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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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Guest Article: A Bone Worth Picking

A Bone Worth Picking, Why Baseball is Not A Game of Failure By: Casey Fisk Casey Fisk is the owner of Fisk Performance Training in Grand Rapids Michigan.  His website and training facility should be visited by anybody who is serious about gaining baseball knowledge and elite physical preparedness.  He is a […]

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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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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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Become Your Own Best Baseball Coach

There Is Not Better Coach For You…Than You There are most certainly two different schools of thought when it comes to training amateur baseball players. On one side you have baseball coaches who want the players to work on the physical skills of the game only.  These baseball coaches believe players should not […]

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Interview With Brent Pourciau from Top Velocity

The following is an interview with Coach Brent Pourciau from Top Velocity.  Brent is a certified USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and Biomechanics analyst for all ages of pitchers, including MLB. Please follow us on Twitter as well so that you can be updated in real time as we post new articles […]

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Improve Pitching Mechanics – Leading With The Hips

Better Pitching Mechanics In our pursuit of improved pitching mechanics, this article will highlight one critical component that happens right at the beginning of the motion.  The way we begin our motion will really tell the story of what our pitching mechanics look like all the way through.  In order to be […]

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When Should Kids Learn To Throw A Curveball?

    Baseball Brains Believes Two Important Things About Curveball Training: There is a constant debate in the world of pitching, particularly youth pitching, about when kids should learn to throw a curveball.  I’ve heard a lot of points from both sides of the argument, and read a great deal of research on […]

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3 Steps For Dealing With A Coach That Doesn’t Like You

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Have you ever played for a coach that doesn’t like you?  I’m betting that most of you (especially since you clicked on this article) are saying yes.  The truth is that if you play sports long enough, you’re very likely to run into a coach that […]

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Are High Level Mechanics Too Hard For Young Players?

Youth Baseball Coaches Should Keep It Simple.  But… I gave a presentation about pitching to a large group of youth baseball coaches awhile back, and the first question I received after my talk was; “That stuff is awesome, but isn’t it too advanced for Little Leaguers?” It’s a good question, and I’ll […]

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