Randy Sullivan/Ron Wolforth Florida/Texas Baseball Ranch, one two punch, best in baseball business
What an explosive episode with two of the best in the baseball/softball, development business. Leaders in the industry, educators, researchers, role models, great communicators, leaders, these guys are awesome! Humor is part of the show. Discussion covers: As a leader what are you telling players coaches and parents on how to deal with this dead period for all. Misconceptions in teaching, teaching pitching and throwing. How important is language when teaching? Talk to much? Cueing/motor learning. Importance of recovery and how? One size does not fit all, explain. What new things you are working on to help coaches get better. Being leaders in the industry what do you do to get better, come up with the new concept, idea. Teaching drills, how to organize them, make changes and more. Control the chaos/chaos training. Questions from coaches, do you maintain the 90 degree arm angle all the way to front foot strike. Optimal spin rate of curveball, slider, etc. How to use technology at its best. Weighted balls, how to use them properly, used in combination with? Bull pen work. And so much more.
www.baseballoutsidethebox.com Twitter @baseballout Ron Wolforth Twitter @Texasbaseballranch Randy Sullivan Twitter @Foridabaseballranch
Randy Sullivan is a physical therapist, a baseball coach, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is a dad who's son pitched in high school and dreamed of pitching in college. He worked hard and he got people out, but no one at the next level cared. Why? He didn't possess the build to pass the beauty pageant height and weight test and he didn't light up the radar gun. When he checked those boxes, he finally got the opportunity he wanted so badly.
At the Florida Baseball Ranch, our ethos… our passion… our mission is to help every player get to a level of play at least one wrung above where you could have gotten if you had never met us. Whether you're a youth player trying to make a travel team, or a professional player trying to ascend to MLB all-star or even Hall of Fame status. We give you the training and plan to increase velocity without pain.
Ron R. Wolforth is the founder and CEO of Pitching Central and Ron Wolforth’s Texas Baseball Ranch in Montgomery, Texas. Coach Wolforth has written 5 books on pitching, the latest being his national best-seller The New Athletic Pitcher. Since 2003, 64 of Coach Wolforth’s clients have been drafted, including the 2011 Golden Spikes Award winner and #3 overall pick, Trevor Bauer of the Arizona Diamondbacks. In that same time period, 114 of Coach Wolforth’s pitchers have broken the 90mph barrier. He is considered the world’s leading expert on the objective measurement of pitcher’s performance and movement patterns. No one in the world today has developed more 90 mph arms in a single location since 2003.
Coach Wolforth has consulted for 3 MLB organizations and dozens of NCAA programs. He is a regular featured author in Collegiate Baseball and has been a featured speaker at the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) National Convention five times since 1999 as well as a presenter at the American Sports Medicine Institute’s Injuries in Baseball Annual Conference. Coach Wolforth has also been utilized by Corporate Organizations such as AXA Equitable Life as a motivational coach for their branch managers, mentoring them on how to improve performance and contributions from their team members.
His 20 year passion for uncovering possible constraints and limitations to baseball performance as well as identifying the keys to accelerated growth and development stems from the fact that he was very dissatisfied with the level of his own performance as a college player and vowed to help other athletes avoid his mistakes and instead maximize their God-given potential. Hundreds of elite athletes from all over the world come to Montgomery, TX to work with Coach Wolforth. Some of his clients include Trevor Bauer, Scott Kazmir, Raul Ibanez and CJ Wilson.
While Coach Wolforth’s playing career offered few superlatives, his academic career was quite a different matter. He was named both the Physical Education and the Secondary Education student of the year at Sam Houston State University in 1983. Coach Wolforth is considered a master teacher by many in the baseball community and he has been referred to as ‘America’s Pitching Coach’ because of his practical, self-effacing and innovative approach to common performance issues.
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