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Cutoff Positioning for a Ball Hit to Left Field [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

As we move into situational defense, we need to address the standard cutoff positioning of the infielders for singles hit to the outfield. This standard...... Continue

Figure 8 Drill for Base Running [ARTICLE]

by Baseball by the Yard on

When baseball players are asked to run at practice, typically it means sprints of various distances before and/or after practice. Sprints are fine but the...... Continue

10 Reasons to Front-Toss [ARTICLE]

by Baseball by the Yard on

There are several ways to practice hitting. Live BP and hitting off a tee are popular ones. All have value but in my opinion and all things considered, front-toss...... Continue

Application of Hitting Drills [ARTICLE]

by USABaseball.com on

A drill is a way of teaching and developing skills through repetition. The best drills not only serve as great tools for skill development, but also...... Continue

How to Deal With Common Baseball Injuries [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

Injuries are part of the game. Playing through pain so that you don't have to leave the lineup is a reality for many ballplayers. Baseball players beat up...... Continue

The Six Mental Game Myths of Great Pitching [ARTICLE]

by Ryan Kramer - Dickinson College on

In my work as a pitching coach, it's becoming more and more standard for me to address, and then strip away, common falsehoods about the mental...... Continue

Hitting - Less Than Two Strikes and With Two Strikes [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Although hitters can find themselves in twelve possible counts, we simplify our hitting approach into two distinct categories: counts with less than...... Continue

Watching for and Avoiding Burnout [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Coaches sometimes joke that there are only two times when they feel stressed-day and night. Although that story represents the extreme case, certainly...... Continue

Hitting - Creating a Routine - Just "Tie Your Shoes" [ARTICLE]

by Baseball by the Yard on

This is the last post in a series of recent posts on the importance of creating a routine as a hitter. The previous posts on the subject are linked...... Continue

Backing Up Plays [ARTICLE]

by USA Baseball on

No matter the level of baseball, errors are a big part of the game. While back-ups may not eliminate errors, they will certainly limit the number of extra bases...... Continue

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