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Baseball Instruction How to Find Good Information

There is no shortage of information on baseball instruction within the millions of pages on the internet. Before the web days, baseball instructional information itself was greatly more valuable than .
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Mental Baseball Instruction Becoming a Mentally Tough Baseball .

The assumption here is that you have either found the title of this article amusing to some extent, or you are looking for information on how to become more mentally tough as an athlete. Maybe both, ..
(June 16, 2008)
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Baseball Swing Parasites and How to Debug Your Game Part 1

Baseball swing parasites are those unseen and sometimes unknown things that affect your performance at the plate in a negative fashion. Without taking care of the parasites, your baseball swing will ..
(June 17, 2008)
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Baseball Swing Parasites and How to Debug Your Game Part 2

If you haven't checked the first article in this three-part series, do a quick search for it. It's the same title, except Part 1. When working on youth baseball drills that focus on the baseball ..
(June 19, 2008)
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Baseball Swing Parasites and How to Debug Your Game Part 3 ..

This is the third article in this three-part series on hitting parasites. Do a quick search for the previous articles to round out the readings. The first two articles dealt with parasites of the ..
(June 22, 2008)
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Baseball Drills Infield Crispness is Key

A crisp infield during a game is inspiring and motivating for all on the team. It's also uninspiring for the other team if they don't match the same level of snap, zip, and crispness. A team of ..
(June 23, 2008)
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Baseball Swing How to Hit Slow Pitching

I was asked to come work with a youth baseball team recently which was struggling with hitting slow pitching. The coach told me prior to the practice that frustration within his lineup was at an all ..
(June 24, 2008)
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Youth Baseball Drills Pitching in the Tunnel

Many times young pitchers tend to open the front side of their body much too soon when delivering a pitch. In order to fix this problem I use a nifty tunnel analogy. Picture it this way. Let's say ..
(June 25, 2008)
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Baseball Drills Steal All You Want Off Lefties

Good base runners and base stealers begin looking for cues to help them advance to the next base way before they set foot on the base paths. Many players sit and watch for patterns within the game, ..
(June 30, 2008)
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Baseball Swing Mechanics Tip A Different Two Strike Approach

I might have a slightly different approach for hitting a baseball with two strikes than most coaches, especially at the younger level. The short of it is that I work with hitters in being offensive ..
(July 01, 2008)
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Youth Baseball Drills Teaching the Relay Process

You've all seen the scenario dozens of times. A ball is hit into the outfield with a runner on first base. The outfielder picks the ball up and tries to get the base runner at third base. The ball ..
(July 02, 2008)
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Hitting a Baseball Using the Yoda Secret

Luke Skywalker took training from Yoda in the epic series, Star Wars (like I had to mention what movie Yoda was from). To put it bluntly, Luke was horrible at it for the first while! He didn't see ..
(July 03, 2008)
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Baseball Drills - Creating Bat Lag Vs Bat Drag

Baseball terminology should be a class taught in college. Maybe I'm more aware of all of the different terms because it's a game I'm most familiar with, or maybe there is just an extraordinary amount .
(June 10, 2008)
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Baseball Swing: The Best Way To Hit A Curveball

Good curveballs are tough to hit, period. The best piece of advice I can give for becoming a good curveball hitter is to become a good fastball hitter. Let that sink in for a minute. Youth pitchers ..
(May 27, 2008)
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Hitting A Baseball - Use The Gaps Please

How do you tell if a hitter is creating the correct energy and movement at bat? One simple way (there are obviously more technical ways) is to observe where most of the balls are traveling while ..
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Allowing Failure In Youth Baseball Drills

I'm sure you have heard the words, “practice makes perfect". Or, “perfect practice makes perfect". And while I enjoy the utopian view that someday I'll get to coach the perfect team, or ..
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Baseball Instruction - How's That Mental Game?

So many times the only skills worked on in practice have to do with improving the physical part of the game. It's necessary, but how much of baseball instruction is spent on the mental side of the ..
(May 21, 2008)
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Baseball Instruction - Hitting Your Cut Off Man

The next time you are at a youth baseball game, count the amount of times the throw comes in from the outfield and travels far over the head of an infielder to it's destination. Next, count how many ..
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Youth Baseball Drills - Bullet Proofing That Devilish First ..

One of the trickiest defensive situations for younger teams is the runners on first and third situation. You know the scenario. The guy on first base leaves early, or walks off first base in the ..
(May 14, 2008)
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Hitting A Baseball - Finding The Root Cause Of A Mechanics ..

There is nothing more frustrating for a hitter than having a mechanical problem with the baseball swing and not knowing what the issue is or how to find a solution. While I don't have the ability ..
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Understanding the Baseball Swing

If I asked you to give a five minute lecture on hitting mechanics start to finish, could you do it? If the answer is yes, then you've undoubtedly done some research on the baseball swing. If the ..
(May 13, 2008)
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Baseball Instruction - Is it Just Your Imagination?

Have you even been up to bat or on the mound and wanted to hide? Just maybe crawl under the plate, or peel back the pitching rubber and slip underneath for a bit and let someone else deal with the ..
(May 11, 2008)
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