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    Default Finally...a weekend visit with Java

    After several years of emails, phone calls and online advice, we (Lizzy and I) finally made the trip to see Java over the weekend. Lizzy and I both recognized she was lacking spin understanding and that was something that I could not teach her as I had no understanding of it myself. Something better explained in person with the expert knowledge from someone like Java. Lizzy was also developing a couple bad habits that have bled into her mechanics over the past few months that Java addressed with great accuracy. I can honestly say the expense of the flight, car, hotel, etc....paled in comparison to what we gained from the knowledge and instruction we received. Java was brutally honest with Lizzy (which is what she likes) about every aspect of her pitching. Java taught her more in 10 hours than I could have in 10 months about spin, timing and tempo. Lizzy left New York with a new found excitement for pitching and the knowledge she gained will truly take her to the next level with success.

    My point of this post is if anyone has the opportunity to get any instruction from Java, I would jump all over it. Yes, it is expensive to get to New York from Oklahoma but it was worth every penny. We will be going back next fall. We just wanted to publicly thank Java for all the time and work he puts in and tell everyone what a wonderful trip we had. Thanks Java!

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    Java knows his stuff, for sure. We're really lucky to have so many great teacher willing to share their knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomers2012 View Post
    After several years of emails, phone calls and online advice, we (Lizzy and I) finally made the trip to see Java over the weekend. Lizzy and I both recognized she was lacking spin understanding and that was something that I could not teach her as I had no understanding of it myself. Something better explained in person with the expert knowledge from someone like Java. Lizzy was also developing a couple bad habits that have bled into her mechanics over the past few months that Java addressed with great accuracy. I can honestly say the expense of the flight, car, hotel, etc....paled in comparison to what we gained from the knowledge and instruction we received. Java was brutally honest with Lizzy (which is what she likes) about every aspect of her pitching. Java taught her more in 10 hours than I could have in 10 months about spin, timing and tempo. Lizzy left New York with a new found excitement for pitching and the knowledge she gained will truly take her to the next level with success.

    My point of this post is if anyone has the opportunity to get any instruction from Java, I would jump all over it. Yes, it is expensive to get to New York from Oklahoma but it was worth every penny. We will be going back next fall. We just wanted to publicly thank Java for all the time and work he puts in and tell everyone what a wonderful trip we had. Thanks Java!
    Arranging to meet this month and thru the winter. Canít wait.


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    Boomers, I'm glad you had the chance to experience it in person! Your trip sounds much like the first visit we had with with Java while in NY (from CO). His ability to see and relate the full "Pitch" to my DD (not to mention her twin sister, practice partner and regular catcher but also to me as her Dad and backyard coach) is fantastic and beyond comparison to anything else we've encountered so far. I'm fortunate as Java lives less than a couple hours away from where I grew up so we can combine visits with the master with family trips. Every session with him has equaled drinking from a firehose!

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    how were you able to contact him?
    the map isn't the territory

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvsoftball View Post
    how were you able to contact him?
    Message thru this forum


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    You all need to take some video of these encounters with Java and share with the rest of us! I'd tip ya some to help recoup those costs for some of that
    travel and knowledge! Java is excellent!

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    Here's a pic from several years ago....Java was laying down on the job!

    KathrynandJava.jpg

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    @Boomers2012 did you get to meet Pinocchio?
    Some of my favorite pitching sites, threads and videos: https://www.discussfastpitch.com/sof...tml#post449172 and https://fastpitchfoundations.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken B View Post
    @Boomers2012 did you get to meet Pinocchio?
    We met at his facility in Canandaigua. First time id been that far north. Very pretty area of the world!

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