Fastpitch Friday Ep.23 Try This Simple Trick to Help Youth Softball Players Deadlift

For youth athletes, it's all about creating context when trying to teach them something new (deadlift, squat, push-up, pull-up). Without context, they won't understand commonly used phrases coaches use to teach adults like...

  • Coach: "Get into a hip hinge" Nugget's response -  A what? 
  • Coach: "Tighten your lats" Nugget's response - What are those? 
  • Coach: "Create intra-abdominal pressure" Nugget's response - Shaking his or her head yes so you will stop talking

On this week's episode of Fastpitch Friday I answer a question from a youth softball coach here in Massachusetts regarding my training philosophy when working with youth athletes on the training floor.