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Clinics and Camps
Dec 26 - 28 / Dec 31 & Jan 2 - 3
2018 Holiday Training and Pitching Camp
Dec 26 & 28 / Dec 31, Jan 2, Jan 4
2018 Youth Holiday Training Camp
Classes and Private Lessons There’s not a more conscientious Pitching Instructor in Southern California. From his generous and supportive approach, to his relentless pursuit of the most cutting edge training and arm care protocols, Jim Wagner is exceptional in every way. He helped my son become a more athletic and explosive pitcher, all the while encouraging his love for the game. Beyond all of this, he gave my son a gift that transcends baseball. He taught him a work ethic. Jim Wagner gave my son an understanding of what is required for those who pursue excellence
– Doug Savant
Classes and Private Lessons Jim Wagner is an impact coach — someone who tangibly improved my son’s game. Jim refined the quality of his pitches, taught him drills that enhanced his repeatability and used astute video analysis to help Conor recognize areas of his delivery that needed improvement, which, in turn, helped Conor’s ability to self-correct on the mound. Jim’s insights also elevated the critical mental aspect of Conor’s game. In his quiet, smart and thoughtful way, Jim is one of those rare coaches that makes a true difference.
- Carlton Cuse,father of Conor Cuse (9-1, 1.95 ERA) starting pitcher for Harvard Westlake, the #1 high school baseball team in the USA 2013. Conor pitches at Stanford University.
Classes and Private Lessons We just wanted to thank you and tell you how impressed and happy we are with what you have been doing for Hayden on the mound. He has been able to do more than improve his pitch, accuracy and speed. He gained his confidence and self esteem back which was distracting him.
mother of 11 year son, Hayden
Classes and Private Lessons I am writing you today to let you know how the Command trainer we ordered from Oates Specialties has improved our son William’s pitching command and accuracy. We had the pleasure of driving down to train with Jim early this year, and William was introduced to the trainer at Jim’s facility. Jim told us of the evolution of the trainer as it was used at Ron Wolforth’s ranch in Texas. William has been to the ranch twice, but it was not used in the 3 day boot camps.
After visiting Jim I ordered the trainer. I was hesitant to order another “weapon” to add to William’s arsenal. He was at the age where it was hard to get him to use the gear on a regular basis. He wanted instant results without putting in the “work”. Even Ron’s videos of William’s issues did not get the point across. Fast forward to setting up the trainer in the back yard. William finally got instant results from hitting the target on the trainer. It was better than paying for a coach! He has been out using the trainer between games, sometimes in the dark with his phone blaring Eminem for all the neighbors to hear. Yesterday he pitched a full 6 innings with no pain, striking out 15 in those innings with no walks. He has never stayed on the mound this long with this kind of success. AND, he was radar’d at 75 mph with a friend’s pocket radar. For a 12 year old I can only credit you three (Samantha, take some credit too!) for helping William regain his command, arm health and mental ability to stay on the mound.
Thanks again for being there when I emailed you, ordered from you and visited you. You guys are all the best there is.
-Mary Ann Kempner (son William, 12 yo)
Classes and Private Lessons Prior to linking up with Jim at TZAcademy I was dealing with a pinch in my right bicep tendon (front of shoulder) …after just 3 weeks of training new movement patterns using revolutionary drill work, I was not only throwing without discomfort but now throwing with more velocity. I was 90 – 93 mph prior and for the first time in my pro career I hit 95 mph in just 1 month of working with Jim at TZAcademy….I could not stress enough the importance of proper movement patterns to improve efficiency, health and to reach one’s max ceiling of peak performance. Jim provides not only the “whats” but the “why’s” of what we are doing. He truly cares about his clients and providing us with the best of the best when it comes to helping us reach our peak performance levels. He goes above an beyond traditional pitching coaches and brings in peak mental performance coaches, top trainers, and bio-mechanical experts to help ensure that we are receiving the best instruction possible.
I just went into my 3rd professional season not only more physically prepared but more mentally prepared than ever
before. I have been dominating the competition thus far, leading the league in strikeouts and my walks are down by 75% from previous seasons. New opportunities have came about in just 3 starts of the season. Winter ball job offers from Dominican Republic and Venezuelan teams which for those unfamiliar, it is the highest level of baseball one can play other than the Major Leagues. I have never been drafted, never have I played for an affiliated minor league team. I started at the independent ball level and in just my 3rd season have had the privilege of playing winter ball in Mexico with MLB veterans and now opportunities to climb higher and can’t help but think that my off season work at TZAcademy had some influence in my continued success. All I can say is that I envy the young kids who have already started down this path. I just hope that other kids coming up hold on to their visions/dreams and consistently persist with confidence until they materialize. There’s no feeling worse than looking back and regretting that you could of dug deeper.
-David Casillas – El Paso Diablos (American Association League)