"Some 4 years ago, my son and I were introduced to Chuck Bushbeck and Full Armor Training. Matt was about 15 at the time, a tall, lanky, hard throwing left-hander who could throw a strike from center field, but was a bit, let's say, inconsistent from the mound. We had been to other trainers, and quickly realized that most did not have Matt's best interest foremost in mind.
"I remember our first Full Armor session vividly. Matt called it the "Rocky Gym." "Just so you know, we don't take on every kid that walks in here. If we don't think you have what it takes, we're not going to waste your time and money or our time. On the other hand, if we see ability, we'll give 110% and expect the same from you." OK, so maybe this isn't the "Dale Carnegie" approach to bringing on new clients, but it was refreshing to hear. These guys were really interested in my kids' well being."
"Needless to say, Matt did make the cut, so to speak. He quickly developed a bond with Chuck Bushbeck, who became not only a trainer, but a "life mentor" to my son. Chuck Bushbeck and his academy staff have been there for Matt during good times and bad, through the ups and downs, and God willing, will be able to see him through his college years and beyond. They are a true inspiration.
"I am forever grateful not only for the man they are helping grow my son into, but for their friendship and inspiration. Thanks "Full Armor," for all that you do."
I have watched Chuck Bushbeck and his academy staff work with my son for several years. I have been impressed by their knowledge of the game, their strategies and techniques of teaching, their creativity and their positive effect on my son. They work long hours teaching the kids. Chuck Bushbeck and his guys bleed baseball. More importantly, they are committed to helping their students grow mentally and emotionally both as a baseball player, and as a person.
Alan Cotler , Reed Smith LLP
"In the relatively short amount of time that Chuck Bushbeck has been training two of my sons, they have been able to increase their velocity on the pitching mound by at least 10 mph and have demonstrated a poise and command that is beyond their years. Both sons are now pitching and hitting better than ever and have drawn the attention of many a coach on the baseball diamond. My one son has now been getting calls to play on various tournament teams in Bucks County thanks to the pitching and hitting skills that he has developed as a result of training with Chuck. My youngest son is now interested in pitching and there is no other trainer that I would consider other than Chuck. I highly recommend Chuck Bushbeck to any ball player who wants to bring his or her game to the next level!"
Dr. Mark J. Igoe , St. Mary Medical Center
What Chuck does for the community along with baseball players all around the Philadelphia area, is show and demonstrate, a compassion for the sport and love of the community we live in today.
Chuck, my son Joey had an an outstanding high school season on the mound this year, and it wasn't all about his numbers. More about his mental status connected to his pitching mechanics. All your techniques, the mass x speed for velocity, the bullpens, the upper torque focus, the mental pounding seem to all "gel" together. Most important of all was the life he would still have in the arm after pitching. I can't thank you enough for all your hard work with Joey.
Joe Ferretti Parent of HS pitcher
We first met Chuck when he was coaching our son in soccer where he taught conditioning, technical skills, and strategies of the game. Later, he was instrumental in helping our son utilize and improve his skills in baseball through Full Armor's philosophy of the technical skills and mental skills needed to go after his dream of playing Major League baseball.. Thanks to Chuck's guidance, our son, Gary Mitchell, was drafted in the 21st round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.
Gary and Lee Mitchell Educators
I have sent my sons to different training facilities in New Jersey and Buck County, but none of them matched what Chuck Bushbeck has done for my sons and me as a coach.