Full Armor is not just about skill instruction--it is a "Full player" approach.
My son started pitching when he was about 10 years old. When he was 11, his little league coaches told me that he had some potential that could be developed, and that I should invest in a pitching coach. They had me see two different instructors, neither of which really seemed to provide consistent or sound guidance. (One said, to me, "Oh, well there isn't a whole lot I need to do with him...he's naturally talented and athletic." That is NOT the feedback I was hoping--or paying--to hear....!)
As a single mom, and without a vast baseball network like some of the other baseball "dads", I literally turned to google, and stumbled upon Chuck's website. Something about his demeanor which was conveyed on the site as well as the logic of his approach stuck with me, and prompted me do conduct additional research. Convinced of Chuck's science, I set up a meeting, and as a result, started sending my son to him. The first year was a climb because we were already in mid-season, and as you know, it becomes difficult to schedule around games and team practice. But once the offseason approached, we got down to business! My son is now 15, and when I reflect back to where my son was before seeing the "Chucks", to his progress from last year to date, the growth he has demonstrated as not only a pitcher, but as a PLAYER, is amazing. My son's command of his mechanics and pitch selection have sklyrocketed. Chuck Bechtel doesn't just get in the cage and tell him how to throw--he tells him WHY he should throw what he throws. Bechtel instructs my son on all aspects of the game, and he is truly a mentor and not just an instructor.
The bonus in our experience has been that my 15 year-old's younger 13 year-old brother is a catcher, and he catches his sessions. Bechtel not only gives my pitcher guidance, but my catcher as well, telling him what he should be doing in anticipation and/or response. As a result, his game has improved greatly--in fact, I had an outside coach observing a game in which my son caught specifically tell me that my son "called one hell of a game out there!"
Full Armor Baseball has been the pivotal turning point in both of my son's development as baseball players. I drive 30-45 minutes for sessions, and it is worth every minute.
Janell M. Contract Manager
"My sons have been training with Chuck Bushbeck and his staff for several years. Because of the excellent training and techniques taught by Chuck, they are not only the top rated athletes in our township, but also have avoided injury and been able to easily transition to the next level of skills required each year as the demands of the game got harder. Other kids that did not get proper training had difficulty keeping up as they got older with just natural athleticism without honing the best technics as Chucks group teaches. I would highly recommend this training to any parent who wants their kid to advance in baseball and maximize their abilities and decrease risk of injuries. Chuck also emphasizes positive attitude and really connects with the kids which makes the entire training experience a fantastic and productive one."
Jamie L. Sheller Esq.
"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
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
From what I have personally seen, you have made great strides with not only my son, but all young people you have come in contact with.
Frank Connelly President, Northeast Peanut League
Bushbeck's program would be a valuable asset to the community and to the youth of this city through, not only the use of sports, but positive affirmation that will follow these individuals through life.
Steven Carr 8th Police District
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.