September 2016 / 4 posts found

Rest Unassured… If You Dare

by Randy Sullivan
in blog
I got a call this morning from a pro client with a familiar problem. His season went pretty well, but towards the end his velo began to drop. Soon his command unraveled and finally, his shoulder started to hurt with every outing. That’s a issue, but now he has a bigger problem… His club, and his athletic trainers are advising him to shut it down and rest for 3 months. The idea is that if he rests, and then gradually ramps it back up he’ll be fine next year. The assumption here…

Why We Don’t Run Long Distances

by Randy Sullivan
in blog
“Did you throw your bullpen?” “Yessir.” “Good. Now go run your poles while I work with the infielders.” Given the amount of research available on the topic, I am always amazed in a camp when I say, “Raise your hand if part of your practice involves running poles.” Incredibly, approximately 60% of the attendees still raise their hands. Repetition is the key to learning Repetition is the key to learning So let’s go over this again… It sort of makes sense on the surface. Pitchers…

Chicks Dig The Long Ball

by Randy Sullivan
I was not a pitcher in college. I was a catcher at a small NCAA Division 1 School, The Citadel — the only military academy ever to make it to a college world series (of course they did it in 1990, 4 years after I graduated, but thats a different story). Actually, I began my collegiate career as a below average shortstop who couldn’t field groundballs. I moved behind the played during the fall of my junior year in college. The first game I ever caught was opening day that year against Clemson. My…

Is Your Weight Training Program Improving Your Performance?

by Randy Sullivan
in blog
It was last Sunday night at 7:30 PM and I was boarding a plane from Houston to Tampa when I received two consecutive text messages that really left me for perflummoxed (that’s a totally made up word meaning perplexed and flummoxed). I had spent the weekend with my friends from the Texas baseball ranch, assisting them with an incredible Elite Pitchers Boot Camp. I had literally just packed my carry-on into the overhead compartment and was settling into the spacious leather bound seat that…