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Podcast #5: Interview with a track coach

November 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Base Running, Interviews, Podcast

It’s been a while since my last audio podcast.  This one has some tips for players and coaches who want to improve their own speed or that of their team.  Be sure to check out the show notes underneath when you are done listening.  Let me know what you think in the comment section below.  The podcast is just over 26 minutes long.

Coach Jay Jones

Show Notes:

Take away items from the interview:

  • Although “fast” is generally something you are born with, “speed” is definitely something a player can improve on.
  • Incorporating distance training is beneficial for general fitness and stamina for workouts but dynamic and explosive training drills are a must for a player wishing to improve their useable speed in the game of baseball.
  • Go to YouTube and search for speed drills and other workouts sprinters use.  Tweak them for baseball use.
  • Talk to your track coach and tap into their expertise!!  They are the experts so don’t ignore the wealth of knowledge that is so close to you.
  • As mentioned by Coach Jones, is a great resource for athletes and coaches in any sport.
  • Stay tuned for more Baseball By The Yard posts and videos that will give more detailed information on many of the things discussed in today’s podcast.

What are your thoughts about this podcast?  Anything to add?  Use the comment section below if you do!








3 Responses to “Podcast #5: Interview with a track coach”
  1. Jim Sullivan says:

    There was some very good information here. Thanks. I have been thinking for several years about getting our track coach to come talk to our players, but have only thought about it thus far. Maybe this will motivate me to actually do it. Video of some of these concepts would definitely be useful.

  2. Rick Comp says:

    Coach just got done listening to your interview with Jay Jones and thought it was great. Can’t wait to get started with some of these ideas inside. Thanks again your a world of wealth for baseball coaches and players as well.

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