Pitching for Coaches

Rich Balswick

Rich Balswick is a credentialed teacher who taught at Los Altos High School for 10 years. During his playing career he was a National Open Division MVP award winner and a 3 time All-American fastpitch pitcher. Rich also participated in 3 Olympic sports festivals, and was a member on 3 National Championship teams.

For the past 21 years, Rich has been a full-time fastpitch pitching instructor. Over the course of that time he has produced well over 100 college pitchers, a national Gatorade player of the year, two state Gatorade players of the year as well as dozens of regional and all-state pitchers. Annually he generally has between 3 to 5 of the top 20 high school pitchers in ERA and strikeouts in the state of California and does so by consistently developing many of the region’s top pitchers.

Rich is a founding member of Fastpitch Foundations.

A Unique Approach

By studying the world’s best pitchers, having been mentored by the game’s best minds, Rich has developed a unique approach to the dynamics of fastpitch pitching. His approach is to teach a “whip” action rather than the common “forced” action.

Saturday, May 12

Limited to the
first 30 to enroll
Session 1: Begin at the Beginning


Meant for coaches of younger age players or players just starting their pitching journey. Rich will cover the fundamentals of getting your pitchers started, as well as techniques designed to help coaches and parents keep their athletes motivated. This clinic is for coaches only.

Session 2: Advanced Pitching Dynamics

12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Designed to help coaches with more advanced pitchers. Rich will cover advanced pitching dynamics and what the travel ball or high school coach can do to help their pitchers maintain proper pitching techniques.This clinic is for coaches only.

Cost: $50 per session

Location: Gap2Gap Elite Softball

                    9767 Business Park Dr.

                    Sacramento, Ca. 95827

Pitching Clinics