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Great Baseball Hitting Drill – Two Tees

Two Tee Hitting Drill One of the goals for a hitter in baseball is to be able to react quickly, especially to something he may not expect. Seeing that a pitch is a curveball is hard enough, doing it in time to then react to it can be extremely difficult.  It’s important […]

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Better Pitching Mechanics – Loading The Hips Part 1

  I wanted to share some videos and drills today which are vital in improving pitching mechanics.  The topic here is loading the hips, which is pretty complex so I’ll pick one certain aspect of it for right now; Storing energy in our hips for a longer period of time so that we […]

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Staying Positive On The Baseball Field Part 3 – Be In The Moment

Staying Positive On The Baseball Field Is Crucial Staying positive in baseball can be very hard.  It’s a game where a lot of negative things happen, and then the players are kind of left to stand around and think about their mistakes.  For example, a hitter goes up to the plate and […]

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How To Pitch So You’re Impossible To Hit

  Hitting Is Hard, But Pitchers Can Make It Even Harder   Everybody is always looking for an edge, some secret way to succeed where others have failed. In baseball it’s a never ending quest.  Looking for clues and reading long pages of statistics to find an advantage that’s escaped everybody else’s […]

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Great Pitching Drill For The Bullpen

A Pitching Drill That Requires Focus and Intensity We’re huge fans of drills which truly prepare our players for the games, and this one does that.  There is far too much time wasted on the field, at the plate, and in the bullpen by players who are just going though the motions. […]

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Coaching Pitching Mechanics On The Mound

Coaching Pitchers While They’re Pitching I wanted to address something that I see a lot of coaches do in a game, and it goes a long way toward ruining their pitchers.  This happens at all levels, but it’s more dramatic in youth baseball.  It’s when coaches go out to the mound to […]

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How to Use Medicine Balls for Baseball Workouts

Why Medicine Balls are Good for Baseball Workouts There might not be anything out there that gives you as much bang for your buck as medicine balls.  Every sort of movement that an athlete should be getting better at can be trained using medicine balls.  In addition to that, anti-movement training, or […]

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Coaching Hitting: Balance

Coaching Hitting Starts With Coaching Balance One of the teaching pillars in our hitting training is balance.  One of the most common issues with young hitters is that they don’t swing from beginning to end, with dynamic balance.  There are many issues within the swing that coaches rightly identify, however often times […]

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Staying Positive On The Baseball Field – Setting Goals

Staying Positive On The Baseball Field Is Crucial We’re checking in with another entry in the “staying positive on the baseball field” series.  The first entry was about focusing on the process and not results.  This part will give us another tool to help us do that: Set Goals It is an awesome […]

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What Is The Difference Between Confident and Cocky?

Confidence is King in Baseball   We hear coaches talking about their players all the time, and the subject of cockiness comes up a lot.  We’re always just a little bit conflicted by these conversations because there are actually some elements of cocky baseball players that we like.  We like it when […]

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