Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Role of a Reliever

Now that we are a couple weeks into the College & High School baseball season, most pitching staffs have defined roles on their teams. If you are in a relieving role we have some good info for you today! Speaking with the CEO of Owens Management, John Owens mentioned that a relievers heart rate should enter the game at the same beat or pulse that the game is pacing. Meaning you can't enter the game as a reliever thinking you have some time to pace yourself or work into the game.  You have to be spot on from the first pitch you throw. When your name is called, enter the game with some energy that your teammates can pull from! I see it the same as a car exiting a ramp onto an Interstate. That car must enter the Interstate with the same speed or faster than the cars are moving that are already on the highway! If they enter at a slower pace then everything gets backed up! Don't be the reason your team gets backed up! Be that fire that propels them forward!

-Jake Robbins

Monday, December 15, 2014

Healthy VS UnHealthy Arms

The most popular topic of conversation among baseball coaches, Parents and players today is "How to keep a healthy and strong throwing arm."
The number 1 rule in this most difficult task is for the player to ask himself "How does my arm feel today?"
No one knows the player's arm like he does!
Underuse of the arm can be just as bad as overuse!
A good baseball friend of mine out in California does a great job with arm care -Alan Jaeger

When we talk through this topic the saying "If you don't use it, you lose it" always comes up. It's how you use it that matters!

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Routine for Pitchers

Finding a routine as a Pitcher in the game of baseball can be tricky but isn't as hard as it seems. The goal is to "Find What Works for You"
There isn't a science to finding Your Routine but it does take some data collecting. Here are 3 Keys to finding Your Routine...
1) Establish a daily & weekly plan
2) Assess the Success of your day & week
3) Make adjustments to your plan until you find consistency in your game.

No 2 pitchers are alike. Find what works for you and stick to it.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Are you in Baseball Shape?

Many ask me what they should do for cardio as a Pitcher. Many believe they are conditioning properly by running poles, or long distant runs. Baseball is an explosive sport requiring short bursts!  Here is a 5 day plan that will bring you quick results!
Monday: 300 yard Shuttles X 60, 50, 25 yards
Tuesday: 6 Double Gassers X 50, 40, 30 yards
Wednesday: Day off
Thursday. 8 Gassers X 50, 40, 30 yards
Friday: 6 Sprints X  60 yards
Saturday: 10 Sprints X 30 yards

Good Luck!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pitchers & Weight lifting programs

I read an article today that reinforced my beliefs, as well as many others beliefs. The main focus was keeping kids healthy and creating healthy pitching arms.
"Pitching is not a strength activity.  It does not require much strength to throw a 5 oz baseball.  There are 10 year olds who can throw 70 and 14 year olds who can throw 80…without having spent time strength training.  Speed of movement and momentum and quality mechanics are for more important in pitching than strength.
If you are lifting weights as a pitcher or you know someone who is please do yourself a favor. Run, do your band exercises, strengthen your core and legs. Stay away from Olympic style lifts! 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Confidence in your Ability...

The ability God has given you is a gift! What you do with that ability is your gift back to God! When you take the approach of trusting God in the ability he has given you, you will reach your highest potential. Be confident in the ability you have! Do something with the ability God has given you everyday! He gives us the desires of our heart! Trust in him!  John 14:1

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Believe In Yourself

Today is a New Day! There are plenty of people who are betting against you! There are plenty of Nay Sayers hoping you fail! There are enough Haters out there hoping you won't make it. Defy all of those people and rid them of any opportunity to bring you down. Belief in yourself is Powerful! A good friend once told me "When you doubt your powers, you give Power to your Doubts! Believe in the ability God gave you and do everything you can with it to succeed! BELIEVE! Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.