This past weekend (August 12-15, 2010) I traveled from Florida to Cincinnati,Ohio to catch the series between the Florida Marlins and Reds. It was a great opportunity to see two of my off-season guys: Ramon Hernandez and Anibal Sanchez. I was able to spend some professional, quality time with the both of them - along the way I was introduced to teammates, coaches, and managers. Networking, networking and networking. You never know who can or will become part of your "training" roster.
For me, training my clients/ballplayers doesnt stop when they leave for their season. Part of my training responsibility is to support them thru their season. For the past 5+ years I have traveled from scroching heat high school and collegiate games to spring training facilities and MLB parks. It's just what I do. And it should be just what you do. It's my favorite unwritten job description - It shouldnt have to be written at all. Bottom line, if you're involved in the training of baseball players, of any level, then show your support by showing up. I promise you it will mean more than you know.
Go hard in the yard.
- 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