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Top Velocity: The Life and Times of a Pitching Guru, Brent Pourciau

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In this episode, Brent Porciau joins us to talk about what inspired Top Velocity, “the most comprehensive biomechanical approach to enhancing pitching performance.”

What inspired Brent Pourciau to create one of the most innovative pitching programs in Top Velocity came somewhat by accident. After suffering a devastating injury in his first college appearance, Pourciau refused to listen to medical experts tell him that he couldn’t play anymore.

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Instead, he did some Olympic training to get into top-notch shape, and then he stumbled upon biomechanics. After coming across the work of Tom House, a former MLB pitcher turned Ph.D. and arm specialist who at the time was talking about hip to shoulder separation, a light went off for Pourciau.

“I don’t do this,” Pourciau realized, “I don’t separate hips and shoulders and more than likely, that’s why I got injured.”

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This inspired Pourciau to learn more about biomechanics. So much so that it has become somewhat of an obsession for him. To the point that he stays up to date on medical journals still to this day.

From there, the biomechanical method that he uses today and Top Velocity was born. That combined with the Olympic training, Pourciau went from becoming a decent pitcher prior to his “devastating” injury, to becoming a surefire strikeout pitcher, featuring a 94 MPH fastball.

However, as with every story, there have been some hiccups along the way.

The most current one being that Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer filed a suit against Pourciau last June. In a story published by Yahoo! Sports, Jeff Passan writes that Bauer filed a suit against Pourciau for…

“unauthorized use of his likeness and image through posts on his website, biomechanical breakdowns on YouTube and multiple mentions in a program that pledges significant gains in pitching velocity”

This, apparently, came about because Pourciau, as many other coaches and trainers do across the world, breaks down video of the worlds greatest pitchers on social media in order to demonstrate best practices to his audience. Unfortunately for Pourciau, he used the wrong – great – pitcher to use as an example.

Pourciao continues to battle these cases, and they’re taking a toll. However, he’s overcome adversity before and plans to do it all over again.

In an interview (audio above) conducted with WTTS, Pourciau says, “this isn’t something I want to be in,” referring to the lawsuit, “I just want to coach… I just want to coach.”

With DM’s flying in with requests for help from pitchers all across the country, Pourciau remains busy and continues to do what he loves, to coach. And if you’re to believe all of the testimonials, including that of former MLB pitcher’s David Aardsma and Cody Hall, then Pourciau must be doing something right.

So, just let him coach.

As an exclusive offer for just for our audience, use the promo code: WTTS to get 10% off of one of the many programs offered by Top Velocity. Just click HERE, shop, and enter the code: WTTS at check out.

S2B2 was produced & edited by Manny and L.A.

Music for this episode is by: VM Varga, Rapternal Music by Notty Productions

ALL artwork on this site and for the Pod is by Luigi Gomez

Having grown up in Washington Heights, a small Dominican neighborhood just one mile away from Yankee Stadium, Manny is a life-long Yankees fan. He began pursuing his passion for writing about baseball in March 2018 when he co-founded a small baseball media company called Welcome to THE SHOW. Manny is also a contributor at Call to the Pen. Follow Manny on twitter @MannyGo3.

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