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Attention to Defense

Posted by Bill Stanton on April 18, 2016 at 4:15pm 0 Comments

Peter Gammons: Troy Tulowitzki, Travis Shaw, and attention to the defensive side

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Dodging the draft: Frustration is Growing.........

Posted by Will Laurence on February 29, 2016 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Dodging the draft: Frustration is still growing among college baseball coaches, who year after year see the MLB draft conflict with the NCAA postseason…

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Three Things Youth Coaches Don't Practice But Should By Marty Schupak

Posted by Marty Schupak on March 1, 2016 at 10:38pm 0 Comments

Too many times during the course of a youth baseball season we coaches neglect to practice a lot of things we take for granted. Here are three things I make sure we practice every year:

1) Catching a foul ball near a fence

I've been burnt seeing too many foul balls drop near a fence as tentative youth players are just watching. Line your team up and do the "Fence Drill" throwing…

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The Wrong Way To Wear Your Glove ??

Posted by CoachLisle.com on February 21, 2010 at 8:29pm 20 Comments

You’ve probably never thought about it before. Do I wear my glove wrong? Sounds like a stupid question.



You put your hand all the way into your glove. You have 5 holes in your glove for your fingers and you put the 5 fingers into those holes. The bottom pad of your palm does not show. For some people they like to keep their index finger outside of the glove and for some people they like to keep their index finger into the glove. That’s…

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Contest: Get your Glove Reconditioned!

Posted by The CheckSwing Clubhouse on February 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 10 Comments

You've probably seen one of the many TV shows where people rehab old houses or rebuild old cars and make them look great.  Did you know you can do the same exact thing with your baseball glove?

Quality baseball gloves are expensive and by re-lacing and reconditioning your glove it can add years to one of your prized possessions...  your baseball glove.

CheckSwing is teaming up with …

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Video Blog, Throwing a Devastating Change Up

Posted by Kyle Nelson on January 18, 2016 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

CHANGE UP VIDEO LESSON

This video blog post discusses the importance of, and how to throw a change up at the youth and high school levels.  Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to collect your free "Throwing a Change Up Successchecklist

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Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don't Go for Backspin

Posted by Will Laurence on December 20, 2015 at 4:37pm 2 Comments

Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don’t Go for Backspin

Around little-league parks, and even on the back fields of certain schools and…

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The Rise of the Accidental Pitcher

Posted by Bill Stanton on October 5, 2015 at 10:45pm 2 Comments

The Rise of the Accidental Pitcher

The MLB playoffs showcase numerous former position players who took up pitching late and are now thriving…

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was a minor-league catcher in 2009 when a team official asked him to try pitching instead.
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The Secret To Japan's Little League Success: 10-Hour Practices

Posted by Markus Darnley on September 2, 2015 at 11:22am 9 Comments

The Secret To Japan's Little League Success: 10-Hour Practices

August 28, 2015 5:06 AM ET…
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"Baseball Quiz--Do you know 1 time when you're on 1B & you should NOT slide into second? Times up! Don't slide when…http://bit.ly/1eBHsz5"
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Bobby Byrd commented on The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group Wood Bat Makers
"Hey John you can't hardly get that weight. You have to go up the tree. One can get the weights down to .400. . 450 is usually pretty close otherwise. .400 is usual maple weight."
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Bobby Byrd commented on The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group Wood Bat Makers
"Hey John McDougal thanks for catching the typo. 3x3x37" billets would weigh between 125-133 ounces. If they were the size I was talking about which is a little brouder is 2.75x2.75x37 and they are 80-100 ounces. They are incredible. I hit side…"
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Harvard Park documentary

This documentary is a few years old, but I just discovered it. It's telling the story of Darryl Strawberry, Eric Davis and a group of other ballplayers who worked out together at a park in Los Angeles each off-season. It's definitely worth watching. Very inspirational.Movie Description: "Harvard Park” documents how baseball greats Darryl Strawberry and Eric Davis, just prior to spring training, would return each year to the South Central Los Angeles neighborhood where they grew up and give back…See More
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Harvard Park documentary

This documentary is a few years old, but I just discovered it. It's telling the story of Darryl Strawberry, Eric Davis and a group of other ballplayers who worked out together at a park in Los Angeles each off-season. It's definitely worth watching. Very inspirational.Movie Description: "Harvard Park” documents how baseball greats Darryl Strawberry and Eric Davis, just prior to spring training, would return each year to the South Central Los Angeles neighborhood where they grew up and give back…See More
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Michael Paes replied to william baker's discussion where can I get decent maple billets? in the group Wood Bat Makers
"Try calling local sawmills directly - some of them carry billets. "
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John MacDougall commented on The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group Wood Bat Makers
"Bobby Byrd.  I can't imagine how you could have 3x3x36 billets of Pignut that weigh 80 to 100 ounces.  I have sourced hickory I use from several eastern states over the past 6 years and it all weighs around .450 ounces per cubic…"
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Larry Cicchiello posted a status
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Bobby Byrd commented on The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group Wood Bat Makers
"I just joined the site. Any one looking for Hickory wood billets. Just starting to make bats for fun and can make them for others soon. My main goal is to make everyone aware that I have been testing different kinds of hickory for the past…"
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Wood Bat Makers

The Global Clubhouse for all Wood Bat Makers. There's nothing quite like the sound of wood hitting a baseball. If you make wood baseball bats, join here!See More
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The Lower Half: Increasing Velocity & Decreasing Arm Stress

Discuss the actions of the high velocity pitcher according to the lower halfSee More
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Larry Cicchiello posted a status
"Thursday’s weekly blog post is up! Pitchers—Your success rate will skyrocket IF you do this to hitters! http://bit.ly/1oMtfUd"
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Mark Przybylak replied to Bart Zeller's discussion Hitting Coach Needed
"Contact Ryan Lehr 619-846-8368  No one better! "
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Harvard Park documentary

Started by Bill Stanton in Around The Horn yesterday. 0 Replies

This documentary is a few years old, but I just discovered it. It's telling the story of Darryl Strawberry, Eric Davis and a group of other ballplayers who worked out together at a park in Los…Continue

Tags: eric, david, baseball, practice, strawberry

Hitting Coach Needed

Started by Bart Zeller in Hitting and Offense. Last reply by Mark Przybylak Apr 25. 1 Reply

I will be managing the San Diego Force, a Collegiate Baseball Team in the Southern California College league, which ultimately will end up at the NBC World Series in Wichita in late July.  I need a…Continue

PREDATOR USA LOOKING FOR COACHES/TEAMS NATIONWIDE

Started by BILL SANDILLO in Jobs/Careers/Opportunities Apr 5. 0 Replies

COACHING & TRAINING OPPORTUNITY Join our team as a Professionally Certified Baseball Coaches, Trainers and Instructors for Yourself and/ or Predator USA, where we are “Building Players for the…Continue

SPORTS MINDED SALES PEOPLE WANTED IN ALL 50-STATES

Started by BILL SANDILLO in Jobs/Careers/Opportunities Apr 5. 0 Replies

WHAT WE DOwww.SHOWUSU.COM is an “Exclusive & Dynamic” Baseball recruitment website that helps families market their athlete to college coaches. In short; “We…Continue

Tags: Baseball, Coaches, School, High, Club

American ball players over seas.

Started by Vincent Barbett in General Baseball Mar 25. 0 Replies

I would like to thank Tom Bednark from Barnstable Bats for  his efforts to support American ball players over seas. Your willingness to share your knowledge and advice is truly appreciated, and will…Continue

Looking for a few good COACHES

Started by Duke Baxter in Jobs/Careers/Opportunities Mar 24. 0 Replies

Zoned Baseball Jobs OpenFor 2016 -  All Age GroupsHead Baseball Coach and Assistant Baseball Coach - Zoned RedHawks, Bridgewater, NJLocation: Practices and Games throughout NJGeneral RequirementsMust…Continue

Tags: instructors, training, lessons, coaches, coaching

Youth pitching wear -n- tear. Pitch counts regarding fatigue vs recovery

Started by Coach Scott in General Baseball. Last reply by Grant Clifford Mar 28. 15 Replies

This is a controversial discussion and I am hoping someone without financial bias nor self interest can shed light on this.Dr Andrews has been givien GODS respect as holding the holy grail to…Continue

American Baseball In South America

Started by Vincent Barbett in General Baseball. Last reply by Thomas Bednark Mar 21. 1 Reply

Hello everyone. Thank you to all who have welcomed me so far as a new member. I am an American who has been involved with baseball for over 50 years as a player, coach, and most recently a bat maker.…Continue

Derrick Bonds

Started by Jasiak Bat Company in General Baseball. Last reply by Jasiak Bat Company Feb 9. 4 Replies

Just inquireING if anyone knows how to contact Derrick Bonds of Area 51 billets and Naked bats?.Let me know please.ThanksContinue

Defensive Catcher needed in Southern NY MSBL. Westchester-Putnam-Rockland-Bronx Counties

Started by Kagan Hudayar in Teams Looking for Players. Last reply by Anthony Vontobel Mar 19. 6 Replies

Hello all:The White Plains Tigers - 2015 Westchester/Putnam MSBL champions are looking to add a catcher.  Division is 28+, but the team still has allowances available for players as young as 21.We…Continue

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