Pre-Tryout


#1

My tryouts are a month and a half from now, and instead of waiting til the last second, I want everything in front of me…

What should I be doing leading up to a week until?
What should I do the week before?
What should I do the day before?

If anyone can help me with these, I’d appreciate it.


#2

What have you been doing up until now?


#3

First of all, get yourself “in shape” … meaning, do 25-35 minutes of cardio activity 3-5 times per week. It’s best to get a mix of activities for your whole body, for example, running, biking, plyometrics, swimming, circuit training (weights), swiss ball, and/or good 'ol calisthetics.

It takes about 4-5 weeks to get “in shape”.

Not sure what part of the world you’re in, but if you can get outdoors then the next thing after cardio would be throwing — as long as you get into it GRADUALLY. Starting with maybe 20-30 throws per day and slowly working up to maybe 65-75, mixing in long-tossing, after 4-5 weeks.

If you’re a hitter, then you will want to get as many swings as possible, both off pitching and off a tee.

Basically, you want to already be in peak condition and have your arm ready to throw at or near 100% when tryouts start.


#4

I’ve thrown a little. I live in Pa and its just stating to get cold. The only thing keeping me from running was my achilles injury. It’s getting close to being fully heeled, but i dont want to risk it yet.

Til this week I’ve been lifing and throw every once in a while. (this week i’ve been sick :cry: )


#5

Sounds like you need still need to get back into in-season condition. Also sounds like you have the time to do so. I think Joe gave you some good advice - especially the part about doing it GRADUALLY. Work back into your throwing and conditioning gradually while taking care of the achilles injury.


#6

i’ve been going to the batting cages. I’ve thrown a little there too. I feel really good throwing right now, and my hitting is cooming along, somewhat.

Now i just need to get in shape :frowning:


#7

i’ve been going to the batting cages. I’ve thrown a little there too. I feel really good throwing right now, and my hitting is cooming along, somewhat.

Now i just need to get in shape :frowning:


#8

ok, what I do is run everyday until you are about a week away from Try-outs then start throwing long and far, so then you can have your arm all there, or, throw everyday for at least 20mins…


#9

Working on the core is often a good thing as well, keeping you strong and helps your hips along for a nice pop for your throws. About 100 sit-ups are good enough and if you’d like to, I’d try some weighted bench dips. Basics are a good thing to go back to, try practicing your throwing motions without a baseball and think of something that you might be able to improve on. Have a friend watch you or tape yourself going through your motions. These work well enough for me but if they don’t work for you, listen to the others. :lol: