Category Archives: High School Baseball

Hitting Drill For More Power – The Happy Gilmore

Hey Guys, Today I wanted to write about a hitting drill that I see a lot, and often think is misused. First of all, if we want to hit the ball with more power, we need to involve our body more.  This means getting our legs involved and incorporating a very athletic […]

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Don Mattingly Is Clueless About Hitting

Sometimes Resume Doesn’t Mean Good Coach   I am never surprised when I hear a professional baseball player (or former player) giving bad advice about hitting.  I’m not surprised because I hear it constantly from them.  Incredible baseball players who are regurgitating old school junk advice because they’ve heard it from all […]

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Tips For Baseball Tryouts

Tips For Baseball Tryouts Baseball Brains writes content for many people, in many places.  HubPages is one of those places, as it allows us to expose our thoughts and ideas to many new people who may not find our blog. We wrote an article over on HubPages with some great tips for […]

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Coaching Without Video Analysis Ruins Pitchers

I’m going to start by saying two things that, when taken together, will make me sound insane: A pitching coach can’t make effective changes to a pitcher without video analysis. Video analysis is well on it’s way to destroying an entire generation of pitchers. I not only sound insane, I sound a little […]

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How A Coach Should Deal With A Problem Parent

Communication is perhaps the most important job of any coach.  We must teach our players, relay our ideas and plans to our assistant coaches, justify ourselves to our bosses, and talk to parents about schedules and other concerns.  In a list of skills that any great coach has, communication is going to […]

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Hitting Issues? Stop Using A Batting Tee!

Alright, I’ll admit that part of the reason I gave this post the title I did, was to get your attention.  I actually like the tee, and we use it quite a bit in the cages.  However, there are some VERY important issues that you need to be aware of when it […]

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Effective Baseball Practice – Quality over Quantity

How To Practice Baseball Most Effectively As baseball players head to the cages, to their personal trainers, to camps or clinics or any other training ground it’s important to optimize the training.  Time spent training is not always time spent improving.  In fact, we’ve seen plenty of players take strides backwards in […]

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Baseball Hitting Drill – Two Ball Toss

There are a lot of baseball hitting drills that we think could be much better with a simple twist added to them.  Almost every baseball coach does short toss for batting practice.  This hitting drill is a variation on that drill.  It adds a second baseball, and elevates the simple short toss […]

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Tips For Making Baseball Practice More Intense

Creating A More Intense Baseball Practice We get asked all the time what we do to make baseball practices more intense, more focused.  We believe that baseball players need to prepare for competition by doing more than just rolling baseballs around for 3 hours and leaving.  Hitting in the cages is great […]

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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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