Baseball Training Philosophy

Maximum’s philosophy on training baseball players stems from the sport-specific actions they need to build, and the 5 tools that college coaches/professional scouts use to judge the potential of players.

These are:


  1. Ability to hit for average
  2. Ability to hit for power
  3. Ability to throw
  4. Ability to defend
  5. Ability to run


  1. Arm strength
  2. Ability to locate
  3. Movement on the ball
  4. Ability to throw a 2nd and 3rd pitch for a strike
  5. Mound presence, focus, control of running game

A baseball player’s ability to run is most often judged by clocked speed from home to first, along with his 60 yard dash. Although the application of a 60 yard dash to baseball specific speed is questionable, it is important because coaches and scouts use it as a solid measurement of a player’s overall speed.

Although each position has its unique demands, all baseball players must improve essential basic motor abilities.