About The Full Windup

The Full Windup was created in October of 2010. At the time, there was a ton of information online for baseball players, but it was often scattered or poorly delivered. So, The Full Windup was started as an all-inclusive baseball instruction site where players, parents, and coaches can come to learn about all aspects of the game.

The Full Windup is meant to be a resource for the little leaguer who is working on his pitching mechanics, the high school ballplayer trying to improve his strength and power, or the college athlete looking to expand his knowledge of the game. So in the end, The Full Windup is for baseball players of any age looking to improve their baseball ability. Bottom line.

We discuss the fundamentals of the game in an effort to teach the basics of the game. From hitting and pitching mechanics to pick-offs and first and third plays, if it happens on the field, it will at some point be discussed here. You should expect it to be discussed here.

We also like to post articles about strength and conditioning for the baseball athlete. Posts in this arena will be dedicated to exercises, drills, and conditioning aspects that can help a ballplayer increase his strength, speed, agility, and power. Want to throw harder, hit the ball farther, and run faster? These are the posts you’ll be reading.

Lastly, we come to the mental game. That’s right: mental. We all know that baseball games can move along slowly. This allows for constant breakdown and analysis of every inch of the game. There is so much going on that cannot be witnessed by the human eye: a hitter’s approach in a 2-2 count, the pitcher’s mindset with a runner on 3rd with less than two outs, or how an infielder should react after making a critical error. This is where the great players move away from the pack and really begin to learn the game.

Take Charge of Your Throwing Program
Get a free chapter from ARMing for Success, my eBook that teaches ballplayers how to properly set up a throwing program. Just enter your name & email & click "Get It Now!"

About Phil Tognetti

Phil Tognetti, Traverse City Beach Bums

Photo by Joanie Moore

Phil Tognetti, CSCS, played college baseball at the University of Michigan from 2002-2005. While pitching at Michigan as a starter and long reliever, Phil climbed the career appearances list and now sits 7th all-time in school history. He also has the third best single season appearance total for the Wolverines.

After graduating, Phil continued his baseball career when he was given the opportunity to play professional baseball for an independent professional club, the Traverse City Beach Bums, in the Frontier League in 2007. Phil began the year as a reliever and was moved to the starting rotation later in the season.

Today, he works with athletes of all sports and ages through The KOR Athletic Performance, a strength and conditioning facility based just west of Portland, Oregon. As a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), Phil has worked to increase the strength, speed, agility, power, and conditioning of a variety of athletes and sports, including, baseball, basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and wrestling. However, baseball is his true passion and he shares his baseball-related knowledge here on The Full Windup.

“I hope The Full Windup can serve as a valuable resource for you or your athletes and that you implement the tips, strategies, and philosophies discussed. Feel free to comment on any of the posts, or if you wish to contact me directly you can email me via the Contact Page.”