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06
21
2020

How to Throw a Slider

Welcome to Part 5 of our “How to Throw” series: How to Throw a Slider. In this segment, we are going to cover sliders, the breaking ball best known as one of the nastiest (and most valuable) pitches in baseball. We’ll analyze why sliders move so effectively and detail different grips that you can ex...

06
17
2020

How to Throw a Curveball

Welcome to Part 4 of our “How to Throw” series. In this post, we’ll be discussing curveballs, one of the most popular breaking pitches. The following information will serve as a guide and provide details helping you to create a quality curveball of your own. Overview of a Curveball A curveball is a...

06
15
2020

How to Throw a Changeup

Welcome to Part 3 of our “How to Throw” series! If you’ve read the previous blogs, we bet you’re excited to begin learning about off-speed and breaking pitches. This post teaches how to throw the changeup—most pitchers’ go-to off-speed pitch. We’ll provide you with the core information on what a cha...

06
01
2020

Pitching Programming Series, Part 4: Plus Sets

Welcome to Part 4 of our programming strategies blog series.  If you missed Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3, you can check them out on our blog. Today’s topic is incorporating plus sets into your throwing programs. So what are plus sets? In the strength and conditioning realm, a plus set, or AMRAP (as man...

05
27
2020

Starting Pitching Workloads: Part 1

There has been discussion recently about workload and the impact this time may have on an athlete’s health once seasons begin again. More specifically within the context of baseball: Will there be an increased injury risk to pitchers as seasons begin again? If so, what are some possible solutions to...

05
14
2020

Pitching Programming Series, Part 3: High/Low Method

Welcome to Part 3 of our pitching programming strategies blog series. If you missed Part 1 or 2, you can check them out here and here. Today’s topic will cover a programming strategy known as “high/low.” What is the high/low strategy? The late Charlie Francis popularized the high/low method in the 1...

05
04
2020

Pitching Programming Series, Part 1: The 2-1-2 Method

Have you ever worked with an athlete who struggled to see long term progress in developing velocity? I know I have! If you have ever experienced this problem, this blog series is just for you. The purpose of this blog is to educate coaches on implementing various programming strategies when athletes...

07
30
2019

Validating Rapsodo 2.0: Pitch Design Made Easier

As player development in baseball continues to rapidly evolve, the demand from coaches and facility owners to integrate sophisticated, reliable, and affordable technology into their players’ training plans has never been higher. In recent years, many products have entered the marketplace attempting...