January 28, 2015

High Level Throwing: 5 Common Throwing Mistakes Coaches & Athletes Continue to Make

1. The "L" Drill It's the easiest to teach and takes little time to implement, which is why it's one… [more]

High Level Throwing: 5 Common Throwing Mistakes Coaches & Athletes Continue to Make High Level Throwing: 5 Common Throwing Mistakes Coaches & Athletes Continue to Make

High Level Throwing: 1/2 Kneeling Turn & Throw

I really love this drill because it allows athletes to feel their trunk (torso) turn back against the… [more]

High Level Throwing: 1/2 Kneeling Turn & Throw High Level Throwing: 1/2 Kneeling Turn & Throw

High Level Throwing: Water Bottle Size for Youth Athletes

I've written about the Water Bottle Drill and it's importance in learning High Level Throwing Patterns… [more]

High Level Throwing: Water Bottle Size for Youth Athletes High Level Throwing: Water Bottle Size for Youth Athletes

Baseball/Softball Training: Prowler Push & Pull

The Sled or "Prowler" is a great tool for Linear Speed, Lateral Speed or Cardiovascular Training. WHEN… [more]

Baseball/Softball Training: Prowler Push & Pull Baseball/Softball Training: Prowler Push & Pull

Baseball/Softball Training: Accommodating Resistance Squats

Band Resistance Squats have an ascending strength curve, meaning you will apply more force as the bands… [more]

Baseball/Softball Training: Accommodating Resistance Squats Baseball/Softball Training: Accommodating Resistance Squats

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High Level Throwing: 5 Common Throwing Mistakes Coaches & Athletes Continue to Make

1. The “L” Drill It’s the easiest to teach and takes little time to implement, which is why it’s one of the worst drills to perform. The “L” Drill reinforces incorrect arm patterns, incorrect sequencing patterns and incorrect elbow extension timing. Need I say more? “L” Drill Article 2. Let’s Start With Wrist Flicks This […]

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High Level Throwing: 1/2 Kneeling Turn & Throw

I really love this drill because it allows athletes to feel their trunk (torso) turn back against the hips as the hips are opening up to the target to throw. The sequence of when scap retraction/latissimus activation occurs is easily seen in the clips below. This activation starts to happen as the lead stride leg […]

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High Level Throwing: Water Bottle Size for Youth Athletes

I’ve written about the Water Bottle Drill and it’s importance in learning High Level Throwing Patterns vs the common “L” Drill technique that has been used for so many years by so many coaches. With more and more middle school and youth athletes training at our facility and working on throwing patterns, more specifically arm […]

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Baseball/Softball Training: Prowler Push & Pull

The Sled or “Prowler” is a great tool for Linear Speed, Lateral Speed or Cardiovascular Training. WHEN and HOW it’s used is important because specific athletes have specific needs. This article will focus on Prowler Push & Pulls which will create more of a cardiovascular effect rather than just linear or lateral speed. However, there […]

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Baseball/Softball Training: Accommodating Resistance Squats

Band Resistance Squats have an ascending strength curve, meaning you will apply more force as the bands are stretched. The exercise becomes more difficult as you accelerate the weight upwards. The most tension will be from about 130º of knee flexion to full knee and hip extension (where most sporting movements occur). A study published […]