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Coach Reddick has been great with my son Noah both with the physical aspects of pitching (which were great and much needed) but more importantly getting the most out of him emotionally or competitively. He challenged Noah in a way most coaches do not do - I believe b/c they are worried about losing business - pushing him with questions and pulling out of him the fierce competitor that is inside of him. When pitching you have to have that fierce competitiveness in order to compete at a high level and Coach Reddick knew just the right questions & techniques. I am excited to watch him continue to grow in this way and to watch his confidence and competitiveness come out this spring on the mound playing the game he loves."
The way Paul worked with my son is nothing we have experienced before. Not only the physical portion of the lesson was different, but the questions Paul asked of my son provoked thinking and reflecting that was unique. Paul helped my son to uncover his inner competitiveness, the deep fierceness that pitchers need when they prepare for a game and step on the mound. My son's attitude toward preparation, mentally and physically, has drastically changed. I look forward to what is next.
My son’s first lesson with Paul wasn’t quite what I expected, but that was a good thing. I expected there to be a lot of mechanics and body position talk, and of course Paul watched him pitch and hit on those few spots that he should work on to keep an eye on. But what really surprised me is how he focused on bringing out that fierce competitor that I know is already in my son. I’ve seen flashes of it in big moments, whether the game was hanging in the balance or he was going after his own personal goal for the inning; like striking out the side. Paul put him in that mindset, and had him practice staying in the mindset. Every single pitch. He’s working on drills on his own now at home, and he’s practicing that mindset. It’s something I hadn’t thought of as needing to practice. You practice mechanics and different pitches and you will rise to the moment right? Not quite. Get in that fierce competitor mindset, stay there, and you’ll never not give the next pitch everything you’ve got. I love it and I can’t wait to see him on the mound again in the spring. Thanks Paul!
I am a baseball dad of a NCAA division 1 college pitcher. Over the years like so many of us we have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of baseball coaches and instructors. It’s simply part of the journey and I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. I’m blessed that the experience has fostered a unique bond between my son and me.
We began over a decade ago following coach Reddick through his web site 90 MPH Club and social media as a benchmark to better gauge our progress as a pitcher. We participated in several seminars and purchased a variety of lessons and videos over the course of time. We found all of it super beneficial and great supplements to inject fresh perspective into what can otherwise be considered the grind.
We felt we knew coach Reddick from the time we spent listening and watching his videos online. Then, we had the unique opportunity to meet coach in person. That changed everything.
How do I explain this? Paul Reddick is simply the most instinctive instructor we have ever had the good fortune of spending time with. Sure, there are a lot of guys that know mechanics well enough to suggest adjustments, but Paul’s ability to look into a player’s heart and bring out the best in him as a competitor is truly gifted. Coach Reddick’s communication skills inspire greatness in the young men he works with.
As I read back through this, I can’t help but feel the word instructor is completely inadequate as a description of what coach Reddick represents to developing athletes. Coaches’ instinct, his communication skills, and his warrior spirit separates him from any other experience we have had on the baseball field. He continues to be a huge influence and motivator to this day, and we are better people because of it.
“To put it simply, after working with Paul, I’m focused and in my zone, it feels like an adrenaline high. I don’t feel any strain or pain, I don’t feel pressure, and I just have a new level of confidence that makes me want to laugh at times like the batter should not even bother to walk up to the plate, as he’s going to walk back to the dugout momentarily”
- Kevin Barry
Paul is addressing from his first lesson, I believe is the forgotten aspect of pitching. We focus-on the physical aspect of endurance, stamina, strength. But the mental part of it that really controls the use of the physical part of these task needs to be just as strong, if not stronger. Paul works on the mental resilience and toughness required to pitch against a competitor. My son calls it the predator over prey relationship.
It has changed his approach from the mound. He’s learning how to flip the switch when it’s time to compete! Cannot thank Paul enough for his work.