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How to Teach Pitching For a Beginner

How to Teach Pitching For a Beginner Out of all the things we get asked on a daily basis by coaches, this one always seems to keep coming back up. How do you teach a pitcher who is just beginning to learn?  There are many answers to this, and my favorite is […]

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3 Tips to Hit a Curveball

How to Hit a Curveball There’s a good reason why pitchers throw a lot of curveballs; they’re hard to hit. There are curveballs that start flat and break sharp and late. Then there are breaking pitches that loop in from behind the hitter and end up over the plate. To make matters […]

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Pitching Drills To Throw More Strikes

Pitching Drills For Better Accuracy   Breaking away from all of the velocity conversations of today’s pitching ‘gurus’ is not always easy.  Every single place you look you find another article about how worthless it is to throw 78 and how you need to spend every moment of your life training to get to […]

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Bullpens Should Always Be Caught By a Real Catcher

Tips For Bullpens For Pitchers and Catchers There are many times throughout the year where bullpens are caught by somebody other than the actual game catcher.  Sometimes a coach will stand (crouch) in, sometimes a player who just likes to catch will do it, and other times pitchers will just throw to […]

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What To Do When a Coach Isn’t Playing You

Talking To a Coach Isn’t Always Easy It can be very difficult to openly and honestly talk to a coach.  For one thing, a lot of coaches don’t ever make themselves available for that kind of conversation.  Some coaches believe that being open and speaking with a player in an honest way […]

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Coaching Youth Baseball Starts With Instilling Passion

Priorities Must Be Right When Coaching Youth Baseball There are two goals that should be always present when coaching youth baseball: Put the athletes on the best possible path to develop the skills they need to continue playing baseball at the next level. Promote and support a love for baseball in each […]

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Create A More Intense Batting Practice – Practice Reaction

Intense In Practice Equals Relaxed In Games We write an awful lot about the benefits of adding intensity to your baseball practices.  There are several articles on this blog about the subject, and you should check them out when you get a chance. This article, and the many that will follow in […]

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How To Add Rhythm To Your Pitching Motion: Part 2

Pitching With Rhythm is Very Important Pitching with rhythm is very important for pitchers of all ages.  It allows them to use their body correctly and efficiently.  It creates a good flow to the game and keeps them on track, and it also lets the pitcher and catcher get into a good […]

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How To Add Forearm Strength For Baseball

Forearm Strength Is Underappreciated It seems quite undeniable that forearm strength is extremely beneficial to a baseball player.  Gripping the bat, the ball and maneuvering a glove all require strong forearms.   Admittedly, it’s tough to categorize just how important it actually is.  The forearm muscles are small, and bat/arm speed are […]

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Pitching Velocity Development: An Article From TreadAthletics

Pitching Velocity Development is an article from Tread Athletics and the original can be found here.  As our regular readers know, Baseball Brains is plural and we love to highlight material and people that we think are doing an excellent job moving the art of coaching baseball forward. Ben Brewster runs the site […]

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