Tom House is considered by many to be the “father of modern pitching mechanics.” He is the founder of The Rod Dedeaux Research and Baseball Institute (RDRBI) and The National Pitching Association (NPA). The RDRBI and NPA are renowned for their health and performance research and development involving three-dimensional analysis of human movement, physical preparation and training to support rotational athletes in movement, identifying the metabolic requirements of proper nutrition to fuel human activity, and mentoring athletes’ competition with mental/emotional management skills.
Tom pitched at the professional level from 1967 to 1979 for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, and Seattle Mariners. He coached from 1980 to 1997 for the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, and Chiba Lotte Marines (Japan), as well as in Latin America. On the amateur level, Tom is an information and instruction coordinator for numerous baseball academies across the United States and Canada. He directly accesses thousands of players, coaches, and parents per year in clinic settings and travels the world as an international consultant, performance analyst, and sports psychologist. He is also an advisor with the American Sports Medicine Institute, the Titleist Performance Institute, and gives seminars for the American College of Sports Medicine.
Tom has also worked with NFL quarterbacks Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Alex Smith, Carson Palmer, Matt Cassell and Terrelle Pryor.
Joe Newton is the Ambassador and leading promoter of the Velocity Plus Arm Care Program. He is the president and founder of The Players’ Dugout Baseball/Softball Academy - home of MLB All-Star Stevie Delabar - located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. As the ambassador of the Velocity Plus Arm Care Program, Joe's focus is the continued national and world-wide cultivation of the Velocity Program. Joe travels the world educating and informing players, parents and coaches of the benefits attributed to this revolutionary program. Through these efforts Joe has been asked to guest speak and give seminars at venues all across the country. In the past Joe has had the opportunity to speak at High School Baseball Coaches Associations across the nation as well as venues like The Best of The Best in Ontario Canada, British Columbia Baseball Coaches Convention and over 60 Baseball and Softball Academies all across the United States and Canada.
As the world-wide ambassador of the Velocity Program, Joe works with major league organizations as well as top-ranked university programs like Louisville, Baylor, Ole Miss, University of Kentucky and Illinois.
Tom House, PhD
Dr. James Andrews
Dr. Rick Heitsch
Dr. Heinz Hoenecke
Dr. Thomas Vangsness
Dr. Todd Lanman
Dr. John Conway
Greg Rose, PhD