1. Spring High School Baseball and Softball Seasons are about to start---a very exciting time for many players, coaches and parents. The only thing that can really dampen this time of year is getting injured--usually a elbow, wrist, shoulder, ankle or knee. What I have seen over the years is the lack o…Read More

  2. Sports Nutrition Tips

    No matter what your age is or what sport you play, the food you put into your body is just as important as the time you spend on your athletic training. Many athletes hinder their progress and prevent themselves from reaching their full potential by providing their bodies with inadequate nutrition. …Read More

  3. My Ritual & the Nat’s Strasburg

    Every morning when I wake-up the second thing that I do is read the newspaper (1st thing coffee!). This is a ritual with me. I really enjoy reading the paper in learning what is going on even today with twitter, facebook and the other internet news formats. Obivously, the sports page is big with me.…Read More

  4. Why is My Kid Throwing Weighted Balls?

    I am asked this question a lot by parents and even coaches. What I know and have experienced with Overload & Underload Training--(that's the real name of this concept) Now before we get started I want you to know that that I am not advocating overload-underload training OVER conventional trainin…Read More

  5. Look what’s NEW at The Academy!!!!

    ‚ÄčI am very happy & excited to announce that StL Athletic Development is opening a New 3,300 sq ft Training in cooperation with The St. Louis Baseball & Fashpitch Academy 3641 Reavis Barracks, St. Louis 63125. I am in the middle of renovation yet I am open and we are having a Great time in …Read More

  6. #3 Concept for Training Powerful Players

    My athletes are known for Explosive Power, from middle school, high school to college players all of them out class the competition when it comes to quick bursts of power. My favorite Power Exercises that will make YOU a Dominating Athlete in your Sport! 3. Kettlebell Swings This is a foundation mov…Read More

  7. Concepts for Training Powerful Players

    My athletes are known for Explosive Power, from middle school, high school to college players all of them out class the competition when it comes to quick bursts of power. My favorite Power Exercises that will make YOU a Dominating Athlete in your Sport! --------- -----------------------------------…Read More

  8. Want do your muscles do when you play your Sport?

    What is the Oblique sling? Your oblique sling is a line of musculature that runs from your shoulder to the contralateral side of your pelvis. In other words, right shoulder to left hip and left shoulder to right hip. This line of musculature is what rotates our pelvis into side lying. As mentioned, …Read More

  9. Part 2-What do your muscles do when you play your Sport?

    What is the oblique sling, and how does it affect me as an athlete? Are you a baseball player and want to throw with more velo or hit the ball further? Or are you a volleyball player that wants to increase arm speed and hit harder? Or are you a quarterback that wants to throw with a little more must…Read More

  10. What do your muscles do when you play your Sport?

    ..........The everyday functioning of the human body is an integrated and multidimensional system not a series of isolated, independent pieces. Over the last 25 years traditional sports performance training has focused on training specific body parts, often in single, fixed planes of motion. The new…Read More