes from the 1960s to the 1980's.
Intent Driven Training Methods - The Brain Leads The Movements
Khaos Training - Creating Adjustment Making Machines
Our Formula has created over 170, 90MPH Athletes:
The Formula Includes...
- We Practice With Purpose (Extreme Purpose)
- We objectively measure our training (Results)
- Elite Training Mindset (Without this, we can't get better)
- Adjustment Making Machines (Self Coaching)
- Use the Power Of Visual Learning (Imitation)
- Power of Deliberate Practice (10,000 hour rule)
- We Train FAST - Inside the ATP-CP Energy System
We Train Khaos - Natural Learning Methods
Slight Edge Development System - Getting 1% better each month
Are you making these common mistakes?
# 1 You Train Slow
You run long distances, or do long duration cardio type strength exercises.
Yes this includes the common strength stuff you see in health clubs.
# 2 Following One Ideal Mechanical Model
Forcing players to throw and swing one exact way is NOT only a bad idea, it's a terrible idea. That model works for 20% of the populuation.
Following one ideal mechanical model is easier for 1 person.....The Coach.
The player needs to throw, hit, or simply move the way his body wants him to move. This is far more complex.
Great hitters and healthy throwers certainly do things a like, but they also do many things differently. WE DON'T COOKIE CUT EVERY PLAYER TO THROW OR HIT ONE WAY. That's a disaster.
# 3 Are you focusing so much on "mechanics" that you are in turn becoming a "Robot" or simply too "mechanical"?
At the end of the day your swing and your throwing motion should be athletic and efficient. Too many players are being over coached on technique, which results in getting paralysis by analysis. They lose their natural athletic movements because they are too worried about making the coach happy.
# 4 Are You constantly Measuring Your Development?
How do you know your getting better? If you're not measuring your training than your just guessing or hoping your getting better. That's an expensive guess.
Our training revolves around immediate objective feedback.
How hard did you hit it? How did it fly? How accurate? How fast? How far?
For those who say "Trust The Process" I wonder if they also believe in "Measuring the Process". We do!
# 5 Does your current system have a long term development plan for you to objectively track your progress?
That's right our TBP (Total Baseball Power) and our detailed measuring system allows players to create goals, and provides feedback on exactly what level they are at right now compared to their peer group.
Velocity/Distance/Exit Velocity are just a few.
#6 World Class Training Mindset
I don't care how good the instruction is, the student better be constanlty working on improving MINDSET. Especially in baseball and softball.
Our best students simply excel in this category.
Here are a few traits of Mindset (Just a few)
Aggressiveness, No Fear Of Failure, Great at Failing Differently
Work Ethic approach, Extremely focused.
Understanding the WHY BEHIND THE WORK.
We are constantly
# 7 Training Environment
I didn't mean to put this last because it's actually the most important part of development. The environment your kid is playing or trianing in.
Our Environment is unique and will never be duplicated.
In some ways it's a Spartan Like Environment
In Some Ways it's cutting edge technology
Using Rapsodo, Radars, Flight Scope, Diamond Kinetics to name a few
Our training is intermixed ages, and ability levels.
Our high school players will train with youth athletes.
Our college athletes will train with high school athletes.
Our Environment is
Competitive, Aggressive, Open to Failing, we just ask our players to fail differently.
Open to experimentation. We celebrate each others success. We root and cheer on each other.
We know that I will get better, if the player next to me is getting better.
Fastball USA is a unique environment that combines
If you are getting all of this right now, you might not need us.
#8 A Non Baseball-Softball Strength Specific Program
Strength Training is coordination training with resistance.
This often get's missed for baseball/softball athletes.
They fall prey to common poor training methods in the weight room.
They do very little on 1 leg, lateral, rotational, and quite often are training the WRONG energy system.
Baseball/Softball players should be quick twitch machines.
They should be able to move and coordinate strength in various environments.
It is common that most players are doing generic lifting programs that are actually putting them at a greater risk for injury.
The most important thing to realize about strength training is the purpose!
The purpose is to improve your game performance.
The purpose isn't to get stronger. The purpose is to improve performance.
Most get lost in strength training thinking if they get stronger, they will improve performance.
I have watched athletes get bigger, stronger, and actually lose velocity.
The type of training we do at Fastball USA is directly to improve performance.
Can you answer these questions?
How far do you throw? How far do you hit?
How fast do you throw? How fast do you swing?
What is your tendency when you don't hit well?
What is your tendency when you don't throw well?
What is your level of arm pain or discomfort?
Most parents/players have no idea on at least half of these questions.
Remember - The first step to improving anything is knowing exactly where you are right now!
Where to start - Click on Evaluation Tab at the menu above.
Let's gather all the data and see what your starting point is right now.
Then once we know our starting point, we can put together a plan to improve!