January 28, 2011 by Gary McCoy
A RHP who experienced the Major Legues for the first time in 2010, he had the work ethic to achieve his dream- and now- he wants to maintain it. The problem?
The Team Program…One program for all pitchers.
Imagine going to the doctor and he said ” welcome- here’s your prescription”,
Your response …”But I havent even told you my symptoms!…”
All MLB Teams carefully piece together and spirally bind an off season program for their athletes, (some even do it online now) specifying (1)program for Pitchers- (1) program for Position Players. Neither addresses the individual needs of the athlete.
What is that you say? Aren’t all Pitchers the same?
In my experience nothing could be further from the truth.
At the conclusion of each season- it is critical to perform evaluations- to know what to prescribe for the off-season periodization model. Pitchers (especially Pitchers) that have individual assessments and prescriptions that take them through the off season with monitored check-in’s, report to the following spring a better athlete.
Who wouldn’t want 24 better athletes than last year?
One size fits all? One Size fits Most? Most of the time it’s One size fits none.