02
22
2017

Pitching Mechanics: What We Don’t Know

Pitching mechanics are possibly the most hot topic you can talk about in baseball. They are often simplified, for a number of reasons, down to a degree where they can lose meaning. In this series, we’re going to break down some things that affect pitching mechanics and how we approach “teaching” mec...

02
20
2017

The Meaning of “Sport-Specific” in Baseball Training

Go to just about any baseball field in the country and you are bound to hear the term “Sport Specific” a handful of times in reference to strength training. Whether it be players, coaches, or parents, they all want the same thing: performance training that adequately matches the demands...

02
16
2017

Analyzing Lower Half Pitching Mechanics Using Force Plates

This article was written Engineer/Researcher Joe Marsh and lightly edited for content by Kyle Boddy, Director of Research and Development. What We Currently Know About the Lower Half Essentially, nothing. There are studies which have linked lower half force production to ball velocity, and other stu...

02
14
2017

Coaching Hitting Mechanics Part 2: Application

In part one of this blog, we talked about the difference between internal and external cues when coaching hitters: Internal cue: having the athlete think about the movement of their body. External cue: having the athlete think about the effect of their movement. In summary, internal cues can have a...