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Coach Andy Collins
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  • Ventura, CA
  • United States
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Profile Information

2B, OF
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
High Average
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Coach Slow Pitch Softball, Coach Fast Pitch Softball, Enjoy watching games
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, College, Independent
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, High School
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League
Softball Playing Experience:
Independent, Slow Pitch, Fast Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Barry Bonds - take away the steroid issue - and he's the best I've ever seen.
More About Me:
I've been coaching both boys baseball and girls fastpitch softball for over 35 years. I'm the recent winner of the 2009 Webball International Hitting Essay Contest, the producer of the the video, "Rotational vs. Linear, Which Swing Helps you Hit Best", author of the book, "How to Make All-Stars", co-author of the audio "Crushing the Ball Every Time, the Phil Bruder Method of Hitting", and the hitting coach on the TV series, "Youth Baseball and Softball Hitting Training".

Coach Andy Collins's Blog

What Bat Should I Buy?

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 9:51pm 1 Comment

I constantly get asked what bat should I buy? It doesn't matter if it's for youth baseball, girls fastpitch softball or men's, women's or co-ed softball.

[If you know of anyone asking this question, please forward this newsletter on to them.]

I get questions like these: Hi coach. Trying to decide what bat to get my daughter. She is in 10u competetive [sic] fastpitch softball. She has had her current bat for almost 3 years and I think is starting to…


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At 5:42pm on November 18, 2010, Les Edgerton said…
Hi Coach,
I'd love to be able to send you a copy, but the publisher charges me the same as anyone else and I don't have any copies available. However, it's available through Amazon and there may be copies available on Abebooks ( and probably for a buck or two (used). I'd be interested on your take on it. What was interesting when it came out is that my son Mike and I were interviewed on over 40 radio shows, coast-to-coast and twice on MSNBC-News. (They called a few months ago to have us on again, and I turned them down. When they first interviewed us, I had no idea of their political bent, but now that I do, I'm just not going to appear on their network.) Mike's favorite was with Mr. T. and he stayed up all night practicing his "I pity the fool" speech, which was how he greeted him. And, we're both huge Giants' fans, so it was a thrill to be interviewed by former Giants' pitcher Mike Krukow.
At 4:04pm on November 18, 2010, Les Edgerton said…
Hi Andy, your book sounds like a good idea. I don't know if mine is what you're looking for. It's a spoof on LL and my son Mike and I cowrote it (his idea). We just took all the types we saw and made fun of them. As I'm sure you know, there are a lot of bully types involved in LL and I've always found humor defused these guys pretty quickly. When it was published, I had a lot of coaches, players and parents write me, thanking me for the laugh. Many coaches wrote me that they recognized themselves in some of the caricatures and were changing their methods as a result of seeing how they harmed kids, so that was gratifying. If you'd like more info, just ask.
At 9:23pm on July 28, 2009, Deland Cochran said…
Welcome to Check Swing. This is a greeat community of ball players, coaches and fans of the game. Good to have you with us. deland
At 3:13pm on July 28, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Coach Andy- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!
At 2:55pm on July 28, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
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