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My name is Matt and im a hobby wood turner. My boy is 9yrs and is playing in a wood baseball bat league this up coming summer. I was hoping for some input on to the best profile that is best well balanced. Also i will be attempting to make him his first wood bat. is there anyone out that would be willing to share some youth bat measurements with me? Thanks in advance!
Added by Marty Schupak on January 1, 2017 at 9:12pm — No Comments
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Let’s take a brief look at the personalities of the four coaches in the College Football Playoff.
There is Alabama’s Nick Saban, bloodless automaton.
There is Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, tortured genius.
There is Washington’s Chris Petersen, every bit as loose and jovial as Dick Cheney.
And then there is Dabo Swinney, little league baseball coach.
In a little more than a month, the head coach of the…Continue
Added by Pelle Högström on December 23, 2016 at 6:52am — No Comments
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The Mystery of the Vanishing Screwball
Hector Santiago of the Los Angeles Angels was sitting at a restaurant table in Glendale, Ariz., in March, holding an orange in his left hand. He formed a circle with his thumb and forefinger, then spread his remaining fingers around the fruit with half an inch between each one. He was demonstrating how he…Continue
Added by Grant Clifford on December 15, 2016 at 6:32pm — No Comments
“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”
‒‒ Theodore Roosevelt
I’ve been coaching for 22 years and it happens every year. I receive at least one phone call and it always starts out with the same beginning…
“Hi Marty, first of all I want to say I think you are doing a great job with the kids, but…”
And there it is. Right after…Continue
Discussed already is the need to separate skills with young t-ballers in early season practices. It is better to have players throw without catching, catch without throwing. Here is an easy drill:
On a fence make a line made out of blue painter’s tape. You can make the line long or short but the longer, the more kids can do the drill at once. The player(s) that are going will have a ball in their throwing hand about 20 feet (or shorter to start) from the fence. Th…
Added by Marty Schupak on December 8, 2016 at 6:27pm — No Comments
Added by Bill Stanton on December 8, 2016 at 2:26pm — No Comments
I'm about a month out of completing my research on the Balance Bat and I thought I would post a Pre-Release report to get some feedback. The current research is intended to disprove the impact of the Balance Bat. In simple terms, the I am working to prove that the Balance Bat does not work and in fact prove that the Balance Bat does not significantly improve a player’s swing performance.
My thought process may not be streamlined and in some ways crazy, but for me I am a…Continue
Added by Tracy Clark on December 2, 2016 at 11:01am — No Comments
If you want to hit a 105 mph fastball or stay back on a -10 change up you better start studying pitchers. Your study session is not what pitch they will throw in certain pitch count, but you better study how they train and create so much momentum.
A player wants to square the barrel to the ball with as much force as possible. To achieve this a player must apply Newton’s 2nd Law of Inertia. Newton's second law of motion can be formally stated as follows: The…Continue
Does anybody have some extra gear that does not longer use? Like batting gloves, baseball bats, or metal cleats. It could be just a pair. please contact me if you could help me with smth
Added by Jhon Torres on November 20, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Helping a player understand a new pattern or how to feel a new pattern within their swing it tough. Past practices were to talk a player into the new pattern and lots of reps. We all know that is not the best solution. Taking swings in a cage does not improve the pattern; it only reinforces a poor pattern.
Daniel Coyle, the author of…Continue
Saw this on Twitter from the University of Iowa baseball program.
They set up screens during batting practice. The goal is for hitters to drive the ball over the screens, not hit groundballs.
Very interesting. What do you think?…Continue
We are working on getting a 25+ MSBL/MABL leauge started in the Southeast Missouri area for 2017. If anyone would be interested in signing up or knows someone in the area spread the word for us. You can check us out online at www.scorebook.com/semo ;
Added by Anthony Fruhling on November 2, 2016 at 11:37am — No Comments
Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on November 1, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
What is your opinion of the weighted hitting balls? Total Control Balls seems to be the most popular brand.
I see them at field quite a bit as part of teams pre-game routine.
Good? Useful? Bad?
Good story about a kid who was overlooked by pro scouts out of college and then played well in Independent Ball.
He just signed with the Marlins. See below, what makes him unique as a hitter...
Added by Bill Stanton on October 21, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments