Summer Training June- August 2021|
Summer Training Starts
Featured Article: Effective Strength Training for Pitchers
Congratulations to Irv Carter, he was drafted in the 5th round by the Blue Jays. We worked with Irv helping him to have a good showing at the Major League Draft Combine. Great talent and looking forward to continuing to work with him in the future.
We want to weclome Mitchell Senger from the Mets organization, Mitchell is going to be with us for a couple of months, working hard to get back on the mound.
Congratulations to Trevor Stephan on his first win in the big leagues. Trevor has worked extremely hard to get there and we have no doubt this will be the first of many!
We would like to congratulate Steve Merriman, formally the pitching coordinator for the Colorado Rockies. Steve is taking the coaching job at University of Michigan. Great coach and great friend. Go Blue!
Recently we had the pleasure of having 2x NL All Star Jonathan Lucroy @jluc20 out to the facility for our assessment process. 3-D Motion Capture, @onbaseu screens, and power testing gives us the info needed to create targeted programming to help him with the direction of his training this off-season. Great dude and looking forward to working with him again.
As Coach Steve always says, “When you have an athletes physical assessment and kinematic sequence data, you can train with a scalpel and not a saw.”
**We want to take this opportunity to congradulate Liam Golden of West Springfield H.S. he has accepted an offer to play baseball at The Naval Academy.**
**We would also like to congradulate Ryan Cuadros of Lake Braddock H.S. he has accepted an offer to play at College
Elite Baseball Development Podcast:
Optimizing Rotational Power with Dr. Greg Rose
New York Yankees Eric Cressey & OnBaseU Dr. Greg Rose
Feb. 9,10,11 White Sox workshop @ Phoenix facility
Feb. 3,4,5 Tigers workshop @ Fla. facility
Feb.7,8 Rockies workshop @ Phoenix facility
Jan. 27,28,29 Oakland A's workshop @ Phoenix facility
Jan. 13,14,15 Baltimore Orioles workshop @ Fla. facility
From the Desk of Steve Johnson
As the competition for scholarships or spots on elite travel teams has increased significantly in the last few years, so to has the amount of misinformation on what is good, better or best for pitchers and hitters progress. The biggest example of this is in strength training and conditioning. Everyone is searching for methods and ways to increase a pitchers strength, velocity, and endurance. The problem is very few know how to actually achieve this in the safest and most correct method. Olympic style lifts, Kettle bells and even long distance running is not the answer and can impede performance and health in many negative ways. Functional or useable strength should be the goal for all pitchers, not understanding this seems to be a wide spread problem with in baseball.
" Be very careful there are a lot of so-called experts who claim they have the correct information but in my experience they do not, it can really be a big problem" --- Steve Johnson