Entries by Mike Reinold

3 Ways Baseball Pitchers Can Use a Radar Gun to Enhance Performance

One of the simplest, yet most effective training aids for any baseball pitcher is a radar gun. At one point in time, I was actually against having youth baseball pitchers use a radar gun too often and focus on velocity, but I actually think that there are a few great benefits.  And with recent advances in technology of radar guns, people can easily get an affordable pocket-size radar run, like the Pocket Radar, to use at home. One of the key differentiators I see between amateur and professional baseball pitchers is often just intent. What I mean is, our pro ball pitchers tend to throw with much more intent than our younger pitchers.  Sure, this could be that pro ball pitchers are older, bigger, and stronger.  But intent isn’t just an output of mass and strength.  It’s also an output of intensity, which is something many youth need to learn. Even in our sports performance programs at Champion, our early focus with people new to training is developing intent when training. So while I don’t necessarily want our amateur baseball pitchers focusing solely on velocity, I still think there are a bunch of great uses of a radar gun during training. Here are my top 3 ways baseball pitchers can use a radar gun to enhance performance.

Best Baseball Articles – April 15th, 2018

Catch up on the latest EBP content and articles from around the web. Each week EBP publishes a list of the top baseball articles from around the web on a variety of articles on baseball coaching, skill training, performance enhancement, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and more. This week’s articles: Tissue Load vs. Tissue Capacity, How to Help Cure Pop-Ups, Coaching Your Kid’s Team This Spring? Here’s What You Should Know

Best Baseball Articles – April 8th, 2018

Catch up on the latest EBP content and articles from around the web. Each week EBP publishes a list of the top baseball articles from around the web on a variety of articles on baseball coaching, skill training, performance enhancement, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and more. This week’s articles: How To Increase Exit Velocity, How You Can Fix Your Mechanics During The Season, Dr. Alan Nathan Talks Baseball Technology.

Best Baseball Articles – April 1st, 2018

Catch up on the latest EBP content and articles from around the web. Each week EBP publishes a list of the top baseball articles from around the web on a variety of articles on baseball coaching, skill training, performance enhancement, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and more. This week’s articles: How To Help Cure Pop-Ups, 4 Ways To Organize A Productive Baseball Practice, When To Throw Two And Four Seam Fastballs.

Best Baseball Articles – March 25, 2018

Each week EBP publishes a list of the top baseball articles from around the web on a variety of articles on baseball coaching, skill training, performance enhancement, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and more. This week’s articles: Biomechanics of Yoga and Baseball Part One, Don’t Push It Pitchers! Drive To Thrive!, Catching Drills For Any Age – Receiving Drills For Catchers.

Best Baseball Articles – March 18, 2018

Each week EBP publishes a list of the top baseball articles from around the web on a variety of articles on baseball coaching, skill training, performance enhancement, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and more. This week’s articles: What Big Leaguers Know About Hitting That The Rest of Us Don’t, Research Review: Factors in Bat Velocity, Fun Catching Blocking Drill From Major League.

Best Baseball Articles – March 11, 2018

Each week EBP publishes a list of the top baseball articles from around the web on a variety of articles on baseball coaching, skill training, performance enhancement, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and more. This week’s articles: Balancing Development With Winning, The Body Is A Three-Link Chain, Low Back Injury and the Rotational Athlete.

Best Baseball Articles – March 4, 2018

Each week EBP publishes a list of the top baseball articles from around the web on a variety of articles on baseball coaching, skill training, performance enhancement, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and more. This week’s articles: 6 Key Factors For Developing Pitchers, The Most important 20 Minutes Of Practice, Drills To Enhance Your Bat Path.

Best Baseball Articles – February 25, 2018

Each week EBP publishes a list of the top baseball articles from around the web on a variety of articles on baseball coaching, skill training, performance enhancement, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and more. This week’s articles: Myths and Misconceptions of Training the Overhead Athlete, Baseball and the Olympic Lifts, What We Can All Learn From a Major League Player.