Our Functional Movement Program (FMP) is a key component to all of our players success at all levels. Baseball and Softball is a team sport that requires stretching, core training, speed and agility training and strength training.
Due to the wear-and-tear on the body especially the arm, injuries to the shoulder and elbow are fairly common. Medical breakthroughs, such as Tommy John Surgery, have allowed injured players to make a full recovery and return to the field.
It is important to look at the position the player is playing. Pitcher, catcher, infield, and outfield have varying demands. Globally, every player moves in three planes of motion and therefore should incorporate multi-dimensional training (forward/back, side to side, and left/right rotations).
Specifically, it is important to look at the zones positional players move in. Catchers work a lot in a vertical plane (squats would be considered a functional movement they should work on w/progressive unilateral arm motion). Infield players work in all planes of motion by dominantly performing lunging actions (multi-planar lunges w/reaches at varying heights would be an example).
Pitchers work from a balance position to a lunge (balance to lunge to balance would be a great movement). An example of an exercise an Outfielder could work on is multi-planar lunges with overhead reaches.
With Our Functional Movement Program, the hope is that you can identify more task specific moves for your position demands and incorporate them. Also, the above examples looked mostly at the defensive end, and not the flexibility and power needed to throw accurately and of course offensive batting. Powerful med ball rotational throws are another great functional movement for batting combined with other functional and core movement programs.
Reserve your functional movement program spot today. Call 845-323-4951 to make your reservation.Reserve Today