HAVANA, September 28. Specialists from the American Top Velocity Academy gave pitching clinics in Cuba this Tuesday and Wednesday, with the purpose of increasing the level of knowledge of pitching coaches in baseball on the island.
The theoretical and practical training developed at the Latin American stadium in Havana was directed by Robert Michael García, an expert in pitching biomechanics at the entity that has been created for more than a decade.
According to his statements to Cuban television, during the two days, they presented to the Cuban coaches “scientific studies, based on biomechanics to improve the speed of pitchers, reducing the risk of injury.”
He added that the purpose is that this knowledge can be applied to Cuban pitchers to optimize their results.
The specialist recognized the historic talent of the island’s throwers and highlighted their genetics, which they could take advantage of by optimizing their training.
The clinic had the participation of 40 pitching trainers, who were updated on the most modern training methods in that area based on the combination of work based on the application of science to improve performance, and speed and avoid injuries.
In the practical part, also carried out in the emblematic Havana park, a group of throwers participated, including members of national teams who are getting ready to face upcoming international commitments.
Top Velocity works with a program designed to improve the skills of players and prospects, mainly in pitching and hitting. Its methodology is designed from the results of hundreds of scientific investigations focused on improving the speed of pitches and the strength of hitters.
Some reports have referred to the work of this academy as the most successful program of its kind in the world, and even go so far as to claim that they are capable of increasing pitching speed from 5 to 10 miles during preparation of between two and three months, based on biomechanics.
In this way, Cuba joins the countries in the area in which this type of update has been given, along with Mexico and the Dominican Republic.