Steven Ellis'

Youth Pitching Instruction For Kids 7-14

Learn how to be your son's best pitching coach. Find practical advice for parents and coaches of youth baseball pitchers from a former pro

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Good habits formed early make all the difference

Welcome to

My name is Steven Ellis, and I’m a two-time MLB Draft pick and former pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization.

These days, I'm a parent and coach like many of you.

I created this website and my best-selling TUFFCUFF Jr pitching program to share practical training advice that parents can follow to help their son pitch better and reach the next level faster following a big league plan.

Ready to get started? Here are three ways to start your learning journey on this site:

Get my program for pitchers ages 7-14

Since 2014, my program has helped more than 16,000 pitchers pitch healthy and have fun. I just updated it for the 2022 baseball season and would love to hear how it's helping you help your son pitch better, too. You can purchase the program here.

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Check out my latest articles

Improve your pitching with my latest articles on mechanics, velocity, drills, arm care, injury prevention, accuracy, mental toughness, strategy and more!

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Visit the discussion forum

Find answers to your questions about baseball pitching from a community of more than 10,000 pitchers and pitching coaches on the message boards.

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