My son Nick has worked with Zach for a few years now. Zach’s attention to detail of the proper pitching mechanics as well as his ability to explain all of this so the young brain of a kid can understand it, is in one word ….AWESOME! While other pitchers on his team and pitchers we know in the league have had arm troubles or struggled, Zach has been able to get Nick’s mechanics in sync where he was an above average pitcher as a 12U and now transitioning strongly to the big mound as a 13U. A lot of hard work still ahead, it’s nice to know Zach’s there to get it done!
My name is Don Greco and I have a 16 year old son named Andrew. Andrew has played travel baseball at a very high level since he was 9 years old. He has had the benefit of a lot of great coaching and has also seen his share of not so great coaching during that span. The great coaches have not only raised his level of play but have fueled his love for the game and his desire to excel. He works very hard to be successful. It is in this vein that I met Zach Dials.
Andrew has loved playing every position on the field. He takes pride in the fact that he can be put at any location and plays it well. But the position that he enjoys more than any other is pitcher. He relishes the fact that the game can hinge on every throw. But, he needed to get better……a lot better to compete at the levels he wants to play at including his high school team. I will tell you that I have tried quite a few pitching instructors and as a result have not gotten the return on investment that we were expecting from not only the money but the time invested.
By chance, we ran into Zach Dials when he was instructing at Frozen Ropes during his off season almost 3 years ago. At that point things changed dramatically. For the first time Andrew experienced a holistic approach not only to pitching but the entire game. A major emphasis was put into the physical and mental aspects of preparing for the game. Andrew was given a rigorous warm up routine to get himself prepared for the game. It also helped him to mentally prepare as well and focus on the location and speed of every pitch.
Different from all the instruction that he had before, Andrew was now learning the mechanics of pitching and the reasons why things happen. It is a process I am finding that takes concentration, practice and an understanding of the art of pitching. Zach Dials is the only instructor I have seen that brings the total package of pitching to each of his students. He has the innate ability to get into the psyche of each student and understands what needs to be tweaked both mentally and physically to raise the level of performance. Andrew is getting better by the week. He has pitched at both the high school and elite travel level. He has been graded very high by college coaches in his tryouts. His control, attitude, practice habits and love of the game have increased and improved significantly. Most of all he has gained an understanding of the philosophy, mental toughness, mechanics and the need for total preparation in pitching.
I highly recommend Zach Dials and his pitching program.