BRYCE BARR

 

My name is Bryce Barr. I started working out with Coach Pat Reid when I was 12. I am now 18 and I still work out with him. Through my 7 years participating in his strength and conditioning program, Coach Pat allowed me to recognize the physical limits of my body as I matured. By doing so, Coach Pat is capable of getting the fastest possible velocity out of any pitcher. Coming into his program as a 12 year old, I was throwing a fastball that maxed out at 70 miles per hour. Now as an 18 year old, I have a fastball that has touched 88-89 miles per hour. Yes, my body developed more muscle due to the natural maturation process, but Coach Pat Reid’s program showed me how to utilize these more mature muscles in the most effective and efficient ways. Coach Pat’s program not only deals with strength and conditioning. He also focuses on taking care of his player’s arms. By strengthening the core of the body and teaching his players to pitch with techniques that allow them to keep stress away from the elbow and shoulder, Coach Pat has limited the number of early age arm injuries occurring in youth and high school baseball. From day one, Coach Pat has always pointed out something to me to prevent arm injuries. And this has worked. Through my 7 years, I haven’t had a single arm injury (knock on wood). In the summer of my junior year, I was fortunate enough to accept an athletic scholarship to Columbia University as a Pitcher. I am 1 of 8 of Coach Pat’s 2014 High School Graduates that has signed an NCAA-Division 1 Letter of Intent. The proof is here. Coach Pat Reid doesn’t only train players; he takes care of them and utilizes his tools to get his high school student athletes to the collegiate level and beyond.