Category Archives: Drills

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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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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Improve Pitching Mechanics By Starting At The End

Pitching Mechanics Can Be Complicated Baseball Brains wrote an article about improving pitching mechanics that is now featured on Pitching 101!  We are always busy writing, whether it’s for this site or those of our friends. Pitching 101 is a fantastic site which features some awesome baseball people!  Click below to read […]

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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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How To Create A Good Baseball Workout

What Makes A Baseball Workout Different   Strength and conditioning for baseball can be different than it is for a lot of other sports.  Baseball players don’t need as much straight ahead, or linear, power as a football player might or the cardiovascular endurance of a soccer player.  When we design a baseball […]

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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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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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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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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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