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Catching is a key position to zero in on and one of the most difficult. Strength, durability and a strong arm are definite requisites. This is also a position in which the player’s defensive skills could carry the player to the Major Leagues.
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A strong arm and defensive skills can and do carry a player to the Major Leagues (usually up-the-middle positions). A live, active lower body, quick free, agility, instinct (right spot at the right time), and alertness are some of the qualities that go into the makings of…Continue
Added by Orlando Baseball Lessons on June 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Call me biased, but I'm trying to give my son an unfair advantage!
My goal is to place him in a win/win situation every time he steps on the field!
How am I going to do that?
Keep my mouth shut, get out of the way and repeat these 5 words over and over!
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Shows instincts to steal bases. Knows how to run bases. Smart on bases. Steady on bases. Gets good leads. Looks to run and take extra base. Takes extra base. Good athletic ability. To read the full blog, visit www.orlandobaseballlessons.com. Click on…Continue
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Players showing fluid arm action and easy release will normally have strong arms. Look for “carry” on the ball – seeing how strong the ball stays up on the line of flight about halfway from the point of release to the point of being received. Read full blog post at …Continue
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SCOUTING THOUGHTS AND TRUISMS - The 3 A’s: attitude, aptitude and ability. If you don’t have tremendous ability the attitude and aptitude better be real good. Visit www.orlandobaseballlessons.com and click…Continue
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Don’t expect someone else to make the catch – be ready on every pitch.
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Don't Let Them Score
In today's day and age, I find that we have a strong urge to overcomplicate things. With the technology that we have it can be a blessing and a curse at times. We often find ourselves so caught up in angles, and lines, and x's and o's, that…
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Hitting is hard! Really hard!!
Anything where someone who fails 70% is considered really good must be fairly difficult.
I know hitting is hard, that's why I became a pitcher at the age of 9. Back from the get-go, I was like, "wow, this hitting thing is not…Continue
Added by Jonah Bayliss on June 9, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments
What do all you guys think about the pitching camps that are at the so called elite level. Ron Wolforth, Brent pericieu, Dick Mills, Lance Wheeler, the list is bigger, Tom House. these camps are expensive and if you study they are all different. What are your thoughts, worth the money or not, And if so how do you know if your kid is at the level to justify the expense.
i have my own opinions but curious of others. I see kids at these camps that have NO chance of even…Continue
Do you want to know what THE, number one, key to success and continuing development is?
The ability to listen, and a willingness to have an open mind and make adjustments.
Done. Case closed. If you're already arguing, you're proving my point.
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Added by Jonah Bayliss on June 5, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
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(this was an article I submitted to a local paper after watching one of the most amazing games I've seen in a long time)
It's Alive! It's Alive!!!
by Jonah Bayliss
Last night I sat down to watch a baseball game. After the sun went down, the temperature dropped considerably and the air became far too brisk for my thin t-shirt.
Yet, as I sat on a cold bleacher amongst a substantial crowd, I began to notice my hands clenching the bench seat…Continue
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During the past few years there has been an “epidemic” rise in the number of professional pitchers requiring ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (“Tommy John surgery”).1 This is like déjà vu, as a similar sharp rise was seen in adolescent pitchers near the turn of the century.2,3 These two rises are indeed connected; that…Continue
Added by Bill Stanton on May 29, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments
David Mendell, a freelance writer and former reporter for the Chicago Tribune, coaches Oak Park Youth Baseball outside Chicago.
The shortstop ranged nimbly to his right, scooped up a sharp grounder and unleashed a strong…