My SIGNATURE Training Experience

The BEST Learning Opportunity Available with BreakThrew Fastpitch!

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Why THIS is my BEST?

In-Person Training PLUS The "Complete Pitcher" on-line course is the most comprehensive learning experience offered for pitchers and their parents/coaches. This course combines in-person lessons or clinics AND my "Complete Pitcher" on-line course.

The virtual learning component will support everything covered during in-person sessions AND provide instruction and communication BETWEEN in-person classes or clinics.

IN-PERSON Instruction will be delivered through:
  • Small Group Classes
  • Full Day Clinics
The "Complete Pitcher" on-line course will be delivered through:
  • Instructional Videos
  • Podcast-Like Audio Segments
  • Downloadable PDF's
  • Mindset Assignments
  • Structured Workouts
  • Private Facebook Support Group

This COMBINATION of In-Person Instruction AND the "Complete Pitcher" On-Line Course is the BEST way for pitchers to learn! Here's what my SIGNATURE training experience includes:

In-Person Training Options

This structured in-person training is offered ONCE a year beginning in the late fall and running through the spring.

There are 2 different options to receive face-to-face instruction, BOTH options will include the "Complete Pitcher" on-line course as a companion to In-Person training.

OPTION #1: 14 Hours of Group Classes (click for dates/locations)

Instruction provided through:
14, 1-hour classes OR 7, 2-hour classes
  • 12, 1-hour pitching classes
  • 2, 1-hour MINDSET classroom sessions
  • This is the MOST POPULAR in-person training option. It's how lessons have been taught since BreakThrew Fastpitch was founded in 2006. 
  • This option allows pitchers to get the most frequent, in-person instruction and face-to-face feedback.
  • Instructor to pitcher ratio no higher than 1-5.
  • ALL classes will be instructed by Myndie Berka

OPTION #2: TWO, 6-Hour Clinic

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  • This is a NEW training option that is perfect for families living too far away to attend regular small group lessons OR that have many other time commitments and can not attend more frequent in-person training
  • 2, Full Day (6-hour) Clinics that include both pitching instruction and mindset classroom sessions
  • Instructor to pitcher ratio no higher than 1-8.
  • Both clinics will be led by Myndie Berka who will be assisted by BreakThrew Fastpitch alumni if numbers require it.

In-Person training is open to pitchers 8 years and older that are excited about learning more about pitching AND practicing the skills that they learn during their training.

2021-22 In-Person training will be held in:

  • Ames, IA
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Des Moines, IA 
  • Fort Dodge, IA
  • Spring Hill, TN
  • Williamsburg, IA 

A Glimpse Of What In-Person Training Looks Like:

This training program is designed for pitchers ages 8 years and up that LOVE pitching, are passionate about improving their skills AND willing to put in WORK outside of lessons.

  • Training runs from the late fall and continues through the spring.
  • Small group classes or clinics are set up to challenge athletes both physically and mentally.
  • Group training adds a competitive component to training that will push pitchers out of their comfort zones. They MUST train in a competitive environment so they are prepared for what it feels like AND how to respond during games!
  • Training in small groups gives also give athletes an opportunity to learn HOW to make adjustments without being told something to correct every pitch. This is VITAL to being successful during competition!

All THREE training seasons will be covered:

  • Off-season training offers the largest opportunity for improvement. It involves:
    • Developing a Strong Foundation of Mechanics
      • Including the use of slow motion video
    • Gaining Strength/Speed
    • Developing Off-Speed and/or Movement
    • Habit Building, Routines
    • Understanding and Developing a Growth Mindset 
    • Practicing Good Body Language and Self-Talk
    • There is very little focus on RESULTS during off-season!
  • Pre-season training begins a few weeks before competition starts. It involves:
    • Hitting Targets
    • Fine Tuning Movement and Deception
    • Identifying Strengths Through Charting Bullpens
    • Understanding Pitch Sequences
    • Identifying Hitter Weaknesses
    • Using Pre-Pitch and Pre-Game Routines
    • Competitive Mindsets
    • Head to Head Competitions with Classmates
    • Creating Process Focused Goals
  • In-season training will take place once games begin. It involves:
    • Reviewing Pitch Charts from games
    • Identifying Areas for Improvement Before the Next Game
    • Fighting Through the Adversity that Shows Up
    • Fine Tune Competition Routines
    • Practicing good body language and self-talk.

A large amount of responsibility will be placed on each pitcher accepted into the program to PRACTICE at home between lessons! Investing the time and work FREQUENTLY and CONSISTENTLY throughout the program is the key to getting RESULTS!

The "Complete Pitcher"

On-Line Course

This on-line course is INCLUDED as part of BOTH options of in-person training to support what is learned during face-to-face classes!

NEW content and a NEW workout will be released every TWO weeks over a 24-week period.

Each release of new information BUILDS on the previous week giving pitchers/parents a roadmap to SUCCESS over the 6 month program!

This 24-week, STEP-BY-STEP, training course includes:

  • Building a Strong Foundation of Mechanics
  • Video Analysis via Zoom for 100% on-line students
    • This will be done at one of your classes if you are doing in-person training
  • Speed and Power Development
  • Targets and Competitive Games
  • Change-ups
  • Arm Care / Pre-Throwing Routine
  • Habit Building and Practice Routines
  • Practice Log and Journal
  • Charting Pitches/Evaluating Performance
  • 12-Weeks of Downloadable Workouts
  • Mindset Assignments
    • Habits and Routines
    • Growth Mindset Strategies
    • Learning from Failure
    • Fear of Failure
    • Identifying Strengths
    • Getting Hitters Out
    • Goal Setting
  • Parent/Coach Tips to Help Support Your Pitchers
  • Private Facebook Support Group
  • Community Competitions
  • Q & A Sessions
 

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