Virgil Vasquez - Co-Founder
Virgil has heard these quotes often, "if you throw, you are going to break", "throwing overhand is unnatural." Alex and himself are out to change this mindset and belief. Virgil believes that throwing is a natural motion, that anyone can learn to throw healthy. He believes this because he taught himself how to throw correctly after his 12 year career was over. His drive is to reach out to people that desire to learn how they can teach themselves to have their perfect throw.
He is currently a professional pitching coach for the Minnesota Twins Organization. Drafted in the 7th round in 2000 out of Santa Barbara High School. Signing in 2003 after being drafted in the 7th round out of UCSB. He compiled a 12 year career as a professional pitcher, playing for 5 different MLB organizations, 2 stints in the Major Leagues with the Tigers and the Pirates, pitching in 6 countries, and compiling a 101-92 record over 1,300 innings pitched. In 2015, after all of that experience, he met with a pitching coach, Caleb Balbuena, out of Sacramento, CA. After one session and the cue to "throw around a tree", something clicked and he finally learned how to throw healthy, and where power comes from in the throwing motion. He took it home with him and over the next years blended his professional experience with his love for throwing, his passion for movement, years of experience in Tai-chi, Qi-gong, and science based training. Combining it all to come up with "The Perfect Throw" and its teachings with his good friend Alex Trezza.
Alex Trezza - Co-Founder
Alex met Virgil while playing together in the Detroit Tigers system in 2003. They have remained close ever since and have each become very passionate about throwing. "I see thousands of kids a year when I'm out recruiting and I am on the field almost everyday. I am passionate about helping players be more efficient with how their body moves through the throwing motion so that they can have the best chance to succeed!"
Alex has been coaching at the collegiate level for 10 years and is currently the Associate Head Coach at Boston College where he is responsible for working with the pitchers & catchers. He was an 18th round draft pick in 2001 by the Detroit Tigers and played a total of 12 seasons in the minor leagues as a catcher, which included stops in the NY Penn League, Midwest League, Florida State League and Independent Ball (Can Am). He played his collegiate baseball at Stony Brook University where he was an All-American and still holds many offensive records. As a certified CSCS for 8yrs, Alex also has an extensive background in Strength and Conditioning.