Mach 1 has made a significant difference in my son’s pitching performance. From the comprehensive, high tech analysis of his arm strength, flexibility and core strength to the one on one personal attention he gets from trainers and former college/ pro players, this off season program has taken my son’s pitching skills to the next level. On top of it all the guys coaching Mach 1 make it fun. It’s definitely a 1st class pitching program for guys who want to take pitching in high school and beyond seriously.
-Dr. Greg Camfield
I want to thank you for the putting the Mach 1 program together, Jacob has learned a lot and we appreciate everything you have done for him. Jacob originally signed up for 3 months not knowing if he would be able to continue the program beyond that. With Basketball starting up and his team baseball practice we just won’t have enough time to put into the Mach 1 program too. Jacob enjoys playing Basketball and was unsure if he would play again this year or not. He is going to continue working in the All star gym and doing different workout classes to keep up with improvement.
I hope you are able to continue the program next year, as we will be signing up. Hopefully Jacob can get a few of his teammates to bring along with him also.
-Jacob Schmidt, Rawlings Prospects
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for all of the work you have done with Max. We have been really happy with the Mach 1 program and the gains Max has seen. As someone who played at a D-1 level myself, I have always been very protective of who I let coach my son. We have done other programs including personal instruction and some have come up a little short when it comes to teaching the fundamentals and providing direction on how to do things the right way. I feel It is one thing to work on increasing your velocity and to see gains, but if you are also not learning the proper mechanics at the same time, your body may not be prepared to handle the increases and it may lead to injury down the road. As a 12/13 yr old, learning proper mechanics was an important consideration when looking at training for my son. I have been amazed at the personal attention Max has received all the way through the program. From the bullpens, to arm care, to weight training, there is always someone from your team with him to make sure he is doing things the right way. It is also great to see the latest tools such as video, rapsodo, velocity belts etc, being used to analysis and improve performance.
Thanks again to you, Andy and the rest of the team.
Jeff (son Max, Rawlings Tigers)
Hey coach I just got done with my Quincy visit and I actually received my first offer. I want to thank you for all the work you have done with me so far. I will see you on Monday and give you a recap on the rest of my visits.
Jayme Bertish, Gateway Lookouts
Gained 7lbs and 6 MPH
I started out consistently throwing 78-79, topping out at 80. Just 3-4 weeks in I am already throwing 81-82 consistently and topping out at 83-84. Other things I can’t put into statistics, but have improved greatly on: location, mindset, and technique/form. I started at 155 now up to 165!
-Noah Riley, Rawlings Prospects
I just wanted to take the time and provide some feedback from a parent’s perspective in regards to the Mach 1 Program. My wife and I are very pleased with the results we have seen thus far and appreciate the work the coaching staff has put in.
Ricky was part of the initial group to start with the program back in August. Prior to starting the program, the last event Ricky participated in (that actually captured any measurements) was an Under Armor Baseball Factory College Prep Workout. Since then, his primary workout has been with the program. He has had to do some running and weight lifting with his gym class, but not much at all. During the 1st segment, Ricky’s workout consisted of 2-Bullpens, 2 – 3 Weight Training, 2 Arm Care and 1 Speed or Agility class (which was alternated each week) per week. For the most part, he was at All Star 4 times per week. After we saw Coach Whiteside’s email about the transition into the Power Phase, Ricky increased his workload by 1 extra Weight Training Session (3 – 4 per week) and started doing a Speed and Agility class each week. The one downside to everything is that Ricky battled through being sick shortly before the re-assessment and lost some of the body weight he had gained. Had he not had to deal with the sickness, his gains may have been a little bit higher.
With all that being said, I just wanted to share with you the two sets of measurements taken from the Baseball Factory event from back in July and the one he recently attended in December at Pirate City in Bradenton, FL:
Measurement 07/18/17 12/27/17
Velocity 73 mph 78 mph
Broad Jump 6’9” 8’5”
Grip Strength 84.00 lbs 91.00 lbs
Shuttle Run 4.96 sec 4.58 sec
Exit Velocity 75 mph 81 mph
While the primary focus is for pitching, he also got an added bonus with an increased Exit Velocity. His 60 yard dash numbers did not show an improvement, but we also didn’t focus on simply making him faster. What these numbers don’t show is the immeasurable stats…such as confidence, control, pitch movement. Ricky looked like a different pitcher on the mound in Florida. He was able to throw all his pitches for strikes, was able to spot his fastball very well, and regardless of the situation (runners on, unfavorable count) he didn’t solely rely on his fastball. He was able to generate a lot of swing and misses, as well as pound the zone with strikes.
Here is what the Baseball Factory Scouts had to say: “On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 78 mph. Fastball shows a range of 77-78 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Control is solid as he attacks hitters and through strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and a very hard worker.”
Rick & Robin Daugherty,
Festus Legion Post 253
Sam made the Marquette JV as of last Friday!!! Your staff did a fantastic job helping him over the past 3 months. Pete, Andy and Evan were very instrumental in building a positive attitude, strength, velocity, adding new pitches and overall confidence in his ability!
Doug Nixon, Marquette HS
Cameron is really enjoying working at Mach1. Last week he was there on Wed. from 8-9pm, and all three coaches were watching every detail and giving him a hard time, even brought up his big toe position, stuff like that. He had so much fun and was really trying to prove himself.
Instead of touching 65-66, he threw a bunch up there, including six in a row. And then they challenged him to really give it his all and push down with that back leg, and next pitch was 71.7mph. Cam and all three coaches were bouncing around, it was awesome! When he got home and gave my wife the details pitch by pitch. He is loving every single thing about coming over. My wife and I could not be more excited for him, and more thankful to you and all the coaches.
Aaron Wieczorek, Stl Gamers 13u