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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...

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...

05
27
2015

Explaining the Elbow Spiral in the Pitching Delivery

Hayden Grove conducted a great interview with Trevor Bauer of the Cleveland Indians discussing pitching mechanics at a very in-depth level, including linear distraction, torso stacking and the elbow spiral for pitchers. I have to give Hayden some props; most beat writers wouldn’t dare to try t...

03
31
2015

Rehabilitating Tommy John Surgeries – Non-Standard Cases

Most cases of ulnar collateral ligament replacement (UCLr, or “Tommy John” surgery) follow a fairly standard throwing program and rehabilitation program. A sample throwing program once cleared to throw looks something like this: However, not all athletes respond to such a conservative pr...