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Arm Health: Beyond Pitch Counts… And All The Usual Suspects

by Randy Sullivan
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In 2007 Little League Baseball became the first national youth baseball organization to implement and enforce pitch count limits and associated required rest periods based on age. Ten years later, pitch limits appear to have done very little to quell the rise of arm injuries among youth baseball players. Last spring, the National Federation of State High School Baseball Associations also implemented rigid pitch counts and rest rules. While limiting pitches per outing among high school age players may be a noble and well-intentioned proposition, my prediction is that it will have very little effect on solving the problem. My […]

The Unknockoutable: Cody Martin’s Story

by Randy Sullivan
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How could you ever beat a guy who can’t be knocked out? Every morning before our summer program I present a brief mindset segment to get our players prepared for the day ahead. On   June 14th I did a piece I call “Unknockoutable” in which I reported that I believe it would be impossible to knock me out. To prove it I told the players this: I have been in exactly 4 fights in my life, and in 3 of them I got punched square in the jaw with a clean shot, before I even took a swing. Yet, […]

Lighting Delays: The Myth Of Travel Ball Exposure

by Randy Sullivan
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It was the fall of 1999 when my son and I first experienced travel baseball. He had been playing in our local Little League for a few years and I was deeply involved in coaching him and his friends. I really had no idea what this travel ball thing was all about. In our area there were only about 5 teams to choose from and one of them was looking for a pitcher. Ty was a lefty who could throw strikes and he had a good changeup. I  liked the unbridled nature of travel ball, the freedom of self-scheduling and […]

New Book Teaches Innovative Approach For Eliminating Arm Pain

by Randy Sullivan
  With this book and video series anyone with half a brain can learn to eliminate arm pain independently and fast. I can’t wait to share it with you. Check out the video below:   Keep an eye on your email. In just 2 days, we will launch at an extremely discounted price. Stay sharp! Randy Sullivan, MPT, CSCS CEO, Florida Baseball Ranch  

Start With The Pain: A Case Study

by Randy Sullivan
“You’ll never be able to throw at a high level again.” I can count 10 guys off the top of my head who were given that prognosis from highly esteemed medical professionals. Nearly all of them are throwing in college now and are doing well. One made it all the way back to the big leagues. In this video you’ll hear the story of Corey, a stud lefty who played at Florida. He endured 2 labrum repairs and was told to hang up the cleats. But he had other plans.   Start With The Pain launches in just 5 days! […]

Start With The Pain Has Launched

by Randy Sullivan
START WITH THE PAIN HAS LAUNCHED!! Wow! We’ve been working on this for almost 2 years, and it’s almost here. Our new book, Start With The Pain: The Complete Guide To Managing Arm Pain In The Elite Throwing Athlete is the first product in the the baseball training industry that provides a step-by-step, easy to implement guide for reducing injury risk and managing arm pain and injury. This transformational book and video will give all coaches, players, parents and instructors the tools they need to independently eliminate arm pain forever. Check out the video below, and please leave a comment. […]

How We Use External Focus And Feedback To Train Our Athletes (Part 2)

by Randy Sullivan
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Earlier this week I released Part 1  of this article illuminating the value of external focus and knowledge of results. In the  second half we’ll discuss how we implement those concepts. Instead of offering verbal cues or cognitive input, at The Florida Baseball Ranch, we use 5 primary methods to improve movement efficiency: 1) Eliminate time: This posit was first introduced to the baseball world by Paul Nyman of Setpro and was presented to me by coach Ron Wolforth of the Texas Baseball Ranch®. It is a principle illuminated by Dr. Nikolai Bernstein, a Russian neurophysiologist in charge of the athlete […]

How We Use External Focus and Feedback To Train Our Athletes (Part 1)

by Randy Sullivan
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Last week I released a blog article called “Weaving Motivation and Intention Into Your Strengthening and Throwing Programs in which I discussed the importance of incorporating intention in all facets of your training program. According to Dr. Frans Bosch, “A great deal of research has shown that intentional movement is strongly directed by attention… If attention is focused outside the body on features related to the movement, the movement and motor learning processes will be controlled more effectively.” We get this wrong all the time in the coaching and physical therapy industries. We start within the athlete and try to get him […]

Weaving Motivation and Intention Into Your Strengthening and Throwing Programs

by Randy Sullivan
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I started driving almost 40 years ago, and I can honestly say that I am no better at driving today than I was when I first received my license at the tender age of 15. It’s not that I haven’t gotten my reps in. When I was a home health physical therapist, making house calls over 3 different counties, there were times that I logged over 50,000 miles in a year. Yet I’m still not a good driver. How is that possible? The answer reminds me of a lesson I received from Dr. Eugene Styles, in one of my education […]

Any Moron Can Make You Sore

by Randy Sullivan
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“Man! My trainer crushed me today! My legs are toast! I’m gonna be sore tomorrow for sure! That was a great workout!” I hear it all the time, and it’s a common flaw in thinking and in training. Listen guys. Any moron can make you sore. All we need to do to make you sore is to require you to something different than what your body is used to. Or, we can take you to muscle fatigue outside the ATP/CP system, entering the glycolytic system that kicks out lactic acid as a byproduct, and you will be sore… One problem… […]