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Little League bat reviews?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Moises David Lee Atkinson May 18, 2010. 10 Replies

Any brand/make/model of little league bats that you recommend?My son's is dead.  2 years old and no spring anymore.Budget is < $60.00Continue

Tags: choices, bat, league, Little

Velocity help.

Started this discussion. Last reply by alan butler Feb 27, 2011. 39 Replies

My son (10 yrs old in AAA little league) has better than average velocity and throws a ton of strikes.  But the 3, 4, 5 hitters on the other teams hit well because the lack of velocity and his change…Continue

Tags: Velocity, Increase

Young hitters learning to hold off for change ups.

Started this discussion. Last reply by shockbaseball Jul 10, 2010. 38 Replies

AAA Little league.  9,10,11 yrs old.4th game and I've been working consistently on swinging the same way every time.  Balanced with good form.  Hitters 1-9 (of 12) all are becoming confident and…Continue



Profile Information

3B, OF
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Ground ball
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Play Slow Pitch Softball, Play Wiffleball, Enjoy watching games
Baseball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, High School
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Teeball, Little League
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Chase Utley - Smooth swing, power and average, speed on bases.

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Crunoz glove and defense

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

I love teaching defense.

My best drill utilizes a pitching machine for grounders and situational fielding with runners on third or second.

The machine allows a consistent ball for rapid drills.

Yes a batted ball is preferable. But not for form and technique and situations that you want to repeat with multiple players over and over again.

What are you teaching?

Posted on December 6, 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Here's the setup.

The 11yr old batter is a great power hitter, but if you throw him a lob ball he has trouble with it. Knowing this, I do a pull hitter switch, moving the 2nd base to the left of the bag, move the SS to the grass but towards 3rd, and put the 3rd baseman right on the line. I move the OF all over leaving right field completely open.

And I have the pitcher lob it in. Not a change up, but a complete…

What are the memories?

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

What do 9-10 year olds remember? The game, the experience or both?

Last night was my son's championship game for the District 1 Renegades. Washoe LL vs. Sparks…

Is Expert Village, now eHow, good or bad for the sport?

Posted on February 12, 2010 at 11:45am 2 Comments

Reno Baseball Blog

Are Expert Village, now eHow, good for the game or destructive?

I tend to think the latter. Anyone, and I mean anyone with a computer, can upload a video to eHow and viola, they are an expert. Or at least it's presented that way. Do any search on…

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At 11:30am on December 21, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Pat- 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!
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