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EP60 – 5 Ways to Tell if A Coach Actually Knows What He’s Doing.

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How to choose a pitching coach

So you’re searching for a new hitting coach, pitching instructor, or personal trainer. They seem knowledgeable when they speak…but is it all nonsense? Do they really know what they’re talking about? This week I discussed important qualities in coaches, what to look for and how to tell if they’re doing to do a good job coaching the athlete in your life. 

EP59 – Rob Friedman, the @PitchingNinja, Talks Pitching

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twitter pitching ninja

Rob Friedman, owner of the beloved @pitchingninja Twitter account, came on the show to talk pitching, GIFs, coaching, and his meteoric rise on social media. Just who is the Pitching Ninja? Listen in and find out. 


EP58 – How The Internet Is Changing The Coaching Industry

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INTERNET COACHING SMALL

In this episode I dove in to how I’ve witnessed the strength and baseball profession change over the last 10 years, and how the internet is massively overhauling all of it. I shed light on many of my projects, what I’m doing on the web and why. (Hint: so I exist in 5 years).

EP57 – The Mental Side of Tommy John Rehab

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Mental Tommy John Rehab

In this episode I discuss the mental side of Tommy John rehab, and the challenges athletes face to stay connected to the game and their own sense of identity as an athlete. Being away from the game for long periods of time is hard on athletes of any sport. 

EP56 – Improve Your Approach As a Hitter

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Hitters approach in baseball

In this episode I discuss how hitters can optimize their ability to make harder contact more consistently if they improve their plate discipline, hitting approach, and fundamental outlook on hitting.

Subscribe to my channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/dblewett20?sub_confirmation=1

Download my free Curveball ebook here: https://danblewett.com/curveball

Thanks for watching this video. I’m posting more videos than ever, and I promise that if you leave me a comment, I’ll respond. If what I say resonates with you, share it with someone – I’d be very thankful.

Want to sponsor the show and my work, AND get free stuff? Go here: https://www.patreon.com/dearbaseballgods 

Want to buy the shirts you see me wear on the show? Go here: https://gumroad.com/coachdanblewett

I have some free ebooks and courses. Sign up for one and you’ll get access to all of them. 

10 Softball Throwing Mistakes ebook: https://danblewett.com/ten-softball-throwing-mistakes/

Common errors softball players makes, complete with drills and tips.

How To Throw a Hammer Curveball ebook: https://danblewett.com/curveball

Everything you need to know about the grip, hand action, physics, troubleshooting and more. 

How To Throw a Filthy Changeup Email Course: https://courses.danblewett.com/changeup

Ace of the Staff Lite: https://courses.danblewett.com/p/ace-of-the-staff-lite

My premier online course reduced into a free version. It’s all mental training and strategy for advanced pitchers who are physically nearing the top of their game.

Subscribe to my channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/dblewett20?sub_confirmation=1

Find the Dear Baseball Gods Podcast audio version: https://danblewett.com/dear-baseball-gods-podcast/

Dan Blewett is a former pro pitcher who overcame Tommy John surgery twice, earning All-Star selections after both of them. He owns Warbird Training Academy in Normal, Illinois and has dedicated his life to helping young ballplayers stay healthy, avoid his mistakes and increase their baseball IQ faster than they could on their own. 

Check out my book, Pitching Isn’t Complicated: https://amzn.to/2Kdon9G [affiliate link to my book]

My second book, Dear Baseball Gods, is in editing – stay tuned!

Check out my premium online pitching and softball courses: http://courses.danblewett.com

Follow me online:

Official website: https://danblewett.com

Medium: http://medium.com/@coachdanblewett

Facebook: http://facebook.com/coachdanblewett

Instagram: http://instagram.com/coachdanblewett

Twitter: http://twitter.com/coachdanblewett

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/coachdanblewett/boards/

Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/coachdanblewett

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-blewett-4b5515140/

My Reading List of Great Books: http://pinterest.com/coachdanblewett/boards/100-books-in-a-year/

EP55 – Should Coaches Call Pitches in Baseball?

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How to call pitches in baseball

In this episode I discuss everything pitch calling, and why I am very certain that coaches should NOT call the game from the dugout.

Watch the video version: https://youtu.be/wdKdXxKt55M

Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/dblewett20?sub_confirmation=1

Download my free Curveball ebook here: https://danblewett.com/curveball

Thanks for watching this video. I’m posting more videos than ever, and I promise that if you leave me a comment, I’ll respond. If what I say resonates with you, share it with someone – I’d be very thankful.

Want to sponsor the show and my work, AND get free stuff? Go here: https://www.patreon.com/dearbaseballgods 

Want to buy the shirts you see me wear on the show? Go here: https://gumroad.com/coachdanblewett

I have some free ebooks and courses. Sign up for one and you’ll get access to all of them. 

10 Softball Throwing Mistakes ebook: https://danblewett.com/ten-softball-throwing-mistakes/

Common errors softball players makes, complete with drills and tips.

How To Throw a Hammer Curveball ebook: https://danblewett.com/curveball

Everything you need to know about the grip, hand action, physics, troubleshooting and more. 

How To Throw a Filthy Changeup Email Course: https://courses.danblewett.com/changeup

Ace of the Staff Lite: https://courses.danblewett.com/p/ace-of-the-staff-lite

My premier online course reduced into a free version. It’s all mental training and strategy for advanced pitchers who are physically nearing the top of their game.

Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/dblewett20?sub_confirmation=1

Find the Dear Baseball Gods Podcast audio version: https://danblewett.com/dear-baseball-gods-podcast/

Dan Blewett is a former pro pitcher who overcame Tommy John surgery twice, earning All-Star selections after both of them. He owns Warbird Training Academy in Normal, Illinois and has dedicated his life to helping young ballplayers stay healthy, avoid his mistakes and increase their baseball IQ faster than they could on their own. 

Check out my book, Pitching Isn’t Complicated: https://amzn.to/2Kdon9G [affiliate link to my book]

My second book, Dear Baseball Gods, is in editing – stay tuned!

Check out my premium online pitching and softball courses: http://courses.danblewett.com

Follow me online:

Official website: https://danblewett.com

Medium: http://medium.com/@coachdanblewett

Facebook: http://facebook.com/coachdanblewett

Instagram: http://instagram.com/coachdanblewett

Twitter: http://twitter.com/coachdanblewett

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/coachdanblewett/boards/

Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/coachdanblewett

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-blewett-4b5515140/

My Reading List of Great Books: http://pinterest.com/coachdanblewett/boards/100-books-in-a-year/

Photos & Descriptions of The Best Curveball Grips

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curveball grips baseball

Want to know the major curveball grips that are used by nearly every pro pitcher in baseball? They’re all in this article…

EP54 – Baseball in the Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic baseball

I took a trip to the Dominican Republic to coach a youth baseball team. This is how the trip went and what I learned…

Subscribe to my channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/dblewett20?sub_confirmation=1

Download my free Curveball ebook here: https://danblewett.com/curveball

Thanks for watching this video. I’m posting more videos than ever, and I promise that if you leave me a comment, I’ll respond. If what I say resonates with you, share it with someone – I’d be very thankful.

Want to sponsor the show and my work, AND get free stuff? Go here: https://www.patreon.com/dearbaseballgods 

Want to buy the shirts you see me wear on the show? Go here: https://gumroad.com/coachdanblewett

I have some free ebooks and courses. Sign up for one and you’ll get access to all of them. 

10 Softball Throwing Mistakes ebook: https://danblewett.com/ten-softball-throwing-mistakes/

Common errors softball players makes, complete with drills and tips.

How To Throw a Hammer Curveball ebook: https://danblewett.com/curveball

Everything you need to know about the grip, hand action, physics, troubleshooting and more. 

How To Throw a Filthy Changeup Email Course: https://courses.danblewett.com/changeup

Ace of the Staff Lite: https://courses.danblewett.com/p/ace-of-the-staff-lite

My premier online course reduced into a free version. It’s all mental training and strategy for advanced pitchers who are physically nearing the top of their game.

Subscribe to my channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/dblewett20?sub_confirmation=1

Find the Dear Baseball Gods Podcast audio version: https://danblewett.com/dear-baseball-gods-podcast/

Dan Blewett is a former pro pitcher who overcame Tommy John surgery twice, earning All-Star selections after both of them. He owns Warbird Training Academy in Normal, Illinois and has dedicated his life to helping young ballplayers stay healthy, avoid his mistakes and increase their baseball IQ faster than they could on their own. 

Check out my book, Pitching Isn’t Complicated: https://amzn.to/2Kdon9G [affiliate link to my book]

My second book, Dear Baseball Gods, is in editing – stay tuned!

Check out my premium online pitching and softball courses: http://courses.danblewett.com

Follow me online:

Official website: https://danblewett.com

Medium: http://medium.com/@coachdanblewett

Facebook: http://facebook.com/coachdanblewett

Instagram: http://instagram.com/coachdanblewett

Twitter: http://twitter.com/coachdanblewett

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/coachdanblewett/boards/

Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/coachdanblewett

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-blewett-4b5515140/

My Reading List of Great Books: http://pinterest.com/coachdanblewett/boards/100-books-in-a-year/

Is It Okay If Your Arm Gets Sore After Pitching?

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Arm gets sore after pitching

Many pitchers complain that their arm gets sore after pitching, and it can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. It can be difficult to know if soreness in different parts of the arm is normal, or it means that an injury may be present or cropping up. Learn about soreness and what it means in this short video below.

Are Deadlifts Safe For Pitchers?

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Deadlifts safe for pitchers

It’s a common question – is deadlifting safe for pitchers? Can it cause arm injuries in baseball players? The deadlift is definitely a stressful exercise, but it’s one that can be a premium strength builder if done correctly.