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Proper Pitching Mechanics

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How To Play Catch

 

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Teaching How To Run

The reason most kids are slow is because of poor mechanics. I always say Bailey runs like he has 2×4’s on his feet”. I also thought it was something I couldn’t fix. But just like anything else I’ve taught, I broke out the video … Continue reading

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First Base

First base has many more complicated parts to it, then just catching a ball thrown to them! A first basemen has to constantly be aware of his surroundings and his position on the field. Too many first basemen get caught watching the … Continue reading

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Fielding a Bunt

The most important part of the game in my opinion is bunting. You have to get them down correctly when needed and we have to be able to defend them as well. Here are some quick tips  

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Correct Infield Position

Too often we see little leaguer’s not taking the correct approach to “getting ready” for fielding. These are my four most important! Their body is not in the correct stance for a quick reaction. They get “set” too soon, before the ball … Continue reading

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Hand Seperation

Ever see those high wire acts at the circus? Why do they have their arms spread out, like a “T”? Well of course for balance! We all know that!! So why do we see SO many youth pitchers (and some … Continue reading

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learning stages

As far as Ive been coaching!!! long time!!! I have worked with kids at every age from 4-17. There is one thing that they ALL have in common! The learning stages. Mike Epstein broke it down rather nicely for me. But … Continue reading

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Long toss, as promised!!

As promised…..Heres my Xmas gift to you! This is EVERYTHING you need to know about long toss! Inside you will find everything from the top people, in “the know”. Take your time and read everything and draw your own conclusion. … Continue reading

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Update!

The long toss article is going to be too long, to be on here! What I will do is create a PDF. Get your Adobe falsh upgrade or whatever you need to do! You wont want to miss this…

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Long Toss

  What side of the fence am I on? The science part, OBVIOUSLY!!! I will be bringing up A LOT of serious names and claims by the end of the weekend. Instead of making it a two or three parter, It … Continue reading

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Power Angle

So what is it? How many of you know what this is? I had never even heard the word until 5 or 6 months ago. I hate to toot my own horn here (actually, I dont..haha) But unless you are … Continue reading

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Press bar, Clock drill

This is an awesome training method. The exercises are only limited to the space you have. I will be adding a couple more drills we do, with this bar.There is also a device for putting the bar in, for a better (safer) … Continue reading

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Correct arm Slot

The arm slot is not as important as people may think. The KEY is, where is your elbow? When you have your elbow above your shoulders, it is what is called “hyperabduction”. I can send you to an interview done, … Continue reading

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Kinetic chain

There are many new “BUZZ” words, floating around the baseball world today. The “kinetic chain”, is mostly heard in pitching, but it is just as important in hitting as well. Its actually needed in anything, that involves moving our body, … Continue reading

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The Great Debate!!

Rotational hitting VS linear hitting!! Do you know the difference between the two? Which one does your coach teach your child? If you dont know the answer to either question, listen up!! The very first thing you really need to … Continue reading

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