Category Archives: Youth Baseball

How To Coach Hitting In Youth Baseball

  Wondering How To Coach Hitting? It All Starts With One Thing… Hitting is a very difficult thing to do, especially for a young kid.  So an article about how to coach hitting can be tough to write.  There are so many pieces to hitting a baseball that it’s hard to know […]

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Best Tips For Baseball Workouts

  Working out for baseball requires a good plan. This is a new series on Baseball Brains where we will lay out the keys to developing a good plan for baseball workouts.   Like many of the most important parts of rising to a high level in baseball, it all starts with a […]

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One Of Our Best Hitting Drills

This hitting drill is from our Colored Ball Drills eBook, available here for $10 or free for our members. HITTING DRILL #3: SHORT TOSS WITH TEE Set up a tee on the outside of the plate, and set up a screen for front toss about 15 feet or so from the hitter. […]

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Tips To Prevent Pitching Injuries

You can’t reduce the risk of pitching injuries to zero. We are huge believers in healthy arms, and everything we do is based on the principle that good health is priority number one.  Having said that, there will always be a risk involved in pitching from a mound, especially when high velocities […]

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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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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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