ChrisOLeary.com

ChrisOLeary.com

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Student of Innovation. Problem-Solver. Currently using Hitting and Pitching as my sandbox. Student of the Game of Baseball. Father. Catholic sex abuse survivor. Relentless. Fearless.

Hitting

Andres Torres 2010 World Series

I'm nobody.

I didn't play organized baseball beyond grade school.

Yet I've helped transform the swings, approaches, and careers of multiple major leagues hitters.

With my help...

Most recently, I helped reinvigorate the offense of HSSU, an NAIA baseball team and HBC for whom I was the Hitting Coordinator from February 2016 thru February 2017.

YEAR

AVG

SLG

OBP

2014

.298

.412

.369

2015

.263

.357

.350

2016

.311

.449

.400

2017

.334

.472

.420

2018

.286

.424

.387

2019

.276

.434

.354

While it pains me to see the guys at HSSU regress since I left, I hope it makes it clear that, when it comes to hitting, I know what I'm talking about.

Pitching

Chris O'Leary's Alex Reyes Tweet

On the pitching side, I've spent the past two years studying Justin Verlander's pitching mechanics and trying to figure out how to prevent the epidemic of injuries in pitchers like Alex Reyes...

Student of the Game
When I started coaching and working with my kids and their friends, I didn't know anything -- less than nothing, in truth -- so I did what my Big 5 consulting background taught me to do.

I started studying the industry.

That meant benchmarking great hitters like...

  • Ted Williams
  • Mickey Mantle
  • Stan Musial
  • Albert Pujols
  • Mike Trout

...and great pitchers like...

  • Nolan Ryan
  • Tom Seaver
  • Mariano Rivera
  • Justin Verlander 
  • Aroldis Chapman

...to see what they did and what made them successful.

Actually.

I say "actually" because I quickly came to understand that what I was taught, and what most people were and are still teaching, was and is not what the best players actually do.

If you want to learn what I discovered and what I taught my kids and now my clients, I offer a series of baseball webBooks, eBooks, and streaming DVDs.

Chris,

Coastal Carolina LogoI appreciate all u do.

I have nothing but great respect for your passion and conviction.

Stay on plane, my friend.

Kevin Schnall
Coastal Carolina Baseball
2016 NCAA D-1 National Champions

Philosophy
More is more.

That's what people seem to think when it comes to hitting and pitching instruction.

More drills, more videos, more of everything. All of which take more time to read, view, and process. While that's fun for some, it didn't work for me.

So I take the opposite approach.

Less is more.

I invest significant money -- and, more importantly, time -- in getting to the essence of a subject. To its core. To editing, not writing.

My clients tend to be people who want the best information but also value their time.

FREE 10-MINUTE CLINICS
Increasingly, instructors seem to believe more is more; that to stand out, you have to overwhelm people with information and drills. The more I work with both youth coaches and college players, the more I'm finding less is more. That's the logic behind my 10-minute...

It's also the logic behind all of my hitting and pitching products.

ELEVATOR PITCH ESSENTIALS
I have long been interested in innovation and entrepreneurship and have worked for a series of software start-ups as a result. Drawing upon these experiences, Elevator Pitch Essentials explains how to get your point across in two minutes or less.

Elevator Pitch ESSENTIALS Home Page

How to Get
Your Point Across in
Two Minutes
or Less

You can buy Elevator Pitch Essentials via my web site. My Elevator Pitch primer is a good place to start if you are unfamiliar with the concept of an elevator pitch.

THE PARADOX OF PAIN
I am in the process of writing a second book entitled The Paradox Of Pain that explains the critical -- but too often overlooked -- relationship between pain, change, and innovation.

Why the Brightest Innovations Grow
Out of the Darkest Emotions

The Paradox Of Pain Home Page

Sins

I get it. It's a horrible subject. One people don't want to THINK about, much less read about.

But it happened.

And I'm committed to ensuring that what happened to me doesn't happen to anyone else.

The buck stops here.

And that means explaining it and what happened so it can be prevented.

My most recent pieces include...

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