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Coach Ryan Stinar
Founder and Head of Player development

My name is Ryan Stinar. I am the founder and head of Player Development at The Velo Farm. 


I am passionate about developing athletes, and coaching them to be the best version of themselves. I grew up on this farm, playing competitive baseball, basketball, and football starting at Age 5. I attended North Harford High School, playing all 3 sports on Varsity and earning All County honors at Quarterback and as an Outfielder / Pitcher. After graduating high school in 2012, I attended The University of Albany on a baseball scholarship. I had a successful college career, pitching over 100 innings in 3 years. At the end of my senior season, right before the 2016 MLB Draft, I sustained hip & elbow injuries that put my playing career on pause. 

I sustained many injuries throughout my athletic career, of which I’ve needed to have 7 surgeries to repair them. I am thankful for it all, as those experiences have molded me into the coach / person I am today. My setbacks have given me the opportunity to work with and learn from, some of the most experienced coaches, trainers, and therapists in the country.


I started the Velo Farm in 2016 as a place to train myself back from the injuries I sustained in college. I was 22 years old when I set out on a mission to rebuild myself, get fully healthy, throw 95mph, and pitch professionally. Simultaneously, I was building the business, and learning how to coach athletes.

Since 2016, I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of athletes. We’ve helped send 45+ kids to college on scholarships. We’ve developed 40+ 90mph throwers, and helped countless others get bigger, faster, and stronger than ever. We’ve had interns and assistant coaches go on to coach at D1 schools and other colleges across the country. We’ve had kids from all over the globe make the trip out here to train with us at the farm. We’ve also amassed a large following online, and have garnered millions and millions of views on our content.

In the spring of 2018 I had my 2nd hip surgery and 7th total procedure. I had therapists tell me I would never throw again. Fast forward 16 months, and I hit my goal of throwing 95mph for the first time. In the summer of 2022, I touched 100mph on the mound, something that I never thought was possible. 6 months later,

I threw a bullpen at Pro Showcase event.

I hit 98mph on the gun.

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I was signed afterwards by the York Revolution in the Atlantic League. As I was preparing for Spring Training with York, I suffered an injury to my oblique. This injury ultimately forced me to temporarily step away from my playing career, and I put all my energy into rehabilitating myself, coaching my athletes, and being a dad to my daughter Rosie. I am now 29 years old, and roughly one year out from my injury. I do plan on getting back on the pitching mound when the time is right.

I am a firm believer that for every setback, God has already arranged a comeback. There is a lesson to be learned in every failure.​

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Through my own playing / training experience, I have acquired a rare sense of awareness when it comes to coaching my athletes. I am able to relate to my athletes on a deeper level, being that I personally have already done everything I am asking them to do. There isn’t an exercise / drill that I’ll have an athlete perform, that I haven't tried on myself. I have acquired a copious amount of knowledge & experience from all fields of athletic performance. Strength & Conditioning, Injury Rehabilitation, Speed & Agility, Mobility + Flexibility, Biomechanics, Pitch Design, Sports Psychology, Nutrition, and more. I take a holistic approach to developing each athlete, and I leave no stone unturned. I will work hard for you, and show you what needs to be done to accomplish your goals. I will push you to be great. I cannot throw the ball for you, and I do not make any promises. But if you show up every day, and give me your full effort, the Farm will take you to places you’ve never been.

I am beyond blessed to get to do what I do. I am grateful for all the parents and athletes who have trusted me with their training over the years. Each athlete I work with teaches me something new. I do not have it all figured out, and I am still learning every day. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Meet the Team

Peyton Parks

Media Creator : Assistant Coach : Farmhand 

Peyton wears a lot of hats at The Velo Farm. You will find him coaching and communicating with athletes, filming content, editing videos, producing merchandise, and more. Peyton’s vast and varied skillset has made him an extremely valuable asset to the Farm. Peyton started training at the Farm while he was attending Kennard Dale High School in 2019. After a handful of knee injuries & multiple surgeries, his baseball career was cut short. This is where he transferred his passion for the game into another outlet, media production. He was hired as a media intern at the Farm in 2021, and since has transitioned into a full time roll since the summer of 2022. He continuously goes above and beyond for the farm and our athletes. Peyton is currently a student at Harford Community College and resides in Delta PA.

Jack Stinar

Trainer : Hitting Coach : Catching Coach

Jack is one of the founding brothers of the Velo Farm. Jack was the first Velo Farm athlete, and has seen the farm in all stages of development. He was essential in the process of getting the farm up and running in the early years, and has helped countless athletes improve since day 1. Jack graduated from North Harford High School, playing Baseball, Basketball, and Football; earning first team all county honors in football his senior year (2016). Jack, was a fullback on the football field, and a catcher on the diamond. He was recruited to play at Harford Community College after high school, where he spent 2 years developing his skills further under coach Tom Eller. After Harford, Jack signed to play baseball at Immaculata University. Similar to Ryan, Jack had his fair share of injuries during his playing career which along with the pandemic forced him to step away from the game before getting onto the field at IU. Since then, Jack has transitioned from player to coach. His unique athletic background, and extensive playing experience, provides him with insight to support many athletes over the years. His main focus at the farm is coaching Catchers and Hitters. Jack is a graduate of Towson University and currently resides in Baltimore Maryland.

Braden Stinar

Trainer : Pitching Coach 

Braden is another founding brother of The Velo Farm. Braden was a three sport athlete at North Harford High School, playing baseball, basketball, and football. Braden went on to play college baseball at Elizabethtown College. Braden is a true testament to hard work and self development. He is the first Velo Farm success story and went on to play college baseball at Elizabethtown College. Having not pitched a single inning in high school, Braden worked and developed from a mid 70s pitcher to a mid to upper 80s pitcher throughout his early college years. Braden worked himself into being their #1 pitcher and winning a conference championship in 2017. After his time at Elizabethtown, Braden transferred to Salisbury University, where he appeared in 5 games before their season was cut short due to the pandemic. Braden Graduated from Salisbury with a degree in Political Science, and then got his law degree from University of Baltimore in 2022. Over the years he has helped coach Velo Farm pitchers in his free time when he is not busy with practicing Law with Disability Rights Maryland.

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