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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 Nate Woodard's discussion Open Stance vs. Closed Stance
"There is the key statement right there, Stefan, you fit comfortable with it. Being in theaters box is about being comfortable. You know, I have even seen some MLB hitters step out..Franco...and it wasn't because he was cheating on an inside…"
Monday
Richard Lovell posted a blog post

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

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: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/baseballs-trend-saying-no-ground-balls-062740922--mlb.htmlSee More
Mar 31
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
Richard Lovell commented on Mike Greene's blog post Drop 5 to BBCOR
"Hi Mike, this is not to be argumentative, but I disagree with the strength issue at age 12 & 13. Yes, some kids are stronger, but i have has players at 11 swing a 30oz, wood bat without any barrel drop or bat drag. Now, would I recommend them…"
Oct 7, 2016
Richard Lovell commented on Mike Greene's blog post Drop 5 to BBCOR
"Mike, although I am not a fan of choking up on the bat and think it is unnecessary (except maybe in special game situations/circumstances and certainly not for all hitters-7-2 spot maybe in the right situation), I am curious as to what is the…"
Oct 6, 2016
Richard Lovell commented on Mike Greene's blog post Drop 5 to BBCOR
"Well, I had a comment that did not send and I don't need to now. Kyle Nelson hit my exact points. Well said and great advice."
Oct 2, 2016
Richard Lovell commented on Bill Stanton's blog post WHY BO CHOSE BASEBALL
"What a great story. I had known Bo was very unhappy with the Bucs and vowed to never play for them, but the behind the scenes story of his mom and Kenny. I don't get star struck because as luck would have it, a lot of talent came out of my…"
Sep 30, 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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