Category Archives: Skill Development

Why athletes need an off-season

Alan Armstrong once stated, “Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.” As a young athlete, you might hear your coach tell you that champions are made in […]

The benefits of indoor training

The Midwest weather is not very considerate of outdoor sports. Keeping your baseball team at top condition is all about bettering your skills whether that being catching, pitching or batting.   A break once in a while is ideal for any player to rest and recover from any injuries. However, if you want to continue […]

Tips on how to properly throw a baseball

Baseball is all about learning the basics and perfecting them. That is why it is important for your baseball players to understand and perfect their basics like how to grip a baseball and how to throw a baseball properly. Perfecting a skill takes time, just like learning how to ride a bike or do subtraction […]

Building the right on-field mentality for baseball or softball

on-field mentality

For many sports, including baseball and softball, it’s not just about the physical training and staying fit. It’s about mental fitness too. After all, the functions which our body functions are first instigated by the mind, right? Keeping your mind fit to win the game Research shows that many great athletes have been defeated, while […]

Habits of Elite Athletes

Do you have the habits of an elite athlete?

What separates the best athletes from the average ones? What does it take for an athlete to rise above the rest?  It is more than just a game. Sports encompass physical health, mental health and discipline. By developing the habits of elite athletes, your capabilities can be influenced in the right direction. What do some of […]

Exercises and drills to build pitching skills

The speed of a baseball pitch showcases the quality of the pitcher.  In order to improve the speed, most think a pitcher has to do workouts. This does increase the muscle strength of biceps and triceps, but pitching is all about the strength in the arm. Biceps and triceps are isolated muscles. If you want […]

Fielding-focused softball drills for your team

When athletes-in-the-making first start playing baseball or softball, there’s normally one main focus: hitting! What kid doesn’t love swinging a bat and watching the ball go flying? Hitting is important, but in reality, it’s only half the game. If basic skills are overlooked when kids are learning their fundamentals can lead to misunderstandings and gaps […]

Baseball workouts to keep you fit

The workouts and exercises done by baseball players target more specific muscle movements than those of some other major sports. Depending on their positions, football players concentrate on adding bulk and muscle mass. Defensive players need as much tackling power as they can possibly build. You already know that baseball players aren’t tackling runners in […]