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Discussed already is the need to separate skills with young t-ballers in early season practices. It is better to have players throw without catching, catch without throwing. Here is an easy drill:
On a fence make a line made out of blue painter’s tape. You can make the line long or short but the longer, the more kids can do the drill at once. The player(s) that are going will have a ball in their throwing hand about 20 feet (or shorter to start) from the fence. Th…
Added by Marty Schupak on December 8, 2016 at 6:27pm — No Comments
Added by Bill Stanton on December 8, 2016 at 2:26pm — No Comments
I'm about a month out of completing my research on the Balance Bat and I thought I would post a Pre-Release report to get some feedback. The current research is intended to disprove the impact of the Balance Bat. In simple terms, the I am working to prove that the Balance Bat does not work and in fact prove that the Balance Bat does not significantly improve a player’s swing performance.
My thought process may not be streamlined and in some ways crazy, but for me I am a…Continue
Added by Tracy Clark on December 2, 2016 at 11:01am — No Comments
If you want to hit a 105 mph fastball or stay back on a -10 change up you better start studying pitchers. Your study session is not what pitch they will throw in certain pitch count, but you better study how they train and create so much momentum.
A player wants to square the barrel to the ball with as much force as possible. To achieve this a player must apply Newton’s 2nd Law of Inertia. Newton's second law of motion can be formally stated as follows: The…Continue
Does anybody have some extra gear that does not longer use? Like batting gloves, baseball bats, or metal cleats. It could be just a pair. please contact me if you could help me with smth
Added by Jhon Torres on November 20, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Helping a player understand a new pattern or how to feel a new pattern within their swing it tough. Past practices were to talk a player into the new pattern and lots of reps. We all know that is not the best solution. Taking swings in a cage does not improve the pattern; it only reinforces a poor pattern.
Daniel Coyle, the author of…Continue
Saw this on Twitter from the University of Iowa baseball program.
They set up screens during batting practice. The goal is for hitters to drive the ball over the screens, not hit groundballs.
Very interesting. What do you think?…Continue
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Added by Anthony Fruhling on November 2, 2016 at 11:37am — No Comments
Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on November 1, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
What is your opinion of the weighted hitting balls? Total Control Balls seems to be the most popular brand.
I see them at field quite a bit as part of teams pre-game routine.
Good? Useful? Bad?
Good story about a kid who was overlooked by pro scouts out of college and then played well in Independent Ball.
He just signed with the Marlins. See below, what makes him unique as a hitter...
Added by Bill Stanton on October 21, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments
I see a growing trend that players are now graduating high school as 18 year old seniors, sometimes being held back during their elementary or junior high years. I see the benefits physically but does it affect recruiting and draft status?
A friend sent me a blog post about college baseball. Here's the core of the blog post:
In this recruiting world, it is easy to look at others around us and wish we had their talent, their skill, played on their team, had their coaches and potentially their future. Players are bombarded with messages from other parents, teammates and even the media that tell us that by choosing an NCAA Division 1 college means a successful college search.…Continue
Added by Grant Clifford on October 10, 2016 at 2:19pm — No Comments
Hey Guys, I have a question for all those that deal with hitters making the adjustment from youth to school ball. As many of you know I have coached for a long time. In fact, this is probably my last year coaching after 25 years. We all know that there is a transition period when players make the change form swinging youth bats to BBCOR. My question is strictly on what studies or evidence that you have seen in making the adjustment from drop 5 (senior) bats to BBCOR. We see…Continue
Legal technicalities dating back to 1922 have kept many players’ pay below poverty level.
Added by Bill Stanton on September 21, 2016 at 10:46pm — No Comments
Added by Bill Stanton on September 21, 2016 at 12:56pm — No Comments