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Pitching With Guts!

Pitching to me is an art form, a way of life.  It takes a special person to want total control of the game, the spotlight and the responsibility that the pitcher undertakes each and every pitch.  It takes GUTS.  And guts is sometimes all you will need (or have)to get you through a tough inning,…

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So what if i want to get serious about baseball? OFFSEASON TRAINING

Getting serious about competing in baseball doesn’t mean giving up other sports. In fact, athletes with a multi-sport or other activity background are more well rounded when it comes to pure athleticism. But getting serious about baseball means keeping up your skill training year round. Most athletes and major league players nowadays are highly competitive…

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Getting Pitchers Ready For Games

Pitchers that come in games in mid-game or mid-inning are usually brought into pressure situations in need of a hold or with the game on the line.  In order to make sure that they get the proper warm-up and bloodflow to their pitching arm and rhythm and feel to throw strikes, here are some tips…

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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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