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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Podcast: Going Deep into Pitch Development with SF Giants Brian Bannister

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Today’s podcast is with Brian Bannister, Director of Pitching for the San Francisco Giants. Join us as we discuss a variety of topics including:

    • Developing pitchers in the minor leagues
    • Group think and baseball
    • Short Strengthening Cycle (SSC) and training pitchers
    • Muscle guys vs. tendon guys
    • What’s on the horizon for pitcher development and training

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How Do You Stack up?

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How do you stack up?  Enter your email below and find out for yourself where you stack up in weight, height and physical ratio vs. Freshmen college players at the Top 20 Division I, II and III baseball programs.

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Podcast: Pitching Mechanics and Lantz-isms with Baseball Think Tank’s Lantz Wheeler

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In today’s podcast we are sitting down and talking pitching mechanics with Lantz Wheeler. Lantz is the Founder and CEO of the Baseball Think Tank, the inventor of the Core Velocity Belt, and owner and operator of the nationally renowned annual Pitch-a-Palooza conference.  And he is definitely no stranger to coaching pitchers.

I have known Lantz for many years, and I have been really looking forward to this Podcast.  I can tell you listening to Lantz is always highly educational and definitely entertaining. He has a way of simplifying complex human movement patterns into simple terms that most people can relate to.

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Podcast: Moving Up the Ranks from College to Pro Ball with Red Sox’s Brett Merritt

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Today’s podcast is with Red Sox pitching coach Brett Merritt. Brett has coached college baseball for over a decade at pretty much all levels of the game, from JUCO to Division 1, prior to joining the professional ranks with the Red Sox in 2020 as the Salem Red Sox pitching coach.

Today, Brett talks about all of the “knowledge bombs” that have dropped on him since working his way up the ranks from college to his job with the Red Sox organization, as well as integrating different systems in pro ball.

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Podcast: Taking a Deep Dive into Recruiting with Patrick Jones

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Today, we’re taking a deep dive into the recruiting process with Patrick Jones of Patrick Jones Baseball.

Patrick is a graduate of Xavier University where he played D1 baseball for 4 years. He is also a former hitting coach with the Baltimore Orioles. If you’ve ever listened to one of his podcasts, you’d know that his passion for the game is bar none and today’s discussion on recruiting is no different.

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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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Podcast: Improving On-Plane Efficiency with RPP Director of Hitting Andrew Pezzuto

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Today’s podcast is with RPP Director of Hitting Andrew Pezzuto and we’re going to discuss on-plane efficiency and its role in making consistent hitters, how we measure it, how we work to improve it and how we strive to replicate it to a high degree given the variable nature of hitting a baseball.

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