YOGA FOR INFIELDERS
BUILDING ELITE MOVERS
Elite movers dance with the ball-ligh, loose, free, and easy. Their movement is in rhythm, in sequence, and in time. they flow like water, a river, a wave. The ability to move weightless and without effort is a quality pssessed by few, a quality recognizeed as on of the great separators in the game of baseball. Players that move with freedon are considered to plus-actions. We refer to them as, "Elite Movers". The opposite of this is what we call a "Stiff Mover". Stiff movers lack flexibility and mobility, making it difficult to play in posture. This is a serious problem because posture it the positioning of the body that unlocks performance. Posture minimizes movement and effort, and maximizes athleticism and output.
When a player is out of posture, they're in compromised positions that detract from the fielding sequence, ultimately affecting the performance - including their efficiency, athleticism, range, adjustability, and versatility. The underlying result is inconsistent play execution...A sequence is the order in which the body moves to accomplish a task. It consists of a progression of movements with a starting point and an ending point, finishing with a result. If there is an interruption to the sequence, the outcome is effected. The greater the interruption, the greater the effect. Players spend the majority of their practice hours participating in drills, example, taking ground balls. Within their training, they rarely address the issue of stiffness. This is a foundational problem because stiffness creates tension, and tension is extra weight that causes infielders to feel stiff and locked up, which is the complete opposite of the elite mover who is light, loose, free and easy. Tension is also responsible fo hesitation and delay, ultimately effecting actions and flow of a player.
YOGA ROUTINE LEAD BY COACH TROSKY
PRINTABLE POSTER OF ALL YOGA POSES
TROSKY JUMP ROPE ROUTINE
TROSKY BREATHING ROUTINE
The Yoga Routine builds functional strength, functional flexibility, and functional mobility.
The "Breathing Routine" teaches infielders how to relax, slow down, be present, and release weight and tension.
The Jump Rope Routine is an athletic warmup that stimulates blood flow, priming the body for a session of infield yoga.