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Over the last few years The Core Velocity belt has exploded in popularity throughout Major League Baseball, College Baseball, High School and Travel Baseball, as well as Youth Baseball. Our Core Velocity Training Programs sell out every session throughout the year, but the question we get all the time is “How can I use The Core Velocity Belt in my training? Do you have anybody who can help?”
The answer to the last question is Yes! I’m here to help.
Some of you might know me through emails or personal interactions at camps or at Palooza, but many of you don’t know who I am. For the last 3 years I have been working behind the scenes with Lantz on product development and logistics and have been heavily involved in the development of the 5.0 Training System. I have also assisted at a number of our camps. During my time with Lantz I have also been a college pitching coach as well as a pitching coach inside of a Major League Organization. I was a Core Velocity Belt user prior to working with Lantz and have seen lots of success with my own athletes using the belt.
Which brings me back to the original two questions:
The situation in the world has changed thanks to the Covid pandemic, so we’ve had to come up with different ways to teach the Core Velocity Belt System besides through camps the online courses. We’ve started doing remote training and have had lots of success training athletes in this environment.
How does remote training work?
The success of remote training happens because of our Core Velocity principles. The principles set up a system and that system sets up the structure for our athletes to train in.
What are the Core Velocity principles?
Whenever we evaluate video on an athlete, we watch it through the lens of these Core Velocity Principles. These principles then set up the structure for each athlete to train in.
Why is the structure important?
One of our goals is for pitchers to become their own pitching coach. We want pitchers to become so aware of how their body is moving so they can make adjustments pitch to pitch because they know what is off and how to fix it. We want the pitching delivery to be thoughtless. The structure inside the program allows for each athlete to create a thoughtless delivery.
Our remote training program focuses on the movements inside of each Core Velocity Principle. By focusing on movements and mastering the movement, the movements tie together into motion and the delivery becomes thoughtless.
Most people can walk and talk with no thought on how to walk. However, if you started thinking about how to walk, these thoughts would get in the way of your conversational thoughts and would jumble your words to form incoherent sentences. Pitching needs to be as thoughtless as possible, and through movement repetition, the principles inside the delivery become thoughtless. The focus can now turn to competing, not mechanics. The last thing we want is for you to become addicted to thinking about mechanics, or blaming mechanics for no strikes or a lack of velocity.
This training is used for you to eventually ignore the essential but routine elements that support the pitching delivery. Think about how we learned to write. The first thing we had to do was learn how to write letters, those letters became words, those words turned into sentences, and those sentences eventually turned into paragraphs. The pitching delivery is built in the same way. You will practice the small movements which end up forming the entire delivery.
Remote Training Removes the Ambiguity
I used to teach high school Biology and was also a high school head coach. Almost everyday the first question my students would ask when they walked into the classroom was “What are we doing today?” The same question was asked by my players when they would show up the field.
This question drove me crazy. It drove me crazy not because I had already posted the lesson plan or the practice plan, but because the player is looking for the coach to create the plan rather than the pitcher create his own plan. Our goal is to have pitchers become their own pitching coach, so in order to do that, the structure has to be created in order for the player to create their own plan. The structure of our remote training program allows the pitcher to do just that.
Our remote training environment is no longer coach driven. The structure has been created, and now that player gets to choose what to do today. It’s just like walking into a restaurant and looking at a menu. They get to choose their appetizer, their soup or salad, their main course, and their dessert.
Today’s plan is based on yesterday’s results. The player now owns his process inside of the structure. There’s no ambiguity, no mystery. It’s a clearly defined process. Once the structure has been set up, players can run crazy inside of the walls and allow their creativity and discovery take over.
In order for any program to work, a player has to actually do the work. A once a week pitching lesson isn’t enough to make long lasting sustained improvement. The Core Velocity Principles hold the player accountable to the system. If the first principle isn’t mastered, mastery of the second, third, and fourth principle will be almost impossible.
Is Remote Training Right For You?
If you are self motivated and driven to get better, then yes, remote training is right for you. It takes work to make changes to your movement patterns inside the delivery. It’s not a magic pill that instantly makes you better, you’re going to have to do the work.
However, if you stick to the program and use the Core Velocity Principles as your guide, then yes, you are going to get better.
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