Here at Push Performance, we have the opportunity to work with 100+ kids through remote strength programs throughout the country.
Personally, with athletes I have worked with remotely, I have seen them make huge strides toward their baseball development goals. This includes youth baseball players all the way up to professional players.
Why is this?
What makes remote strength Programs for baseball/softball Unique?
There are a couple of unique aspects about remote training that you may not get while working in person.
Constant communication between the strength coach and athlete is critical in remote training to ensure goals are being met and form is correct. If the communication is not there, it’s difficult to progress the athlete and to be on the same page when it comes to training.
How do we keep communication in order?
Our athletes send in videos often, FaceTime their coaches periodically with questions, and make sure to understand their program before they arrive at the regular gym they choose to do their program at.
When the line of communication is open is when athletes escalate their training and make strides toward their goals.
In a college baseball program, there is one strength coach to 40 athletes. So, the strength coach may not be able to keep tabs on all of his athletes and how they are feeling every single day. This is where the athlete must have good communication skills with the strength coach to let them know how they are feeling and if they need to take a step back in training because they are not feeling 100%.
Often, if the athlete does not speak up, they’ll keep moving forward with lifts that may not be right for them, which can turn minor injuries into major injuries.
Taking care of your body
Being able to take care of yourself and recover is not just suggested but needed to truly hit your development goals.
Strength coaches will not always be there to hold your hand through a training session. Athletes must be able to complete their lifts on their own, while knowing what the emphasis is in each lift.
Sometimes, if there is not a strength coach present, an athlete feels they can aimlessly walk through the gym and perform different exercises that may or may not be good for them. However, in college summer ball and pro ball, you are traveling every week and there will rarely be a strength coach there to guide you along.
You must be equipped with the knowledge to get through a work out on your own, and remote training helps you build that muscle to having what you need, learning how to do it right, and motivate yourself to get it done and communicate.
It’s crucial to understand what works for you and what doesn’t work for you in the weight room. You also must know what you need to accomplish every time you walk into the weight room.
Set your gameplan before you get there.
Getting started with your custom remote program
At the end of the day, to play baseball or softball for a long time you must treat the game like a job.
Here at Push, we build customized and need-specific strength, conditioning and mobility programs for our athletes, based on their individual needs and goals.
No two athletes are the same, and we train them as such – now, from wherever you are and with the same feel as our in-house programs.
Push Remote is built for players who aren’t able to make it into our Arizona and Colorado locations and want to play at the next level.
Not only do we help our remote athletes to college and pro ball, but we also equip them with the tools and knowledge to care for themselves and their goals on their own when the time comes.
Learn more about our remote strength programs here.