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The Balance Bat is a training bat that is being used by MiLB, college, and youth players to improve their swings and overcome pitch velocity. One such MiLB player has improved both his batting average and power numbers since using the full size 32″ Balance Bat. Juan uses the bat during his batting practice routine and on his off days. He feels that the Balance Bat shortens his swing path and helps keep his hands connected to his body. In addition, Juan feels late wrist drive.
Added by Tracy Clark on September 27, 2015 at 10:05pm — No Comments
Safety in baseball is important from youth leagues to the big leagues and every league in between. Hitters have batting helmets made with strong, lightweight materials to protect their head. Catcher's gear has improved greatly from the hockey style mask/helmet to chest protectors and leg guards made with strong, durable materials.
They have no stadium.…
Youth Baseball and Lessons of Life
By Marty Schupak
Five years ago I was coaching my Little League team in a game that we…Continue
Added by Marty Schupak on September 6, 2015 at 3:50pm — No Comments
Added by Bill Stanton on September 2, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments
We are in the market for a copy lathe for making our bats! Please contact me if you or anyone you knowing is selling one.
Added by Joe Aul (Aul Bat Company) on September 1, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments
There is a podcast on this topic coming out on 9/1/15. You can check out our podcast on itunes HERE
I wanted to post a timely response to James Harrison making his kids give back their participation trophy while it was still in the news and still relevant. In case you missed it, you can check out the…Continue
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…
Added by Chris Bilello on August 24, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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:
After registering, you will receive…
Added by Nelson Gord on August 18, 2015 at 1:05am — No Comments
His day begins in darkness.
When John Shoemaker shuffles into the tiny clubhouse tucked…
You have a player who is struggling badly at the plate. You guys have spent countless hours in…
Added by Bill Stanton on August 10, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Will Laurence on August 5, 2015 at 3:32pm — No Comments
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?
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…Continue
Added by Nelson Gord on July 22, 2015 at 11:35pm — No Comments