If you are looking for ways to optimize a pitcher's performance, The Art and Science of Pitching is your book. -- Rob Nenn, Former Pitcher, Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, San Francisco Giants
It's a must read for pitchers, parents, and coaches. -- Randy Johnson, New York Yankees Pitcher
This book brings together the best information and instruction available on pitching and preparing to pitch. -- Karl Kuhn, Pitching Coach, University of Virginia
This book is exactly what it says it is. Once again, Tom and his associates have pitched a perfect game. -- Will Carroll, Owner/Author, Baseball Prospectus
About the Author
Tom House, PhD is considered by many to be the "father of modern pitching mechanics". He is a cofounder of the National Pitching Association, which leads the way in three-dimensional analysis of human movement, the physical preparation to support this movement, the metabolic preparation to fuel human activity, and the necessary mental and emotional make-up to accomplish all of the above. House pitched on the professional level from 1967 to 1979 for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, and the Seattle Mariners. He has coached since 1980 for the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, and Chiba Lotte Marines (Japan), as well as in Latin America. On the amateur level, House is an information and instruction coordinator for 12 baseball academies across the United States and Canada. He directly accesses 5,000 to 6,000 player, coaches, and parents per year in clinic settings. He travels the world as an international consultant, performance analyst, and sports psychologist. House is currently an advisor with the American Sports Medicine Institute and the Titleist Performance Institute, was a cofounder of the Pitch It Forward Foundation, and has paneled seminars for the American College of Sports Medicine.
Gary Heil, cofounder of the National Pitching Association and the Pitch It Forward Foundation, is an author, educator, lawyer, consultant, and coach, and presently serves as a member of the board of directors of Gymboree and FrontRange Solutions. For the past three decades, he has been an ardent student of the human side of organizations. He was a pioneer in the study of loyal customer relationships and he remains a vocal and passionate advocate for finding more effective ways to lead inspired teams.
Steve Johnson has been involved with the game of baseball on various levels for the past 35 years as a player, coach, and instructor, and currently serves as coach and advisory board member for the National Hitting Association. He is the strength and conditioning coordinator for the Lefebvre Training Center and developed the strength component for the Train the Swing program. Johnson holds a certification in strength and conditioning for the striker/thrower sports, and in this capacity has done extensive workshops and serves as guest lecturer to players and coaches at the professional, college, and youth levels.