BY JASON SEKANY With 28 years of pitching experience, Jason Sekany is the founder and lead pitching instructor at The Pitching Center (TPC). As a pitcher, Jason’s experience began by being drafted in second round of the 1996 MLB Draft and playing on the Major League Rosters for both the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. In addition to his leadership at TPC, Jason also works with Team USA Baseball as a pitching coach. When a pitcher walks through our door, there are usually 1 or more of the following they are looking to improve. 1. Velocity 2. Command 3. Injury risk reduction In most cases, their shortcomings on any of the above are attributable to the same general issues.
- Physical weakness which reduces the pitchers ability to produce force (GRF).
- Neuromuscular inefficiency which inhibits the sequence of delivery
- An existing injury.
- Lack of stamina which makes repeating a consistent delivery difficult.
- Flexibility limitations that reduce the time/distance to produce GRF
- Mental or emotional distress or management issues.
- Dietary and sleep management.