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I’m just so over it. The cookie cuter way. Here, here is the booklet that will show you how to be a great pitcher or hitter. Every kid that walks in the door doing the same drill.  It just doesn’t work like that! Every kid that walks in the door has different issues or areas to improve on and fix. So not everyone can move like that, or honestly, they may never be able to move like you want them to, or do it a specific way. So even when the expert says you must do this……… it still may not work for you!!  YOU MUST ADAPT! I’ve been an educator for 24+ years now, teaching Drivers Ed, Physical Ed, and Health Ed, if there is one thing I have learned in those 24 years, it’s how to adapt, and how to adapt on the fly!

Today’s day and age, it seems as if we are so focused on the movement patterns, the HLPs, the HLMs, that we are missing the boat on several things! We are no longer creating pitchers and hitters, we are creating robots! Players who just know what to do, not how or why to do it! Drives me crazy!

I find it extremely funny that the best pitchers to pitch in the game are all older, 36+ years of age. Cat Osterman, Monica Abbott, Sarah Pauly, and Yukiko Ueno. Not to sure they had all these expert feet people, and movement assessment people their whole career, but they still get the job done, and at the highest level. Oh, and still are the best pitchers in the world!

Plyo balls have been around for years! But now it’s the crazy! Why? Well the experts say to use them to help teach movements……Lets put some between our elbows, our knee, heck on top of the head! Whatever the experts say and do, whatever we see those on-line instructors doing on their fancy tik tok videos! I must do that as well… yet, lets not fix that same kid who is opening early, replanting off the mound, could use a better spin axis on their curve….. nope just train those movements, with fancy plyo balls, and wide stances!

Embrace the lonely work! – You in front of a mirror looking at your mechanics, letting your eyes work for you, not just trusting a movement pattern. Video tape yourself, look for areas of inefficiencies, then tackle those areas! Don’t work on what you’re good at, work on the areas you need to improve on!

I love my plyo balls I bought back in 2019 from The Velo Lab that came with a great pitcher arm care and speed workout! Guess I or they were ahead of our time! Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about tech and gadgets, and I love new things, but some of these drills I see are so counter productive….. but hey don’t miss out! You keep developing movers, I’m going to keep developing college ready pitchers and hitters.

Paulygirl Fastpitch Clinic – Best of the Best

Outstanding clinic this past weekend with Rick and Sarah Pauly, as well as some of the best Paulygirl certified instructors from around the country! The advanced portion of this clinic focused specifically on ceratin areas. We used 4D motion, DK balls, Pocket Radars, and a few other instruments to measure some of the players data.

We used drill sets and some of the data to help these areas for the pitchers in attendance! Awesome clinic, with some amazing results. It’s always an honor to work with my mentor and friend Rick Pauly. Below are some pictures from the weekend!

Week 4 BG Fastpitch Pitching Clinic PowerPoint

BG Fastpitch Pitching Clinicw4

You heard me speak about Austin Wasserman and High Level Throwing (HLT) Here is a link to what he is all about! –He has worked with several softball teams, as well as baseball teams! –

Videos from Clinic are below – just click the link

Warm Routine –

Stretch – K Bands – Run – Throw Overhand – Then Loose Warm Up – Walk Through – Run Through – Full Pitch!

Loose Warm up – NO WRIST FLICKS! — Helps with Timing!

Cross Over Drill – Regulates Rotation – Great for Over Rotators!

Exercise Ball – Core – Body Control – 

Balance Board – Body Control – Balance – 

Pitching Clock —


Lesson Availablity! Taking on new clients both hitting and pitching!

My schedule is opening up! I’ll have a few days that lessons can be done on! Mondays,  Wednesdays (some) Saturdays, and Sundays (once the pitching clinic is over) will be days that I’ll be available!


I’ll be taking on both pitching and hitting clients! If you’re looking to get in, now is the time to set up your time and day!

You can schedule a lesson 1 of 2 ways! Use the Appointy app (Free) and set it up! Click below!

Or you can reach out to me via the BG Fastpitch site — Appointy will be the most current up to day times and days. More weekdays will become available in the next few weeks!


Click below to contact me via the BG Fastpitch site.

Jason (Jay) Bolden



Congrats to Angel Harper!

Congrats to Angel Harper of Lake Central High School, St. John Indiana on signing her NLI to continue her academic and softball career at University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Division 2). Angel has been hitting and working on defense with me for 3 years. I am blessed to have been able to and still continue to work with her! She’s going to do big things up there!!