Each week EBP publishes a list of the top baseball articles from around the web. We’ll include a variety of articles on baseball coaching, skill training, performance enhancement, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and more.
Basically, if the information is excellent and can help advance the game of baseball for players, parents, coaches, rehab specialists, and strength professions, we’ll help spread the word.
Think your article is worth including? We scan the web, but if you’d like to submit your article for consideration, please do so via The EBP Articles of the Week Submission Form.
Best Baseball Articles of the Week
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Coach Ron Wolforth has an article up on the TexasBaseballRanch.com where he talks about the four main things he sees parents and coaches doing wrong when it comes to training in the summertime. He talks about misunderstanding the differences between playing and performing and training and development as a player, how athletes who try to do too much end up missing more, how following the crowd can lead to complacency, and finally how not changing the routine up can be detrimental to the players development not only as a player but as a person.
Mike Reinold Shares Big League Stories and Weighted Ball Research
Dan Blewett has a podcast on his site DanBlewett.com featuring myself talking about Mike’s time with the Boston Red Sox as their Athletic Trainer. They talk about what the typical routine is for Major League players before each game and how they went to from treating injuries to preventing injuries. They also go into Mike’s research into the effectiveness of using the weight ball.
Are Pitching Mechanics Really That Repeatable?
Eric Cressey has an article up on his site EricCressey.com about how expecting young athletes to have consistent pitching mechanics like major league players can negatively affect the players. Eric also goes on to explain that the best way to make the pitching mechanics for young athletes repeatable is to practice consistently and always work towards improving the game.