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August 28, 2011
August 28, 2011
Oh yea, and Brent, I would like to know what you do in the velocity camps because I would like to host one here in Melbourne, for those like me who can’t go to America just for the velocity camps, and I also wonder what we need for the camp. I think you can explain what you do at the camp for those who are going here too. ;D
I worked with 4 kids all winter long. We also had a game a whiffle ball once a week inside our gym. We would get 15 kids on average and they loved it. Once we got our indoor batting cage we all moved there. I have often thought about putting a pitching clinic together at an affordable price. However, I don't think it would be right to teach your system with out you there. I think if Im teaching someone else's system, I wouldn't have the proper answers to some questions that may come up.
April 27, 2008
In the Velocity Camp, I start with an athletic profile. I asses their athletic ability measuring them in the broad jump, 60 yard sprint and velocity on the mound. I then point out their power issues individually and we move on into the program. The next three days we go over every drill, exercise and lift from the 3X Velocity system, the Fusion system and finish on day three with one on one mechanics analysis. I do a video analysis as well at the end.
They will leave the camp with a few mph and a big list of points to work on. They also have a complete understanding of mechanics, technique and intensity. The camp is exhausting and overwhelming for most of the pitchers who have never been coached pitching at this level.
October 24, 2011
I didn’t ever see this topic! I’d like to share my two-week-long baseball experience in Australia my senior year. I was somehow invited to play on a National team, run by the Chicago Cubs, that went there. We went 9-2 and I was one of three players on that team that wasn’t drafted or committed to a major Division 1 school. Great experience to play in a foreign country with such great athletes.
We played in Brisbane first and played the 18U baseball academy they had there. The players on my team all stayed with the Brisbane player’s families, and we had Christmas there. Then we headed over to Adelaide. At the Adelaide Angel’s stadium, we played the SA Bite 23U and the 18U team as well. They weren’t bad at all! Definitely could see how guys get signed to play US ball from down there. I started against the 23U team and I did OK but they put pressure on me and we lost 5-4, although I didn’t take the loss thankfully. We had new year’s there and flew back to the US after that.
What I learned was that Australia definitely has some talent as they hung with the big guns that the US brought in! We had a first round pick (2011) and 5 other draft guys, a professional player from the Cardinals organization, and HS seniors committed to U of Florida, U of Southern California, U of Georgia, and Arkansas. All the Aussie teams we played stepped it up and battled us.
the non-baseball part of my trip was awesome too! Great place for a vacation and a baseball at the same time.
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