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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

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

Stealing Home With Runners on Third and First [ARTICLE]

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The first priority for the defense is to hold the runner at third when the runner at first tries to steal. Due to this emphasis, the runner at third base must read the defense well, anticipating their movement and throws. Guessing the defense's...... Continue

Pre-Season Baseball Throwing Program for a Healthy and Durable Arm [ARTICLE]

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It's no longer a secret that youth sports injuries are an epidemic on the rise, and injuries related to baseball throwing and pitching are at the forefront. Every spring, baseball players break out their gear and immediately put the pedal to the...... Continue

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