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Week 14, October 18th - 2016 Season

Using some of the great pitchers we have seen in the playoffs such as Syndergaard, Sydmarja, and Osuna, Joe and I discuss what kinds of things a pitcher should be thinking about in his off-season.

In the Teaching Moment segment, (again a special for coaches), I discuss how to handle throwing programs and training programs for those teams that are just now finishing up Fall Ball.

And to finish off the Location segment for this year, I summarize the way the three qualities of good pitching: deception, location, and velocity go hand-in-hand when troubleshooting any problem a pitcher may be having.

Week 13, September 27 - 2016 Season

Joe and I discuss trending topics including deGrom, Strasburg, and especially the prevalence of forearm problems amongst the MLB pitchers this season. Some ideas and suggestions about this problem are discussed.

In the Teaching Moment segment, we discuss pitching as a precision skill and how to use that perspective and concept as a tool to improve your on-field work.

And finally in the Location segment, I discuss each of five pitch-types and the most common flaw/correction I see/make to successfully solve the problem when a good pitcher suddenly stops locating a specific pitch.

Week 12, September 12 - 2016 Season

This Week

In this episode, Joe and I couldn’t help but talk about Stephen Strasburg and his most recent problems. I got a chance to check-out a video of his pitching to determine if there was anything mechanical that may be causing his pain. What I caught on film bodes well for Stephen in terms of understanding a possible cause for his continued issues.

And in response to many calls from coaches all over the country, we dedicated a huge segment of this show to ideas on how to make a Fall Ball program more productive. I give coaches seven ideas that can be put into play immediately.

In the "Location" segment of the podcast, I talk about something I saw twice last week while working with my pitchers on location issues. If you don’t know what “lateral trunk tilt” is and how it plays a role in locating a pitch, you will not want to miss this.

Week 11, August 15th - 2016 Season

This Week

In this episode #11 of The Fix, we use the recent arm issues with Stephen Strasburg and Nathan Eovaldi to provide some exceptional material for increasing our knowledge about detecting and understanding arm injuries.

In the Teaching Moment segment of this episode, Joe and I also continue to discuss off-season training focusing on “priority” training for the pitcher. Seven very important muscles are discussed.

And in this season’s special segment on “Location” I talk about one of my favorite topics…the relationship between the glove arm and the pitching arm.

Week 10, August 15th - 2016 Season

This Week

Episode Ten is a special edition of The Fix for coaches, pitchers, and strength coaches. With the end of the summer season, questions about what to do in the upcoming fall season are prevalent. Making the decision of whether to play fall ball or take the months off from playing can be confusing. With some guidelines and questions to ask yourself, you can layout the perfect plan for the fall and winter months.

Off-season training is also discussed including some do’s and don’ts for strength coaches and ideas on how to select the best strength coach for your team.

Week 9, August 1st - 2016 Season

This Week

In this episode of The Fix, the trending news about pitch count rules for high school pitchers is discussed.

And with Clayton Kershaw on the DL for a back injury, I use the Teaching Moment to explain why I was able to predict this problem a year ago and discuss the “rules of the bones” that should be understood and followed by pitchers. How I would “fix” Clayton is discussed.

And in my Location segment, I talk about the critical features required on a joint level to locate a curve ball. You don’t want to miss this one!