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  1. How We Individualize Workload To Decrease Injury Risk And Maximize Performance Gains : By Randy Sullivan, MPT, CSCS

    To become an elite throwing athlete, you need to throw … a lot. Quick, off the top of your head, name me one skill in life where becoming elite at that skill involves … NOT DOING THAT SKILL. You want to be a great guitar player? Sure.  Here’s what you do …  Don’t play guitar too much. Save your bullets...
  2. August 2020 ENewsletter: By The Way, Have I Told You About Injuries This Year? : By Jim Wagner

    As also mentioned in last month’s newsletter, I said this would be the year of injuries. Remember? I said it enough times that some people even said to me, “Yes, you did say that, and your point?” Now, let me clarify something regarding all my talk about injuries. I may have written about it last month, but I’ve been telling...
  3. Maximizing Your Off-Season Throwing: By Coach Flint Wallace

    I read a quote from Eric Cressey the other day, “The most important preparation for a successful OFF-SEASON is an effective IN SEASON training plan. You’ll never make optimal long-term progress if you struggle once a year to get back to the same initial starting point.”   He is inferring that the best way to make continual gains in strength...
  4. When It Comes to Arm Issues… By: Coach Ron Wolforth

    In the span of 30 days, we at the Texas Baseball Ranch® had conversations with two DI pitching coaches, two DII head coaches, one DIII head coach, and an NAIA pitching coach, all about the exact same phenomenon.   I thought it might be a perfect time to address this issue.   Here is a synopsis of what they all...
  5. Command, It’s Not Just for Breakfast Anymore – Part 2 By: Coach Flint Wallace

    (This is Part 2 of a 2-part series.  Part 1 gave an overview on the subject and presented the first two of six training options. If you missed Part 1, CLICK HERE to access to it.  In Part 2, the remaining four training options are covered.)   Variable Distance The Variable Distance is designed to work on making adjustments from pitch to pitch or...
  6. What program are you on, and does it really matter? By: Gunnar Thompson CSCS; NASM-CPT, PES, CES; CPPS

    I have some news for you: it does NOT matter what program you are on or following.  Don’t get me wrong, I used to believe the program that I followed was all that mattered. I was confident that the number of sets, reps, throws, and pitches were the secret sauce that would separate me from all others. I thought, if...
  7. Practice vs Training By: Coach Flint Wallace

    Practice and Training are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Every baseball team and player practices, but not all of them train. Let me explain what I mean… Practice is what we universally call anything that involves throwing, hitting, throwing a bullpen, taking ground balls and fly balls, etc. Practice is defined as, “Repeated...
  8. If Babies Could Talk First, They Might Not Learn To Walk! - by Randy Sullivan, MPT, CSCS

    Until I met Frans Bosch at the 2014 Texas Baseball Ranch Ultimate Pitching Coaches Boot Camp, my coaching style was unremarkable and, in retrospect … suboptimal.  It was what I call TWT coaching. Tell the player how to do something. Watch them do it. Then, tell them how to do it better. And, when they don’t get it right, label them...
  9. Let's Get Nerdy!

    Hey guys! I wanted to start a series of blogs digging a little deeper into the human anatomy. Do not freak out though! I will make it easy for anyone to understand and be able to get something out of it. First I want to tell you real quickly why I am doing this. Here lately the numbers of studies...
  10. How your Training Has Failed in Preparing you for your Sport

    Have you ever been told to get your lifting in? How about go get your conditioning in? If you’re like me, I would say the majority of you watching have heard this many times before. Some of you may even saying that you have heard things differently like get your arm care or your recovery in. Warm-ups, cool downs… the...

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