I saw this and had to share this with you CheckSwing guys. Imagine Tom Emanski today, with all the social media at his finger tips??…
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This post was originally posted on my pitching website, BetterPitching.com:
28 Ways Pitching Better Prepares You for Life
At the end of the long season, it's always a good idea to take a step back and look at the big picture. Give yourself some time to recharge and take stock of where you're at in your career (and in your…Continue
Mike Schmidt: Today's hitters don't want much help
By MIKE SCHMIDT, For The Associated Press | August 7, 2014
I just returned from Hall of Fame induction weekend, where I find that my cronies and I are slowly becoming the older generation of the membership.
Most of us are in our 60s, having made our mark on the game in the late 1970s and '80s. Like any club or fraternity, the Hall's…
At a certain point in your pitching development, you're going to have to start thinking outside the box if you wish to continue improving.
I’d like to take a moment to dive into some abstract thinking. Generally, when I teach pitching, I start with a 5 phase approach consisting of very basic principals. I wrote a 2 piece series on those 5 phases that can be found…Continue
Call me biased, but I'm trying to give my son an unfair advantage!
My goal is to place him in a win/win situation every time he steps on the field!
How am I going to do that?
Keep my mouth shut, get out of the way and repeat these 5 words over and over!
Ever wonder what it takes to be a Major League baseball player? Or maybe you've wondered what it takes just to be
The answer, unfortunately for everyone, is not quite that simple. I can tell you, however, that no matter what your dreams may be, it will not be handed to you.
What you desire does not come without hard…
David Mendell, a freelance writer and former reporter for the Chicago Tribune, coaches Oak Park Youth Baseball outside Chicago.
The shortstop ranged nimbly to his right, scooped up a sharp grounder and unleashed a strong…
We just had one of our arms go down with a family issue. We are looking to add another arm to replace him as one of our strong arms. If a position player as well, that is great, we do not carry a…Continue
I'm trying to find ways to mix up our 8U team practices. I was thinking of setting up a "Skills Competition" for the kids. Football has "punt-pass-kick".I want to do Run-Throw-Hit type drills where…Continue
I am the head coach of the Windy Hill Whales and I am in the recruiting process for summer 2015. Last summer my team was just under .500 but lost to the BCBL runner-up in the playoffs. My team was…Continue
Hello all Checkswing members. Most of you know me, as I have been a member of the website for quite some time, and have conversed with many of you by discussing baseball among other topics. I'm…Continue
How are you handling cutoffs on the small, 60 foot diamond?Space is limited. I am talking about throwing to home plate from the outfield.Do you have the 3B take the cut from left field and the 1B…Continue
Hello CS Members. I am currently an outfielder and I am looking to build some throwing strength. I currently have an average arm but it definitely could be better. If anyone has some advice on…Continue
Hi, I am a Junior in High School and I have been considering upgrading from a 32" bat to a 33". I am 5'11" and 175 lbs. I don't know if the following info helps, but my exit velocity off a tee with a…Continue