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Robert Jenkins
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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Robert Jenkins joined Rich Dunno's group

The Lower Half: Increasing Velocity & Decreasing Arm Stress

Discuss the actions of the high velocity pitcher according to the lower halfSee More
Sep 22, 2017
Robert Jenkins commented on Bill Stanton's video

Infield drills with infield guru Ron Washington and star rookie Ozzie Albies

"This is good. I can't wait to implement these drills with all our infielders."
Sep 22, 2017
Robert Jenkins shared Bill Stanton's video on Facebook
Sep 22, 2017
Robert Jenkins commented on Kyle Grucci's group Recruit Me
"I'm a high school coach from Chicago.  I start watching kids at a very early age.  The Chicago area has been over looked for way too long.  I use this forum to connect with college coaches, in an effort to not just get my kids to…"
Feb 2, 2015
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Recruit Me

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Feb 2, 2015
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Travel Baseball

This is the place to discuss all things Travel Baseball related. Need ideas? Looking for training tips?  Tournaments? Coaches?  Players?Share ideas and help improve the level of play in your community and across the game.See More
Feb 2, 2015
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Throwing Partners (pitchers-catchers connect)

A place where pitchers can connect with a catcher in their local area to train together.Need someone to throw with? Make a connection here and throw a bullpen!See More
Feb 2, 2015
Robert Jenkins liked Carl Young II's discussion What all Hitters, Coaches, and Instructors Have to Know...
Mar 28, 2014
Robert Jenkins and Ashley Minor are now friends
Mar 28, 2014
Robert Jenkins liked Kyle Nelson's blog post What Makes a Good Hitting Drill?
Mar 28, 2014
Robert Jenkins joined The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group

Baseball Fitness

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Jan 30, 2013
Robert Jenkins liked Ashley Minor's group U.S. Military All-Stars
Jan 30, 2013
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U.S. Military All-Stars

Est. 1990 at request of President George H.W. BushSince that time more than 25,000 people have participated in our historic program in all services around the globe. We are the most successful, and only joint armed forces baseball/softball program in the world. Highlighted each year by the historic "Red, White & Blue Tour" making over 350 appearances featuring the absolute finest patriotic atmosphere possible and delivering highly competitive, ex...citing entertainment. We provide a…See More
Jan 30, 2013
Paul Dozier and Robert Jenkins are now friends
Jun 28, 2012
Robert Jenkins liked Paul Dozier's group Student Athlete
Jun 28, 2012
Robert Jenkins commented on Robert Jenkins's blog post Throws left, hits right.
"Thanks for the feedback Kip.  Yes, I know golf.  That's how I learned how to play the outfield. With my dad working with his 9-iron.  Catching a baseball turned out to be really easy after that.  Should try that with my…"
Mar 10, 2012

Profile Information

Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Fairly accurate fungi hitter
I currently:
Coach Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
High School, 30+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Babe Ruth, High School
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, 30+
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
I have many favorites. I study many because they say you are not supposed to "clone" hitters.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Mariano Rivera. Because he has been so good for so long.
Additional Playing/Coaching Info (If applicable, include detailed info here such as - HS, College, Pro Leagues, Summer Leagues, Arm Speed, 60 Time, Catcher Pop Time, etc.):
Best thing about baseball is that it is constantly changing. There is no way to "know it all".
More About Me:
I consider coaching to be an honor. I'll do it until they close the casket on me.

Robert Jenkins's Blog

Throws left, hits right.

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 7:52pm 11 Comments

Question: I have a 5 year old grandson that I started teaching 2 years ago.  I started out teaching him to hit, and started him on his right.  In the beginning, I tried to encourage him to throw with his right hand, but he appears to have a more fluid motion throwing left-handed.  Should I start him hitting on his left, or just leave him alone?

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At 9:01pm on March 8, 2012, Doug Bernier said…

Robert, thanks for the compliment (and yes that is me in the picture).  Just FYI, regarding your question about your grandson, you might be interested in my most recent blog post about the advantages of batting left handed.

At 2:07pm on March 2, 2012, David Franco said…

Robert, thanks for the kind words!  We've glad you like the website.  I see you're a coach, so feel free to share the information with your kids.  We're all about helping baseball players (and coaches, of course) get better.  Subscriptions and content are free.  You can also follow on facebook (!/NextLevelBallplayer) and Twitter @The_NLB.  I'd be happy to share some contacts sometime.

At 2:30pm on February 26, 2012, Bill Stanton said…

Robert-  I think this is the guy:

At 3:33pm on February 1, 2012, Kyle Grucci said…

Welcome to CheckSwing, Robert!

Congratulations on joining the thousands of other ballplayers, coaches, umpires, and scouts from all levels of the game around the globe!

CheckSwing is the largest baseball player and coach community on the planet. Enjoy the site and have fun making baseball connections. Among other things, you can join groups, publish your thoughts in your status, add a blog or discussion, and upload photos and videos. Visit The CheckSwing Batting Pages to have others evaluate your swing and/or pitching mechanics.

Also, create a CheckSwing Group for your team or league and invite your friends and teammates to join you on CheckSwing!

At 1:14am on January 30, 2012, Bill Stanton said…

Robert-  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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