The Benefits of long toss for pitchers
Long toss promotes optimal a.) range of motion; b.) endurance; c.) improved recovery; d.) relaxation and freedom; and e.) ideal preparation prior to aggressive throwing.
2. It's Natural
Nature is a powerful force. Long toss promotes your most natural, instinctive and intuitive movements. Being natural also promotes freedom, athleticism and your most natural or inherent movement patterns, also known as your mechanics.
3. Arm Strength (Life & Carry)
Long toss promotes arm strength because the arm gains range of motion from distance. And learning how to translate this freedom into aggressiveness with the right intention promotes greater explosiveness and life on the ball. More freedom equals more explosiveness, and most importantly, safer explosiveness.
4. Feel & Accuracy
When one long tosses, one has to adapt to several different distances and release points on the way out and on the way in to one's throwing partner. All of these different release points lead to mind and body awareness and sensitivity to the release point, all of which promotes better feel. The mind has to project into space, and thus, use a sense of open focus to help optimize feel.
Again, this goes back to long toss being an instinctive and intuitive art form.
Bonus: One of the greatest benefits of long toss is that there isn't a "pre-determined" amount of throws, time, or distance. This is a strength because the arm can evolve and grow void of these restraints.#longislandbaseball#baseballplayers#baseballheaven#thecagesports#pitchers#travelball
Meet the Long Island Scout for the San Diego Padres at The Cage Sports Development Center in Riverhead. December 8th from 10am-12pm. Cost is $25 a ticket.
Reserve your ticket today. Limited space available.
A 2 hour question and answer session with Vinny Messana the LI scout for the padres and axcess baseball president. Vinny will talk about what a scout looks for in a player, what college coaches seek in the recruitment process and what you need to do to stand out in front of a scout!
Don’t miss this great informative event!
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LIB Alumnus and Maritime LF Travis Zurita will be the recipient of the 2018 Axcess Baseball Rookie of the Year Award. The Ozone Park native put up monster numbers; batting .402 with a .500 OBP, .513 SLG, 32 RBI, 34 runs scored and 13 stolen bases.
His coach, Charlie Barbieri had the following to say:
“Travis was one of the highest-level recruits Maritime has ever had. We are all very proud of you and your hard work Travis. Continued blessings and success!! #baseball#longislandbaseball#newyork#brooklyn#queens#bronx#maritime
I’m starting my 2019 players to watch list!
Do you know a player who is from Long Island who lives baseball and has the makeup to be an elite player?
Now is the time to nominate that player!
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With that persons name , school, travelball team and contact info.
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Coach Dom Scala has racked up over 389 career wins at Adelphi University over the last 15 years. He has seen 9 players drafted and 12 more sign pro contracts. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from one of the greatest!