Austin Easter 85-93MPH – 3X Pitching Velocity Program

Austin Easter Pitching VelocityThis is an interview I did with Austin Easter who came down to the 3X Velocity Camp this past summer. He is 17 years old and currently attends Alleghany High School in North Carolina. He topped out at 85 mph in the 3X Velocity Camp this past summer and just this spring season in his first appearance he was averaging 90-91mph and topped out at 93mph. That is an 8 mph increase on the 3X Pitching Velocity Program. Before starting the season he had just completed the 16 week program and had been through the 3X Pre and In-Season programs.

To learn more about his experience and how this pitching velocity increase has opened more doors for him then listen to the interview below. You can also check out his 3X Video Analysis here:

Austin Easter Pitching Analysis 1
Austin Easter Pitching Analysis 2

Austin Easter Dominating in High School

They talk about his no hitter and how he does the PAP routine before he pitches as a warmup!

Austin Easter 3X Pitching Interview

Brent:
Hi, this is Brent Pourciau topvelocity.net we got Austin on the line. Austin I forget your last name what is your last name.

Austin:
Easter

Brent:
Austin Easter, cool Austin so tell everybody a little about yourself. Tell them how old you are and where you are playing.

Austin:
I am 17, I am playing at Allegany High School in North Carolina. I am a junior right now. I will be graduating next year.

Brent:
Awesome, and you came into the 3X Programs was it last summer.

Austin:
Yes, it was this past summer.

Brent:
Good stuff! Tell everybody about that experience coming into the programs and you know your impressions of it and everything when you first came into the camp.

Austin:
It was really tough to be honest. It was a lot harder than you would think coming in learning a new system. All of the pitching stuff that you didn’t know and what you are trying to get down in the drills. It was a rough 2 days and it definitely turned out for the best. A lot of positives come out of it and it was definitely worth the money and the hard work I put in to come down.

Brent:
Yeah, awesome and your grandfather came down with you and he has been helping you out through the program and stuff. I have been staying in contact with him and I have been trying to help you guys through it. So what was it like continuing through the 3X programs following the camp. Did it take a little time to get good at it and how did it all work out.

Austin:
It took a little time to get good at it because at camp I wasn’t very good with the med ball drills because it was a lot of mechanics I hadn’t worked before. After maybe a week or two after I got back I started getting the hang of it. Lifting it was really intense workouts and they where tough. You felt real good and you felt a lot stronger after it and the pitching mechanics and the throwing it was a lot of work to get used to but once you did it it was good and you could feel the changes once you did something right.

Brent:
That summer before you went into school did you get through the entire program the full 16 weeks.

Austin:
I didn’t start because I was still playing baseball in the summer. I started in the fall right when school started. I did the whole 16 weeks program.

Brent:
You got through the whole 16 weeks.

Austin:
Right and then we started the in-season and pre-season.

Brent:
Cool, so you have been through it all. So when you first and came and did the 3X Velocity Camp in the summer what did we gun you at in that camp do you remember?

Austin:
I was at 85. That is the highest I got.

Brent:
That was good and tell them your size because you are not a big tall guy you are a stoky guy but I mean you are quick. How tall are you?

Austin:
I am 5’9, 5’9.5

Brent:
Yeah, 5’9 and you were 85. You had some good numbers as far as your athleticism. Your vertical jump, what was your vertical jump at the camp? Do you remember.

Austin:
No I am not sure it might have been 30 something but it wasn’t 40 like it should be after you get through with the program. I guess it was a little lower than usual I think.

Brent:
Yeah, I think you were actually more 25 or 26. I am trying to remember. Yeah, and I know all of the med throws where new to you but when you where first coming through the camp where any of the Olympic lifts as new to you as well?

Austin:
Yeah, I had never done a lot of power cleans and hang cleans. I have just been doing bench press and stuff like that and the towel pull-ups and stuff when you start getting into the more intense parts of it I had never done that. That was a real challenge once you got it down and you get your grip good you start to really feel a lot of improvements.

Brent:
So what do you think, after doing the 16 weeks of the program what do you feel like, you know, what was giving you the best results out of the program. What do you think was really significant.

Austin:
I generated a lot more strength. The speed was the big part. I think I ran a 7.3 or 7.4 the fall before I came down that summer. This fall I ended up running a 6.8 60. That was a big difference in speed.

Brent:
So you were saying that as you were going through the program you were seeing everything getting better as far as your 60, your vertical jump, your maxes. You were seeing everything going up right?

Austin:
Right, I mean like the jumping I could get up about half way up the net of a basketball on a 10 foot goal but by the end I could grab rim. Yeah, everything went up in strength through the program.

Brent:
Cool, so you went into the spring and you are in the spring and two games ago your grandfather called me and told me you had a pretty good game. So tell them about that outing.

Austin:
That was actually the first real game of the season and I did the whole routine before and I worked out before the day of the game and everything leading up to that and I felt really loss and I felt probably the best I have ever felt. When I went out on the mound I was just smooth and triple extending and trying to hit my points and still worrying about velocity. Velocity came and I still had good control. I only gave up one hit that night and I had 16 strikeouts and I was consistent 90-91 and I hit 93. So it really helped my velocity and my control because all of the mechanics where coming together.

Brent:
That is great you touched 93. That was a big jump. So with this the first time you had seen these kind of numbers?

Austin:
Yes!

Brent:
What kind of feeling was that like. Did you feel like that all that hard work had paid off?

Austin:
Yeah, I mean I had always worked hard but it had never really paid off. I really bought into the program and did everything it said and hard work really did pay off and with this program I don’t think it would have been possible.

Brent:
That is awesome man! It gets me pumped up when I hear that kind of success. You definitely have been a hard worker. Your grandfather has been telling me how hard you ya’ll have been working and ya’ll are still working hard. Some big things for you are going to start happening. Have you heard from any schools or colleges lately?

Austin:
Yes, I have already visited the University of Charlotte and I am going to visit the University of Wilmington. NC State is recruiting me, Clemson is recruiting me, App Stats, Winthrop and a couple others but it really some of those where recruiting me before but after the first game the Charlotte scout was their and after he saw that and how I have improved over the summer and fall. That kind of really opened up their eyes because of the velocity increase and control and I think it helped me out a lot with that too.`

Brent:
That is big, I mean, once those kind of schools can see that you can consistently hit over 90 like that they is big. That puts you in a whole other class. Just keep focusing and doing what you have been doing, keep working hard and I mean you still have another off season. Have a great season and enjoy this and in the summer you can do it again.

Austin:
Yeah, I am looking forward to it.

Brent:
Good man! I appreciate you doing this little interview and any wisdom or advice you would like to give out to some of those guys who are in high school or even in college who are considering doing some program like this the 3X Pitching Velocity Program. Any advice you would give them on you know what it takes, or what they need to do and what kind of commitment they need to make to make that kind of change in their career.

Austin:
Definitely worth it if you are a low velocity guy or near the high 80’s and you want to bump over the 90 mark and especially if you are in high school and you want to get schools looking at you. This system really worked for me and for a lot of others. I remember Mitch he committed to LSU and it helped him a lot and their are other kids as well and if you work hard and follow the system you are going to see improvements. If you slack off then you are not going to see anything at all. It all comes down to how bad do you want it. If you work hard with this program you will make something of yourself.

Brent:
You are right man. That is what it takes the problem is most guys are scared to make that commitment. That is the problem up front that they are afraid to commit and work as hard as they can and put it all out there.

Austin:
Yeah, if you commit and you get down and grid everyday you are going to see improvements and you will be happy you did it. If you don’t then you are just going to be average.

Brent:
Yeah, it is not easy. I am sure you had tons of weeks where you didn’t want to get out there and work. You wanted to just lay in bed because you where exhausted.

Austin:
Yeah definitely!

Brent:
Well man I am excited for you Austin. I think you are going to have a great college career man, just keep it up. I am here to help you guys. If anything comes up with any issues or anything man I will keep you moving forward. I will hopefully see you on TV one day.

Austin:
Yeah I hope so. Are you going to do the level 3 or what not?

Brent:
Yeah, I got level 3 if you want to come down this summer or if you just want to wait for me to launch it I am going to launch it sometime this summer. It is pretty awesome man! You will love it. It really does take it to another level. It is all new throwing drills, the strength and conditioning program a lot of the similar lfits and exercisesa but just a lot more intense but the throwing drills or awesome. It is a totally new system that just builds on top of the level 1 and level 2 and I think you are going to love it.

Austin:
Well, I will look forward to coming down and if not I will definitely trying it.

Brent:
Alright man I am all for it. We will  just stay connected. It will be awesome to have you down here training with us this summer again.

Austin:
Ok, sounds good thank you!

Brent:
Yeah, thank you Austin, we will talk soon man. See you!

Austin:
Alright see you!

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