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Why Choose the NPA?

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 he has given 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, Terrelle Pryor as well as other collegiate-level football players.

  • 50 years of professional baseball experience

  • 26 years of MLB experience

  • Tom House, PhD - IRB certified, 22 books, 3 patents, 16 journal articles, 17 videos, 1 movie

  • The NPA is the only training program that is IRB (Institutional Review Board) certified.

  • The IRB consists of orthopedic doctors, sports physiologists, kinesiologists, nutritionists, sports psychologists and other professionals formally designated to review, monitor, and approve all the studies and protocols of the NPA

  • The NPA is the only pitching organization where all of the methods are 100% scientifically proven and measured

  • NPA – 18 Regional Directors, science-based, measureable, quantifiable and defendable

  • 3DQB, Adam Dedeaux, John Beck, Taylor Green – science-based, measurable, quantifiable and defendable

  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), Greg Rose, PhD – science-based, measureable, quantifiable and defendable

  • Qualysis, Dan India, Robin Dorociak – science-based ,3-D @1,000 frames per second movement technology

  • In-house 3DMA, wireless EMG, Force Plate Technology

  • Hands on with 4,500-6,000 athletes per year

  • 50+ years of evolving health first information and instruction

  • 733 MLB pitchers (2 Hall of Fame, 3 future Hall of Fame)

  • 71 NFL QB’s (1 Hall of Fame, 2 future Hall of Fame)

  • 2,204 MLB Hitters (Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn)

  • 1,505 PGA/LPGA Golfers (90% of tour pros use NPA bodywork protocols)

  • Consultant for 2 NFL teams

  • Consultant for 2 MLB teams

© 2014 by Coach Fetko.

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