Practice

3 Steps to the Original Slap

Long before there was the Running Slap there was a great offensive weapon used by right handed hitters called the Slap or the Slug Bunt. Discover why it's still a great weapon and how it can help expand the defense to...

 

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A World Series Shortstop Drill

A play that is seared in my mind is in the 2008 World Series, Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Jason Bartlett made an unbelievable play fielding the ball beyond 2nd base, and while moving toward centerfield he threw the Phillies runner...

 

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To Block or Not to Block

Are too many balls getting past your catcher so that runners are either taking extra bases or worse yet - scoring? It could be that your pitcher has an awesome drop ball, or that your catcher needs to learn the Keys...

 

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Great Fielding Drill Under Pressure

Having great infielders during practice isn’t enough to help us win games – we need those players to play great under pressure and this drill really helps with that! Learn a great drill called the Around the World drill to help...

 

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Bunting Lessons from Beijing

It's easy to love to hit the ball, and the better you hit it the more you love it. That's why players love to take batting practice. But somewhere along the line bunting has lost it's value both in practices and...

 

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4 Keys to Improving Pitching Warm-Ups

Warming up is something that all pitchers have to do, but something that we don't put enough thought or purpose into. Discover 4 keys to making sure your pitchers are making the most of their warm-ups. While we've analyzed and torn the...

 

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Hey Batter – Watch the Ball

There's a big difference between swinging and hitting. How many of our hitters stand up there during games and simply "swing" without their bat ever actually "hitting" the ball? Learn how to help your players actually use their eyes properly so...

 

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The Perfect Pre-Game Warm-Up

All teams have a pre-game warm-up, but not all teams have a good one. Make sure your pre-game warm-up is getting your team confident, prepared and ready to win! It seems like coaches are always looking for a better pre-game warm-up, but...

 

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5 Keys to Increasing Pitch Movement

Micro-pitches start to break but they don’t keep breaking. These micro-breaks cause curveballs to finish too much over the plate, or riseballs to start rising and then stop around the top of the zone. Discover the 5 things your pitcher can...

 

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Fatigue Point vs Pitch Count

The subject of Pitch Counts really stirs up a lot of discussion.  So I want to talk more about Pitch Counts and how something called The Fatigue Point effects a pitcher's performance as well. The truth is, pitching a softball as fast as possible,...

 

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