Tom House
17 posts
Pitch Counts: The Simplest Way to Decrease a Young Pitcher’s Risk of Injury
Baseball
There are three things that contribute to keeping a pitcher’s arm healthy: Workload, biomechanical efficiency, and functional strength. Of those three things, the one parents, coaches and athletes can all easily do is count pitches.
Coaching Tips from Coach Tom House
Baseball
As a coach, you must be able to look in the mirror and say, honestly and earnestly, that the athlete comes first, that you will value process over outcome and that you will do everything in your power to use sports to improve the lives of your athletes.
Mustard Welcomes Clayton Kershaw as First Pro Athlete Guest “In the Kitchen”
Mustard
Mustard's new content platform “In the Kitchen” will feature live, interactive, instructional content with coaching sessions from many of the greatest athletes and coaches of all time.
Engaging with Coaches and Umpires: Tom House’s Tips for Parents of Youth Athletes
Baseball
Parents should only engage with coaches in a way that facilitates their child’s learning experience and enjoyment of the game, and they really shouldn’t engage with umpires at all.
Supporting Youth Athletes: Coach Tom House’s Tips for Parents
Parents
Supportive parents can be the biggest advantage youth athletes can have, but overbearing ones can be their biggest disadvantage. Coach Tom House shares tips for parents of youth athletes to help them reap the benefits of The Power of Play.
Loosen Up! Increase Performance and Prevent Injury with a Proper Warmup
Baseball
Throwing is not the best warmup for throwing! Learn how to properly warm up with coach Tom House's science-based training program.
Getting Started: Kids Have to Learn to Catch & Throw Before They Pitch
Pitching
Kids need to learn basic catching and throwing skills before they should even think about learning to pitch. The process of growing up as an athlete is much more enjoyable for both kids and parents if you move at an age-appropriate pace and take pleasure in small gains.
Stack & Track: The Final 20% of Velocity
Baseball
In a pitching delivery, energy is transferred from the ground up, through the legs and into the torso. Up to 80 percent of that energy is then carried into velocity by angular torque. The final 20 percent of that energy is transferred through linear torque in the torso.
Using the Glove: Swivel and Stabilize to Proper Position
swivel
As a pitcher’s shoulders begin to square up toward home plate, the glove needs to swivel so the palm is facing the chest and stabilize over the landing foot, inside the width of the torso, between the shoulders and the belly button.
Mustard User Stories: Justin Courtney Gets His Shot in the Pros
Baseball
In just one year, with the help of coach Tom House and Mustard, pitcher Justin Courtney went from training solo in Maine to closing for the Los Angeles Angels Low-A affiliate, the Inland Empire 66ers.
Set Position, Lift & Thrust and Energy Angle: Get Your Booty Moving for a Better Delivery
Balance
Set position determines all of the balance and posture positions that are necessary to initiate the delivery.
The Power of Play
Baseball
By Tom House, PhD and Jason Goldsmith, with Lindsay Berra What is play? It’s an imaginative activity that promotes discovery and learning and facilitates social and emotional intelligence. Play is a source
Where's Your Head?
Balance
Head position is incredibly important in the pitching delivery. If your head moves too much, you’ll first have difficulty throwing strikes, and you’ll eventually run the risk of injuries from the excessive stress.
The Mustard Mindset: Mental Skills Coach Jason Goldsmith Shares Tips for Getting the Most Out of Mustard’s Virtual Clinics, and Any Training Session
Baseball
Mustard is holding its first-ever Virtual Clinic from April 25th through 30th. A year ago, the idea of virtual clinics would have seemed crazy, but now, it’s second-nature for kids and young
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