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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

2 Upper-Body Workouts for Pitchers That Build Strength and Durability [ARTICLE]

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The upper body is crucial to baseball pitching success, because it imparts the force from the legs into the ball. A strong upper body can improve your performance, whereas weakness or injury in this area can limit...... Continue

Improve Fundamentals With These Baseball Catcher Drills [ARTICLE]

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Baseball catchers, from little league to the majors, have the same tasks: receive pitches, block balls in the dirt, throw out base runners, and keep the entire team ready on each play. All catchers, no matter what their level, must develop their...... Continue

5 Steps to Improving Your Batting Skills [ARTICLE]

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The best baseball hitters don't just go up to the plate and hack at the ball. They have a process they follow both mentally and physically to maximize their results. All athletes who participate in our training program or on our team understand...... Continue

Common Pitching Mistakes [ARTICLE]

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Being someone they are not. The first step for a pitcher who wants to be successful is determining what type of pitcher they are instead of focusing on what kind of pitcher they wish to be. By this I mean that the pitcher needs to be honest with hi... Continue

Connective Tissue: The Key to Preventing ACL Injuries [ARTICLE]

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The anterior cruciate ligament is the last thing you want to injure. If you need ACL surgery, you have a 6- to 12-month rehabilitation period ahead of you, and you may not return with the same speed and agility you once had...... Continue

Keep the Batter off Second Base [ARTICLE]

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Today's post is another common strategy also geared towards outfielders. This strategy is to make sure the opposing team has a harder time getting back into a game when they are behind 2 or more runs late in the game. A defensive team uses this...... Continue

Find out if they are bunting [ARTICLE]

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It's the last inning and the score is tied. The lead-off batter gets on first base. If the following batter is not a good hitter, what will happen next is pretty clear cut – a sacrifice bunt. But what if the next batter is a pretty good...... Continue

Improve Your Baseball Speed With This On-Field Workout [ARTICLE]

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When you look at MLB players, some guys are known for their speed, but generally, designated hitters are not swift of foot. As a young, developing player, that may give you the idea that speed isn't necessarily essential in baseball. This could...... Continue

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