Pitch counts…

Do they matter?

Absolutely.

And as a general rule, I’d say following the PitchSmart guidelines are a good start.

But they’re just that. A start.

Because (like anything) you have to factor in the big picture.

Here’s what most “pitch counts” don’t tell you…

They don’t tell you how STRESS-ful those pitches were.

How tough were the conditions? Did the pitcher have to battle and grind through it, or did he cruise?

I probably don’t have to tell you this, but 30 pitches in ONE inning is a LOT tougher on your arm than 30 pitches spread over 3 easy innings (with rest in between).

Plus, a “pitch count” doesn’t tell you anything about whether the pitcher’s putting added stress on his arm due to mechanical inefficiencies?

They don’t tell you anything about real FATIGUE…

(studies have shown pitching with fatigue increases the risk of injury 36x!)

But what if there was a way to measure all of these things in REAL time?

That would be cool…

And guess what, it’s getting closer to reality every day.

In fact, there’s a new motion sensor technology out there, maybe you’ve seen it.

Will Carroll called it “The Sleeve That Could Save Baseball”.

It’s the Motus mThrow sleeve (and motion sensor system).

And it’s not just about the sleeve. The iOS app allows you to easily track and analyze all of this data…

Things like force on the UCL (that’s the Tommy John ligament), workload, arm slot, shoulder rotation.

Very cool stuff.

If you’re a parent or coach, imagine having a whole new level of insight into the state of your pitcher’s arm.

Or, if you’re an instructor… Well, the possibilities are endless.

Imagine being able to verify in real time whether a mechanical adjustment was leading to increased velocity while ALSO reducing stress on the arm…

So why am I going on about this?

As much as I wish I’d invented this device, I didn’t (you could lock me and 100 monkeys in a room for a year and we wouldn’t come anywhere close to figuring out how this stuff works).

So I’ve teamed up with the folks at Motus for an exclusive One-Time Offer.

Enter To Win Your Own mThrow Sleeve Complete Package

This package normally retails for $169… Here’s your chance to get the mThrow sleeve (along with the Magic Blue Doohickey) completely free. 

A winner will be drawn (at random) next Wednesday, June 3rd.

Take 2 seconds to Enter Now before you get sidetracked

Until next time…

Committed to Your Pitching Success,

Coach Phil

Rule #1 for pitching success this season:
[h1]Stay HEALTHY[/h1]

There’s no more helpless feeling than sitting the bench with a sore (or injured) arm. Believe me, I know this all too well. And one thing I wish I’d learned a lot sooner in my development as a young pitcher is the importance of a good arm care routine.

Too often, guys wait until it’s too late before they start taking their arm care seriously…

In fact, I was one of those guys… It took an elbow injury the summer before my freshman year at Northwestern for me to really COMMIT to a consistent arm care routine.

And if you’re a young pitcher, there’s a good chance your current arm care program falls into one of these three buckets:

  1. No Arm Care program whatsoever (and probably have never given it a second thought)
  2. You KNOW that Arm Care is important, but you don’t really know WHAT to do (or how OFTEN to do it)
  3. You already have an Arm Care program… But it’s so complicated and time-consuming that it’s nearly impossible to stay consistent with it

And I get it. I’ve been in each of these camps at one time or another…

Knowing WHAT to do, and finding the time and energy to STICK to it can be tough. Especially if you’re a kid who’s never been hurt – you’ve got enough on your plate without having to go through 45 minutes of boring, tedious exercises.

Well, what if didn’t have to be so tough?

I don’t care what level you’re at – if you’re 13 years old or 18…

[h1]Good Arm Care matters. Period.[/h1]

And here’s some GOOD news.

You can actually get in a really great Arm Care routine in a short amount of time without a lot of fancy equipment.

And today I’m going to show you how.

I’ve just put the finishing touches on a brand new, “No Excuses”, EZ Arm Care Program to help make your arm care easier and simpler than ever.

It comes complete with 3 Ready-To-Go Arm Care Routines that you can do at the field or on your own when you get home. 

[circle_list] [list_item]You’ll know exactly what to do…[/list_item] [list_item]When to do it…[/list_item] [list_item]And it won’t take all day or cost you a lot in extra equipment[/list_item] [/circle_list]

Plus you’ll get detailed video demonstrations and explanations of each exercise to walk you through it every step of the way.

Okay, so the next question – how much will it cost?

I thought long and hard about this.

$67?

It’s easily worth that. But I don’t want COST to stand in the way of you getting access to this information.

$47… Eh, still too high.

$27? This seemed right. But then I thought…

How ’bout FREE!

So that’s what I’m doing. Right now you can get access to this program for ZERO dollars.

Go Here To Claim Your  Free EZ Arm Care Program

I’m probably crazy for doing this, but that’s how strongly I feel about the importance of young pitchers taking their arm care seriously.

EZ_Arm-Care-2

 

The stuff in this program isn’t meant to be overwhelming. You won’t find 50 different exercises…

It’s designed to be no nonsense, get-in, get-out, get-it-done simple.

No excuses.

Now just a note. You WILL have to re-enter your email address to get access to the program…

It’s the only way I could weed out the uncommitted and make sure this program gets into the right hands without actually charging for it.

Get your EZ Arm Care Program now before I come to my senses.

Okay, that’s all for now.

Until next time…

Committed to Your Pitching Success,

Coach Phil

PS – Again, I’m not asking a single penny for the EZ Arm Care program… But if you want, you can help me out by spreading the word.

Just hit one of those Share buttons and send your friends to this page so they can grab their own Free Arm Care Routine before this offer goes away. 

Thanks, and blow ’em away!

 

“The Natural” was easily my favorite baseball movie growing up.

And it was more than just being drawn to the mythical, bigger-than-life Roy Hobbs who could blow it by “the Whammer” on 3 straight pitches and hit a game-ending 500 foot moonshot into the stadium lights…

And a bat named Wonderboy he carved from a tree out back that got struck by lightning when he was a kid.

That was part of it.

The purity of it.

[h5]But it’s also a story of redemption.[/h5]

Of a guy who makes mistakes, gets derailed…

And comes back.

He’s surrounded on all sides by crooksters, gamblers, hustlers… forces trying to corrupt him and bring him down.

And every time he gets away from the PURITY of the game and what he LOVED about it when he was a kid, he gets off track and his performance suffers…

Until he reconnects with his high school sweetheart.

Reconnects with that kid he was and what he loved so much about the game in the first place.

There’s a great line in the movie that I puzzled over when I was a kid…

Roy Hobbs is laid up in bed (in a maternity ward of all places) recovering from an internal wound, still paying the price for an incident in his past.

And Iris (played by Glen Close) says:

“Now I believe we have two lives…”

Roy: “Hu-What do you mean?”

[h5]Iris: “…The life we learn with. And the life we LIVE with after that.”[/h5]

Today, with my playing days well behind me, I feel I know exactly what she meant.

I made all kinds of mistakes as a young ballplayer.

And there are plenty of things I’d do differently if I could do it again…

  • In terms of my APPROACH
  • How I took care of myself
  • How I PREPARED…

You can even apply her statement to each and every game or practice…

“What did I learn today?”

“How can I USE that knowledge to help me get better tomorrow?”

My young self was clueless about those things.

But here’s what I wouldn’t trade for anything…

The lessons baseball taught me.

Because when you dedicate yourself to something like being the best pitcher you can be…

And stay TRUE to it… it can’t help but change you.

It’s not just about becoming a better pitcher (though that part is nice)…

It’s the person you become in the process.

And today, I’m blessed to be able to pass along some of those things I learned in my FIRST baseball life with the next generation of pitchers.

And it doesn’t get more rewarding than that.

Do YOU know what you’re going to do today to get better for tomorrow?

Or are you just winging it…

If you could use some hands-on guidance and structure to keep you moving forward towards your baseball dreams, I’ve got good news.

Today, I’m opening up TWO additional spots in my Remote Coaching Program.

Click Here to Get Started

Now this hands-on coaching isn’t for everyone.

Here’s how to know if you’re a good fit:

  • You’re dedicated and ready to see how good you can be
  • You’ve got long-term goals and you’re willing to put in the daily work to make them reality
  • You can find an extra 10-15 minutes a day to get it done
  • You understand your focus, attention and consistency will make the difference

Again, I’m only letting in TWO pitchers right now and these spots will be gone fast.

Click Here to Claim Your Spot before it’s gone.

Until next time…

Committed to Your Pitching Success,

Coach Phil

PS – Here’s another one of my favorite lines:

“You’ve got a gift, Roy… But it’s not enough. You’ve got to develop yourself. If you rely too much on your own gift, you’ll fail.”

Work Hard. Work Smart… Get Better.

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