I've played at a high level, been hurt, been healthy, and played in over 30 states.

I own a baseball academy and work with players just like you, every single day. 

I hope you learn from my mistakes, so that you'll avoid them yourself. 

Everything below was written and recorded to help you on your long journey.

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How Good Is Your Curveball, Really?
There is a misconception in baseball that the quality of a curveball has most to do with how sharply it[...]
Stop Choosing Teams Because Your Friends Play There.
I get it; making friends is hard. When you bond with a group of guys or girls, it's great to[...]
The Truth About Pitchers, Pro Balls and Pine Tar
The Michael Pineda thing was funny. His stupidity, however, has brought to light a very important issue, especially since college[...]
Reading A Hitter Who Is Reading You
It was a good changeup. As it sunk and tailed off the edge of the plate, crossing at the black[...]
Slide Step Pitching Mechanics: What You’ve Heard Isn’t Correct.
The slide step is a pretty straightforward thing, if it's taught correctly. The thing is, though, that most coaches teach[...]
Proper Box Squat Technique
LoL! Box Squat Probs! The lingo of all the high schoolers has insidiously ruined my brain. Here is a quick[...]
Develop Control and Breaking Pitches
The longer a person plays, the more he comes to realize that throwing the ball where it needs to go[...]
How To Throw A ChangeUp (And Why It’s Hard)
As a pitching coach, one of my biggest tasks is overhauling a pitcher's off-speed pitches. Most pitchers can't throw an effective[...]
EP24 – Guide to Preventing Pitching Injuries Pt.1
In this episode, Dan gives practical advice for parents and coaches on preventing pitching injuries.
EP13 – Meditation, and The Worst Day of My Life
I blew the game for the third time in a row. In the clubhouse after the game, the manager walked[...]
Should The Closer Pitch In Jams, Earlier in Games?
Now that everyone has seen Andrew Miller recently bail his team out of jams early in the game, it's been[...]
Improve Softball Throwing Velocity With Footwork
Helping girls to improve softball throwing velocity is one of our specialties, and it starts from the ground up. Without[...]
Don’t Like It? Play Better.
I've written a number of articles in the past about how being a good teammate and a coachable person will[...]
Weighted Front Side Pitching Drills
The front side is crucial to producing high pitching velocity, as well as consistent strike-throwing ability. Listen in as I[...]
EP06 – Sports and Business: How They Relate
Former Division-I baseball player, Tom Meaney, comes on the show to discuss the parallel between sports and business. We talk about[...]
Is Heavy Lifting Good For Pitchers?
If you look around social media, you'll see that more baseball pitchers are lifting "heavy." This is, in general, a[...]
EP17 – The Yips
What exactly are "the yips?" They're mythical, terrifying, and very real.
3 Steps To Playing Better Catch
The routine of a relief pitcher is one that contains a lot of catch. Every day, one searches for "the[...]
Sports: They Don’t Define You.
I often hear from parents that young athletes come down too hard on themselves when they underperform. Physical errors and mental[...]

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