John Pinkman is a nationally recognized baseball educator with over 40 years of experience, devoting the last 30 years to professional pitching instruction. Collegiate Baseball Magazine describes him as “one of the top pitching coaches in the country.”

In 1992, John Pinkman began what would become a decades long career in the then-emerging field of professional baseball instruction – and Pinkman Pitching was born. In the Spring of 2000, he was joined full-time by his son, Jeff, who had recently graduated from the University of Delaware. In 2003, John’s son Patrick joined the business after graduating from Virginia Tech. Together, they created what is now Pinkman Baseball & Softball Academy, currently located in Dulles, Virginia.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Pinkman has enjoyed an excellent national reputation as a baseball instructor, journalist, and public speaker. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.

Jeff, Owen, and John Pinkman with Nate Savino

The Pinkman Academy is a home for players who demand results from professional training and want to experience it in game performance. Since 1992, our mission has been to provide professional, consistent, and dependable baseball and softball instruction throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia area.

Now under the leadership of Jeff Pinkman, Pinkman Academy provides premium athletic guidance for all students, targeting individual needs regardless of the starting skill level. We assess and provide solutions for complete physical, mental, and emotional development.

Have heard great things for years. My son (16 yo D1 prospect pitcher) had his first lesson with Jeff. Couldn’t be happier with the approach, knowledge, professionalism and overall “vibe”. Common sense based with years of experience, using technology to assist in details/explaining the approach to getting better. 


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All of the coaches are knowledgeable, professional, and patient. As a result of their lessons, my boys were hitting and pitching harder and faster and they made their respective travel and all-star teams!


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