September 2018 / 5 posts found

Paradise By The Dashboard Lights

by Randy Sullivan
in blog
One of the keys to efficient movement in pitching is stabilizing attractors. As described in several previous articles, in The Dynamical Systems Theory, which is the guiding force in our approach to training, “attractors” are stable parts of movements and “fluctuations” are the variable components. Through research and deductive reasoning, we’ve identified 7 attractors in throwing that must be stable for maximizing efficiency, performance and injury risk reduction. For more on our attractor-based…

The Gang Leader: Self-Organization of Four Menacing Velo Robbers

by Randy Sullivan
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Pablo Escobar, Lucky Luciano, Al Capone, Carlo Gambino, Jessie James, John Dillinger. What do they have in common? They’re all notorious gang leaders — criminals who influenced their underlings to commit crimes against humanity.  Say what you want about the morality of their endeavors, but In their respective hay days, they were all highly successful, and their organizations functioned efficiently. However, in all cases, changes in their business environment (i.e., attention from The…

Better Late Than Ugly: Two-Strike Hitting

by Randy Sullivan
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Last month my business partner of 19 years, our CFO/COO, Amy Marsh and I were invited to New York City for the East Coast premiere of director Frank Chen’s highly acclaimed documentary, Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story.  The movie chronicles the inspirational journey of Taiwanese superstar Chien-Ming Wang’s resurgence and returns to the big leagues.  The Texas and Florida Baseball Ranches are featured in the film.  Wang’s credits his work with at the Ranch as playing a pivotal role…

An Open Letter From Our Owner And CEO

by Randy Sullivan
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Dear Trainees, Families, and Followers, These past few months have been chaotic, challenging and exhausting and at the same time, insightful, exhilarating, and gratifying.  Most of all we have been inspired and honored by the response from our colleagues and customers.  With three major events coming to a close — The Florida Baseball Ranch®/Dutch Baseball Skill Acquisition Summit, our Complete Game Summer Training Program and the largest Elite Performance Boot Camp we’ve ever held —…

Is The Tap Connector™ Throwing Club The Bomb?

by Randy Sullivan
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Turns Out The Germans May Have Had This Throwing Thing Figured Out My middle son, Ryan is a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. He’s a tank platoon leader stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. One day during his initial tank training in Fort Benning, Georgia, Ryan was instructed to report to the firing range for grenade training.  The instructor, tasked with teaching the young officers in Ryan’s class the fine art of grenade throwing, was a salty First Sergeant from Macon, Georgia named Jedediah Jones.…