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The Hidden Pitch Count That's Causing Tommy John Surgeries [ARTICLE]

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The possibility of needing Tommy John surgery is a dark cloud that hangs over baseball players, especially pitchers and catchers. Some wonder when, not whether, they will have to...... Continue

Brian O'Connor On Culture And Competing [ARTICLE]

by Inside Pitch Online on

The head coach at the University of Virginia since 2004, Brian O'Connor is a five-time ACC Coach of the Year and three-time national coach of...... Continue

Eight Ways to Get a Quality At-Bat [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Clearly defining for players exactly what a quality at-bat is helps them understand clearly how they can contribute to the offense. Our program has identified eight ways to earn a quality at-bat...... Continue

Increase Your Pitching Velocity With These 3 Exercises [ARTICLE]

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Often when athletes are figuring out how to increase their pitching velocity, they leave out a key component. Yes, they should be squatting to build up their legs and doing rotational med...... Continue

Assessing Your Personnel [ARTICLE]

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After assessing players' ability level, coaches can start to place players into groups with similar skill levels. For example, creating two groups with names such as "deer" for the speed group...... Continue

Bunt - Kill Zone vs Sacrifice [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

The kill zone is an area located adjacent to the foul lines 25 to 35 feet (7.6 to 10.6 m) from home plate and approximately 10 feet (3 m) wide (figure 6.3). A skilled bunter can place a drag bunt or a sacrifice bunt in this kill zone. A bunt...... Continue

How to Warm Up Without a Bullpen [ARTICLE]

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I've written a number of posts about the need for all pitchers to warm-up properly before games. One of the biggest mistakes pitchers make is not warming up correctly. This is why many pitchers...... Continue

The 4 Fundamentals of Hitting a Baseball [ARTICLE]

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You've probably heard someone say, "hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in sports." They weren't lying. Hitting a baseball is no easy task, and it gets harder and harder the older you get. By the time you reach high school...... Continue

A Quick In-Season Ab and Arm Workout for Baseball Players [ARTICLE]

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As the baseball and softball seasons gear up, it can be hard to find time to hit the weight room to maintain core, lower- and upper-body strength. But building strength in these areas is important to develop a powerful swing and prevent...... Continue

Practicing Baseball and Rehearsing Baseball [ARTICLE]

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When people in a play are getting ready for the performance, they don't say, "I'm going to practice." They say, "I'm going to rehearsal." Many people would use those two words interchangeably and would see any difference between the...... Continue

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