Attention: I know many of you visit this website looking for updates... the main thing I keep updated is the schedule (see the pink column to the right) and the STORE page where the time charts are listed for lessons. While I still get numerous people who don't read things before emailing me (asking if i will be in a certain town anytime soon, asking which slots are open for lessons instead of looking at the time chart, etc). Anyway, there has been a long term plan in place to "re-do" the website but, we've yet to get that rolling. So, the only things kept updated are the upcoming clinics (to the right of this in pink) and the store page with time charts and schedules.
NEW VIDEO is out and available. Pitching 101: Starting from Scratch is ready for shipments NOW Order your copy NOW to make sure you get one on the first print... pre-sales have already been extremely busy so don't miss out. I'm hoping this video will make pitching even easier, whether you're a beginner, an advanced pitcher, or a parent wanting to learn.
New locations listed and open for scheduling: Iowa, Chicago, and Boise Idaho. Email Bill Hillhouse to be put on distribution lists for various locations!!
Fall and winter schedules are starting next week in all 3 locations: Imperial PA, Alliance OH, and Buffalo NY. Email Bill Hillhouse to be added to the student lists.
Bill's team, NY Gremlins finished 2nd place at the ISC World Championship, losing 1-0 in 10 innings during the dramatic final game. The Gremlins were also runners up at the ASA Major Nationals, losing to the same team in the finals.
Bill's team, NY Gremlins are in the 2013 ISC Men's World Championship being played in Iowa. Currenlty ranked #1 in the world, the finals are scheduled for Saturday Aug 17. You can follow the action on <www.alsfastball.com> or <www.iscfastpitch.com>. Games are streamed live and FREE OF CHARGE by clicking on the "ISC TV" logo. So, cheer on the Gremlins as Bill and his team try to win his first ever world championship!! Having finished 2nd in the world twice, we're hoping this is the year!
Fall and winter schedule is starting to fill up fast. I am trying to fit in as many locations as I can in the limited amount of time I have!! Don't be afraid to email me here ---> Bill Hillhouse if you want to see about booking something in your area.
The fall/winter schedule for 2013/14 will be posted soon. I will again be doing monthly trips to Dallas and Arkansas and other locations will be listed soon. If interested in booking something in your area, please contact Bill as soon as possible.
The second new DVD "The Pitches" should be arriving here any day! We are so excited to be able to bring you this new DVD. We anticipate having it in our hands on Wednesday, December 19th. It will go on sale the moment it arrives so check back in the House of Pitching Store to order yours!!
Additionally, we have clearance priced all of our remaining T-Shirts! We have a limited quantity of each so check with Jamie before you order to be sure we still have your size! Put a smile on your Pitcher's face this Christmas with a House of Pitching T-Shirt!
The new DVD, "Tricks of the Trade" is on it's way back to us. There's been a few delays, which we are sorry about. But it's coming very soon. Bill will be filming ANOTHER DVD in the next week or so too!
Bill's team, NY Gremlins won the ASA Men's Major National Championship in Ashland Ohio! Following that, the team took 4th place at the ISC World Championship in Midland Michigan. It was Bill's first ever ASA National Championship.
After being runner-up at the 2011 World Championships, Bill's team, New York Gremlins enters the 2012 season as the preseason #1 ranked team in the world and kicks off the season in Kitchener Ontario June 22-25. You can follow the team on Facebook at: <www.facebook.com/nygremlins>. You'll be able to follow Gremlin games online!
Out with the old....in with the new!
There are a lot of things happening here at the House of Pitching! We are now full steam ahead with revamping the website with our friend Marc Dagenais and his crew, a very exciting change! We are in the beginning stages of hiring a graphic designer for a new logo. We are working on a few other things so stay tuned for announcements! It is time to get rid of all vestiges of the old guard and begin anew.
Wow! January was busy for the House of Pitching. Bill held lessons in three different cities and did two clinics in one weekend! February is looking to be just as hectic. This weekend Bill travels to Seattle, WA to speak at the North West All Sports Clinic and then off to Denmark for a week.
Bill will be in Portland, ME this coming weekend and then off for the Christmas and New Year holiday. He's back on the road to Billings, MT the first weekend in January though.
Just as a side note, he's been home 2 days from Carrollton and we're almost booked solid for the next trip!!!! And we have parents looking to book times for the March trip. We love you guys!!
Bill is in sunny Georgia at Pace Academy this weekend. A full day and a half of lessons with some very promising students. Then he is home for regular weekday lessons and then a weekend off for a visit with the Boo! To say we're excited would be a drastic understatement.
For lesson dates, please see the schedule to the right of the picture of the Boo, or the very bottom of this homepage.
Bill has accepted a job at the University of Georgia as the pitching coach consultant. As a perenial softball powerhouse, Bill will work with the coaches and pitchers to help bring the WCWS title to Athens, GA. As a consultant for the coaching staff, Bill will continue to live in Erie and do his regular lessons and weekend schedule but make frequent trips to UGA!
Clinic/lesson dates have been added. For 2011, more dates remain open for anyone interested in booking something and others will be added soon.
After finishing "co-champs" of the ASA Men's Major, the Chicago/NY Gremlins finished 2nd at the ISC World Championship in Moline IL, losing twice to the other 'co champ' of the ASA finals, Jarvis Travelers of Broken Bow, NE.
Bill's team, Chicago/NY Gremlins are co-champions of the ASA Men's Major National Championship played in South Bend IN. Rain washed out the championship final vs. Broken Bow NE Travelers. Both teams had 1 loss and were playing the "if" game of the championship when the skies opened cancelling the tournament and declaring co-champions. Next up for Bill's team is the ISC World Championship, where his team is currently ranked #2 then it's off to Denmark for the European Cup Championship. Season concludes over Labor Day weekend back here in the USA.
House of Pitching Apparal is now available online in our store! If you've ever left a clinic or lesson and forgot to buy your House of Pitching T-Shirt, now you're in luck! We carry T-Shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, and windbreakers. Limited sizes and quantities so get yours now. If you do not see a Pay Pal button for the size you want, that means we do not have it in stock. Email Jamie if you have questions.
House of Pitching is pleased to announce that we now carry the
Power Push by Quinn's Unlimited.
If you've ever worked with Bill or heard his presentation, you know that he does not endorse many products, only 3 to be exact. This is one of them.
For those of us in colder climates that cannot practice outside year round, the Power Push can be an invaluable tool in correcting the bad habit of twisting the foot before push off when practicing on anything other than dirt. This tool promotes proper leg drive, helping your pitcher retain power and speed.
The Power Push is made of no break polypropylene, making it very light.
You can find and purchase the Power Push in our online store for $49.99 plus shipping, that's less than the cost of one pitching lesson!!!
Click HERE to watch Episode 143 from FASTPITCH TV with Gary Leland, filmed during Bill's last visit to Homerun Alley.
Check out the GREAT invterview by Gary LeLand of Dallas TX on: Fastpitch TV show. (click fastpitch tv link). There are also some updated pitching tips. Bill's interview is Episode #80.
Awesome new softball book written by one of the great historians of the sport, ASA's Bill Plummer III. "The Game America Plays: Celebrating 75 Years Of The Amateur Softball Association" is on sale at the website of Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and
You Tube video of American Challenge Fastpitch eries played July 2007 in Oklahoma City. Check it out: click ---> Men's Fastpitch on You Tube
"Going around 3rd base in life and headed home."
Men's fastpitch Hall of Famer, Frank Trejo's book about his softball career. This is an excellent opportunity for people to read about one of the game's best players and his playing days.
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Eddie Feigner of the King and His Court officially endorses the House of Pitching Instructional DVDs The House of Pitching DVDs are the only pitching instruction videos endorsed by the King.