STAFF-Small Group – Private Coaching – Specialty TrainingWhat we offer that’s unique for pitchers and other rotational athletes, including QB's!
The NPA East Coaches & Staff
Gardy was a former pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization 1993-1997 when he had the privilege of being coached by Tom House. He has maintained the relationship with Tom and first became an NPA coach in 2008. Gardy founded Pitching Fix in Ipswich, MA in 2008 and has expanded recently to Rochester, NY working with Dusty Odenbach (NPA).
Gardy works directly with Tom Landry (NPA East) and the medical community in the Boston Area. His brother Hugh is a prominent orthopedic surgeon in the area and often assists with NPA East screenings and clinics. Gardy and his wife (both educators) have 4 children and reside in Ipswich, MA.
Tom Landry is an NPA certified pitching instructor (since 2006) teaching the science based protocols of the National Pitching Association and the Rod Dedeaux Baseball and Research Institute.
Tom is a former minor league pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization and has been instructing and coaching baseball for the past 20+ years and is the Co Regional Director of NPA East along with Gardy O’Flynn. Gardy and Tom hold both NPA certifications and camps in the east. Tom and Gardy also co–founded New England Sports Partners and developed a collaboration with numerous physical therapy and orthopedic organizations in New England.
Tom is part of the Affiliation Program at Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Boston and the Micheli Center in Waltham, MA, and is the throwing consultant for both locations.
He owns Hitter’s Alley in Woburn, MA which is a designated training facility with the Micheli Center with a focus on injury prevention. Tom can be reached via email at moc.l1503255383iamg@150325538315nep1503255383llub1503255383 or 617-957-2908.
Tom House, NPA Founder (coaching only at NPA East Super Camps)
Tom House is considered by many to be the “father of modern pitching mechanics.” He is the founder of The Rod Dedeaux Research and Baseball Institute (RDRBI) and The National Pitching Association (NPA). The RDRBI and NPA are renowned for their health and performance research and development involving three-dimensional analysis of human movement, physical preparation and training to support rotational athletes in movement, identifying the metabolic requirements of proper nutrition to fuel human activity, and mentoring athletes’ competition with mental/emotional management skills.
Tom pitched at the professional level from 1967 to 1979 for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, and Seattle Mariners. He coached from 1980 to 1997 for the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, and Chiba Lotte Marines (Japan), as well as in Latin America. On the amateur level, Tom is an information and instruction coordinator for numerous baseball academies across the United States and Canada. He directly accesses thousands of players, coaches, and parents per year in clinic settings and travels the world as an international consultant, performance analyst, and sports psychologist. He is also an advisor with the American Sports Medicine Institute, the Titleist Performance Institute, and he has given seminars for the American College of Sports Medicine.
Tom has also worked with NFL quarterbacks Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Alex Smith, Carson Palmer, Matt Cassell, Terrelle Pryor as well as other collegiate-level football players.
Dr. Hugh O'Flynn
Dr. Hugh OFlynn, NPA East Orthopedic Adviser- SPORTS MEDICINE NORTH
“I enjoy getting to know my patients and working with our team to be able to restore patients’ overall function and quality of life.”
”Dr.O’Flynn has an intense interest in the biomechanics of throwing and on injuries in athletes. He has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and a masters in Biomechanical Engineering from Harvard University and spent a year working in the Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital Orthopedic Biomechanics Lab. He obtained his MD at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He worked with the team physicians for the New York Mets and the New York Football Giants during his Orthopedic Surgery training at Columbia at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He has written a Chapter in Jim Andrew’s textbook “The Athlete’s Shoulder”, written articles on hip, knee and shoulder problems and has been a busy practicing orthopedic surgeon and team physician for over 15 years.
WHAT WE PROVIDE IS UNIQUE AND VALUABLE FOR THE PITCHER, PARENTS AND COACHES
Get your kids on the right path with correct mechanics and information that will keep them healthy as they grow and mature through their baseball lifetime. These days, too many pitchers get injured thus limiting their opportunity to continue playing. Many times the desire to win has superseded what is best for an athlete’s development and future potential. This combined with general misinformation about what is good, better, or best for the development of pitchers has seriously impaired or injured pitchers beyond rehabilitation. We’ve brought together the best advisory team to help us learn more about how and when to pitch. Through scientific research we are continually updating the basics of pitching, and passing on that knowledge to pitchers, coaches and parents so that we can bring out the best in each and every player. Gardy O’Flynn and Tom Landry have over a decade of experience with Tom House and the National Pitching Association. They are locally endorsed by the medical community, specifically Boston Children’s Hospital and Sports Medicine North. For details and to register, please view our Events Calendar ➔
Individual & Small Group Lessons
Individual lessons are conducted by Tom Landry at TC’s Training Center in North Billerica, MA.
Gardy O’Flynn provides lessons and small group clinic format in Ipswich MA. View our calendar for dates and details.
TRAVEL/NPA EAST CLINICS goes to you Coaches Education & Player Clinics
We will come to your location to conduct coaches’ education clinics and coach/player clinics to show both the health first approach of the NPA; on the East coast. This is perfect for AAU/Travel Organizations as well as town/city programs. Clinics involve evening presentation and camp. To set up a clinic, please send us a message through our Contact Page or contact Gardy O’Flynn directly at 978-500-0148 or moc.l1503255383iamg@1503255383OGtsa1503255383eAPN1503255383.