Monthly Archives: July 2017

An Eight Year Journey to 90 : Jonathan Massey

I originally wrote this blog two years ago, but it applies as much today as it did back then. And as the summer is winding down and our players who trained with us this summer head back into the real world, I felt like this was as good a time as any to supply you…
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Why Are You Running? : Randy Sullivan

Is it time to rethink one of the most long-standing pitcher training modalities ever employed? Kevin was devastated. Having been cut from his high school team and two junior college teams, he came to us seeking to add enough velocity to find a spot on a D1 roster so he’d have a shot at pro…
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If You Get the Chance, Take It…Maybe : Jill Wolforth

Life is certainly interesting, isn't it? It is full of opportunities and with those opportunities come choices which aren't always easy to make. I often write about current thins with The Ranch and the Wolforth's and this week will follow suite as I breach the subject of playing versus training in the summer. At the…
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The Side Step Is Satan? : Randy Sullivan

OK, admittedly that subject line is a little extreme, I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. It seems like every kid that comes in to see me – especially the ones who have had lots of pitching lessons – does one thing in almost EXACTLY the same way. And frankly, it’s driving me crazy!! What is…
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Declaration : Samantha Parrish

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” ~Declaration of Independence This week we were blessed with great weather and the opportunity to spend a beautiful 4th of…
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This 4th of July… Start With The Flame : Randy Sullivan

Here's what I've been thinking... Over the years at The ARMory/Florida Baseball Ranch, we’ve seen a lot of players who have worked very hard and achieved some incredible success. 180 of our students have learned to throw a baseball greater than 90 mph. Dozens have gotten past 95 and 8 have even thrown it 100.…
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Pitching Matters, Even More Than You May Think : Ron Wolforth

Many of us are enjoying the College World Series at this time of year.  A vast majority of baseball and softball people intuitively know and often repeat how critically important pitching is to their team’s ultimate success or failure. I’m going to suggest to you that however important you may assert that pitching is…I maintain…
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Road Map to Daily Self-Improvement : Flint Wallace

I got this idea from the book, “Legacy” by James Kerr. It is a book about the All Blacks rugby team of New Zealand and how they create leaders and their successful culture. It is great read. The idea I got from the book is to create a road map to daily self-improvement. Basically, it…
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Our Motto : Jonathan Massey

How quickly things change. 18 months ago, we had a single-training barn and a little red barn that doubled as our video analysis room and our office. Today we have two training facilities, a brand-new theater, a sand pit, pool, and in a couple of weeks, an actual bathroom facility. But amongst all these new…
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Finger Pointing : Ron Wolforth

All through the year, but especially around this time of year, I receive an influx of correspondence from coaches, parents and athletes. Unfortunately, what is commonplace is what I refer to as a great deal of ‘finger pointing’ behavior. “The coach is incompetent and political…the parents are unreasonable and self-centered…the player is undisciplined and under…
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