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Ryan Armstrong | Jan 7, 2017 3:20:16 PM

Drill of the Week Videos - Self Toss & Step Behinds

Hitting - Drill of the Week

 Self toss is a drill we use to promote synchronization and connection in our athletes, in other words getting the parts in the right order. This drill is also useful in creating momentum as well promoting a strong visual process. Self toss is a drill that is used by all of our hitters but is especially useful to our hitters who struggle to get the parts in the right order. 


Topics: video, hitting, baseball, baseball drills, hitting drills, baseball off-season, Sports, connection drills, connection, sports performance

Rick Boutilier | May 6, 2013 7:27:00 AM

Top 3 Baseball Strength Training Exercises for Speed Development

If you want to go places in baseball, there are a few key attributes scouts/coaches look for.  How hard can you throw the ball? How far can you hit the ball? How fast can you run?  Don't get me wrong, throwing the ball 90mph, hitting a ball 450 feet or running a sub-7.0 second 60 yard dash doesn't mean that you're automatically a great baseball player, but it will turn heads and give you the chance needed to show universities/colleges and professional teams what you can do on the field.

Lets talk about how we can make you faster.  When training to improve speed it amazes me how players tend to forget how important it is to be STRONG!  Athletes are always asking me about what drills they should do to improve their baserunning but I have yet to see a weak athlete run a great 60 yard dash. 


Topics: baserunning, video, strength training, baseball strength training, speed, baseball off-season, speed training, baseball speed

Mike McCarthy | Mar 8, 2013 2:29:00 PM

Baseball Functional Friday - "The Plate Push"

By Mike McCarthy & Rick Boutilier:


Topics: SST Mississauga, video, strength training, baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, baseball functional training, weight lifting, rehab, physiotherapy, baseball injury, speed, plate push

Kevin Horton | Jun 26, 2012 7:33:00 PM

How a Baseball Summer Camp Can Improve Your Season - Part 3

In the Part 1 of this series we talked about how working on throwing accuracy in a baseball summer camp can improve your season, and then in Part 2 we talked about the value of sportsmanship and team play and how a summer camp can help with these skills.


Topics: hitting instruction, video, hitting, hitting drills, baseball camp, summer camp

Rick Johnston | Jan 12, 2012 7:51:00 AM

5 Ways to Become GREAT at Baserunning

Just being a good baserunner is not good enough. In fact, good is only just good, what each baserunner should strive for is excellence on the base paths. Become GREAT! Just how is this accomplished? Three ways...first, set all expectations high, second, demand excellence and third, never take a day off either in practice or a game. What most fail to realize about good baserunning is that unless a player is injured, baserunning abilities are made up of mental thoughts and visual reads, not mechanical movement patterns like hitting or pitching. 


Topics: baserunning, video, baseball instruction, speed

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