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T-Ball America & Marty Schupak has posted a "Quick Tip."

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Added by Marty Schupak on April 25, 2017 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Marty Schupak's Newest Post From His Latest Book

From Marty Schupak's latest book:

44 Baseball Mistakes & Corrections…

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Added by Marty Schupak on April 25, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

New Quick Tip By Marty Schupak and www.tballamerica.com

Quick Tip #23 

Hit Anywhere



When we talk about being creative, the Hit Anywhere Drill is one of the best and is a lot of fun putting…

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Added by Marty Schupak on April 20, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

New Quick Tip By T-Ball America & Marty Schupak

Quick Tip #22

Block It



Coaches should teach players at the youngest age that blocking the ball and keeping it in front of them is just as important as catching the ball cleanly. In The Block It Drill, coaches can have a few stations with their assistant coaches and…

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Added by Marty Schupak on April 19, 2017 at 9:21pm — No Comments

"Why I Teach Movement... Not Mechanics!"

Tell me something please...

Why doesn't every pitching coach

Teach Movement, Not Mechanics?

  • Movements are natural, mechanics are not.
  • Movements can be FELT, mechanics cannot.
  • Maybe you just didn't know?

You could make a million throws in a row and none of them, not a single one would show up exactly the same way on the video, or computer screen.

Heck.. You can't even write your…

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Added by Lantz Wheeler on April 18, 2017 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

Jacob DeGrom Pitching Mechanics

After watching Jacob DeGrom pitch in the MLB World Series in 2015 for the New York Mets I became intrigued by his poise and control on the mound. For his tall stature DeGrom is very athletic as he was a shortstop in high school.



I noticed DeGrom has a tremendously long stride which has its advantages and disadvantages. By having an extra long stride it normally makes a pitcher land on his hell which can disrupt a delivery and cause imbalance. By doing this it also effects the… Continue

Added by Rene LeBlanc on April 16, 2017 at 7:37am — No Comments

Noah Syndergaard Pitching Mechanics

I was able to watch a great pitching matchup in  game 2 of the nlcs. After watching the first few innings I was able to grasp a feel for his Noah Syndergaard pitching mechanics and proceeded to do some research. For a 6-6 lefty I must say you can see the athleticism.

I noticed his arm was slightly late to the up and ready position at the time of his…

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Added by Rene LeBlanc on April 15, 2017 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Pitching Mechanics

I wanted to talk about what is called the Inverted W and the definition of what exactly it is in regards to pitching mechanics. We personally have not coined this phrase but we use it often and we feel it best describes a motion in where the pitching arm side elbow and glove arm side elbow get above the should before, at or after front foot…

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Added by Rene LeBlanc on April 15, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Todd Peterson LSU Pitching Mechanics

I was able to watch LSU vs Southeastern Louisiana in a midweek game. I sat by LSU’s bullpen and was very troubled at some of their young bullpen arms. However, with that being said I was able to watch Todd Peterson pitching mechanics. He is a freshman from Florida. I left very impressed and wanted to do an analysis of his…

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Added by Rene LeBlanc on April 14, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Jake Arrieta Pitching Mechanics Analysis

Jake Arrieta has been dominating MLB the last year in a half. Baseball people are wondering, “where did he come from?” After taking a closer look it is easy to realize how he created his success. Jake Arrieta pitching mechanics are picture perfect but difficult to repeat.



However,…

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Added by Rene LeBlanc on April 14, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Weighted Baseball Throwing Programs

Over the years there has been huge controversy over the use of weighted baseball and programs to increase velocity. Here is our analogy of what happens. After a period of time being on this program a player will see gained shoulder external rotation mobility and lost internal rotation strength.…

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Added by Rene LeBlanc on April 14, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Corey Kleuber Pitching Mechanics Analysis

I’ve been studying Corey Kleuber pitching mechanics since his rise in the MLB with the Indians and even more in the 2016 World Series vs the Cubs where he pitched games 1, 4 and 7 on three days rest. After noticing some problematic mechanical issues I was even more worried about his arm health after his workload in the playoffs and especially the World Series. You can see in the first…

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Added by Rene LeBlanc on April 14, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

1 Week Practice Plan (Printable)

Due to many requests, I put together this practice plan.  Getting the most out of your practice time and keeping players engaged is the name of the game.  Check it out and let me know if this is what you guys are looking for.   You can download the practice plan here.

Warm regards, 

Doug

Added by Doug Bernier on April 13, 2017 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Throwing the bat in T-Ball, how to solve a yearly problem!

Drop the bat


Young players have a hard time not throwing the bat down after hitting the ball. Many players will run to first base with the bat or will dangerously throw the bat toward the dugout or the fans.…
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Added by Marty Schupak on April 9, 2017 at 9:10pm — No Comments

The Importance of Protecting the Head

With new research finding the dangers of concussions, head protection is an extremely controversial topic.  More and more kids will start to play baseball because there will be less parents allowing their kids to play tackle football which is one of the most prone sports to concussions.  Parents will lean to safer sports like baseball where concussions are not as prominent of a problem.

This does not mean that baseball is free of concussions, but the likelihood of a player getting a…

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Added by Damon Norris on April 9, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

7 tips from TX Ranger for immediate improvement in your fielding

Hi guys!  This cheatsheet by TX Rangers' infielder Doug Bernier has 7 tips super simple tips that can have a big impact to improve fielding immediately.  

For example, tip #2 is one small tweak that can make a HUGE difference in your fielding...

Below in the picture, (A) is the way many infielders do it, but if you pay close attention to elite infielders, the correct way is actually...

Option B is correct, because ideally you want your glove more perpendicular than…

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Added by Sarah Bernier on April 5, 2017 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Chris Sale's development

Now comes the unveiling, the first opportunity to see Chris Sale pitching in a Red Sox uniform at Fenway Park, to marvel at the sprawl of limbs that precedes the unleashing of some of the most overpowering stuff in the majors. The novelty of one of the game’s best pitchers and the distinctiveness of how he delivers the ball will occupy the spotlight.

That delivery is…

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Added by Bill Stanton on April 5, 2017 at 2:01pm — No Comments

They Can Hit 400-Foot Homers, but Playing Catch? That’s Tricky

They Can Hit 400-Foot Homers, but Playing Catch? That’s Tricky

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Added by Will Laurence on April 4, 2017 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

"Miss The Tee Drill" By Marty Schupak & www.tballamerica.com A most effective drill

Miss The Tee Drill
  A challenging exercise for young kids is for the coach or parent to tie a rope at the end of a bat or pole. The rope is then hung over the batting tee with room for a bat to pass between the tee and the end of the rope. The player must swing the bat without hitting the batting tee or the rope. As the player swings through the empty space, which promotes bat control and hand‒eye coordination, the…
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Added by Marty Schupak on April 2, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

50$ amazon Gift Card

Hi, I'm venezuelan and I was wondering if there was someone or some people who could help me out with a 50$ amazon Gift Card to buy myself a pair of metal cleats. I had written before in this group but I ended up being misunderstood as people thought I needed a huge donation, but that's not the case, I only need a pair of metal cleats and a pair of batting gloves, but for now, the batting gloves are not so necessary. I play baseball for Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas,…

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Added by Jhon Torres on April 2, 2017 at 5:20pm — No Comments

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