Get 1-on-1 instruction in a small group setting from the best pitching coaches anywhere!

Athletes actually learn more quickly in a small group environment when they can watch others being coached at the same time, so we often instruct in small groups. However, each athlete gets individual 1-on-1 instruction when on the mound or doing drills. This allows every pitcher to get instruction specific to their particular needs. 

  

Currently we are working with athletes on our outdoor clay mound by appointment only. Please contact us for more information and to schedule a lesson.

Get 1-on-1 instruction in a small group setting from the best pitching coaches anywhere!

What we offer that’s unique for pitchers

If you’re looking for that extra edge to get to the next level, our regular mechanics lessons are second to none! You will be around guys in your same situation all looking to get better. Based on 40+ years of coaching and teaching experience, and backed with scientific study, we know what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t.

Our pitching sessions include:

  • A full body warm-up
  • Throwing drills to reinforce efficient mechanics
  • Bullpen session on our clay mound (cleats required)
  • Any necessary adjustments to mechanics to reduce injury and pitch more efficiently
  • Guidance on increasing velocity safely
  • Post session recap to reinforce what was done and why

It is THE MOST comprehensive pitcher-specific instruction anywhere!

Bullpen sessions specifically for Pro, College, High School and Youth pitchers

We offer training, throwing and mechanics workouts throughout the year.

Bullpen Session/Lessons for High School Players

Whether your goal is to get drafted, play for a D1 school, or simply make the varsity team, we offer scientifically validated ways to improve your performance dramatically.  Whether it’s mechanical inefficiencies, lack of functional strength, or simply a need for a good day-to-day process to follow, we have solutions to help you get better.  Come see how we work and what we can do to help you.  And parents are always welcome to observe and be a part of the process.

Contact us for more information or to schedule a lesson.

Bullpen Session/Lessons for College Players

Getting to college is a great achievement!  However, if you’re looking to earn more playing time, work on something specific, or improve your chances to play professionally at the next level, come find out what will make you better.  We have insight and experience to help you improve and reach your potential.

Contact us for more information or to schedule a lesson!

Lessons for Youth Level players

There is no better time to start working on your craft.  Getting the proper foundation and good fundamentals before entering high school will pay dividends for years to come. Old habits are hard to break, so let’s create good ones now!  And parents are always welcome to observe and see how we work and interact with each kid. We also encourage the athletes and their parents to ask questions for a better understanding of ‘why’.

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Workouts & Bullpens for Professional Level Players

For pros looking to focus on a specific area and get a great workout as well. Whether you’re returning from injury, fine tuning something specific, or looking to advance through the minor league system, we have tools to help you reach your goals. And we also offer special MiLB pricing. Contact us for details and requirements.

The NPA West Coaches

Charlie Nootbaar
Eric Ruben (clinics)
Tom House (retired)

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NPA West Coach Charlie Nootbaar
“Working with Charlie is like working directly with me. He knows how to analyze, assess and correct as if I was there myself. Having worked alongside me for over 20 years and been actively involved in research and development, and a full understanding of all the NPA protocols, I’d entrust my own son to him. Nobody is better!”

-Tom House, NPA founder

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The NPA West Difference: Why the most committed pitchers choose to work with us

What you get when you workout with the NPA West
  • Acquire more command and consistency of your pitches
  • Add velocity, functional strength and endurance to last a full season without fatigue
  • Master an additional pitch, if needed
  • Learn new ways to stay focused on your task
  • Throw more efficiently with proper age-specific mechanics
  • Learn from other players in a small-group, judgment-free and relaxed environment
  • Understand the need to be in the best physical shape as possible
We house the NPA's motion capture equipment and more
For many years we housed the National Pitching Association’s (NPA) motion capture equipment and did year-round data collection and testing. This led us to unparalleled knowledge of pitching and throwing. All of the most up-to-date protocols are utilized and developed here.
Who our training and conditioning is for (and who it's not for)
We work with professionals, college and high school-level pitchers, as well as younger pitchers. If you’re a professional looking to get better in the off-season, or, if you’re a collegiate or high school pitcher looking for that extra edge to get to the next level, our training is for you. Our bullpen sessions, weekend clinics and online programs give you plenty of opportunities to learn while also getting individualized attention for your specific needs. Based on 40+ years of coaching and teaching experience, and backed with scientific study, we know what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t.

The NPA West Coaches

The best baseball coaches, period. No quick fixes. No gimmicks. What we do just works. And we work with the best.

Charlie Nootbaar

Charlie Nootbaar A former collegiate-level player, Charlie has been actively coaching for over 20 years – levels spanning Little League to professional baseball. Passionate about research and science, he leads projects designed to improve the health, durability, and performance of pitchers. He takes great pride in educating athletes with information and techniques that will make them better pitchers, as well as teammates and students. Charlie has successful baseball players of his own. Both sons played college baseball in the PAC12 and both were subsequently drafted by major league teams. His younger son currently plays for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Eric Ruben (clinics)

Eric Ruben Eric is an Associate Scout with the Atlanta Braves and has helped develop and assist over 130 players play in college and over 20 MLB draft picks. He has coached at the high school level including the 5A state champions in Georgia. He joined the NPA over 10 years ago and has been instrumental in developing and identifying pitchers that strive to play both collegiately and in the pros. He has been coaching and teaching baseball for over 25 years, and his passion is teaching the finer points so that young players will improve, thus appreciating the game to its fullest. Based outside Seattle, Eric is a lead instructor for our clinics, and spends a lot of his time in Los Angeles as a Baseball Technical Consultant in Hollywood. He has served as consultant on 3 major feature films: Parental Guidance (2012), Trouble with The Curve (2012), and Blended (2013). He was also technical consultant on the USA Network show “Necessary Roughness”, and is the on-set technical advisor for the TV series “All American Homecoming” which began airing in 2022..

Randy Wishmyer coaching pitcher at NPA West facility
Randy Wishmyer

Randy Wishmyer Randy has worked closely with renowned pitching guru Tom House for 18 of his 30+ years as a coach, helping pitchers and QBs improve their strength and skills both as individual players and team members. In addition to the important work he does with the NPA, Randy is an elite strength coach. He has helped numerous NFL, MLB, PGA and pro volleyball players increase their strength and performance levels. His work has directly resulted in athletes moving up to the highest levels of competition and the resulting testimonials received attest to this. His innate, and often counterintuitive, understanding of how the human body performs has been instrumental in formulating the strength and conditioning protocols that are now being used by elite athletes throughout the world. Randy has also coached for high school and collegiate teams so he understands well the environment at those levels. Whether with a youth athlete or one of his pro clients, Randy focuses heavily on strength/conditioning, bio-mechanics, nutrition and mental/emotional preparation. Randy strongly believes that the science-based research that he provides to athletes is the driving force behind the mission to better inform, instruct and inspire players to raise their level of play, stay healthy, and enjoy playing longer.

Randy Wishmyer coaching pitcher at NPA West facility
Tom House (retired)

Tom House Tom House is considered by many to be the “father of modern pitching mechanics.” He is the founder of The Rod Dedeaux Research and Baseball Institute (RDRBI) and The National Pitching Association (NPA). The RDRBI and NPA are renowned for their health and performance research and development involving three-dimensional analysis of human movement, physical preparation and training to support rotational athletes in movement, identifying the metabolic requirements of proper nutrition to fuel human activity, and mentoring athletes’ competition with mental/emotional management skills. Tom pitched at the professional level from 1967 to 1979 for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, and Seattle Mariners. He coached from 1980 to 1997 for the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, and Chiba Lotte Marines (Japan), as well as in Latin America. On the amateur level, Tom is an information and instruction coordinator for numerous baseball academies across the United States and Canada. He directly accesses thousands of players, coaches, and parents per year in clinic settings and travels the world as an international consultant, performance analyst, and sports psychologist. He is also an advisor with the American Sports Medicine Institute, the Titleist Performance Institute, and he has given seminars for the American College of Sports Medicine. Tom has also worked with NFL quarterbacks Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Alex Smith, Carson Palmer, Matt Cassell, Terrelle Pryor as well as other collegiate-level football players.