ABCA Best In Show
Now in its 11th year, The College Pitching Coach of the Year Award and the Tom House Teaching Pro of the Year Award is annually presented at the Pitching Hot Stove session at the American Baseball Coaches Association. This year Shaun Cole of the University of Arizona was awarded the College Pitching Coach of the Year Award and Paul Niggebrugge of the Caravell Academy in DE was awarded the Tom House Teaching Pro of the Year Award.
Each year in various cities about 4000 coaches gather to meet, learn and celebrate great coaching performance. John has been asked to manage and participate the extremely popular Hot Stove Pitching sessions.
John and Pat also select the Collegiate Baseball News Best in Show products from over 300 booths at the trade expo. You can CLICK HERE to read the entire article from our website.
New YouTube Videos!!
Congratulations to Cory Flickinger! (Potomac Falls Alum)
On April 10th Cory broke the All-Time Hits record at West Viginia Weslayan College. Cory began training at the Pinkman Academy in December of 2000
New Hitting Videos Now Up on YouTube
You asked and we answered.........Now you can view the hitting drills we incorporate in our day to day lessons on YouTube. Click Here or on the YouTube link down on the left of this page
Sore Arm Diagnosis--Don't Play In Pain. If you are throwing with persistent pain, STOP! Email us, Call us, Send us a video or visit our academy. Sore arms rarely get better by working harder. If anything, they get worse. There are a number of reasons for a sore arm. Over the years the Pinkman family has dealt with most of them. Biomechanical flaws, physiological abnormality, improper warm up, poor arm strength, over-use with little in-season training, all will contribute to a minor sore arm or a major physical problem. Like most medical situations, the earlier that you can evaluate the symptoms and diagnose and treat the cause, the better chance you will have for a quick recovery. You need to find out what is causing your discomfort. Click Here to send us a video
Click on the Links below:
Since the summer of 2009 we have enjoyed working with players on Wednesdays in Lorton at Jim's Brackin's "Top of the Order" facility. The facility is located at 7207 D Lockport Pl. in the northern part of Lorton. We have been conducting private and semi-private lessons in the exact same fashion as we had in Springfield and currently do in Dulles. We know for a fact that some families haven't contacted us because they thought we left town.
Pinkman Baseball will continue to offer private and semi-private lessons in Lorton throughout the spring and summer months. If our schedule fills up on Wednesdays and Saturdays it is not out of the question that we could open up on other days in Lorton. So if you have been trying to figure out how to prepare for the spring season and would like to get back to training with us please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-661-8586
****Study Finds Teens Think Sports Drinks Are Healthy ----
MONDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- There is a popular misconception that because sports drinks and other noncarbonated beverages are associated with physical activity they must be healthy, University of Texas researchers report.............Click Here To Read More
****(2/8/2011) Young athletes who pitch too much may risk more injuries
With interest in youth sports growing, there's concern among parents and health professionals about how much is too much. For young baseball players, pitching more than 100 innings a year may increase their risk of injury, a study finds. The study, in the February issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, followed 481 pitchers for 10 years.........click here to read the entire article.
****(2/8/2011) Sports Injuries - A Silent Epidemic Among Youth
Experts: Number of teen athletes treated for on-field injuries has skyrocketed..........click here to watch Doreen Gentzler's report.
****How Much is Too Much For Young Arms?
CLICK HERE for an article published in USA Today regarding excessive pitch counts.
Click Here to read John's latest article reviewing the top 10 products of the year.
Thanks to the subscribers of our YouTube Channel the Pinkmans will now bring you instruction without leaving your home. After receiving many requests the Pinkman Academy will now offer video analysis through email. It is a clear indication that our goal of providing quality assessments and information through our YouTube Channel was achieved. We would like to further extend that quality of information we provide at our academies right to your inbox.
The JC Video Baseball Analyzer software (www.jcvideo.com) we use is the best in the business, and through the baseball analyzer we can import and analyze your video with full voiceover and telestration. We will email your analysis back to you within 24 hours and allow you to view the analysis as if you were at the facility taking a lesson.
We are ecstatic to provide this service to anyone interested and not just those lucky enough to live in our immediate area (