“Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.”
― James Cook

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Welcome to Pitching Coaches Anonymous

My name is Randy Sullivan. I’m pitching coach. And I am a confirmed talkaholic. I’ve wasted too many coaching years telling kids how to do things, then telling them how to do them better. I have coached some amazing kids over the years and, thank goodness, many of them have survived, and even thrived, despite my “assistance”. You see, in the past 5-7 years, I have come to learn that in the science of motor learning and human performance, the words get in the way. Very few...

Tonight I Cried

In the spring of 2004 I was a member of the Board of Directors at Bloomingdale Little League, when my youngest of 3 sons, Jake signed up to play in the machine pitch league. He was 6 years old. I was already coaching my oldest son, Ty, and my middle son, Ryan’s little league teams, so I decided not to be the head coach of Jake’s team. But on the morning of the tryout, I attended and stood against the fence down the right field line, clipboard in hand, and watched. Why would a non-coach...

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