2020-21 Grady's VIP Off-Season Throwing/Pitching Training Registration Form
Thank you for your interest in our VIP all-inclusive off-season pitching and throwing training program. In this form, you have the option to apply for Grady's VIP (Velocity Improvement Program) Off-Season Pitching and Throwing Training Program. This year, training is consolidated into one comprehensive training program. There is no VIP and VIP Plus program designations this year.

In addition, you may select the equipment you will need for the program. Velocity Sports is offering a facility membership opportunity to make sure all players have access to a facility for training outside of training days. The program requires either throwing or lifting 6 days per week and it is important all players have a space at home or a facility to complete the lifting and throwing drills.

Our goal is to provide throwing athletes with an all-inclusive, high-quality, research-based training program that covers the entire off-season time period. Within 2 days of completing the form, you will receive an invoice requiring 20% non-refundable deposit. The deposit is required before the comprehensive movement and throwing screening can be scheduled. The program balance may be paid anytime prior to October 27th.

Program Details

Program Length: 16 weeks starting October 27th-February 14th. No classes will be held on December 21st-27th. There will be 15 total weeks of training.

Training Breakdown:
Weeks 1-5 Movement Phase: The focus will be on movement, mechanics, stability, mobility, and learning the correct lifting form. Player's will work on areas described in the movement and throwing analysis and each player will focus on his individual improvement plan. Players will ramp-up the throwing volume and this will vary based on each player's workload during the summer and fall. Players will study video, learn plyoball drills, focus on arm care and recovery, and throw medicine balls to build strength.

Weeks 6-10: Velocity Phase: Players who successfully complete the Movement Phase will advance to the Velocity Phase. Players who are still addressing movement or mechanical issues will remain in the movement phase. In this phase, players will ramp up their throwing intensity, begin long toss and/or pulldowns, and some players may throw overload and underload weighted baseballs*. Players will begin transitioning to the mound during this phase. Video will also be used to monitor movement and mechanical improvements.

*specific training protocols will vary by player. This will be discussed during the summer/fall throwing and movement evaluation and screening. For example, the throwing plan for an 18-year-old D1 commit will be very different than a 14-year-old player who is in his first year of the program.

Weeks 11-15: Pitch Design Phase: Players will transition fully to the mound and will focus on specific pitching skills. Players will throw using the Rapsodo and Insight Camera system. Catchers will catch bullpens and live hitters will be added towards the end of this phase. Players will focus on command, off-speed pitches, pitch selection and execution, pitch calling, and more.

All players will complete an individualized and rigorous strength program beginning in week 1. This program will also work in phases.

Learn about our off-season training programs here: gradyspitchingschool.com/off-season-velocity-program.html

Player Age: Players in grades 9-12 are eligible. 8th grade athletes must be 14 years old by November 1st. Other developmental factors will be considered for younger participants. We will offer registration for our middle school Dynamic Training program beginning August 1st.

Training Days: Classes will be offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturday mornings, and Sunday evenings. Multiple classes are held on each day. Players will be able to schedule classes online starting October 1st. Classes are two hours in length. Training begins Tuesday, October 27th, 2020.

Cost: Starts at $1,395 for one day per week. Players may train once, twice, or unlimited (4x) per week.

*Players may decide to train for the first 10 weeks only at a reduced cost. For this option and other customized plans, click on the custom training option in the registration form.

Covid-19 Information:

The Velocity Sports facility is following the guidelines for sports facilities set by the State of Ohio. In the unlikely event we are forced to close during training, all participants will receive a refund for unused classes.

Learn more about our VIP-Velocity Improvement Program and pitching development program
Parent First and Last Name *
Parent Phone Number *
Parent Email Address *
Athlete's First Name *
Athlete's Last Name *
Athlete's Birthdate *
Athlete's Height *
Athlete's Weight *
Athlete's School *
Please indicate any injuries suffered in the last 12 months. If none, type none. *
Please indicate your athlete's areas of strength. *
Please indicate what your athlete needs to work on or improve this off-season. *
Please check the winter sports played below: *
Athlete's Summer Team (for 2020) *
Facility Membership Opportunity
While throwing classes are offered once, twice, or three times per week, the program requires the players be working on either a skill, strength exercise, or arm recovery 6 days per week. In order to provide players the opportunity to complete the program, Velocity Sports is offering monthly memberships for $59.00 per month. As a member, athletes receive 24/7 access to the Velocity Sports facility to lift, throw, hit, and to complete the requirements of the throwing program outside the scheduled classes.
Are you interested in an all-access pass to Velocity Sports? *
If yes is marked, you will receive a link to sign up. Memberships may begin anytime. Memberships auto renew monthly until cancelled. Learn more at www.velosportsohio.com.
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Please choose from one of the options below *
If you are interested in a custom training option, please elaborate below.
Mike Grady will be in touch to discuss these details.
Please indicate your preferred training day(s) for VIP *
We will offer the ability self-schedule training classes using our online scheduling software. Self scheduling is available on October 1st. All program fees must be paid in full before players and parents schedule training sessions.
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Please indicate your familiarity with velocity based training *
Unfamiliar-I have never participated in a velocity program
Very familiar. I have participated in a velocity program in the past
Training Equipment
The Velocity Program requires players to have specific training equipment. Some is required and some is optional. Required equipment includes sand filled plyoballs, and an exercise band (we recommend the J-Band). Players may use their own equipment and we will supply any equipment needed. Optional, equipment includes an Oates Specialties Shoulder Tube, Foam Roller, Weighted Baseball Set, and Wrist Weights.
Please indicate your equipment needs. *
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Social Media Release *
Please indicate if we have permission to share information about your athlete on social media. This may include announcements of players joining the program, photos or videos of players training, and information intended to be shared for recruiting purposes. Content is most commonly shared on Twitter and Instagram for Grady's Pitching School (@pitchingschool) or Velocity Sports (@velosportsohio)
Training Release Form *
PARTICIPANT RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT or FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF PARTICIPANT OF MINOR AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT TIME OF REGISTRATION). READ BEFORE SIGNING. In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the program, related events, and activities, I the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that: 1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death. 2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation. 3. I willingly agree to comply with terms and conditions for participation. If I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately. 4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS Grady's School of Pitching, LLC and Velocity Sports, LLC., its officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (RELEASEES), from any and all claims, demands, losses, and liability arising out of or related to any INJURY, DISABILITY OR DEATH I may suffer, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law. I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT. This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to his/her release as provided above of all the Releasees, and, for myself, my heirs, assigns, and next of kin, I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liability incidents to my minor child’s involvement or participation in these programs as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
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