Youth Baseball

It’s amazing how advanced player development has evolved over the past 5 years, or so. With the advancements in tech, and the emergence of experts and guru’s on every corner, it’s easy to see why. Because I’m no idiot, I decided a couple of years ago to adapt these lessons into my daily teachings as a […]

8 Baseball Lessons We Teach Our Players… But Hopefully Not Our Kids!

The following article was contributed by Zach DeChant. Zach is the Senior Assistant Director of Strength Training at Texas Christian University and the good news is… Zach will be speaking at Pitch-a-Palooza this December alongside the game’s most sought after minds. Be sure to check it out. —- I believe strongly in the benefits of […]

Train Fast To Be Fast: 5 Reasons All Pitchers Should Sprint

Warning: If you’re looking for technical, complicated ways to confuse the Hell out of your pitchers… This ain’t the post for you. Great, you’re still here so that tells me a few things: You’re a coach looking for an easy way to finally teach your pitchers how to use their lower-half, in hopes of improving […]

The Pitching Coaches Guide To Teaching How The Lower-Half Really Works

Its amazing how often I hear this. “He’s really been working hard on increasing his stride length but I think he’s actually lost velocity.”  “What should we do next?” Quit trying to increase the stride length is where I would start. Here’s why. The distance of your stride has nothing to do with your velocity. […]

Stride Length 100% – No Velocity Increase – Why?

I often get asked… “Lantz, what’s your philosophy on pitching mechanics, development…..?” So, being the lazy bum I am, I thought I’d take time to write down the first 109 thoughts that come to my mind. After all, I’ve written or discussed each of these beliefs extensively throughout my blog, instructional videos and podcasts. ——- Here’s […]

We Believe

Are you struggling to find the strike zone? Inside this article we’re going to uncover the reason you can’t throw strikes and then I’m going to give you a few different drills you can practice that don’t require a coach, or a single word about pitching mechanics.  (Crowd goes wild!!!) . Let’s start by seeing if […]

Who Moved the Strike Zone

“From the pee-hole to the 6 hole.. My son was bred to play short!” he says walking into the dugout un-announced… Luckily for me, the pee-hole kid pitched too! It was my first year coaching and I’ll never forget that family. They were the first to introduce me to the “Strike Detector Reflex” It’s a […]

Does The Strike Detector Reflex Really Exist In Pitchers?

Back in 2012, I really had no idea how the lower body worked. At the time, I just agreed with what I was reading and then realized that I was teaching everything wrong. Here’s what I learned what Bryce Harper taught me about pitching that goes against everything you’ve ever seen, read or heard about […]

What Bryce Harper Taught Me About Lower-Body Pitching Mechanics

Intent… The term mechanics actually refers to the movement patterns within the swing or throw. The movement patterns (pitching mechanics) are unique to everyone and no two people are alike. Now that you have my definition of mechanics, here’s what we are going to do this week. For the next couple of days, we will […]

Intent- Ingredient #1

Dear Rex, It’s crazy to think you’re turning 17 today. It really is amazing how time flies.  I can still sense the excitement as I heard the nurse say… “This little boy has orange hair!” It seems like yesterday it was May 18th, 2016 and you were just turning six years old. From the time […]

A Letter To My 17 Year Old Son Who Turned 6 Today

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