Monthly Archives: April 2013

Apr 23

The Fatal Blow

By Dan Blewett | Tommy John Surgery

It’s almost scary how many parallels there are with my students and my own career, learning curve and injury history. Last night, after watching a wonderfully pitched win by one of my pitchers, I sat in the stands with the parents of another. They shared with me the rehab throwing program for their son, who […]

Apr 19

Save Runs By Being Quick To The Plate

By Dan Blewett | Mental Training

Developing a Quick Delivery to The Plate   The first step in being quick to the plate is using the proper mechanics; this case, the slide step. Understand that it’s next to impossible to use a regular leg lift and deliver a pitch in less than 1.5 seconds, which is a slow delivery to the […]

Apr 16

Alexis Has Returned.

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

One of the hardest working athletes in our gym, Alexis Lee (nickname – ACLexis), went down 6.5 months ago. She tore her ACL in horrific fashion, landing awkwardly while spiking a volleyball in a high school game. On track to play college volleyball in one of the top D-1 conferences, this was a very scary […]

Apr 14

Building Our Training Business

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

My private training facility, Dan Blewett Sports Performance (now being re-branded as Warbird Training Academy) will celebrate its 3rd anniversary in November 2013. In these two and a half years we have seen incredible growth, almost entirely by word of mouth and an internet presence. We’ve gotten some questions from others looking to start a […]

Apr 12

Your Son Doesn’t Pitch…Or Does He?

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

I made the error of looking past the skill of one of my position players this offseason. Zach, one of our catchers, is not a pitcher – he will catch in college someday. In my Warbird Academy, we aren’t aimed at transforming everyone into a pitcher – we have all positions, softball players and baseball pitchers, […]

Apr 03

Realities Of The Frontier League Tryout Camp

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

The Frontier League Tryout Camp is a ray of hope for a lot of undrafted, quality ballplayers each May. 300+ attend annually, and “An average of 35 players each season have been drafted and signed to spring training contracts over the past eight years” (from the Frontier League’s website). If it’s your goal to play […]