ADVANCING THE GAME OF BASEBALL
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Dear Baseball Gods: A Memoir is available today from all major online booksellers. Dan Blewett, one of our own here at Elite Baseball Performance, wrote the book, and we wanted to sit down with him to talk about his work, the process, and how it will help those who read it.
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.
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