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04
05
2017

Individualization in Athletics: Potential Points of Failure

Individiualization. It’s the solution to everything in coaching. Trainees want to be treated as individuals with specific needs and get personal attention to solve their issues, and coaches promise it to them in droves. Personalized workouts, custom-built templates, individualized programs, ev...

11
07
2016

Learning From the Work Habits of Professional Pitchers

There are a lot of reasons to admire and emulate professional athletes when you are a young amateur student-athlete aspiring for athletic greatness. As a strength and conditioning specialist, the most obvious and observable qualities that I take notice of when working with higher level athletes pert...

08
15
2016

Starting Pitchers – Developing a Pre-Game Routine

Walk to a nearby little league field, or attend a local travel-ball showcase or tournament, and attempt to identify the most talented ballplayers. It shouldn’t take you too long. It will quickly become evident which young players are a cut above the rest just by their physical or athletic abil...

06
16
2016

Learning to Train With Intent: How Peter Bayer Got Drafted

The 9th-round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays is an unlikely signee. Because, at the end of 2015, Peter Bayer was not a prospect. At the University of Richmond from 2013-2015, the 6’4″ 185-pound pitcher compiled a 7.86 ERA in 87 innings with non-premium velocity. If you looked at my stats, yo...

06
12
2015

Why You Weren’t Drafted or Recruited for Baseball

On Twitter yesterday, I said: Article tomorrow on why you don't get drafted or recruited. Sick of hearing nonsense by jabronis comparing themselves to drafted players. — KyleB @ Driveline (@drivelinebases) June 12, 2015 Common question and complaint I get is how or why I didn’t get d...

10
17
2013

On Velocity Being the Most Important Thing in Pitching

I am fortunate enough to have a handful of acquaintances who work in professional baseball that I can freely discuss things without fear of dismissal. One friend of mine is a minor league pitching coach, who got in a discussion with me about velocity and command. The conversation went like this: Him...

04
09
2013

Ubaldo Jimenez's Velocity Problems

If you haven’t been paying attention to the Cleveland Indians (I can’t blame you), Ubaldo Jimenez’s velocity has dropped like a rock – especially bad in 2013 so far. Here’s the opening pitch from April 8th: Yikes. Remember, this is the same guy who had no problem hittin...

04
05
2011

Stuff to Read: 4/5/2011 (Tim Collins)

Eric Cressey posted about Tim Collins over at his site, and you simply must read about his journey to the big leagues. He talks at length about Tim’s dedication to training, what he looked like when he came in (scrawny and unathletic), and how he got to where he is today (a fireballing lefty i...