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The tee is absolutely one of the best hitting tools around. Inside every major league clubhouse you will see a tee. There may be different variations of it, but the concept remains the same. The better you can get at utilizing the tee, the better your hitters will become. The tee is an excellent tool for showing the hitter where in the hitting zone pitches need to be hit and an excellent tool for creating muscle memory. In this video, Chaz Lytle, MiLB Pittsburgh Pirates Batting Title…Continue
Added by George Lucas on November 28, 2015 at 12:05pm — No Comments
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Coaching Youth Baseball tips and drills brought to you by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. Coaching playlist includes: how to run an active practice, hitting fundamentals, pitching fundamentals and infield play. These videos will help any youth coach run a more efficient practice and make sure the kids are learning proper technique which we know is so important for health and longevity in the game.
This course ca be found here:…Continue
Added by George Lucas on November 26, 2015 at 8:12am — No Comments
I don't know the writer of this blog. A friend sent it to me and I felt it was important to share with the CheckSwing community. Definitely worth reading.
For anyone who has ever coached youth sports of any kind, from pee-wee to middle school, and even high…Continue
Are you struggling with inconsistent velocity, or command?
If so, you may want to watch the video I have for you today.
I’m going to teach you how to make a small change to just your glove side. And it’s going to be easy, trust me.
Added by Lantz Wheeler on October 20, 2015 at 11:13pm — No Comments
More Baserunning Treats!
In Baseball Chronicles 1, I wrote how baserunning can be considered baseball’s 10th man. My point is that not everyone practices baserunning and every coach should. There are an endless number of drills and techniques coaches can and should practice. Here are a few.
1) Turn to the Turtle I’ve told this story many times about how a number of years ago we were in the first…Continue
Added by Marty Schupak on October 18, 2015 at 10:56am — No Comments
This podcast will give you 7 practical tips for getting buy in to your 2015-2016 offseason conditioning…Continue
Added by Kyle Nelson on October 15, 2015 at 7:12pm — No Comments
The Balance Bat is a training bat that is being used by MiLB, college, and youth players to improve their swings and overcome pitch velocity. One such MiLB player has improved both his batting average and power numbers since using the full size 32″ Balance Bat. Juan uses the bat during his batting practice routine and on his off days. He feels that the Balance Bat shortens his swing path and helps keep his hands connected to his body. In addition, Juan feels late wrist drive.
Added by Tracy Clark on September 27, 2015 at 10:05pm — No Comments
Safety in baseball is important from youth leagues to the big leagues and every league in between. Hitters have batting helmets made with strong, lightweight materials to protect their head. Catcher's gear has improved greatly from the hockey style mask/helmet to chest protectors and leg guards made with strong, durable materials.
They have no stadium.…
Youth Baseball and Lessons of Life
By Marty Schupak
Five years ago I was coaching my Little League team in a game that we…Continue
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We are in the market for a copy lathe for making our bats! Please contact me if you or anyone you knowing is selling one.
Added by Joe Aul (Aul Bat Company) on September 1, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments
There is a podcast on this topic coming out on 9/1/15. You can check out our podcast on itunes HERE
I wanted to post a timely response to James Harrison making his kids give back their participation trophy while it was still in the news and still relevant. In case you missed it, you can check out the…Continue
Following the final wrestling match – the bronze medal clinching match - of his career at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece, Rulon Gardner left his wrestling shoes at the center of the mat as a ceremonial farewell to his sport. Gardner stated “To leave them on the mat meant I left everything on the mat as a wrestler." In wrestling, it’s traditional to do this following your last match as it pays homage the wrestling gods.
Though this same tradition does not hold true in…
Added by Chris Bilello on August 24, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
If you own or operate an academy I have a free Zepp for you:
Please register for Zepp Baseball Coaches Academy Webinar on Aug 20, 2015 9:00 AM PDT at:
After registering, you will receive…
Added by Nelson Gord on August 18, 2015 at 1:05am — No Comments