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LEAVE IT ALL OUT THERE

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…

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Added by Chris Bilello on August 24, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

FREE Zepp Hitting Sensor

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: 



https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1226323310593537



After registering, you will receive…

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Added by Nelson Gord on August 18, 2015 at 1:05am — No Comments

Minor league lifer John Shoemaker has major impact on Dodgers organization

John Shoemaker

His day begins in darkness.

When John Shoemaker shuffles into the tiny clubhouse tucked…

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Added by Grant Clifford on August 17, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Are you working on hitting or are you just working on your swing?

Working on your swing vs. hitting

You have a player who is struggling badly at the plate.  You guys have spent countless hours in…

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Added by Kyle Nelson on August 12, 2015 at 7:01pm — 3 Comments

Interview with MLB Bullpen Catcher

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Added by Bill Stanton on August 10, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

FIVE MYTHS IN YOUTH BASEBALL

In my 21 years of coaching youth baseball, I’ve been called a good coach, a great coach, an overrated coach, and a horrible coach. I guess it depends on which game or games people have seen me coach to determine my superlative. I like to think that my best coaching moves come from my gut and not from the “book” of coaching. People have questioned some moves I have made and asked me why I did what I did. Many times I have to respond, “I just had a feeling it would work.”  I have also found…

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Added by Marty Schupak on August 7, 2015 at 3:09am — 6 Comments

Josh Donaldson on Hitting

Josh Donaldson on Hitting

The hands seem so important when it comes to hitters, it’s fair…

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Added by Will Laurence on August 5, 2015 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Catcher's Question

http://www.baseballbargains.com/shop/easton-ccx-grip-cap-catchercoach-skull-cap-a168048/ Should I get this for my son? He's a catcher and he really wants one. Is it worth buying?

Added by Damon Norris on July 30, 2015 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Zepp Hitting Sensor

I would like to introduce myself and formally invite you to check out some really cool things we have going on at Zepp Labs. I don’t know how familiar you are with Zepp, but we are using wearable technology to help baseball and softball players build better swings. And we have just come out with some amazing resources for coaches and instructors, including a new program that is designed specifically for…

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Added by Nelson Gord on July 22, 2015 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Look out umpires- the Robots are coming!

And here’s a breaking ball on the outside corner of the plate. It’s a borderline pitch. Is it a ball or strike? The umpire calls . . . neither.

That’s because he’s being replaced by a computer.

And Eric Byrnes.

The independent San Rafael Pacifics will use a computerized video system to call balls and strikes next Tuesday and…

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Added by Grant Clifford on July 22, 2015 at 11:58am — 5 Comments

Adding velocity, reduce arm stress with new pitching breakthrough

For more information, visit our website…

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Added by Rich Dunno on July 21, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

The tool that turned our summer around

Coaches, 

I just published a new podcast on the new chart/tool we created that totally turned our summer around...  You can check it out on my website here.  It is also available on …

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Added by Kyle Nelson on July 17, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

How To Get A Job In Independent Baseball

How To Get A Job In Independent Baseball

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Added by Will Laurence on July 16, 2015 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Diamond Stars Tryouts St Louis Missouri Area

The Diamond Stars Baseball Organization will begin individual tryouts for ages 8U up to 13U starting July 11th.

Our organization is looking for players and parents that love baseball and want to take their game to the next level. We train at our own 11000 sqft indoor facility ( Major League Development) in Arnold, Mo.

We offer professional hitting, pitching, and catching instruction. We also do numerous camps, clinics, and offer speed and agility…

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Added by Sean Wisner on July 14, 2015 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Little League, Big Trouble

Little League, Big Trouble

Jackie Robinson West whistleblower Chris Janes pays the price

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Added by Bill Stanton on July 13, 2015 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

New Youth Baseball Coaching Article From Marty Schupak's" Baseball Chronicles 2: Articles On Youth Coaching

                                                                     

This article is from Marty Schupak's latest book:…

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Added by Marty Schupak on July 8, 2015 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Swinging For Sean - Baret Bat honoring a fallen soldier

CheckSwing,

I recently I made a custom bat for a young man named Andrew Widiker from Wiscosin, and he wanted to honor his cousin Army Specialist Sean Cutsforth who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our freedoms in Afghanistan. I was so touched by this that I wrote a story to keep Sean's memory alive. Please see link below for my published story and let me know what you think. It’s a 4 min read. Thank You…

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Added by Juan Baret on June 30, 2015 at 8:17am — No Comments

Stretching Scholarship Dollars Key To College Success

Stretching Scholarship Dollars Key To College Success

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Added by Bill Stanton on June 24, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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