Pitching Lab Sign-ups

*** Please read below for summary, general policies and guidelines, registration links are at bottom…

Program Summary

This year’s off-season Pitching Lab program for high school and middle school athletes is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 8th and end on Wednesday, March 2nd, starting with strength training-only until mid-December when we also begin to throw.  All athletes are tied to designated time slots through their registration links which are allocated on a first-come first-serve basis (subject to appropriate “age” groupings).

*** If you’d like to read more about our pitching programs you can click here.

Strength Training Program

Please note that as summarized below the strength portion of the program differentiates between “ages 13-16” and “16 and older”.  If you are 13-16 and have never trained at RPP before, you should enroll in the younger group which trains 2x per week. On the other hand, if you are 16 years old with prior RPP training experience, your participation in this program requires pre-approval by RPP strength coaches (please contact the front desk for details).  All 17 year olds can enroll in the older age group.

Ages 13-16:

    • Designated time slots
    • 2x per week
      • Up to 6 athletes per coach

16 and older:

    • Pre-approval required
    • Designated time slots
    • Up to 5x per week with a more individualized “monthly” program, which is subject to pre-qualification as follows (17+ automatically qualify):
      • At least 16 years old
      • Prior weight room experience, preferably at RPP
      • Physically mature
      • Be able to handle yourself around the weight room

Pitching Program

The throwing portion of the program begins in mid-December.   It is a progressive program which covers all aspects of pitching, including different pitch types and situations.

Pitchers meet 2x per week at the same pre-designated time slot.  This year’s schedule includes 20 pitching sessions from beginning to end.  Similar to last year, we plan to finish the program with LIVE at bats.

Pitching Coordinators

The following is a brief summary of the RPP Pitching staff:

    • Robbie Aviles (Suffern HS, 2010) is currently a pitching coach with the Baltimore Orioles organization.  He was previously a pitching coach with RPP for several years but unfortunately his schedule with the Orioles last year didn’t allow him to be with us on a full time basis.  Robbie was drafted out of HS by the Cleveland Indians.  We are very excited to have him back with us.
    • Justin Friedman (Pingry HS, 2015), who recently joined us, was most recently drafted by the White Sox in the 2019 MLB Draft.  Justin is a graduate of Hope International University (Fullerton, CA) and has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  He was previously ranked the #1 NAIA MLB Draft Prospect by Perfect Game.  We are very excited to have Justin as a member of the team at RPP as a full time coach.
    • Mike Lembo (DePaul Catholic HS, 2013) has been a pitching coach with RPP for several years. For those of you that don’t know Mike, he has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and played Division I baseball at Sacred Heart University, graduating in 2017.  Mike is well versed in our pitching programs and has worked with many of our athletes during the past few years.

General Policies 

    • No makeups and no rescheduling (if you can’t attend a session please simply attend the next one)
    • No refunds for missed sessions
    • SNOW Days:
      • Given that our schedule is completely full, to the extent we have to close for snow days, there will be no makeups
      • There will NO refunds or credits for snow days
    • No sessions during Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday – Sunday)
    • No sessions during year-end holidays (12/23 – 1/2)

Registration – Ages 16 and older (requires pre-approval)

The following program options are similar except for the pitching instruction portion.  Please note that the 1-on-1 program is MORE expensive.

    • Pitching instruction 2-on-1 click here
    • Pitching instruction 1-on-1 click here   (limited slots available)

Registration – Ages 13 – 16

The following program options are similar except for the pitching instruction portion.  Please note that the 1-on-1 program is MORE expensive.

    • Pitching instruction 2-on-1 click here
    • Pitching instruction 1-on-1 click here  (limited slots available)