New App Gives Young Players Access to One-On-One Instruction from Former MLB Pros
UP17® Mobile App Gives Young Baseball Players Access to One-On-One Instruction from Former MLB® Pros
With the launch of the new UP17 mobile app, young baseball players around the world now have the chance to receive personal instruction and coaching directly from a former MLB Pro.
Using the UP17 app, players shoot and submit videos of their hitting or pitching technique to the Up17 platform. An UP17 ProCoach (all experienced, former MLB Players) reviews the video and provides an in-depth lesson package with telestrated video performance breakdowns (with voiceover), notes and important takeaways. ProCoaches also provide players with UP17 Drills to aid in development. Each player receives a Certificate of Authenticity to illustrate that they have been coached by a Pro.
“We worked with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association to assemble a powerful team of ProCoaches,” said UP17 Spokesman and two-time National League MVP, Dale Murphy. “These guys have a true passion for the game and a real interest in seeing young players develop into the best they can be.”
The UP17 app removes the barrier of location, making it possible for a young baseball player anywhere to benefit from the wealth of knowledge acquired by seasoned professionals. Players can even track their progress over time by sending follow-up videos to the same ProCoach.
UP17’s growing lineup of ProCoaches already includes a dozen former MLB Players with a combined 111 years of playing time:
- John Doherty
- John Frascatore
- Toby Hall
- Nick Green
- Paul LoDuca
- Denny Hocking
- Desi Relaford
- Joe Oliver
- Tanyon Sturtze
- Matt Wise
- Anthony Telford
- Brian Tollberg
The UP17 application is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Lesson packages are priced at $75 (or $65/ea. when purchased in groups of 6).
An UP17 demo video can be found here.