The latest in my series on Baseball Dads, Rob Friedman, the Pitching Ninja, shares how he helped his son Jack to get a baseball scholarship to Georgia Tech, a Division I college baseball team. This is Part 1 of a two-part series.
Plus Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv answers the Question Of The Week about machine pitch vs. coach pitch. And Austin Wasserman of wassermanstrength.com shares a forearm strengthening tool and exercise in the Wass Strength Tip Of The Week.
In this 52-minute episode, you'll learn:
- how Rob figured out whether his pitching information was reliable
- how he figured out whether his pitching information was useful
- whether Rob experiments when he teaches or if he only teaches what he knows
- why he tweets out pitching GIFs of all these different pitchers
- what travel baseball—and travel ball parents—need to do right
- how much of pitching velocity is genetics vs hard work
- whether the average dad should prioritize strength training or mechanics
- a key component of Jack's training
- Rob's best tip for kids and their parents who are just starting out
- how long should kids work on something each day to see improvement
- what Jack's weekly workout routine looked like
- a key tip for competitive people to get even better
- whether protein powders were a factor in Jack's weight gains
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Austin Wasserman's Wass Strength Tip Of The Week on forearm strengthening
- Youngblood Training Manual: A Guide To Youth Strength Training
- Interview with John T. Reed
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