Power Bag – How to Increase Bat Speed & Power for Baseball

Tuesday, Oct. 2nd 2012

This article is a guide on how to improve your baseball batting power and ability by using boxing speed bags to train. The article is very focused and in depth on all aspects of this new training method which has been developed by famed Atlanta Braves baseball player Joe Fransisco.

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Power Bag – How to Increase Bat Speed & Power for Baseball


Timing at the Plate & How-To Make the Transition into College Baseball

Tuesday, Sep. 11th 2012

This article is a guide to improving your timing at the plate in order to play college level baseball instead of lower level baseball. Some of the tips include advice on how to improve your swing time, head movement and placement and how to hit the ball much harder than you did before.

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Timing at the Plate & How-To Make the Transition into College Baseball


How-To Cut OFF the Parachute Dragging Down Your Bat Speed

Tuesday, Sep. 11th 2012

This article gives us a great way to eliminate bat drag.  After reading this article you will be able to understand why you have the problem with dragging your bat through the hitting zone and it will give you detailed instructions on how to correct the problem. It also gives you a video of Josh Hamilton hitting.

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How-To Cut OFF the Parachute Dragging Down Your Bat Speed


Coaching Tee Ball – Info From Meet The Parents to Practice to Game Day

Tuesday, Sep. 11th 2012

This article is a very in depth guide on how to coach tee ball level baseball. It is geared more towards first time coaches than experienced coaches. Includes tips on how to become a coach, the first steps to take once you become a coach as well as tips on how to better coach your new team.

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Coaching Tee Ball – Info From Meet The Parents to Practice to Game Day


What type and size of bat should I use?

Tuesday, Sep. 11th 2012

The article goes over the various types of baseball bats one can choose to play with. The interviewee provides a wealth of information about why he chooses the bat that he uses. He goes over proper technique in order to consistently hit the ball and what brands make great bats. It is an informative piece about proper bat selection.

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What type and size of bat should I use?


Baseball The Magazine presents Ticket To Cooperstown youth baseball tournament!

Sunday, Aug. 19th 2012

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Running The Ladder – Baseball Conditioning Drills

Thursday, Jul. 19th 2012

After placing a rope ladder flat on the ground, baseball coaches can begin training young players using several “running ladder” exercises. The simplest exercise involves running the length of the ladder while placing one foot in each hole on a given side. Other exercises (in increasing order of difficulty) include using two feet per hole, alternating sides per step, and alternating sides while using the side opposite each foot.

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Running The Ladder – Baseball Conditioning Drills


Baseball Drill for Hitting in the Zone

Thursday, Jul. 19th 2012

This baseball hitting drill with help hitters get into correct contact position and keep that position longer, allowing for greater time to hit the ball. To understand the three positions, hitters will practice hitting balls off a batting tee in three different zones and stopping the bat at the correct positions. As each zone is mastered the hitter will move to the next zone until the batter can hit two different ball placed in different zones. This will help increase a players batting average.

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Baseball Drill for Hitting in the Zone


Find a Private Coach – CoachUp.com

Thursday, Jul. 19th 2012

CoachUp is online database of qualified, vetted coaches offering their services to help aspiring athletes. Private coaching has been proven to increase and athletes performance and is the most effective way to improve in a sport. Parents and athletes search for independent coaches by city, zip code and sport. Each coach has been qualified by CoachUp and creates a profile listing their skills and training structure. Athletes can find private coaches that match their training needs and styles.

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Find a Private Coach – CoachUp.com


The problem with Tommy John surgery

Tuesday, Jul. 10th 2012

Tommy John surgery–the reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament on the elbow–is something that every pitcher might face in his life because pitching generates enough force to create a rupture. The 22 year old Stephen Strasburg underwent the surgery 18 months ago, and on April 2, 2012, fans surged to watch the Nationals star. However, it is not likely that Strasburg will ever play a full season again. Experts suggest that his shoulder and elbow will be too much under stress from the surgery and the required effort for a winning pitch. Furthermore, more pitches may only worsen his elbow.

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The problem with Tommy John surgery


Stabilization Drills – Baseball Hitting Instruction

Sunday, Jul. 8th 2012

Stabilization Drills in Baseball was hosted by Joe Francisco, a former player for Atlanta Braves. A key component of the drills was keeping the body in a straight line. The focus of this position gives the batter good control. In the drill the person batting should get on one knee and focus on the vertical line of his body. With he hit the batter should be careful of over-rotation. The drill continues with the batter changing arms and knees quickly. Further drills include switching from the one knee down position to an athletic standing position when batting. The final drill has the batter pop up quickly from the position on one knee to the athletic position while continuing to focus on keeping his body in a straight vertical line.

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Stabilization Drills – Baseball Hitting Instruction


Two Drills that will Skyrocket your Batting Average!

Sunday, Jul. 8th 2012

Connor Powers of DeadReadHitting.com presents an amazing video on Two Drills that will Skyrocket your Batting Average. The first drill is showing you how to keep the barrel of the bat in the zone longer. This drill is easily done with only a tee and four baseballs. The second drill is focused on showing the proper technique for keeping your head down during your swing. In the excellent video, Phillip Connor takes you step-by-step through these drills which are sure to skyrocket your batting average!

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Two Drills that will Skyrocket your Batting Average!


Major League Hitting

Sunday, Jul. 8th 2012

Connor Powers stars in another youtube video, this time trying to help out aspiring baseball players. This video includes three different drills that are designed to help major league hitters hit harder and more often. This is one of the best videos to watch if you are an up-and-coming baseball player and are trying to improve your hitting technique.

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Major League Hitting


Baseball Trick Shots “Connor Powers”

Sunday, Jul. 8th 2012

San Diego Padre’s player Connor Powers shows off his professional batting skills in his latest youtube video. He hits a variety of balls off tees and slow pitches into trash cans, openings in nets, and even hits a camera once! One shot includes two different nets, one used as a trampoline and the other used to bounce the ball into a far away trashcan. These shots are amazing and a must see for any up-and-coming baseball players.

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Baseball Trick Shots “Connor Powers”


Josh Womack Cool Spinning Bat Tricks

Sunday, Jul. 8th 2012

Josh Womack of the Tuscan Toros shows off some of his sick bat spinning tricks. In this 2 minute video, Womack does a variety of different bat spins. This is an excellent video to watch if you are curious what professional baseball players do in their spare time. You might even be able to learn some new tricks that you can try out yourself!

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Josh Womack Cool Spinning Bat Tricks


Learning to hit the curve ball

Sunday, Jul. 8th 2012

The curve ball is one of many pitches used in the baseball game today. in order to learn how to hit the curve ball you have to start playing baseball at an early age, go to baseball camps, watch videos, talk to professional baseball players about what makes them successful in hitting the curve ball. professional teams have scouts that scout their opponents. this helps the teams know what to expect when they face their opponent on the baseball field.

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Learning to hit the curve ball


RightView Pro Lesson: Pujols vs. Pujols

Sunday, Jul. 8th 2012

Video analysis proves its power to teach. This video has a comparison of two videos taken during career of Albert Pujols. In showing how this Los Angeles Angels first baseman holds his bat during the first third of his swing it demonstrates the importance of keeping the hands inside the elbows as long as possible. By increasing flexibility in the swing, it reaches beyond the strike zone to connect more often. As important as this is for Pujols it is more important for coaches to use the technology of Rightview Pro to individualize their training.

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RightView Pro Lesson: Pujols vs. Pujols


Increase Your Child’s Batting Average with this Hitting Drill

Wednesday, Jul. 4th 2012

A young baseball player can correct most of his or her poor batting habits with a specific hitting exercise. Baseball Coaching Tips’ Jack Perconte describes the steps of the exercise with text and illustrations. The general procedure involves using a ball on a batting tee. Starting from the correct stance, the player practices hitting the stationary ball by moving the shoulders, hips, and arms in the proper order.

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Increase Your Child’s Batting Average with this Hitting Drill


Pitch location

Friday, Jun. 29th 2012

This article is about the mechanics of hitting a baseball. The process is taught based on where the ball is compared to the batter. If the ball is inside, outside, or up, the instructor explains where the barrel of the bat should be directed. Also he explains the correlation that the beginning of the swing has with the connection of the bat to the ball.

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Pitch location


How To Fix The Three Most Common Hitting Mistakes

Friday, Jun. 29th 2012

Young baseball players typically exhibit three examples of poor hitting form. Fortunately, these mistakes can be corrected through practice. The first mistake, overstride, is corrected by moving the front foot no further than the length of the bat. The second mistake, lunging, is corrected by leading with one’s lower body. The third mistake, rolling wrists, is corrected by keeping one’s balance over both feet.

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How To Fix The Three Most Common Hitting Mistakes


ABCA/Rawlings Players of the Year

Wednesday, Jun. 27th 2012

On June 25th, ABCA and Rawlings released their 2012 Players of the Year. For the NCAA the following players were named: James Ramsey – Div I, Nate Minnich – Div II, and Bruce Maxwell – Div III. In the NJCAA, Jordan Allen was Div I, Tyler Hollick was Div II, and Luke Andrade was Div III. The NAIA player was Miguel Beltran. In the Pacific Association it was Chris Carlson, and for high schol is was Joey Gallo. Congatulations to each of these young men.

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ABCA/Rawlings Players of the Year


Count Awareness

Wednesday, Jun. 27th 2012

Teaching a child or yourself how to play baseball is fairly easy but giving them the knowledge to play the correct way can be tricky unless you are a professional yourself. David Keesee is a coach who has also become an author and can give you some important insight on the count and how to watch the ball. Great read for your kids or yourself. These lessons can help in developing more than skill on the baseball field. Watch his video and you can see for yourself that he knows what he is talking about. Very impressed. Took it to the ball park with my son. Take some time and read this amazing book and “keep your eye on the ball”.

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Count Awareness


Rotational Mechanics?

Wednesday, Jun. 27th 2012

Rotational mechanics refers to an area of teaching related to baseball hitting. There are many different definitions of what rotational mechanics is, and all are for the most part correct. The author defines rotational mechanics by several main points: weight transfer, hips before hands, swing through the ball, meet the ball at a 90 degree angle, and finally push through the ball. There are many smaller motions involved with each of these, but the basic premise of rotational mechanics revolves around these points.

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Rotational Mechanics? What is all the fuss about!


A Hitting Tip to Increase Your Batting Average Now?

Wednesday, Jun. 27th 2012

The article was about a great way to improve your batting average very easily. By relaxing your top hand and dominating the swing with your bottom hand, you can dramatically increase your batting average. His tips helped some of his players hit about 15 for 20 which is an excellent average. The overall message was to dominate with the bottom hand and relax the top hand to produce a better average.

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Do You Want a Hitting Tip to Increase Your Batting Average Now?


Do You See the Ball?

Wednesday, Jun. 27th 2012

Often times baseball players will approach the plate with the mindsets of keeping proper form, not striking out, etc. However, having these thoughts run through your head as the pitch comes from the mound can only hurt the overall hitting ability of the player. Instead, the goal is to simply see the ball as it comes towards home plate, whether it is the overall velocity or the way the seams are spinning. Having this mindset at the plate will most definitely achieve those desired hits.

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The Big Secret to Becoming a Better Hitter- Do You See the Ball?