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.
- Ability to hit for average
- Ability to hit for power
- Ability to throw
- Ability to defend
- Ability to run
- Arm strength
- Ability to locate
- Movement on the ball
- Ability to throw a 2nd and 3rd pitch for a strike
- Mound presence, focus, control of the 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.