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Pitching Injuries – Blog

Why are pitching injuries on the rise? Some of my thoughts… If every pitcher has their own “pitching” coach, why then are pitching injuries on the rise in youth, high school, college and professional baseball? If every league adheres to pitch counts to protect their pitchers, why are pitchers getting injured more frequently? A pitcher…

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The Skill Of Pitching

Turn on any MLB game, and you will see pitchers throwing in the 97-100 mph range.   What is upsetting sometimes, is that for all their high speed throwing, balance and consistency in their mechanics is lacking because of the maximum effort pitchers use to achieve these velocities. Velocity seems to be the buzzword of the…

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Don’t miss out this summer! Get in here!

JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER AND UPCOMING SCHEDULE The 2017 Major League Baseball draft begins today.  For Huntington Beach High School players Hagen Danner and Nick Pratto, I will be looking forward to seeing their names at the top of the list this afternoon.  I’m sure their days will be steaming with excitement!   The Major League…

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Newsletter, May 27th

Well, our Little League regular season and playoffs are over and our team in Huntington Valley Little League with the best record in the regular season won the playoff championship yesterday to take the 1st seed for HVLL in the upcoming Tournament of Champions. It was a great experience for me to be on the…

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2016 Newsletter, May 16th

Lifeletics is your home and clubhouse…a fun place to hang and work out.  It’s awesome watching our players come in, work out, take swings in the cage and take time afterward to talk baseball with us.  This winter, several major league players have come in to get their hitting work in before spring training. I’d…

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2016 Newsletter, May 9th

Lifeletics is your home and clubhouse…a fun place to hang and work out.  It’s awesome watching our players come in, work out, take swings in the cage and take time afterward to talk baseball with us.  This winter, several major league players have come in to get their hitting work in before spring training. I’d…

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The Schedule of a Successful Athlete

The schedule of a successful athlete is based on routine and discipline.  Once the body is prepared for each day with a plan of attack, a day can be easier to manage and accomplish everything that needs to be done. Nutrition must also be planned to fuel and refuel the body’s caloric intake for the…

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Players are made on their own!

Pitching and Hitting baseballs are complex motor skills that some players develop naturally and most players develop over time. Obviously the more you train, the better you get. What’s most often missed in team settings is the discipline needed to keep a player on point in treating each individual swing or pitch as a focused,…

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Pitching Tips #1

Striking out hitters is not about throwing it past a hitter, it’s about throwing it past a hitter at the right time. Think about what a batter expects and what you don’t think he can hit by the looks of his stance, approach and swings he takes in BP, on-deck circle and at the plate….

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