Elite Baseball Development Podcast
Summary: The Elite Baseball Development Podcast is a one-stop-shop for baseball development. Please subscribe to get updates for every new show!
Founder of Parisi Franchise Systems and and renowned speed coach Bill Parisi dives into fascia and the principles of training the fascial system for both performance and rehabilitation outlining the details of his new book “Fascia Training: A Whole-System Approach.”
Prolific orthopedic surgeon, professor, and researcher and Minnesota Twins Medical Director, Team Physician, and Director of High Performance Dr. Christopher Camp explains what the most common injuries in overhead athletes are, what research says about these injuries in terms of biomechanics, injury prevention, surgical techniques, and optimizing return to play time, and how we can better manage baseball injuries into the future.
Renowned PT, author, and speaker Kelly Starrett talks becoming a savage generalist, connecting inputs and outputs for our clients, understanding when enough strength is enough, strategies for managing movement-related problems, like hyper mobility, the language of strength and conditioning, the power of walking for systemic health, mobilizing a sedentary youth, the lessons learned on the path of professional development, and social media strategies for success in the fitness industry.
Eric Cressey sits down in this monthly Q&A to discuss if early sports specialization is worth the investment, what the potential risks and rewards for specializing early, and how parents and coaches alike can facilitate the best development for their athletes.
Performance Coach for the Atlanta Hawks Ty Terrell sits downs with CSP-MA Director of Performance John O'Neil to discuss his journey from coaching youth sports camps to developing basketball players at the highest level of the game, the value of gaining hands-on experience in the field of coaching and what lessons he learned from his work alongside mentors, Bill Hartman and Lee Taft, and the art of coaching and how coaches can master their model for movement.
Rising star for the Oakland A's Jesús Luzardo discusses his high school tribulations with Tommy John, gaining a competitive advantage by dialing in his nutrition, the development of his slider in pro ball, and how he differentiates his 4-seam and 2-seam fastball.
Former Red Sox star Kevin Youkilis talks about developing discipline in the box, making the real-time adjustments that matter at the plate, the power of being versatile defensively, the current complexity bias in professional baseball, and making youth athletics fun again.
Bill Hartman, renowned physical therapist and co-owner of IFAST Physical Therapy, discusses how his perspective has changed since first entering the world of rehabilitation nearly 30 years ago, what is infrasternal angle and how can we use this assessment tool to impact performance, how much strength is too much strength for athletes, and how professionals can continue to evolve their craft and remain curious learners.
Former big leaguer Tom Koehler discusses developing a grinder's mentality, learning to differentiate his curveball and slider, consistently starting in a 5-day rotation for nearly 8 years, and the capsular shoulder injury that ended his career.
Owner of Champion PT, senior medical advisor to the Chicago White Sox, and award winning physical therapist Mike Reinold sits down with Eric to tackle two of the most pressing baseball performance topics: the loss of shoulder internal rotation in throwing populations and the sleeper stretch, weighted ball training and maximizing your throwing development, and how Mike's research provides clarity in these areas.
Renowned mental conditioning coach and strategic advisor for elite athletes and organizations alike Trevor Moawad discusses what the current shortcomings of sports psychology are, why unconditional positivity is not the answer for developing an elite mentality, how truly impactful negativity is and why individuals need to eliminate it from their life, and what is influence and how parents and coaches can better shrive, guide, and influence their players.
Research Director of ASMI and renowned biomechanist Dr. Glenn Fleisig talks about being at the forefront of integrating biomechanics into the world of baseball, his research and what science tells us about the mechanics of throwing, where the future of biomechanics is heading, and what areas of study the industry should work to close the gap on in baseball.
Eric answers 4 listener-submitted questions including: what the best recovery drills are after pitching, how collegiate pitchers should adjust their throwing and training to prepare for the 2021 season, what advice he has for S&C coaches looking to specify in the development of baseball players, and what the focus of high school athletes' strength training should be, sport-specific or more general.
Pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers Josh Lindblom highlights finding his identity as a reliever, his experience playing baseball in the KBO and how this experience influenced his game, managing a huge usage spike in 2015, and the progression of his pitch arsenal through his career, including the development of a splitter and cutter.
Dusty Blake Pitching Coach at Duke University discusses the transformation of Duke baseball under Chris Pollard, the true definition of being blue collar, effectively using Trackman and other data resources for impacting player performance, maximizing the college recruiting process, and relying on brutal honesty and conviction to routine as the means for performing consistently.