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August 2010 Blog Posts (33)

International Coaching Opportunity

Coaches

Are you a baseball coach looking for that extra "something" to give your kids? Would you like to give your kids a unique opportunity that is bigger than baseball, while strengthening your program at the same time? Is there a better feeling as a coach, than to have a player come up to you years later to thank you again for the impact you made on his life.



You have a great connection and relationship with your kids. Your kids admire and respect…

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Added by Brigham Joy on August 31, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Correct Batting Practice Methods For Little League Baseball Teams By Marty Schupak

In my twenty one years of coaching youth baseball, I am always looking for the most efficient practice methods for every aspect of baseball. It took me only a few years to realize that most youth baseball coaches and myself were running batting practice, not incorrectly, but not efficiently. From what I have seen with the typical batting practice, a coach will pitch a predetermined number of balls for each batter with the fielders fielding the hit balls and throwing them to…

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Added by Marty Schupak on August 30, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Your Stance: Rod Carew's Foundation of a Swing

John Wooden once said, “Be quick, but don’t hurry.”
The late, great basketball coach’s wise words applied to the baseball diamond, as well.…
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Added by Rod Carew Baseball on August 30, 2010 at 6:08pm — 1 Comment

watching from the dugout

i played baseball since teeball. then machine pitch then little league. i never made allstars so i allways thought i sucked. nut it wasnt cause of that it was because of our town is screwed up and they picked people with money. (money talks). so after little league instead of going straight to highschool ball in 7th grade i jst waited to freshman year and look at me now. im kicking butt on second base. got defensive player of the year and the the other kids on allstars are justing watching from… Continue

Added by michael godshall on August 28, 2010 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Pitching Questions

I have a question that I have been going over in my head the last couple of days and I am looking for any help or advice anyone can offer up. I'm working with a pitcher and this kid is opening up when he throws and cannot locate his fastball for strikes. He is also releasing the ball too far back to locate anything down. When he doesn't open up, he leaves the ball up and he doesn't throw hard enough to pitch up in the zone consistently. My questions are, which should I focus on first... the…

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Added by Shaun Reed on August 27, 2010 at 12:00am — 21 Comments

About Us

Bucky Dent's Baseball School is the most well-respected school in the nation. Located in Delray Beach, FL and under the direct supervision of Bucky Dent and Larry Hoskin, Bucky Dent's Baseball School is committed to helping students improve their game and become better players.

With past guest instructors such as Mike Piazza, Ted Williams, Ryan Howard, Alex Rodriguez, Pete Rose, Cody Ross and many more, you know you are being taught by the best when attending the…

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Added by Bucky Dent's Baseball School on August 25, 2010 at 9:59am — No Comments

Mile High Heat Tryouts - 14U AAA Colorado









AAA - Baseball Tryout…



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Added by Dan Farley on August 22, 2010 at 6:08pm — 1 Comment

Youth Baseball Practices Don’t Have To Be Long To Be Good by Marty Schupak

Youth Baseball Practices Don’t Have To Be Long To Be Good



by Marty Schupak









Back in the late 70's an old college professor of mine was fond of saying, "Don't confuse activity with…

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Added by Marty Schupak on August 22, 2010 at 6:59am — No Comments

Players Needed

I am looking for 3 players to play in a 25+ wood bat tournament. The tournament is the Dallas Cup in Dallas Texas. It's held September 3-6. You will have a 4-game pool play and then the winners will stay and play on the 6th for a championship. The cost is $85/player if you get your own hotel and $100/player if you room with us. Anyone interested please contact me by e-mail at arkansasdodgers@gmail.com ASAP.

Added by Anthony Fruhling on August 20, 2010 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Marston leads U.S. past Canada, 10-1..... Holmes hits second grand slam of World Cup (has 3 home runs total)

http://web.usabaseball.com/teams/index.jsp?team=2497 Team USA Women's National Team page

http://web.usabaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100818&content_id=13605600&vkey=recap_usab

MARACAY, Venezuela -- Tamara Holmes hit her second grand slam of the World Cup to lead…

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Added by Shawna Macurio on August 19, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

7 reasons baseball is a great game

Its not an easy task to summarize the beauty and grace of baseball in a mere seven reasons, but that's what we're going for. Baseball is such a unique sport. The failure rate is off the charts, the defense is the team with the ball and many other factors make incomparable. But that's why we love it. Here's our top seven reasons why we think baseball is a great game. What are yours?



1. No clock

The time constraints and made for TV feel that other sports have is…

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Added by Curt Rapp on August 18, 2010 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Enter the PM 500 CheckSwing Contest for a chance to win a PM Custom fully customized glove!



CheckSwing and PM Custom Gloves are pleased to announce that Tony Crisci has won the PM 500 CheckSwing Contest. Tony will receive a custom designed baseball glove from PM Custom Gloves. Tony, PM Custom Gloves will be getting in touch with you. Congratulations!



Also, to thank all those who…

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Added by The CheckSwing Clubhouse on August 18, 2010 at 3:30pm — 19 Comments

hitters

as a hitter you go through tears, but you also go through slumps. my question is when you are in a slump, do you change your mental approach to hitting, when just 3 months ago you were driving the ball out of the ballpark?

Added by vaughn tucker on August 18, 2010 at 2:13pm — 2 Comments

All I want to do is coach!!!!

My name is Shaun and for the past 2 years I have been trying to get a job at a baseball academy or any place where I can teach the great game of baseball (pitching to be exact). I have had a few coaching postitions where I have taught pitching; there's a few problems though. First: I never played pro ball. I came close, but didn't make it. I have applied to a bunch of places and I just can't get my foot in the door. What am I missing? I played college ball and was pretty successfull, not…

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Added by Shaun Reed on August 18, 2010 at 12:09am — 5 Comments

Minor League Baseball: Investing In The Future- great read

I came across this Blog posting by Mike Ashmore, the beat writer for the Hunterdon County Democrat who covers the Trenton Thunder, the NY Yankees AA team.



It is a lengthy, but excellent overview of the not so glamorous lifestyle of the average minor league player. He touches upon the economics, travel, food, competition and even the cost of wood bats. It's a great… Continue

Added by Bill Stanton on August 17, 2010 at 10:36am — 1 Comment

TRAVEL TEAMS

Would anyone know of any travel teams in Georgia? My son is 9 and will be 10 in September.

Added by Lisa Albritton on August 12, 2010 at 10:54am — 2 Comments

"A Glove of Their Own" Team to be at the Little League World Series

Please come meet the team of "A GLOVE OF THEIR OWN' at the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum: Authors,Coach Bob Salomon, and Major Leaguer Dick Drago will be signing books at the Museum.Arriving Friday, Aug 20, will be the team from "A Glove of Their Own," anaward-winning children's book that gives back to the community. Coach Bob Salomon and two of the authors, Debbie Moldovan and Keri Conkling,will be at the museum 8-20 thru 8-22 along w/Dick Drago on the 21st and the 22nd.Three…

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Added by Jim Watson on August 12, 2010 at 8:19am — No Comments

How to break out of a slump

Hello hitters,



I hope you guys and girls are hitting up a storm this…
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Added by Mike Easler on August 10, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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