Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Havana’s historic baseball clinic taught by the American academy

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, the Latin American stadium hosts specialists from the prestigious American academy Top Velocity, in a new attempt by the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) to increase the local level and avoid frequent that waste of talent suffered by the national pastime.

Pitching biomechanics expert Robert Michael García gave a clinic to 40 coaches from the field and also conducted practical exercises with pitchers from the national team to demonstrate the latest techniques. -development of techniques to improve speed while lowering the risk of injury.

In statements on national television, the general director of the subsidiary based in Boca Raton, Florida, recognized the historical talent of Antillean baseball players, and emphasized the genetics of pitchers, where more performance can be obtained with the proper optimization of training methods. .

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For his part, José Ramón Rodríguez, one of the pitchers of the Cuba team that in a few days will participate in the Caribbean Cup in Puerto Rico, described it as a privilege to participate in the exercise organized by Michael.

“I continue to work to improve and perfect my throwing technique. Constant effort is the key to achieving all goals,” said the right-hander who will soon have his first professional experience in Chinandega Tigers of the Nicaraguan League commented on Twitter.

This type of exchange between an American academy and the FCB is the first time it has happened, as well as the ‘tryout’ of a group of less than 23 prospects, which was organized a few weeks ago in front of the scouts from Asia and the Caribbean.

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In the case of Top Velocity, they added Cuba to the list of countries where they provide their special knowledge, which already includes other countries with a famous baseball tradition such as Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Although its work is not exclusive to the field of pitching, the results of this academy with pitchers are recognized in the United States and internationally, and many of the prospects who have gone through its various affiliates have reached the highest level. in baseball.

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