Congratulations to my athlete Matt Harvey. During his MLB debut last night with the NY Mets, his 11 strikeouts set a new franchise record for a rookie debut and was the first pitcher since 1900 to have at least 10 strikeouts and 2 hits in his debut.
I first worked with Matt when he was 16 years old and had a fastball in the mid 80s mph. After 6 months of working together, he was throwing 97 mph. His dedication to becoming the best athlete possible was evident back then and will continue to serve him well for many years.
Here’s part of the training program that took Matt’s fastball from mid 80s mph to over 95 mph.
How long does each phase last? I’m think ing a few weeks before you go onto the next phase , right?
For 2-4 weeks…dependent on numerous factors.