Ryan Serena

P.R.E.P.

As we began our winter training at the facility in November, we implemented something that I have developed and talked about on occasion over the last few years, but hadn’t really put into practice routinely.  As our time with players is limited, it is of paramount importance that we get the most out of them, …

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The Third Degree

The article in the latest Sports Illustrated about Blue Jays superstar Josh Donaldson was a fun read.  Anybody that has watched that guy at length understands why he is one of the premier players in baseball right now.  His extreme ability on both the offensive and defensive sides is complimented by the exciting way he …

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Defensive Adjustability

In my last post, I outlined the key principles that every defensive player employs in order to be effective.  Proper reads, good timing, strong catch position and efficient and explosive throwing position are consistently executed fundamentals by all great defensive players.  My new term for these is the core four (Take a look here for a full refresher) As I …

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