Complete Arm Care Pitching Program is a program designed to help pitchers during a critical point in their off-season. Complete Arm Care Pitching Program is a six/eight week (Fall/Winter) program with an emphasis on velocity development, pitch design, and strength & conditioning. This program will be focusing on long toss twice a week, light medicine ball drills to work on pitching mechanics, and a proper post-throwing recovery protocol. There will be bullpens, once a week, to feel the mechanical changes on the mound that we work on through long toss and medicine balls. The bullpen days will be focusing on command and intent. The primary long toss day (Monday or Tuesday depending on the age) will focus on learning how to long toss, feeling the external rotation of the throwing shoulder, and then will finish with a pulldown phase, building speed on the internal rotation of the shoulder. The second day of the week for ages 13+ will be more of a mechanical day, using medicine balls and other pitching drills to focus on lower-half pitching mechanics and how involved our legs should be. For the ages 9-12, medicine ball mechanical drills will be performed on both days of the week to feel proper lower-half pitching mechanics. Both age groups will finish all throwing sessions with a post-throwing recovery protocol to build back up the shoulder and forearm.
Complete Arm Care Pitching Program will be run by Senior Pitching Coach, Anthony Piccolino. Anthony is the Varsity pitching coach at Iona Prep. Baseball Team. Coach Piccolino led the JV team to a City Championship in 2014 and moved up to the varsity staff in 2015. He’s a graduate of Mount Saint Michael and attended St. John’s University and Fairleigh Dickerson University, where he played baseball at both schools. He was also the pitching coach at FDU and Concordia College.