I get this question a great deal and the front elbow is the key to preventing a lagging bat.
Another Sparkcast video request from another one of our coaches. Coach, when does the front leg lock out?
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Video Quick Links 1 – 2 – 3 NOTE: I will rarely use a “tee” at this stage with my players and would say that 95% of all my training is with balls in motion. Okay, here is the deal, when we talk about the outside and inside we are talking about a strong MENTAL approach. Meaning, we teach […]
Located 13 miles east of Los Angeles. El Monte is 1,957 miles (3,150 km) west of Taylor. If you drove, it would be a 2,260-mile trip to Taylor’s Heritage Park and the trip would take at least 36 hours. How they got here: The Southern California state champions arrived in Taylor with a 19-2 record […]
There’s a comment by JP in the comments section that is interesting: JP said… For some experimental social psychology reading on when increased autonomic activation improves performance and when it causes choking under pressure check out research by Sian Beilock at the University of Chicago. Briefly, when expert golfers worried about their performance, they attended […]
He is an interesting guy. I sat down in December with Ichiro for an off season interview at Safeco Field. When I arrived he had just finished his daily workout and was waiting for me in the clubhouse. He was wearing a white SUW warm up suit designed by his brother in Japan. He was […]
If you could trade places with anybody in the history of the game for one day who would you like to trade with and why? (Becomes very animated) There’s not really a certain who that comes to mind but I think I would like to become a really fat player. (Raucous laughter) Maybe not necessarily […]
by David Laurila His production has waned in recent years, but for a handful of seasons Travis Hafner was a monster. Finally given a chance in Cleveland after languishing for six years in the Rangers system despite lusty minor league numbers, Hafner exploded onto the scene as a ready-to-bash 27-year-old. From 2004-2007, the Sykeston, North […]