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NSPT Pitching Lab

 *NSPT Pitching Lab*

Complete Pitching Development


 199 Newbury Street     -     Danvers, Ma     -     978-774-6778     

North Shore Performance Training is proud to announce a new branch of specific training for our overhand throwing athletes. NSPT-Pitching Lab, by James Baker (former Pro pitcher, NSPT Founder & Performance Coach, NPA-East Pitching Coach and Colby College Pitching Coach) and Gardy O'Flynn (former Pro pitcher, NPA-East Director and Founder of Pitching Fix & QB ProForm) both certified under National Pitching & Tom House Sports, offers a dynamic and comprehensive program for all baseball pitchers.

The Pitching Lab has two full size mounds, 70 feet of throwing space, large throwing nets, Rapsodo Pitching 2.0 Data Analysis, slow motion video breakdowns and a mechanical analysis checkpoint sheet. The Pitching Lab is located inside of North Shore Performance Training's facility (8,000 square feet). Our clients will have full access to the entire training facility and New England Premier SportsPlex's large turf field (20,00 square feet).

*We also offer on-line coaching sessions including video breakdowns and strength training programs. Great for out of state clients. Please ask for more information if interested*

*Our Program Goals*

*Program Details and Information*

*Current Program Information (SUMMER 2022)*


For Who:Youth Baseball Players (ages 7-12), Softball Players (middle school-college) and Baseball Pitchers/Position Players/Quarterbacks (middle school-college). Local college pitchers in search of pitching development.

When: Consultation & Evaluation Week- Mon. 6/6 & Fri. 6/10. 3:30-4:30 pm

The 10 Week Program Begins Mon. 6/20 and finishes Fri. 8/26.

Youth Pitching Lab Program: Mondays and Wednesdays (2x/week program) 9:30-10:30 am

Softball Training Program: M, W, F. 10:30 am-12 pm

Pitching Lab/QB Training Program: M, W, F. 12-1:30 pm

Training Options:2 visits/week OR 3 visits/week (ask for pricing)

Each workout: (customized based off of each player’s initial consultation)


Where: North Shore Performance Training- located inside of New England Premier SportsPlex in Danvers, MA. During this program, we will utilize the NSPT Pitching Lab, North Shore Performance Training’s Functional Training Facility and the large turf field at New England Premier SportsPlex.

More Info:

Bio James Baker-

Bio Gardy O’Flynn-

To Register:





Thank you for following our program and spreading the word on how to throw healthier and harder and ultimately maximizing your physical potential!

More information and fun and engaging pitching posts can be found below on our Instagram page. ***NSPT PITCHING LAB ON INSTAGRAM***




*NSPT-Pitching Lab Testimonials*



***(PIC 1- top right) Pat Ruotolo, San Francisco Giants Pitching Prospect***

"NSPT has been essential to my development as a pitcher. Over the last few years of working with James, he has been developing my lifts based on how I move on the mound. It has made me a more efficient and stronger athlete on the mound and I couldn’t have gotten to the level I’m at without NSPT." 


***(PIC 2- middle right) Erik Whitehead, HS Pitcher & State Champ-Mother's Testimonial***

"James Baker is a trainer with patience, guidance, energy and is 100% supportive of you to achieve your personal best on any given day, in the weight room and during pitching practice. I brought my very uncoordinated son to see him at age 12 and he is to this day, a proud member of NSPT, both functional training and pitching. James has worked with Erik, not only on the physical aspects of training and pitching, but more importantly, the mental aspect of being the best you can be.

He has the ability to have you reach within yourself to achieve for yourself, not for your mom or dad, not for your coach, but for yourself. Yes, my son is stronger, faster, more coordinated than ever, however, it is his confidence in his ability to achieve, that I truly attribute to James.

Erik will continue his baseball career at Wheaton College, where James played for four years." 


***(PIC 3- bottom right) Zach Begin, College Pitcher-Parent's Testimonial***

"We saw great improvements in Zach's performance in just 1 year with Coach Baker. We knew he would succeed with Coach Baker's program and the rest of the NSPT Staff. Coach Baker delivered! Zach gained 5 miles per hour on his fast ball, but more importantly he put on 15 pounds of muscle which was beneficial considering he is 5' 8" and throwing in the low 90's! Coach Baker's program catered Zach's workouts to a pitcher's needs, with an eye towards the athlete's health. Protecting the throwers arm and mastering a pitcher's mechanics was always a priority. We highly recommend NSPT and Coach Baker's program!
Thank you for all you do for my son, Zach. He thinks very, very highly of you."


***(PIC 4- left) Max Gieg, Boston College RHP-Father's Testimonial.



***Kevin Hooper, San Diego Padres Minor League Infield Coordinator***

"I did not even have 'Bake' for a whole year, but he is one of my all-time favorite players. He's a smart baseball guy, very knowledgeable, and he knew what he wanted to do every time he got the ball.  He was just a great team guy, and did whatever he could to help us win ball games, night in and night out.  I just loved sitting with him at a table and talking about whatever, whenever.

"'Bake' was all about the team, and wanted nothing more than for our team to be successful.  He was well-respected in the clubhouse, and you couldn't ask for a better teammate or individual.  I know I have said it many times before, but 'Bake' and I had a special bond from day one.

I will never forget the day when he arrived at my hotel room in Amarillo.  We talked about baseball, our philosophies as an organization, and just life itself for an hour.  I will truly miss having him on the ball field, and wish him nothing but the best in the future and with his program!"


***Colin Murray: Video Assistant-LA Angels***

James Baker and NSPT has been a tremendous help to me in my quest to play baseball in college. Throughout high school I was told by coaches that I didn't have what it takes to play baseball at the same level as my peers. At first, I was down on myself. I started to question my ability, wondering if I would ever have what it takes to play competitive baseball. I decided to start pitching lessons in hopes of developing my skills and that is when I met James. He took me in as an ineffective pitcher and tuned me to become confident and very effective.

James also trained me at NSPT, and almost instantly I was seeing improvement. The best part about NSPT is the well-rounded workout you get each and every session. They take pride in training more than just the physical strength, but also working on developing clients- including myself, to be the most mentally tough. I was taught to grind through the tough times I faced as a baseball player that never made a high school team, and that made all the difference for me. 
Thanks to James and the NSPT staff, I was able to play college baseball!


***Ryan Bradley, Bryant University Pitcher and former Saint John's Prep Standout***


Thank you for everything you done for me coach. Literally everything. I wouldn't be where I am today with out you coach and I'm going to end up where I want to end up because of all the times you push me, help me, and supported me. I'm never going to stop going 110 % to reach my goal because that's what you taught me. You didn't just teach me baseball but you taught me life. I'm devastated right now with the season over, but it's only going to make me work harder than ever before and I cannot wait to get back into the gym and reach my dream.