Pigpen Pitching Lab Assessment


Grades: 9-12

Location: Reckling Park at Rice University Campus – Houston, TX

Starts: 10:00am / Ends: 10:00pm


Add-On Packages

Choose Your Dates *

Cancellation Protection


Come receive a pitching assessment in the world-class Pigpen Pitching Lab at Rice University, home of the 2003 National Champions. You will get full access to the same pitching technology that is used by Rice University pitchers and countless Major League baseball players to evaluate your biomechanics, ball flight metrics, and force application. Following the bullpen, you will receive all of the data that was gathered for your own analysis, to take to your own coaches, or to database for future lab assessments. Included in the lab assessment will also be high-speed video of every pitch at ball release. Additional lab assessment packages include a full consultation with a Rice coach and the analytics coordinator, to explain in totality all of the data that was collected from the kinematic sequencing, kinetic, and ball flight tracking systems. Furthermore, following a consultation, a final package will include a pre-pitching proprietary movement screen (developed by Rice University Strength and Conditioning coach, Rick Karasch) and an individualized throwing program based upon all of the information collected during the screening and the lab assessment.


The Pigpen Pitching Lab at Rice University leverages all of the following technologies to bring objective feedback to every pitch:

  • Trackman – an installed radar system so that all of your pitch metrics (velocity, spin rate, spin efficiency, pitch tilt, induced vertical break, horizontal break, release point, etc.) will be tracked on a pitch-by-pitch basis.
  • KinaTrax – a synchronized multi-camera, markerless motion capture system that allows for 3D reconstruction of your delivery to evaluate your individual biomechanics, and compare them against elite deliveries.
  • AMTI – a force plate-instrumented pitching mound to capture ground-reaction force under each foot on each pitch.
  • Edgertronic – an extreme-high speed camera to get the most granular view of every pitch at ball release.



November 13, 17, 20, and 27

December 1,4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, and 29

January 8, 12, 15, 19, and 22

*Other dates/times can be arranged directly with Justin Aspegren by email ja127@rice.edu after signing up for one of the posted dates.






Professional Consultation – $375. Following the lab assessment, via Zoom or in-person, in conjunction with the Rice Baseball Analytics Coordinator, we will explain every piece of data in the lab assessment. Following the consultation, you will understand the sequencing of every joint in your body during your delivery; your force application and how to better leverage the ground in your delivery; all of the pitch metrics behind every pitch in your arsenal to understand the “what” and “why” of your ball movement, spin, and release; and by examining ball release in high-speed you can understand how your different pitch grips are affecting velocity and pitch shape.


Elite Screening – $250. The Elite Screening will include a pre-pitching proprietary movement screen (developed by Rice University Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coach, Rick Karasch) and an individualized throwing program based upon all of the information collected during both the screening and the lab assessment. Compiling all of the data from the movement screen and the lab assessment will allow us to build you a personalized throwing progression from correctives to movement prep, and from pre-throwing exercises and drills all the way to post-throwing arm care to put you in the best position to perform well.


Camp Philosophy

The growth and success of Rice Baseball Camps are primarily due to the baseball team’s long history of success on the diamond. This history includes 197 players drafted by the MLB, 7 College World Series Appearances, and 1 National Championship. Head coach Jose Cruz Jr., a graduate of Rice University and 12-Year Major-Leaguer, will be in attendance for all of our camps. Our ultimate goal is to provide our knowledge and expertise to help grow each individual’s love for the game of baseball.


What to Bring

Baseball glove, spikes, turfs – pitching on the AMTI Instrumented Pitching Mound requires turfs only



Meals will NOT be provided.



In case of inclement weather, all camp activities will remain at Reckling Park in the indoor pitching and hitting facilities.



Please check-in 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.



Reckling Park located on the Rice University Campus at 6100 Main. Primary entrances are #8 off University Boulevard or #18 off Rice Boulevard. Rice University Campus Map


Reckling Park

6100 Main St

Houston, TX 77005



The best way to get to Reckling Park is to enter the Rice University campus via Entrance 8 at the intersection of University and Stockton Boulevards. Once on campus, there will be a road about 30 yards from the entrance to your right next to the new Moody Center. Turn right down that road and it will take you in front of Reckling. Please follow that road until you reach an old tennis court located down the left-field line that has been converted into a parking lot. Camper pick-up and drop-off will take place in this parking lot, now called West Lot 6. Parking beyond drop-off and pick-up in this lot will not be allowed. You will be subject to ticketing/towing if you remain in this lot for the duration of camp.


If you wish to stay to watch camp and need to park, you have several options. You may park in West Lot 1 and/or the Moody Lot for $1 per 15 minutes or $12 max per day. Please note with this option that you will have to pay each time you exit and re-enter this lot. There is additional parking for a flat rate of $1.00 in the Greenbriar Lot on the West Side of the football stadium.


Concussion Information for Parents

Please click on the link and read through the Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents put together by the CDC’s Heads Up program.  Concussion Fact Sheet


Refund Policy

Cancellation permitted up to 48 hours before the lab assessment. Full refund will be issued.


Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.


Questions?  Please contact Justin Aspegren Email: ja127@rice.edu