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Looking for Urban/Inner City Team Near Houston

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robin Rushing Aug 6, 2015. 2 Replies

    High school (baseball, softball)  teams from urban, inner city  districts will make it to the high school playoffs but then be quickly "Mercy Ruled"  against the larger suburban schools.This is a…Continue

Warm vs cold weather teams

Started Mar 13, 2012 0 Replies

This week I noticed the College D1 Baseball and Softball polls. There are fewer cold weather schools in the Top 25 than I have previously noticed. Is this normal for MidMarch? Is the problem, the…Continue


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Robin Rushing replied to L.A. "Skip" Fast's discussion Your Coach determines your success.
"Depending on the age or maturity  level, my goal is to transition players from "I need to get you to" being able to teach yourself. Afterall, the best teacher you can have is.... yourself. Because in baseball and  life,…"
Jul 8
Robin Rushing commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Youth baseball gone wild: ‘You’re selling your son’s soul for a six-dollar trophy’
"I live in Cypress Texas and from Bellaire Texas ...literally at the the center of Perennial Powers in baseball for Texas. I know what it takes to succeed  in baseball. Given the age of the kids,  baseball can be a great teacher of…"
Jul 1
Robin Rushing joined The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group

Baseball Fitness

This group is the place to discuss baseball specific exercises and training.  Put in your time in the gym before you step between the lines.
Jun 24
Robin Rushing joined Ashley Minor's group

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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
Jun 24
Robin Rushing replied to Sarah Bernier's discussion What age should players start practicing with a wood bat?
"I wouldn't practice with anything else. As long as wood bat is not too heavy ( do the bat weight test for the player) and same length as metal "game" bat. "
May 23, 2016
Robin Rushing commented on Grant Clifford's blog post Environment. Teammates. Winning. ??
"If  your  son/nephew loves the game,is highly motivated,( I mean eats and sleeps baseball) and he really is talented, have him try out with other teams....I mean very high quality teams ..ask the local high school coach who the best are. I…"
May 7, 2016
Robin Rushing replied to Coach Scott's discussion Youth pitching wear -n- tear. Pitch counts regarding fatigue vs recovery
"A little Context: My high school has won the most championships in baseball in the largest classification in our very large state. We have been a Perennial Power for 5 decades....and I have known our teams and players for this long. In the early…"
Mar 21, 2016
Robin Rushing replied to Jose M Hernandez's discussion Which Bat is best? in the group Hitting Coaches and Instructors
".The bat has to feel right but as one of the great s of old said... "timing is everything"."
Jan 15, 2016
Robin Rushing joined The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group

Hitting Coaches and Instructors

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Jan 15, 2016
Robin Rushing replied to Bill Stanton's discussion Increase Flexibility and Mobility
"Flexibility is key to mobility and Stretching is key to flexibility. Flexibility: Never stretch cold...always stretch after muscles are warm. ( including throwing.) Always stretch after practice and game and in dugout cold…"
Nov 21, 2015
Robin Rushing commented on Bill Stanton's blog post I Never Thought It Would End This Way
"Good Post....I would say its not over...take what you have learned and teach other kids....someday, if you are so fortunate, your grown kids may come back to help you....which is just as fun.  The best coaches I have had knew; that with…"
Oct 22, 2015
Robin Rushing replied to David LeVine's discussion Responsibility
"Players. Speaking of 1st to 3rd and the Pros.. Trivia: The first number should be a clue.... What do the numbers represent...56-8-0 ?"
Oct 16, 2015
Robin Rushing replied to Grant Clifford's discussion Soft Toss? in the group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"Have you noticed in most sports, the starters practice against slower, less skilled  "B" team, 2nd string, reserve squad players. But at game time, who do they face, faster, quicker, more skilled players.   In baseball…"
Oct 14, 2015
Robin Rushing replied to Grant Clifford's discussion Soft Toss? in the group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"I don't like what we know as soft toss because it is slower than game speed. We do soft toss from the front in our "timing tunnel" but much different than regular soft toss and it prepares us for game speed pitching.."
Oct 14, 2015
Robin Rushing joined Dave Vaccaro's group

Let's talk hitting Mechanics

Place to share tips, thoughts and theories on the art of hitting.
Oct 14, 2015
Robin Rushing joined Anthony Slama's group
Sep 6, 2015

Profile Information

I currently:
Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Baseball Author, Am a Baseball Parent
Baseball Playing Experience:
High School, 50+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, Major League
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League, High School
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Teachable hitters.
The hitter who consistently gets ahead of the pitcher.
Good situational hitters who do what it takes to get their teammates over.
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.):
Developed a proprietary training system used in the MLB last season.
More About Me:
Christian, married for 26 innings (I mean years)
4 children, all boys. Love baseball, backyards and Bar B Q.

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At 10:00am on October 18, 2011, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Robin!

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

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At 10:25pm on October 2, 2011, Bill Stanton said…
Robin-  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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