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Importance Of Movement Sequence

Just this past week I had a conversation with one of my hitters about the timing and sequencing of his movements and the importance of things happening sequentially. This particular hitter had the problem of his back elbow and top hand moving together during his downswing. This move was causing him to cut through the [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Hitting|

Are You A Good Ball Striker?

Ball striking is something that has gained more traction of late in the game of golf. With advancements in motion capture technology, flight simulators and ball tracking radars it is now possible to see how well someone is able to deliver the club to the ball consistently. Having the ability to deliver the club to [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Hitting|

Why Objective Measurement Is Important (In Pitching)

Objective measurement is an extremely important aspect of the player development process. If we are learning a new skill, having clear, concise, and immediate feedback is of the utmost importance. Whether we are trying to play a new instrument, learning golf, baseball, soccer, speech, or math having objective feedback is important to mastering the new [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Pitching|

Stress And How A Baseball Season Should Be Structured

Stress is seen, sometimes, as a precursor to injury. One might hear a coach say quite frequently that “x” exercise is bad because it is too stressful for the arm, knee, etc. Coaches say this quite frequently when it comes to weighted balls and upper-body exercises in the weight room. I’ve heard it my whole [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Tips|

The Importance Of Assessing

“Assess Don’t Assume,” is a great phrase that I heard a long time ago form one of the coaches that I look up to the most, Eric Cressey. He and Mike Reinold were doing an assessment of an overhead athlete and they were talking about assessing athletes before making assumptions based on how they move [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Assessments|

Do You Have An Approach At The Plate?

     The more and more that I talk with hitters I am surprised with just how many go up to the plate without a definitive approach. Going up to the plate without an idea of what you want to do is like taking a trip without a map. Can you imagine taking a two-thousand-mile trip [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Hitting|

“The Onus Is On You”

 Those are some of my favorite words that I ever heard as a player. While training in the off-season I took a trip to my pitching coach’s facility in Montgomery, Texas: The Texas Baseball Ranch. While I was there I learned a lot of different training drills and throwing protocols in order to help me [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Motivation|

Are you soft?

Are you soft? This is a blog directed at the athletes themselves. The reasons for that is because my generation and the one coming up behind me, have been awarded an extraordinary opportunity in life to live in comfort, peace, and tranquility. But it has made the majority of us soft. Soft is a mentality, [...]

By |April 24th, 2018|CBC News|