There are several techniques needed for baseball and softball players to find success on the field, which are different for each position. We will assess each athlete's strengths and weaknesses based on the position they play and the role they provide on the field. The workout plan for a pitcher versus a catcher would look completely different as they work different muscles and use different postures during a game. At Proformance we will train a pitcher's arm muscles while trying to prevent shoulder or elbow damage. A pitcher needs to have proper leg and hip movements in combination with their arm while throwing. Our trainers will work with a pitcher to improve their accuracy, strength, and movements to allow them to use the same mechanics each pitch.
For a catcher training at Proformance, the focus will be on strengthening their hamstrings, quads, glutes, and hips which receive a high level of strain throughout a game. As we strengthen these muscles, the athlete will be able to load out of the low position to make a play faster and more effectively. Catchers also require high levels of hand eye coordination which can be improved through various drills during their workouts here.
For the baseball and softball players training here that need to strenghten their batting swing, we will work on building up the necessary muscles as well as working on their posture during their swing. The next step is decreasing the time it takes for an athlete to get from one base to the next.