When is injury prevention and the reinforcement of effective and correct mechanics not at the forefront of subjects that need to be understood to become an elite athlete?
It’s especially relevant with throwing a baseball. An unnatural act that is done over and over again over the course of a baseball season.
Many thanks to Duggan Moran from Crossover Symmetry for stopping by to share his unbelievable expertise and knowledge on the biomechanics of throwing a baseball.
We were able to bring to light a few misconceptions about how and why throwing injuries happen.
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Many thanks to Lou Pavlovich for coming on to the AoB EXPERTS show to share what it has been like carrying the torch of the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper legacy which was started with his father Lou Pavlovich SR in 1958.
In this interview, Lou and I will be discussing the approach Ray Birmingham of the University of New Mexico has used to leverage the power of building rapport within a ball club as well as who he believes is the best payer in the big leagues right now!
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One of the biggest lessons I learned while playing baseball was this…
The greatest tool is failure- By far the greatest tool that a baseball player can have beyond his arm strength, hitting ability, power, speed and control, is his ability to handle failure.
How a player deals with failure makes the difference between a player who’s accomplished and one who is not. A wise player once told me that out of the 1,000 times you run down first base, 700 of those times you’ll be taking a right turn back to the dugout. We’re playing a failure man’s game.
But isn’t this thought liberating? We’re going to fail.
There is nothing that we can do to avoid it. So why get upset after a strike-out or after an error?
There really is no reason.
Understand. Hidden within each failure are the seeds of success.
My challenge for you is this…
The next time your fail…be so focused on what adjustment that you need to make in order to succeed in your next opportunity that you have no time to seconds guess yourself or feel the emotion of regret.
Choose to respond positively to failure and you’ll have the advantage.
Choose to learn from each experience as a ballplayer and you’ll achieve peak performance.
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What have you been struggling with lately? How have you been challenged to deal with failure as a baseball player, parent or coach?
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The inside fast-ball is a challenge for most players. The main reason is because most hitters haven’t fully grasped correct point of contact concepts. They haven’t become familiar with where they should hit the ball in relation to the location of the pitch and the plate.
Here is a 30 second baseball concept that you can experiment with in your next batting practice session while working on hitting the inside fast-ball more consistently.
“Use your instincts to hit inside the ball”
Your hands are much faster than you think. Master the art of “ATTACKING THE GOLDEN NUGGET”. Place a ball on a Tee with the ball set-up to show three sections.
The inner side of the baseball – Green
The middle – Yellow
The outer half – Red
Attack the GREEN and Avoid the RED.
Attacking the inner half of the baseball is probably the quickest and most simple adjustment that a hitter could make if his problem is rolling over and hitting weak ground balls or is getting jammed on pitches middle in that he should be driving to the gap.
Try this simple mental concept in your next batting practice session and let me know how it goes.
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What hitting drills have you been working on lately? I’d love to hear from you.