2014 Ultimate Pitching Coaches Bootcamp
December 12-14, 2014
Bonus Session Thursday December 11th from 3-6pm.
Check in will begin at 9:15am on December 12th with a seminar start time of 10:00 am. We will end at 2:00pm on Sunday.
All Presentations on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe, Texas. Upon registration you will receive an email confirmation with travel information including the two hotels that we do group rates with for this event.
We’ve been hosting the Ultimate Pitching Coaches Boot Camp™ for over 15 years now. In that time we have had dozens of cutting edge thinkers and world class pioneers of training who’s presentations have challenged our paradigms, stretched our minds and stimulated our powers of innovation. While this year’s Boot Camp will again feature world class teachers, it will be unique in one way. The Ultimate Pitching Coaches Boot Camp™ 2014 will have a special theme. Our theme this year will be a departure from ‘theory’ or ‘concepts’ and instead focus exclusively on Practical Application or the Nuts and Bolts of Training.
The Presenters Released so far Are:
Bob Greco- Omaha Westside HS.- Back to Back State ChampionNot only was Bob Greco voted the best baseball Coach in the State of Nebraska, he was voted the best COACH in ANY sport in the State of Nebraska. From March through August of this year Coach Greco’s team was 94-9. Yes…94-9, that’s not a misprint. Not only winning the state high school championship but also the summer legion championship and making it all the way to the final 4 teams in the USA. Bob is a master teacher and an absolute brilliant practical applicator. He comes to the Ranch every year and when he returns he applies things immediately. Bob is not only a great coach, a terrific teacher and a close friend, he is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. His players love him and play so very hard for him. You are going to gain so much from his insight and his passion.
Eric Binder- Player Development- Cleveland Indians. Eric ’s journey is an amazing one. One of trials, tribulations, challenges, seeking, searching and finally succeeding. He was a highly sought after HS 6’5” pitcher out of Chicago. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois. The NU coaches sent him to ISG academy in Florida to increase his velocity his sophomore summer – to no avail. He eventually found the Ranch and climbed from 83 mph to 90 mph in about 6 months. The NU coaches didn’t agree with the Ranch training methods and released Eric. Eric transferred to Trinity College in San Antonio and then after graduation signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. After his playing career Eric was hired by the Cleveland Indians front office and is involved in their player development side. If anyone understands the windy, bumpy road to success it’s Eric Binder. Eric’s perspective is incredibly valuable because he has experienced so much in his young life. He experienced DI baseball; a well known Baseball Academy; The Teachings of the Texas Baseball Ranch as a stu-dent; DIII baseball, as a trainer/ teacher at the Texas Baseball Ranch, as a professional baseball player and now in the front office of a MLB organization.Lantz Wheeler- Baseball Think Tank Lantz is one of the most creative and innovative minds out their today. He has been influenced and mentored by the brilliant work of Paul Nyman. Lantz will speak on the practical application of training the utilization of center mass and how to increase tempo using slow motion and awareness. Lantz’s presentation is a classic example of the UPCBC presentation that we have become famous for over the past 20 years…where progressive ideas are not only explored and contributed to but the all important application piece is shared as well. We should all look forward to Lantz’s insights.
Perry Husband- Hitting is a Guess / Effective Velocity
No person has had greater influence on the Ranch when it comes to pitch sequencing, deception and attacking hitters than Perry Husband. Perry is the absolute master at avoiding 100% on time barrel match and has been way ahead of his time. His concepts such as effective velocity, tunneling, hitters attention theory, pressure pitchers and freeze pitches are now common verbiage amongst many of the best teachers in high school, college and pro ball. Perry has been mentoring Trevor Bauer this year and we should all look forward to what new distinctions they have developed from their work together.Andy McKay-Coordinator of Mental Skills for the Colorado Rockies
Coach Wolforth believes Andy McKay to be the single best Mental Skills Coach in the business and has made Andy now part of the permanent UPCBC presenter rotation each and every year. His two presentations are always viewed as highlights of the event.In 2012 the La Crosse Loggers management team officially retired the first and only number (to-date) in Loggers history when they retired the #6 that was worn by their former field manager Andy McKay. McKay changed the landscape of the Loggers on-field product for good when he took the reigns in preparation for his first season in 2008. Five years later, when McKay would depart La Crosse, the Logger organization would be known as the winningest franchise in summer collegiate baseball over the five years he was at the helm.J Craig Flowers- Executive Vice President- APTUS Universal, LLC
Colonel, US Army (retired)
APTUS provides interactive personal assessment applications that show how a person Defines, Processes, and Executes information.
J. Craig Flowers has hands-on experience in NCAA Division I athletics, Corporate Sponsorship, NY and national media, marketing and major cultural change. His 25+ years of military assignments include nearly ten years of direct support to the Special Operations community and culminated as Leadership Instructor and Director of Cadet Activities, West Point, NY. A trusted advisor to US Ambassadors, NCAA Directors of Athletics, NCAA Head Coaches and CEO’s, Craig earned a B.S. in Economics while playing baseball for Texas Christian University. He holds a M.A. from the University of Kansas. While stationed at West Point, Flowers played a pivotal role on West Point’s NCAA Recertification and Athletics Committees. Craig also served as Assistant Baseball Coach for Army’s 2004-05 record setting season, which featured Army’s first win in the NCAA Tournament.
Gregg Swenson – Washington State University Pitching Coach
The Daily Application of Developing the Mental Game in Your Pitchers
Swenson earned a degree in physical education/exercise science and physiology/sports psychology from Western Washington in 1994. In 1997, he completed his master’s degree in teaching from City University, Overall, Swenson has been on staffs that have produced 11 MLB players, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum. Coach Swenson is the perfect fit for this year’s UPCBC. He is a humble practical applicator and a fantastic teacher and will give coaches processes they can implement immediately with their athletes to assist them in the mental side of the game.
This year is sure to be the best one yet and space is filling up quickly. We will sell out at 200 coaches, make sure you are one of them.
“Easily the best thing I do for my personal growth as a pitching/throwing coach every year. If there is one must do event, December in Houston (at the Ranch) is it.”
Ken Knutson, Former Associate Head Coach, Arizona State University
Don’t forget that even if you are unable to attend the Coaches Bootcamp there are DVD’s of the event available. Those are also offered at a discounted rate as long as they are ordered before December 12th.
“I have been fortunate to have known Ron Wolforth and his wonderful passion for pitching for 10 years now. Having attended the Pitching Boot Camp three times since 2003, I can truly say it is the most wonderful three days of pitching knowledge I can ask as a teacher of pitchers. The information is second to none. You will get better by simply being present. The interaction that occurs is transforming. I am a very lucky Coach to have made the decision to attend these clinics. Ron is second to none.”
Fred Corral, Pitching Coach, University of Georgia
Also, we do accept PO’s for this event. Please email if you need information from us to set this up.
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