Baseball is predicated on power. A quick first step will mean a stolen base. Explosive rotational power takes that inside fastball over the fence. Our baseball players receive advanced training that directly translates to the diamond.
Rotational Power Development:
- 1. Maximize player’s power output through explosive movements, especially medicine ball rotational power exercises.
- 2. Exercises have a strong correlation to on-field performance as seen in the swinging and throwing motions.
- 1. Improve the baseball player’s range in the field, their jumps when baserunning and their foot speed through reactive training exercises like hurdle hops and skater hops.
- 2. Improved agility and explosiveness through increased force production.
Strength and Injury Prevention:
- 1. Baseball is a very unique game that has the most violent action in sports: the overhead throwing motion.
- 2. We strive to protect and strengthen the athlete’s shoulder and have weighed the risks and benefits of all exercises in regards to shoulder health
- 3. Therefore, our baseball players do not perform many of the bench press variations and overhead lifting.
- 4. Any pressing movements that are prescribed have been altered to ensure the safety of the shoulder.
- 1. There is no long distance running for our baseball players.
- 2. Antiquated thinking that players should run long distance is not supported by the speed of the game.
- 3. Sprints are prescribed to improve players’ metabolic conditioning.