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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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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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Fun for You or Fun for the Kids

Baseball coaching tips of the day I feel a little guilty, but I cringe every time I hear coaches tell kids to, “Just have fun.” I am a huge proponent of the fun thing but the reason I cringe is then I proceed to watch as the coaches zap the fun out by overloading youth with information, demands, and expectations. Fun for athletes involves more than just meeting other’s…See More
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T-Ball Changes To Consider

  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 rookiesAaron 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 seen baseball lose players to lacrosse and soccer over the last decade. Until we see lacrosse players switch…See More
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Power In Numbers

Baseball coaching tips of the day Why upsets occur day in and day out in sports.“They can because they think they can.” What a great definition of motivation. Success only comes when the thought of it comes first. Then, and only then, can teams believe in themselves to overcome challenges. Thinking he could is how David beat Goliath. Use the plural as much as possible. Refer to the group and not individual to show there…See More
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T-Ball Drill By Marty Schupak

Discussed already is the need to separate skills with young t-ballers in early season practices. It is better to have players throw without catching, catch without throwing. Here is an easy drill: On a fence make a line made out of blue painter’s tape. You can make the line long or short but the longer, the more kids can do the drill at once. The player(s) that are going to have a ball in their throwing hand about 20 feet (or shorter to start) from the fence. The coach will either yell “high”…See More
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Quit Ego Tripping

Baseball coaching tips of the day It’s OK and natural to have pride in coaching youth sports, but not OK to steal the spotlight from the kids and the games. Coaches with too big of egos gain their identity from their team’s success. They make the games about themselves and winning, which is a problem. Youth sports should be about the athletes and the building of a foundation…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 on Monday. 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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