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Episode 6, June 17th - 2019 Season

This Week

With our special guest Larry Owens, we discuss the"crazy" NCAA pitching stats that were just released and what it tell us about the direction of pitching and hitting.

The impact of the use of data, the chase for velocity, and current trends in coaching are all discussed with Larry's unique perspective.

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Episode 5, May 23rd - 2019 Season

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Hitting injuries vs. pitching injuries: are they acknowledged and noticed sooner when a hitter's performance declines vs. when a pitcher's performance starts to suffer.

In the MLB segment, Joe asks about why this seems to be the norm in baseball.

In the Teaching Moment, I talk about one specific flaw with the glove arm that directly affects the pitcher's rotation which in turn, can directly affect the pitcher's potential velocity.

The Pearls segment is devoted to helping the listeners make the important decisions that come-up at this time of the year with regard to whether a pitcher should play in the summer, take time off, etc.. How to design a yearly plan is discussed.

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Episode 4, May 13th - 2019 Season

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In the MLB segment, Joe and I talk about the resurgence of what is called "the yips" in a few MLB players. I plant the seed for thinking about this issue as physical not mental.

The topic is so important, that I continue discussing it in the Teaching Moment, through explaining the way the ball is actually held, rolled, and finally released in the pitching motion and why the ball-release disorder can easily be mistaken for emotional or mental. Buckle up for this discussion! Some ideas for diagnosis, warning signs, and exercises are presented.

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Episode 3, April 25th - 2019Season

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In the MLB segment of this episode, we talk about what to do when a previously good pitcher starts to have problems, which is the current situation with a very famous pitcher. I talk about my hopes for baseball to continue to progress with how to handle signs and symptoms before they get out-of-hand.

In the Teaching Moment, I continue my series on Troubleshooting Velocity. In this episode, I talk, show, and teach how to initiate rotation which is the part of the motion that needs to be done correctly to ensure that the arm can deliver the ball with its greatest speed. Click Here for Teaching Moment Video

And in the Pearls segment, we get down to it by talking about the feet and their importance at the beginning and end of the motion. You won't want to miss this segment because it's one of the simplest corrections you can make to a pitcher's delivery and it can produce immediate improvements.


 

Episode 2, April 11th - 2019Season

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In the MLB segment, Joe brings up an MLB pitcher who is currently suffering from serious location problems. We discuss ways to troubleshoot this issue.

In the Teaching Moment, I talk about three very common lower body issues that can affect the pitching motion in a way that can interfere with a pitcher finding his max velocity.

And in The Pearls segment, I discuss a text I received from a coach talking about mound work vs. flat ground work for pitchers in-between starts.


 

Episode 1, March 29th - 2019 Season

This Week

Joe and I kick off our first episode of Season Six with three exciting segments:

In our first segment, Joe and I talk about some of the rule changes in the MLB.

In The Teaching Moment, I talk about "The Defining Moment in a Pitcher's Delivery". It's a discussion about the last sequence of trunk rotation in a pitcher's delivery, prior to acceleration. Using a great photo, I talk about how to see the critical features when you are reviewing film. Click Here for Teaching Moment Video

And in our new last segment "Pearls", I once again visit the danger of trying to add speed or power to a part of the motion (particularly the stride) without an understanding of the purpose of all the phases and the implications. You will learn about the intent of each phase, where to apply the most power, and how to avoid "training" mistakes.