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05
2017

Coaches Series: Review of First Year Implementation

This post from our Coaches Series was written by Justin James, Assistant Coach at University of California, San Diego. He took over there in January 2017, having coached the previous two seasons at Point Loma Nazarene University.  I took over the pitching staff at UC San Diego in early January 2017....

07
27
2017

Front Side Glute Data in Pitching – An EMG Pilot Study

Let us start by recalling an earlier blog post about efficient front leg mechanics and what they do for the throwing motion, and velocity. In this post, we talk about how the front leg has the job of “slamming on the breaks” [1] and stopping the momentum of the body allowing for maximal momentum tra...

07
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...