If you are in 8th grade or younger, you can now have Yale Head Baseball Coach John Stuper analyze your pitching video and give you tips!


6th Game Pitching is an incredible opportunity for your youth baseball player to get video analysis from a World Series Pitcher and IVY League Head Coach!

It’s simple, purchase one of the plans below and send a video of your child pitching and Coach Stuper will personally go through the video and give you pointers on how to improve! You only work with him directly. It’s a great way for him to give back to the game he loves so much.

One Time Video Analysis
w/ ‘spring training’ special of $100
I analyze your son’s video and send you a detailed evaluation via email, along with a video of me demonstrating the adjustments that I feel need to be made. You may feel one video “exchange” is enough. If so, that’s fine.

The video should include 25 pitches, 15 from behind the pitcher, and 10 from the side with the pitcher’s face towards the camera.
Three Time Video Analysis
w/ ‘spring training’ special of $250
You send me three videos, from three different bullpen sessions. I analyze the first video and send back my evaluation and my demonstration video. You try to implement the changes while taking a second video. Then a third video. I evaluate and demonstrate for those as well.

All videos should include 25 pitches, 15 from behind the pitcher, and 10 from the side with the pitcher’s face towards the camera.
Five Time Video Analysis
w/ ‘spring training’ special of $400
The five video package is just like the other two, except after the 5th video, we will hold a zoom call with you and your son to explain anything further, and answer any questions you may have. Parents encouraged to take part in that.

All videos should include 25 pitches, 15 from behind the pitcher, and 10 from the side with the pitcher’s face towards the camera.

I have been working with pitchers for almost 40 years, from the pro level to 6 year olds. I have been the Head Coach and Pitching Coach at Yale University since 1993. I have seen every mechanical flaw you can possibly imagine. I have seen gimmicks come and go. Some are legitimate. Some are not. If I have learned anything during all these years it is this: KEEP IT SIMPLE.

Too many kids, coaches, and parents get bogged down with the intricacies of the pitching delivery, and then the young pitcher’s mind is distracted from what he is trying to accomplish: to execute the pitch. I keep things simple so that they are useful for pro guy, but can be understood by a 7- year old.

My program of video review will allow the pitcher to see his delivery, make changes, and learn to “repeat” that delivery to enable him to throw strikes. Repeating is exactly what you think it is: doing the same thing over and over. It is the absolute key to throwing strikes. MLB pitching coaches talk about it. Scouts talk about it. A pitcher is of little value if he cannot throw strikes. It gives your team a chance.

This is how it works: you send me a video of your child actually pitching in a practice setting. (not game). I ask that you send me film of 25 pitches: 15 from right behind him; 10 from the side with him facing the camera.

About John Stuper

Coach Stuper is a World Series Champion pitcher for the 1982 St. Louis Cardinals. He was managed by Whitey Herzog and Pete Rose in the big leagues. Not coincidentally, he lists them as two of his biggest influences. “I watched how they ran a game. Their knowledge of the game, work ethic and preparation were second to none.”

Stuper pitched in the major leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds from 1982-85, appearing in a total of 111 games. He posted a 32-28 overall record with a 3.96 earned run average. His most memorable performance came with the Cardinals in the sixth game of the 1982 World Series. With St. Louis trailing the Milwaukee Brewers three games to two in the best-of-seven series, the right-hander helped the Cardinals even the series with a 13-1 complete-game, four-hit victory. St. Louis went on to win the Series the following day. Sports Illustrated listed his World Series performance among the 10 best by a rookie pitcher in the history of post-season play.

The 13th head coach of Yale baseball, John Stuper is the winningest coach in the Bulldogs’ storied 150-plus year program history — and he continues to take the program to new heights. In 2018, the Bulldogs won the Ivy League title for the second season in a row, posting a 15-6 league record. That was their fourth Ivy title under Stuper. The Bulldogs’ 3.01 ERA in Ivy games was nearly a full run better than any other team, and their Ivy opponents hit just .246 against them — also a league-best. Five Bulldogs received All-Ivy honors, three were named All-New England and one (junior infielder Simon Whiteman) earned Academic All-America recognition. Stuper has seen 44 of his players sign professional contracts. Most recently, Richard Slenker (28th round, Astros) and Harrison White (31st round, Marlins) were drafted in 2017.

Not surprisingly, some of Stuper’s top pupils have been pitchers. Brandon Josselyn, the 2009 Ivy League Pitcher of the Year (6th player to earn that distinction under Stuper), was drafted in June 2009 by the Seattle Mariners. Left-handed pitcher Craig Breslow, the captain of Yale’s 2002 squad, has spent 12 seasons on a Major League roster and currently is the director of pitching for the Chicago Cubs.