“ I promise you that you will leave with a complete understanding of high velocity pitching and what it will take to get your son to his velocity goals. It will also be a pivotal moment in your son's career. “
And with that, my son Evan and I were flying to New Orleans to learn about high velocity pitching, from Brent Pourciau. You see like you, all I ever wanted for my children was the very best. I had always told my kids, if they work hard, and put in the effort, their Mother and I will do everything in our power to get them where they want to be. We had probably spent tens of thousands of dollars flying to the west coast, going to camps. Paying big fees to the local hotshots that run the semi-pro lessons/camps, buying and watching all the videos, and the like. All of these things have some merit, and we met some very nice, well-meaning instructors, but when you are lucky enough to have a son that has the passion, and the work ethic for the game, you just would love to see more for the effort.
Evan was always very good on the mound, but as he entered high school ( ours is a top 4 program in the State of Ohio ), and visited and read up on the college programs in the area, it became apparent to me that VERY few high school players even PLAY at the college level, and even fewer have that 90mph fastball that it takes to play at the level that colleges demand.
We had tried just “ throwing off the mound “, ( we even have a mound in our basement,) Tossing hundreds of feet ( we have a huge, open park across the street from our home ), med ball polymetric, drills, and the like. Evan has and has always had very good mechanics, we worked on that since he was younger, but the POWER just never appeared in a big way, no matter what we tried.
It dawned on me that pitching is a skill-based AND a strength activity…..strength in the PROPER areas of the body. And you do NOT have to be big to throw hard. Throwing hard is a % of body weight, NOT total mass or height. You don’t “ grow “ and automatically throw hard.
3X Velocity Program New Orleans
Well, when we got to New Orleans, I was pretty impressed…..there were kids from all over the United States there. Colleges in California, New York, Mississippi, and the like were represented. In fact, Evan was the only high schooler at the camp.
I also noticed there were additional college kids at the camp that were helping Brent run things…….I would follow them around, grab them each in private, and hear their stories. The stories were all the same…” I threw 80, getting by in college, and now I am into the upper 80s, and low 90s after doing Brents's program for the past year, a year and a half—whatever. “
After the camp, we were beyond excited. The program spells out everything you need to be successful….and even though at first it seems somewhat overwhelming, we found Brent was always available to answer our questions. All we needed up here was a local YMCA membership and a 2# med ball that we threw in our basement. We have been back to Brents 2 more times in the past 6 months, and we plan to go again this coming year. It is great to go back to see the other kids, share success stories and gain even more understanding of high-velocity pitching.
And Evans's results? As a 15-year-old high school freshman, he was at 71 mph when we started. We have him on a gun 2x at 81 mph and he routinely throws into the upper 70s…that was within 6 months of going to Brent's first camp. The other young men, as well as Brent, explained to us, that Evans's velocity should just keep gaining and gaining as he grows and gets stronger….the college boys at the camps all said the same thing…..” man if only we had found Brent and his program when WE were 15 years old !”
Evans's teammates are all noticing, and complimenting him on his velocity gains……and not only that, but the program also makes you a more powerful hitter and a fielder, a stronger athlete just a better athlete all the way around.
To those of you that may be wondering, I will tell you to take the plunge, you will never regret it….the program IS and has been a pivotal moment in Evan's career.