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Added by Duane Nwibl on June 18, 2013 at 7:44pm — No Comments
To all the dads who help their son’s find the joy in the game…and for their support.
Excerpt from Gods, Gloves, Pop-ups, and Ponies: A look at the character found playing youth baseball.
“I knew my dad had not arrived yet because he too would be arriving by bicycle. Always a great supporter of my baseball endeavors, I rarely saw him arrive at a game. Most of the time, he would roll in somewhere in the course of the game and magically appear in the stands. He always had…Continue
Added by Chris Smith on June 16, 2013 at 5:55pm — No Comments
The news just keeps getting better! Garrett Etheridge, long time client and Winter Springs HS grad, has just committed to the University of Arkansas. Garrett, played for Seminole State College this year and is currently playing Summer ball in Arizona! "This is all because of you. Without you I would be nothing. Thank you and we are going to hit it hard when I get back in..." - quote from Garrett…Continue
Added by Orlando Baseball Lessons on June 15, 2013 at 8:10pm — No Comments
Chaz Lytle client, Matt Alan has been chosen as one of the top 16 players in our Nation born in 2001. He will represent our country at the 12U IABF World Cup in Chinese Taipei in June. Chaz wishes Matt and his fellow team members a very memorable trip. …Continue
Added by Orlando Baseball Lessons on June 15, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments
Chaz Lytle Baseball Advanced Skills Clinic this Wednesday, June 19th for ages 8-12 from 8:00 am - 10:00 am and ages 10 - 14 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Limited to 5 players each session. Cost: $70. Intensive, fast pace, professional terminology and strategies. Using ProMirror Technology to analyze swings. Find out how to make your swing work for you! www.orlandobaseballlessons.com
Added by Orlando Baseball Lessons on June 15, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments
Congratulations to my client, Andrew Robert, the Central Florida Gators, and Coach Mark Roberts for winning Week #2 at Cooperstown! Andrew - you make your Hitting Coach proud!
Added by Orlando Baseball Lessons on June 14, 2013 at 10:36pm — No Comments
Last weekend saw me playing for the first time in almost a month (darn regular life) and I was a real ball hawk in the field that day. Played right and snagged a deep fly - this was a big deal to me as I have never played well in the outfield. Moved to 2nd later (where I usually play) and found myself making out after out: scooped three grounders to get outs flipping to the SS covering 2nd, with one of those turning into a double play. Made two put-outs at 2nd when the SS flipped me the…Continue
Added by James Wesson on June 12, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments
With rising bat prices and hundreds of different choices – How do I choose the right bat for my son or daughter?
The first and most important rule when choosing a bat is the weight and length of the bat.
Added by Chad Moeller on June 11, 2013 at 7:06pm — No Comments
Dealing with the doubt that comes with playing youth baseball. I offer an excerpt from my book Gods, Gloves, Pop-ups, and Ponies.
As we enter into the summer season and kids are faced with a full plate of games in which they have to rebound from losses and pull themselves back to earth after wins, I offer an excerpt from my book Gods, Gloves, Pop-ups, and Ponies. A look at the character found playing youth baseball, in which I talk about doubt.
“The fragile wall…Continue
Added by Chris Smith on June 6, 2013 at 5:09pm — No Comments
Most hitters know what pitch they hit best. That being said, most hitters know what the holes in their swing are. The question becomes, what do you do to maximize your strengths and try to hide our holes? If you don’t know what pitch you hit best you need to spend some time thinking about that. If you’re still not sure, ask your coach. To find your hole, simply ask yourself what pitch do you swing and miss at most or is the hardest for you to consistently hit hard. …Continue
looking foward to using the phoenix bat as i know how what kind of pop it has and a huge sweet spot,,also love the t-shirt and batting gloves,,i cant wait to have this serious weapon in our teams arsenal,,thank you for your consideration,,when a pitcher hangs em we bang em espicially with the phoenix bat,,,i cant wait !!!!! sincerely scott sewell
Added by scott sewell on June 6, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments
Yesterday University of North Carolina played Florida Atlantic in a wild 13 inning game with UNC winning 12-11. It was a great game, very exciting with many dramatic plays.
What stood out to me was how UNC coach Mike Fox used his pitching staff. His ace pitcher, Kent Emmanual had just started and thrown 124 pitches 48 hours earlier. Coach Fox brought…Continue
Added by Cliff Johnson on June 1, 2013 at 5:05pm — No Comments
The process of becoming great is a better place to keep our focus rather than focusing just on results.
We talk a lot in our program about focusing on the process of actualizing our movements in the game of baseball. Working on the small elements of a swing or on the individual pieces of fielding will create the bigger success without the player ever really noticing or worrying about the result. When players focus solely on the results of their actions too often they…Continue
Added by Chris Smith on May 30, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments
Ballplayers need to be in shape and one of the best ways to do this is running. How much should you run, how far and how fast? Once again the NY Yankees Strength and Conditioning Coach Dana Cavalea has shared a great running program to have you at your Best.
We don’t want to be tired when the game is on the line.…Continue
We look for players who have poise on the mound or poise in tough situations, but what does poise really mean?
We know what poise looks like but how do you get it and can it be taught? Poise is another one of those intangibles that can make a player stand out and that can also make them a critical player in tough situations. When the game is on the line you are looking for your team, and especially your pitcher, to maintain their composure and to go about the business of performing…Continue
Added by Chris Smith on May 23, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments
LA Angels outfielder Mike Trout hit for the cycle yesterday, which apparently started some reminiscing: A family member found and sent me this link to the boxscore from the cycle I hit for in 2004. It also got me to do some research into the accomplishment. Here are some of the more interesting facts I found:
Added by Chad Moeller on May 22, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
If a completely arbitrary number like 100 is used, why doesn’t the pre-game warmup, and between-inning warmup, get installed in the equation? Does that mean, that some magical provision excludes – whatever stress that is believed to affect the arm – only happens during game pitches? proper training, including bio-mechanic video feedback, eradication of long-toss, pitching-specific conditioning, and pitch-volume strengthening (mental…Continue
Added by rob arato on May 21, 2013 at 12:20pm — No Comments
This weekend our 13U team played in a local travel ball tournament and we played one team twice, once on Saturday and again on Sunday. This particular team had a player on it that no question was the best player on the team and undoubtedly played SS. Over the course of the weekend I payed particular attention to this kid because I wanted to see what it was that the coaches would and would not let him do both in the dugout and on the field, or in other words, get away with and what the other…Continue
So, I will be attending the MLB Tryout Camp in Compton, CA this June. Does anyone have any tips or words of advice for me?