Hi, How do you maintain spike shoes after toe is broken? Do you use Tuff Toe Pro or Molded Tuff Toe? If Yes, How did it work? Do you use something to protect Toe? Yukio
Mr. Mills, Thank you very much. He is feeling better than before. He went to practice yesterday. I asked him to take a rest but he did not. I will observe him a few weeks more and decide what to do next. Yukio
The area he hurt is back of right thigh and lower part and close to knee cap. It is not exactly back of knee but little above knee. Sorry it was not enough information. Yesterday, he is not feeling any pain and he is walking normally. It is very stiff. He can not touch the toe with bending forward.
Mr. Mills, My son Charles (13YO) hurt his right hamstring. It is back of knee. He told me that this particular place is stiff just before he started last Friday. I asked him to stretch out then he went to the mound. He pitched 4 innings allowed only 1 run because three error occured in one inning. He dominated oponent with his fastball and change. He had a practice following Tuesday. During the practice he felt minor pain but he continued. After he came home, the pain got worse he had difficulty to straighten the knee. We compressed thigh and elevated all night. This morning, he said it is OK now. Last night, I seached with keyword of “hamstring injury” in Google. I found many site explaining about this. The thing I am worring is, this is recurring injury. Could you let me know what should we do in this case? Yukio
Happy New Year Hi Ginny, We did the Box Jump first time this winter yesterday. This is the 3rd winter since we purchased your videos and worked on plyometric. My son Charles(13 YO) is getting stronger and quicker every year. We used 3 of 6″ steps to do Box Jump. When we did the same thing yesterday, it was so easy to do. Charles said “I am not feeling like I am working”. Should we go to 4 X 6″ steps? He started Travel Team since this fall. He go to tournament 2 times in a month. So, we are not doing too many work out this winter. It is like in-season training. But I want to do Box Jump 2 times in a month. Yukio Onizuka
Mr. Mills, My son (13 years old) does this once in a while. After the release, he hit his glove by his elbow hard. He tried throw 4 seam fastball to outside low. He was missing to low and away. His glove was tucked in to his arm pit. Is it because his arm break action? Or is it because his glove hand? Please help. Happy Holiday Yukio Onizuka
Mr. Mills, We met Mr. Al Russel yesterday. Thank you very much for recomendending him to us. We explained him the heel problem which Charles has. He measured flexibility of uncles and knees. He found that left knee does not have wide range of mortion. His right knee was OK. Then he checked stiffness/soreness in hips, shoulders and back. He found stiffness in left hips. This need to be fixed otherwise he will not decelerate using lower half of body. Then he has to do it mostly with shouder and back. This is pretty common to right handed pitcher, he said. Then he checked the balance. Charles’s Knee caved in little and toes are pointing outside when he stands. The knee also caved in when goes down for squat. He explained to Chrales that knee get caught in between tight hip and foot which does not have enough arch and miss arraigned uncle. Then he checked single leg squat, high balance point and low balance point. He explained how important to keep the knee arrained and foot arched properly during striding and landing. Then he taught Charles how to exercise with the leg band. Charles had been doing this but in wrong way. This might have aused the tight hips. Charles had caved knee since long time ago. I did not know that is curable. Now we know how to cure. We are all happy with the result of check up. Because we did not find many problem. Yukio
Mr. Mills, I saw this drill in the Video “Pitching from Ground Up” about 3 years ago. He called this “Chair Drill”. He placed a chair in the straight line to the posting leg and used this as a target. My son was 8 years old at that time and I did not know anything about this forum. I believe this drill is developped by famous MLB pitcher. This is for landing in straight line. If you in-step or out-step, then you will not reach the target. He also mentioned about doing this drill in wrong manner. People usualy try to rush and reach out the target. So if you don’t know the purpose for this drill, then you will be in trouble. Since I found this forum, the 2X4 drill replaced the chair drill for us. Yukio
Mr. Mills, I checked the web site. It is a great information. Thank you very much. I will start to find a fiscal therapist.
Mr Mills, I will be grad if you recomend somebody to us. It is too much hustle for us to find them by ourselves. Yes we live close to LA or Orange County. Our house is located at about in the middle between Dodger Stadium and Edison Field. I am comuting to downtown LA in weekday. Yukio
Mr. & Mrs Mills, I want to my son(12YO) to be evaluated. Could you give us the guide to find a physcal therapist? If I choose the clinic, what kind of questions should I make and what is the guide line to make decision? This could be very strange question to you but it is hard for me to find a therapist. I am guessing that most of clinics are for just fixing injuries, there are not so many for preventing from injuries. I am feeling that I will go to wrong place and ask wrong things. I tried to search in the GOOGLE by the “Sports physical therapist”, there are a few listed there. If you know better way to find them, please let me know. Yukio
The last time we did jumping is middle of January. We did not have any incident during our training. He can still run with sore heal. It depend on how he runs, if he runs faster then he is not feeling much pain. Do you think that it could be stress fracture? Please let me know.
Mr & Mrs Mills, My son(12YO) limps after the game once in a while. It is always his landing foot which become sore. He does not have any injury at all. We worked on agility, box jump, lunges, Med ball and running in offseason. He is a fast runner. But he does not run frequently in these days. It is just because he is too busy to work on other things such as defence and hitting. I know another kids who has same problem. Coincidentally, he is a pitcher. Is this common to a pitcher? Is this caused by tightness/weekness in somewhere in his body? Please let me know. Yukio
Mr. Mills, Your Reply to this topic helped us a lot. I tried to have my son (12 YO) to whip his arm by rotational force before. It was hard for us to get that feeling. Just telling “Whip it” does not work. We just fit in the category of “Thinking too much of mechanic”. As a matter of fact we never pay attention to the rhythm. We talked about the rhythm yeasterday and tried many version. We made it slow from high balance to NO 2 Position. Also kept upper body closed at the same time. Now he said that he is whipping good from both of Wind Up & Stretch Position. He now slide step from stretch very smoothly. Thank you very much. Yukio
Hi, This is a question to you, not an opinion to you. In the comparison to Pedro Martines, your slowing elbow is in behind your shoulder. Pedro kept his elbow in almost straight line to the target. Do you think this is flailing? In the first video, at the balance position, your line of shoulder is pointing to your right side. Isn’t this too much rotation while you are striding? Your throwing arm is in right spot and right angle at the NO 2 position. Mr. Mills might say this is the style not the mechanic. The reason why I am asking you is, my 12 year old son does the same. He had bad flailing for years, now he is getting better. He can maintain his throwing arm in good spot at the NO 2 position most of the time. His shoulders are lining to his right side just like you. I am wondering that we need to correct this or not. Are you planing to correct or you want to keep it as it is? Please let me know. Yukio