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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

When you bat after the pitcher [ARTICLE]

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At the levels below pro ball, you may find the pitcher batting anywhere in the line-up. On many high school teams and even some college teams, the pitcher may be one of the best hitters on the team and often is located in the center of...... Continue

Off-Season Baseball Exercises for Your Shoulders [ARTICLE]

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Baseball workouts typically include external and internal rotational shoulder work, along with other shoulder exercises and neutral grip dumbbell bench pressing. But coaches need to gauge how strong and stabilized their athletes are and tailor...... Continue

Base-Coaching Absolutes - Todd Guilliams [ARTICLE]

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1. With runners on base and less than two outs, the coach cannot let the runner at first base get doubled off on a line drive. 2. The coach should remind runners not to let the second baseman tag them on their way to second base with runners on.... Continue

Another Season / New Team [ARTICLE]


As another school year and a new fall season approaches, coaches’ young and old hold high promise for the upcoming season. Even though a team may have returning players, every year a new team evolves. Last year’s chemistry is gone and a new set...... Continue

The Swing: (Lead with Hands) [ARTICLE]

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Begin the swing coming from the load position by bringing the hands forward and down towards the hitting zone. Hands should be brought into the hitting zone, as player begins slight rotation in the hips - do not pull out the front shoulder...... Continue

3 Drills That Improve Agility for Baseball Infielders [ARTICLE]

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The better a baseball infielder's range, the more plays he can make. But range has to be developed through baseball agility drills that work on first-step burst, quickness and acceleration. Here are three drills I use with my infielders at Ashland...... Continue