Coach Caliendo talks to Alan Jaeger, the Godfather of Long Toss. He really
delves into when long toss began and why it started. Also, has the process
changed or still the same. They look at all the ways long toss can be done
in combination with Jaeger Cords, and when it should be done. Plus check out
below just some of the questions asked,
Why does long toss strengthen your arm?
Does long toss alone strengthen your arm?
Before you begin long toss what should you do?
What age should players begin long toss?
Does a younger players long toss look different then the older players?
If you want to strengthen your arm you should long toss and what else?.
Is long toss for everyone?
Can it be done wrong and hurt someone ?
How is long toss included in your throwing program? For positions players,
When should you start band work?
Are bands done daily? After long toss?
Extremely important part of long toss is PULL DOWNS, what are PULL Downs?
How do you properly do the pull downs?
Why are Pull Downs important?
In long toss do you throw the ball up high on a angle, what degree?
When you start to throw further should you run and throw?
Pitchers who throw every 5 days or 7 days, what would their long toss
program be and what else would the pitcher do?
Recovery is critical, does long toss and bands help, why?
If you stop throwing for a couple weeks or a month, how much time does it
take to get the arm ready to pitch off the mound?
You will hear terms like, Feed your arm, Listen to your arm.
At the end Alan talks about how we need to ask more questions before we
begin to work with players on long toss or anything else. Find out what they
have been doing, working on, etc.
Alan Jaeger contact information:
Web site: www.jaegersports.com <http://www.jaegersports.com>
Facebook: Jaeger Sports
You Tube: Alan Jaeger check out all the great videos
Alan Jaeger – Founder
Alan Jaeger founded Jaeger Sports on the principle that athletes need to
develop both their physical and mental skills in order to be successful in
game situations. As a result of several years of coaching and personal study
was Alan Jaeger‘s Mental Training Book, Getting Focused, Staying Focused
and the DVD, Thrive On Throwing
signature Arm Heath, Strength and Conditioning Throwing Program
. Along with Alan Jaeger‘s passion for Yoga, this Book and DVD serve as a
driving force behind all of Jaeger Sports' training programs
Alan‘s playing experience includes Los Angeles Pierce Junior College
(1984-1985), California State University, at Northridge and the Wichita
Bronco's of the Jayhawk League (1986). His college coaching experience
includes four years (1990-1993) at Los Angeles Mission Junior
College/College of the Canyons and seven years as an assistant
coach/consultant for the Chatham A's of the prestigious Cape Cod League.
Since 1991 Alan Jaeger, as a personal trainer and consultant, has worked
with over 200 professional players, including 2002 Cy Young Award Winner
Barry Zito, and All-Stars Dan Haren and Andrew Bailey. Alan, has also
consulted with many schools and organizations including the Texas Rangers
Baseball Club and the 2004 National Champion Cal State University, Fullerton
With a teachers training background in Yoga and practitioner of such Far
Eastern Arts as Zen and Taoism, Alan‘s intention is to help athletes merge
the “mechanics” of the Western athlete with the “insight” of the Far Eastern
mind – to position athletes to best realize their potential on and off the
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