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  • A Possible Solution To The Injury Epidemic

    • written by Dan Blewett
    • April 15, 2014
    Keep shoulder blades tight and reach out with hands

    There have been a lot of elbow injuries in the Major Leagues this season, with notable pitcher Matt Moore being the latest; it’s an injury epidemic of sorts. Public outcry will hopefully push researchers, doctors and the rest of us in the baseball industry in the right direction to find answers. It appears, at least…… More

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  • Proper Box Squat Technique

    • written by Dan Blewett
    • April 13, 2014
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    LoL! Box Squat Probs! The lingo of all the high schoolers has insidiously ruined my brain. Here is a quick video about proper box squat technique. Good, safe squatting is all about staying tight, something that can be difficult for novices.

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  • Are Distractions Distractions? Or Do Distractions Distract From Distractions?

    • written by Dan Blewett
    • April 10, 2014
    think

    Hello, confused reader. Don’t understand the title of this article? You’re probably not alone. Get Your Mind Right.   Have you heard this before? If you’ve read any of my musings on mental training, you’ve probably heard me expound on the topic. “Get your mind right” is a common phrase used by coaches referring to…… More

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  • You’re My Boy, Blew

    • written by Dan Blewett
    • April 7, 2014
    warbird training academy

    Hello all – First, If you haven’t Warbird 2.0, our project of moving to a much larger facility, check it out below. It’s consumed Lucas and myself and this is the reason I’ve had no time to write recently.   I’m Now Leaving.   I’m leaving to return to pro baseball. I’ll continue to write…… More

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  • Fixing Over-Rotation and Curveball Shape

    • written by Dan Blewett
    • March 18, 2014
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    This is a quick post, but illustrates on the fly about the negative effect on pitch flight that can be found in over-rotating. In the video below, you will see the difference between two good curveballs and one bad one in which I rotate too hard, causing my hand to slip around the ball. This…… More

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  • Vertical Jump Myths

    • written by Dan Blewett
    • March 17, 2014
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    There’s a lot of misinformation, a litany of vertical jump myths out there floating about the volleyball and basketball worlds. Let’s clear up a few, shall we? myth #1: It’s All About the Calves   I’ve reviewed a number of vertical jump programs, available on the interwebs, that advocate tons and tons of jumping, mostly…… More

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  • Set Developmental Goals, Not Statistical Goals.

    • written by Dan Blewett
    • March 11, 2014
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    Recently, some of our players were given a questionnaire about their goals for the upcoming season. I thought this was a valuable exercise by the high school program that administered it. Trouble is, what are good goals? I want to see players set developmental goals, not statistical goals. Here’s why: “Pressing” is a huge cause of poor…… More

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  • Throwing Velocity Benchmark: 1mph per Kg

    • written by Dan Blewett
    • March 5, 2014
    pitcher

    More and more parents and athletes ask: how hard is that compared to other kids? Well, benchmarks for age vary, and it got me thinking if we couldn’t establish one across ages. My hypothesis: 1 mph per kilogram of bodyweight is the benchmark everyone should strive for. 1 mph or more per kilogram Recently, one…… More

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