Kailua Hosts Clinics For Pitchers

With spring comes baseball season, and Baseball Academy of Hawaii is looking for 50 avid pitchers to attend its Kailua clinics with former Major League Baseball pitcher Tom House, co-founder of the National Pitching Association (NPA).

Open to players age 8 and up, the pitching clinics will be held on Kailua High School’s baseball field Jan. 24 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Jan. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to noon (ages 8-12) and 1:30-5 p.m. (ages 13 and up); and Jan. 26 from 8 to 11 a.m. (all ages). Fee is $200, and only the first 50 players will be accepted because of limited space.

Clinics focus on throwing techniques and mechanics and feature arm strengthening exercises. House will be joined by local baseball coaches Corey Ishigo and Charlie McNicholl from Kailua High, Ryan Kato from Aiea High and Colby Kashimoto from Kaneohe Little League. All instructors are certified by the NPA.

To sign up or to learn more about the organization, email hawaiibaseballacademy@gmail.com, call 306-3184 or visit hawaiibaseballacademy.com.

Baseball Academy of Hawaii is a private baseball club that offers fundamental baseball skill training to children of all ages and abilities via personalized and group lessons.

Since 1980, House has coached some of the best MLB pitchers, such as Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson and Mark Prior. He also works with NFL quarterbacks.