IN THE ZONE:  BASEBALL BLOGS

Welcome to “In The Zone”, a new series of blog posts produced bi-weekly by The Baseball Zone.  We will be releasing posts written by current and former coaches and players of The Baseball Zone and Ontario Terriers.

“As teams continue their off-season training, and many young athletes pursue or continue their external training, there is the possibility of your child receiving mixed messages from their coaches. Today’s post, written by TBZ and Terriers coach Jayson Eljawhary, focuses on how to approach this situation in a respectful and productive manner.”

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What To Do If Your Child’s Team Training Contradicts Their External Training

Author: Jayson Eljawhary It is very common for athletes to participate in additional training away from their teams during the off-season. Whether your child is in house league and looking to develop the fundamentals through clinics, or your child is in rep and...
Building Confidence

Baseball Psychology – Building Confidence in Sports

Original Author: Jen Scorniaenchi, M.S.  Updated and Edited by: Jayson Eljawhary I am often approached by athletes and parents wanting to know how they can “gain more confidence.” Unfortunately, confidence is not something you can buy in a store, get from reading a...

Are You Working on Your PFPs?

Original Author: Rick Johnston, TBZ Co-Founder Co-Authors: Ben Abram, Ian Bala, Jayson Eljawhary Editors: Jayson Eljawhary, Luke Tevlin An underappreciated and often under-coached aspect of pitching is the development of pitchers away from the mound. Most pitchers...
Baseball Psychology – Building Confidence in Sports

Baseball Psychology – Building Confidence in Sports

Original Author: Jen Scorniaenchi, M.S.  Updated and Edited by: Jayson Eljawhary I am often approached by athletes and parents wanting to know how they can “gain more confidence.” Unfortunately, confidence is not something you can buy in a store, get from reading a...

Are You Working on Your PFPs?

Are You Working on Your PFPs?

Original Author: Rick Johnston, TBZ Co-Founder Co-Authors: Ben Abram, Ian Bala, Jayson Eljawhary Editors: Jayson Eljawhary, Luke Tevlin An underappreciated and often under-coached aspect of pitching is the development of pitchers away from the mound. Most pitchers...

5 Elements of Planning to Become a Great Hitter

5 Elements of Planning to Become a Great Hitter

Author: Rick Johnston – Co-Founder, The Baseball Zone Co-Author/Editor: Jayson Eljawhary – Coach, The Baseball Zone/Terriers Hope is not a plan to become a great hitter. To be exceptional at anything, exceptional preparation is an absolute necessity. With this, one...

8 Types of Ground Balls You Need to Practice Fielding

8 Types of Ground Balls You Need to Practice Fielding

Original Author: Rick Johnston - Co-Founder, The Baseball Zone Co-Author: Luke Tevlin – Former D1 Infielder and current TBZ/Terriers Coach Edited By: Jayson Eljawhary The art of fielding a ground ball successfully takes years and years of fundamental practice of...

3 Keys to Success This Baseball Off-Season

3 Keys to Success This Baseball Off-Season

Authors: Ben Abram, Jayson Eljawhary You had a great baseball season.…now what? It’s the end of the baseball season. The playoffs are over, your team did well, and you are happy with how you performed this year. All the work you put in last year paid off and it feels...

Player Message for Current Terriers Players & Young Athletes

Player Message for Current Terriers Players & Young Athletes

Author: Campbell Ellis Edited by: Jayson Eljawhary   My name is Campbell Ellis, former Ontario Terriers player, and I am a left-handed pitcher going into my senior year at Virginia Commonwealth University. I have thrown over 150 innings at the Division 1 level,...

Having A Pre-Pitch Routine

Having A Pre-Pitch Routine

Author: Ian Bala Edited by: Jayson Eljawhary What is your pre-pitch routine?  Do you have one?  Should you have one?  Where should you start?  Well, sit right back and let’s explore this!  I always started at the end.  Where did I want to be before the game started?...

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