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Physical Training, Part II - Modern Day Technology and Sports Science

It’s an exciting time to be an athlete. The 21st century provides an athlete with unlimited amounts of information - including drills, fundamentals and exercises from the past and present. Today’s...

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Physical Training, Part I - History, Pioneers and Manual Labor

Back in the old school days, before athletes were making millions of dollars, players would often have manual labor jobs in the off season. These jobs were productive in multiple facets. They...

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Got Rice? Perfect for Grip Strength, Power in Forearms

Not all training drills include the traditional ball, bat and glove. In fact, some of the most productive exercises can be performed without any baseball equipment at all. It just takes some...

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall - Synchronizing the Hips

As we discussed in the Mirror, Mirror “Comfortable Hands” and “Find a Natural Stride” drills, an imperative component of the hitter’s approach is that they are comfortable. This is true for every...

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall - Finding Your Stride

The stride is an instrumental part of the swing and comes in a variety of sizes and vertices. It triggers movement in the lower body and is an essential fundamental for timing and balance.

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall - Comfortable Hands

An essential part of a hitter’s success at the plate is gaining comfort in the batter’s box. There is no short cut here, just hours upon hours of hard work, dedication and fine tuning. The more...

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New look Jays are all about the "VELO"

The Toronto Blue Jays have a new look these days. Gone are the mainstays of yesteryear as the Jays have opted to go with a youth movement and a different approach in their game preparation.

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Never Fear the Suicide Squeeze

It’s the most exciting play in all of baseball. No, not the home run. The suicide squeeze!

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Pepper Games? You Bet!

The game of pepper is an exercise that features one player hitting brisk ground balls to a group of fielders who are standing approximately 15-20 feet away. When the ball is fielded by a...

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Whip Those Hips into Shape with Inside Soft Toss

In order for a ballplayer to hit for power they must be able to handle the inside pitch. Getting jammed all the time and hitting weak pop-ups and ground balls isn’t conducive for someone hitting...

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