ADVANCING THE GAME OF BASEBALL
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In a recent Podcast with University of San Diego Assistant Coach Ray McIntire, we take a deeper look into his playing career after being told he did not make the team. After a year of training, his perseverance and determination earned him a spot on the Nevada Wolfpack that following season and has ultimately led to a successful coaching career.
Pitch counts need to be kept in check for a pitcher to earn consistent innings and be relied upon by his team. One of the biggest reasons many pitchers rack up high pitch counts and get pulled early from games is poor pitch-calling and strategy. By implementing a pitch-calling strategy that uses more margin for error and better risk-vs-reward, a pitcher can lower his pitch count and pitch deeper into games.
If you want to be successful in baseball or any sport, power is crucial. Increasing your power means improving your performance as a player. Here are four great exercises that can help baseball players develop their power potential.
Building a winning mindset from the ground up is key. If we try to build a pyramid from the top first, it would not be sustainable. The pyramid will collapse and you will have to restart from scratch. This concept holds true for building a winning mindset. As a player, we can have all the tools we need physically, but if we do not have the right mindset, it will be very tough to reach our ultimate goal.
The entire focus of in-season training is going to be different than the off-season model. Since baseball is a highly one-sided sport, there will be plenty of muscle imbalances needing to be corrected. Recovery and strength/power preservation are key indicators of keeping you on the field.
While ACL injuries are common in all sports, they are not often discussed in the baseball population. There is a heavy amount of new research that can give us clues as to how to safely return athletes to sport following ACL reconstruction, which has become a hot topic issue in the sports rehabilitation world. This article discusses some of these research findings as well as some considerations that should be made for athletes returning to baseball after ACL reconstruction.
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