2nd Annual Charlie Hough LA Clinic Jan 13+14


Charlie Hough guest-hosts a two-day weekend Knuckleball Clinic in Los Angeles at Beimel Elite Athletics this January 2024.

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Charlie Hough chucked knuckleballs for 24 years in the Major Leagues and served as MLB pitching coach for another six years. That’s 30 years in the Bigs! He’s currently a special assistant to the Dodgers and has agreed to guest instruct another Knuckleball Clinic in Los Angeles this January 2024!

Charlie was gracious enough to guest host a clinic last January and it was a great success with pitchers attending from all over the country!

Spots are limited and attendance for this once-in-a-lifetime event will be capped!


Saturday & Sunday, January 13th & 14th, 2024

What Time?

Saturday 4p to 6p, Sunday 9a to 11a


The South Bay of Los Angeles at Beimel Elite Athletics

3400 Kashiwa St, Torrance, CA 90505 [MAP]

Who’s Instructing?

Founder of Knuckleball Nation and pro knuckleballer, Chris Nowlin

Guest instructor: 24-year MLB knuckleballer and six-year MLB pitching coach, Charlie Hough

Is There an Age Limit?

No. It’s best to start throwing the knuckleball as young as possible, and pitchers in their 60’s have attended Knuckleball Nation clinics over the past 13 years.

Is There a Skill Level Requirement?

No. The skill level ranges all the way from professional minor league and pro Japanese pitchers all the way down to retirement-age fantasy camp attendees. The knuckleball is a pitch for the everyman. All are welcome including girls and women. In fact, female pro Kelsie Whitmore tuned up her skills at a Phil Niekro knuckleball clinic before Covid.

It’s nearly guaranteed that Alex Blandino will be in attendance. The three-year Cincinnati Reds infielder and first-round draft pick is making an MLB comeback as a full-time knuckleballer and has a very good chance of getting back to the Big Leagues.

Recommended Airport & Hotels?

LAX is 20 minutes north of the facility and is one of the largest airports in the world, so you’ll have no trouble finding a flight. But Long Beach Airport is 20 minutes east of the facility and is a much easier airport to manage. It’s smaller in size and rental cars are right at the terminal exit, so you don’t have to deal with the hustle and bustle of LAX’s rental car shuttles. So, I’d recommend Long Beach Airport if you can find a flight.

There are tons of hotels in the LA area, but, if you want to stay close to the clinic, then you’ll want to look at hotels in Torrance, Redondo Beach or Lomita. You can also stay near the water in Hermosa Beach or Manhattan Beach. Or you can simply get a hotel near LAX as it’s only 20 minutes away.

Other Attractions

  • Disney
  • Universal Studios
  • Legoland
  • So-Fi Stadium (NFL)
  • Hollywood
  • Santa Monica Pier

How Much?

Cost is $549. Payment plans are available through PayPal and you don’t need a PayPal account to take advantage.