Category Archives: Youth Baseball

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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Is It Possible To Train Pitching Velocity AND Command?

Is Pitching Velocity The Enemy of Accuracy? An interesting thing happens when people start talking about pitching, especially when they’re talking about pitching velocity.  It usually turns into a discussion of what somebody wants more; velocity or pitch-ability. I’m going to define pitch-ability as being able to command your pitches and do […]

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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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Be A Better Catcher – Relax

We’re going to start a series about catching, and provide some of our tips about how to get better.  Being a better catcher in baseball is a challenging job, and it takes a lot of hard work. Our first tip, is to relax. Please follow us on Twitter to receive great advice […]

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Best Christmas Gifts For a Baseball Player

Searching For Christmas Gifts For a Baseball Player? Join the thousands of people who follow Baseball Brains on Twitter! We think one of the best Christmas gifts you could possible buy a baseball player would be to hook them up with some great coaches and training advice.  There is no better gift […]

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Tips For Making Baseball Practice More Intense Part 2

Making Baseball More Intense Is Smart Making a baseball practice more intense is very important to develop players who are mentally tough and ready to compete at a high level.  This is part two in our series of how to do it. If you missed our first entry in this series on […]

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How To Set Goals For Baseball

I think goals are the best way to get better at something.  So many guys that I see in the cages day to day are working hard, but not necessarily getting better.  In fact, I’ve seen plenty of them get worse from day to day, because they’re taking a ton of bad […]

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Trick or Treat? Do You Know Which One That Internet Coach Is?

    I spend a fair amount of time on twitter (follow us here!) and I’ve read a ton of articles from a ton of coaches on the internet.  I do this because I want to learn, I’m looking for a nugget out there somewhere that I haven’t heard before, or that […]

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Having Trouble Throwing Strikes? Learn To Dance!

Learn to Throw Strikes The Old Fashioned Way I’ve never been a good dancer, but I think it’s cool to watch somebody that is.  There’s one element in particular that pitching coaches can, and should, borrow from the graceful world of dancing; rhythm.  If a pitcher is having trouble throwing strikes, this […]

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Staying Positive On The Baseball Field Part 4 – Take a Break

Tips For Staying Positive On The Baseball Field In the constant search for an edge in this great game we play, staying positive is a must.  Whenever we let frustration or anger get in the way of our progress, we’re doing a disservice to our development.  There will be ups and downs […]

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