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Environment. Teammates. Winning. ??

Posted by Grant Clifford on May 6, 2016 at 1:34pm 8 Comments

Question for this esteemed group of baseball people:

My nephew is 12, almost 13. He's played on a travel team for the past few years that rarely wins. Great group of kids and families. They are all close friends. The coach is excellent. Many of the players are just not developing despite good efforts from the coach. Many lack the athletic ability and view it as more of a fun activity instead of a game they are looking to play in HS or college.

The kids do not seem to…

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Pepper

Posted by Bill Stanton on May 20, 2016 at 3:42pm 5 Comments

This was in Peter Gammons' blog.

Ted Williams used to play pepper almost every day, for what he said…

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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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Bill Stanton commented on Bill Stanton's blog post rule violation?
"Good point Ray. I also see far too many coaches who do not understand the rules well enough."
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Ray Briones commented on Bill Stanton's blog post rule violation?
"As with most rules people will disagree and attempt to justify their reasoning. All rules were set due to prior incident(s) that caused the rule implementation. Let the kids place is a poor excuse for not knowing the rule or as most times trying to…"
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The San Diego Force, a member of the Southern California Collegiate League is looking for College Players who are looking for a place to play ball this summer.  We will play approximately 45 games plus 2 tournaments.  Our games are played at Madison High School, which is a very good diamond.  If you know of someone, or would like to be a part of our organization (6 championships and trips to NBC World Series in Wichita) please call Bart Zeller at847-380-6362, or visit our website or email me at…See More
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Mike Greene replied to Sarah Bernier's discussion What age should players start practicing with a wood bat?
"Sarah, a great question. As soon as a player is able to swing wood without the bat path dropping, they are ready to swing wood all the time. All of our guys swing wood for batting practice starting about age 9 or 10 depending on size and upper body…"
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Mike Greene commented on Bill Stanton's blog post rule violation?
"I'm sorry, but if that isn't one of the dumbest rules I have ever heard of, then I don't know what is. It ranks right up there with the two hour drop dead time limit I have to deal with during school ball season. Whether home or away,…"
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Kip Gross commented on Bill Stanton's blog post rule violation?
"My daughter and my son are and were in the CIF out here in Southern California and these are the rules regardless of how trivial they seem. This isn't just a playoff rule but a rule for the entire season. When I first learned about the rule I…"
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rule violation?

I've never heard of such a rule.------------------------------------The Torrance baseball team captured it’s California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division 4 first round playoff series on Thursday, knocking off Fullerton, 4-1. On Friday evening it learned its season was over, regardless of the positive results on the field.As reported by the Torrance Daily Breeze, Torrance’s playoff victory was declared a forfeit after…See More
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Michael Paes replied to Eric 's discussion Hiding paint transitions and finishes. in the group Wood Bat Makers
"Auto pinstriping tape works great, and is available in lots of colors."
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Hiding paint transitions and finishes.

What are some guys using to hide the transition and getting that shine on the bats like what the pros use?
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don wilbanks replied to Will Laurence's discussion Teaching the Changeup?
"A super easy to learn change up is the 3 finger change. it's also the easiest to throw with control and without broadcasting to the hitter because its the exact same arm motion as a fastball. just place index and ring finger slightly above each…"
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don wilbanks and Bill Stanton are now friends
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don wilbanks replied to Austin Kester's discussion How do you get the most power from your swing?
"for a rhh the left arm is for ur power and the right is for guiding the bat to the ball ( opposite of course for a lhh).  just one of many things u can do is weight training using a pulley machine, obviously pulling from left to right (rhh) as…"
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What age should players start practicing with a wood bat?

Started by Sarah Bernier in General Baseball. Last reply by Mike Greene 9 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hi Coaches.  There are so many opinions out there about when to start swinging a wood bat.  Also, what do you think is the most common problem, question or confusion you see when players first start…Continue

Curveball Hitting Drills/Technique

Started by Garret Felder in Hitting and Offense. Last reply by Victor Villarreal May 18. 11 Replies

Hey Gang,Freshman-Sophomore HS coach here who is running late with this question at the end of the regular season in MN.Been in the same HS program for 3 seasons now and last season started realizing…Continue

Tags: hitting, drills, curveball

Harvard Park documentary

Started by Bill Stanton in Around The Horn. Last reply by Grant Clifford May 6. 1 Reply

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

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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

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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

 
 
 

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