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Develop Intent First

Develop Intent First

So much of my training time is spent trying to uncoach players or retrain movement patterns that were developed by poor intent.  Whether intentionally or unintentionally coaches and parents get blinded by short-term fixes instead of long-term development.  “Swing easy” or “make contact” are well-intentioned but robbing the player of the much-needed speed he or she will […]

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Using Overload Training To Remap Swing Patterns

Using Overload Training To Remap Swing Patterns

A big part of my swing development process is the use of weighted bats that are an overload from the game weights (+12,+15,+18 in our 12-week progressions) from constraint positions to pattern an efficient rotational swing sequence.  Research shows this method of using overloaded implements as the most efficient way to remap parts of a swing as they […]

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Developing A Fastpitch Softball Velocity Build Program

Developing A Fastpitch Softball Velocity Build Program

Over the last 12 weeks, I have been testing and developing a Fastpitch Softball Pitcher Velocity build throwing program. It started as part curiosity, and part obsession with giving players answers to questions that need better answers.  First and foremost we wanted to make sure we were keeping the training and athletes as safe as possible.  […]

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