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Glove Relace--

Hello everyone,

its that time of the year. 

www.relaceglove.com

I have years of experience. Only use the best quality lacing.

Please check out my web site and if you have any questions please ask.

relaceglove@gmail.com

Everyone have a safe year and have some fun. Remember, you know what you get to do today?

Play ball!!!!

Thanks George

Added by George Chappell on February 3, 2016 at 12:04am — No Comments

Split European Beech bat billets

Calling all wood baseball bat makers!  Are you looking for high quality split billets that are more affordable and yet extremely durable?  You may want to consider the newest species on the market - European Beech (fagus sylvatica).  This species was MLB approved in January 2014 and is catching on.  We have many…

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Added by Sarah Cahan on January 28, 2016 at 7:57pm — No Comments

New Jersey Independent Baseball League (NJIBL)

Hello, I am looking to see if there are any players from the NJIBL on this site. Also I am looking to see if anyone would be interested in playing for our team the Jersey Rippers in the NJIBL. We are based out of Deptford, NJ. Thanks.

Added by Gary Goss on January 22, 2016 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

Tiny Haverford College an Unlikely Pipeline to Major League Baseball’s Front Offices

Tiny Haverford College an Unlikely Pipeline to Major League Baseball’s Front Offices

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Added by Grant Clifford on January 20, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Video Blog, Throwing a Devastating Change Up

CHANGE UP VIDEO LESSON

This video blog post discusses the importance of, and how to throw a change up at the youth and high school levels.  Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to collect your free "Throwing a Change Up Successchecklist

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Added by Kyle Nelson on January 18, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

For MLB scouts, it's getting harder to avoid force-out

, USA TODAY Sports 11:07 p.m. EST January 14, 2016

Joe McIlvaine, the acclaimed two-time general manager who has been employed in professional baseball for 46 years as an executive or scout, suddenly can’t get a job.

Jeff Wren, 51, who has worked his…

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Added by Bill Stanton on January 15, 2016 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Coaching Youth Baseball - Power Hitting by Paul Reddick

Players need strength, agility, and the savviness to know what pitch to take in order to become true power hitters. In Power Hitting, Coaches Paul Reddick, Jeff Cavaliere and Tom Clark demonstrate how to warm up safely and swing with the correct stance, positioning and technique. 



As a bonus, this program also includes strength and conditioning exercises to maximize your young hitters’ potential. Let the experts show you how to start knocking it out the…

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Added by George Lucas on January 4, 2016 at 7:48am — No Comments

Phony scout

Anybody in the maimi / lives in boca raton area be aware of a guy juan ubanis posing as a mlb scout for the Atlanta braves he stoled 1,000 from my son for a workout and said the braves are going to sign him and never did. He stop all communication and took his money and disappeared. Any information on this guys please post or blast on this sight so he dont hurt no more kids dreams !!!!

Added by brandon Almodovar on January 2, 2016 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

What's The Most Important Pitch Of An At-Bat?

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Added by Bill Stanton on January 2, 2016 at 12:09am — 3 Comments

Youth Baseball Practice Plans: Ages 5 - 8 by PlaySportsTV

Beef up your baseball season with 20 hour-long practice plans full of youth baseball drills, skills and coaching tips developed for beginner and intermediate baseball players. These practice plans are perfect for coaches, parents and volunteers coaching kids ages 5 to 9 how to play baseball.

This course can be found here:…

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Added by George Lucas on December 28, 2015 at 7:45am — No Comments

Coaching Youth Baseball: Ages 9 to 12 by Scott Bradley

Welcome to the wonderful world of Coaching Youth Baseball!



We've designed this plan for coaches, parents and volunteers who want to learn more about baseball while developing their ability to teach youth players. Take pride in the commitment you've made to the youngsters. This plan is specifically intended for use at the beginning of the Kids Pitch levels of youth baseball, or what we've titled "Ages 9 to 12". Inside, you'll find an entire library of exclusive video drills, coaching… Continue

Added by George Lucas on December 27, 2015 at 10:53am — No Comments

Perfect Your Throw by Zoned Sports Academy

Every time you take the mound you're looking for that no-hitter. Envision yourself pitching the game where every ball you throw is on point and just out of reach of the batter. 



Join the ranks of Nolan Ryan and Cy Young by making that game a reality with this 9-part instructional course by Mike Battista. This seasoned pitcher and instructor at Zoned Sports Academy will guide you through the techniques every baseball player should know for proper…

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Added by George Lucas on December 26, 2015 at 8:06am — No Comments

Cross Specific Skills and Drills for Pitchers by Tom House

Cross-Specific Skills and Drills for Pitchers provides a detailed overview of how (and why) pitchers can work on the efficiency of their pitching skills. Appropriate for players and coaches at all competitive levels, this course presents a series of innovative drills that are designed to reinforce exactly what the "best pitchers" in baseball do to perfect their basic pitches—fastballs, breaking balls, split fingers, and change-ups.



Among the topics…

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Added by George Lucas on December 25, 2015 at 11:26am — No Comments

Batting tees: the good, the bad, and the ugly

The batting tee is one of the oldest tools known to baseball coaches.  There are some really, really good things about batting tees, but there are many abuses as well.

The Good

The BEST thing about batting tees is that they are great uses of space in large practice settings.  I have 25 players on my varsity roster and one batting cage.  It takes over an hour and a half to get all of our players through the batting cage, even if we split the cage in half…

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Added by Kyle Nelson on December 21, 2015 at 8:50am — No Comments

Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don't Go for Backspin

Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don’t Go for Backspin

Around little-league parks, and even on the back fields of certain schools and…

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Added by Will Laurence on December 20, 2015 at 4:37pm — 2 Comments

Pitch Like the Pros by Justin Meccage

Former New York Yankees pitcher Justin Meccage brings you 11 instructional training videos to learn how to Pitch Like the Pros. Bringing his experience and expertise of the major leagues you will learn the proper grips for pitching, release motions and how to maintain a consistent pitching routine. The best way to become a pro is to learn from a pro, here is your chance!

This course can be found here:…

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Added by George Lucas on December 20, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments

Coaching From The Stands Is Confusing For Athletes

Kevin Eastman (@kevineastman) is Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Clippers. For the…

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Added by Bill Stanton on December 17, 2015 at 3:09pm — 6 Comments

Hitting Tips by Mike Scott

This nine part hitting series covers hitting mechanics designed by Mike Scott Baseball. Each short video instruction is designed to correct common faults such as rolling the hands, poor bat angle, and correcting muscle memory. Also discussed are drills for better body rotation and hands through impact. These videos are designed for little league age through college players.

This course can be found here:…

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Added by George Lucas on December 13, 2015 at 8:02am — No Comments

Let 9 Positions help you with your baseball needs

Hello my name is Chris Fuentes. I'm a former player and coach. I am an umpire in multiple levels of baseball but I'm also a representative of 9 Position Sports. We're a Baseball Equipment Company. We sell professional model bats, gloves and accessories. You can view our website for our stock. www.9positions.com. We offer discount rates for large orders. Which I would be more then happy to discuss with you. My contact information is:… Continue

Added by Christopher Fuentes on December 12, 2015 at 1:11am — No Comments

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