GIVE ME AN HOUR,
AND I'LL SHOW YOUR SON
3 MPH TO 5 MPH!
A few months ago, my friend and I were holding a small camp, and while I was thinking of drills we'd do at the camp, I had a huge breakthrough that changed how I teach velocity.
I needed to test it, so I immediately texted him and asked if he had pitchers coming into his facility that day.
An hour later, I was on zoom with that pitcher, and in two throws, making one positional change, from 110 miles away, this pitcher upped his Velo by… 4 MPH!
I needed more proof before I could start teaching it. I sent out an email looking for pitchers to volunteer as test subjects.
I met with 10 pitchers from 11 to 20 years old.
I never worked with them (or even met them) before.
Here are the results of the first 10 Pitchers:
- 5 pitchers increased 3mph!
- 3 pitchers increased 5mph!
- 1 pitcher increased 6mph!
- 1 pitcher increased 7mph!
I've since tested it with 47 more pitchers, and the results are consistent across the board. Most pitchers were in the 3-5 mph range, with one pitcher adding 2mph and three pitchers adding 7mph.
Here are a few of their results...
Please note the time stamp on each. This is how fast it can happen.
THERE'S TWO THINGS THAT HOLD VELOCITY BACK...
The first is "wobbly wheels".
Think about it like this…
Let's say you have a powerful race car that's underperforming because of wobbly alignment of the wheels. As long as that wheel is wobbly, the car cannot function at full capacity.
Most pitchers have "wobbly wheels"...low velocity mechanics.
Pitchers with "wobbly wheels" turn to two things to fix it.
1. Pitching Lesson - A coach standing next to the pitcher, doing drills, giving tips, it's a lot of "Try this," "Pretty good," now try this, "Not bad," "One more time," etc.
A pitching lesson is like driving that race car around the track with a coach in your headset telling you how to keep the car straight. "Inch it this way," "hold it there," "a little to the left, etc.
You could have Dale Ernhart Jr. in your headset coaching you, but no amount of coaching, advice, or tips will overcome the "wobbly wheel."
2. Arm strength, Weighted Balls, Plyos, Long Toss, Extreme Workouts, etc.
This is like installing a more powerful engine in a race car. A more powerful engine doesn't overcome the wobbly wheel. In fact, it probably makes things worse.
The fastest way to increase the capacity of that car is to fix the wobbly wheel.
You can't do that while it's racing around the track (pitching lessons) or by installing a more powerful engine.
The only way to fix that wheel is to get it in the garage and have a mechanic fix it.
Once fixed, the capacity of that car increases immediately.
Pitchers with "wobbly wheels" leave between 3mph and 5mph (sometimes as much as 7mph) on the table. There's gonna be some work to do, but...
Once fixed, the velocity of the pitcher increases immediately.
This is not "adding" velocity. This is velocity he already has. That's why it comes out so quickly.
It boils down to getting into one position for high velocity.
CAN THIS BE DONE VIRTUALLY?
I wanted to see if I could duplicate the results with pitchers over zoom, so I tested it again.
The results have been consistent across the board.
Here's how it works...
We'll start by taking your son through a series of Velocity Tests - He'll actually see and feel how much harder he can throw in high-velocity positions. For players who have struggled to add velocity, this is a game-changer.
Once he feels how much harder he can throw, We'll design an individual set of Velocity Drills right on the spot. This is where the real breakthrough happens. Most players don't have drills designed especially for them. Every player needs something different because they move and learn differently.
I'll coach him through this drill progression, and he'll immediately see his mechanics shift into the high-velocity positions we just tested.
- Any drills I prescribe can be done in the basement, backyard, garage, or dorm room.
- No special equipment is needed.
- Minimal time
- Can (and should) be done in season and even incorporated into a warm-up.
- Can be integrated into any program he's current;y doing
HERE'S WHAT I GUARANTEE WILL HAPPEN...
- I'll show him 3mph to 5mph of hidden velocity. He'll feel it.
- Design an individual drill program for him to build and maintain this velocity
- You'll see an immediate change to high-velocity mechanics
I almost forgot...
THE SECOND THING THAT HOLDS VELOCITY BACK...
Unleashing the focused, confident, fierce competitor inside every pitcher.
If you give me permission, I'll rip the greatness out of your son. I'll show you a level of focus, toughness, and confidence you have never seen in your son before (or haven't seen in a while).
When it comes to mechanics and velocity, there are a few other pitching coaches that do what I do and could probably help you with you as well as I can, but when it comes to this...bringing out the tough, confident competition in a pitcher... there's nobody who does what I do. See results from parents below.
You put your son in front of me, and I'll change him...
I can understand some skepticism.
I know other coaches have made you promises.
I know this is different from traditional pitching instruction.
I know it's hard to understand what can be done virtually.
If I'm wrong, you lose nothing.
If I'm right, your son's career changes.
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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 signed up for the lessons thinking Paul would find some mechanical issues to fix on my son, instead, he found something different. My sonss intensity and fire wasn't showing, and hasn't for a while. My son is such a nice kid and has always been. Paul taught him how to channel that "controlled aggression". During the lesson, we didn't use our catcher. The catcher was a bit annoyed and said that all Paul did was the drills. After the lesson my son starting pitching to him, and the kid said "Holy smokes that drill worked!" He was clocked 3 weeks before the lesson at 72-74 and maxed out at 75. Next week he was clocked 77-78 and maxed out at 82. His pitching coach was blown away. Those are great speeds for a Submarine pitcher. Thank you 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.
Jeff Baker, Baseball Dad
My son is 19 turning 20 and a pitcher at a Power 5 school. I've tried to provide my son with the best coaching I could find. I've spent thousands of dollars over the past 10 years! Was it worth it? Did he get better? Yes. Was it worth the price I paid? No. I like to use the words "dumb it down" when working with the players I coach or heck even my own clients. IF they don't understand it, how in the heck are they supposed to apply it or for me buy it? Some of these programs charge $400/mo for online/phone lessons, others say come on down to my facility for the summer and train with us! Cost is $6,800 for 8 weeks plus lodging, food and travel. I've done all of this and yes, paid for it. Problem is these programs teach the same way for each kid and each kid learns differently. You can show one kid blue and he see's red... Everyone learns differently.
You've taken the complex and made it simple and easy to understand. Do we still have questions? Sure, but they are just a text or phone call away. We work on the drills over and over again and my son can implement them into his college routine without upsetting his coaches by getting outside instruction.
It took me 10 years to find you, but "Better Late Then Never"!
Baseball Dad from Ohio :)
"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"
I credit paul with showing Chris how to channel his fierce competitive alter ego prior to a competition. Chris is now allowing his fierce competitor to come out on the baseball diamond to perform in games and practices which has allowed him to excel. Thank you Paul.
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.