Going to take over a high school squad in the next 2-3 weeks with my father. It’s a small private school that has a lot recognition in basketball with a lot of athletes being brought in and we have nba and several d1 players as alumni. So no baseball players play basketball and only a few play football. We will have our guys year around and will be doing the jaeger style long 3x per week this summer along with video analysis of swings and throws.
We will then move to Setpro BWBK for 13 weeks along with other stuff to increase throwing velocity, intent,etc.
Here is my question:
When doing the weighted ball throws. I was thinking of having the pitchers use the 6 cleat move/rotational slide step into the net at 20 feet with max effort for the 6 pitchers we are developing.
Is this beneficial? I could also have the players take a few steps to throw like standard programs to and heave it.
Speedtrac x will be utilized for feed back and I think using your stretch mechanics can really help you in both the loading and unloading phases.
Tell me your thoughts of why the rotational slide step is superior, inferior, or indifferent to a players velocity gains throwing weighted balls as opposed to the standard “take a few steps and throw” method.