The world of training pitchers and ball players has changed dramatically in the last 5 years. From advances in technology to developments in strength training, developing today's players is a whole new ball game. In this podcast, we hope to bring you the latest, from player development to strength training to recruiting and scouting. We are going to cover a broad range of topics with one purpose in mind, bringing you useful information. Join Nunzio Signore, owner of RPP baseball, as he interviews players, coaches, managers and other industry leaders to help take your game to the next level.
Creating Positive Change with Rutgers Pitching Coach Brendan Monaghan
My guest today is Brendan Monaghan, Pitching Coach / Recruiting Coordinator at Rutgers University. He recently completed his 4th and historic season with the Scarlet Knights. This past spring, Rutgers pitchers played a crucial role in setting a program record with 44 wins in 2022. Overall team ERA went from 5.00 in 2021 to 4.22, which was the second-best mark in the Big Ten and 35th in the country.
Previously, Monaghan spent three seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Bryant College in Rhode Island as well as the pitching coach at George Washington University and UMass Lowell. After graduation from St. John's, he had a four-year professional career with the Baltimore Orioles organization.
Join us as we cover a variety of topics including creating positive change within a team setting, when and when not to use technology in player development and which athletes are the most recruitable.
Understanding and Using Motion Capture with Dr. Kristen Nicholson
My guest today is Dr. Kristen Nicholson from Wake Forest University, where she has been the Director of the renowned Wake Forest Pitching Lab since October 2018 as the head of biomechanics research.
Dr. Nicholson is also currently an Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina as well as the President of the Baseball Biomechanics Association.
In today's podcast, we’ll talk about the value of motion capture in not only uncovering mechanical flaws, but also review some of the "big players" from a mechanics standpoint that can help improve velocity while at the same time, reducing the risk of injury.
Understanding Movement Impairments with Dr. Tyler White
Today, we're sitting down with Dr. Tyler White. Tyler is a consultant in professional baseball working with organizations and private clients alike. He frequently lectures across the country on ways to improve performance and reduce injury in baseball pitching. His private clients range from high-end prospects to World Series MVP’s and everyone in between.
He is the founder of the World Pitching Congress which is a baseball conference that brings some of the top talent in baseball rehab and performance together to educate the masses on what they can do to make the athletes stay healthy and perform to their peak capabilities.
Today's podcast includes addressing stability when sequencing mechanics, moving from the center and addressing shoulder and lower back pain.
Understanding VBT, Maintaining Velocity and Long Term Athletic Development
Today, I’m flying solo and answering some questions sent in by our listeners.
Topics range from programming with velocity-based training throughout the off-season, training to maintain velo in the later innings as well as tight hamstrings and long term athletic development.
A lot here to chew on this week so enjoy and enjoy the long weekend!
Tommy John Options Recovery and Prevention with Dr. Casey Pierce
My guest today is Dr. Casey Pierce, MD. He is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, fellowship-trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He completed a specialized fellowship at the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, Alabama. At ASMI he polished his surgical techniques learning under world renowned mentors: Dr. James Andrews, Dr. E. Lyle Cain, Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, and Dr. Benton Emblom.
Dr. Pierce graduated from St. George's University Of Medicine in 2011. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Seton Hall University / St. Joseph’s University Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. In today's podcast, we’ll touch on information athlete’s and parents should know prior to making a decision on whether a TJ procedure is even warranted, as well as different recovery times associated with the procedure and what young athletes can do to help prevent UCL issues in the first place.
College Recruiting in the New Era with CSA's Sam Sharf
My guest today is Sam Sharf. Sam is a Co-Founder of College Sports Advisors (CSA) and serves as the Director of Baseball Operations. He brings with him nearly 10 years of experience guiding families and athletes through the baseball recruiting process. Previously, he was Vice President, and Director of Player Development at Time to Sign Sports for 7 years. He is a graduate of Penn State University, where he was Student Assistant for the Penn State Baseball program (2009-2013). If you’re look for baseball recruiting advice, Sam is the man.
I have known Sam for several years, and I have to tell you Sam is as knowledgeable about the recruiting process as anyone. His devotion and commitment to his athletes is bar none as he spends hours and hours and days and days travelling to watch his guys take the field, while showering them with advice about the recruiting process. He knows the landscape and the college coaches personally and has an excellent sense for laying out a path for his athletes to get to the next level.