About AZBR

Customized instruction specific to your delivery

In order to get career changing results, you have to think outside the box and do things a little differently. Here, the focus is on the individual player. We will assess your strengths, identify your weaknesses and then you will discover what areas you need to focus on to develop a plan of action that will transform you into a stronger, more powerful a pitcher.

Pitch less, Throw more

Pitching from the mound puts immense pressure on your arm, creating an increased risk for injury. We believe in pitching less, and throwing more in an effort to build arm strength and maintain arm health. We work with a pitcher on an individual level and develop unique and individual systems so that he can become the most athletic, explosive, and efficient model as possible. By following the techniques and utilizing the skills you receive at one of our programs, you will improve your arm health. Coach Ken Knutson has only had one pitcher in his thirty year career have Tommy John surgery.

Career-changing pitching instruction

We use the same coaching methods and techniques proven time and time again on college and professional athletes. Our proven methods will improve your pitching velocity, taking your game to the next level. We focus on technique, repetition, intent, and persistence to refine motor skills, develop muscle memory, and create the athletic pitching form.

Start protecting your arm and improving your velocity by enrolling in one of our upcoming programs today!


AZBR Coaches

Cleveland IndiansDuring Ken Knutson’s 30 years of Division I coaching experience, he has produced 33 All-Americans, U.S. National Team players, Olympic athletes, several first round draft picks, and more than 60 MLB drafted pitchers, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum.

Knutson served as University of Washington head coach from 1993 through 2009 and Arizona State University pitching coach from 2010 through 2014.  He concluded his UW career with the most wins in program history and 15th most in Pac-10 history. He coached 16 all-conference pitchers at ASU and at least one every year at UW.

In January, 2015, Ken Knutson signed with the Cleveland Indians baseball team to coach throwing development.

paul-tilePaul LePore is a faculty member and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.  A native of Boston, LePore has managed and coached high school select travel teams, and has worked with D1 college baseball programs both at ASU and at his previous position at the University of Washington since 1999.

For every AZ Baseball Ranch program, we bring together a very select group of talented and knowledgeable coaches to provide personalized instruction and hands-on training. We are highly selective when choosing our coaches; ensuring that our coaches understand the Ranch method to individualized training.

Attendees have the opportunity to be mentored by our college and professional players that have gone through the program and training and can share their personal stories and advice.

Coaches will include former ASU coaches and former ASU players Alex Blackford, Mitchell Lambson and Josh McAlister like along with former Sun Devil undergraduate assistant coach Sam Cerbo.

Specific coaches for each program will vary, but our world-class instruction will not!

All of our coaches are highly qualified to teach you to pitch the AZ Baseball Ranch way!