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Parents and Coaches, listen to your pitchers!

Be wary of arm pain. In this age of year round baseball, its important to understand where your young pitcher is in his growth cycle. There are two types of injuries, structural and muscular. Structural injuries are the worst and they include: growth plate separation injuries in shoulder and elbow and ulnar collateral ligament tears…

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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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Nothing Is Handed To A Champion

There comes a point in every season that a team is tested. And it is at 50% 50% odds of whether a team will stand up to that challenge or not. I have played for teams that have failed and teams that have succeeded. I have won and lost championships and have been a part…

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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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How to Improve Your Baseball Game This Summer!

OK NOW YOU’RE OUT OF SCHOOL, TIME FOR BASEBALL CAMP! Parents, use this summer to get your kids out of the house, away from homework and video games and get your players on the field, improving their skills, speed and awareness! Baseball camp is also a great supplement for those that are playing in summer…

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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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The Seven Steps to Performance Training

Every coach, every athlete, every media commentator and every fan will tell you that the fundamental element of all sports is skill. Throwing, catching, hitting, and pitching in baseball. Learning, practicing and mastering the basic skills of sports is one of the foundations of coaching, sports performance and athletic training. However, just learning the skill…

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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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