Learning to use the right muscles in the correct sequence to maximize pitch delivery.
It is extremely important for each pitcher to develop proper body mechanics to ensure quality pitches. Teaching the largest muscle groups to fire throughout the pitching motion will not only increase pitching speed, it will take stress off of the smaller joints. Injury prevention is our highest priority. Focusing on using the lower body to generate power, and the core for stability, will naturally improve the delivery of the pitch. A sample of some areas of Physical Mechanics to be studied and learned are:
- Learning a proper warm up to minimize injuries
- Recruiting the lower half of the body to drive through the pitch
- Stride length as it relates to the line of power
- Maintaining proper hip position and rotation
- Arm whip and proper release point
- Proper grips to improve spin and increase velocity and movement on the ball
Overcoming psychological barriers to help the pitcher maintain control of the game.
Great softball pitchers have the ability to maintain control and composure in tough situations. Learning to read the batter allows her to select pitches and use location to dominate the situation. Without this ability the pitcher can become fatigued by throwing too many pitches, increasing the likelihood of developing an injury. At Complete Game, each pitcher will learn to develop a plan of action for each game. A sample of some of the areas of the Psychological Approach to be studied and learned are:
- Learning proper pitch selection based on the hitters weaknesses
- Developing off-speed pitches to keep the hitter off balance
- Maintain composure and focus regardless of the count
- Using different grips in the right way to stay ahead of the batter
Learning to overcome common fears and anxiety to maintain a positive attitude.
It takes great physical mechanics to become a top pitcher, but it takes a sound mind to keep you there. Even a pitcher with the best physical mechanics can still fall apart mentally during a game. At Complete Game each player will learn to manage common emotions such as anxiety, fear, and doubt and maintain confidence in their pitch delivery. They will focus on overcoming common pressures and distractions. A sample of some of the areas of Mental Strengthening to be studied and learned are:
- Developing a pre-pitch routine to overcome anxiety
- Focusing on the “now”, playing one pitch at a time
- Remaining focused on the aspects of the game that she can control
- Recognizing mistakes and resetting our focus for the next pitch
- Establishing player specific goals and a plan of action to reach them
What are people saying about us?
“I would never have been able to accomplish what I’ve done without Patrick. Complete Game prepares you not only physically, but also mentally. Complete Game provides you with all the tools you need in order to be successful, no matter how old you are. Patrick is one of the best people I know, and truly cares about you on and off the field. He has trained some of the best athletes in the area, and I am grateful for all that he has done for me.” – Troy T.
“Patrick, I can not thank you enough for what you have done in my both my baseball career and in life. We have accomplished so much this far. I say we because from the moment I had tommy John surgery in 2010, through my recruiting process, and now in the offseason of my college career you have always been there to support and help me. I can’t express the level of thanks to you for always having your door open for training and your phone on for whenever I need you’re advice. Thank you for keeping me driven and motivated for every single throw. Your genuine desire to help me succeed and achieve my dreams surpasses anything I have experienced. Things like attention to details and having the I WILL attitude will stay with me for life and I truly would not be where I am today without you. You have seen me at my worst but your loyalty and drive drove me to become my best. For this and so many other reasons is why I will forever call you family.” – Vince F.
“Patrick taught my son Sam a lot more than just how to be a successful pitcher. He connected with Sam on a personal level and taught him important life lessons such as mastering hardship, trusting himself, emotionally dealing with winning and losing, good sportsmanship, fair play, honesty and integrity. Over the years Patrick earned my sons utmost respect and admiration. THANK YOU PATRICK for helping Sam exceed his potential as a pitcher and shaping him into the fine young man he is today.” – Sharon M.
“Patrick Stanley is more than a pitching coach. He’s a mentor and positive role model for my son. He genuinely cares about my son’s development as a person not the baseball player. Patrick is an enthusiastic leader who has the ability to explain and teach the craft of pitching. He is a thoughtful, responsible, honest and dependable person that I would recommend to any family looking for a pitching coach/mentor for their child.” – Sonny P.
“My son Jack has been going to Patrick Stanley and Complete Game since it’s inception. Jack went from being cut from his middle school team in 7th grade to receiving a baseball scholarship. That never would have happened without Complete Game. Not only has Patrick’s teaching provided Jack with the help and discipline to fulfill his pitching goals he’s helped him grow as a young man. Thanks Patrick!” – Brian A.
“We don’t know where Jake would be without Complete Game. Jake has truly grown as pitcher, competitor and as a young man, not only because of Patrick’s coaching, but also because of his mentoring and friendship. The life skills and lessons that he has learned from you will be something that he will carry with him as he pursues D1 baseball and life in general.” – Sally L.
“Patrick Stanley is the best one-on-one baseball trainer I have ever seen. My son had some unique areas that needed improvement and if left to the regular group training available, he wouldn’t be where he is today. Patrick’s ability to pin point each individuals physical and mental weaknesses is unprecedented. It’s his passion and transference of belief that makes these kids respond. He gets my highest recommendation.” – Tony C.
“Our sons have been training with Patrick Stanley for over three years, and we are continually impressed with the way Patrick’s instruction meets their changing needs as they grow and develop as baseball players. It is a pleasure to send our children to an instructor whose message is always positive and supportive. We highly recommend Complete Game.” – Kristin K.