Alan Jaeger of Jaeger Sports—and the most well-known advocate of long toss—explains how to do long toss properly, including pulldowns, progressions and differences between 8-12 year olds and high schoolers. He also addresses long toss detractors, plus much more.. This is part 2 of a two-part series with Alan. Part 1 is here if you missed it.
In this 43-minute episode, you'll learn:
- what a pulldown is and why it's useful
- the progression for long toss, and why parental supervision for younger players is key
- whether long toss should be part of a pre-game routine
- the biggest thing a coach can do for his players
- the average max distance for a 12 year old, a high school player and a college player
- whether weight training is necessary when doing a long toss program
- whether there is a correlation between long-toss distance and pitching velocity
- whether all players should see velocity improvement when doing a long toss program
- how Alan responds to long toss critics
- what J-bands are, and what they're used for
- whether 8-12 year olds can benefit from J-band work or if they're too young
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There's also a chance to win a free copy of Alan's Year Round Throwing Manual; check out this episode to find out how.
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