Category Archives: Pitching

When It Hurts… : Randy Sullivan

With the season rolling out on all levels, one thing to remember is that many injuries occur early in the year. A lot of contributors lead to this phenomenon but among the most glaring are: A steep ramp up after a long shutdown period. It’s fairly common for a pitcher to take off 2-3 months,…
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Prioritize & Execute : Ron Wolforth

We just finished our January Alumni camp at the Texas Baseball Ranch®.  We felt it was one of our very best Alumni events ever.  As with all of our camps, we begin the camp with 5 critical assessments: -A Pain Audit -A Recovery Audit -A Performance Audit -A High Speed Movement Pattern Assessment from 3…
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Plan of Action : Flint Wallace

Greatness starts with a goal.  Now that we are about two and half weeks into 2018, many people have already given up on their goal or New Year’s Resolution.  The reason most people fail to obtain or at least keep working towards their goal is because all they do is simply just come up with…
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Velocity Creation Is Formulaic : Jill Wolforth

Velocity creation is an extremely popular topic in the baseball arena and for good reason.  It can be a separator.  It can open doors that otherwise might not open. We know Increased velocity doesn’t automatically make you a better pitcher but it can buy a player some time while trying to get this ‘pitching thing’…
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How To Gauge Your Training : Flint Wallace

I was fortunate enough to be able to be a presenter again at this year’s Ultimate Pitching Coaches Boot Camp this past weekend at the Texas Baseball Ranch. It was truly awesome, and I highly recommend this annual event to every coach. I have been attending it every year since 2003, and it is always…
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The Top 4 Ways Pitchers Become Disconnected : Randy Sullivan

The definition of disconnected pitching mechanics: “Disconnected pitching mechanics” describes a pitcher whose body parts act independently, away from the natural synergy of the rest of the body or apart from a stable spine, which adds stress to connective tissue that can result in injury, premature fatigue and/or difficulty with recovery. Disconnections can also limit an…
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Know Your Numbers : Jonathan Massey

If you own your own business, or have aspiration to ever own your own business, this is a phrase you should be familiar with. If you are going to make it as a business, especially as a small business, you absolutely have to know your numbers. You need to know the number of expenses you…
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Tough Times Don’t Last… Tough People Do : Jill Wolforth

Growing up, my father always seemed to have the right saying or two to get through difficult situations.  They had enough impact on me that they remain with me to this day and I too pull them out when the timing is right. If you haven’t heard me talk about it before, my parents were…
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Is Your Life Filled with Golf Balls or Sand? : Samantha Parrish

Ok- I’ll admit it- I am a people pleaser (hoping to enter recovery). Maybe it’s the first-born thing or maybe it’s my pride that can’t admit when I can’t do it all, but I tend to say ‘yes’ to too many things. In my personal life, I have been trying to say no to things…
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Potential : Flint Wallace

A word that is often thrown around in the baseball world is “potential”. If you look the word up, it means, “latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness”. Most people use the word to describe an ability that someone currently possesses. They only look at a person’s…
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The Real Work Has Only Just Begun : Jonathan Massey

This past summer was my 12 th summer either training or coaching here at the Texas Baseball Ranch. As Coach Wolforth likes to say, “the longest 30 years of [his] life”. It never fails that kids leave the Ranch excited about the progress they’ve made, and are fully motivated headed into the fall. But then…
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Don’t Hesitate : Flint Wallace

We all have an unconscious habit of hesitating. We do not want to do things that are uncomfortable, scary, or challenging. Most of the time we don't even realize we hesitate, that is why it is an unconscious habit. More than likely, you can probably trace every problem in your life to silence and hesitation.…
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