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Brandon Janecka joins Hitting Daily as Contributing Author

We are so proud of Brandon and his first contribution to Bobby Tewksbary’s Hitting Daily. Brandon will be the contributing author for the Strength & Conditioning category. This is a paid, members only website but we encourage you to check out the free trial if you want to learn from the best about hitting a baseball. Here is a brief excerpt: Every coach has experienced the frustration of repeating themselves over and over again. You’ve explained it every way possible…

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PitchTracker Smart Baseball for baseball pitcher development

Pitcher Development using Rapsodo Pitching Monitor vs Diamond Kinetics PitchTracker vs Strike Smart Baseball

The first time I saw the Rapsodo Pitching Monitor on display at Lantz Wheeler’s Pitch-a-Palooza 2016, I knew it was going to change the way we develop pitchers. Pitchers and coaches were going to have access to data they never had before. That data would lead to new insights on how to improve a pitcher’s development in a somewhat affordable solution. Anybody paying any attention to this space has heard about the amazing work Trevor Bauer has done while at…

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The Weekly Grind 2-23-18

Some great finds to share this week as Baseball Spring Training gets started and many of our Youth, High School and College baseball/softball players are back out on the field. Blue Jays’ Stroman adding sidearm delivery to keep hitters off-balance – This is what true athleticism allows you do. “He attributes this ability to the core and lower-body strength that he generates from an unconventional training program that balances lifting, flexibility and core work.” He also understands the challenges of…

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Is a 2500 Spin rate on a 60 mile per hour curveball possible or normal?

In today’s game of baseball – more than ever velocity is king. If you watch a MLB game it is commonplace to see multiple pitchers for both teams throw 95+ MPH. This has had a trickle down effect to MILB, college, high school and youth levels with everyone throwing for the gun. SO how can we evaluate a pitcher who does not throw as hard as his contemporaries? By using a device called Rapsodo. Rapsodo is a machine that sets…

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True Grind Open House!! January 7th, 2018

What makes an athlete perform better above their natural talent? Ever wonder why some less talented athletes perform better? We may not have all your answers but come enjoy our food, meet our coaches and feel welcome at True Grind’s first Open House. It’s happening on Sunday January 7th from 2p-6p. We are excited to see everyone there. True Grind Open House!! What makes an athlete perform better above their natural talent? Ever wonder why some less talented athletes perform…

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What I Wish I knew as a Student Athlete Part 2; How to warm up

What I Wish I knew as a Student Athlete Part 2; How to warm up Thinking back to my high school football days we worked out a ton. We had practice during the period and then after school, around 3 hours a day. Seems like a long time right? During the season I remember spending less than 5 minutes “warming-up” and then going right into some full speed drills. Seemed like a good idea at the time I mean nobody…

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Speed Secrets

Secrets for Speed Speed is great, there’s no denying it, but there can be too much of a good thing. What good is all the speed in the world if you can’t control it (see clip below)? The one exception would be in the track world, where running in a straight line can bring you the title of world’s greatest. For all other athletes there typically is a time when you will need to slow down and change directions, then…

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Learning Intent- The Ferry Silk Mill and the 10 Cent Super Pinky

Within the sport of baseball, the word “intent” has become a buzzword over the last couple of years. What is “intent?” We should look to the definition of intention, which dictionary.com states as: purpose or attitude toward the effect of one’s actions or conduct. In the baseball world, we see “intent” as giving a certain level of effort in order to produce a desired effect. An example of this in baseball is the batter having the “intent” to hit the…

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Train Like the Sport You Play

Train Like the Sport You Play As coaches and athletes, we should be constantly searching for training methods that will improve the performance of the athlete in their specific sport. I believe that the blending of movement with resistance in patterns used for the sport will yield higher levels of athletic performance. We attempt to accomplish this with athletes in the facility by using implements readily found on the training floor to provide resistance in the movement they will use…

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Is Your Warm-up Leaving You Cold?

Is your warm-up leaving you cold? I recently had one of our youth athletes attend a select baseball tryouts and reported back to me what they had done for a warm-up prior to the practice. The ball players were told to run to the center field fence and return to the infield, where they were led in a series of static stretches. This is, sadly, very typical of the level of warm-up conducted at most practices. This was what was…

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