Why Traditional MLB Batting Practice Is Dying a Slow Death
Pull the screens out, grab a guy who can toss it about 60 mph over the heart of the plate, and let it rip. On-field batting practice is a time-honored [...]
Former Teammates, Coaches Remember Roy Halladay’s Legendary Work Ethic
Roy Halladay is heading to Cooperstown. The eight-time MLB All-Star and two-time Cy Young Award winner was recently voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In November 2017, Halladay tragically [...]
How to Throw Harder: 4 Exercises to Gas Up Your Fastball
The game's on the line. The other team's best hitter is at the plate. You peer in for the catcher's sign, twirling the ball between your fingers behind...
How to Increase Your Bat Speed by Increasing Your Mobility
A few months back, I sat down and watched our hitting instructor, Coach Mike Rozema, give a hitting lesson. While listening to his cues, I tried to pinpoint some physical [...]
Baseball Players: Use These Exercises to Improve Your Bat Speed
With the world of scouting and recruiting focused on metrics now more than ever, bat speed matters. A higher bat speed also means harder contact, so it should be a [...]
Soccer Synergy: What Sport Should Soccer Players Play During Their Offseason?
With that in mind, here are some sports I believe are particularly beneficial for soccer players to participate in during their offseason.
The Baseball Strength-Speed Continuum: The Phases of a Successful Offseason
Setting athletes up for success in their respective sport requires not only great programming, but great timing in regard to where a player is in their training year. Let’s face [...]
Why ‘Reactive Agility’ Is Important for Athletes—And How You Can Train It
When people think of agility, they think of changing directions. Cutting, stopping, going backwards, veering, that sort of thing. To me, agility is more than that. Agility is about applying [...]
How Poor Core Strength Can Sabotage a Pitcher’s Entire Delivery
Pitchers need core strength. Why? Because poor core strength can set off a series of chain reactions throughout your body that results in a weak, inefficient delivery. Anterior core strength [...]
Too Much Quad, Not Enough Glute: A Common Problem for Young Pitchers
The most common disconnect I see in young baseball pitchers is an inability to load the glute. Many pitching coaches will refer to this as "an inability to use the [...]