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San Diego Swing: Baseball Quarantining, At Home Training


Jack Shannon
San Diego Area Scout

    

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Recent events have altered the landscape of baseball in America with all levels of baseball from the Major Leagues to the Little Leagues suspending team activities in some shape or form. This has left a lot of players wondering what to do in their down time. There are many ways to continue staying involved with baseball other than staying up to date with Prep Baseball Report, here are five categories (Physical, Mental, Baseball, Film, Books) with five recommendations that can help keep one moving forward. Feel free to tweet at us with more suggestions.

PHYSICAL

Sport Yoga : Balance, Pliability, Health

Gus Hoefling’s Championship Conditioning : Physical and Mental Strength, Conditioning

MensHealth : 30 Home Workouts to Stay Fit When You’re Stuck Indoors 

Core : 8 Minute Abs

Rice Bucket : Forearm Strength, Injury Prevention


MENTAL

Visualization: Play Mentally

Meditation: Clear Your Mind

Breathing: Control Your Breath

Self: Design Your Own Plan 

Journal: Game Plan

 

BASEBALL

Hitting: Mirror Load and Post Swing Balance, Garage Tee work, Tony Gwynn

Pitching: Mirror Leg Lift Balance, Towel Drills, Trevor Bauer

Fielding: Catch Anything with One Eye Closed Repeatedly, Mirror Prep Step, Ron Washington

Outfield: Mirror Ready Position, Mirror First Step, Mallex Smith 

Catching: Mirror Blocking, Mirror Pop Time, Austin Hedges 

FILM

Major League (Baseball Comedy) 

Bull Durham (Baseball Drama)

Baseball Documentary with Ken Burns (Baseball History) 

Sandlot (Baseball Youth) 

Moneyball (Baseball Contemporary) 

 

BOOKS

Heads-Up Baseball: Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time

  Book by Ken Ravizza and Tom Hanson

Relentless Optimism: How a Commitment to Positive Thinking Changes Everything

  Book by Darrin Donnelly

The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Peak Performance 

  Book by Tom Brady

Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance: A Sports Parent’s Survival Guide

  Book by Dr. Tommy John and Myatt Murphy

The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond

  Edited by Jeff Silverman


UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Norcal Underclass Games (INVITE-ONLY) CA 06/06 Islanders Field - Lathrop
Northern California ProCase (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/13 Folsom Lake College
SoCal Underclass Games (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/13 Hart Park
SoCal ProCase (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/14 Hart Park
CA State Games ID (Norcal) CA 06/16 Islanders Field - Lathrop
California State Games CA 07/25 Long Beach
2020 PBR Future Games (California Invite) CA 07/29 LakePoint Sports
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/29 LakePoint Sports

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