How to Train for Speed as a Baseball Player

Doesn’t matter the sport, everyone wants to be fast. Unfortunately, not everyone is, but everyone can surely get faster. This comes down to a few key principles, and it is not just about running a faster baseball 60-yard dash.
In this e-book, we are going to review speed training for baseball players, position-specific speed, and some of the techniques you could use to more explosive, so you can run faster on the field. Here is a brief outline:

    • Basic Topics on Speed Training
    • Linear Acceleration
    • Lateral Acceleration
    • Lateral Change-of-Direction

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How to Stand Out at a Baseball Showcase

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How to stand out at a baseball showcase is an often-ignored topic and too many young athletes are attending showcases just to attend.  Attending a baseball showcase isn’t free.  It costs money, so you might as well prepare for it.  Otherwise you’re just wasting $$$$.

Here are Top 5 Things to Consider…

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How to Optimize Core Training for Pitchers and Players

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Rotational power is pure gold for training rotational athletes such as baseball players. Whether you are a pitcher or a position player, it serves not only as the bridge for transferring lower body strength and power to the upper body, but also is ground zero for initiating that force and sending it into the lower half to be absorbed by the ground. This is known as Ground Reaction Force, a major player in helping to increase angular velocities up the chain and eventually into the ball and bat.

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How to Properly Warm-up as a Position Player

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Too many baseball players at many levels either treat their warmup routine like a hassle or simply do not do it properly. The warm-up program below is meant to provide you with a comprehensive protocol like that being done by top professional ball players. Since every athlete is different, this warm-up program is designed to cover all the bases. Feel free to click each exercise for a “how to” video on proper form.

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How to Improve Hip Mobility in Pitchers

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There is no secret that pitchers’ hips take a pounding coming down the mound during the long season.  Identifying hip-related issues and addressing them should a part of every pitcher’s repertoire.  Included below are also four mobility drills that can aid in the improvement of hip mobility.

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Top 10 Things to Get Recruited for College Baseball

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Get Recruited!

There’s no doubt the baseball college recruiting process is a maze. Parents and players often don’t know where to begin. There is no road map and no guidelines. Hopefully, this article will help put some parameters. Here are Top 10 things to do to get recruited for college baseball.

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How to Properly Warm-up as a Pitcher

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Too many pitchers at all levels either treat their pre-throwing or warmup routine like a hassle or simply do not do it properly. The warm-up program below is meant to provide you with a comprehensive protocol like that being done by top professional ball players. Arm care for pitchers and a proper warm-up program before a game should take 20-25 minutes. Since every pitcher is different, this arm care and warm-up program for pitchers is designed to cover all the bases. Feel free to click each exercise for a “how to” video on proper form.

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How to Protect the Baseball Player’s UCL

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In the E-book below, we are going to review how we help stabilize and protect pitchers and baseball players’ UCL (also known as the Tommy John ligament) with several exercises we perform here at RPP.  By following this protocol, we can help stabilize the injured elbow and prevent injury recurrence both before the initiation of a progressive throwing program as well as after.

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