The lateral toss drill is a great drill for any baseball player looking to improve their hand eye skills, footwork, and overall ball skills for baseball. Checkout 10th Rd MLB draft pick Justin Pacchioli demonstrating the drill and learn how you can work with our baseball instructors at FASST Performance by contacting us today at firstname.lastname@example.org
This week’s drill of the week is taking a lead and your first step. In this video, 2015 10th Rd MLB draft pick Justin Pacchioli shows the proper way to take a lead and explode out of the first step. Pay close attention to his feet and the position he uses to get an explosive jump. To learn how to work with Justin Pacchioli and our other baseball instructors or to participate in any of our other programs, contact us today at email@example.com
I’m sure you have heard people say keep it simple. Even though this is often said, many times we make things tougher than they need to be. This also holds true when training athletes. Life is competition and when we prepare, people tend to want to be advanced. In school we strive to be in advanced placement and in sports we strive to be on the elite teams. There isn’t anything wrong with shooting for the top but remember that simplicity may be the key to reaching the highest level.
We had an outstanding 3 day clinic highlighted by current professional players Matt McBride (Rockies), Justin Pacchioli (Padres), Tyler Vail (Oakland Athletics), Rich Freiler, Mike Pacchioli, and Elias Gross.
We have trained many of the regions top jumpers in track and field as well as helping our NFL guys improve their vertical jumps. It isn’t by accident that we have coached the top male long jumper and current NFL Wr Devin Street to jump over 24+ feet and Kelsi Russell who was the 2nd female to ever jump over 19 feet in the Lehigh Valley.
If you’re looking to improve your hand eye skills you can get the best bang for your buck with the following drills. We utilize many of these exercises as either a warm up or a cool down before or after our workouts. We use a progression that begins with easier drills then gradually increase the difficulty and intensity based on our athletes skill level. Check them out and feel free to share some drills you might do with your athletes to help them get the edge.
I have been involved in athletics my entire life. During this time I have experienced much adversity both as a player and coach. Much like the adversity in life, you never know when it will happen but you always need to be ready for it. Whether it’s an injury to a star player or a change in your role, you must be ready to step up when your number is called.
This weekend I was coaching my son’s flag football team and one of the young athletes said to me we were going to lose the game. Considering the kids are 8 and 9 year olds, I was a little taken back by the negativity. Even though this wasn’t the first time I heard this, I don’t want this type of mindset in my athletes.
Since I was a young man I have always heard attitude is everything. From the time I first put on a uniform, every one of my coaches stressed the importance of having a great attitude. As I have watched my business and athletes grow, it is evident that the athletes who had the best attitudes have gone the farthest.