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Velocity Plus Arm Care

UPDATE JAN 2016:
Tom House has announced that I will be Regional Director for the National Pitching Association and I will be working with the newest Protocols from the NPA Velocity Program. Contact Us to schedule your Velocity Training.

Kevin Beirne Pitching Introduces Velocity Plus Arm Care!
Your certified Velocity Plus Provider!

Every baseball player knows that the key to longevity and performance is the proper care of the throwing arm. If you’re serious about keeping your throwing arm healthy and at the same time increasing velocity then start with the Velocity Plus Arm Care Program today!

Would you like to train like the elite players? Here’s what they’re doing.

Three of the eight entire teams in this year’s College World Series
(Louisville, Ole Miss and Virginia) are using the Velocity Program,
and 47 + players in this year’s 2014 MLB Draft are using the
Velocity Plus Arm Care program. The fact that these great teams
and players have chosen the Velocity Plus Arm Care Program
says a lot about what the program can do for players like you

2014 Velocity Plus Results!

Velocity Gains by Age

 

Age

Avg. Gain

Max Gain

10

5 mph

8 mph

11

5 mph

9 mph

12

6 mph

9 mph

13

5.5 mph

8 mph

14

6 mph

9 mph

15

7.5 mph

10 mph

16

6.5 mph

12 mph

17

6 mph

10 mph

18

6 mph

8 mph

19

7 mph

10 mph

20 +

6.5 mph

16 mph

90% of participants gained at LEAST 3mph in the Program.

The Off-Season strength portion of the
Velocity Plus Program is 9-12 weeks long!


Also, check out Tom Houses’ The Throwing Doctor video on YouTube!


This year’s arm care program starts now regardless if you are still in your summer/fall season.

We are offering now the NPA Velocity Program. Contact Us for details!

Inform, Instruct & Inspire,

Kevin Beirne Pitching Academy
Associate Scout Kansas City Royals
PitchingCoachKevinBeirne.com
(281) 773-6769

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Velocity Training


UPDATE JAN 2016: Tom House has announced that I will be Regional Director for the National Pitching Association and I will be working with the newest Protocols from the NPA Velocity Program. Contact Us to schedule your Velocity Training.

I’m happy to announce that I’m certified to teach the Velocity Plus Arm Care program. It’s the exact one that was on HBO real sports. It has changed in the last month. It’s research based and is evolving every month.

I’m the only one in the North Houston area that has been certified by founders Tom House and Joe Newton to teach the velocity training.

We’ve had over 2000 kids all over the country participate and have had unbelievable results. Not one kid injured and all have improved 4.5-18 MPH. It’s a great investment in your kids for not only velocity, but also for injury prevention.

** See Update Above. Please check out everything you get with this program at VelocityPlusArmCare.com, and if you decide you want to purchase,

There are a lot people claiming to know the program, be very cautious. It’s not the same! Each program is designed specific for each person. There’s an in-season and off-season workout. The protocols are very specific.

As an extra bonus, you will also receive free 2 lessons and testing. Check it out for yourself and give me a call to get started or if you have any questions.

Talk to you guys soon!

Inform, Instruct & Inspire,

Kevin Beirne, Pitching Coach
Associate Scout Kansas City Royals
NPA Certified
UpAndInDownAndAway.com
PitchingCoachKevinBeirne.com
(281) 773-6769

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2014 Summer Pitching Camps

Our summer pitching camps will be starting June 10th. It will be on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s every week through out the summer. Camp will start at 8:30-11:00. Cost is $100 a week.

The camp will:

  • Introduce the newest, most scientific velocity building system in the world.
  • Be the same program that was on HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
  • Also focus on foundation fitness, mechanics, arm care, and conditioning.

We try to limit the camps to 10-15 kids. So you need to email or call as soon as possible before the spots are full.

If you have any questions feel free to respond to this email or call me anytime. Thanks and look forward to seeing you there.

Inform, Instruct & Inspire,

Kevin Beirne, Pitching Coach
Associate Scout Kansas City Royals
NPA Certified
UpAndInDownAndAway.com
PitchingCoachKevinBeirne.com
(281) 773-6769

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Join Us on August 2014

Summer has arrived and we are excited to announce that on June 14th in Tomball, TX you are invited to our:

Major League Pitching Clinic
+ BATS Evaluation Testing
The Numbers Don’t Lie!

Sports Medicine Pro’s Dennis Fay, Joe Loria and John Trejo will be joining us for the day and bringing their amazing experience to you.

  • Learn Velocity Training as seen on HBO with Bryant Gumbel;
  • Find out where your velocity comes from and how to get morevelocity minimizing injury;
  • Receive BATS Testing and find out what level you are at in your pitching;
  • …and so much more.

Click the link below for all the details and to register:

http://pitchingcoachkevinbeirne.com/pitchingclinic

We look forward to assisting you in becoming the best pitcher you can be!

Inform, Instruct & Inspire,

Kevin Beirne, Pitching Coach
NPA Certified
UpAndInDownAndAway.com
PitchingCoachKevinBeirne.com
(281) 773-6769

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I’m sure everyone has seen the pitching in the playoffs this year. Pitchers are dominating the game. I would like you to notice that all the pitchers velocity is between 93-101 MPH.

Are all these guys going slow or fast to the plate?

They are all going fast towards home plate. But what are your coaches telling you, slow down and stay back. Sound familiar? But in reality, they are getting their hips going fast towards their target. The proof is in the pudding.

That’s why our velocity protocols are vital to get kids to the next level. We’ve had over 800 kids around the country improve their velocity between 4-11 MPH. Most importantly, we have had no injuries!!!

So what we teach works and is completely safe for all ages. Go and google:

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel velocity training.

This is the program we use. So don’t get left behind and fall for the old conventional wisdoms. Get a head and get with the most science based research and protocols.

Check out our Velocity Training… Look forward to hearing from you.

Inform, Instruct & Inspire,

Kevin Beirne, Pitching Coach
NPA Certified
PitchingCoachKevinBeirne.com
UpAndInDownAndAway.com
(281) 773-6769

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Our summer pitching camps will be starting June 11th. It will be on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s every week throughout the summer. Camp will start at 8:30 am – 11:00 am. Cost is $100 a week.

The camp will introduce the newest, most scientific velocity building system in the world. It will be the same program that was on HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

It will also focus on foundation fitness, mechanics, arm care and conditioning.

We try to limit the camps to 10-15 kids. So contact us by calling (281) 773-6769 as soon as possible before the spots are full.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us or call me anytime.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you there!

Inform, Instruct & Inspire,

Kevin Beirne, Pitching Coach
NPA Certified

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If you been to a little league game or select game, I’m sure you’ve heard, “your arm is late”. What does that really mean?

Usually that means a kid is missing everywhere. The disconnect, is that the arm is not late, but the head is early. Coaches are looking at the arm instead of the body.

If your head is early, then you’re out of sequence. This means your hips are not leading. Hips deliver the shoulders, shoulders deliver the elbow, and the elbow delivers the baseball. If you’re out of sequence it will either lead to inefficiencies or an injury.

Most coaches try to correct this the wrong way by messing with their hands and tell them to get their arm up.

Leave the throwing arm alone, and hands are a non- teaches, they just happen.

If you start from the ground up, you will be in the proper sequence. I see a lot of kids starting with their hands. That will really mess up their timing and sequencing. You have to be in foot strike in one second or less. If you’re in foot strike in one second or less, you will be in the proper sequence, then your mechanics will be good.

Most coaches mean well but end up messing them up more by messing with the natural throwing motion. Remember leave the throwing arm alone. That is, what we call, their signature.

That’s why you need to do your own research on coaches and make sure they have a clue on what they are doing. It’s your kid’s health on the line.

If you have any questions, go to my blog and I’ll be happy to answer any questions.

Inform, Instruct & Inspire,

Kevin Beirne, Pitching Coach
NPA Certified
(281) 773-6769

p.s. Visit our services page where we offer individual and group pitching lessons along with velocity training.

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Hope everyone had a great healthy summer. I know a lot of you are getting back into the groove for winter ball. So I’m expecting a lot of pitching questions and will answer them.  If you have any questions, be sure to ask them right here.

9 Phases of Pitching Delivery

We’ve broken down the pitching delivery in 9 phases. These 9 phases are the protocols that we use at the NPA, so I’m sure there will be a ton questions.

  1. Balance and Posture
  2. Leg lift and body thrust
  3. Stride and Momentum
  4. Opposite and Equal
  5. Hip and shoulder separation & Delayed shoulder rotation
  6. Stack and Track
  7. Swivel and Stabilize
  8. Preset forearm/wrist angle and pitch grip
  9. Release point and follow through

I’m sure there are also questions about the new velocity training that was done on HBO Real Sports. All 9 Phases happens in less than 1.35 seconds. So, there’s a lot of going in a short period of time.

No pitching question is a dumb question.

Just remember that timing, sequencing, and mechanics in that order. If your timing is right, your sequencing will be right, then your mechanics will be right. So leave a question here on my blog and we can get to work.

Remember there’s research based information and opinion based information. Research based is what the best of the best do. It is not by coincidence.

Thanks, look forward to hearing from you.

Inform, Instruct & Inspire,

Kevin Beirne, Pitching Coach
NPA Certified
(281) 773-6769

p.s. Visit our services page where we offer individual and group pitching lessons along with velocity training.

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I’ve seen over the last couple of years, kids doing reverse chaining with weighted balls to strengthen the backside muscles. It seems like they would help strengthen or increase range of motion of the arm. It does neither of those.

You can’t train decelerators reverse chaining, or with resistance training.

The reason for this is throwing is concentric, or shorting of the muscle. Concentric is accelerating your arm. The back of the shoulder, or decelerators is eccentric. Which means the lengthening of the muscle.

It is impossible replicate the speed of muscle strength, the amount the muscle is stretched, or time delay involved in throwing or striking. I know it may sound confusing, but this is how our body works.

Why is Reverse Chaining is Counter Intuitive

Our muscles shorten then lengthen when throwing; so reverse chaining is counter intuitive. It’s also very hard to find your exact arm angle when reverse chaining. The most effective way of training and balancing both decelerators and accelerators is doing the towel drill with a ball 20% heavier and 20% lighter. This will build parity in the pitcher’s arm while also working on his timing, kinematic sequencing, and mechanics. This has been documented and researched by biomechanics. This will also be skill specific. You can do it on the mound or on flat ground.

Another great strengthening exercise is the Wonderweight.  You can see all the info on my web site. It’s a great tool for almost any age and is safer then tubing. Studies have shown that it gets up to 20% more strengthening than tubing. Also, you can use it at different angles and weights. So go check it out, my students all love it and even some of the parents use them with frozen shoulders.

Our summer camp is going great — If you are interested in attending please email me at Redheadsox@aol.com  or call 281.773.6769.

Thanks and feel free to ask any questions and leave comments on my blog.

Reverse Chaining Pitching Tips

Kevin Beirne, Pitching Coach
NPA Certified

©Kevin Beirne 07/2012

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Bryant Gumbel, Tom House, RDRBI & New Velocity Training

Hope everyone got a chance to see the HBO “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” last Tuesday. The segment is on a Seattle Mariners pitcher who suffered an unbelievable elbow injury that required nine screws. This story is one your kids should see. It just goes to show if you have a dream, to go after it!!

See a small YouTube clip from HBO of this segment:

Velocity Training — Minimizing Injuries

The show goes on to talk about the velocity training  designed by Tom House and RDRBI institute. The same exact ones that we’ve been using the last year.

The segment goes on to explain that all 800 kids from around the country improved velocity. But here’s the kicker, not one single injury. That’s right, not one single injury!!!

We’ve Been Teaching Velocity Training That Works!

So I hope everyone will watch and understand that what we’ve been teaching works and has the research to back it up. The protocols have changed so you need to understand how to do it the right way.

We’ve had students improve anywhere from 5-11 MPH with no injuries. This is the real deal! So don’t let anyone sell you on something that isn’t true about weighted balls.

This is where it gets interesting, weighted balls have been around a long time, but what we’ve done has already revolutionized velocity training and reduces the chance of injury.

Hear it here first and don’t be fooled by the so-called gurus on the Internet. They take our research and rename it. The weighted ball training that is in right now is 10 years behind. This is a major factor in why there are so many injuries due to misinformation and marketing.

If you want to be the best, train with someone that uses research and has facts to back it up. Opinions are Opinions, facts are facts! Good luck with the season and see you guys soon.

To find out more about the velocity protocols please contact us to set up a session.

Inform, Instruct & Inspire,

Velocity Training - Minimize Injury

Kevin Beirne, Pitching Coach
NPA Certified

©Kevin Beirne 01/2012

p.s.  Read about the Velocity Training we offer.

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