September 21, 2014

High Level Throwing: Elbow Extension Clarification

I just want to clarify what I mean when I say the elbow should extend in line with the rest of the body… [more]

High Level Throwing: Elbow Extension Clarification High Level Throwing: Elbow Extension Clarification

Exercise of the Week: Side Slides w/ MB Throw

The Exercise This is a great exercise to incorporate into any training program once a baseline strength… [more]

Exercise of the Week: Side Slides w/ MB Throw Exercise of the Week: Side Slides w/ MB Throw

Friday Funday: Move The Mountain!

Move the Mountain is a fun, competitive drill for any athlete to participate in. It teaches lateral change… [more]

Friday Funday: Move The Mountain! Friday Funday: Move The Mountain!

High Level Throwing: Water Bottle Drill w/ Focus on Elbow Extension

The "Water Bottle" Drill teaches an athlete to develop high level throwing patterns via motor learning.… [more]

High Level Throwing: Water Bottle Drill w/ Focus on Elbow Extension High Level Throwing: Water Bottle Drill w/ Focus on Elbow Extension

Exercise of The Week: Supine Band Press

Supine Band Press is just another way to incorporate "Accommodating Resistance" into an athlete's training… [more]

Exercise of The Week: Supine Band Press Exercise of The Week: Supine Band Press

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High Level Throwing: Elbow Extension Clarification

I just want to clarify what I mean when I say the elbow should extend in line with the rest of the body at ball release and the forearm will then pronate through. Elbow extension/pronation timing is actually one of the most difficult aspects of the throw to correct IF the athlete “pushes” the ball […]

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Exercise of the Week: Side Slides w/ MB Throw

The Exercise This is a great exercise to incorporate into any training program once a baseline strength level has been established. The athlete must be able to execute the side lunge slide first, before advancing to the catch and throw. Start with the slide pad under the left foot. As your partner throws the medicine […]

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Friday Funday: Move The Mountain!

Move the Mountain is a fun, competitive drill for any athlete to participate in. It teaches lateral change of direction, acceleration, deceleration, shoulder stability and core stability while giving the kids the chance to compete! The youth athletes absolutely love this drill! The Exercise First, divide your athletes into small groups. I find 3-4 kids […]

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High Level Throwing: Water Bottle Drill w/ Focus on Elbow Extension

The “Water Bottle” Drill teaches an athlete to develop high level throwing patterns via motor learning. Positions cannot be taught in a throw. Movements need to be the focus. This is why the “L” Drill is so detrimental for baseball & softball players, where a specific position is the focus and not the actual movement […]

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Exercise of The Week: Supine Band Press

Supine Band Press is just another way to incorporate “Accommodating Resistance” into an athlete’s training protocol. Band exercises focus on training different parts of the strength curve based on the different resistance applied during different stages of the movement. Strength Curve & Accommodating Resistance The press exercise has an ascending strength curve, meaning you can […]