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Stop Wasting Your Throws!

Make 'em Count!

Stop wasting throws!

by Jonah Bayliss

So, here we are at the tail end of the first major snow storm of 2014.  The amounts haven't been too staggering, in our area, but just for a little extra kick it has been, like, 1 degree (pre wind-chill.)  With all that came the first snow day of 2014 for all the local schools, and that got me thinking about snow days when I was growing up.

There's a huge storm that supposed to roll in over…

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Added by Jonah Bayliss on January 22, 2014 at 10:42am — No Comments

Not Sure What To Do With Your Lead Arm? Try thinking about it differently

Taking the Lead:

What to do with this pesky Lead Arm

by Jonah Bayliss

Everybody seems to talk about the hips, and how to drive with the leg, and where your throwing arm should be, and if you do this then you'll be awesome.  But what about the little ol' lead arm?  Can't he get a little publicity?

I've had several of my clients ask me what should they be doing with there lead arm?  And, at the moment, we/I was so caught up in what I had planned on…

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Added by Jonah Bayliss on January 22, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments

Cold Weather Kid? There's no excuse for not throwing, try this!

Indoor Throwing:

What To Do If You Can't Long Toss

by Jonah Bayliss

So, January is here which mean, believe it or not, that the baseball season isn't that far away.  Here's what I feel like always happens with baseball.  We tell ourselves, "what do you mean it's almost here?  I still have 3 months until my first high school game!"  

And so we do what every high school kid was born to do... we procrastinate.  Then, all of a sudden, it's mid March,…

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Added by Jonah Bayliss on January 22, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

The Top 3 Reasons You Don't, And Won't, Throw Harder

Testing Limits

The Top 3 Reasons You Don't Throw Hard

by Jonah Bayliss

I've said it before and I'll say it again, every pitcher on the face of the planet would enjoy throwing harder.  Some may be stubborn and try to make some sort of "I don't want to sacrifice control for velocity" argument, and, the hypothetical that I am proposing here, is that you wouldn't be.  So, if you could keep your current command AND throw harder, wouldn't you want…

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Added by Jonah Bayliss on January 22, 2014 at 10:36am — 11 Comments

5 Steps To Throw A Baseball With Accuracy!!!

5 Steps to Throw a Baseball with Accuracy

Baseball Throwing Technique

Best Baseball Throwing Motions

Throwing a baseball can be seen as…

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Added by Chad Moeller on January 21, 2014 at 4:24pm — No Comments

ABCA Survey: Certification?

CheckSwing Friends,

Dave Holt, a CheckSwing member, long time coach and all around good guy reached out to us to ask for some help to gather some feedback.  He sent us this:

"The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) the National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS) and USA Baseball are considering…

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Added by The CheckSwing Clubhouse on January 15, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments

Maple billets

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Added by Amit on January 15, 2014 at 8:34am — 1 Comment

Top 5 Baseball Coach Outbursts

http://annexbaseballblog.com/archives/1576 Click this link to read post and see coaches at their not so finest moments.

Baseball coach outbursts may be one for the most humiliating, vulgar, or sometimes the funniest things to witness on a baseball field. It’s like comparing baseball coaches to hockey fights, they are part of the game and the fans roar when it happens. With little to no impact on the…

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Added by Annex Baseball on January 14, 2014 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Alex Rodriguez Story on 60 Minutes and What Youth Coaches Can do

Anyone who watched the story 60 Minutes did on Alex Rodriguez last night and loves baseball, probably had a lot of the same emotions I did (here is the link to a story about the interview with Tony Bosch http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-anthony-bosch-alex-rodriguez-60-minutes-20140112,0,7102754.story).  The first thing that struck me was…

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Added by Kyle Nelson on January 13, 2014 at 10:08pm — 14 Comments

Resume Building Opportunity - Pro Baseball Team Looking for 3rd Base Coach

I am looking for an infield coach for the Trinidad Triggers of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs. I need someone to coach defensive skills and coach 3rd base during games. Ideal candidate would be a graduate student planning to coach college or high school baseball. This is a chance to get pro baseball coaching experience on your resume and have a great experience in the process. Need coach May 1-July 31. Would pay a stipend plus housing. If interested, email me at:…

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Added by JD Droddy on January 7, 2014 at 5:02pm — 5 Comments

May You One Day Share The Experience

I came across this blog written by former MLB pitcher Jim Parque. It is an absolute gem. Please read it and share your thoughts.

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May you One Day Share the Experience

01/07/2014

 Thank you to the 16,452 readers of this blog in the past 5 days.....really appreciate it and it motivates me to…

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Added by Bill Stanton on January 7, 2014 at 4:35pm — 4 Comments

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Added by HENRY MUNEVAR on January 4, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The #1 Secret to Getting the Most Out of Your Throwing Program

Make 'em Count!

So, here we are at the tail end of the first major snow storm of 2014.  The amounts haven't been too staggering, in our area, but just for a little extra kick it has been, like, 1 degree (pre wind-chill.)  With all that came the first snow day of 2014 for all the local schools, and that got me thinking about snow days when I was growing up.

There's a huge storm that supposed to roll in over…

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Added by Jonah Bayliss on January 3, 2014 at 7:43am — 2 Comments

The toughest play your pitcher will see all year and how to defend it

Your number one pitcher gets their number three hitter to roll over a 2-1 change up in a critical situation late in the game.  He won the at bat.  Then your pitcher and 1st baseman stare at each other as the ball dribbles between them, the runner is safe, and the inning continues.

 

This mishap is avoidable, but only if it is simulated and worked on in practice.  The standard PFP (pitcher’s fielding practice) routine consists of pitcher’s covering first base,  turing 1-6-3…

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Added by Kyle Nelson on December 19, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Dr. Ken Ravizza – Bad Attitudes in Baseball

Chad Moeller with Dr. Ken Ravizza Video – Bad Attitudes in Baseball Players

Chad – So I work with a lot of players and I hear questions from parents and one in particular is boys with bad attitudes. They got a temper especially if they get out and dealing with that and just being a good sport on the field, not being that kid, but being able to embrace the fact that you’re playing a game and being able to deal with not having success, what would you recommend?

Dr. Ken – Well I…

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Added by Chad Moeller on December 18, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Baseball Relationships

Enjoy the relationship

Every baseball player or coach will eventually take off the uniform and walk away from the field.  It is a long, lonely walk and one that we try our hardest to put off as long as we can.  Our thoughts run back to those earliest stages of the game filled with dirty uniforms and giggles with your friends in the dugout.  Let me tell you; that feeling never changes.

People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what…

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Added by Chad Moeller on December 16, 2013 at 12:10pm — 7 Comments

NEW MLB RULING TO LIMIT COLLISIONS AT HOME PLATE

I'm still trying to wrap my hands around this one...

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/more-news/mlb-ban-on-home-plate-collisions-coming-in-2014-br.html

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Added by Ted Browne on December 12, 2013 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

Logan Morrison: 'If you're reading this, I have already been traded'

http://msn.foxsports.com/buzzer/story/exclusive-morrison-talks-trade-thanks-fans-former-teammates-121113

With trade rumors swirling for weeks around Marlins first baseman/outfielder and social media superstar Logan Morrison, The Buzzer asked him to write a column on what it's like to be traded; what are the emotions a player goes through leading up…

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Added by Bill Stanton on December 12, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

Running The Bases

Run Hard!

The old adage is “control what you can control.”  Baseball players have been reciting this phrase for years but sometimes, we forget the simplicity of the statement.  In a normal nine inning baseball game or a shorter youth game, a hitter gets to hit three to four times.  If that hitter is successful at putting the ball in play then they will be asked to run three to four times.

It amazes me almost on a daily basis how not running to first base hard is…

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Added by Chad Moeller on December 10, 2013 at 1:59pm — No Comments

DOM Dugout Manager will be a perfect Gift for Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner everyone is starting to think about the gifts they will give to all the people who are close to them. Sometimes it can be hard to decide on a proper gift for this very special occasion, but in this article we are going to give you a great suggestion that encourages exercise and friendly competition in one of the most beloved sports in the world and that is of course Baseball.

 

This is one of the most powerful sports in the world and it…

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Added by John E Doran on December 10, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

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