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Baseball is a game of small intricacies and mini battles. Within the overall war between two teams, there are several smaller battles taking place on a more personal level. …Continue
Why is it, that it seems like the best thing we humans are good at, is taking something so simple and joyous, like the game of baseball, and make it as complex as possible?
Holding Runner/Controlling the Running Game
In today's game, you'll see kids at the youth…Continue
Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 27, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
In this episode, podcast host and former MLB pitcher, Jonah Bayliss, discusses his opinions on Strike Zone Approach/Strategy and Holding Runners. Being aggressive in the strike zone and controlling the running game doesn't have to be complicated. Here are a few tips to help simplify your approach and free you mind up to operate more efficiently.…Continue
Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 26, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
Offering training in all aspects of the games on the field and at our indoor facility in Longwood, FL. For more information and registration, visit our website at www.orlandobaseballlessons.com. …Continue
Added by Orlando Baseball Lessons on May 24, 2014 at 9:32pm — No Comments
Here's another question that I get all the time. "What stretches should I do before I pitch?"
Let me tackle that loaded subject with a couple of references, and one personal take on the subject.
Stretching does NOT increase performance, and…Continue
Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 22, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
Here is audio of a high school baseball coach talking with his team in the locker room after a game.
Warning: The language is harsh.
Here's my question: Is this acceptable or not? Listen and give your thoughts.
Here's the news…Continue
Today Pete Hoyt joins us to talk about:
Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I just came across this story. theChive is a website targeted to younger males with goofy stories and lots and lots of pics of cute girls. It's become a popular website and the guys running it are doing well.
Read this story and see how they stepped up to help kids in Texas. It's a great story.
And that is the Reader’s Digest version of how a 4 year-old kid weighing 30 lbs. beat cancer 3 times.
DJ loves two things: The…Continue
Added by Will Laurence on May 15, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments
Don't let time decay the memory of your hard work
It's freezing out. There's frost on the outside of the window. I barely made it into work this morning because my car would crank…Continue
All around the country, even the world for that matter, there are baseball players of all difference molds. There are big, "country-strong" hitters wielding logs for bats and crushing baseballs, and then you have little pesky hitters with exceptional eye-hand abilities, you know, the ones that are impossible to strike out.
Some Pitchers are tall, lanky, wiry, or however you want to describe them, but they resemble someone out of a Tim Burton movie. You also have your "big…Continue
Rob is a former minor league strength coach with the Royals, Blue Jays, and Cubs. He has also worked with MLB International, training players in South Africa and parts of Europe, giving Rob a very unique perspective on the differences in training perceptions.
In this episode Rob talks a lot about "the basics," and how not to overcomplicate your programs. At the end of the day, there's no substitution for hard work and repetitions, and that's what Rob tries to drive home to the…
Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 12, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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"How can I increase my velocity?"
Man, I believe the adage would go something like this, "if I only had a penny for every time a kid asked me that..."
First and foremost, who doesn't? Take a poll of every single baseball pitcher and ask them if they'd like to throw harder and you'll find one of two things. One, EVERYBODY wants to throw harder and, two, if they don't I'd be willing to say they're lying.
Assuming that you could keep all the…Continue
Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 8, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
So, you want to throw harder? Well, just get in line right over there behind the other 4 million kids that were here first.
Lets take a little dive into this request, because something is starting to bother me.
I've already been coaching for over a year and a half. I know, I know, there's many of you out there that have been tackling this coaching thing for decades. I don't mean any disrespect, but more so just simply acknowledging how quickly the time goes. …Continue
The Missedcallitis Epidemic
Every day, all across America, kids and adults alike are left with, what seems to be, an uncontrollable sensations of frustration.
"How could he?"
"Why would he?"
"I can't believe he...?"
Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Matt Stark who operates International Performance Baseball (IPB) took $2,995.00 from me for a "World Free Agent Spring Training" event in Florida which he cancelled.
Stark took my money in October 2013 and has not refunded any of it..
He no longer responds to my emails and it looks like he cancelled one of his email accounts.
He now is operating ProBaseballTryouts.Net which is just a website that links you back to the IPB website.
He has a blog page on this…Continue
Added by JOHN A MARLEY on April 30, 2014 at 9:46am — No Comments
I think we've all been there. Most of the time we don't mean to be, but we are. A pitch right at the knees, on the black, and the umpire blows the call (at least in our opinion, right?) "How could he possibly miss that? This son of a bitch is out to get me!!"
You feel your blood…Continue
There is a great debate about the importance of analyzing swings to improve.
I am a big fan of video and believe it definitely has its…