For many years I’ve been asked a number of questions about “when” and “how” pitchers should train in the off-season to best prepare for their upcoming season. Because there are so many variables in each case, it’s not usually a … Read more >
About Alan Jaeger
Alan founded Jaeger Sports on the principle that athletes need to develop both their physical and mental skills in order to be successful in game situations. As a result, Alan wrote the Mental Training Book, "Getting Focused, Staying Focused". Along with his partner Jim Vatcher, Jaeger Sports then created the DVD "Thrive On Throwing 2", which takes players through Jaeger Sports' signature J-Band and Long Toss Throwing Program, and the "Year Round Throwing Manual", which is a guide to help players best "navigate" the four major periods or "seasons" (Off-Season, In-Season, Summer, Rest) throughout the year.
Entries by Alan Jaeger
This is not football, basketball or hockey – it’s baseball. And of the four “major” sports in the United States, baseball is by far the most mentally challenging and demanding.
Demanding, because there is so much dead time compared to … Read more >
A common concern we often hear at Elite Baseball Performance is pitchers not knowing what to do for an inseason throwing program. We recently discussed how to perform a throwing program to prepare for the season. If you’ve followed … Read more >
One of the most important concepts when trying to prepare the arm for the baseball season is developing an appropriate offseason throwing program. It is important that any throwing program consists of a rest period after a long summer, followed … Read more >