New Camp just added!!
DECEMBER 4TH THROUGH JANUARY 3RD
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY 8-9PM
(SEE CAMPS AND CLINICS PAGE)
Morgan Maguire-Old Dominion
Shayne McCarthy-Seton Hall
Dan Serreino-Seton Hall
Jake Danner-West Virginia
What makes Biopitch the best choice for professional pitching instruction?
IT’S SIMPLE: SCIENCE DOESN’T LIE!!!
Up until recently, the world of pitching relied heavily on opinion-based theories and conventional wisdoms. Unfortunately these so-called “wisdoms” have been leading us down the path to ineffectiveness, inconsistency, and the increased probability of injury. Included in these philosophies are:
· Use a glide step
· Stay back
· Stop at the top
· Pull your glove to your hip or armpit
· Replace your shoulders
· Come to a balance point before going to home plate
· Drag your foot on a changeup
· Snap or twist the curveball
· RHP should throw from the right side of the rubber and LHP the left side
However, thanks to the use of modern technology and endless hours of scientific research and clinical studies by the American Sports Medicine Institute in conjunction with the National Pitching Association and BioKinetics 3D Motion Capture, we can definitively prove that the theories previously mentioned are not based on science, nor do they add to a pitcher’s ability to throw a baseball efficiently. Conversely, these teaching methods will increase the risk of injury. Isn’t that what we all want to avoid? Shouldn’t injury prevention be paramount to wins and strikeouts?
The findings of the aforementioned people and organizations have provided us with a set of guidelines on how to train the human body to throw a baseball most effectively and efficiently without “cookie-cutting.” Baseball is no longer a spring/summer sport. Our children are playing on multiple teams for a duration of nearly 9 months out of the year. Proper year long training is mandatory in order to ensure that our children are being pro-active in the prevention of injury while competing at their highest levels.
WE WON'T ALLOW YOUR SON TO THROW INTO A NET OR TARP, CATCHERS ARE PROVIDED FOR EVERY LESSON AND THEY THROW OFF PROFESSIONALLY BUILT CLAY MOUNDS!!!
Are you struggling
with a loss of control or pitch velocity?
(Casey Cannon, St. Rose HS, LeMoyne College)
Do you have a nagging baseball injury
that could be caused by your pitching mechanics?
(Ryan Harvey, Manalapan HS, Seton Hall Univ., Texas Rangers)
Have you felt that your pitching
should be better than what it is now?
(Casey Gaynor, Toms River East HS, Rutgers Univ, Cleveland Indians, Current Pitching Coach-Rutgers Univ.)
Kinesiology is the study of human motion and looks at the muscles and joint actions as it applies to sport skill and technique. It allows us to understand and describe movements, key actions necessary for efficient movement, what muscles do what in the performance of the sport skill, and basically everything that involves understanding how sport motion can be most effective. Biomechanics is a specialized field of Kinesiology that deals with the factors that are physics related: speed, acceleration, levers, and force.
By applying scientific laws, sport scientists have come up with accurate descriptions and angles that should occur within efficient pitching mechanics. It is only by comparing your pitching to these sets of standards that you can understand what needs to be changed to make your pitching more effective. Additionally, knowledge of the key role of each muscle during each part of the pitching motion allows us to understand what specific movements need to be made more powerful in order to improve the pitch velocity.
Biopitch will perform a functional analysis of your pitching which is a systematic observation and assessment of the quality of your performance based on the above-mentioned principles. The purpose of this scientific approach is to create the most appropriate intervention to improve you and move you in the direction of optimal velocity, accuracy, and consistency. Scientific teaching methods complete the cycle from the diagnosis and intervention to the solutions.
The Functional Analysis requires the integrated use of information from the following areas:
- Exercise Physiology
- Structural Kinesiology
- Motor Control & Development
- Sport Psychology
- Sports Medicine
How Biopitch will work gathering the information? You can expect the most integrated approach to the analysis, game plan, and intervention for the solutions to your pitching issues. You can also expect the same level of tremendous results that have been reported by players at all levels of baseball. The solutions will provide immediate results as well as give you a roadmap for your continuous progress over the coming years.
Biopitch’s pitcher training protocol is a one of a kind proven compilation that includes biomechanical drills for performance mastery, functional fitness/flexibility assessment and training, mental/emotional preparation, recovery cycle education, and college placement counseling.
LATEST NEWS AS OF 11/1/2013
BIOPITCH VELOCITY DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAM TRAINING EQUIPMENT NOW BEING OFFERED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME IN BOTH INDIVIDUAL SETS OR COMPLETE PACKAGES
(SEE SERVICES PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION!!)
Appointment days and
times already being taken for January and February, limited days and times are available. There are 2 appt slots available on Tuesdays and 2:30-530 slots are available on Saturdays, all other days of the week are sold out. Coach Ryan Harvey, Texas Rangers, will be taking reservations for January and February beginning immediately!
BIOPITCH PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BEGIN OFFERING SOFTBALL PITCHING LESSONS BEGINNING THIS FALL!
Featuring 2 Time HS All-American, 2nd All-Time winningest pitcher in NJ history (106), single season Shore Conference strikeout record holder(414), and Gatorade NJ Softball Player of the Year, Lyndsey PeQueen!
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Murphy verbals to Maryland!!!
Mature beyond his years is probably the best way to describe John Murphy.
As a freshman, he took the hill for the Gloucester Catholic High School baseball team and threw a gem against Don Bosco Prep. The right-hander fired a three-hitter with eight strikeouts as the Rams won the Non-Public A state title.
Last season, the 6-foot-4 standout was a first team All-South Jersey selection. Murphy went 8-1 with a 0.61 ERA and helped the Rams to a fourth straight state championship, shutting out St. Augustine in the Non-Public A South final.
With two seasons of high school baseball still to be played, Murphy’s resume already is quite impressive. And on Sunday, he added another entry to his list of accomplishments.
Following in the footsteps of former Gloucester Catholic and Brooklawn American Legion teammate Mike Shawaryn, Murphy made a verbal commitment to attend the University of Maryland.
“I’m walking into a very good situation in Maryland. The program is on the rise,” said Murphy, who has a career record of 15-3 for the Rams, with a 1.02 ERA and 123 strikeouts to just 22 walks.
Shawaryn, also a right-hander, is a freshman for the Terrapins. Nick Cieri, who played with Murphy in the summer on Brooklawn’s Senior American Legion World Series title team, also is a freshman in College Park.
“I just loved it there from the start, and I used Shawaryn and Cieri as a couple of other reasons,” Murphy added.
In its last season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Maryland will be part of the Big Ten by the time Murphy steps foot on campus. He chose the Terps over a who’s who of suitors — Texas Tech, Rutgers, Louisville, LSU, Alabama, Central Florida to name just a few.
“I felt ready to make a decision and wanted to get it out of the way,” Murphy said. “Now I’m not worrying about anything but playing baseball.
“I was never too stressed out by the (recruiting) process. I knew what I wanted to do from the start and Maryland was always at the top of my list.”
Gloucester Catholic coach Mike Rucci believes Murphy’s strong work ethic and having to grow up quickly as part of the program has led to his high level of maturity.
“He made a decision as a junior where most juniors may not understand the severity of it,” Rucci said. “With him growing up so quick, it really helped him to make this decision and have it be the right one for him.
“It was great for him to grow up behind Mike Shawaryn. He’s turning into someone very similar to Mike in terms of his work ethic and effort.
“His ceiling … I don’t think we’ll see it for a little bit if we even get to see it at all while he’s in high school. He’s a front-line pitcher who can come right in and pitch on the weekend. He’s a special kid with a special talent. He’ll do awesome at the next level.”
***Fall 2013/Spring 2014 Rates have been updated and go into effect December 5, 2013***
2013 VELOCITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Ryan Harvey is 7-1 with 8 Saves and an ERA of 1.96 for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, High A affiliate of the Texas Rangers
Congrats Rob Smorol, Rutgers University, now part of the Red Sox Nation!!
Murphy's shutout gives Gloucester Catholic sectional title
Only the Gloucester Catholic baseball team could enter a game with a 27-5 record and a chip on its shoulder.
But the Rams have set such a high standard - winning more state titles than any other program in New Jersey, brandishing their work ethic like a badge - that they were feeling a little underappreciated at the start of Wednesday's Non-Public South A championship game.
Two hours later, all was right in Gloucester Catholic's diamond-shaped world.
"In the big games, the Rams come out," Gloucester Catholic pitcher John Murphy said after firing a four-hitter with nine strikeouts in a 7-0 victory over St. Augustine Prep before a large crowd at Overbrook. The 6-0 lead was more than enough for Murphy, a sophomore righthander who improved to 8-1 and lowered his ERA to 0.61. Using a fastball that touched 91 m.p.h. on a radar gun in the first inning as well as a sharp curve, the unflappable athlete retired 16 of the final 19 batters.
John Murphy, Gloucester Catholic, IP 44.1, H 24, ER 5, BB 8, K 58, W 6, L 1, ERA 0.79
Joe Rocchieti, Watchung Hills, IP 47, H 31, ER 8, BB 7, K 48, W 6, L 0, ERA 1.19
Andrew Cohen, Monroe, IP 46.2, H 22, ER 10, BB 16, K 65, W 4, L 4, ERA 1.51
BIOPITCH PROUD TO ANNOUNCE WE HAVE OFFICIALLY SURPASSED $5 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS ACQUIRED BY OUR STUDENT ATHLETES!!!
Biopitch Students have accumulated the following Awards:
37-All Ocean County
36-All Monmouth County
10-All Middlesex County
1-All Essex County
1-All Union County
13-All Prep School
16-All Non-Public School
16-All South Jersey
74-Carpenter Cup Selections
30-All State Selections
Shore Conference Player of the Year (TWICE!)
Asbury Park Press Player of the Year
Star Ledger NJ Pitcher of the Year
Gatorade NJ Player of the Year
Gatorade National Player of the Year
5-ESPN All NJ HS Baseball Team
6-Pitchers named to the Rawlings HS All America Team
14-Pitchers named to 2011 Rawlings All Northeast Region Team
4-Louisville Slugger High School All America Team
2-NCAA D1 Louisville Slugger All America Team
NCAA D2 National Player of the Year Finalist
46 Pitchers throwing 90+MPH!!!
Biopitch is proud to announce the addition of Michael Dennhardt, Cincinnati Reds, to our current staff of instructors.
CONGRATULATIONS JOHNATHAN WILKINS ON SIGNING WITH PRE-SEASON DII #1 WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY!!
(Johnathan Wilkins, Life Center Academy)
CONGRATULATIONS TO FORMER ELIZABETH, NJ NATIVE ALEX REYES ON HIS SIGNING WITH THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS!!!
Cardinals Sign Dominican Righthander Alex Reyes For $950,000BASEBALL AMERICA
Posted Dec. 13, 2012 8:05 pm by Ben Badler
Filed under: International
The Cardinals have signed righthander Alex Reyes out of the Dominican Republic for $950,000, one of the biggest bonuses of the year for an international amateur pitcher and the top international bonus of 2012 for the Cardinals.Reyes, 18, took an unconventional path to pro ball. Born in the United States, Reyes grew up with his parents in Elizabeth, N.J. and played high school baseball there, but he moved to the Dominican Republic to stay with extended family last winter, then waited one year to be eligible to sign. He lived in Palenque and trained with former Nationals scout Juan Valera and Basilio Vizcaino (known as "Cachaza"), the same duo that worked with Padres $700,000 outfielder Franmil Reyes (no relation).Even though Reyes worked with Vizcaino, one of the most high-profile trainers in Latin America, very few teams appear to have scouted him. According to international sources, Felix Francisco had heavily courted Reyes while he was in charge of Houston's Latin American program this summer. When the Astros let Francisco go and he joined the Royals as a special assignment scout, Kansas City showed strong interest in Reyes and he had spent time at their academy, but Reyes opted to sign with the Cardinals instead.Those who have seen Reyes say he is 6-foot-3, 185 pounds and has had his fastball increase in recent months, going from the high-80s to sitting 90-93 mph and touching 94. A converted shortstop, Reyes' best offspeed pitch is his changeup, which he already sells with good arm speed, and he mixes in a curveball as well. Given his age, Reyes, who is fluent in English and Spanish, could start his career in the United States, likely in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.Reyes' bonus is the second-biggest of the year for a Dominican pitcher, behind only Cubs righthander Juan Carlos Paniagua ($1.5 million). Venezuelan lefthander Jose Castillo ($1.55 million from the Rays) and Venezuelan righthander Jose Mujica ($1 million from the Rays) were the only other international amateur pitchers who signed for more money this year, excluding Cubans.
VELOCITY CAMP RESULTS
Average gain 5.36mph!
SESSION 1 6OZ 5OZ 4OZ
1. 82(+9) 81(+3) 86(+3)
2. 76(+3) 82(+7) 83(+3)
4. 64(+4) 75(+10) 76(+6)
5. 79(+4) 81(+4) 85(+7)
6. 80(+3) 83(+3) 86(+3)
7. 82(+2) 86(+2) 88(+2)
8. 75(+2) 83(+5) 85(+4)
9. 80(+6) 83(+5) 87(+5)
10. 81(+4) 84(+4) 87(+2)
12. 67(+6) 71(+7) 74(+8)
13. 80(+5) 83(+4) 86(+4)
15. 75(+10) 77(+6) 80(+3)
17. 78(+5) 81(+4) 86(+6)
SESSION 2 6OZ 5OZ 4OZ
1. 82(+4) 86(+3) 88(+1)
2. 88(+6) 94(+10) 97(+9)
3. 78(+9) 81(+9) 84(+6)
4. 80(+8) 84(+6) 85(+5)
5. 79(+4) 82(+3) 86(+3)
8. 80(+2) 85(+3) 89(+3)
10. 81(+3) 87(+6) 88(+1)
12. 86(+4) 90(+3) 92(+1)
14. 81(+3) 86(+5) 87(+3)
SESSION 3 6OZ 5OZ 4OZ
1. 75(+3) 79(+3) 81(+2)
2. 71(+8) 73(+6) 75(+5)
3 76(+3) 79(+3) 83(+3)
4. 70(+5) 75(+6) 78(+5)
5. 79(+6) 84(+5) 85(+4)
6 86(+10) 90(+9) 92(+9)
8. 73(+8) 77(+9) 79(+7)
9. 88(+3) 92(+3) 96(+3)
10. 85(+3) 92(+5) 99(+7)
12. 83(+7) 87(+7) 92(+9)
13. 78(+4) 82(+6) 83(+4)
15. 81(+6) 84(+6) 86(+4)
16. 89(+3) 93(+4) 101(+10)
17. 89(+9) 92(+8) 95(+5)
18. 76(+3) 83(+5) 85(+4)
19. 66(+5) 69(+7) 71(+6)
WHERE DOES VELOCITY COME FROM???
New article added on the myth of teaching follow through to youth pitchers!
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Harvey picks up win in All Star Game vs. Team USA!!(see player news page for all of the details)
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(Tyler Gebler, Toms River, finished with a 5-5 record and 3.22 ERA for Coach Fred Hill and the Scarlet Knights, he threw 103 innings, striking out 58 while walking only 19)
(Colin Briant, Manasquan, Army, was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week)
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