Category Archives: Coaching

How To Increase SPEED On The Baseball Field

  Don’t Just Practice What You’re Already Good At, Eliminate Weakness All coaches want their players to continually get better as the season progresses. I think that’s basically accepted as a universal coaching truth. Unfortunately, a lot of coaches do not run their team in a way that actually makes that possible. […]

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Guest Post – A Winning Approach During the BBCOR Era

A Guest Post on Hitting In the BBCOR Era Coach Kyle Nelson is from www.cornerstonecoachingacademy.com, and here he presents some ideas for better hitting approaches in modern baseball.  More information can be found about Coach Nelson at the end of the article. A Winning Approach To Hitting During the BBCOR Era As […]

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Don’t Become A Slave To Video Analysis

  I’ve seen players, parents, and coaches all become addicted to video analysis.  They believe that every fault can be found in slow motion video, and all they need to do is systematically identify them in the video and then fix them. Some coaches become so dependent on slow motion analysis that […]

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When BAD coaching is GOOD

Coaching Baseball Is An Art I love reading material from coaches I disagree with, love it.  Even when I think that what they’re saying is totally ridiculous.  I have been coaching baseball for many years, and still some of the things I gravitate toward the most are things I’m not aligned with.  […]

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Hitters Must Practice Timing

  Hitting is Timing Hitting is all about timing.  Too early and you look like you’re whipping a garden hose around up there.  Too late and you look totally over matched.  In reality, these two things are not much different in terms of actual time.  In fact the difference between early and […]

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Why Goals For Baseball Are Crucial – Part 2

Setting Goals For Baseball If you missed part one of our series on setting goals for baseball, here it is: Why Goals For Baseball Are Crucial – Part 1 We’ve established that goals are important for our baseball practices, so let’s continue to examine some of the reasons why: #2: They give the coach […]

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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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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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