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Pitching Academy: Lead Leg Instability eBook

The Baseball Brains Pitching Academy Is Proud To Present:

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Common Mechanical Issues And How To Fix Them

This series of eBooks is designed to address the most common mechanical issues or physical inefficiencies that we see in pitchers of any age.

The first section of these eBooks will be focused on educating the player and coach about what the problem actually is, and what it looks like. Armed with this information, it is our hope that coaches and players will be able to analyze video and determine whether or not these issues exist in the mechanical aspects of the pitching motion they are viewing.

The second part will be about how to fix the issue. We don't find information in and of itself to be very helpful for coaches and players, if they're not given the tools to fix something that may be wrong. While there is never a “one size fits all” answer to mechanical issues in the pitching motion, we will do our very best to give the reader several different ways that we have had success with in attempting to address any particular problem.

While some mechanical issues make injury or soreness more likely in an athlete, we never say that any one of these, or a combination of all of them, will cause or guarantee an injury. There are just far too many variables and individual considerations to factor in to make such a statement. We are not “injury predictors” and we don't say that you have to follow our advice or you'll end up having Tommy John surgery. We simply believe that strong science, thousands of hours of slow motion video analysis, and decades of personal experience, shows us that there are movement patters and sequences that are more healthy and some that are less. We feel it is our job to teach athletes how to perform at their highest possible level, while remaining as healthy as humanly possible.

While it's true that none of these traits guarantee an injury, it's also inaccurate to say that being void of all of these issues means a pitcher won't get hurt. There are huge amounts of stress being placed on a pitcher's arm and body when he delivers baseballs from a mound, and no amount of mechanical training can fully eliminate the risk of injury. We recommend engaging in a thorough and well researched warm up routine, fitness protocol (year round), and in proper recovery activities. While the Baseball Brains Pitching Academy will continue to work on all of the above for our members to read, there are many great resources out there and we encourage you to research often and become the most well rounded athlete or coach you can be.

Part 3: Lead Leg Instability

  • What is it?
  • Why is it a problem (and it is a HUGE problem)?
  • What causes it?
  • How to fix it!

This eBook is only $5.00, or you can become a PRO member to get it for free!

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Click here for Part 1: Forearm Flyout and Part 2: Early Torso Rotation

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Pitching Academy – Early Torso Rotation eBook

The Baseball Brains Pitching Academy eBook Series!

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The Baseball Brains Pitching Academy Is Proud To Present:

Common Mechanical Issues And How To Fix Them

This series of eBooks is designed to address the most common mechanical issues or physical inefficiencies that we see in pitchers of any age.

The first section of these eBooks will be focused on educating the player and coach about what the problem actually is, and what it looks like. Armed with this information, it is our hope that coaches and players will be able to analyze video and determine whether or not these issues exist in the mechanical aspects of the pitching motion they are viewing.

The second part will be about how to fix the issue. We don't find information in and of itself to be very helpful for coaches and players, if they're not given the tools to fix something that may be wrong. While there is never a “one size fits all” answer to mechanical issues in the pitching motion, we will do our very best to give the reader several different ways that we have had success with in attempting to address any particular problem.

While some mechanical issues make injury or soreness more likely in an athlete, we never say that any one of these, or a combination of all of them, will cause or guarantee an injury. There are just far too many variables and individual considerations to factor in to make such a statement. We are not “injury predictors” and we don't say that you have to follow our advice or you'll end up having Tommy John surgery. We simply believe that strong science, thousands of hours of slow motion video analysis, and decades of personal experience, shows us that there are movement patters and sequences that are more healthy and some that are less. We feel it is our job to teach athletes how to perform at their highest possible level, while remaining as healthy as humanly possible.

While it's true that none of these traits guarantee an injury, it's also inaccurate to say that being void of all of these issues means a pitcher won't get hurt. There are huge amounts of stress being placed on a pitcher's arm and body when he delivers baseballs from a mound, and no amount of mechanical training can fully eliminate the risk of injury. We recommend engaging in a thorough and well researched warm up routine, fitness protocol (year round), and in proper recovery activities. While the Baseball Brains Pitching Academy will continue to work on all of the above for our members to read, there are many great resources out there and we encourage you to research often and become the most well rounded athlete or coach you can be.

 

This is Part 2 of the series; Early Torso Rotation

  • A 2009 study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine identified 3 variables that contribute to increased valgus stress on the medial elbow (Load on the Tommy John ligament), and early torso rotation is one of them.
  • What is it and what does it look like?
  • Why is it a problem?
  • What causes it?
  • How do you fix it?

14 pages of pictures and explanations to answer all of these questions and more!

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Pitching Academy – Forearm Flyout eBook

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The Baseball Brains Pitching Academy Is Proud To Present:

Common Mechanical Issues And How To Fix Them

PART 1: Forearm Flyout

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ONLY $5.00 or FREE for PRO Members

You don't have to buy our whole system to learn what's important, the Baseball Brains Pitching Academy will be available in many pieces for you to pick and choose if you prefer not to purchase the entire system.

This series of PDF's is designed to address the most common mechanical issues or physical inefficiencies that we see in pitchers of all ages.

The first part of these documents will be focused on educating the player and coach about what the problem actually is, and what it looks like. Armed with this information, it is our hope that coaches and players will be able to analyze video and determine whether or not these issues exist in the mechanical aspects of the pitching motion they are viewing.

The second part will be about how to fix the issue. We don't find information in and of itself to be very helpful for coaches and players, if they're not given the tools to fix anything that may be wrong. While there is never a “one size fits all” answer to mechanical issues in the pitching motion, we will do our very best to give the reader several different ways that we have had success with in attempting to address any particular problem.

While some mechanical issues make injury or soreness more likely in an athlete, we never say that any one of these, or a combination of all of them, will cause or guarantee an injury. There are just far too many variables and individual considerations to factor in to make such a statement. We are not “injury predictors” and we don't say that you have to follow our advice or you'll end up having Tommy John surgery.

We simply believe that strong science, thousands of hours of slow motion video analysis, and decades of personal experience, shows us that there are movement patters and sequences that are more healthy and some that are less. We feel it is our job to teach athletes how to perform at their highest possible level, while remaining as healthy as humanly possible.

While it's true that none of these traits guarantee an injury, it's also inaccurate to say that being void of all of these issues means a pitcher won't get hurt. There are huge amounts of stress being placed on a pitcher's arm and body when he delivers baseballs from a mound, and no amount of mechanical training can fully eliminate the risk of injury. We recommend engaging in a thorough and well researched warm up routine, fitness protocol (year round), and in proper recovery activities.

While the Baseball Brains Pitching Academy will continue to work on all of the above for our members to read, there are many great resources out there and we encourage you to research often and become the most well rounded athlete or coach you can be.

11 Page PDF on Forearm Flyout: What it is, why you need to fix it, and how to do it!

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Part 2 Is Also Available for $5.00

You can buy this part of the Common Mechanical Faults and How To Fix Them series for $5.00, or you can become a PRO or All Star member and get it for free!

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25 Colored Ball Drills eBook Download

Baseball Brains Colored Ball Drills

WHY COLORED BALLS?

We search every single day for things that we can do as coaches and players to make baseball practice more valuable. Specifically, we strive to involve the mental game of baseball to a much higher and more intense degree than traditional practice usually does.

Baseball Brains is built upon the theory that baseball coaches believe that baseball is a mental game, but don't really know how to practice it.

There is a tremendous amount of phenomenal material out there about the mental game in terms of psychology and mental strategies. Positive self talk, visualization, controlled breathing, and cues to “stay in the moment”. Those are great things for players to use on the baseball field. However, they are tough and challenging things for many coaches to include in their practice plans.

That's why we made the drills we use today. We took all of the traditional physical drills we were already doing, and added a fresh dose of mental training. We wanted to build drills that would push our players closer to mental game mastery without the players ever knowing it. Drills that any coach could do, with some baseballs and some creativity.

Concentration, focus, flushing mistakes and getting back into the next rep, visual training, rapid decision making skills, adaptability...these are the skills which we feel are vital in the mental game, and they're exactly what the Baseball Brains System adds to every drill we do. Some of these drills we invented, some of them we don't know who invented but it probably wasn't us, and many of them are borrowed from old drills people have used for years with a few pieces added.

These drills are by no means the only way to do this stuff. Baseball Brains doesn't etch it's information in stone, we ball it up and put it on the pottery table for all other coaches and players to shape and design how they see fit. Baseball training is very individual, and these drills are ideas for each individual who reads them. Take what you can use, take the core of these drills, and then add anything that you want to in order to make it fit your style and philosophies.

If you got this eBook for free please share it with as many people as you wish. As with all of our materials, a certain amount of it is given away to our best supporters. Members, Twitter followers, and those who show us love in other ways. To all of you, thanks very much!

If you paid for this eBook, know that you just helped us support a tremendous organization, The Wounded Warrior Project. There's more information at the end of this eBook, including additional ways you can help. Thanks again to all of our supporters, we love you guys!

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