Entries by Joey Myers

Coaching Baseball VIDEO: Why We’re Failing

How-To Make Changes & Get Results Faster Coaching Baseball   This article will highlight one of the scientific principles of successful learning, according to Peter C. Brown’s book Make It Stick.  FYI, this will work for coaching softball as well. In my research, I’ve uncovered THREE ingredients to coaching baseball: Study and apply scientifically proven human […]

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George Springer: Can Gravity BOOST Power?

Could the Forces of Gravity be the Key to Unlock Power?   In this video, we’re comparing two athletes from two different sports, rookie outfielder George Springer of the Houston Astros and world record holding Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.  We’ll look at how gravity can affect energy transfer forces in human movement, and discuss: How-to transfer […]

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Josh Donaldson: Stay Closed & ADD Bat & Ball Exit Speed

“Staying Closed” for Fastpitch Softball & Baseball (NOT What You Think)…   In this article, we’ll compare the swings of Oakland Athletic’s (now Blue Jays) Josh Donaldson and Toronto Blue Jay’s Jose Bautista (aka Joey Bats).  In the video, we’ll discuss: Donaldson v. Bautista metrics, What “staying closed” means to spine engine mechanics, and Where Josh Donaldson […]

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Chris Davis Video: “Power Move”

Does Chris Davis Hit Backwards?  Common Mistake #4 (of 4)…   The last installment to the Hitting Backwards: 4 Common Mistakes Hitters Make video series, looks at the swing of 2013 MLB home-run leader Chris Davis. “Being short to the ball” is disastrous to repeatable power.  We can be ‘compact’, but ‘swinging down on the ball’ in order to be ‘short […]

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Miguel Cabrera REVEALS Timing Of Torque

Does Miguel Cabrera Hit Backwards?  Common Mistake #3 (of 4)…   The third installment to the Hitting Backwards: 4 Common Mistakes Hitters Make video series, stars 8-time All-Star & 2-Time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera.  I’ll show you how hitting instructors get torque timing wrong, causing reciprocal inhibition to occur in reverse. In this Miguel Cabrera video, we’ll look at: […]

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Ryan Braun: Common Mistakes Hitters Make #1

Does Ryan Braun Hit Backwards?  Common Mistake #1 (of 4)…   In the first installment of the Hitting Backwards: 4 Common Mistakes Hitters Make video series, featuring Ryan Braun, we’re analyzing why “Sitting Back” is so destructive to friction-free mechanics.  The WHY boils down to a strange word… According to IdeaFit.com, “Proprioception is the body’s ability to transmit a […]