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26
2017

Rethinking the Way a Hitter’s Brain Works: An EEG Case Study

Subtitle: Efficient Brain Activity with Practice and Enhanced Perception-Action Coupling What’s Going on in a Hitter’s Brain? When it comes to the brain and hitting, we don’t really know much about what’s actually going on. If we’re able to understand the way a hitters brain works in a live situatio...

05
15
2017

Athlete Screening Part 2: Performance Screens

Last time, we discussed the importance of having a movement screen and a few of the options that are available to coaches. If you missed that article, check it out here, as a few of the concepts we touched on will come into play throughout this article as well. Strength and Power For starters, let’s...

05
12
2017

Mobility & Pitching Mechanics

Pitching mechanics are one of the most misunderstood things in baseball. In fact, there’s likely more that we don’t know than what we actually do know. One thing we do know is how stress affects the main parts of our body during the pitching delivery. As strength coaches, our goal is to not only imp...

05
09
2017

Athlete Screening Part 1: Movement Screens

You can’t fix a problem if you don’t know it exists. If you’ve played the game of baseball before, chances are someone has told you to fix your mechanics. Mechanics are an ingrained part of this game that players and coaches alike seek to consistently improve upon and refine. However, what is often...

04
26
2017

Velocity Based Training Part 2: Programming

In Part One, I explained velocity-based training (VBT) and why we’ve decided to implement it with our athletes. Today, in Part 2 I will explore how to program VBT individual athletes to best improve their performance. (This article was written by Jack Scheideman, High Performance Trainer at Drivelin...