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The Suicide Squeeze - Parts 1 & 2 [ARTICLE]

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At the college and professional levels, you don't see many squeeze plays. However, I have noticed more of them on MLB highlight shows so maybe it's returning to fashion. Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Madden recently put on two squeeze plays on...... Continue

In-Season Training Plan for Baseball Players [ARTICLE]

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Baseball players need to be explosive to repeatedly throw and hit over the course of a season. To do this, you need to train during the season to maintain and even improve your strength, speed and conditioning. (Check out this off-season baseball...... Continue

Pitchers: Throw Harder With This Med Ball Workout [ARTICLE]

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Traditional pitching workouts typically involve dumbbell and/or resistance band exercises focused on specific parts of the throwing motion—e.g., Dumbbell Rows or Resistance Band Scarecrows targeting the back and shoulder. This type of training is...... Continue

A safety tip for batting practice [ARTICLE]

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I heard this batting practice idea from the current head coach at Villanova University (Joe Godri) and I think it is a great one for a number of reasons. It involves moving the shag bucket(s) to a safer location during batting practice. In the...... Continue

Practice Your Baseball Fielding Skills Indoors This Winter [ARTICLE]

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Infield drills are among the easiest drills to perform in a confined space. The drills below require only 50 to 60 feet and are a great way to get started on your defensive practice this winter. ... Continue

Coaching vs Managing [ARTICLE]

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In one of my first days in professional baseball, I got an eye opener about the difference between a coach and a manager. A teammate of mine started a conversation with our manager by saying “Hey Coach, …”. What came next was quite unexpected.... Continue

Every Player's Worst Enemy: The Low Elbow [ARTICLE]


What causes it? How do you prevent it? Is there a cure? ... Continue

Pre-Season Checklists [ARTICLE]

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Before you ever hold your first tryout practice, you need to start compiling and sending out information for the season. Among the things you need to prepare in advance are sign-up sheets, the play-book, and the necessary equipment. This chapter...... Continue

Three Pitching Stats You Need to be Keeping [ARTICLE]

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Traditional pitching statistics (hits, runs, earned runs, strikeouts, etc.) can be very misleading and often do not get to the bottom of why a pitcher succeeds or struggles during an outing. ... Continue

New SAT Grading Scale Released for NCAA and NAIA Initial Eligibility [ARTICLE]


In the spring of 2016, the SAT rolled out a newly formatted exam. As a result, both the NCAA and NAIA recently released revised SAT minimum score requirements, which...... Continue