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The last days of CheckSwing (Aug 22 shut down)

Posted by Bill Stanton on August 12, 2019 at 11:30am 4 Comments

CheckSwing Friends-
After over 11 years I am sad to announce that CheckSwing is shutting down. The last day of operation for CS will be August 22, 2019. 
It's been an amazing run for this baseball network. Nearly 10,000 baseball players, coaches, parents, and umpires joined us over the years to connect, share knowledge and help one another advance in the game. I'm proud of how we played a small…
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Dusty Taught Me to "Think 4"

Posted by Jack Perconte on June 27, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
Build Optimistic Players
 
Dusty Baker was one of my favorite teammates. Being a rookie, I didn’t know…
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T-Ball Changes To Consider

Posted by Marty Schupak on June 18, 2019 at 2:15pm 0 Comments

  Good news for baseball fans! In the younger age groups there has been a slight uptick in baseball participation. Hopefully this will continue! Baseball is fortunate now to have two rookies

Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger who may become the face of Major League baseball. Everything adds up. Baseball has also been pushing their “Play Ball” program to try and increase participation. We’ve…

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AROD- THE TRUTH ABOUT LAUNCH ANGLE

Posted by Grant Clifford on May 3, 2019 at 11:03pm 14 Comments

Lots of topics covered here by Alex Rodriguez.  I'd love to get some feedback from hitting coaches to see what we can use and not use from this video when coaching young players.

Perfect Game- New Texas HQ- $800 million project

Posted by Bill Stanton on April 19, 2019 at 12:20am 1 Comment

Huge news in the world of amateur baseball.

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Plans are in motion for Hutto’s (TX) first indoor sports and event center. The 300,000-square-foot arena will seat 13,000 people and is planned as part of a mixed-use complex with office space, commercial, residential and retail components.

The development is tied to baseball scouting organization Perfect Game’s April 18 announcement to relocate its national headquarters to…

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An Athletic Stance Guarantees Sustainable Command

Posted by L.A. "Skip" Fast on March 15, 2019 at 9:45am 0 Comments

Whether you’re a Little League Pitcher, already pitching professionally or any level in-between, ending your front leg lift in an athletic position is one of the undeniable differences between sustainable fastball command and not knowing where your pitch is going to end up.

Every athletic event starts from an athletic position.

No…

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6 vs. 6 T-Ball Game, The best way to compete in t-ball

Posted by Marty Schupak on December 29, 2018 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

By Marty Schupak and www.TBallAmerica.com

Teach players a game of 6 on 6 t-ball.

Equipment

No gloves. Soft covered ball. A batting tee and drop…

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State of Baseball- Alex Bregman & ARod

Posted by Bill Stanton on December 16, 2018 at 10:40pm 1 Comment

This is fascinating to watch.

Alex Bregman held a round table discussion with A-Rod and other Major Leaguers to discuss the current state of baseball.
The State of Baseball - Round Table Participants:
Alex Rodriguez - New York Yankees…
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Sports Parents - What to do after games?

Posted by Jack Perconte on November 30, 2018 at 3:30pm 4 Comments

 

Sport’s Parent and Baseball Coaching tip of the day

Grilling kids in the car after games about their play is not a good thing. However, after a “cooling off” period, things you can bring up can include:

  1. Team play. Questions like, “How did the team feel after the game?” or “What does the team need to do to improve?” are OK. They help kids realize sports are more than personal accomplishment…
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The way you move down the mound forecasts command

Posted by L.A. "Skip" Fast on October 24, 2018 at 1:23pm 4 Comments

When you actively stride, push off the rubber, lead with your front hip or let gravity take you straight down the mound, you’ll forever struggle to put together back-to-back good outings???

There’s no excuse for spotty command, only reasons!

When you move straight down the mound, your lower…

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Baseball coaching tips of the day What parents and coaches can do to avoid burnout? Some pressure is is inherent and always present when kids play sports. Trying to eliminate it completely is a waste of time. Helping kids learn how to deal with it is what’s important. By doing that, chances of burnout coming from adults is lessened. Things to do: • Show balance in own lives…See More
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Baseball coaching tips of the day Words I often hear from ballplayers – “I suck,” “I’m no good,” “I can’t do it,” and “I want to quit.” That’s unfortunate, but it’s the start of another coaching opportunity of turning them into more optimistic people. Sports performance involves much failure, frustration, and losing. Coaches are vital for helping kids remain optimistic in…See More
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Talk it and Walk It

Baseball coaching tips of the day Walking the talk The following things you tell your players must apply to you as the coach.1. You will never know it all so do not pretend to.2. Don’t expect to win and be the best just because you have talent.3. If you are not working to get better at what you do, others will pass you by.As a coach, you must do the same, strive to be better.…See More
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"Sad to hear the news... End of an era! It's been great being part of the community you created here Bill (going back to the early days).  A big THANK YOU to you and all the coaches who made this a special place! "
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The last days of CheckSwing (Aug 22 shut down)

CheckSwing Friends-After over 11 years I am sad to announce that CheckSwing is shutting down. The last day of operation for CS will be August 22, 2019. It's been an amazing run for this baseball network. Nearly 10,000 baseball players, coaches, parents, and umpires joined us over the years to connect, share knowledge and help one another advance in the game. I'm proud of how we played a small role in helping those who love the greatest game ever invented. Kyle and I had a simple idea to build a…See More
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The last days of CheckSwing (Aug 22 shut down)

CheckSwing Friends-After over 11 years I am sad to announce that CheckSwing is shutting down. The last day of operation for CS will be August 22, 2019. It's been an amazing run for this baseball network. Nearly 10,000 baseball players, coaches, parents, and umpires joined us over the years to connect, share knowledge and help one another advance in the game. I'm proud of how we played a small role in helping those who love the greatest game ever invented. Kyle and I had a simple idea to build a…See More
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It's More than Talent and Confidence

Baseball coaching tips of the day Talent, love of the game, focus, and confidence are the key ingredients to reaching one’s potential and playing a sport for a long time. However, often those things get derailed and most players never reach that end because they forget the not so little things that allow those things to flourish. I often say, “Give me the fundamentals and I…See More
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Arm Care & Recovery

Started by Michelle Athlete Remedy in Exercise and Training May 13. 0 Replies

What questions do you have when it comes to shoulder, elbow, and arm care? Continue

Tags: program, injury, prevention, throwing, elbow

2019 AAU USA International Collegiate Team

Started by Michael Graham in Teams Looking for Players Oct 29, 2018. 0 Replies

AAU Baseball is forming a team to play international collegiate summer baseball in Spain and Scotland in summer 2019. —Ages 18+—10 days / July 6-15, 2019—Games Against European Olympics/national,…Continue

Pitching Vertically

Started by Spencer Trayner in Pitching, Fielding, and Defense Oct 4, 2018. 0 Replies

      Working the vertical plane is something that is highly effective. If a pitcher, with good command, is consistently locating low then it opens the door for a strikeout up in the zone. He can…Continue

Good Fielding Drill

Started by Spencer Trayner in Drills and Practice Sep 30, 2018. 0 Replies

Stationary ball drill: Works on the footwork needed to be a smooth infielder-Instruction: Ball is placed on the ground in front of the player. The player should try and position himself just a little…Continue

3 pitch mix

Started by Spencer Trayner in Pitching, Fielding, and Defense. Last reply by Anthony Vontobel Jun 16. 1 Reply

Gabriel Dixonhaving command of 3 pitches at such a young age. Should young pitchers make it a priority to develop…Continue

Rotational swing

Started by Spencer Trayner in Hitting and Offense Sep 21, 2018. 0 Replies

http://www.instagram.com/vinnyproietto_Awesome rotational swing from Vinny Proietto. Bat speed is generated from a…Continue

Release point

Started by Spencer Trayner in Pitching, Fielding, and Defense Sep 21, 2018. 0 Replies

https://www.instagram.com/sean_cottrell37/Video Link below:Sean is able to throw his curveball so consistently…Continue

Front Foot up early

Started by Spencer Trayner in Hitting and Offense Sep 21, 2018. 0 Replies

Conner GordonConner does a good job of getting his front foot up early in order for him to zone in on the pitch.…Continue

Rawlings Quatro

Started by Rob in General Baseball Feb 12, 2018. 0 Replies

Greetings coaches. Looking for feedback on this bat, which is pricier than other models, such as the 5150. Assume I'm asking only for LL approved bats for 12 year old and advanced players.

ABCA Annual Conference Jan 4th-7th

Started by Ryan Ford in General Baseball. Last reply by Ryan Ford Jan 2, 2018. 2 Replies

 I will be attending the upcoming ABCA event in Indianapolis Jan 4th-7th. Any advice on how to get the most out of that experience? I'm really looking forward to it and if anyone here is attending…Continue

 
 
 

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