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Pitch Like the Pros by Justin Meccage

Former New York Yankees pitcher Justin Meccage brings you 11 instructional training videos to learn how to Pitch Like the Pros. Bringing his experience and expertise of the major leagues you will learn the proper grips for pitching, release motions and how to maintain a consistent pitching routine. The best way to become a pro is to learn from a pro, here is your chance!

This course can be found here:…

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Added by George Lucas on December 20, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments

Coaching From The Stands Is Confusing For Athletes

Kevin Eastman (@kevineastman) is Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Clippers. For the…

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Added by Bill Stanton on December 17, 2015 at 3:09pm — 6 Comments

Hitting Tips by Mike Scott

This nine part hitting series covers hitting mechanics designed by Mike Scott Baseball. Each short video instruction is designed to correct common faults such as rolling the hands, poor bat angle, and correcting muscle memory. Also discussed are drills for better body rotation and hands through impact. These videos are designed for little league age through college players.

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Added by George Lucas on December 13, 2015 at 8:02am — No Comments

Let 9 Positions help you with your baseball needs

Hello my name is Chris Fuentes. I'm a former player and coach. I am an umpire in multiple levels of baseball but I'm also a representative of 9 Position Sports. We're a Baseball Equipment Company. We sell professional model bats, gloves and accessories. You can view our website for our stock. www.9positions.com. We offer discount rates for large orders. Which I would be more then happy to discuss with you. My contact information is:… Continue

Added by Christopher Fuentes on December 12, 2015 at 1:11am — No Comments

The Complete Guide to Hitting for Beginners by Zoned Sports Academy

Zoned Sports Academy brings you the best training guide to get your team hitting home runs in no time. You will get the low down on everything you need to know from picking the right gloves and bats to the best stance for optimum power. Coaches love hits, teammates love home runs and fans adore the big slugger. Become a fan favorite today with the Complete Guide to Hitting for Beginners. 



What you'll learn:

- How to select your…

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Added by George Lucas on December 10, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments

50 Things a Hitter Needs to Do to Be Successful at the Plate by Luis Ortiz

50 Things a Hitter Needs to Do to Be Successful at the Plate presents a detailed overview of the basic fundamentals and techniques involved in sound hitting. Based upon his experiences and observations from when he played professional baseball, Luis explains and demonstrates each factor in an easy-to-understand and apply manner. This course is designed to be appropriate for baseball coaches and players at all competitive levels. 



Among the topics…

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Added by George Lucas on December 8, 2015 at 7:48am — No Comments

Baseball bat sensor giveaway is closing soon!

Hi guys! Just want to make sure you had a chance to win the bat sensor we're giving away! It's our way of celebrating the rounds of sensor we did and the final product review. 



You can enter to win here: Win a bat sensor…

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Added by Sarah Bernier on December 7, 2015 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Chaz Lytle Baseball Bunting by Chaz Lytle

Down by one run and your first batter walks.  Moving the runner to second and into scoring position is just a sacrifice bunt away.  Have you spent enough time in practice preparing the batter for this situation?  Do you have the confidence that they batter will get the job done?  Having good bunting fundamentals will give your team a chance to win the game. This video offers the strategies and techniques of bunting.

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Added by George Lucas on December 6, 2015 at 7:40am — No Comments

The Swing Worth Millions by Charley Lau Jr.

This course by Charley Lau Jr. delivers the most informative baseball hitting information gathered, illustrated and taught by the hardest hitting name in baseball. The most efficient baseball hitting mechanics used by today’s best sluggers such as Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, Hanley Ramirez, Matt Kemp and and many other of today's elite sluggers.



Charley shows you the best baseball hitting drills to develop a high performance swing for all hitters and includes…

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Added by George Lucas on December 4, 2015 at 9:32am — No Comments

The Dirt Makes the Difference

If you have ever practiced on a traditional portable pitching mound and then on a real dirt mound in a game, you know how different it feels to pitch off of the real thing versus pitching off of a plastic surface or turf covered surface portable mound. RFP Mounds are manufactured to the specifications of the major league pitching mounds, featuring removable trays that are designed to hold Hilltopper™ mound clay, and, most importantly, feel just like the real…

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Added by Nathan Perry on December 2, 2015 at 10:01am — No Comments

Catcher's 101: Baseball Catching for Beginners by John Marshall

Coach Marshall covers all the essentials with this seven part series on how to become a catcher. You will receive instructional videos specifically tailored to selecting equipment, catcher stances, giving signs, wrist position and blocking pitches. Might be a beginner now but by the end of this course batters will fear you and pitchers will love you. 



This course can be found here…

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Added by George Lucas on December 1, 2015 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Nailing your assistant coach interview

In this episode of the Cornerstone Coaching Academy podcast (<~~~click here to listen to this episode) you will learn

  • What your philosophy should be heading into the interview
  • How make sure you get your point across in an interview
  • How to be sure the job you are applying for is a fit for…
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Added by Kyle Nelson on November 28, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Coaching Youth Baseball Tips by Greg Bach

Coaching Youth Baseball tips and drills brought to you by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. Coaching playlist includes: how to run an active practice, hitting fundamentals, pitching fundamentals and infield play. These videos will help any youth coach run a more efficient practice and make sure the kids are learning proper technique which we know is so important for health and longevity in the game. 

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Added by George Lucas on November 26, 2015 at 8:12am — No Comments

I Never Thought It Would End This Way

I don't know the writer of this blog. A friend sent it to me and I felt it was important to share with the CheckSwing community.  Definitely worth reading.

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I Never Thought It Would End THIS Way



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For anyone who has ever coached youth sports of any kind, from pee-wee to middle school, and even high…

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Added by Bill Stanton on October 22, 2015 at 1:11pm — 8 Comments

What Does The Glove Really Do... Firm-up or Pull?

Are you struggling with inconsistent velocity, or command?

If so, you may want to watch the video I have for you today.

I’m going to teach you how to make a small change to just your glove side. And it’s going to be easy, trust me.

http://baseballthinktank.com/glovesidevelo/

Added by Lantz Wheeler on October 20, 2015 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Baserunning Treats for Youth Baseball Coaches

                                                                  More Baserunning Treats!

    In Baseball Chronicles 1, I wrote how baserunning can be considered baseball’s 10th man. My point is that not everyone practices baserunning and every coach should. There are an endless number of drills and techniques coaches can and should practice. Here are a few.

    1) Turn to the Turtle I’ve told this story many times about how a number of years ago we were in the first…

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Added by Marty Schupak on October 18, 2015 at 10:56am — No Comments

Getting buy in for your offseason program

We've all been there...

You're trying to get your offseason training program going, and your numbers aren't very good, the kids don't seem that into it, and you just don't see the results you think you should.

This podcast will give you 7 practical tips for getting buy in to your 2015-2016 offseason conditioning…

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Added by Kyle Nelson on October 15, 2015 at 7:12pm — No Comments

The Rise of the Accidental Pitcher

The Rise of the Accidental Pitcher

The MLB playoffs showcase numerous former position players who took up pitching late and are now thriving…

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was a minor-league catcher in 2009 when a team official asked him to try pitching instead.
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Added by Bill Stanton on October 5, 2015 at 10:45pm — 2 Comments

Balance Bat Improving Batting Average & Power Numbers of a MiLB Player

The Balance Bat is a training bat that is being used by MiLB, college, and youth players to improve their swings and overcome pitch velocity. One such MiLB player has improved both his batting average and power numbers since using the full size 32″ Balance Bat. Juan uses the bat during his batting practice routine and on his off days. He feels that the Balance Bat shortens his swing path and helps keep his hands connected to his body. In addition, Juan feels late wrist drive.

The…

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Added by Tracy Clark on September 27, 2015 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Edgar Martinez on Hitting

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Added by Bill Stanton on September 21, 2015 at 9:35pm — 2 Comments

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