Monday, April 28, 2014

Mets' Matt Harvey's Pitching Velocity vs Justin Verlander

Watch as the pitching mechanics of MLB pitchers Mets' Matt Harvey vs Justin Verlander are compared, who are two of the MLBs higher velocity pitchers throwing in the upper 90s. Who do you think has better mechanics?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Science of Hitting -- Style of Hitter

Fastpitch has three distinct hitting styles. You the the Contact Hitter, the Slap Hitting (or Slapper) and the Power Hitter.

The Contact Hitter has constant control in the hands looking to drive the ball to get on base.

The Slapper gets up to the plate with one thing in mind and that is to drive the ball hard on the ground to use her speed to get on base or to move the runners over.

The Power Hitter steps up to the plate to bring the runners home by dropping the barrel on the ball and hitting is hard and far.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Sundays 12Noon to 2PM

Come in and get a great hitting workout with our staff throwing soft toss in our hitting tunnels. A great way to get swings in for a very low cost!

Open Hitting is limited to 30 people per day, so Sign Up Now using our online scheduling system. Cost $10 per session.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pitching and Throwing Without Pain - The Baseball Barn

Rich from The Baseball Barn talks about teaching proper pitching and throwing techniques to reduce pain and injury. See more at

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Come and train with Jake Epstein in our June Hitting Camp for Baseball and Fastpitch  

(Players attend all 3 days)

Monday (6/23):  1:00 PM - 3:30 PM  
Tuesday (6/24):  1:00 PM - 3:30 PM   
Wednesday (6/25):1:00 PM - 3:30 PM 
Hosted by Certified Epstein Instructor Richard Lovell and The Baseball Barn (Camp will be run by Jake Epstein)    
Click Here to Visit Mike Epstein Hitting for more information and to enroll in this very special 3 day event!!.

Friday, April 4, 2014


Come and train with Mattt Ceriani, a 14 year professional catcher.  We are only taking 6 catchers in each group for these clinics to sign up NOW!.

SUNDAY, April 6
2pm-3:30pm 8-12 year olds (only 6 catchers!)

4pm-5:30pm 13-18 year olds (only 6 catchers!)

SUNDAY, April 13
10am-11:30am 8-12 year olds (only 6 catchers!)

11:45am-1:15pm 8-12 year olds (only 6 catchers!)

1:30am-3:30pm 13-18 year olds (only 6 catchers!)
Matt began his professional catching career in the Milwaukee Brewers organization in 1998.  Matt has 14 years of professional baseball experience and in 2006, played in the inaugural World Baseball Classic for Italy (with this other little Italian catcher Mike Piazza).  Matt has been doing private lessons and clinics for catchers of all ages for many years and is regarded as one of the best instructors around.  His "suit up the gear" style is hands-on with the players who thoroughly enjoy working and learning with him. 
Cost is $50.  Click Here to Sign Up using our online scheduling system, or for more information. (No credits or refunds for no shows, Sorry, NO EXCEPTIONS for this one)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Science of Hitting - Barrel Compression

In recent years, the NCAA has started testing the barrel compression of Fastpitch bats prior to games and tournaments, making sure the bats are compliant with the rules.

Barrel compression is the force to compress the bat barrel a certain distance. If the force to deflect the barrel is less than the leagues' specified force limit, the league notes that the bat may no longer comply with the performance regulations and should be removed from play.

The barrel compression limits were initiated when the composite bat designs and barrel compressions were very similar. There are many ways to design bats to comply with association regulations and recently some solutions have lower barrel compression values than other bats. This does not mean that they are hotter than bats with the higher compression, as all bats must still meet the performance regulation, regardless of their barrel compression, period. All bats must comply with the overall performance limit.