Raise your game
- Updated: January 6, 2020
The offseason is a time for many baseball players to get away from the game for a bit, and at Baseball Factory we encourage playing another sport during this season. Whether or not you put on a different sport’s uniform in the winter, there are many ways to prepare for the baseball season without picking up a bat or ball. Here are 10 areas to improve that will pay big dividends on the field come spring:
Academics: Focus on improving your grades, and work ahead if possible, by completing projects and readings now. Practice good time management.
Functional Strength Training: Tailor your workouts to improve strength and explosiveness that will specifically benefit movements related to baseball performance.
Flexibility: Often neglected but extremely important is integrating a stretching routine before and after all workouts. Time spent improving flexibility can go a long way toward a healthy season.
Speed: Spend time improving running form and working on starts, acceleration and factors that can improve straight-line speed.
Agility: Work on the ability to change direction, cut, stop-and-start all while maintaining body control. Jumping rope as well as ladder drills, dot drills and cone exercises are all effective.