A friend shared this article with me and I think it's very relevant to many of the CheckSwing discussions we have. Do you agree? Disagree? What are some solutions?
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I came across this blog written by former MLB pitcher Jim Parque. It is an absolute gem. Please read it and share your thoughts.
Thank you to the 16,452 readers of this blog in the past 5 days.....really appreciate it and it motivates me to…Continue
In addition to writing our story on high school travel ball and showcases, P.K. Daniel is viewing things from the inside, as the parent of a 10-year-old boy and a…Continue
There are literally millions of hitting drills available on the web right now, many of them are good, but many of them are just plain counterproductive. When you are a looking for a good hitting drill for your player or team, make sure it accomplishes one ore more of the following criteria.
1.) Promote a proper hitting position (body position at foot strike)
2.) Promote decision making and introduces cognitive interference (ideally with ball…Continue
In my career coaching youth baseball, I've toyed with different batting order ideas, both to be competitive and to be fair to the players. I was happy to institute a system for tee ball in my league that seemed fair. Our tee ball league has teams play three innings with everyone batting. Just as it should be; outs and runs don’t mean anything. Many of the teams have more than nine…Continue
We talk about bat speed as well as the baseball's exit velocity extensively in our articles. If you are a position player and want to play college or professional baseball, hitting is a MUST (unless you are Omar Vizquel). The saying "If you can hit, you do not sit," very much holds true because even if you lack a bit of defensive ability, we can find a spot on the field for you.
I feel as though I understand how a changeup is thrown, but do not articulate it well to younger players.What are the key points to focus on? What are the different grips? Why use one grip over…Continue
On Sunday April 6th 2014, The Vallejo Admirals Independent Baseball Club of the Pacific Association, will be holding tryouts at Wilson Park in Vallejo, CA. Pitchers & catchers will report at…Continue
In response to a semi-dare from my 10-year old son, I made a "hitting instruction" YouTube video.As I mention in the clip, I'm not an expert on hitting. Also, I have no formal training or personal…Continue
We are a wooden bat baseball team looking for players 25U to play in the very competitive Central Ohio Wooden Bat Baseball League. We are currently looking for all players of all positions. Please…Continue
Hello everyone my name is Lou I am new to the site but I've been lurking for awhile I had a very nice baseball career and find myself coaching travel ball for my sons age groupI put together a bunch…Continue
Why do baseball players take steroids? It does not make you a better baseball player; you either developed elite baseball mechanics and athleticism or did not. Steroids will not make you do this! …Continue
Shanley baseball coach of 14 years says contract not renewed due to parent complaint about text messageFARGO – When the Fargo Shanley baseball team hits the field this spring, it will do so with a…Continue