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Will Your Athlete's Core Work Translate to on Field Performance?

Every Serious baseball player in the country will be looking for ways to improve their conditioning this offseason and be able to generate more power at the plate, throw with a higher velocity on the mound, or have more body control in the field.

 

Regardless of the demands of the individual player, their training should start with the core.

 

Let's take a look at the traditional method of training the core, the crunch.  Ask yourself this question, where on a…

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Added by Kyle Nelson on October 30, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

Finishing a wood bat

I am starting to make wood bats for some of my student that I teach and it is a hobby for me when I am not at work. Carving that bat isn't the hard part for me but finding the best wood for the price and if the wood is even good ha been difficult but finishing the bat has been my most difficult par of this all. Both putting on stickers and the type of paint needed.



If anyone can point me in the right direction about buying hickory or maple please comment.



Second how to… Continue

Added by Chameleon Bats on October 30, 2014 at 2:21am — No Comments

PHX Spring Baseball Options for 9U

This fall 8U Cal Ripken league has been a challenge.  In this league the coach pitches after the kids walk a batter.  Our head coach struggles to throw quality pitches and our hitting has suffered.  I pitched in this league last year and the kids averaged over 12 runs / game (no arched pitches).  We can't quit the team even though we are not improving.  If anyone has suggestions for the Spring Season in the PHX area I'd appreciated it.  We are signed up for Winter Ball at Cactus Athletic…

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Added by Terry Linnig on October 28, 2014 at 1:05pm — 2 Comments

{THE} $1 MILLION DOLLAR PREDICTION!

Take this to Vegas because if there’s such thing, as a “Sure Thing”, this is it!

We’ve all heard history has a way of repeating itself and that’s not about to change any time soon. 

In a moment I’m going to reveal the $1 Million prediction…Plus I’m going to finally share with you why you’re so frustrated and confused about this “pitching thing”.

Let’s take a step back in to time before moving forward to the future….

It’s late July 2011 and I’m…

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Added by Lantz Wheeler on October 24, 2014 at 10:20am — 2 Comments

Prayer for a Coach

Good morning everyone,  I"m asking that we pray for a guy that is suffering from kidney and liver infection and was given a week to live. This was a friend of mine's former assistant coach a few years ago.  I"m not asking for money but just prayer for his family.  His name is Jeff Mark Robinson.  Thank you all 

Added by Shaun Reed on October 20, 2014 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Centauro T4 optimal set up for turning wood bats?

Titan bats is new to the baseball bat community.  We have turned bats by hand until 3 weeks ago.  Just purchased a T4 Centauro copy lathe and needing assistance with optimal set up.  We are having issues cutting with just the back knife on the handle portion of the bat.  What's the optimal RPM's to run at and should we be using a second cutter?  We seem to be getting a lot of chatter when the cutter works on the handle of the bat. 

Added by Todd Eric Stephens on October 20, 2014 at 10:55am — 3 Comments

In Dugout, a Grinder Who Never Gave In

October 9, 2013

In Dugout, a Grinder Who Never Gave In

ST. LOUIS — Jeff Banister sat alone in the…

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Added by Bill Stanton on October 16, 2014 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

The Missing Ingredient in US Talent Development

The Missing Ingredient in US Talent Development

In 2005, the coaches at one of the top English Premier League Youth Soccer Academies held one of their semiannual meetings to decide upon which players…

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Added by Markus Darnley on October 10, 2014 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Youth Tournament Philosophy?

I'm coaching a new 8U travel team. This Fall is our first season as a team. It's going very well.

This weekend we are playing in a tournament. Two games on Saturday, one game on Sunday. 18 innings of baseball.

Here is what I am debating:

1- Try our best to win the tournament? We have a good shot at winning the tournament. Playing well lately and we have as good a shot as any of the teams to win it. This means I play my best lineup most of the time.

2- Focus on…

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Added by Bill Stanton on October 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

The Real Reason We Coach (I'm Looking for your Help)

Coaches-



We all know there are certain things about coaching that nobody

likes. Complaints from parents, all the extra paperwork, the

liability, being blamed for losses, and the list goes on...



But there is a reason we are still coaching.  It's because the

good outweighs the bad. It's because we have seen the positive

impact we can have on students, athletes, and families,…

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Added by Kyle Nelson on October 6, 2014 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Little League Crime

Little League Crime: The Multimillion Dollar Little League Fraud Crisis

Vice Sports

For 25 years, Jerry Benisch and Stephen Verhage were friends. They were the only officers of Kennedy Little League in Madison, Wisconsin, serving as vice…

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Added by Will Laurence on October 6, 2014 at 5:09pm — 4 Comments

"Play The Game The Right Way" (Jeter - Konerko)

With Derek Jeter and Paul Konerko retiring from MLB this week, you hear the phrase "he played the game the right way" quite a bit.

I hear many coaches and players say "you need to play the game the right way." It gets thrown around A LOT.  

It seems a bit cliche' at times and depending on who is saying it, hypocritical. It's such a broad statement to make since baseball has so many elements within the game.

What does "play the game the right way" mean to…

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Added by Bill Stanton on September 29, 2014 at 4:26pm — 3 Comments

Throwing the Change-Up

Learning to throw the change-up can be one of the most frustrating experiences for pitchers.  Many times, the way the change-up is taught makes it terribly difficult to throw and pitcher end up casting it aside in frustration. 

This video blog post gives practical tips to help pitchers of all ages throw effective change ups.  

Added by Kyle Nelson on September 22, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

ON 1ST AND 3RD LET TAKE ADVANTAGE!!

WWW.HENRYSBASEBALLCLUB.COM  WE WERE 9 WINS 1 LOSS TO START THE SEASON.

IN A GAME EVERY SO MANY INNINGS U WILL SE A RUNNER ON 1ST AND 3RD. THAT=1 RUN AND THE RUNNER FROM 1ST ON 3RD BASE AFTER WE TOOK A CHANCE AND TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE DEFENSE AS THEY ARE NOT PRO WE TOOK ADVANTAGE AS IN OUR PRACTICES WE PRACTICE THE DOUBLE STEAL. THE MAN FROM 1ST WOULD START JOGGING TO SECOND. THE…

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Added by HENRY MUNEVAR on September 16, 2014 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Special Olympics Baseball- True passion for the Game- Join us

One of the best baseball experiences of my life has been being a part of developing the first Special Olympics baseball program in the USA.  The journey started 2 years ago with open tryouts and rubber baseballs and progressed to a roster of 17 players ranging in age from 15-54 with varying degrees of ability, but the concept of a team in place. As one of the players named it "Big team, little me".  The culmination of the journey was watching these players throughout the USA Games in June…

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Added by Tony Vlahovic on September 9, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What is Your Pre Pitch Routine on Defense?

Have you ever thought about what your fielders should be doing between pitches? What should they be thinking? In tee-ball, as long as they are not making mini sand castles on the infield dirt, they are ahead of the game. But as your players get older and more competitive, there are a few essential things they should be doing between pitches when on defense. This is called the Pre-Pitch Routine.

What is a Pre-Pitch Routine?



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Added by Michael Kuebler on September 5, 2014 at 11:03pm — No Comments

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Added by HENRY MUNEVAR on September 5, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Why You Could Be To Blame For Players Body Language!

Why this may be the most important message you've ever read...

Can mental toughness be taught?

You want to know what I think?

Yes!

But you know what…

  • It starts with parents and coaches like us, we’ve got to hold our kids accountable inside every single activity!
  • We can’t let them off the hook and point the finger at the umpire, coach or teacher and when that “poor me” body language pops up…

SQUASH IT! 

If…

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Added by Lantz Wheeler on September 5, 2014 at 1:24pm — 4 Comments

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