The game of baseball and softball has been studied extensively, especially in recent years with the boom of tracking devices entering the sports world. Most commonly investigated for hitters has been the measure of bat velocity (also termed swing speed). Anything from how this metric impacts the likelihood of a hit to what athletes can...Read More
Catching is painful; from the bruises to the ever constant joint pain, it stays with you long after you catch your last pitch. It is a brutal position that is physically taxing on the body. So, before I continue with this article, I want to make a point – HAVE YOUR CATCHERS WEAR KNEE SAVERS....Read More
Do you feel like you’re swinging hard but the ball is going nowhere? Is ‘warning-track-power’ your nickname? Do you feel like if you ever do get a hold of a ball it gets pulled foul? Then you may be suffering from a lack of backside power… In hitting, there are three main components to developing...Read More
Case Study: This hitter presented with some backward sway in the loading phase and excessive drift during the initiation phase of her swing. It was observed as the head or center of mass sliding forward throughout the course of the swing thus preventing a quick bat path from the end of loading to contact....Read More
“STOP DROPPING YOUR BACK SHOULDER” No. Stop saying this, we are all better than this. Raise your hand if you’ve heard a parent or coach yell to their athlete, “Stop dipping your back shoulder!” It seems that if we correct the back should dip then all will be okay in the world. However, there are...Read More
Do you feel like you’re swinging hard but the ball is going nowhere? Is ‘warning-track-power’ your nickname? Do you feel like if you ever do get a hold of a ball it gets pulled foul? Then you may be suffering from lack of backside power… In hitting, there are three main components to developing power...Read More
Just about every lesson we’ve ever coached or completed as an athlete has had some component of tee work and front toss work. Both of these exercises are common in pre-game warm-up routines from the little league level all the way up to the pros. So, what is the difference between each exercise? Before we...Read More
6 days agoby ath_warehouseYou are never “too young” to train when you have the proper intention behind your training.
1 week agoby ath_warehouse1:6 - The ratio of Coach Jack’s abs to his years on the planet Join us in wishing Coach Jack the happiest of birthdays!!
2 weeks agoby ath_warehouseWe utilize short proprioceptive actions (3 Reps) followed by a 10 second isometric contraction at the end position of the movement. The isometric contraction has been shown to provide an analgesic effect in the area being contracted, which can be very beneficial following a large volume of high effort throwing.
3 weeks agoby ath_warehouse#repost@coach_serio ・・・ Yet another Female Alpha member who just lives, acts, and responds like a 10-year veteran. @rileafusco supplies an incredible response when discussing her role this year on her college team (No.4 in the country btw). What’s so powerful about her response is the emotional maturity to understand that she is a piece of something bigger. She masterfully demonstrates how she must suppress her ego and remain task focused. She admits to moments of frustration but quickly assures that these feelings too subside as she continues to push, fore she knows there will be moments when she is