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IT IS CRITICAL THAT BEFORE ANY ADVANCED PITCHING TECHNIQUES ARE TAUGHT TO THE PITCHER REGARDLESS OF AGE OR EXPERIENCE, THE MECHANICS OF THE DELIVERY MUST BE FUNDAMENTALLY SOUND.
* HOW DO I HELP MY SON HAVE A BLAST WITH HIS PITCHING?
* WHAT ARE THE COMMON CHARACTERISTICS OF A QUALITY PITCHING DELIVERY?
* HOW DO I HELP HIM LEARN TO FIX MECHANICAL PROBLEMS SO MY SON IMPROVES, SUCCEEDS, AND PROSPERS IN HIS PITCHING?
* HOW DO I LEARN TO FIX MECHANICAL FAULTS SO I CAN HELP MY SON IMPROVE, SUCCEED, AND FLOURISH IN HIS PITCHING?
* HOW CAN I ENRICH THE TIME I SPEND WITH MY SON AND HAVE A MARVELOUS RELATIONSHIP WITH MY SON, TEAMING UP WITH HIM TO MAKE HIM A BETTER PITCHER?
* WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO AVOID A SORE ARM? * WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO REDUCE RISK OF INJURY?
LEARN TO HAVE EXPLOSIVE VELOCITY. THIS IS WHAT GETS YOU NOTICED BY COACHES, SCOUTS AND RECRUITERS. WITH PROPER MECHANICS AND USE OF YOUR ENTIRE BODY, YOU CAN HAVE A FASTBALL THAT IS ELECTRIFYNG AND THAT WILL REALLY SEPARATE YOU FROM THE PACK.
LEARN HOW TO THROW TO ALL 4 CORNERS OF THE STRIKE ZONE CONSISTENTLY WITH ALL OF YOUR PITCHES. LEARN TO MOVE THE HITTER'S FEET AND CHANGE HIS EYE LEVEL FOR DISCOMFORT AND CONFUSION. LEARN HOW TO THROW VARIOUS SPEEDS OF FASTBALLS IN THE PART OF THE STRIKE ZONE YOU WANT FOR THE DESIRED EFFECT. THIS IS LEARNED BY UNDERSTANDING YOUR MECHANICS SO YOU CAN BE CONSISTENT IN REPEATING YOUR DELIVERY WHICH IS ONE OF THE MAJOR ASPECTS OF YOUR PITCHING THAT COACHES AND SCOUTS ARE STUDYING TO SEE IF YOU CAN PERFORM.
CAN YOU THROW "THE GREAT EQUALIZER"? CAN YOU THROW A GREAT CHANGE-UP WITH FASTBALL ARM SPEED WHEN THE HITTER IS SITTING IN A FAVORABLE HITTING COUNT? DO YOU HAVE THE CONFIDENCE IN YOUR ABILITY TO THROW IT WHEN YOU NEED TO? DO YOU HAVE THE MECHANICS AND CONFIDENCE TO THROW IT IN ANY COUNT, ONCE, TWICE, OR EVEN THREE TIMES IN A ROW? CAN YOU THROW YOUR CURVEBALL OR SLIDER FOR A STRIKE 70 % OF THE TIME, BECAUSE YOUR MECHANICS AND CONFIDENCE ARE THAT GOOD, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE HITTER IS SITTING IN A FASTBALL COUNT? THIS IS WHAT ALLOWS YOU TO PITCH DEEP INTO GAMES.
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO GET A FASTBALL TO RUN AWAY OR RUN IN TO A HITTER TO DISRUPT THE HITTERS SWING PATH? CAN YOU GET LATE MOVEMENT ON THAT FASTBALL, SLIDER, OR CHANGE-UP SO IT LEAVES THE HITTERS PREDETERMINED SWING PATH? CAN YOU GET HITTERS TO MISHIT BALLS BECAUSE OF THE LATE MOVEMENT ON YOUR PITCHES WHICH DOESN'T ALLOW THE HITTER TO SQUARE UP THE BASEBALL? THIS YOU NEED IN YOUR ARSENAL ON THE DAYS WHEN YOU DON'T FEEL SO GREAT, AND YOUR SUPERB STUFF ISN'T THERE (WHICH IT WON'T ALWAYS BE).
"COACH SKOUTELAKIS' LESSONS HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD FOR MY SON, A HIGH-SCHOOL PITCHER. COACH HAS A BIG BOOK OF NUMEROUS PHOTOS OF PRO PITCHERS PITCHING, AND HE CAN WATCH A STUDENT THROW, IDENTIFY HIS FLAWS, AND RELATE THEM TO A PHOTO IN HIS BOOK IN ABOUT A MINUTE. HE CAN FIX THE FLAW, AND SHOW YOU ON YOUR PERSONAL VIDEO HOW YOU HAVE IMPROVED. HE HAS A DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE OF PITCHING I HAVE NOT SEEN IN THE MANY OTHER INSTRUCTORS WE'VE HAD OVER THE YEARS.
WE HAVE FOUND THAT TAKING VIDEO EVERY LESSON, AND REVIEWING THE VIDEOS SEVERAL TIMES THROUGHOUT THE LESSON, REINFORCES THE POINTS COACH WANTS HIM TO REMEMBER. WE GET A DISC TO TAKE HOME AND REVIEW EVERY WEEK. YOUNG PLAYERS LEARN VISUALLY BETTER THAN ANY OTHER WAY, AND WATCHING HIS FORM, AND SEEING HIS GAME RESULTS, CONVINCES US THAT COACH MIKE IS THE BEST THING GOING FOR YOUTH PLAYER INSTRUCTION!"
Dr. Charles Metzger, M.D.
-Orthopedic Surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand
-Director of Safethrow
"PITCHING AT THE DIVISION 1 LEVEL IN COLLEGE REQUIRES EXCEPTIONAL VELOCITY, COMMAND, AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO PITCH TO CERTAIN HITTERS IN CERTAIN COUNTS AND SITUATIONS. A PITCHER MUST ALSO HAVE A STRONG MENTAL GAME AND ROUTINE TO ASSIST HIM IN REPEATING HIS DELIVERY AND WITH DEALING WITH THE ADVERSITY AND CHALLENGES THAT COME ALONG WITH PITCHING SUCCESSFULLY AT THIS LEVEL OF COMPETITION. MIKE TEACHES PITCHERS EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO BE VERY SUCCESSFUL AT THIS LEVEL. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND MIKE WITH TORQUE BASEBALL AS A PITCHING INSTRUCTOR."
* Winningest Division 1 Baseball Coach in History- Over 2000 Wins
* Has coached 139 All Americans
* Has coached 7 National Players of Year
* Most wins in college baseball history 2005
* Highest career winning percentage among active DI collegiate coaches (.736)
* Inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007
* Inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in 2005
* Inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2018
* All 24 of Florida State’s 50-win seasons have come under Mike Martin
* 41 consecutive NCAA Regional appearances (39 as head coach) and 41 consecutive 40-win seasons (39 as head coach)
* 16 trips to the College World Series
* 19 conference championships (11 Metro Conference, 8 Atlantic Coast Conference – 95, 97, 02, 04, 10, 15, 17, 18)
* Eight consecutive ACC Atlantic Division Championships (2007-2014) including setting the school record for the most conference wins in a season with a 24-6 mark in 2008 & 2012
* Produced 19 first round draft picks with 17 coming since 1990
"Mike, I had a chance to see the video that you recorded of my son pitching during the Video Analysis. For the first I witnessed someone who knows the the technical side of pitching. Throughout my years watching kids pitching baseball, I hear the baseball coaches yell at their players and say "Throw strikes". First of all most of the coaches' frustrations is their inability to train their players how to hit or pitch the correct way. They are creating an environment of disappointments and kids giving up and not playing baseball. Parents spending large amount of money and time to have their boys play for travel teams and in return coaches yelling or making their kids sit the bench. Not one single coach I have met in the 9 years my son has been playing baseball has shown him anything compared to your baseball techniques and training he has learned in just two sessions, and he plays on a PREMIER TEAM LEVEL! You would think that at the highest level of Select Baseball they could teach like this. Not so. I should have known about you earlier, however I am glad we found you. I have met and seen many baseball trainers in the past, there were no video analysis performed nor the detail body mechanics training you have provided to our son. No one will ever reach their potential if you are not provided the correct training. My son wants to reach that potential with your help. Your training instructions surpass 90% of the high schools and travel teams out there in the Houston area. Money well spent."
Thank you Mike,
"COACH MIKE COMBINES A DETAILED VIDEO ANALYSIS WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE MENTAL SIDE OF THE GAME. HIS POSITIVE APPROACH HAS HELPED JOSEPH WITH HIS MECHANICS BUT JUST AS IMPORTANTLY, HAS TAUGHT JOSEPH HOW TO APPROACH SITUATIONS HE WILL ENCOUNTER WHETHER IT BE AT THE PLATE OR ON THE MOUND. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM."
-FATHER OF JOSEPH MCCORMACK, STRAKE JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYER
"MY HUSBAND HEARD ABOUT "VIDEO ANALYSIS" THROUGH ANOTHER BASEBALL DAD AND BEGAN TO DO SOME RESEARCH FOR OUR 13 YR. OLD SON WHO RECENTLY HAD AN INTEREST IN PITCHING. HE FOUND MIKE IN THE HOUSTON AREA AND IMMEDIATELY CALLED TO SET UP A SESSION FOR VIDEO ANALYSIS. RIGHT AWAY MIKE WAS EXCITED TO TEACH, WORK, AND INFORM OUR SON ABOUT HIS PITCHING MECHANICS. MIKE QUICKLY NOTICED A FEW MECHANICS THAT HE NEEDED TO CORRECT FIRST, AS NOT TO INJURE HIS ARM, THAT WAS HIS FIRST PRIORITY. HIS LESSONS WERE TAILORED FOR OUR SON AND THE VIDEO WAS WHAT OUR SON NEEDED. HAVING HIM DO A FEW PITCHES ON TAPE, VIEWING THE VIDEO, AND RECEIVING IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK WAS VERY HELPFUL AND MIKE WOULD REVIEW WHAT ADJUSTMENTS NEEDED TO BE MADE IN THE NEXT SET. THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO HELP YOUR STUDENTS LEARN! JUST AN HOUR SESSION MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. HIS CONSTANT ENCOURAGEMENT AND FEEDBACK THROUGH THE WHOLE SESSION WAS VALUABLE. HE WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND WAS ABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS WE ALL HAD. MIKE ALWAYS GAVE MANY SUGGESTIONS, ENCOURAGES ANY QUESTIONS, GIVES HOMEWORK, SHOWS PICTURES OF PITCHERS THAT RESEMBLE OUR SONS PITCHING STYLE AND REQUEST FEEDBACK FROM HIS STUDENTS AND PARENTS ON WHAT WORKED OR ANY STRUGGLES. MY SON HAS BEEN A FIRST BASEMAN FOR MANY YEARS AND NOW AT 6'3" BECAME INTERESTED IN PITCHING. MIKE BEING HIS FIRST VIDEO PITCHING COACH HAS MADE SUCH A HUGE DIFFERENCE. HE REALLY DID ENCOURAGE MY SON THROUGH THE LESSONS AND EXPLAINED AND SHOWED HOW HE CAN USE HIS SIZE TO HIS ADVANTAGE. MY SON'S PITCHING MECHANICS IMPROVED AND SHOWED AFTER THE FIRST SESSION. HIS VELOCITY INCREASED AND HE PICKED UP SOME TIPS FROM MIKE ON HOW TO RELAX ON THE MOUND. HIS COACHES EVEN COMMENTED ON HIS INCREASED VELOCITY, ACCURACY, AND COMPOSURE ON THE MOUND. THIS WAS THE CONFIDENCE HE NEEDED! MOST OF ALL, MY SON NOW HAS SUCH A PASSION AND ENTHUSIASM FOR PITCHING AND BASEBALL AGAIN AND I KNOW THAT IS FROM GOOD TEACHING AND HAVING MY SON SEE RESULTS! HE CANNOT WAIT TO SET UP MORE SESSIONS WITH MIKE TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE. THE CD'S GIVEN TO US AFTER EACH SESSION ALLOWS US TO REVIEW AND ASSESS AT HOME AS WELL."
THANKS MIKE! SEE YOU AGAIN VERY SOON!
-REMI AND AMY GARCIA
"Mike takes teaching fundamentals and mechanics of baseball to a whole new level. In just two sessions of Video Analysis and 1:1 coaching, my son is now maximizing strength and power he didn't know he had...His pitching and swing mechanics look like a major leaguer...a perfect foundation to build on!"
- Matt Woodward
"I've been a student of baseball for over 15 years - coaching MS Softball for 13 years and numerous youth baseball teams including tournament and All-Star teams. I thought I knew something about teaching baseball mechanics - but I was not prepared for how much I learned from Coach Mike. I took my 10 and 13 year-old sons to Mike for the purpose of some video instruction. Our previous experience with a few private baseball lessons was so ineffective, and in some cases detrimental, that we stopped and never considered it again. Baseball camps are expensive and the players get very little actual instruction. Now, years later, I thought it was time to get each of them a little help beyond me. Wow. Mike's style of instruction and knowledge is unmatched in my experience. Both boys made significant improvements in just ONE session. Moreover, what I learned from the lessons has changed how I teach hitting and pitching to the players I coach on my son's tournament team and spring-league teams. Our 10U tournament team pitchers are now competitive with anyone we play, and better than most, because of the knowledge Mike gave me and encouraged me to use. Mike's hitting instruction is so revolutionary, but absolutely verifiable by looking at professional hitters and what they actually do, that I feel it can completely change a player. For example, my 13 year-old (never a very good hitter) went for a hitting lesson, and after 30 minutes was looking and hitting absolutely like a different player. He is actually excited about hitting now! After watching how they respond to seeing their mechanics on video, I would never consider a lesson without it again. You can tell a kid something 100 times and maybe he won't get it - but SHOW him once or twice and the lightbulb goes on and THEY GET IT. Lessons with Mike are not an expense, they are an investment - because the returns are so great! The knowledge I gain alone is worth dozens of books and DVDs. Bottom line: my sons are better players - taking their games to the next level, and I'm a better manager and coach who can help dozens of other players become better. All thanks to Mike."
Youth baseball coach and former MS Softball coach.
"We moved from Alabama where my son had been through three different coaches for baseball lessons. I told my son when we got to Texas that I was going to try and find a really good coach that we can stick with. I called Mike with Torque baseball and he told me on the first call to bring Jordan by for a evaluation and if I didn't think he would get better that he would tear my check up and we could be on our way. I asked my son what he thought and he said he loved it and he wanted me to sign him up. Mike is not cheap but if you quality and someone that will put confidence in your son sign him up because my son has more confidence than he has ever had. I want to thank Mike for his time and efforts with my son Jordan and you can bet my three year old son Ashton will be going to him when he turns six years old."
"I wanted to express to you how pleased Worth and I are with our experience with you and the Torque Baseball pitching instruction program. Worth's pitching skill has improved dramatically as demonstrated by two recent outings with his select team. His velocity and control are so much improved. Worth has had a lot of previous pitching instruction; however, no instructor used video, and no one emphasized the technical teaching methods utilizing video and still photographs employed in the Torque method of teaching. Worth has had fun and he and I look forward to our pitching sessions with you. Furthermore, Worth looks forward to Torque hitting instruction. If Worth's hitting improves as much as his pitching, he will most certainly enjoy the coming baseball season and hopefully a successful high school baseball experience in the near future.
Thanks again Coach Mike!
"Torque Baseball has taught me the many fundamentals to mastering the sport of baseball. Mike is an excellent communicator and educator which in turn has had a tremendous impact on my game. I am a small player but now I find myself hitting the ball farther and with greater power. Whether it is from throwing to catching, or from bunting to hitting, Mike has made me become advanced in these areas with repetition, consistency, and hard work."
-Ricardo, Men's League Recreational Softball Player
"My son Ethan has always been able to make contact with the ball but I knew he could do so much better with a more knowledgeable coach guiding him. I went to three other coaches before I happened to find Coach Mike on the internet and decided to give him a shot. After Ethan's initial session, I knew we had found our coach. Mike is a very knowledgeable coach who mixes in video analysis and still photos to help his student achieve the correct form. After 3 sessions with Coach Mike, Ethan went 5 for 6 in his first tournament and all of his hits were to the outfield and hit with power. If you want your son to get really good really fast, go to Coach Mike."
"I am more than happy to recommend Coach Mike. His approach is completely professional. I particularly liked his use of video during the lessons. He is able to review his instructions so the student can see what is trying to be achieved. As the old saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Mike gives you a copy of your video and you have a chance to review it at home. All pitchers, no matter what age or level, can benefit from Mike's coaching."
High School Pitcher’s Dad
"Coach Mike, where would I be without him? He is the kind of guy that knows the game inside and out, and has an answer for any and every situation. He has helped me break down my mechanics and make tough adjustments that make a world of difference. I think all pitchers can benefit from Coach Mike’s instructions."
High School, Pitcher
my 12 year old son has pitched for several years but was developing a few bad habits in his mechanics which could lead to injury and which slowed his velocity. Despite months of instruction with other instructors, the problems continued. However, the ability for him to see his mechanics on video and your expertise in diagnosing the problem and instructing him in the proper mechanics has been the breakthrough we were looking for. He is excited to see himself in the video and get the instant feedback he can see for himself. Your encouragement has also really helped him get over his mental discouragement. He has corrected his mechanics and is throwing harder than ever. We look forward to continued improvement due to your expert program of instruction.
"Hey Mike, I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much i appreciate the work you have done with Jose on his pitching and hitting. I love the method you use of video taping a segment of his hitting or pitching and then reviewing the tape on the spot to correct any mechinal flaws. It truly does work, his pitching mechanics have greatly improved which has resulted in better velocity on his pitches and much better control of his pitches. Jose has always looked lost at the plate but now after only a handful of lessons he actually looks like a hitter when he is at the plate, his mechanics are much much better than they ever have been and his hitting is definitely on the right track. I only wish I had found Torque Baseball 5 years ago instead of spending hundred if not thousands of dollars on lessons which really improved nothing. After watching your method i now fully realize how little the previous lessons we paid for really helped. Since Jose drives himself to practice, I also like the fact that you send home the discs of the practices so that i can follow his progress.
Thanks a lot for everything!!!!!!"
I wanted to take this time to let you know how pleased we are with the training you are providing to Austin. Austin feels very comfortable and tells me all the time how he appreciates your coaching and how he feels it is of the highest caliber he could expect. He has been disappointed with other trainers in the past, and with a few coaches on the summer leagues recently as well, but he holds you in highest esteem as a coach. I personally have seen Austin's improvement. When he goes to bat he has a confidence he has not had before. In a recent tournament, of his 15 times at bat, he had 6 doubles, 6 singles, 1 strike out (hit and run) and 2 walks. I think what is noteworthy is the fact that his hits came mostly when he was at 2-2 or 3-2. He settled in a fought the pitcher to get a good pitch and then made great contact. The other thing I notice is that he does not pop out like he used to. His hits are crisp and more in the line drive character. He has learned to fight when at bat and when he is behind and this is paying off. In fact his doubles I mentioned before were all off the fence and mostly in the left-center field areas. As to his pitching you have worked with him on, he is learning to use his larger muscles to save his arm muscles and shoulder joint. This has helped him both in his pitching and in playing in the field for throwing long balls. He recently got an out at first, which doesn't sound great, except he was playing right field when it happened. His play at short stop has improved as well, which I credit with his overall confidence and attack to the ball on defense. Thanks for taking an interest in my son and his talent in baseball. As Austin says, "Mike is the best coach I could have!" We plan to continue with you long range. Even when Austin starts back with Bellaire Baseball in February, we intend to keep filling in time with you for his hitting and pitching.
Take care and again, thanks Coach."
"Working with Mike over the past few months has made me a better hitter and much more confident. At 50, I did not think that I could become a power hitter. Mike has proven me wrong! Not only am I hitting longer and farther... my batting average has been steadily climbing! Thanks Mike!!!"
My Best Regards,
"I just wanted to write to give you an update on Kyle's hitting. He has alot more confidence at the plate since he started working with you. Before he was hitting ground balls or pop ups 95% of the time, but lately he is getting more hits to the outfield. His last game he really creamed one to the left field fence. I really like that you work with him on the mental part of hitting as well as the mechanics. I know that the mental aspect of sports competition is extremely important. Thanks Again, and see you soon!"
"Just wanted to let you know how happy Anthony and I are about the improvement in Anthony's pitching. As an incoming freshman getting ready for high school baseball going from 75mph to 81mph on the gun in just 3 months is fantastic. He is very excited and confident and can't wait for the tryouts.
Thanks for all your help."
"MIKE IS WELL EDUCATED IN THE FIELD OF PITCHING. MIKE UNDERSTANDS PITCHING MECHANICS FOR PLAYERS AT EVERY LEVEL. HE TEACHES PITCHERS HOW TO HAVE A SMOOTH DELIVERY WITH GREAT TIMING TO MAXIMIZE THEIR VELOCITY AND CONTROL ALONG WITH PROTECTING THE ARM. I STRONGLY ENDORSE MIKE AND TORQUE PITCHING AS A PITCHING INSTRUCTOR."
-FORMER MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER BOSTON RED SOX
"MIKE UNDERSTANDS PROFESSIONAL PITCHING MECHANICS AND THE IMPORTANCE VIDEO ANALYSIS PLAYS IN CORRECTING PITCHING PROBLEMS. MIKE TEACHES PITCHERS HOW TO USE THEIR BODIES WITH BALANCE TO DELIVER THE PITCH WITH LOOSE ARM ACTION AND A GOOD FINISH OUT IN FRONT IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE VELOCITY AND CONTROL. THIS IS WHAT SCOUTS LOOK FOR IN PITCHING PROSPECTS. I STRONGLY ENDORSE MIKE WITH TORQUE PITCHING AS A PITCHING INSTRUCTOR."
-MINNESOTA TWINS; DIRECTOR OF LATIN AMERICAN OPERATIONS
"I MET MIKE BACK IN 1984-85 AT BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE AS A TEAMATE OF MINE. WE OBVIOUSLY HAVE BOTH CONTINUED OUR PASSION FOR THE GAME EITHER BY COACHING IT OR BECOMING AN INSTRUCTOR LIKE MIKE HAS. HIS WORK ETHIC HAS ALWAYS PROVEN TO BE ONE OF THE BEST AROUND. HE WAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL HITTER AT THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL AND IS TRYING TO RELAY NOT ONLY HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE GAME BUT HIS EXPERIENCES THAT HE HAD TO HELP THE PLAYERS HE IS TRYING TO DEVELOP. COACHES, AS WELL AS INSTRUCTORS, THAT WORK WITH YOUNG INFLUENTIAL PLAYERS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO THEIR GROWTH NOT ONLY AS AN ATHLETE, BUT ALSO AS AN INDIVIDUAL..ANYONE TRYING TO IMPROVE AND MAXIMIZE THEIR SKILLS SHOULD DEFINITELY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT MIKE CAN BRING TO THE TABLE."
HEAD BASEBALL COACH
CHARLES FLANAGAN HIGH SCHOOL
PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA
BASEBALL AMERICA'S 2010 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
2005, 2006, 2010 6A STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONS
BASEBALL AMERICA'S 2010 NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
"MY 12-YEAR-OLD SON HAS BEEN SEEING COACH MIKE SINCE APRIL 2010 FOR BOTH PITCHING AND BATTING LESSONS. I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO EXPLAIN HOW BENEFICIAL MY SON'S LESSONS WITH COACH MIKE HAVE BEEN. THE VIDEO ANALYSIS HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLY EFFICIENT MEANS FOR MY SON TO BE ABLE TO SEE AND IDENTIFY HIS FLAWS, AS WELL AS HIS IMPROVEMENTS. HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO IMPROVE HIS MECHANICAL CONFIDENCE AND HAS ACHIEVED GREAT RESULTS IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. COACH ALSO FOCUSES ON THE MENTAL ASPECTS OF THE GAME AND HAS GIVEN MY SON GREAT COPING SKILLS FOR DEALING WITH ADVERSITY ON THE FIELD, SUCH AS BAD PLAYING SURFACES AND BAD UMPIRING, OR DEALING WITH A DISAPPOINTING OR FRUSTRATING PITCH FROM THE MOUND OR DISSAPOINTING AT BAT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND COACH MIKE TO ANY PARENT WHO IS SEEKING A PITCHING AND/OR BATTING COACH AND WHO WANTS TO HELP THEIR CHILD ACHIEVE BETTER SUCCESS ON THE FIELD. COACH MIKE IS VERY PERSONABLE AND RELATES WELL WITH BOTH THE KIDS AND THE PARENTS. HE IS A JEWEL!"
"I HAVE LEARNED A LOT WITH COACH MIKE. WE STARTED OFF DOING PITCHING LESSONS. I HAD PROBLEMS WITH MECHANICS AND THROWING A CHANGE-UP. MY CHANGE-UP WAS EITHER TOO FAST OR WAY OUT OF CONTROL. HE FIXED THAT WITHIN ONE LESSON. I USED TO BE A ONE DIMENSIONAL PITCHER, BUT NOW MY CHANGE-UP IS MY GO TO 2 STRIKE PITCH, AND I USE IT ALL THE TIME. NOW FOR THE HITTING PART OF IT. I WAS NEVER A BAD HITTER NOR A BAD PITCHER AND AFTER LOOKING AT THE SUCCESS OF MY PITCHING LESSONS WE DECIDED IT COULDN'T HURT TO DO HITTING LESSONS. WHEN IT CAME TO HITTING I HAD VERY LITTLE POWER. I WAS AS MUCH OF A CONTACT HITTER AS RYAN HOWARD IS A POWER HITTER. I LEARNED A LOT FROM COACH MIKE, BUT I JUST WASN'T DELIVERING WITH THE BAT. IT TOOK ME ABOUT THREE WEEKS TO GET USED TO MY NEW SWING, AND NOT ONLY AM I HITTING THE BALL, BUT I AM HITTING WITH POWER TOO. IT'S VERY NICE TO HAVE A POWER SWING, BUT STILL HAVE THE CONTACT SWING WHEN I NEED IT."
"AFTER ONLY ONE PITCHING LESSON WITH MIKE'S VIDEO ANALYSIS, MY YOUNGEST SON WENT FROM RELEASING THE BALL ON ONE LEG AND THROWING ALL ARM WITH LITTLE VELOCITY, TO LOOKING LIKE A MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER USING HIS ENTIRE BODY ALONG WITH INCREASING HIS VELOCITY FROM 41 MPH TO 46 MPH. MY SON'S CONFIDENCE REALLY WENT UP."
MIKE AT TORQUE PITCHING TEACHES THE SAME MECHANICS I LEARNED IN MY 11 YEARS IN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL CULMINATED BY PITCHING IN THE BIG LEAGUES. WITH THESE MECHANICS, I WAS ABLE TO INCREASE MY VELOCITY FROM 82 MPH AS A 5'10 150 LBS FRESHMAN IN COLLEGE, TO A 5'10 , 165 LBS MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER THROWING 90 MPH. THESE MECHANICS WILL WORK FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO GREATLY INCREASE VELOCITY REGARDLESS OF SIZE, STRENGTH, AND WEIGHT. I AM A PRIME EXAMPLE OF THESE MECHANICS. MIKE WITH TORQUE PITCHING WILL DO THE SAME FOR YOUR PITCHING SUCCESS."
FORMER MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER, FLORIDA MARLINS
"I REALLY LIKE COACH MIKE BECAUSE WHEN HE SHOWS ME HOW TO DO SOMETHING, HE ALSO TEACHES ME HOW TO THINK ABOUT IT WHEN I AM IN THE GAME SO I CAN FIX WHATEVER I NEED TO FIX BY MYSELF AND NOT GET FRUSTRATED."
LITTLE LEAGUE PITCHER
"I CONSIDER MIKE SKOUTELAKIS TO BE ONE OF THE PREMIER TEACHERS OF THE SPORT. HE HAS AN AMAZING ABILITY TO BLEND THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF THE GAME. HE TEACHES HIS STUDENTS IN A WAY THAT GIVES THEM THE ABILITY TO TRANSFORM THE SUCCESS THEY HAVE DURING A LESSON INTO SUCCESS DURING A GAME. WHEN I WATCH MY SON PITCH DURING A GAME, I SEE AMAZING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE WAY HE USED TO APPROACH THE GAME AND HOW HE APPROACHES THE GAME AFTER WORKING WITH MIKE. HIS PHILOSOPHY OF "PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION" SERVES AS A CALMING CATALYST FOR QUALITY LEARNING, MAKING SUCCESS A REPEATABLE REALITY."
"MY SON HAS BEEN TAKING BASEBALL LESSONS FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS. WE HAVE WORKED WITH SEVERAL DIFFERENT TRAINERS IN AN ATTEMPT TO FIND SOMEONE WHO CAN FIX HIS SWING. ALL OF THE TRAINERS WERE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE PROBLEMS, HOWEVER, WE HAD LIMITED SUCCESS IN FIXING IT. THEN WE MET MIKE SKOUTELAKIS WITH TORQUE BASEBALL. MIKE VIDEO ANALYZED MY SON'S SWING IN OUR FIRST LESSON AND WAS ABLE TO PINPOINT THE TROUBLE AREAS QUICKLY. HE THEN TAUGHT MY SON HOW TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CORRECTIONS. HIS TACTFUL, POSITIVE APPROACH TO TEACHING, ALWAYS FOCUSING ON PROGRESS, MAKES HIS LESSONS PRODUCTIVE AND FUN, WHILE GETTING TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM AND FIXING THE BAD HABIT. MY SON'S SWING HAS IMPROVED MORE IN THE LAST WEEK WITH MIKE THAN IT HAS IN THE LAST THREE YEARS WITH HIS FORMER TRAINERS. WE CAN HARDLY WAIT UNTIL BASEBALL SEASON!"
"IN THE FIRST LESSON, MIKE WAS ABLE TO POINT OUT ALL OF THE FLAWS IN MY SON'S PITCHING DELIVERY THRU VIDEO ANALYSIS. AFTER SEVERAL LESSONS, HE HAD CONNER PITCHING WITH BETTER ACCURACY, MORE CONFIDENCE, AND INCREASED VELOCITY BECAUSE OF BETTER MECHANICS. WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND MIKE WITH TORQUE PITCHING AND TORQUE BASEBALL FOR ANY TYPE OF BASEBALL INSTRUCTION. HE IS A GOOD COMMUNICATOR, HAS A POSITIVE ATTITUDE, MAKES THE LESSONS FUN, AND IN TURN IS ABLE TO INSTILL CONFIDENCE IN THE PLAYER."
BELLAIRE HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASEBALL
"YOU DID AN EXCELLENT JOB GETTING PERRY READY FOR PITCHING IN HIGH SCHOOL. YOU EMPHASIZED BOTH THE PHYSICAL SKILLS NECESSARY TO SUCCEED, AS WELL AS THE MENTAL GAME. YOU MOTIVATED PERRY TO WORK HARD DURING YOUR SESSIONS AND ON HIS OWN TIME. AS A RESULT, LAST SEASON HIS E.R.A. WAS 2.01."
"I have tried a couple of different pitching coaches for my 12 year old son. He has a very strong arm but had very little command, and when we first came to Mike my son had lots of things to work on to improve his pitching mechanics and to protect his arm. Previous lessons with a couple of different pitching coaches left us with no results or improved pitching, very little concrete things to work on to improve, and left us mainly with frustration. Working with Mike, and his breaking down my son’s pitching motion with video and his positive approach, has helped us to zero in on several things to clean-up and tighten-up some things my son’s pitching motion. We’ve been working through those things and have seen very good improvement in my son’s command, increased confidence, knowledge to work with to help self-correct in the future, and some serious consistent velocity on his ball. My son has always had the strongest arm on his team, but he was not in the pitching rotation because of the lack of command. After a few lessons with Mike in the Fall, my son got to pitch at the end of a game in one of the last tournaments of the year. He threw hard with good command in that last game, and at the end of the game the coach said he’s now officially in the rotation heading into the Spring! It was fun to see a smile on my son’s face after that pitching outing, and we’re expecting more of that for the coming Spring season!"