Do you have any availability for In Person or Online Students?
I do not offer lessons to girls outside of my membership unless you'd like a 3-hour intensive private session. If you are interested in an intensive session or learning more about Private and Group Lessons for members, please click here.
Do you offer in person Intensive Sessions/Private Lessons for pitchers outside of your Online Membership?
If you are traveling out of state and are NOT currently inside of my Online Membership, you can do a Private Intensive Session!
Do you do traveling clinics/camps? If so, how does that work?
Yes! I would love to travel to you. Check out this link & fill out the form if you're interested in DR3 Fastpitch coming to your hometown!
Do you do online group sessions?
I currently work with two organizations through virtual training: A rec department in Idaho with 12-15 pitchers & Travel Team in Canada with 6 pitchers.
If you are interested in online services for your team/organization, please contact us & we can see how we can make it work!
Each girl will need her own membership. Membership discounts are available depending on how many girls from your team/organization would like to join.
My daughter is a beginner pitcher, what course/program should she start with?
If you are a beginner pitcher, start with my Pitching 101 course on DR3 FastpitchU. There is a road map on this page that can guide you on which courses to follow depending on your skill set level.
Pitching 101: Level 1
Pitching 102: Level 2
Pitching 201: Level 3
Do you offer mentor calls for coaches/parents?
Yes! This information will be up on my website soon, for now, please contact us through our website and share a little more about what exactly you're looking for!
Do you offer free resources for coaches/parents/players?
Yes, I do! Check out DR3 FastpitchU! There are many resources for ALL coaches, parents, and players through my Free course and PDF downloads!
Do you have junior pitching instructors at PAC? What is the pricing/availability?
Unfortunately, my two Jr Instructors out of PAC started playing at the next level Fall of 2023. They will offer openings during their school breaks for their current clients. I am hoping to have new Jr. Instructors by the start of 2024.
What Equipment Do I Need Before Starting Online Lessons?
Check out my Amazon List titled "Online Live Lesson Essentials"
You do not need ALL these things, but, the more you have, the more we can accomplish together. Be creative with alternatives as well.
My daughter works best with someone face to face, how do online lessons work?
To do online pitching lessons, you will need to become an online memberfirst. Membership details are here. Once you become a member, information on the process is in the Introductionmodule as far as how to book a live service, in addition to all the prices. Prices range from $30-100, depending on which service you’d like.
You can become an online member without booking a live service, especially if you are looking for supplementary training options without leaving your current instructor. This membership is wonderful solely for at-home training & accountability.
I've been doing online services since 2020 & worked with over 900 pitchers around the world. 80% of my girls & parents were hesitant to start virtual training as this is still very new to our generation, but this world has also opened new doors that we all didn't expect were possible from the very beginning. I have evolved these services many times to reach the needs of all my families & will continue to do so.
I understand virtual training might not work for everyone, but, I will do my best to fit the needs of ALL my clients to make this work for us all! I have a huge success rate with these services, and this new platform will take my training to the next level.
My biggest advice, if you are not coachable or willing to EDUCATE yourself on new concepts, DR3 Fastpitch services might not be for you. Online services are very successful when the same energy and effort is put in on both sides!
Are you ready to level up? If so, I'd love to work with you!
What is the difference between Hello Elbow & Internal Rotation?
To make it short and sweet, Internal Rotation (IR), also known as Forearm Fire, is the most natural way to pitch the ball.
Forearm Fire/Internal Rotation is a true arm whip, focusing on external and internal rotation of the shoulder & forearm pronation. Pulling the ball down the slot while focusing on arm unraveling & lower body sequencing.
“Hello Elbow” (stiff/forced wrist snap, locked out arm circle, elbow to catcher, finish with a muscle or L) is a forced arm circle that slows your body down and can cause serious injuries down the road. This is where girls PUSH the ball through their arm circle, most likely locking out their arms. Please check out my Introduction to Rotational Pitching Course on DR3University for more in-depth knowledge of “the why.”
As someone who has had lifelong injuries from pitching hello elbow for 14 years, I’ve spent the first year of my coaching career learning about how the body should MOVE before how the body should PITCH. This has been a game changer in my career, but more importantly, for all my pitchers!
When I was in high school, I would personally want an evaluation once every 2 weeks or at least once a month to check progress. This service was not offered where I grew up training, but if it was, I know for a fact I would want monthly evaluations for progress monitoring as I was very intense with preparing for the D1 level.
I suggest at least once every 3 months. This service is part of the in-person membership price to receive quarterly basic video evaluations.
How many days a week should I be pitching?
This is different per age level and skill set level. I believe a pitcher should be throwing 3-5 days a week, depending on how intense their weekend schedule is. I say around 1 heavy, 1 medium, 1-2 light days leading up to a tournament weekend.
The heavy day would be an hour pitching lesson with me. We focus on about 80-100 reps. This includes the drill work. We also have an intense warmup and cool down.
Medium day: 60-70 reps
Light day: 40-60 reps
If you are a beginner, I would do mirror drills EVERY DAY. That does not mean you need your ball and glove every day, but you should watch your body in front of a mirror or selfie camera, going over the 7 steps of pitching, breaking down the motion, every day. Focus on the little things and your body mechanics. See your body. Feel your body. I would at least do 10-15 mirror drills.
I would also focus on strength training for ALL age levels. Does that mean going into a gym and deadlifting? No. But use the exercises from the lesson plan on a daily basis to help increase your hip, glute, and core strength.
Why do you not teach the screw ball?
To be 100% honest, I cannot stand the word "screwball" anymore... lol! It was engraved in my brain at the college level during my freshman season that a screwball “is not a real pitch."
I would rather teach a rise ball with true 6 to 12 spin while maintaining proper body mechanics & movement patterns. After mastering the rise ball, we would work on angling the rise in and out breaking two planes which makes it a more difficult pitch for the batter. I don’t think you get consistent movement from a screwball, and it is highly prone to cause injuries (shoulder, elbow, bicep) if not thrown properly by focusing on a proper whip with forearm pronation.
If you were taught to throw a screwball by stepping way left/right off the power line, push your booty back/out, create space between your body & arm path, and screw your thumb away from your body at release, please hear me out! You are currently throwing a screwball with little to no knowledge of the biomechanics behind pitching and how your body should MOVE PROPERLY. I highly suggest pausing this pitch until you educate on proper movement patterns to reduce your risk of injury in the future. I would love to go more in-depth with you about this during a 1:1 mental training session!
A PEEL SCREW is the only screwball I will teach my girls, but, I encourage my pitchers to zone in on their other breaking pitches before incorporating this pitch. Again, I am a big believer in teaching spin pitches that can break in multiple directions, not just “side to side.”
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