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MLB-caliber running program

Hey everybody! With the deadline for pitchers & catchers to report to spring training just 26 days away, I thought now would be a great time to share with you a MLB-caliber running program.  Realize that the following is just a sample and that we all have the ability to add and subtract from this based on our schedules, ability and fitness levels.

Monday: 7-second sprints (rest 15 seconds)

Tuesday: 15-second sprints (rest 30 seconds)

Wednesday: 30-second sprints (rest 90 seconds)

Thursday: PITCH GAME

Staying in the zone

Here's another baseball pitching tip I felt led to share...

As all of you probably already know, it doesn't matter who the pitcher is and what level they're pitching at, being able to consistently throw strikes is the name of the game. 

Here are several factors which contribute to poor command: 

1) Breakdown in mechanics

2) Anxiety

3) Reluctance 

Many pitchers become overwhelmed by the count, inning, runners on base or scoreboard. 

Coaches must remind pitchers that these are non-factors.

Quick to the plate

Hi all.  I wanted to create a blog that would provide a place for all my fellow baseball players to come and find helpful training tips & information.  I have been fortunate over the years to be around some great baseball minds and feel led to share what I've learned. 

Here's your first baseball tip!

If you're a right-handed pitcher, you've got to find a way to deliver the baseball to the plate in 1.3 seconds or less from the stretch.

That's because a good catcher usually takes roughly 2 seconds to deliver the ball to second base.