Alright guys, need advice and guidance here! I am a MS baseball coach and I actually do my best to run a program and not just a “team” IYKYK! I am looking into starting a plyo ball program with my pitchers. I have talked to multiple Doctors ( Physical Therapy & Chiropractics ) about this idea and the risk reward system.
I have decided to do more of an underload system rather than overload. Most of the drill will be done with (3.5oz, 4.4oz, 5.0oz) lighter or even plyo balls. The only over load we would do (for the most part) is for constraint drills and decelerator activities and the max we are going there would range from 5.3oz, 7oz, 8.8oz, 12oz. I have the plyo balls and mini trampoline ordered.
My goal is to make them better long term baseball players and keep them healthy. The Dr’s I spoke about earlier both agree the underload is safe and actually should be beneficial for my guys.
Do any of you have any input of this idea, drills, things to watch for, personal resources or programs you’d like to share? Thanks in advance!