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  • Should You Play Summer Ball or Train?

    15 MAG 2024 · Episode #011: Jared and Josh discuss summer training for high school and college pitchers. Including: - Should you player summer ball - Should you just train  - Questions to ask yourself after the season https://youtu.be/qm-AssoiWz4 https://pitchingcoachu.com/pdu https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/buildups - Timestamps: (0:00) Intro (5:15) Next steps after season ends (8:30) When do you need to be built up again? (10:40) How do you feel physically and mentally? (13:10) What are your long term goals and are you on track? (17:30) What areas of your game do you need to improve the most? (27:10) Training velo and command at the same time (30:30) Does summer ball or training give you a better opportunity to improve? (48:50) When else will you have an opportunity to train? Check Out Josh's Stuff: https://twitter.com/GessnerJosh https://youtube.com/@josh_gessner?si=KBlDb6Gg1M9mUDRPhttps://learning-engine.beehiiv.com/subscribe Check Out Jared's Stuff: https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/summertraining https://twitter.com/PitchingCoachU https://youtube.com/@pitchingcoachu?si=ZtqdS5pLl1QXEBGk https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/mmv https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/remotetraining https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/training https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/gripdatabase
    54 min. 40 sec.
  • Orioles Pitcher Cade Povich: Pitching Development Insights

    8 MAG 2024 · Episode #010: Jared and Josh sit down with Orioles LHP Cade Povich. Cade dives into: - Why he went the JUCO route - How he ended up at his dream school - The draft process - How he went from low 80's to 96 - How he focuses on one pitch at a time Follow Cade on: https://www.instagram.com/cadepovich/?hl=en https://twitter.com/Cpo22 https://youtu.be/qm-AssoiWz4 https://pitchingcoachu.com/pdu - Timestamps: (0:00) Intro (2:00) Being a fast learner (5:00) Being coachable (7:00) Going the JUCO route (10:45) Transferring to dream school (15:50) Toughest transition from JUCO to D1 (18:30) Things to consider when deciding a school (22:45) Draft process (27:00) Velo progression from low 80's to mid 90's (30:15) Adjustments from college to pro ball (34:35) Focusing one day at a time (38:15) Being traded from Twins to Orioles (46:00) Cade's pitch grips (52:30) Throwing and lifitng routine in between starts (58:20) Off-season throwing  (1:03:00) Thought process before each pitch Check Out Josh's Stuff: https://twitter.com/GessnerJosh https://youtube.com/@josh_gessner?si=KBlDb6Gg1M9mUDRPhttps://learning-engine.beehiiv.com/subscribe Check Out Jared's Stuff: https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/summertraining https://twitter.com/PitchingCoachU https://youtube.com/@pitchingcoachu?si=ZtqdS5pLl1QXEBGk https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/mmv https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/remotetraining https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/training https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/gripdatabase
    1 h 6 min. 26 sec.
  • Evaluating the Big 3: Strikeouts, Walks, Home Runs

    1 MAG 2024 · Episode #009: This week Jared goes solo and dives into performance evaluation. Including: - The big 3 stats - Breaking them down into a tree diagram - Average numbers for K's, BB's, and damage https://youtu.be/qm-AssoiWz4 https://pitchingcoachu.com/pdu - Timestamps: (0:30) Intro - The big 3 (2:40) Average numbers for K's, BB's, HR's (5:00) Be good at 2/3 (6:30) Breaking down strike outs (11:10) Breaking down walks (18:55) Breaking down damage (21:40) Conclusion Check Out Josh's Stuff: https://twitter.com/GessnerJosh https://youtube.com/@josh_gessner?si=KBlDb6Gg1M9mUDRPhttps://learning-engine.beehiiv.com/subscribe Check Out Jared's Stuff: https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/summertraining https://twitter.com/PitchingCoachU https://youtube.com/@pitchingcoachu?si=ZtqdS5pLl1QXEBGk https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/mmv https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/remotetraining https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/training https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/gripdatabase
    23 min. 54 sec.
  • How to Overcome the Yips

    24 APR 2024 · Episode #008: Jared and Josh discuss all things involving the yips. Including: - Josh's story of overcoming the yips - Step by step progression - Mental strategies - Resources to help with the process https://youtu.be/NoSBpRJEbAI - Timestamps: (0:35) Josh's game review (8:15) Josh's story of getting the yips (18:20) Coaches interaction during this process (21:40) Mental progression - tackling fear (26:50) There are no quick fixes (31:15) Mental side and mechanics (32:40) Prove to yourself you are in control (34:50) Yips rehab throwing program (47:40) Fresh start with the Rangers (49:00) MLB pitchers that have overcome the yips (53:30) Struggles with throwing from short distances (56:00) Overcoming hard things serves you beyond baseball Check Out Josh's Stuff: https://twitter.com/GessnerJosh https://youtube.com/@josh_gessner?si=KBlDb6Gg1M9mUDRPhttps://learning-engine.beehiiv.com/subscribe Check Out Jared's Stuff: https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/summertraining https://twitter.com/PitchingCoachU https://youtube.com/@pitchingcoachu?si=ZtqdS5pLl1QXEBGk https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/mmv https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/remotetraining https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/training https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/gripdatabase
    58 min. 30 sec.
  • How to Improve Your Command

    17 APR 2024 · Episode #007: Jared and Josh discuss methods to improve command. Including: - Defining command - Average walk rates at every level - Command development process - Command training ideas - Mental game strategies https://youtu.be/aeJkGpVrcUc - Timestamps: (1:00) Intro - Josh's 1st game, MLB events (15:00) Defining command (17:00) Catcher setting up middle middle (21:45) Average walk rates by level (25:00) Correlation to swing and miss and BABIP (27:40) Command training ideas (35:45) Command development process (39:10) How to throw better bullpens (47:00) How to use differential balls (51:20) Mental game strategies and thoughts Check Out Josh's Stuff: https://twitter.com/GessnerJosh https://youtube.com/@josh_gessner?si=KBlDb6Gg1M9mUDRPhttps://learning-engine.beehiiv.com/subscribe Check Out Jared's Stuff: https://twitter.com/PitchingCoachU https://youtube.com/@pitchingcoachu?si=ZtqdS5pLl1QXEBGk https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/mmv https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/remotetraining https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/training https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/gripdatabase
    1 h 1 min. 49 sec.
  • How to Get Recruited by Your Dream School

    10 APR 2024 · Episode #006: Jared and Josh discuss the the injury chaos in MLB and walk through the recruiting process for high school players. Including: - Jared and Josh's recruiting story - How to write an email - How to contact college coaches  - What to put on social media - The importance of getting good, first - How to choose a college - Importance of areas outside of playing https://youtu.be/yocdXtPsJis - Timestamps: (1:00) Intro (3:10) Injuries in MLB (12:30) When Josh started trying to get recruited (14:45) Josh emailed 100 coaches (17:45) Jared's path to JUCO (20:45) Gap year option (26:30) Josh's school commitment path (29:50) How to email coaches and make a video (36:20) Jared played D1 and pro ball through email (44:30) Importance of grades (50:45) How to use social media (55:30) Create a product worth advertising Check Out Josh's Stuff: https://twitter.com/GessnerJosh https://youtube.com/@josh_gessner?si=KBlDb6Gg1M9mUDRPhttps://learning-engine.beehiiv.com/subscribe Check Out Jared's Stuff: https://twitter.com/PitchingCoachU https://youtube.com/@pitchingcoachu?si=ZtqdS5pLl1QXEBGk https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/mmv https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/remotetraining https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/training https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/gripdatabase
    57 min. 40 sec.
  • Mental Game Strategies You Should Try

    3 APR 2024 · Episode #005: Jared and Josh discuss the importance of the mental game. Including: - How Roy Halladay and Corbin Burnes went from the worst to the best - Not making baseball your identity - Meditation - Visualization - Self-talk - Hobbies outside of baseball - In-game mental strategies  - Mental game resources https://youtu.be/h8YgPrM4bfs - Timestamps: (1:00) Intro (1:48) Roy Halliday story (6:30) Corbin Burnes story (8:45) Overcoming the yips and knowing yourself (11:30) Placing identity in baseball (17:45) Find hobbies outside of baseball (22:00) Understanding confidence (25:00) What mental toughness actually is (32:00) Benefit of ice baths (36:35) The spotlight affect (38:40) In-game strategies (41:50) How Jared overcame early college struggles (45:20) David Goggins cookie jar (51:45) How you should visualize (57:10) Mental game resources https://www.amazon.com/Mental-ABCs-Pitching-Performance-Enhancement/dp/1630761842 Check Out Josh's Stuff: https://twitter.com/GessnerJosh https://youtube.com/@josh_gessner?si=KBlDb6Gg1M9mUDRPhttps://learning-engine.beehiiv.com/subscribe Check Out Jared's Stuff: https://twitter.com/PitchingCoachU https://youtube.com/@pitchingcoachu?si=ZtqdS5pLl1QXEBGk https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/mmv https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/remotetraining https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/training https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/gripdatabase
    57 min. 36 sec.
  • Velo is King

    27 MAR 2024 · Episode #004: Jared and Josh discuss the importance of velocity and how to train it. Including: - wOBA breakdown by velo - Weight room/nutrition fundamentals - Appropriate age for velo training - Velocity training block examples https://youtu.be/jNJyjFri6ag - Timestamps: (1:00) Intro (0:58) Why Jared didn't get drafted (4:00) wOBA graphic by velo (9:30) Why you aren't an outlier (14:20) Velocity gains aren't linear (19:30) Fundamentals in the weight room (22:30) Importance of weight and nutrition (27:30) Appropriate age for velocity training (33:40) Be athletic, don't focus on mechanics (40:15) How long to focus on velo before anything else (45:15) Training block examples (55:45) Copy your favorite pitcher (57:50) To play summer ball or not https://www.precisionnutrition.com/nutrition-calculator Check Out Josh's Stuff: https://twitter.com/GessnerJosh https://youtube.com/@josh_gessner?si=KBlDb6Gg1M9mUDRPhttps://learning-engine.beehiiv.com/subscribe Check Out Jared's Stuff: https://twitter.com/PitchingCoachU https://youtube.com/@pitchingcoachu?si=ZtqdS5pLl1QXEBGk https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/mmv https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/remotetraining https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/training https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/gripdatabase
    59 min. 33 sec.
  • In-Season Throwing Masterclass

    20 MAR 2024 · Episode #003: Jared and Josh discuss how to manage your throwing in-season. Including: - 6 and 7 day rotation - Reliever throwing schedule - What your lifting should look like https://youtu.be/9gS81IU_FDI - Timestamps: (1:00) Intro (1:30) Josh's journey from 78 to 95 mph (7:00) Pros and cons of playing year round (10:30) Showcasing vs. competing (12:30) Importance of in-season training (13:15) Josh's in-season throwing schedule (15:50) Importance of touching the mound frequently (17:20) Flatground vs. mound reps (20:50) Yu Darvish throwing mechanics (24:00) Variability Training (26:15) Being athletic in catch play (31:50) 6 and 7-day throwing cycle (45:30) Importance of finding your routine (51:20) Adam Wainwright story on making routines adaptable (55:00) ABC goal system (59:52) In-Season reliever schedule (1:06:00) Lifting in-season https://youtu.be/JE-qtUzqRhU?si=-P-4dv8F5o31Q_kp Check Out Josh's Stuff: https://twitter.com/GessnerJosh https://youtube.com/@josh_gessner?si=KBlDb6Gg1M9mUDRP Check Out Jared's Stuff: https://twitter.com/PitchingCoachU https://youtube.com/@pitchingcoachu?si=ZtqdS5pLl1QXEBGk https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/mmv https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/remotetraining https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/training https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/gripdatabase
    1 h 9 min. 58 sec.
  • Pitch Design Crash Course

    13 MAR 2024 · Episode #002: Jared and Josh discuss how to throw every pitch type. Including: - Grips and cues - Josh's personal grips - How to decide what pitches are best for you https://youtu.be/Mhv6xU54fHA - Timestamps: (0:00) Intro (4:20) Four Seam Fastballs (14:25) Sinkers (21:35) Cutters  (29:50) Sweepers (41:20) Curveballs (46:35) Changeups/Splitters (59:00) Determining Your Arsenal https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX_cg28UpWe-ZE70KiT1krWQo2dhL3Hzr&si=JK2JwjOhLRPm9qER to learn how to make dot balls. Check Out Josh's Stuff: https://twitter.com/GessnerJosh https://youtube.com/@josh_gessner?si=KBlDb6Gg1M9mUDRP Check Out Jared's Stuff: https://twitter.com/PitchingCoachU https://youtube.com/@pitchingcoachu?si=ZtqdS5pLl1QXEBGk https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/mmv https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/remotetraining https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/training https://www.pitchingcoachu.com/gripdatabase
    1 h 5 min. 23 sec.

Co-hosts, Jared Gaynor and Josh Gessner talk all things pitching development. Jared is a former minor league pitching coach for the Minnesota Twins and is now the owner of Pitching...

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Co-hosts, Jared Gaynor and Josh Gessner talk all things pitching development.

Jared is a former minor league pitching coach for the Minnesota Twins and is now the owner of Pitching Coach "U".

Josh is currently a pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.
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