Reopening Guidelines; Summer Registrations

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Yesterday, New Jersey’s Governor Murphy gave us the green light to proceed with our reopening with 2 major limitations:

    • Capacity usage limit of 25%
    • Strength training by appointment only – This means you can’t come to the facility outside your designated appointment / time slot

Given the current environment, we have had to make certain adjustments to how athletes can train at RPP this summer. Continue reading “Reopening Guidelines; Summer Registrations”

So, Your Velo’s Got the Virus!

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CSCS, CPT, NASM, FMS)

stress and performance

You are at home doing everything you can to stay athletic. You are working out (the best you can), getting your reps in, throwing/hitting in the backyard, and filming yourself so that you can make sure you’re not developing bad habits. But as the weeks go by, you continue to see lower throwing and exit velos.

If you’re feeling stressed, you’re not alone. Continue reading “So, Your Velo’s Got the Virus!”

Protecting the UCL

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CSCS, CPT, NASM, FMS)

UCL injury

A recent study in The Physician and Sports Medicine showed that 29% of youth baseball players up to the age of 12 reported episodes of shoulder or elbow pain.  Another report in the Journal of Arthroscopy noted 31% of pitchers up to the age of 22 have experienced an arm injury as well.  Over a third of Tommy John procedures performed are done on youth pitchers.

Continue reading “Protecting the UCL”

Maintaining an Efficient Delivery during the COVID-19 Outbreak

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

A couple weeks back, we posted a 4-week throwing program for pitchers looking to maintain their arm health and capacity during these difficult times.   The weekly programs include several throwing drills to help address mechanical issues and to develop more efficient movement patterns.

Many of these drills have been made popular through the work of Ron Wolforth, Randy Sullivan, Tom House and Driveline Baseball to name a few.  We’re not re-inventing the wheel here, just giving you our combination of what has worked for our athletes through trial and error over the years.  They are as follows: Continue reading “Maintaining an Efficient Delivery during the COVID-19 Outbreak”

8-Week Throwing Program – Maintenance

8-Week Throwing Program

The following 8-week throwing programs are intended for pitchers who are physically mature, physically healthy and pain free with a good base foundation of strength:

    • Ages 17 and older
    • Ages 14-16

Please note, this is NOT a ramp-up, on-ramping or customized program.  Assuming that you were already prepared after a full off-season for spring, the programs are for maintaining your arm health and capacity. Continue reading “8-Week Throwing Program — Maintenance”

6 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Pitching Program

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS) and Bahram Shirazi (MBA, BSEE)

A few years ago, all you could expect from your pitching program was to help you with your mechanics. That’s just about what most people expected and looked for in a pitching program.

Fortunately, times have changed. Today, pitching mechanics are only a piece of the overall puzzle.  There is much more to training pitchers than simply teaching them proper mechanics.  Whether you’re looking for an off-season or a summer throwing program, in this two part article, we will review topics you should consider asking coaches before making a commitment to a program.

Here we go with six questions you can ask pitching coaches and some guidance on what to look for… Continue reading “6 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Pitching Program”