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Winter Hitting Tips For Baseball

Hi Braniacs! WINTER HITTING TIPS: A couple weeks ago I wrote an article about keeping quality over quantity this winter, check that out if you haven’t read it yet. Moving on from there, another thing that we need to keep in mind while we’re locked in the batting cages this winter, is that there […]

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Using Balance Boards For Hitting

We wrote an article on how important balance is for hitting in baseball a little while ago, and I thought I would follow up with some advice for using balance boards. First, I do think that balance is king when a hitter is at the plate.  Just like in pitching however, it’s […]

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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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Why The Landing Foot Matters For A Pitcher

  I Used To Think It Didn’t Matter… I wrote one article that said I don’t coach the stride in the pitching delivery a whole lot, even though I believe it’s attached to a few of the most critical components of it. In many ways, I could say exactly the same thing […]

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Pitching Mechanics – Loading The Hips Part 2

Loading The Hips Creates Tension and Energy One of the most critical components of proper pitching mechanics is the ability to load, keep loaded, and then effectively unload the hips.  This is important for many reasons. The first is that it provides an opportunity for proper hip/shoulder separation (article on this upcoming, […]

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Is It Possible To Train Pitching Velocity AND Command?

Is Pitching Velocity The Enemy of Accuracy? An interesting thing happens when people start talking about pitching, especially when they’re talking about pitching velocity.  It usually turns into a discussion of what somebody wants more; velocity or pitch-ability. I’m going to define pitch-ability as being able to command your pitches and do […]

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Your Pitching Stride Is Only A Reaction

Hey guys, There’s a few things in pitching that I don’t teach.  Stride is one of them. That doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s important, I think stride distance and direction are directly related to a few extremely pivotal pitching mechanics.  The reason I don’t teach it, is because the pitching stride […]

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Baseball Workouts Are Not All or Nothing

Hey guys, we’re into the offseason now, so baseball workouts are at full speed.  I love it! We have guys throwing medicine balls, whipping ropes around, working with bands, and doing a lot of good ole fashioned agility work with some sprinting thrown in for good measure. We love working out, and […]

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Teach Kids How To Throw Before They Pitch

Teach Kids How To Throw, Pitching Will Come Later I get asked this question all the time: “I have a kid who’s never pitched before and he’s all over the place.  Can you walk me through the steps really quick to get him pitching better?” My answer puts some people off, but […]

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Be A Better Catcher – Relax

We’re going to start a series about catching, and provide some of our tips about how to get better.  Being a better catcher in baseball is a challenging job, and it takes a lot of hard work. Our first tip, is to relax. Please follow us on Twitter to receive great advice […]

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