Inning after inning, a pitcher is truly alone when he's on the mound. He alone controls the speed and placement of the ball as it travels toward the batter. While his teammates support him, his performance in any given game is a culmination of all aspects of his preparation: his mental state, his physical state, and most of all, his love of the game. Parents can play a monumental role in preparing an athlete for the arduous task of facing batter after batter effectively.
We offer information that you as a parent will find useful in your daily support of your athlete. Many of the NPA programs are set up to include the attendance of a parent so that course topics and information can be learned and practiced in a supporting environment at home.
Whether it is information on mental and emotional conditioning, physical conditioning, or nutritional and dietary behaviors, the NPA is committed to informing parents.
I just want to thank you for the very informative session at your clinic. My son came away wanting more from your program. He happened to pitch on Saturday and I told him not to try everything, but just to work in one of the simplest changes that he could. So he worked on splitting the ball down the middle. Well, it worked so well that he threw a no-hitter on Saturday! He struck out 16 and the other two outs were on attempted bunts. We will continue to incorporate your methods and we hope to get down to see you again soon. Thanks again.
Father of a pitcher who attended one of your three-day weekend clinics