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MLK Day 2017

MSI’s 3rd annual Pro Invitational took place on MLK Day as 55 of the top area high school players, along with Junior College standouts and minor league free agents showcased their skills for scouts from all 30 Major League Baseball teams. While players such as Tyler Dearden, Randy Bednar, and Brock Helverson created a lot of buzz for themselves, everyone who participated displayed the kind of ability that has become synonymous with MSI. Here are

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After 1,216 players were selected in Major League Baseball’s Draft, MSI would like to congratulate all the members of the MSI family who trained alongside The Legend, Rob Rabena, who heard their names called. #Congratulations Jason Groome – 1st Round (12th Overall) – Boston Red Sox Tyler Mondile – 6th Round – Cincinnati Reds Brandon Miller – 6th Round – Seattle Mariners AJ Bogucki – 8th Round – Washington Nationals Reid Anderson – 17th Round

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During the winter, you can routinely find a group of athletes affectionately known as “The Crew” training and preparing for their seasons with MSI’s Rob Rabena. These guys have become a staple of the culture at MSI and its their work ethic and dedication that sets the bar for all other MSI athletes. Now, with their seasons underway, we provide an update on members of The Crew and see how they’re doing after an offseason

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Like the changeup, a good drop pitch can serve as an off-balance tool in a pitcher’s arsenal because it creates doubt in the batter’s mind as she tries to guess what’s coming next. More importantly, the drop pitch is effective at creating swing-and-miss strikes. When the ball drops several inches as it approaches the plate, the batter generally swings over the top of the ball. At the very least, an effective drop pitch causes the batter

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A lot of people, myself included, are vocal that kids shouldn’t get “participation trophies,” that we should be teaching them you are rewarded for hard work and success, not just showing up. Well, I want to take it one step further and talk about the “entitled elite” player and what a bad culture we are creating for even the highest level and most talented player. I actually think this is a much bigger issue than

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In a highly anticipated matchup between two of the nation’s top high school pitching prospects, Jason Groome and Tyler Mondile lived up to the hype and then some. In front of a sold-out crowd of over 6,000 people at Campbell’s Field in Camden, NJ, Groome and Mondile were on top of their respective games, with each racking up double-digit strikeouts, while more importantly, achieving their goal of raising money for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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Both Jay Groome and Tyler Mondile expect to hear their names called early in June’s Major League Baseball Draft. The pair of New Jersey flamethrowers have been lighting up scouts’ radar guns all season, with both throwing no hitters. They will even faceoff against one another on May 16th at Campbell’s Field in Camden in a matchup of two high school phenoms that has not been seen since Kobe Bryant faced off against Rip Hamilton

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The Mesa Lacrosse Club and MSI are excited to announce a partnership that will bring the Mesa teams to establish their new home base of training, development and event management operations to the two state-of-the-art MSI complexes – the indoor Field House and the outdoor Sports Village. The partnership is expected to provide the platform for both organizations to work together to develop player enhancement programs by combining the capabilities of both complexes. The Mesa

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As an athlete, you go through different phases of training in a given year. Some of these phases include offseason, pre-season, in-season and post season. The offseason training volume will consist of 3-6x a week. Once you start practices, but no games are played, pre-season training is 2-4x a week. During the season your training volume will decrease to 1-3x a week.   Post season is a short time period where you do very minimal low

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Rotational power is an extremely important training variable in any rotational power sport. Most power exercises are sagittal plane-based movements (forward and backward movements), such as box jumps, hurdle hops and any Olympic lifting variations. These exercises are great and are implemented frequently into training programs at MSI. Power and ground reaction forces need to be trained in other planes and directions. As evident in this study, ground reaction forces toward the catcher are high

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