This is someone who genuinely cares about the well-being of aspiring, younger players—many of whom he probably sees bits and pieces of himself in—and tirelessly works to help them become better versions of themselves.
Grateful to of had such a great pitching coach in Dennis Long because of you I was able to play at the level I got to. Thank you.
Big time thank you to the man Dennis Long himself. Definitely wouldn’t be the pitcher I am today without him especially after he helped me after my setbacks these past two years.
Dennis started Pitching Easy around 30 years ago, focusing on private, in person pitching lessons. Beginning in his home state of Connecticut, Dennis has worked with pitchers throughout greater New England and across the country, guiding and mentoring them as they progress through the various stages of their pitching careers. From teaching little leaguers how to grip the ball properly, to guiding teens through high school team tryouts, and mentoring major league prospects as they navigate what it's like to have a career in baseball, Dennis has always focused on teaching the game the right way and developing each athlete in a way that fits their skillset and personality. Now, in 2020, Dennis has brought Pitching Easy Online to reach more pitchers and provide his existing clients with tips and drills they can always have access to.
What's Dennis' background and what can he teach me?
Dennis graduated from the University of Connecticut as a baseball and basketball student athlete and was a minor league pitcher for the Texas Rangers and New York Mets organizations, advancing to the AAA level. He was a three year member and two time all-star with the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League and was inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame in November of 2017.
Dennis also holds a masters degree in sports psychology, which reinforces his belief in mastering the mental side of baseball.
He has been a college, junior college and High School coach at various stops in his coaching career but his true passion has been with helping individuals become more confident in themselves and carry themselves to greatness in their lives. Learn more about Dennis here.
What am I going to learn?
I've broken these lessons down into high-level age ranges to keep drills and adjustments more relevant to the age-range, build, and development of the athlete. However, some things remain constant, like pitching posture, balance, and how to product power. In the youth videos, I naturally focus on fundamentals and achieving that arm action that's going to make you have a successful career ahead and stay healthy. As the ages progress, I start introducing how to transfer fundamentals into power & velocity, as well as control & finesse. The combination is important for keeping batters off balance.
Are these lessons for pitchers, parents, or coaches?
Players, coaches and parents can all benefit from these videos. Especially at the youth and H.S. level, the online videos teach parents and coaches how to guide their athlete and what to look for in developing good throwing habits.
How much do online lessons cost?
While in-person lessons with Dennis cost $55 per 30 minutes, the Pitching Easy All-Access memberships cost just $29/mo. Additionally, you're not only getting unlimited access lessons from any device, but you'll also be first access to new lessons each month and get 10% off all Pitching Easy and Pitch Stix Gear.
Where can I find Pitch Stix?
Pitch Stix are the patented training tools Dennis has created uses in a few of his online lessons. Developed of the last 15 years, Pitch Stix Dennis originally invented the earliest version of what he would later name 'Pitch Stix' to help pitchers master the curveball. After further developing the trainer for wider use Pitch Stix can be also be used for warming up your arm, achieving proper arm action, and keeping your core and body balanced. Shop PitchStix here.
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