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    Hi I'm a sophomore outfielder in high school and i have an exceptionally good arm and i can hit well, but my closing speed is a problem. My 60 time is in the mid to low 7s which is not good. Does anyone know excercises or drills that can improve my time.

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    Start out with some basic form running:
    1-High Knees
    2- Butt kicks
    3- Accelerations- 40-50 yards
    4- Backward running

    Do about 5-6 sets of 30 yards for each exercise, 3-4 days per week.

    After a while you can add hill running, or pulling a parachute/sled.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by yankees32 View Post
      Hi I'm a sophomore outfielder in high school and i have an exceptionally good arm and i can hit well, but my closing speed is a problem. My 60 time is in the mid to low 7s which is not good. Does anyone know excercises or drills that can improve my time.
      Contact Jon Doyle or Maxx. They can help you with this! Low o mid 7's isn;t terrible at your level. Not good, but not terrible.
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      • #4
        Why do you say that your closing speed isn't good enough? Is it your speed or is it in your fielding mecahnics? Just trying to get an idea of why you think there is a problem.....
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jake Patterson View Post
          Contact Jon Doyle or Maxx. They can help you with this! Low o mid 7's isn;t terrible at your level. Not good, but not terrible.
          Great advice... I know that Jon Doyle's program has helped me a lot.

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          • #6
            I'm talking about closing speed on the ball I haven't had any problems with my fielding mechanics and sorry but i meant to say mid to HIGH 7s.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by yankees32 View Post
              I'm talking about closing speed on the ball I haven't had any problems with my fielding mechanics and sorry but i meant to say mid to HIGH 7s.
              I guess my question should have been--does your speed differ as you are closing in on the ball, or is your speed overall a concern? I'm trying to understand why you think it is only your closing speed that's a problem?
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              • #8
                It's my speed overall that's a problem.

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                • #9
                  Ok, that makes more sense. Check out this thread where we had some discussion on speed, then if you have further questions, feel free to ask. By the way, what types of training or exercises are you currently doing? Do you have experience with weight training?
                  http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=74706
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                  • #10
                    I have recently started doing plyometrics and in the offseason i lift 3 times a week.

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                    • #11
                      What exercises are you doing when you lift? List them all. How often are you doing a sprint workout?
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                      • #12
                        Flat bench, incline bench, military press, lunges, power clean, calf raises, bicep curls, forearm curls, dips, and tricep pulldowns.

                        As far as sprinting we normally do 90 foot sprints or suicides at practice but sometimes we will do 100 yard sprints or a 480 yard shuttle run.

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                        • #13
                          You should really focus on your posterior chain. Which is the backside of the body. Clean, snatches, jump shrugs, deadlifts, glute/ham raises should all be the focus of your training.
                          www.BaseballTrainingSecrets.com

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by yankees32 View Post
                            Flat bench, incline bench, military press, lunges, power clean, calf raises, bicep curls, forearm curls, dips, and tricep pulldowns.

                            As far as sprinting we normally do 90 foot sprints or suicides at practice but sometimes we will do 100 yard sprints or a 480 yard shuttle run.

                            The lunges and power cleans are the only 2 exercises in that list that are going to help with speed......
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                            • #15
                              Jon....... just a question about snatches ... I have read things people have posted across the web and such (some not true) but couldn't they potentially be harmful to the shoulders (lifting heavy weights above head) or do you have people stick to lighter weights on things over their head?
                              “If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me.” - Ted Williams
                              "Didn't come up here to read. Came up here to hit." - Hank Aaron

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