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Get Better Through Observation [ARTICLE]

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When Tiger Woods was a young child and being watched by his father, he would often be put in a high-chair so dad could practice his golf swing. For safety reasons, Tiger's dad didn't...... Continue

2017 ABCA Convention Clinic Speakers [ARTICLE]

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The clinic speakers and topics for the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim have been announced! The American Baseball Coaches Association's 73rd annual meeting begins with the ABCA...... Continue

7 Exercises for Pitchers to Improve Shoulder Strength and Mobility [ARTICLE]

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In baseball, or any other overhead sport, proper shoulder function is critical to performance and longevity. When we get our baseball guys in after a long season to start their off-season training, one of the first...... Continue

Basic Fundamentals of Holding Runners and the Pick-Off [ARTICLE]

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Some of the most effective measures that a pitcher takes when holding runners on base can be accomplished without even throwing the ball. The pitcher's primary objective when...... Continue

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]

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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]

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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]

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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

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