Monthly Archives: January 2014

Jan 28

How The Trainers Train: Dan & Lucas’ Workouts

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

I like sharing what we’re doing. It gives our athletes and parents a peek into our lives (we train mid-day before they come in) and reminds them that yes, we do have goals as well. The way Lucas is training right now is starkly different than what I’m doing, and the difference is worth looking into. Dan’s […]

Jan 27

Three Common Pitch Locations

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

As pitchers move into bullpens, prepping for tryouts and the  start of their season, they need to make good use of their mound time. Poor use is throwing without a plan. Good use is practicing the three most common permutations of each pitch. And, this gives me a chance to use some of the Situational […]

Jan 19

#1 Mistake Pitching Coaches Make

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

I’m very passionate about this time of year when we get to fine-tune all of our pitchers. It’s the part of the job that requires the most expertise and I really get a chance to experience each pitcher’s stuff in the most realistic way. And, this parlays me into the #1 mistake a pitching coach […]

Jan 16

What “Grinding” Means

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

I’ve recently come to realize the GRIND and GRINDING is the newest hashtag fad. Young athletes snap photos of their workout and exclaim how they’re #grinding….they’re not. I’m going to explain what “The Grind” really is, and why I don’t like that it’s now used flippantly. Grinding means something to me, and the photo above, […]

Jan 15

Pitching Tempo and Momentum

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

There’s a lot of debate out there about how fast to move down the mound. Is a longer stride better? Is faster better? Is faster more athletic? How Fast Is The Right Amount of Fast? I’m a firm believer that there’s no right answer for anyone. Some pitchers thrive by rocketing down the mound, while […]