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Perfect Game- New Texas HQ- $800 million project

Posted by Bill Stanton on April 19, 2019 at 12:20am 0 Comments

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.

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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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Bring the Enthusiasm

Posted by Jack Perconte on October 4, 2018 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Youth sports coaching tips of the day - Few things are better than having enthusiasm. Make sure you:

1. Look forward to practices as much or more than you look forward to games. Practice is your time to shine and it is the time to put your knowledge of the game into practice and on…
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Hitting approach

Posted by Spencer Trayner on September 23, 2018 at 11:52am 1 Comment

“What should I be thinking when I walk up to the plate?”

A lot of hitters are being told from a young age to look to hit the fastball and adjust to anything off-speed. This is a great approach…if you are trying to do a job such as move a runner over into scoring position. The reality of it is that this approach is unsustainable. When pitchers start throwing harder and the MPH differential between their fastball and their off-speed becomes greater, then this approach simply…

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Good Face, High Ass: The Baseball Scouting Glossary

Posted by Bill Stanton on September 10, 2018 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Good Face, High Ass: The Baseball Scouting Glossary

Should you be happy when a scout says you have a high ass?…

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Stop wondering how to improve your command!

Posted by L.A. "Skip" Fast on September 4, 2018 at 2:35pm 0 Comments

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve discussed “biomarkers”. Now, let’s look at how to use your “biomarkers” to improve your command.

All roads lead to your foot placements.

By following your “biomarkers”, you instantly discover how to make yourself more competitive at your current level and beyond.

  1. Your body position at the top of your front…
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Perfect Game- New Texas HQ- $800 million project

Huge news in the world of amateur baseball.------------------------------------------------------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 Hutto.…See More
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Perfect Game- New Texas HQ- $800 million project

Huge news in the world of amateur baseball.------------------------------------------------------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 Hutto.…See More
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COMMAND IS ACHIEVABLE AND REPEATABLE

Centering your weight supercharges resultsWhen you make your usual throwing action from a front leg lift ending with your weight centered between your knees, you…Enhance your throwing arm speed,Create later ball movement,Send more pitches directly into your target than ever before andChallenge every hitter to drive any pitch you throw.Hardwired reactions encourage…See More
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Model of Bats for heavier billets

Good Morning Everyone,Any guidance on models to shape for billets that are 98-99oz. With the exception of heavier training bats that players have requested, I have found it difficult to utilize these billets to shape a (-2), (-3) in most models. Any help is appreciated.Thanks,Kevin SekulaSee More
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Faster not Safer is Critical to Success

Baseball coaching tipof the day Faster not safer. The best players embrace the importance of training and doing things as if in a game. Their confident game attitude comes from having done it at game-speed many times before. “The more and faster you do it in practice, the easier it is in games.” Insist that players do things quicker in practice, not safer. I often tell players that if they are not messing up a play or…See More
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Your Job is Not to Push, but Get them to

Baseball coaching tips of the week.Can you get them to do the pushing? It’s natural for parents to have far ranging and often unrealistic goals for their kids. As a coach that is not your concern. However, it is your concern to get the most out of your players. You can do that by giving them the one goal that will allow them to reach their potential. It is the goal that the greatest players have – daily improvement. Many…See More
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Coaching Own Child - Be Aware of This

Baseball coaching tips of the day.Do you know the secret to coaching your child's team? Parents, who feel they can do a better job coaching than their current child’s coach, should step up and do it, especially if you are going to complain about the coach. However, If the motivation is simply to help further your own child’s development, it is best that you allow others to…See More
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DO YOUR FOOT PLACEMENTS PROMOTE COMMAND?

How do you begin your motion?Before your front foot comes off the ground, you make conscious decisions where you’re going to place your feet.Your foot placements tell gravity to end your starting position with …Your weight centered over your back foot orYour weight centered between your knees.Beginning with your weight over your back-foot compromises your command.Your…See More
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Coaching the Way the Greats Do

Baseball coaching tips of the dayA study of the great coaches, as i do in my book, reveals things that are important for all leaders and in any field of work. Some of those things are: 1. They do not let players settle for mediocrity. All teams and individuals have the potential to be better and the great coaches keep searching for ways to bring that out.2. They do not allow…See More
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Baseball Coaching Psychology

Baseball Coaching tips of the dayPsychology of coaching in games• Act calm and in control, even though your heart may be pumping fast.• Show confidence in your game decisions knowing some will not work out.• Keep your sense of humor even when things do not seem funny.• Recognize the mood of your…See More
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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 Sep 22, 2018. 0 Replies

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

AAU USA International Collegiate Team Forming

Started by Michael Graham in Teams Looking for Players. Last reply by Michael Graham Dec 10, 2017. 2 Replies

AAU Baseball is forming a team to play international collegiate summer baseball in Ireland…Continue

 
 
 

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