Pro Level Elite Clinics

TRANSFORM YOUR PITCHING to a completely new level!

Attend one of our Summer Clinics and get the same training that our pros have access to!

Sign up before June 1st and SAVE 25% off the regular price!

Use promo code NPA25 during checkout. 

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In just a few days add VELOCITY, improve COMMAND, build STRENGTH and throw without pain

 

Get over 18 hours of the most elite instruction from the best pitching teachers in the country! You’ll get individual instruction to better your mechanics, improve your strength and throw harder. And each athlete gets one-on-one bullpen sessions with the coaches. Each pitcher will also receive a personal set of weighted balls, a set of our patented elastic cords, and a take-home program on how best to utilize them for long-term strength and durability.

2019 CLINIC DETAILS:

Dates: 
June 21~23    –  11 spots remaining
July 5~7          –  15 spots remaining
July 19~21      –  13 spots remaining
Aug 9~11        –  14 spots remaining
Aug 31~Sep 2 –  15 spots remaining
Check-in: Friday morning
Check-out: Sunday afternoon

25% OFF the regular price if you sign up before June 1st!  

Use promo code “NPA25” during checkout.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:  

  • Daily baseball instruction, drills and one-on-one mound time on our MLB-quality clay mound (don’t forget to bring your cleats!)
  • A set of weighted velocity balls and our patented elastic cords with the specific protocols for maximum results ($163 value!).
  • Plenty of one-on-one attention from NPA Coaches – the ones the pros use!
  • Small group setting where you can also learn from other players
  • Details on what good mechanics actually look like and how to achieve them
  • Velocity training and how best to make a jump in velocity without risking elbow or shoulder injury
  • Strength and conditioning workouts that are baseball specific and learn what lifts to avoid
  • Information on the proper diet guidelines so you can optimize your body’s recovery
  • Learn how to keep a positive mindset – this is a skill that can be learned!
  • Take-home workout protocols that will help you further develop in the months and years ahead

 

More about our 2019 Summer Clinics:

We cover a lot of ground in our 3-day clinics. From Biomechanics, strength training, to arm care, nutrition, rest and proper nutrition, you will come out of these sessions with a ton of information and how to use it that will set you firmly on the path to becoming the pitcher you’ve dreamed of being. And the one that batters dread.

DAY 1

Biomechanics, Individual Testing
  • Intro to Biomechanics
  • Warm-up / Loosen-up
  • Individual Testing
  • Functional Movement Screen
  • Strength Training
  • Full body programming
  • Velocity training protocols
  • Drills
  • Bullpen sessions
  • Mechanics evaluations & Corrections
  • Movement efficiency assessments

DAY 2

Strength Training, Performance & Recovery
  • Baseball Specific Strength Training Foundations
  • Nutritional Guidelines for Optimal Performance & Recovery
  • Testing & FMS Results
  • Warm-up / Loosen-up
  • Flat Ground throwing
  • Drills
  • Strength Training
  • Arm Care & joint integrity
  • Velocity training protocols

DAY 3

Positive Mindset, Pitching Strategies & Tactics
  • Positive Mindset Management
  • Pitching Strategies and tactics
  • Warm-up / Loosen-up
  • Drills
  • Strength Training
  • Full Body programming
  • Velocity training protocols
  • Bullpen Sessions
  • Reinforce efficient mechanics
  • Evaluate secondary pitches
  • Wrap-up session with each athlete
The NPA West Summer Clinics
in Santa Ana, California

940 E. First Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Tel: 949-335-6116

“Having worked with Charlie & Randy for many years, I can attest that you are getting the best instruction available. As a pitching evaluator for the Angels, I look for the exact things they teach when I evaluate for potential draft picks and trade acquisitions.”

~ Jordan Oseguera L.A. Angels Minor League Pitching Coach

YOUR COACHES 

NPA AREA DIRECTOR

RANDY WISHMYER

Randy has worked closely with NPA Founder Tom House for 18 of his 28 years as a coach, and developed many of the strength protocols that are now used by MLB players.

More about Randy Wishmyer

His knowledge and understanding of mechanics and how to turn small adjustments into big improvements on the mound, is second to none. Randy is a renowned functional strength instructor with multiple certifications and has taught hundreds of other coaches how to properly build strength for pitchers and baseball players. In addition to the important work he does with the NPA, Randy has also coached for both high schools and collegiate teams so he understands well the environment at those levels. Whether with a little leaguer or one of his MLB clients, Randy focuses heavily on the four legs of the NPA methodology: bio-mechanics, strength/conditioning, nutrition and mental/emotional preparation. Randy believes strongly that the science-based research the NPA provides to athletes is one of the driving forces behind its mission to better inform, instruct and inspire players to raise their level of play, to stay healthy, and enjoy playing baseball longer.

NPA COACH

CHARLIE NOOTBAAR

A former collegiate-level player, Charlie has been actively coaching for over 20 years, from levels spanning Little League through pro ball. 

More about Charlie Nootbaar

Having been the lead biomechanist for the NPA, he is passionate about research and science, and leads the team when doing their 3D motion captures. He heads projects designed to improve the health, durability, and performance of pitchers and has invented products that do just that. He takes great pride in educating athletes with the most up-to-date information to make them better pitchers, and prides himself on being able to communicate that information in a simple way each athlete can fully understand and implement. Charlie has successful baseball players of his own. Both of his sons were drafted by MLB teams (8th round and 12th round) after successful years playing Division 1 baseball in the PAC12 conference.

2019 CLINIC DATES: 

  • June 21 ~ 23
  • July 5 ~ 7
  • July 19 ~ 21
  • Aug 9 ~ 11 
  • Aug 31 ~ Sep 2

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Pick the dates you want.

Sign up by June 1st and get a discount of 25% off the regular price. You’ll get a Velocity Kit set of weighted balls and our patented elastic cords.  Use promo code “NPA25” during checkout.

And get ready to become the pitcher every batter fears!

AS A CLINIC PARTICIPANT, YOU’LL ALSO GET: 

The Velocity Kit 

Our best-selling Velocity Kit is one of our foundational products. Part of our Velocity Program, it helps you increase arm speed as safely as currently possible. We will guide you through the weighted ball protocol that also builds arm durability to help keep you injury free throughout the season.  (Retail value: $129)

 

 

Our Patented Elastic Cords 

What sets these Ergo Grip Cords apart and makes them more complete are the ergonomically designed grips which add wrist, forearm and elbow resistance as part of the workout so you get a more anatomically correct and complete arm workout. We will show you the pitcher-specific protocol that you can do at home or on the field.

“What you guys are doing for young men is remarkable. You have such knowledge and ability to translate the technical aspects of the game, and the material is so practical. It’s really remarkable the craft you have honed… Andy is working hard and if he keeps this up (he doesn’t know it yet) but I am going to bring him back for a few days in late summer. Thanks so much for doing what you do, and especially for the way you do it.”

~ Bob Bean Father of high school pitcher

MORE OF WHAT YOU GET AT OUR 3-DAY CLINICS. AND WHY. 

Pitching Assessments & Velocity Training

Each athlete will be evaluated on the mound for their throwing efficiency. You’ll also receive a set of weighted baseballs and be guided through the NPA Velocity Program. This is what started it all! The current overload/underload phenomenon to increase velocity started with this weighted ball program. As Directors at the NPA, we worked on the research and development of this program to create THE SAFEST velocity improvement program in the nation. Learn what you need to work on to be more efficient, stay healthy and add velocity.

Pitching Strategies for Success

What is the most important pitch? When should you throw your curveball? How do you disrupt the timing of a hitter when all you have working is a fastball. There are lots of ways to get guys out without needing “nasty stuff” and we’ll give you the pitching strategies to do so.

Mechanics Corrections

Simple adjustments will be made to enhance efficiency in throwing mechanics so that you can command the zone better without compromising potential injury risks. Our decades of experience collecting data using 3D motion capture systems has educated us on how to identify the most common mechanical problems and how to correct them. We’ll also look at off-speed pitches to make sure they’re being thrown correctly, or if adjustments need to be made for better results. Data on spin rate and velocity will also be taken.

Positive Mindset Management for Success

The biggest killer to an athlete’s success comes not on the field, but between the ears. We’ll delve into what goes on inside the athlete’s mind and how to avoid the mental traps that can keep you from being the best that you can possibly be. Here’s a hint: you “play” baseball, you don’t “work” baseball.

Strength Training Guidance

Improve performance not only on the mound, but in the field and at the plate! We’ll show the most appropriate way to add strength specific to baseball that will get you the same benefits as heavy lifting, without the risks. We will also introduce proper weighted ball usage for arm durability and velocity increases.

Nutrition and Sleep Guidance

One of the least talked about subjects, yet extremely vital to recovery and feeling good each time you’re on the mound, is nutrition. Learn the fundamentals of proper nutrition, what and when to eat, and why good quality sleep matters and needs to be a part of the formula.

WHY TRUST US?   IN A WORD: EXPERIENCE.

In the decades that the NPA has been around, we have combined scientific research with practical application (and yes, lots of trial and error) to find the best ways to make each pitcher the best they can be. Not everyone throws the same, but there are fundamentals that need to be followed to be efficient and durable, while respecting the uniqueness of each pitcher.

Our mission is to help each athlete that walks through our door be better when they leave than when they arrived. We literally work with pitchers every single day at our facility helping them improve, and thus have learned countless ways to help different types of pitchers improve their performance. This is what we do, and have been doing it for a long time

FAQs

We know you have questions. We’ve got answers. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us. 

How many players are typically in a clinic?

These clinics are VERY limited. We only accept the first 15 sign-ups… Why do we keep it so small?  We want each athlete to be able to get hands-on time with the coaches. In a nutshell, we take pride in what we do. This is NOT a cattle call clinic. Every pitcher will leave knowing they received individual attention…  The 3D Motion Capture clinic is even more exclusive.  We only accept 10 sign-ups due to the time required to get each athlete on camera and assessed properly.

Do you provide lunch?

No. However, there is ample time to leave the facility to get lunch. In the past, participants have brought a Subway sandwich with them, or something similar.  We can also give you ideas on places nearby that are available.

What should I wear and bring?

Each athlete will go through a workout before throwing, so wear standard workout gear (shorts OK) with gym shoes. You will also need your cleats, glove and some water. Each athlete will sweat quite a bit so plan clothes accordingly depending on the length of your time here.

Where should we stay?

We suggest doing your own research on places to stay since everyone has different budgets and requirements.  Disneyland is about 8 miles north and Newport Beach is about 11 miles south. Most our athletes and families like to stay close one or the other… There are no hotels walking distance to the facility that we can recommend. Before making arrangements in the immediate area surrounding our facility please check with us first since our facility is in an industrial area.

Do you provide transportation to/from the facility?

No. You’ll need to make your own arrangements for transportation to and from the facility. We DO have adequate parking at our facility in an enclosed lot.  

“Fantastic pitching & experience for my son Adam. Randy & Charlie have taught him about nutrition, commitment, strength & conditioning, mound composure & situational approach. The most important value is proper technique & eliminating & avoiding injuries. Adam started here throwing 65mph & is currently @ 83/84 mph. Last season he made Orange County 1st Team Honorable Mention & Pitcher of the Year.”

~ Joe Auriemma, father of pitcher

Transform your pitching in just THREE DAYS.

We’ve helped college players get noticed by scouts and signed to major league teams. We’ve helped the best MLB pitchers stay on top and stay in the game longer.

If you’re ready to take your game to the next level, we’re ready for you.

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