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Cody Fick is a pitching coach and the Director of Pitching Development at Premier Pitching and Performance (P3). He has a background in college coaching and has been with P3 since 2018. Cody is passionate about using data and technology to help athletes improve their performance and reach their full potential..
Cody Fick discusses his transition from college coaching to the private sector and the advantages of working at P3. He emphasizes the importance of using data and technology to assess and develop pitchers, and how P3 focuses on individualized approaches to maximize each pitcher's strengths. Cody also talks about the college partnership program at P3, where they provide assessments and consulting services to college baseball programs. He shares insights on assessing pitchers based on their physical attributes and how to find hidden value in different types of pitchers. Cody concludes by discussing the mental side of the game and the importance of self-evaluation for pitchers.
1. Transitioning from college coaching to the private sector allowed Cody to have access to more information and tools for pitcher development.
2. P3 focuses on individualized approaches to help pitchers maximize their strengths and improve their performance.
3. Assessing pitchers involves looking at movement screens, ball flight data, and biomechanics to understand their capabilities and make appropriate recommendations.
4. Tall and short pitchers can both be successful, and it's important to consider their release points and approach angles when making mechanical suggestions.
5. P3's college partnership program provides assessments and consulting services to college baseball programs, helping them optimize their pitchers' development.
6. Self-evaluation is crucial for pitchers, considering the physical, statistical, and mental aspects of their performance.
- "Understanding the individuals, creating individual approaches to how to get hitters out... making sure we don't make a suggestion that pulls him away from a strength."
- "We try to hang our hat on taking objective data, subjective observations, blending those two and communicating it in a way that meets the athlete where they're at."
- "It's about the work. It's about the journey. It's about doing what you're supposed to do to get the most out of your abilities."
[1:05] Transition from College Coaching to the Private Sector
[08:08] Pitching Coach's Insight and the Lesson Over the Past Five Years
[10:06] How to Figure Out What Works for Each Pitcher, from Movements to Ball Flight and Biomechanics
[11:56] Understanding Pitchers on How Different Traits, like Pronation and Spin Efficiency, Shape Their Unique Pitches
[13:35] Pitching Journey from Evaluation to a Plan of Action
[15:10] How to Help 100 Players Improve Together
[17:28] Connecting Biomechanics and Practical Pitching Success in Remote Training
[21:10] Elevating Pitching Performance through Comprehensive Assessments
[25:37] Advantages and Considerations in Pitcher's Heights
[28:43] Pitching Strategy as a Pitching Coach
[30:50] Understanding College Baseball Recruitment in Today's Game
[34:05] Exploring the Mental Game in Baseball Performance
[36:49] Perspective on Studying Big League Pitchers
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