Private Lessons

Private lessons allow players to receive completely individualized attention and a prioritized practice plan. The pace and methods are customized to each player’s unique skill set and the ability of each player to adapt to the changes. Because these lessons are designed around one player, we can modify the lesson plan or incorporate new techniques as needed for the player to advance.  

Schedule a Lesson

High Heat offers 30-minute, 45-minute and 60-minute private lessons

Beginner

30-Minute Lessons

Half-hour lessons are usually best for beginner or younger pitchers who want to learn basic pitching mechanics. These pitchers may have or be learning a fastball, changeup, or other pitch.

What this covers

These lessons cover basic pitching fundamentals, including grip and presentation, and the important components of the fastpitch motion—a solid front stride, open hips, strong leg drive, and follow through. These lessons focus on developing proper mechanics, gaining accuracy, and building confidence.

Intermediate

45-Minute Lessons

Forty-five-minute lessons are generally best for intermediate pitchers who have fairly established fastball mechanics and 2-3 pitches (fastball plus 1-2 pitches).

What this covers

These lessons focus on teaching or modifying pitches to get better results; increasing speed, command, and stamina; learning game strategy; and developing mound presence.

Advanced

60-Minute Lessons

One-hour lessons are typically for mature pitchers with solid mechanics who have 4+ pitches (fastball plus 3 or more pitches).

What this covers

These lessons focus on identifying and incorporating subtle changes to a mechanic that can deliver new results. These sessions are best for pitchers who are building speed, movement, and endurance; resolving problems with certain pitches; honing situational strategy; and reviewing pitching repertoires.

What to expect at your first and subsequent lessons

First Lesson

During a player’s initial consultation, we:

  • Observe the player’s mechanics
  • Learn about the player’s background and experience
  • Ask about why or how a particular mechanic was taught
  • Identify and determine the source of any pain
  • Discuss and prioritize player and parent goals
  • Set a practice plan with prioritized recommendations for improvement.

Subsequent Lessons

At all subsequent lessons, we:

  • Assess the player’s improvement since the previous lesson
  • Identify and discuss the next areas for focus
  • Demonstrate drills that develop these areas
  • Determine a practice schedule
  • Explain the changes to parents/coaches, so they can help reinforce instruction at home
  • Discuss the player’s weekly progress with the player and parent/coach
  • Track the player’s success in games to guide subsequent adjustments.