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09
2017

Velocity-Based Training: Device Testing and Review

 Velocity Based Training – or VBT – has slowly been gaining popularity as athletes and coaches look for the most cutting edge methods to train their athletes. With VBT, instead of training for maximal strength, athletes train for maximal speed. In theory, this trains more fast-twitch mus...

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...

04
12
2017

Velocity Based Training for Baseball Athletes

Absolute strength is a crucial stage in an athlete’s development; however, the stimulus will need to change as an athlete gets further into their career. Absolute strength is a great tool for young athletes to develop high force production, neuromuscular efficiency, and lean-body-mass gains. S...

01
29
2017

Building Your Team’s In-Season Training Plan – Part III

In the first piece of this three-part series we discussed the overall importance of in-season training for the high school baseball player, and how it fits, philosophically, within the context of the spring baseball season. Part two covered the considerations that should be taken when planning out t...

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03
2010

Link: The Truth About "Quick Feet"

Eric Cressey linked a great Q&A newsletter from Mike Boyle about agility training and quick feet. I don’t want to plagiarize it all, but this part is absolutely worth quoting: The best solution to slow feet is to get stronger legs. Feet don’t matter. Legs matter. Think about it this way: I...