Five Tool Baseball Performance Training (FTBPT) is dedicated to sharing its knowledge, ideas and opinions on baseball performance training based upon field tested experiences as player, coach and baseball strength & conditioning coach. Proper exercise technique ( to ensure effective & efficient training programs) and baseball related movement patterns are implemented to maximize on-field performance. Emphasis is placed on movement based training which integrates multiple muscle groups. This approach has a greater transfer to on-field performance and can minimize the incidence and risk of injury. 
 If a game is being played you can be sure Im watching it from home or from the stands. Many of my own workouts involve designing/creating out-of-the-box exercises & programs to enhance performance and movement unique to baseball

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Five Tools

Baseball performance is measured by FIVE TOOLS. These tools are the gold standard for evaluating a player and are based on a scale from 2 to 8; with 5 being average. Not in any particular order the five tools are identified as:

1) Hitting for Average
2) Hitting for Power
3) Speed; offensively and defensively
4) Arm strength
5) Defensive/Fielding skills

Stay tuned for the arrival of my baseball performance website, .

Go hard in the yard.