Pitching & Catching Programs

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

Our programs are designed to help promising young baseball players achieve their goals of being successful varsity pitchers and catchers 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


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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

Dave VanHorn


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Regarded by many in the tri state area as one of the top catching coaches, Coach Van Horn has worked with numerous catchers from Little League through High School.  In working with catchers over the past 22 years, coach Van Horn has helped more than a dozen catchers gain college opportunities.

Coach VanHorn played HS baseball at nearby Chichester HS, and then went on to play 4 years at Wilmington College before finishing his playing career in  the independent league of professional baseball.

Over the past 22 years, Coach VanHorn  coached at Monsignor Bonner and Neumann University under Coach Fleming, and was responsible for developing the catching corps at both programs including helping develop All-CSAC Catcher Joe Armata while at Neumann.

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 that by creating improvement in these three areas, young pitchers will increase velocity, improve the ability to locate their pitches in the strike zone, and increase the distance of their long toss.  Through constant repetition, pitchers will develop a strong sense of how their bodies feel when they are working more efficiently to throw a baseball.  This practice reduces the risk of incurring significant arm injuries.

How the Program Works

Pitchers will work out with the D1 Bullpens training program twice a week for 1.5 hours every other day. All four programs mentioned below are essentials of the program for each workout. However, during the summer program season, each pitcher needs to be aware of their workload with their summer programs. Long toss and full length bullpens can be adjusted to touch pens, (flat ground 46 ft pens) grips tossing (changeup or two and four seam grip throwing) or pickoff throwing. Improvement in the areas mentioned in my purpose are the focal point. However, maintaining health and still being able to compete in summer pitching activities at full strength is most important.

  • Pre & Post Plyoball Arm Care Exercises Along with YEAGER Bands for Stretching and Strengthening the Arm Before and After Throwing.
  • Long Toss (Possibly attached to bands and weights)
  • Mechanical Drills with and without Core Velocity Belts
  • Pens and Touch pens

Training for Catchers

Pop Time

Let’s be honest, this is the key to furthering any catcher’s career whether it is at the high school, college, or professional levels. Through a combination of drill work, video analysis, and arm strengthening programs it is my belief that my clients can expect to significantly lower their current pop times.


As catchers enter the upper levels of baseball, it is crucial to be able to receive high velocity pitching. Major League Baseball has seen a drastic increase in velocity within the past five years that has had a trickle down effect on the amateur levels. Through the use ATEC pitching machines (have the ability to produce 100+mph fastballs) along with a variety of receiving drills I have developed through both my playing and coaching experience, my catchers can expect to feel relaxed and comfortable regardless of the velocity they will see throughout their catching careers.


Now the real fun starts! For any player looking to be a complete defensive catcher, blocking must be a staple of their work behind the plate. An effective blocker not only saves runs for his team but makes his pitchers better knowing they can throw their breaking pitches in the dirt with confidence. Using both mechanical and reactionary blocking drills, catchers will develop effective posture and technique to maximize their blocking ability.

Summer Session Schedule

Sessions will be held at the Newtown Edgemont Little League facility on Bishop Hollow road in Newtown Square in the morning. For the first time, we will offer an early afternoon to early evening session at West Chester East High School just off of Paoli Pike. Each session will meet twice a week for an hour and a half for five weeks. Each five week session will cost $500.00 for pitchers and $450 for catchers. This five week program format has a full week built in to accommodate a week of vacation or travel baseball commitments. However, pitchers and catchers are welcome to attend all five weeks if they have no other commitments. Sessions are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. There will be 8-10 pitchers and 4 catchers per group.

On July 20th, D1 Bullpens Core Velocity Camp is adding a recruiting event to the camp format. Due to this exposure opportunity, we anticipate that the camps will fill quickly. In order to ensure that we can plan and staff the showcase, we are asking for a non-refundable $100 deposit  to our Venmo account, @Edwin-Moyer, when you fill out your registration or send a check to D1Bullpens, 186 Race Street, Downingtown, PA 19335.

Session 1

(4:30- 6pm WC East High School)

  • May 31, June 2nd (WC East)
  • June 7, June 9th  (WC East)

(9:30am-11am Newtown Edgemont LL)

  • June 21st, June 23rd (NE)
  • June 28th, June 30th (NE)
  • July 12th, July 14th (NE)

Session 2

5pm- 6:30pm (WC East)

  • May 31, June 2nd (WC East)
  • June 7, June 9th  (WC East)

10:30am-12pm Newtown Edgemont LL

  • June 21st, June 23rd (NE)
  • June 28th, June 30th  (NE)
  • July 12th,  July 14th (NE)

Session 3 SOLD OUT

6:00pm -7:30pm (WC East)

  • May 31st, June 2nd(WC)
  • June 7th, June 9th (WC)
  • June 14th, June 16th (WC)

8:30am-10am Newtown Edgemont LL

  • June 21st, June 23rd (NE)
  • June 28th, June 30th (NE)
  • July 12th, July 14th (NE)
  • July 19th, July 21st (NE)

Session 4,5,6 SOLD OUT

4:30pm- 6pm, 5pm-6:30,6pm (WC East)

  • June 1st, June 3rd (WC East)
  • June 8th, June 10th (WC East)
  • June 22nd, June 24th (WC East)
  • June 29th, July 1st (WC East)
  • July 13th, July 15th (WC East)

Session 7 (4 week program)

8:30am -10am Newtown Edgemont LL

  • June 22nd, June 24th
  • June 29th, July 1st
  • July 13th, July 15th
  • July 20th, July 22nd

Session 8 ( 4 week program)

9:30am -11am Newtown Edgemont LL

  • June 22nd, June 24th
  • June 29th, July 1st
  • July 13th, July 15th
  • July 20th, July 22nd


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

2020 Commitments

Collin Breiner – WC Rustin HS – Widener Univ

Ty Coccia – WC East HS – PSU Brandywine

Steven Rinda – Pottsgrove HS – Misericordia Univ

Keenan Metrick – Great Valley HS – Umass @ Boston

Mason Smith – Malvern Prep – Ithaca College

Reuben Costin – Cosby HS, Va. – Presbyterian College

Zach Scherzer- Daniel Boone- Washington and Jefferson College

Coach EJ Moyer (Right)

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