Monthly Archives: May 2017

Integrity : Samantha Parrish

        Durathro Training Cogs Wake-up/Warm-up Arm Care/ Recovery Mobility/ Flexibility Strength/ Stability Conditioning Throwing Program Mindset Nutrition/ Hydration/ Sleep Integrity: Personal/ Spiritual If you have been to the Ranch in the last few years you are probably familiar with our Durathro Training Cogs. If this is the first time you are seeing…
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Areas of Development : Flint Wallace

In my opinion, there are several aspects to development. I am go to talk about the three main general areas, or ways, I believe that a player can use to develop. I also believe that most players miss or don't work at one of these areas enough. All three areas are important to the overall…
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6 Things You Need To Do To Add Velo This Summer : Randy Sullivan

Hey! We're half way through May. Can you believe it? Summer is approaching fast and our phones are ringing off the hook. In our estimation, about 70% of the calls we get are from parents or players looking for one thing this summer: FASTBALL VELOCITY! Even non-pitchers are looking to add a little zip to…
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Are You Being Exposed : Jonathan Massey

Let me be the first one to say the purpose of this blog is not to demean or say that there is no place for travel/showcase teams. There are many things I like about travel/showcase teams, with my personal favorite being the exposure to a higher level of competition than one would normally see at…
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The Eerie Naked Space : Randy Sullivan

Hey There! Ever been in the middle of a conversation and that eerie, naked silence emerges? You know, the one that's so awkward you feel like you have to fill it with empty noise? Here's how one of my friends manages it. He says, (and I quote), "So umm... Yeah." Pretty much brilliant, don't you…
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I Know What You Did Last Summer : Ron Wolforth

Obviously my title is a play on the 1997 horror movie by the same name. Every year we all have dates on the calendar that call out for personal reflection. For example, on or around January 1 of each year, most of us reflect on our past year and make goals for the next one.…
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Growth Is Often Painful : Jill Wolforth

I ask for your indulgence this week as my blog is rather lengthy but I believe worth the read. What’s the purpose of practice?  In a conversation earlier this month, Coach Wolforth said “The purpose of practice is to grow.  And growth frequently requires pain and failure.” For many of us however, we want to…
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Don’t Give Up : Samantha Parrish

The weather has been incredible in the Midwest so we have been going on a lot of family walks (adults walking- kids riding bikes) in the evening. There is a one big hill in our neighborhood that the kids like to go to- it’s quite a challenge for them to get up! Our 4 year old…
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Any Moron Can Make You Sore : Randy Sullivan

“Man! My trainer crushed me today! My legs are toast! I’m gonna be sore tomorrow for sure! That was a great workout!” I hear it all the time, and it’s a common flaw in thinking and in training. Listen guys. Any moron can make you sore. All we need to do to make you sore…
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