Over Powering Fast Ball / Outstanding Arm Strength / Great Command / Finesse Guy
Coaches and scouts all have terms to describe players, but it seems to be in today's standards they are really looking for fastball velocity. Unfortunately, most still believe we are born with the tools we have and throwing with velocity can't be developed.
Training the body for the act we are performing is the key to success. With specific training and use of proven techniques, we all can throw with greater velocity.Velocity is not all about arm strength, but about arm speed. Therefore, we must build the body parts involved. Strong legs, hips, and core muscles are crucial to transfer power from the ground through the lower body to the torso and eventually to the arm and hand to provide a fast whip-like release of the ball. The efficient transfer of force through proper sequencing of body parts is crucial for throwing with greater velocity. Focusing on improving quick reactive movements, increasing core and rotational strength along with good mechanics to gain velocity and perform at a higher level.
“I was a participant in the velocity program with Coach Langston for 5 years. The program helped me have a big jump in velocity that was 12-14 mph over the past 5 years. It has taught me how to train hard and made me a better athlete at the same time. The workouts are challenging with days on the vertimax equipment, the balancing drills and the leg exercises that are pitcher specific. If you give your all in the program, the results will be there. I do not think there is a better program to develop than the one with Coach Langston. He has so much baseball knowledge that he will share throughout the program that is helpful while you play the game.”
NEMCC (RHP/92 mph)
“The velocity program at Birmingham Baseball is awesome!
Through the program, I was able to learn many specialized workouts that increased my arm speed and arm strength. That increased arm speed and strength resulted in a full 5 mph on my fastball in just one year.
Coach Langston’s velocity program, along with his excellent mechanics instruction, has brought me to the mound at MTSU. I can’t thank him enough as I wouldn’t be here without him.”
MTSU (LHP/88 MPH)