Pitching Programs

At D1 Bullpen, we offer training for young pitchers in the Southeastern Pennsylvania area.

Our programs are designed to help promising young baseball players achieve their goals of being successful varsity pitchers at both the high school and college level.  Through continuous drill work and professional instruction, the program enables players to gain velocity and learn techniques to improve their performance and avoid injury.

Meet the Coach


EJ Moyer


Read EJ's Bio & Achievements

EJ Moyer is the pitching instructor at D1 Bullpens.  He has been the pitching instructor for the baseball program at Malvern Prep for the last 25 years.  Throughout his career, he’s helped to develop major league draft picks, and even watched a former pitcher make his major league debut.  EJ is committed to helping young pitchers develop their skills throughout their baseball careers.

Highlights & Achievements

  • Developed 6 major league draft picks

  • Developed 30 Division 1 college pitchers and numerous D2 and D3 pitchers.

  • Watched a former pitcher make his major league debut for the St. Louis Cardinals

  • 10 pitchers named MVP of the league

  • 13 League titles and 7 private school state championships

  • Created D1Bullpens 7 years ago

  • After introducing D1 Bullpens, watched Malvern’s pitchers improve ERA and WHIP as the number of division one pitching prospects and major league draft picks continue to rise.

  • 2015-2019 337 earned runs in 1,210.2 IP | 1.95 ERA | 1,274 Ks | 471 BB | 1.19 WHIP


Dennis Reardon


Read Dennis' Achievements

Highlights & Achievements

  • Worked specifically to develop pitchers in UDHL Babe Ruth Program, Delco East Babe Ruth Program and East Brandywine Youth Association.

  • Pitching Instructor; RBI Baseball Academy, All Star Baseball Academy

  • Developed 4 major league draft picks

  • Developed numerous collegiate pitchers and position players.

  • Coached in 3 Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken World Series(1991, 1995, 2015)

  • Coach PA Rebels 2022 Team

Training for Pitchers

The purpose of D1 Bullpens is to develop promising young pitchers by improving arm strength, increasing arm whip, and to improve mechanics with core velocity drills. It is my belief, as well as the beliefs of Core Pitching Instructors around the country that it is better to teach body movements and to focus on inputs and not outputs. Because of these core principals, young pitchers in our programs increase velocity, improve the ability to locate pitches in the strike zone while reducing the risk of incurring significant arm injuries.

How the Program Works

Pitchers will work out once or twice a week for an hour. All 6 bullet points mentioned bellow are essentials of the program for each workout. However, during the summer season, each pitcher needs to be aware of their work load with their summer organizations. Long toss and full-length bullpens can be adjusted to touch pens, 50 ft. pens, grips tossing, changeup or two or four seam grip throwing, or pickoff footwork and mechanics. Improvement in the areas mentioned are main throwing tasks involved in our 10-session summer program. However, maintaining health and still being able to compete in summer pitching activities is most important.

  • Jaeger bands for stretching and strengthening the arm before throwing
  • Connection movement exercises with belts and bands
  • Ride the slide drills with PVC Pipe off of an incline.
  • Jaeger 7-day long toss program
  • Plyoball step back movement exercises
  • Incline pitching drills with bullpen work

Summer Session Schedule

Sessions will be held at West Chester East High School Varsity and JV fields, just off of Paoli Pike. There will be 10 total sessions offered, with a rain week provided so that every pitcher is able to complete 10 sessions. The total cost of 10 sessions is $500.00 This six-week training program will begin on Tuesday, May 30th and extend through the week of July 17th – July 21st.  July 25th and July 27th will be reserved for rain makeup dates and/or extra sessions. These extra sessions are built in for pitchers who are away at tournaments, family vacations or illness. Sessions will be scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings and evenings. There will be 4-6 pitchers per session and catchers will be available to catch live pens.

In order to reserve your spot, we are asking for a non-refundable $100 deposit to our Venmo account @Edwin-MOYER or mail a check to D1Bullpens, 186 Race Street, Downingtown, Pa 19335.

Schedule Coming Soon


Read what parents and students are saying about D1 Bullpens

“My son Josh has been working with EJ Moyer for a few years now. EJ’s attention to detail of the proper pitching mechanics as well as his ability to coach and explain everything so the young adolescent brain can understand it is second to none. EJ has been able to get Josh’s mechanics in sync and has transformed him from an average high school pitcher into a division one prospect. EJ has established a personal connection not only with my son but with all of his baseball students. EJ’s disciplined, yet encouraging approach teaches the importance of proper warm ups, throwing mechanics, nutrition, and mental focus. He preaches good habits for longevity to make the most of each pitcher’s potential, while helping to prevent injury. EJ believes in the abilities of all his players and never gives up on anyone. His commitment and interest in each individual player has ensured my son is in a much better position to succeed not just on the baseball field but in life. Working with EJ has greatly improved my son’s pitching and deepened his appreciation for what it takes to play baseball at the next level. It is rare to find a coach with this combination of attributes.”

– Marty P

EJ is an extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled pitching coach. He has worked with my son, Benjamin, for the past three years supporting him both on and off the field. Benjamin has not only improved and gained confidence as a player, but also in his personal life. EJ’s emphasis on proper arm care has enabled Ben to pitch at a high level without experiencing arm injuries. His knowledge of the fundamentals of pitching and ability to develop those fundamentals in Ben as a pitcher are excellent, as a result Ben is confident that he can play and excel as a pitcher at the collegiate level. One of the most effective techniques EJ utilizes is the Core Velocity Training Program (which uses the lower half of the body to increase velocity, reduces arm stress, strengthens hip mobility). This technique was a complete change for Ben and has definitely improved his mechanics and velocity. As a parent, my only regret is not starting with EJ and utilizing this program earlier in Ben’s pitching career. 

– Cari Jones // Mother of Ben Jones

 2023 Commitments

Ryan Barrow | Great Valley | Ursinus College

Nick Cugino | West Chester Henderson | Rowan University

Michael Happersett | Ridley High School | DeSales University

Matt Holgado | WC East High School | Scranton University

Ben Jones | Coatesville | West Chester University

Kyle Kearns | Rustin High School | James Madison

 2024 Commitments

Michael Devenney | Downingtown East | Tulane University

Dylan Hansen | Downingtown East | Coastal Carolina

Drew Turner | Downingtown West | Univ of Pittsburgh

Coach EJ Moyer (Right)

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