MLB Announces “Pitch Smart”

MLB Announces “Pitch Smart”

USA Baseball and MLB team up to help young players reduce arm injuries by providing a comprehensive resource for safe pitching practices. Pitch Smart – A series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for youth pitchers. Baseball is a safe game to play at all ages, but research has shown that pitching too much — particularly at a young age — can increase…

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Player Spotlight – Brandon Bentson

Player Spotlight – Brandon Bentson

I met Brandon Bentson last month while interviewing Coach Hause at Cal State San Marcos.  I asked Brandon a few questions that day and knew right away he would be a great candidate for the player spotlight.  I wish every young player could read his answer to my question on “when did you know you had the ability to play at the college level”.  I can’t wait for Lefty to read Brandon’s inspiring words.  I know…

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Butch Thompson Explains Future Of Pitching

Butch Thompson Explains Future Of Pitching

  Interesting pitching philosophy by coach Butch Thompson at Mississippi State.  He believes that using more pitchers during a game not only gives every pitcher a key role but also creates a more effective staff late in the year instead of suffering from dead arms. By LOU PAVLOVICH, JR. Editor/Collegiate Baseball (From Feb. 21, 2014 issue of Collegiate Baseball) MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss. — Pitching coaches have always utilized different strategies to maximize the pitching talent they…

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Player Spotlight – Jimmy Monahan

Player Spotlight – Jimmy Monahan

  Jimmy Monahan is 13 years old and lives in Orange County, CA.  From the sound of it, he has a great understanding of the game. Read about what he believes got him this far and his advice to younger players…I am sure every coach would love to have a player with this type of attitude and work ethic. Good luck Jimmy!! TheRustyArm: Where do you currently play baseball? Jimmy: Currently I play for Baseball West Coast in Irvine, CA….

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Myosource Kinetic Bands

Myosource Kinetic Bands

Lefty’s team started to use these Myosource Kinetic Bands to condition.  I think it will be a great way to increase his speed an agility.  Looking forward to seeing his progress. Resistance & Exercise Bands That Provide A Comfortable, Strength Building Workout For Your Legs, Hips, And Core! Kinetic Bands are a unique resistance band training product that provides a heart healthy, strength building workout for all ages (7+). These comfortable leg resistance bands fit just above…

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Player Spotlight – Tyler Holmes

Player Spotlight – Tyler Holmes

  Tyler Holmes is beginning his sophomore year in high school.  When I received his answers to my questions, I was more than pleased to Spotlight him.  Check out his answer to the question on advice to young players.  I made sure I showed that along with all of Tyler’s answers to Lefty. It is my pleasure to spotlight Tyler Holmes. TheRustyArm: Where do you currently play? Tyler:  I play for San Marcos High School and, in the…

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Use the Tee

Use the Tee

Lefty asks daily to go out and take some batting practice.  But sometimes there is just not enough time in the day and the rusty arm is REALLY rusty.  I know hitting off a tee is not the most fun drill for a 10-year-old to do, but I encourage him to do it daily.  It doesn’t require a lot of space or time or even another person.  Lefty takes the tee into the garage and…

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