"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."
"Chuck Bushbeck delivers the highest level of pitching instruction available in the U.S. right here in Philadelphia. My 15 year old son has worked with several instructors. No one has focused on and communicated the mechanics of pitching better than Chuck. We have learned that proper mechanics are the key to performance and longevity. His combination of expertise, patience and commitment is unmatched. Chuck Bushbeck has spent considerable time talking with Jason about his mental approach to pitching, baseball, and life. There is no doubt Jason will rely on these skills and be a better person for it no matter where he winds up."
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
Shane's confidence in himself during all sporting events, as well as his excellent grades in St. Matthew School can, in part, be attributed to Chuck Bushbeck.
Mark Mc Cafferty
Thank you Chuck Bushbeck and the Full Armor staff for helping my son Alec develop into the pitcher and hitter he has become. The training has taught him discipline and humility. The success he has had on the baseball field has boosted his self confidence in all areas. I will continue to recommend your training to others.
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
"Ever since I met Chuck, everything seems to be back on track. He's got me in sync again. I felt this past season I was out of whack. Every once in a while, you meet that one person that has that life-changing affect on you."
Jack Tilghman Philadelphia Phillies, Clearwater Fl.