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.
Virgil Vasquez is currently a professional pitching coach for the Minnesota Twins Organization. He was drafted in the 7th round in 2000 out of Santa Barbara High School but decided to accept a full ride scholarship to play at the University of California Santa Barbara instead. He was drafted in the 7th round again in 2003 and accepted an offer from the Detroit Tigers. This was the start to a 12 year career as a professional pitcher where he played for five different MLB organizations with two stints at the Major League level with the Detroit Tigers and the Pittsburgh Pirates. During his career he pitched in six countries and compiled a 101-92 record with over 1,300 innings pitched.
He has traveled the world in search for the correct baseball training method using his body as a test subject. Starting as most of us do in high school, at the local gym. In college he then trained with Marcus Elliott at P3 in Santa Barbara for 9 years. Along his training path he also did Bikram Yoga for 6 years while finding his true love for movement and meditation in qigong and tai-chi in 2011, which he still does to this day. In 2015, after all of that experience he met with a pitching coach named Caleb Balbuena, out of Sacramento, CA. After one session and the cue to "throw around a tree" he had the AH HA moment. He felt what healthy throwing was supposed to feel like and how power is cultivated in the throwing motion. He took the new awareness home with him to collaborate with his old teammate/friend/ and now business partner Alex Trezza. Over the 3 next years he blended his professional playing & coaching experience with his love for throwing and passion for movement to create "The Perfect Throw"! He did all the work so you don't have too. "The Perfect Throw" was created so you can easily teach or learn the proper throwing motion with easy cues and low stress.
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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.
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