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Solano County CA 13U Team looking for 1-2 players

Started Jun 4, 2014 0 Replies

We are a competitive travel baseball team looking for 1-2 players to round out our roster...pitching is a plus, but absolutely necessary. We play 2 tournaments a month, practice 2-3 days per week…Continue

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Richard Lovell replied to Bill Stanton's discussion "What can I do to get better this week?" in the group Youth Baseball Coaches
"Love that kind of attitude. Way too much whining and crying on college campuses today with parents and other groups interfering. A lot has to be said for someone like this young man that accepted the challenge and worked towards a goal.  Good…"
May 11
Richard Lovell replied to John LoJudice's discussion Bat drag
"Hey John, I had not noticed you had two clips here, so I downloaded them and took a look slowing the swing down in my analysis software. Let's clear a common myth and misconception up first-the back shoulder will be lower during the swing as he…"
May 11
Richard Lovell replied to John LoJudice's discussion Bat drag
"I would also recommend the player to slow the swing to 50-69% maximum. Our brain learns better this way."
May 7
Richard Lovell replied to John LoJudice's discussion Bat drag
"Typically, one arm drills are for specific issues that need isolation; lead arm bar is an example. Since bat drag is an upper body issue, we can isolate the upper body and not work on the lower body. I have a drill that I have had great success with…"
May 7
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"Good reads and informative. I would add Mike Epstein's 'Mental Side of Hitting', Ted Williams 'The Science of Hitting' and 'Sixty Feet-Six Inches'-great read of a conversation between Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson.…"
Jan 24
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"No, I don't believe I have a problem with everything you say, but by all means, please give me some more undertones so I know exactly what you are trying to lay down. I just simply disagreed with some of the things you said because they…"
Jan 23
Mike Greene and Richard Lovell are now friends
Nov 11, 2016
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"How has this player progressed? From the pictures above, he doesn't look like he is lunging...he looks like too much weight is on his back leg."
Oct 9, 2016
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"So, you're saying to squish the bug? I have used a wonder block to teach a kid to being his foot in and up, but not to try and spin it to move the block. That goes against all logic and the way MLB players swing...and I am not talking about the…"
Oct 9, 2016
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"Being a wrestler, I always thought that saying went "Where the head goes, the body follows"? Lol, but what do I know"
Oct 9, 2016
Richard Lovell replied to Jose M Hernandez's discussion H.S. Tryouts... in the group Pitching Coaches and Instructors
"Yes...start in August...but seriously folks...I would suggest begin throwing, obviously, and increase distance each week out to about 120 feet. More to that, but that is the gist. I would also find a qualified hitting instructor that uses video and…"
Oct 8, 2016
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Oct 8, 2016
Richard Lovell replied to Austin Kester's discussion How do you get the most power from your swing?
"Right on. I agree, he is one of, if not the best and his son, Jake, is even better. I work with Jake and Mike and agree they definitely break the swing down via video, so they know what they are saying and teaching is backed up by video and science.…"
Oct 8, 2016
Richard Lovell replied to Austin Kester's discussion How do you get the most power from your swing?
"This is a rhythm and timing move. If you really look close, the hand are just moving up and not back. If they move back at all, it is very subtle. They start at the front edge or middle of the shoulder and might get back tot he back edge of the…"
Oct 8, 2016
Richard Lovell replied to Austin Kester's discussion How do you get the most power from your swing?
"I know this is an old post, but Larry, have you changed your mind on the straight line to the ball...A to C swing, forgetting about B, of course. To me, that would be swinging down to the ball instead of getting on plane, somewhere around the front…"
Oct 8, 2016
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Should your bat barrel be pointed toward the pitcher before the swing?
"BTW, if the coach has an impact on your play time, listen, agree and then hit the snot out of the ball. If you'r e raking, there isn't much he can say about where your bat is, right? Well, I guess there are 'those' guys though."
Oct 7, 2016

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Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Position(s):
P, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, DH
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Average
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Pitching Instructor, Play Slow Pitch Softball, Coach Slow Pitch Softball, Play Fast Pitch Softball, Coach Fast Pitch Softball, Play Wiffleball, Coach Teeball, Umpire Baseball, Umpire Fast Pitch Softball, Umpire Slow Pitch Softball, Scout Baseball, Scout Softball, Enjoy watching games, Am a member of the Baseball Media, Am a Baseball Author
Baseball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, USSSA, High School, American Legion, AAU, College, Independent, Minor League, Major League, Olympics, 18+, 30+, 40+, 50+, Vintage, Xtreme, Double Diamond, None
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, USSSA, High School, American Legion, AAU, College, Independent, Minor League, Major League, Olympics, 18+, 30+, 40+, 50+, Vintage, Xtreme, Double Diamond, None
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, USSSA, High School, American Legion, AAU, College, Independent, Minor League, Major League, Olympics, 18+, 30+, 40+, 50+, Vintage, Double Diamond, None
Softball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Youth, High School, USSSA, AAU, College, Independent, Olympics, Slow Pitch, Fast Pitch, None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Pete Rose-4256 enough said. Ted Williams-get a good pitch and hit it. It wad a science to Jim. 

Richard Lovell's Blog

For all those coaches, dad's and mom's that tell their players to swing down...

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 2:41pm 0 Comments

Here is aan article that really puts the old 'swing down' teach to rest. As Ted Williams explained it, this 'slightly up' swing, or "matching the plane of the bat to the plane of the pitch", is something we have taught at Epstein Hitting for decades.  Enjoy this article. Good stuff:

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At 10:13am on April 10, 2014, Bill Stanton said…

Happy Birthday!

At 12:27am on February 23, 2012, samuel south said…

Thanks for the input on my swing. I have worked  for 2 years with my hitting coach every week for 2-3 hours to get my swing where it is at.It is nice to hear from someone that like it. Most camps i go to they try to change me back to a squish the bug swing rather than a power swing and I get frustrated.

At 3:37am on November 8, 2011, Don Ervin said…

Hey Richard:

Ah, yes Williams and Rose you picked two of the very best Williams is my very top choice.

Great baseballin

Don Ervin

kom_ervin@yahoo.com

At 9:59pm on February 16, 2011, Bill Stanton said…
Richard-  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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