Youth Baseball Training
Attention & FocusLearn the Best Way
Baseball is about being in the present moment and then going in and out of laser focus.
BalanceIs Everything in Baseball
It’s about engaging the whole body while keeping the head still.
The player that makes the adjustments the fastest, plays the longest at the highest level.
VisionEverything Goes Through Your Eyes
The bottom line is how well do your eyes work with your hands.
As baseball players we need to develop sweet, soft hands, and a racquetball is one of the best tools we can use to do so. Bouncing a racquetball from hand to hand provides us with quick, quality reps and it uses both sides of our body equally. This is a habit that baseball players should do as much as possible, because it takes a lot of reps to develop major-league caliber soft hands. This also helps us with eye-hand coordination, attention and focus.
Racquetball link HERE
Hitting requires strong hands if we should expect to have good bat control. Therapy putty, a.k.a. power putty, is one of the easiest ways to get our hands, wrists and forearms stronger, and we can do it almost any time. Putty can be played with and squeezed throughout the day, while at home, walking to class, really anywhere. We want to keep our hand muscles active and strong, and since therapy putty is so easy to use, there’s no excuse not to use putty daily.
Therapy putty link HERE
Taking care of our bodies is sometimes an overlooked aspect in baseball, especially at the younger levels. Our bodies are what we rely on to perform our best, so we should aim to treat our bodies well. Hanging from a pull-up bar is one of the easiest ways to realign our bodies and help us recover quickly. Hanging at least once a day, our bodies will give us that positive feedback we need and thank us.
Pull-up bar link HERE
Jump rope has been hailed for many years as a top-notch body workout for everyone. For baseball players in particular, It builds the correct muscle groups to be great. Jumping rope will give us stronger and faster wrists, hands, fingers, calves, ankles, and feet. Baseball requires us to be both fluid and reactionary, as well as strong and fast. In this drill, we’ll skip with the jump rope, the rope lightly touching the ground between jumps. Jumping rope is always a good warm up. To take it up a notch, we can go for the most consecutive reps, and then try to beat it the next time.
Jump Rope link HERE