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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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As MSI celebrates its 10 year anniversary this year it continues its ascent to the premier destination for athlete training in the Philadelphia region. Focused on empowering athletes to reach their pinnacle over the past seven months MSI has added top level facilities, personnel and programs advancing the training and exposure opportunities for the area’s amateur and professional athletes. This past July, the new MSI Sports Village opened which includes seven turf athletic fields. This

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Last January, MSI introduced its new Discovery Showcase Series. These marquee events bring college coaches of all levels to MSI to evaluate and interact with high school athletes looking to take their game to the next level. For all intents and purposes, these showcases are a high school player’s opportunity to “Be Discovered.” And, after the inaugural Discovery Baseball Showcase, one such player reaped the rewards more than most. Tyler Dearden, a 2017 Grad Outfielder

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The back to wall shoulder flexion exercise is a simple, but effective exercise that does a lot positive things for shoulder health and performance. It teaches the shoulder blade to move more around the ribcage. It teaches a posterior pelvic tilt, and a good neutral neck position, all while maintaining core and trunk stability. This exercise can also work on eccentric control of the shoulder blade (lowering your arm down). My biggest reason for programming

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For years, working out has been a word used to describe what one would do in the gym. It is commonly used to describe or tell friends or family that you are going to the gym or lifting weights. There is nothing wrong with working out and maybe this is just a discussion about word semantics. Personally, I do not like to use the word working out to describe what it is we do in

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