I saw this and had to share this with you CheckSwing guys. Imagine Tom Emanski today, with all the social media at his finger tips??…
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Mike Schmidt: Today's hitters don't want much help
By MIKE SCHMIDT, For The Associated Press | August 7, 2014
I just returned from Hall of Fame induction weekend, where I find that my cronies and I are slowly becoming the older generation of the membership.
Most of us are in our 60s, having made our mark on the game in the late 1970s and '80s. Like any club or fraternity, the Hall's…
"We are looking for two things at the tryout, a reason to cut you or a reason to keep you."…
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Three major league scouts were talking over lunch, in…Continue
Published August 4, 2014
At the red brick museum that preserves the history of Little League, each visitor’s trip begins as the organization did, in the backyard of Carl Stotz, a 29-year-old lumber store clerk who, as the story goes, hatched the idea for well-tended, child-sized ballfields after…
The 100-mph-throwing art school kid: An incredible story of a scouting findContinue
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In fact, its so important, it’s the reason…
Why l always chose the 85 MPH pitcher over the 93 MPH pitcher, and would do it again- EVERYTIME!
In today’s Featured Post-Im going to reveal…
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Chaz Lytle Scout Blog - Top 10 Reasons Kids Don't Make the HS Team
6. Understanding the game/ being overwhelmed – It is unfortunate when players become overwhelmed by what they are asked to do. It seems some players become confused about things like run…
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All inclusive player development focused program under the management of Chaz Lytle, MiLB Pittsburgh Pirates Batting Title, UGA All-Time Stolen Base Champ, MLB Scou…
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By LOU PAVLOVICH, JR.
© 2014 Collegiate Baseball
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — Why isn’t more time spent training the eyes to see pitches better, fielding the ball more cleanly or training pitchers to have more command with more focused vision?
Dr. Bill Harrison, the most renowned…
They all have a room with a view of the big leagues.…Continue
At a certain point in your pitching development, you're going to have to start thinking outside the box if you wish to continue improving.
I’d like to take a moment to dive into some abstract thinking. Generally, when I teach pitching, I start with a 5 phase approach consisting of very basic principals. I wrote a 2 piece series on those 5 phases that can be found…Continue
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So you pony up some hard earned cash for some private lessons for Jimmy. It’s winter time and he’s not doing much else, so aside from getting better at baseball, you’re hoping this will also “give him something to do.”
Much to your content, you are right with both. He takes 10 lessons and sees dramatic improvement. He wraps up his lessons at the end of february, maybe mid March, and he’s ready to for team practices to begin around that…Continue
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I hear this a lot when I work with young players in individual lessons, and I see it a lot in high school baseball.
There is no doubt that having a proper mechanical foundation will help hitters be successful, but it is far from the ONLY ingredient for success. I would challenge that the mental side of hitting is just as important, if not more important than the physical side.
Over the past decade, I have seen a lot of high school hitters who have quick…Continue
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Yesterday I had one of those 20 minute time blocks where you’re not really sure what you’re doing, or who’s actually in
control of your thoughts and actions. You know, the 20 minute internet surf where you seam to “black out” only to awake 20 mins later with no recollection of how you got there.
Usually it just ends up as 20 minutes of your life that you’ll never get back, with nothing accomplished or nothing learned. So, I…Continue
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In the most recent Diamond Dish Podcast episode, where I talk about hard work, commitment, dedication, and work ethic, I alluded to the idea of eliminating “what if’s” from your performance to increase the rate of your baseball development progression.
That episode of the Diamond Dish Podcast can be found HERE
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