Category Archives: Drills

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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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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Intense Baseball Practice Ideas

  Creating intense baseball practices is something a lot of coaches struggle with.  They want to prepare their players for game action, but so much of baseball just doesn’t lend itself very well to high intensity. In our first two articles on the subject we discussed timing your everyday drills to add […]

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Tips For Pitching With Rhythm

Every Pitcher Needs Good Rhythm You have probably heard plenty of advice along the way about pitching with rhythm.  Some coaches use the term when they have really good reasons for saying it, and many say it because they’ve sort of run out of other things to say. Well the truth is […]

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Best Tips For Baseball Workouts

  Working out for baseball requires a good plan. This is a new series on Baseball Brains where we will lay out the keys to developing a good plan for baseball workouts.   Like many of the most important parts of rising to a high level in baseball, it all starts with a […]

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One Of Our Best Hitting Drills

This hitting drill is from our Colored Ball Drills eBook, available here for $10 or free for our members. HITTING DRILL #3: SHORT TOSS WITH TEE Set up a tee on the outside of the plate, and set up a screen for front toss about 15 feet or so from the hitter. […]

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Tips To Prevent Pitching Injuries

You can’t reduce the risk of pitching injuries to zero. We are huge believers in healthy arms, and everything we do is based on the principle that good health is priority number one.  Having said that, there will always be a risk involved in pitching from a mound, especially when high velocities […]

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Drills For Pitching: Quarterbacks

  We’re always looking for great pitching drills. Wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, our eyes and ears are open for new ideas about how to make pitchers better.  One great set of drills that we use for pitchers is called quarterbacks.  It’s no secret where it got its’ name and it’s […]

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Top 5 Tips For Pitchers In The Bullpen

Do More Than Just Throw Pitches In The Bullpen   There are far too many pitches being thrown in the bullpen that don’t have any real purpose.  Sure, pitchers are throwing various pitches and attempting to locate them in the zone, but that is not close to enough for anybody who desires […]

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