No Other Facility in the Country Has a Environment Like This! College, High School, and Grade School age students all working hard and learning from each other. This environment of big brother leading by example to younger players is huge in development. Studies Show that the best training in all sports occurs with an intermix of ages and NOT separation.
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Fastball USA Has Developed Six 100MPH Athletes!
Can your current team or lesson provider do the same?
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Different? Check Out These Results!
33Now 34 Students Have Now Thrown a Baseball 90mph or More
53 Students Have Now Hit a Baseball 90mph Or More
7 Students Have Been Drafted into Professional Baseball
12 Students in the Past Year Have Committed To Division I Programs
Why is this important for you ?
Don't Make The Mistake Everyone Else Makes.
Sorry! Nobody cares about building throwing power, hitting power, and quickness until it's too late. They realize all the kids getting scholarship opportunities, making elite teams, and signing pro contracts are the one's who throw, hit, or run faster than everyone else. Being crafty does not open doors of opportunities. Being Powerful and fast opens these doors.
The problem nobody really cares until they start getting passed up by others. Some of these others never played a day of travel ball in their life.
Some of these others were not very good growing up. Some of these others took a path of power development while others were just focusing on playing games, or positioning themselves to play on the right teams hoping for the right opportunities. Is this you ?
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Unique Old School Concepts Combined With New School Technology!
If your looking for a quick fix, fancy equipment, big name pro players, this is NOT the place for you. The information, education, and training is world class which is why 12 home grown players committed to Division I schools in the past 14 months.
It is also the same reason why Fastball USA is recognized around the United States as being the leader in Baseball Power Development For Position Players and Pitchers.
While other academys try to impress with fancy equipment, a host of different instructors, along with doing birthday parties, and batting cages, that is NOT what we are about.
Our facility is NOT fancy.In fact it's designed for intense workouts, aggressiveness, and quite frankly we break things often. Parents are NOT allowed in our training academy when classes are in session except for special events. We provide an environment that has identified to have the same common factors as the greatest talent hotbeds in the entire World.
We Are Baseball Development Specialist. We have 2 main instructors and one system. We don't have hired guns who all teach different.
Is This For you ? Do you qualify? We ARe NOT For Everyone!
Is This You? > You Having A Burning Desire To Improve > Love To Work, Can't Get Enough > A Great Attitude Towards Learning > You Have Goals Of Playing At Higher Levels > Parents
Our parents are helpful but not attempting to live their life again through their child or save their child from 'failure' by manipulation, coercion or influence.
Your parents view you as a capable, responsible, honorable young person who is ultimately accountable for your own success or failures.
If you think a private lesson a week is key to improvement than your just like everyone else. Our training, our environment has locked in on what the greatest talent developers in the world have done in their respective sports. Private Lessons ARE NOT The Answer. It's about environment, training, thousands of hours of training, mentorship, imitation, feel, visual, slow and fast movement training.
"Common People Go Nowhere. You need to be un-common"
Where Development Equals Undisputed Results!
FEBRUARY 2013 NEWS UPDATE....
6 FRESHMAN THROW 80MPH PLUS THIS WINTER
3 Freshman recently threw 82mph - 84mph on the mound. This makes A TOTAL OF 6 freshman this year who have reached 80 plus MPH ON THE MOUND.
Congrats to these young players who work harder and deserve great results. NOTE: While other Teams and Organizations ( THAT Claim to be Top or Elite) recruit players like this we instead DEVELOP THEM !
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9MPH Improvement in 12 Months!
When I Started I was Weak and Slow ............
I began with Fastball USA the summer entering my 8th-grade year. I was weak, slow, my hitting was less than poor and my command and velocity was nothing to brag about. Then, within months of training and extremely hard work, I say major improvements in my velocity, stamina, speed, command, batting and over-all art of pitching.
I started with a fastball that was 64-67 mph, and now a year later into my freshman year I have a 73-76 mph fastball, 84 mph step behind and a bat exit-speed of 82.
Fastball USA knows how to train a baseball player to go from standard skill to being an extremely hard working, exceptional pitcher or hitter.
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Get Results Like These Guys!
Giovenco Selected by Kansas City Royals in 14th Round
Giovenco Fires a 95mph Fastball
Just wanted to let you know that we do nearly all the same arm care here as we did at fastball. We do numerous variations of all of the arm care on an everyday basis, and also we do ALOT of the flexibiltiy and pre workout warmups that we did at fastball. Fastball USA pretty much prepared me for pro ball, and currently I have over 100 innings on my arm this year, and I have to thank you for teaching me the importance of arm care. In the past, my arm would usually be in pain around this time of year, and I would be experiencing "dead arm". But currently my velocity is still sitting in the 90-93 range and topping around 95mph. Once again, I just wanted to thank you for everything, and please continue to stress the importance of arm care, flexibiltiy, and good old fashioned hard work to the rest of the guys.
Thanks, Mike Giovenco
Joe Perricone Selected By The Tampa Bay Rays in the 2011 MLB Draft
Joe Perricone(Hersey High School) has been recently drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. Perricone trained with Fastball during the winter of 2010 & 11 focusing on conditioning and explosiveness. Joe maxed out at 97mph turn and burn which is the third fastest in our Academy history. Joe is set to play baseball at Coastal Carolina University next year after receiving a scholarship for baseball. Congrats to Joe and continue the hard work.
Mitch Brown Drafted By Cleveland Indians
The 2011 and 2012 Wolforth Pitching Camp attendee was drafted in June 2012 with a 92mph fastball. Brown is considered to be one of the top pitching prospects in the Indians Organization. Congrats to Mitch and his selection and first year success with the Indians. Keep up the hard work, we are all rooting for you.
Mike Di Viesti Commits to Butler University
Mike Di Viesti Heading To Butler University
Congrats to Team Fastball Catcher, Mike Di Viesti for his recent committment to Butler University to play baseball with the Bulldogs.
Michael worked very hard over the past year to improve his throwing and hitting power along with his quickness. Michael improved his throwing speed from 74 to 87mph and reduced his pop time to 1.9.
His improvement in ball exit speed also have reached as high as 92mph. Congrats to Mike and continued hard work.
Look at What Mike's Dad Said About Fastball USA and Team Fastball !!!!
We can't say enough about how Team Fastball and Coach Ryan has helped our son not only improve his skills but also improve the way he approaches the game. What he has learned at Team Fastball helped him get recruited and earn a spot on Butler's baseball team starting in the 2013/2014 season.
The key difference between playing for Team Fastball versus other travel teams is that the coaches at Team Fastball work on the skills and attitude that makes one a better baseball player. It is not just about winning a game. We have received many positive comments about how Team Fastball prepares for and plays games from college recruiters who came to see the team play.
That made a big difference in the recruiting process. The only regret we have is not finding Team Fastball earlier. Our son did not join until the beginning of his Junior year.
If your son has dream of playing beyond High School, I strongly recommend Team Fastball.
Tony Di Viesti
Michael Woods Commits to Oakton College
Team Fastball Pitcher, and long time Fastball student, Michael Woods recently committed to Oakton College. Oakton is a Division I, Junior College located in Des Plaines,IL.
Woods is another member of our 90mph club. A top pitcher for Team Fastball for the past 4 years and a student in training since the 6th grade. Congrats to Michael on this accomplishment and we look forward to working with him on his continued improvement.
Coach Ryan and Coach Steve Join Nick Zak and Michael Woods on Signing Day. Congrats To Both Nick and Mike For Signing With Oakton College.
Nick Zak Commits to Oakton College
Nick Zak is headed to Oakton College, A DI Juco
Congrats to Team Fastball outfielder Nick Zak who recently committed to Oakton College in Des Plaines. Oakton is a DI JUCO and a top school in the area. Nick Zak posted a 91mph throwing speed from the outfield this past summer and improved his offense to become the # 3 hitter in the Team Fastball line up. Zak had an outstanding offensive/defensive summer. He is another long time student. Zak is now in his 4th year with Team Fastball and has been training since the 6th grade. Congrats Nick!
Simeon Lucas Commits To Illinois State University - 99mph Ball Exit Speed
Congrats to Simeon Lucas for his recent committment to play baseball for Illinois State University. Lucas is ranked in our top 5 Ball Exit speed leaders in Academy history recording 99mph. The left handed hitting catcher has attended Explosive Hitting Classes/Black Belt Training and our Explosive Hitting Camp. Congrats and keep up the hard work!
Ethan Routzahn Selected By Team USA
Ethan Routzahn, 15U Team Fastball, has been selected as one of 36 players in the country to Team USA Trials which will be held in August of 2013. Ethan was also the only player from Illinois selected and only 1 of 3 players selected in the northern part of the United States.
Ethan was clocked as high as 86mph as part of the Great Lakes Regional team participating at the National Showcase.
Ethan has been training with Fastball USA for the past couple of years and plays for Team Fastball USA.
Austin Foote Headed To Indiana University
Austin Foote is headed To Indiana University to pitch in the Big 10
Congrats to Team Fastball Left Handed Pitcher, Austin Foote, on his recent committment to play baseball For Indiana. Foote is the second Fastball student to commit to Indiana in the past 2 years. His fastball climbed from 71mph to 84mph on the mound in less than 3 years. Most recently Foote became a member of our 90mph throwing club. Congrats to Austin and we look forward to working towards continued future goals.
He Was Throwing 72 as a Freshman.....Now He's Headed To Indiana!!
Before coming to Fastball USA, I was a freshman throwing 72mph. As a kid I was taught to throw with good mechanics and never to just let it fly. But when I came to Fastball it was completely the opposite. Everything is focused on going as fast as you can, even if It means being out of control at first. I started training at the facility and I have seen major improvements in my game.
Freshman year I wasn't even in the starting rotation as a pitcher and when I did pitch I walked a lot of people. But after I trained for just one offseason I was the starting pitcher for our first conference game.
I had improved my velocity to 80 mph off the mound in just one offseason. Then over this summer I continued to train with Fastball USA and I improved my velocity to 86 mph off a turn and burn and 82-83 off the mound. In about 2 years, I have gained 14 mph on my fastball because of the great training.
I would definitely recommend Fastball USA to anyone who wants to work hard and has goals of playing at the next level. It is a great way to specifically train for baseball and improve your game in the right way.
Congrats to Anthony Drago; Commits to University of Illinois
Anthony Drago is headed to the University Of Illinois
Ball Exit Speed 77MPH As A Freshman...
... 102MPH As Senior!
Throwing Speed 74MPH AS A Freshman ...
... 90MPH As Senior!
Ranked as the # 1 Hitting Prospect
in The Chicago Area
Congrats to Anthony Drago on his recent committment to play baseball at the University Of Illinois beginning the fall of 2013.
Drago is also tied as our all time record holder with 102mph ball exit speed and holds are ball exit speed record with a wooden bat at 99mph.
Anthony has been training with Fastball since his freshman year. His ball exit speed has increased from 77 to 102mph. Anthony Was Ranked as the # 1 Hitter at the 2013 Super 60! Top Ball Exit Speed By Any Player. Congrats Anthony!
Czeszewski Commits to Illinois State University
Jack Czeszewski at his signing day for Illinois State University poses here with Jack Ryan
A fixture at Fastball USA for the past 8 years has made a verbal commitment to play baseball for Illinois State University. Jack is currently a junior at Elk Grove High School. Due to Jack's success and improvements, Fastball in some ways could be considered "the house that Jack built". Many of Jacks friends and team members also followed shortly after Jack began training with us. That includes the UIC bound Carl Sugihara who also plays for Elk Grove High School.Congrats to Jack and keep up the hard work.
Pat Bellinger (Team Fastball USA ) To Play For Evansville University
Congrats to Pat Bellinger on his decision to choose Evansville University to play baseball beginning in the fall of 2012. Bellinger pitched for Team Fastball during the summer of 2011&12 and also saw his mound velocity climb as high as 88mph from 83mph the year before.
Pat is a very hard worker, smart kid, and loves the game. Congrats to Pat and best of luck with the Aces.
Jake Turner To Pitch For Northern Illinois University
Congrats to Jake Turner on his decision to play baseball at Northern Illinois University. Turner had an incredible senior year and saw his velocity on the mound climb as high as 88mph from 83mph in a matter of months. Jake has an incredible work ethic and is a great example of how the right training combined with the right mindset can make a difference. Jake is also now a member of our 90mph club. Congrats Jake and keep up the hard work!
Mitch Baker Will Pitch For Judson University
Didn't Make The Team ? Now Throws 90 ?
From Not Making The Varsity Team To Throwing 90MPH in 14 Months!!
Mitch Baker, a tall lanky kid with a dream. Plays Little League, Travel Ball and moves onto his High School freshman and sophomore teams. He has an above average fastball, smooth delivery and told lots of potential... then fails to make his varsity team his junior year. New coach, politics, lack of focus might have sunk him, but he took it upon himself to get better. He had to find his focus.
2010 Mitch goes in 100% to the teachings at Fastball. While missing Spring ball he attends FB 2-3 times a week.
Summertime he attends 2 large Midwest showcases posting the 1st and 3rd highest MPH times out of hundreds of 2011 prospects. Offers from colleges start to come in. Contacts through your organization start to develop. Coaches come out to Fastball to see Mitch work out.
2010 -2011 Mitch continues to work out posting 94 mph turn and burn and 86-88 off the mound. Senior Year he goes undefeated. 2011 Mitchell signs a Scholarship to a local school with strong baseball program. He hits 90 mph off the mound.
Mitch had a strong fall and is slated to play varsity ball his freshman season.
We are indebted to your program and look forward to seeing you during holiday breaks...to keep the focus.
The Baker Family
Kraemer Brandt Signs With Judson University
Kraemer Brandt Signs With Judson University
Team Fastball USA centerfielder, and long time Fastball student, Kraemer Brandt signed with Judson University. Judson University baseball finished 21st in the nation in 2012. Brandt was an original member of Team Fastball. Leadoff hitter and centerfielder, Brandt is a game changer on the bases and with the bat. Congrats to Kraemer and keep up the hard work.
Dominic Demicco Headed To Judson University!
Demicco is greeted by his team after hitting a 3 Run Homer on a Championship Day For Team Fastball
Fastball USA Student improves Ball Exit Speed from 72mph to 97mph....Improves 25MPH in 20 Months!
Dad Raves About Fastball USA! Getting Results!
I did not know what to call this but I think "Getting Results" is appropriate where my son Dominic is concerned. Dommo has a mathematics and science background so the marriage between our family and Fastball USA could not be have worked out better.
As a matter of fact, I think most of the kids that frequent the Fastball workouts and measurement nights must have the same love for math and science that Dommo has...
As somebody who records the hitting and throwing metrics of the boys, I have never seen so many kids compete as hard as these boys do and take the number I yell out to them as seriously as the kids at Fastball!
All the kids at the measurement nights are looking for that extra 2 or 3 MPH difference from the last metric night and I have seen every kid there not only raise their number from the time before, they raise their expectations for the next measurment night 30 days down the road!
One fateful August evening in 2009, my son and I went to Fastball USA on a referral from Steve Brandt as a place that serious kids should check out if they want to pursue a baseball career in earnest.
That was 20 months ago and Dommo loves fastball more today than he did the first time he stepped into the "Dojo"!
Dommo would like the opportunity to play baseball at the next level and he thinks Fastball USA is the only academy that feeds his hunger to progress in the manner he has and will continue to do so.
Here is his dramatic progression purely from a hitting perspective. In August 2009 Dommo was 5'10" and weighed 150 pounds. His bat speed was 73 MPH and his exit speed was 72 MPH.
In 20 months of intense training at Fastball he has gone from a skinny 14 year old boy to a very strong 16 year old man.
He is now 5'11.5" and weighs 168 pounds (all muscle) and I can honestly say the strength is all a bi-product of the black belt workouts at Fastball.
I am not talking bench and curl strength, Dommo quit lifting weights a year ago.
I am talking about functional core strength specific to that of major league baseball players.
His bat speed is now 97 MPH which matches his exit speed!To put this in its proper perspective, these numbers are the same as most major league ball players outweighing Dommo by 20 - 50 pounds.
Because I am not a scientist, I do not know how these metrics can be achieved, I just know when he goes to Fastball good things happen!
Mike - he likes the no nonsense personality of you and coach Steve.
In this world of establishments patronizing their clientele and sugar coating things where their kids are concerned, Fastball USA takes the exact opposite approach.
While this might not be for every family seeking a baseball academy, the families that frequent Fastball USA will have the best chance of their son or daughter playing at the next level no matter what that level is.
The DeMicco's will be there until you kick us out!
Thanks for all the hard work with my son.
Fastball Wins Tourney at Road Ranger
15U Fall Tourney Champs Riverhawk Stadium
Here Are Just Some Of Our Students Recently Committed To College Programs
Pat Bellinger Evansville University
Andrew Hjellming Valpairaso University
Jack Czeszewski Illinois State University
Jake Turner Northern Illinois
Nico Chaidez Judson University
Anthony Drago (100mph Club Member) University of Illinois
Austin Foote Indiana University
Cosmo Connella DMAC, Iowa
Chris Iliopoulos Spoon River College
Dan Urban Coe College
John Thomas University Of Indianapolis
Scott Swiderek Rockford College
Charlie Jerger Heartland College
Ryan Hinchely UIC Flames
Carl Sugihara UIC Flames
Mitch Baker Judson University
Brian Wilhite Indiana University
Mike Diviesti Butler University
Michael Woods Oakton College
Nick Zak Oakton College
Simeon Lucas Illinois State University
Luc Dimaso Carthage College
Kraemar Brandt Judson University
Dom Demicco Judson University
Chris Iliopoulos Shows off his Explosive Power and Wins Home Run Derby At US Baseball Championships
Chris Iliopoulos (center) takes a photo with team members and coaches after winning the home run derby at the US Baseball Championships in Richmond,Va
Carl Sugihara Will Play For UIC Flames
Carl Sugihara will be playing for the UIC Flames. Sugihara has spent the past four years training with Fastball USA working hard to achieve his goals. Carl's throwing speed increased from 73mph to 91mph in a three year span. Carl is also an outstanding hitter. As a freshman his exit speed was 73-75mph. Today Carl is hitting the ball 88mph - 92mph with 90mph plus bat speed.
Congrats to Carl. Keep up the Hard Work!
Ryan Hinchley LHP Cracks 90MPH Head To UIC
Ryan Hinchley is one of the areas best Left Handed Pitchers. Ryan did his initial evaluation with Fastball USA during the summer of 2009 in which he posted a 81mph fastball. By December of 2009 Ryan's velocity increase was almost un-believable. At a showcase in December of 2009 Ryan hit 90mph for the first time, and consistently posted 88mph velocity with much better control.
Congrats to Ryan. Keep up the hard work!
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