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  • Individual Position Work - Outfield

    Published on: 2015-06-22

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Outfield |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Outfield Priorities Drill

    Published on: 2015-06-22

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Command & Priority |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Pitchers Fielding Their Positions- Fielding Bunts

    Published on: 2015-06-22

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Fielding |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Pitcher Fielding Their Positions #2 - Cover 1st Base

    Published on: 2015-06-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Fielding |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Pitcher Fielding Their Positions #1 - Comebackers To The Mound

    Published on: 2015-06-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Fielding |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Team Relay Drill

    Published on: 2015-06-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Run Team Practices |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Rundown Rotation Without Runner

    Published on: 2015-06-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Team Play |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Rundown Rotation With Runner

    Published on: 2015-06-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Team Play |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Rundown Rotation With Runner And Tag

    Published on: 2015-06-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Team Play |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Infield Outfield Session

    Published on: 2015-06-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Run Team Practices |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Youth Drill - Tagging Up From 3B

    Published on: 2015-05-25

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Base Running Combo Drill

    Published on: 2015-05-25

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Youth Straight Line Running Drill

    Published on: 2015-05-25

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Youth Back And Forth Cone Drill With Balls

    Published on: 2015-05-25

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Youth Back And Forth Cone Drill

    Published on: 2015-05-25

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Youth Lateral Shuffle Drill

    Published on: 2015-05-25

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Youth Around The Horn Drill

    Published on: 2015-05-25

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Team Play |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
  • Kids Fence Drill

    Published on: 2015-05-22

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Zack Roper
    Zack Roper shows us a fence drill, using a tee, a dowel rod and a wiffle ball.  This drill is a different way for the younger players to focus on one or two specific tasks while hitting off the tee.  This hitting drill provides variations on using the tee and keeps them focused on the basics.
  • Youth Limbo Drill

    Published on: 2015-05-22

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Zack Roper
  • T Ball High Five Drill

    Published on: 2015-05-22

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Zack Roper
  • Pitching Inside

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Chuck Hernandez
  • Head Settling In Target

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Tony Thomas
  • Breaks and Starts

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Tony Thomas
  • Stealing Second Leads

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Tony Thomas
  • Low T Drill

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Tony Thomas
  • High T Drill

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Tony Thomas
  • Sliding At Home

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
  • Squeeze Play

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
  • Contact Reads At 3B

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
  • Advancing Two Bases

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
  • Hit And Run Leads

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
  • Delay Steals

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
  • Know The Situation

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
  • How Not To Get Picked Off

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
  • How to Steal 2nd Base off a Lefty

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
  • How to Steal 2nd Base off a Righty

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
  • Popups In The Sun

    Published on: 2015-05-21

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
  • T Ball - Stay in Front Of The Ball

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • T Ball - Teaching No Fear

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • T Ball - Stepping Towards Your Target

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Teach Young Kids Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • T Ball - Basic Throwing

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Teach Young Kids Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • T Ball - Grip & A Tip On Hitting Off The Tee

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Teach Young Kids Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • T Ball - Stance In Batters Box

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Teach Young Kids Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Bat Selection for Kids

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Teach Young Kids Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Pick the Best Position For A Kid To Succeed

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Coaching Philosophies |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • T Ball - Catching Above and Below The Waist

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • T Ball - Throwing Overhand

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Teach Young Kids Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • T Ball - Learn The Positions

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Teach Young Kids Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • T Ball - Run The Bases

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Teach Young Kids Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • What to Expect in a T Ball Game

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Teach Young Kids Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Teach Kids Fair Foul Rules

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Teach Young Kids Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Teach Kids Sportsmanship

    Published on: 2015-05-20

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Coaching Philosophies |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Getting To The Ready Position

    Published on: 2015-04-16

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/3rd Baseman |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    David Magadan discusses the proper way to get to the ready position. David talks about balance, foot positioning, and body height. David likes everyone to be on the balls of the feet, taking a little hop into a balance based ready position. This tip will ensure your 3d Baseman are ready to make the play.
  • Fence Drill for First Step Quickness

    Published on: 2015-04-16

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/3rd Baseman |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    David Magadan discusses the importance of first step quickness and how to improve that quickness. David discusses a fence drill that can be used for corner fielders, but especially the third basemen. David discusses the coverage area required for playing the hot corner and how this drill can improve reaction time, recovery time and decision making process. This type of drill can improve quickness at the corners to ensure that you can make the plays that others cannot.
  • When to Make a Break to The First Base

    Published on: 2015-04-16

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/1st Baseman |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    Dave Magadan discusses how and when to make a break to the first base. Dave suggests making the break to the bag as early as possible, in order to give the infielders a target as early as possible. Turn your back on the play and head to the bag as early as possible ensures you will find the bag, give a target and prevent needless injury by putting your feet in t he wrong position, possibly exposing yourself to needless injury.
  • Catchers Plate Positioning

    Published on: 2015-04-16

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Strategy |
    Instructor: Mike Difelice
    Catchers Plate Positioning
  • Zig Zag Cone Shuffle Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-16

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly shows us the zig zag cone shuffle drill. This drill develops eye-hand coordination, footwork, agility, and lower body movements associated with any infield position. This drill builds a great foundation for younger infielders.
  • Catch And Throw Transition Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-16

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly shows us a catch and throw transition drill. This barehand drill is a repetition drill which can be done solo or with partners. This drill can be a fun way to develop skills and confidence in younger players, building a strong foundation for good footwork, quickness and soft hands.
  • Grounder Quick Transition Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-16

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly shows a quick transition drill for infielders. This drill can be done anywhere and builds repetitions on basic infielder skill movements. An easy drill for infielders of any age.
  • Flip And Catch Quick Hands Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-16

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly shows us a flip and catch drill. This drill is used for infielders to develop quick hands in the catching and transfer of the baseball for throwing. A great drill for players of any age who want to improve quickness and coordination.
  • Barehand Backhand Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-16

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly shows and demonstrates the barehand backhand drill. This drill puts it all together, angle to the ball, head over the ball, throwing foot back, glove hand on the ground, then positioning to throw. This drill will build confidence and basic skills for younger players.
  • Bare-hand Glove-side Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-16

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly shows us the bare-hand glove-side drill. This drill focuses on receiving the ground ball, keeping the body aligned, hand in front, inside the back foot and transitioning to a the throwing position.
  • Range Circle Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly shows us the range circle drill. This drill is designed to develop greater range for infielders. This drill requires the infielder to go through pre-pitch setup and make reactionary steps around the circle. This drill requires constant movement and rapid footwork, developing quick feet and soft hands. An excellent drill to teach younger players proper footwork.
  • Responsibilities at Various Stations

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/State of Mind |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
  • Hip Rotation

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
  • Finishing The Swing

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
  • Squash The Bug Theory

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
  • Staying Back

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
  • Letting The Ball Travel

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Balance & Rhythm |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
  • Swing Down

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
  • Swing Sequence

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
  • Load And Stride

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
  • Square Stance

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
  • Proper Way To Get Into The Batters Box

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
    A series of videos where coach Rob Ducey teaches hitting mechanics in a step by step fashion that is easy for everyone to understand how to hit a baseball.
  • Charging Hard Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly shows us the charging hard drill for young outfielders and infielders. Kevin discusses the importance of charging the ball, catching it on the glove side, catching the ball in front and building momentum through the ball. This drill will build proficiency and confidence in young players.
  • Routine Ground Ball Angles

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly shows us the Routine Ground Ball Angles Drill that will help build fundamentals which will put the body and feet behind the baseball so that fielders can move through the ball. Properly fielding of the routine ground ball is a fundamental that will enhance any infielders play.
  • Reactionary Angles Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly discusses reactionary angles for all positions within the infield and outfield. Kevin further demonstrates the concept with a reaction drill which can develop correct first step angles for catching the baseball. This drill can be used for both infielders and outfielders.
  • Youth Glove Hand Open Hips Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly shows us a Glove Hand Open Hips Drill for infielders which promotes diagonal movement. This agility drill will teach infielders quickness and agility, improving range and confidence in being a more mobile infielder.
  • Lateral To A Forward Direction

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly shows us an agility drill for infielders. This drill utilizes a lateral movement and combines it with a change of direction forward, moving the body through the ball. Younger players will develop confidence, quickness and agility in this basic drill.
  • Kids Side To Side Fielding Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
  • Kids Two Handed No Glove Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
  • "Simon Says" Hitting Drill for Kids

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
  • Kids Pop-up Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
  • Pick Up The Ball Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
  • Kids Ready Position Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
  • Basic Fielding Drill for Kids

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
  • Catcher Foot Work

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Receiving & Blocking |
    Instructor: John Schneider
  • Pre-Pitch Lateral Movement Warmup

    Published on: 2015-04-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly shows us a pre-pitch lateral movement warm-up drill that will develop good footwork for infielders. This drill will develop sound footwork, quickness and greater range for younger players. Younger players will develop good sense of what pre-pitch preparation is all about.
  • Chapter 6 - Fielding Bunts

    Published on: 2015-04-14

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Receiving & Blocking |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Pre-Pitch And Glove Positioning

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Tony Thomas
    Great plays aren't made because players are good. Tony Thomas discusses pre-pitch and glove positioning defensive preparation. Tony talks about foot positioning, stance, glove positioning, eye tracking, hop and crepe walk-into that will enable elimination of ramp-up and decrease errors in the infield. Tony nails this tip proving that great plays are made because players prepare.
  • Correct Footwork While Approaching the Ball

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Tony Thomas
    All plays in the infield are made with the feet. Tony Thomas talks about correct footwork while approaching the ball, where to align your body, breakdown and momentum through the baseball, to ensure you can get even the fastest runner out. This fielding tip will enhance all team infield play and ensure you get more outs from the infield.
  • Single To Left Field Nobody On

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Single |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Mike Billek and Sam Perlozzo discuss team fielding responsibilities for a line drive or ground ball hit directly to the left fielder. This basic play "Single To Left Field Nobody On" is a must for team defense.
  • Alternative Foot Positions to Maximize Coverage at 1B

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/1st Baseman |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    David Magadan gives us his personal tips and techniques used by first basemen to maximize coverage at 1B. David discusses how to get to the bag, maximize your catch range, receive the ball and use your footwork to create throwing lanes for all infield plays to first base. A great discussion for advance first base play with a lot of great content.
  • Alternative Position to Hold A Runner at First Base

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/1st Baseman |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    David Magadan gives us the inside track on how to hold a runner at first base. David discusses proper set-up, covering the hole, applying the tag and creating a clear path to the ball in anticipation of the throw from the pitcher into the runner. This video gives the defensive player a distinct advantage, improving range, better chance for a pick-off and more put-outs at first base.
  • Ich Ni Son - One Two Three Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Orestes Destrade
    Orestes Destrade uses skills he learned while playing in Japan to incorporate a systematic approach to hitting. This three step "Ich Ni Son - One Two Three Drill" can be used for individual or team training. This drill will build good muscle memory and ensure that hitting becomes a natural progression of body movement, no matter where the ball is thrown. A great repetitive drill for players of all ages.
  • 10x Zoom - Get Focused on the Pitcher

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Orestes Destrade
    Orestes Destrade helps hitters get focused on the pitcher as the pitcher delivers the ball. This technique uses the body's natural tendencies of eye focus which will help hitters see and recognize the pitch much earlier. This tip should increase the chance of putting the ball in play, especially in the older divisions, where pitching is more developed.
  • Turning Two Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Orestes Destrade
    Orestes Destrade uses a fielding drill for middle infielders as an analysis for hitting mechanics. Using balance, weight transfer, take-back, throwing the hands and follow through Orestes describes the entire hitting process. This "Turning Two Drill" will make hitting simple for the middle infielders to understand. The great thing about this drill is that it can be done anywhere. A special bonus for aspiring switch hitters to be able to visualize their swing process from both sides.
  • KNOB

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Orestes Destrade
    Orestes Destrade uses the acronym KNOB to help hitters with keeping the bat in the hitting zone longer. This tip enables the hitter to retain 100% plate coverage, keeping nose on the ball and move the hands and bat so that the bat is not wrapping around the ball. Hitters will benefit by being able to foul off bad pitches and be selective, in hitting the choice pitch.
  • Follow Your Shot

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Orestes Destrade
    Orestes Destrade uses the basketball tip, "follow your shot" with baseball hitting mechanics. This tip reminds hitters to follow-through following contact with the ball. The follow-through provides extra power and pop in the swing, especially on hitting the inside pitch. All hitters will benefit from following this tip, by putting more power in their swing.
  • "Hips Don't Lie" - How to Move the Hips in a Proper Swing

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Orestes Destrade
    Orestes Destrade uses the popular entertainer Shakira lyrics to demonstrate how to move the hips in a proper swing. Using this drill will ensure the "hips don't lie" and the swing mechanics are there to create the perfect swing. Every hitter should watch this video tip and use the hips properly, creating a more powerful swing.
  • Heel to Toe

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Orestes Destrade
    Orestes Estrada gives us the "Heel to Toe" drill that will keep hitters from pulling off the ball, one of the most common errors with all hitters. This drill keeps the stance closed, enabling the front side to be closed, developing more power and ensuring 100% plate coverage. This drill will ensure all of the power goes behind the baseball. Your hitters will love what they can do.
  • How to Grip the Bat - I'm All Thumbs

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Speed & Power |
    Instructor: Orestes Destrade
    Orestes Destrade shows us how to grip the bat using the mantra "I'm all thumbs." Orestes shows us how using the entire hand, wrapping the thumbs around your middle finger, closing the hand completely. This increases the resistance of the bat and develops a stronger resistance when striking the baseball.
  • From Ear to Here Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Orestes Destrade
    Orestes Destrade shows us how to do the "From Ear to Here" drill for hitters. This drill will keep the swing flat, ensuring we have the bat in the strike zone for the longest amount of time. Orestes shows us how to keep the swing short instead of long and around the baseball instead of through, point A to point B, just like a boxer throwing the punch direct instead of around his opponent. This is an excellent tip for those hitters who have longer swings and are not keeping the bat in the zone. Implementing this tip will improve your batting average and increase consistent contact.
  • Be Quiet to Be Loud

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Orestes Destrade
    Orestes Destrade tells us how to use the oxymoronic phrase, be quiet to be loud, to get hitters in the right frame of mind. A systematic approach, from load, to stride to explosion moves everything from quiet to loud. After viewing this video, hitters will become the quiet ninja in order to be quick and loud when hitting the baseball.
  • Swinging Down vs Swinging Through

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
    Rob Ducey talks to us about swinging down vs swinging through the baseball. Rob clarifies why swinging through the baseball enables the hitter to keep the bat in the hitting zone as quickly as possible and for the greatest amount of time. This technique enables hitters to hit more types of pitches and pitches at different velocities. Using this philosophy will increase individual and team batting averages and is what all successful hitters do at every level of play.
  • Weight Transfer Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
    Rob Ducey makes us aware of how to do a proper weight transfer. Using this two step weight transfer drill, also called walk through drill, enables the hitter to develop a great feel for a true weight transfer. This drill is a great way to help hitters who have a tendency to keep their weight on the backside and will enable every player to generate more power. This drill will enable players to make the Load and Transfer mechanic a reality.
  • Shoulder Hip Connection

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
    Rob Ducey clarifies how "staying inside the ball" can be done in a natural way. Rob breaks down how to make the shoulder hip connection, rotating the hip, staying inside the baseball naturally, putting the lower half to work, hands toward the pitcher and incrementally through the entire swing. Robs understanding of this hitting mechanic enables him to break this mechanic down into an easily understood steps for any level of play.
  • Partner Fielding Basics Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly continues to build the basics for the younger players and a review of basic skills for the older players. This "Partner Fielding Basics Drill"can be used for either team or individual instruction. Players will learn to establish a good base, hands out in front, fanny down, thumbs together pointing forward, glove hand on bottom, throwing hand on top, knees bent and looking the ball into the hands. Learning how to employ this drills will increase the number of repetitions and develop positive muscle memory. A great foundation for the basic fielding position.
  • Target Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly gives us the "Target Drill", an innovative way to teach young players how to build on the arm motion drills by adding good footwork, arm position, grip, fingers behind the ball. This can be used individually or with a team...Kevin speaks specifically to younger players with smaller hands, keeping the elbow up, including body movement, footwork and hand on top of the baseball. This drill will increase throwing accuracy and enable younger players to feel more confident in their throws.
  • Field Goal Drill With A Circle

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly continues with drills designed for setting a great foundation for younger players. This video tip is a continuation of the "Field Goal Drill" by adding the arm circle motion for proper throwing mechanics. Players will developed a more accurate throw, more relaxed throw. Younger players will enjoy this step by step approach, giving them success and more confidence.
  • Field Goal Drill

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Kevin Skelly
    Kevin Skelly breaks down this throwing foundation drill for the youngest player. This Field Goal drill will instill good habits in the throwing basics. Kevin discusses the grip, arm slot, fingers behind the ball, elbow even with the shoulder, snapping the wrist and making muscle memory.
  • Double play feeds from the shortstop

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Short Stop |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Jody Reed discusses double play feeds from the shortstop position to 2B. Remembering the getting one with a bonus philosophy Jody discusses the underhand, stroke throw, and stroke throw moving away from the bag. Jody summarizes and demonstrates all three techniques. This will keep those base runners off the bag and eliminate getting runners in scoring position.
  • Double Play Mentality

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Team Play |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Jody Reed discusses two times when failing to get outs creates havoc on the diamond. This video tip discusses the overall double play mentality, now referring to the play as an out with a bonus. The overall value of the out cannot be diminished.
  • How to turn the double play feed from 2B

    Published on: 2015-04-09

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Short Stop |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Jody Reed provides information about shortstop play on how to turn the double play feed from 2B. This video follows the philosophy of getting the lead runner out. Jody tells the shortstop to act as if he's a first baseman, focusing on the first out, instead of focusing on the second out. Arrive at the point of the bag, ensuring that you have maximum coverage around the bag to be ready for a bad throw. Getting outs at second base will avoid the big inning and eliminate runs scoring!
  • Fun Drill to Help Kids Catch A Fly Ball

    Published on: 2015-04-02

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Keeping the fun and teaching at the same time, that is an easy trick. Coach Sam Perlozzo shares a simple fun drill, the "Cue Ball Drill", that help young kids concentrate more to catch a fly ball and still have fun. This drill can be used with a team as a game or simply between you and your kids at your backyard.
  • Slug Bunt - The Weapon Against Bunt Plays

    Published on: 2015-03-26

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    This slug isn't edible! Jody Reed discusses a very potent weapon to use against bunt plays. Jody talks us through a live scenario and the step by step actions for an effective slug bunt. Approach, ball placement, hand movement, bat positioning and contact are detailed. Coaches and players will benefit from learning this potent weapon against bunt plays.
  • Squeeze Bunt

    Published on: 2015-03-26

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Jody Reed provides key insight one of the most exciting plays in baseball, the squeeze bunt. Jody reminds us about key facets such as timing, location in the box, placement of the ball and the bunt first-run second mantra that will enhance your skills. Jody stresses the importance of making contact, even when there is a bad pitch, ensuring the runner scores!
  • Nuances Of A Push Bunt for A Right Handed Hitter

    Published on: 2015-03-26

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Confused about the push bunt? Jody Reed takes us through the nuances of a push bunt for a right handed hitter. Jody defines the handwork, legwork and location required to create an infield hit, in a teachable manner that every player and coach can learn. Working the legs, hands and positioning to bring results...runners on base.
  • Timing and Positioning Differences

    Published on: 2015-03-26

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Jody Reed reviews how to bunt for base hits using the classic drag bunt. Jody differentiates and builds on the sacrifice bunt segments, illustrating that timing and positioning differences are keys in the two bunt techniques. This tips will enable hitters to put the ball in play and get on base in critical game situations, setting the table for the big inning!
  • Where To Bunt The Ball

    Published on: 2015-03-26

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Where To Bunt The Ball? Jody Reed discusses positioning the sacrifice bunt from a strategic standpoint in a way that even the youngest player can understand. Jody stresses the importance of putting the ball in the location that will make the defense do what you need them to do to move the runners in scoring position. Bunt First, Run Second is the mantra for the sacrifice and Jody gets us there.
  • Bat Angle, Grip And Hand Position

    Published on: 2015-03-26

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Part 2 of Jody Reed's series of tips on bunting stresses the importance of bat angle, grip and hand position, which will enhance player safety and build confidence, clearing the hand away from the hitting surface and stopping the all too familiar bunting a pop-up, increasing the chance of a successful bunt. This tip is a confidence builder for younger players.
  • Feet And Shoulder Position For Bunting

    Published on: 2015-03-26

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Jody Reed covers the essentials of feet and shoulder position for bunting as well as balance when executing a sacrifice bunt. Key tips on body positioning, location in the box and balance which enhances full plate coverage and protection of the batter while bunting. This video is a great foundation for other bunting techniques and will create a more confident player when asked to execute the sacrifice bunt.
  • Hardest Pitch for Catchers to Handle - Inside Sinker

    Published on: 2015-03-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Receiving & Blocking |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
    This tip discusses the hardest pitch for catchers to handle. The inside sinker or hard slider from the left hander are hard to receive for even the most experienced catcher. Catchers are instructed on how to position their hands and elbow in order to free up their catching hand to be able to move and catch the slider/sinker breaking hard and inside on the batter. Tucking the knee and keeping the elbow down, prevents injury and improves the strike ratio on this important pitch.
  • Blocking Fundamentals

    Published on: 2015-03-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Receiving & Blocking |
    Instructor: Josh Paul
    When blocking balls in the dirt, what are the basic fundamentals a catcher must utilize to make sure the ball stays in front of them? Coach Josh Paul describes the basic fundamentals of effectively blocking balls in the dirt and how glove positioning , as well as head and shoulder positioning ensures blocked balls stay in front of the catcher.
  • Catching Pop Ups

    Published on: 2015-03-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Receiving & Blocking |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
    John Tamargo takes us through a step by step process of what every catcher must do on catching pop ups near the plate. Which way do I turn? Where do I catch the ball? How do I keep from overrunning the ball? All of these questions are answered in this informative tip.
  • Handle Catchers Face Mask for Pop-ups

    Published on: 2015-03-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Strategy |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
    John Tamargo discusses what to do with the catchers face mask during pop-up plays. John's discussion keeps the catcher from having the mask interfere with the play or stepping on the mask. How to grasp the mask, positioning the feet and tossing the mask in the right direction will enable catchers to make more plays on those pop-ups near the plate.
  • Catchers' Equipment

    Published on: 2015-03-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Strategy |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
    Everyone should watch this video before spending one dime on catchers' equipment. John Tamargo discusses proper equipment, the tools of the trade for the catcher. How to wear the gear and how to adjust it so it fits properly, preventing injury, enabling and enhancing movement for catchers. John discusses types of masks and the advantages of each one. John urges the players to make the equipment part of you.
  • Two Indoor Drills

    Published on: 2015-03-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Drills |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
    John Tamargo shows us two indoor drills specifically designed for catchers that can be done inside, anytime, without moving the furniture. First drill shows the catcher how to toss the ball in the air and catch it with a four seam grip, ready to throw. The second drill practices picking up the ball in such a way that the catcher is ready to make a throw. These drills will give your catcher an extra edge in making those big plays.
  • Calling The Game - Pitch Selection

    Published on: 2015-03-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Strategy |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
    Catcher calling your game? John Tamargo discusses how catchers can read the hitter and determine what pitches will work to the catchers advantage based on where the hitter stands in the box. Up in the box, hitter doesn't like off speed, back of the box, hitter has trouble with fast ball and wants to have more reaction time. Hands low, hands high, crowding the plate, off the plate, John discusses what these stances may mean in pitch selection. Your catchers will want to learn from this video tip.
  • Double Play Footwork

    Published on: 2015-03-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Strategy |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
    John Tamargo covers the footwork skills required for the catcher to turn a double play with bases loaded and the infield in to cut down the runner at home. John explains how the catcher gets himself into position to make an athletic play, being mindful of the runner coming from third. Using this technique keeps the catcher out of the play at home and enables him to turn two at a critical point in the game.
  • Bring Every Pitch Back to The Middle

    Published on: 2015-03-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Receiving & Blocking |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
    John Tamargo provides us a tip on how to receive the ball in a way that brings every pitch back to the middle, giving us a greater chance of it being called a strike. John discusses alternate methods of framing and illustrates how this tip is one that will give the umpire a great look at the pitch and develop a much higher ratio of strikes to balls. Johns method develops a much softer receiving technique and ensures the hands aren't hard and mechanical. A great technique for all levels of play.
  • Catch the Pitches to the Backhand Side

    Published on: 2015-03-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Stance |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
    In this video John Tamargo shows us how positioning of the feet by the catcher can increase his ability to catch the pitches to the backhand side. John gives us an important tip on what traditionally has been a square to the plate foot positioning taught by many coaches. John shows that by pointing the backhand side foot out toward the foul line, instead of square to the plate increases the catcher's reach and his ability to shift his body for blocking and gloving the backhand side pitch. A must for younger catchers.
  • Late Game Strategy

    Published on: 2015-03-18

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Strategy |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
    John Tamargo discusses important late game strategy for every catcher at every level for late game situations. John shows us the danger of pitching inside and the benefit of using the low and outside part of the plate to make the offense beat you by hitting the ball away from their power to the big part of the field, center and opposite field. Catchers should adjust the defense in the same manner and make the pitcher execute the outside pitch to ensure the batter doesn't hit for power, to ensure the catcher & pitcher can save the win in the late innings by calling the correct pitch and playing the defense.
  • Tip on 1st Baseman's Flip to the Pitcher

    Published on: 2015-03-13

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/1st Baseman |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    Dave Magadan talks to us about the 1st Baseman's flip to the pitcher while making a play at 1st Base. Dave talks about making a short toss, showing the ball to the pitcher and following the throw. Dave's tip ensures that 1st Basemen will make accurate flips and that the pitcher has a greater chance of receiving the ball because he can see and receive it earlier. Make this play every time with this tip.
  • Four Different 2nd Base Double Play Feeds

    Published on: 2015-03-13

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/2nd Baseman |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Jody Reed talks to us about how the 2nd Baseman feeding the ball to the Shortstop to initiate the double play. Again, Jody reminds us that the primary philosophy is to get the force out at second base, with the out at first as a bonus. Jody demonstrates four separate turn techniques, depending on where the ball is fielded by the second baseman. Each of these techniques builds quickness and enables the turn to be more accurate, using the flip throw, power flip, stroke throw, foot replacement and spin. Each of these techniques, produce more accurate throws and quickness which will increase the number of putouts in the middle.
  • Different 2nd Base Double Play Turns

    Published on: 2015-03-13

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/2nd Baseman |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Jody Reed talks to us today about developing four techniques for turning the double play by the 2nd Basemen from the Shortstop and the 3rd Baseman. Jody tells us the philosophy is to get the out at second with the out at first seen as a bonus. Jody discusses positioning, getting to the bag on time, hip alignment, turn-one, turn-two, footwork options and redirect of the front foot. These techniques will enable the second baseman to maintain balance, control and direction, in order to execute the perfect turn. Reading the throw will determine which of the techniques will be used. This video is a foundation for advanced second base play.
  • 4 Infield Depths

    Published on: 2015-03-12

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Positioning |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Jody Reed gives us insights on where and why infielders play in different defensive situations. Ideally someone in the dugout has responsibility for infield depth and positioning. Positions are usually described as 1,2,3 and 4. Jody explains what this nomenclature means and what the infielders are doing defensively at each of these depths. This video will instruct both coaches and players on defensive positioning.
  • Hands Drill For Infielders

    Published on: 2015-03-12

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Jody Reed shows us a drill that every infielder uses his hand to start his day. Jody explains that this stationary drill uses only the glove and eyes. This drill can generate a high number of repetitions. Starting on the knees the infielders take balls without moving their feet, using only their glove and eyes...this drill then progresses to standing. This drill will build confidence in fielders trusting their glove and is a great way to warm up to full fungo fielding.
  • Middle Infielder Coverage

    Published on: 2015-03-12

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/2nd Baseman |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Jody Reed discusses middle infielder coverage of second base. Everyone has seen an infielder cover the bag on a steal and the ball is then hit to the area where the fielder vacated. Jody takes some of the guesswork out of this dilemma. Using the experienced middle infielders to call the coverage for every pitch based on pitch location and batter tendencies. This tip will develop better defensive positioning for your middle infielders, increasing put out opportunities on steals but also defensive outs by the middle infielders.
  • LHH Push Bunt 3B

    Published on: 2015-02-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Jody Reed brings us essential information for one of the most formidable types of bunting weapons, the push bunt by a lefty. This video contains many essentials, just for the left side. Footwork, quickness, and positioning will bring any lefty's success rate skyrocketing. A must view for left side hitters.
  • Drag Bunt

    Published on: 2015-02-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Jody Reed provides left side hitters with an additional weapon the drag bunt. Jody describes and defines in detail the target area, the timing required, the details of the hand and bat movement required to drag the bat through the zone and putting a pace on the ball which will carry it to the success target area. Left handers and their coaches will smile when they master this technique.
  • Legs And Eyes On Bunts

    Published on: 2015-02-15

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Part 3 of Jody Reed's series on bunting culminates with execution. Getting to the ball, maintaining bat angle and tracking the ball will make players at all levels successful and confident that they can bunt the ball, sacrificing themselves, to put that runner in scoring position. This series is a must see!
  • Ready Receiving Stance

    Published on: 2015-02-13

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Stance |
    Instructor: Josh Paul
    In this video, learn how moving from a relaxed stance to a ready stance when there are runners on base allows the catcher to block balls in the dirt more effectively and how the ready stance allows the catcher to position themselves to throw out base runners. Coach Josh Paul describes the basics of the ready receiving stance.
  • Take Charge

    Published on: 2015-02-13

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Signs |
    Instructor: John Schneider
  • Developing Good Footwork When Playing Catch

    Published on: 2015-02-13

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Drills |
    Instructor: John Schneider
  • Blocking Basics

    Published on: 2015-02-13

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Receiving & Blocking |
    Instructor: John Schneider
  • Ways A Catcher Can Give Pitch Signs

    Published on: 2015-02-13

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Signs |
    Instructor: John Schneider
    How does the catcher communicate with the pitcher to make sure they are on the same page as far as what pitch will be thrown? Coach John Schneider describes several ways a catcher can give pitch signs to the pitcher that won't be easily detected by a runner on second base.
  • Receiving Pick-off Throw from Left Handed Pitcher

    Published on: 2015-02-12

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Ryan Howard
    Ryan Howard discusses technique for receiving pick-off throw from left handed pitcher at first base. In this tip, Ryan describes the process of setting up, timing and movement done to gain an advantage on a runner who is stealing on a left handed pitcher at first base. Ryan Howard shows us the details then demonstrates the execution.
  • Approach In The Batters Box

    Published on: 2015-02-12

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Ryan Howard
    Ryan Howard talks about his approach in the batters box. First Ryan says to understand the situation, know the location of the base runners, the number of outs, etc. Ryan tells us to ensure we have swagger, balanced stance, know what the pitcher may be trying to do, always seeking a good pitch to hit. Batters must know where they can hit, based on location, a nice relaxed stance and using the same routine to enter the box. Ryan encourages hitters to be who you are, but try to make good swings and stay positive.
  • Ryan Howard Pre-game Preparation

    Published on: 2015-02-12

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Speed & Power |
    Instructor: Ryan Howard
    Ryan Howard discusses tips on pre-game batting cage preparation. Everything is done with a purpose. Ryan prefers to take the first couple of swings from a T or short toss, with a bat donut on the bat. This develops a good feel for the bat, taking easy swings at first, then taking the donut off...now with the same motion on the swing. The bat will be quicker with the same amount of effort. This drill will promote bat quickness.
  • Underhand Flip

    Published on: 2015-02-12

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Ryan Howard
    Ryan Howard tells us how to field a ground ball and specific underhand flip technique to pass a ball to a pitcher covering first base. Ryan talks about having a stiff wrist, positioning the feet and aligning the body with the base. Ryan prefers fielding the ball low, staying low and then moving high with the toss, following the throw toward the bag...keeping the leg back on the throwing arm. This will increase the accuracy and get those critical outs.
  • Field Goal Drill for Catchers

    Published on: 2015-02-12

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Drills |
    Instructor: John Schneider
    How do you develop the proper arm positioning to allow you as a catcher to maximize your throwing potential? John Schneider demonstrates a drill that will help develop sound mechanics to ensure your arm and your body are in the correct position to make strong and accurate throws to any base.
  • Relaxed Receiving

    Published on: 2015-02-12

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Receiving & Blocking |
    Instructor: Josh Paul
    Being in a relaxed receiving stance allows the catcher to receive balls under control and allows the umpire to view the thrown pitch all the way into the catchers mitt, allowing the opportunity for more strikes to be called. Coach Josh Paul describes the basic fundamentals of being in a relaxed catching stance that allows the catcher to maintain better balance and allow them to receive balls with more control.
  • Relaxed Stance for Catchers

    Published on: 2015-02-12

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Stance |
    Instructor: Josh Paul
    Coach Josh Paul describes the proper body positioning by the catcher that allows them to receive the ball wherever it is thrown. By being in a relaxed stance, the catcher puts themselves in a position to react to a pitch thrown in any location and be able to receive the ball with soft hands.
  • Proper Setup for Giving Signs

    Published on: 2015-02-12

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Signs |
    Instructor: Josh Paul
    How do you put your body in position to make sure only you and the pitcher know what pitch is being thrown to the hitter? Coach Josh Paul describes the proper positioning of your body to block the view of the first and third base coaches, and runners at first base to make sure they cannot steal signs being given to the pitcher.
  • T-Drill for Catchers

    Published on: 2015-02-12

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Drills |
    Instructor: John Schneider
    Coach John Schneider demonstrates T-Drill for Catchers. It emphasizes the proper footwork needed to ensure your feet and lower body is positioned to allow you as a catcher to remain balanced and use your legs in throwing the ball to any base. This drill is recommended for catchers at any level to practice the proper footwork needed to make strong and accurate throws.
  • Receiving & Framing

    Published on: 2015-02-12

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Receiving & Blocking |
    Instructor: John Schneider
    How do you frame the ball, especially borderline strikes, to make these pitches appear to be strikes? John Schneider demonstrates how anticipating where the pitch will be allows the catcher to position themselves to receive borderline strikes that appear as strikes to the umpire.
  • Catcher Setup Position

    Published on: 2015-02-12

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Stance |
    Instructor: John Schneider
    The first step in becoming a catcher is learning the basic catcher setup position. Coach John Schneider describes the Primary Setup Positioning that all catchers must develop to make sure they are fundamentally sound and ready to receive the ball from the pitcher.
  • Windshield Wiper High-Low Drill

    Published on: 2015-02-11

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
    Coach Mike Billek demonstrates a drill designed to help young baseball players learn the proper way to catch the baseball. One of the tougher habits to break for young baseball players is glove positioning, most tend to feel comfortable in keeping their palm to the sky instead of turning the glove over and catching the ball with the fingers up. This drill is an easy and fun way to break those habits, start with a soft ball like a tennis ball until you build up some confidence to use a real baseball.
  • Pre-game One Handed Hitting Drill

    Published on: 2015-02-10

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Chris Coghlan
    Developing good fundamental habits is key to becoming a good consistent hitter. In this video, Chris Coghlan demonstrates two of his favorite pre-game drills that he uses to make sure his swing is ready for game time.
  • Hand Positioning for Bunting

    Published on: 2015-02-10

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Chris Coghlan
    How do you hold the bat when you are bunting? Watch this video as Chris Coghlan explains the basics of holding the bat when bunting for a sacrifice and for a base hit. Proper hand placement builds confidence and having confidence is key to becoming a good bunter.
  • Bunting for a Base Hit

    Published on: 2015-02-10

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Chris Coghlan
    Bunting for a base hit is a lost art in the game of baseball. Coach Chris Coghlan explains the mechanics of becoming a good bunter and being able to place the ball so you can bunt more confidently and successfully.
  • Situational Bunting - Where You Should Bunt the Ball and Why

    Published on: 2015-02-10

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Chris Coghlan
    Your team has a runner on first base, or runners on first and second base. Your coach has given you a sacrifice bunt sign. In this video, Coach Chris Coghlan explains where you should bunt the ball and why.
  • Sacrifice Bunting Mindset & Mechanics

    Published on: 2015-02-10

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Chris Coghlan
    Being a good sacrifice bunter is a selfless act and being a team player. Coach Chris Coghlan discusses that having the right mindset, and using good mechanics will allow you to be a bunter. Watch this video to learn how to become a valuable asset to your team.
  • How to Keep Momentum When Fielding Ground Balls in the Outfield

    Published on: 2015-02-10

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Outfield |
    Instructor: Chris Coghlan
    In playing the outfield, it is very important to keep ground balls hit to you in front of you, and to get the ball back into the infield as quickly as possible. Coach Chris Coghlan shows you how to field the ground balls and create a quick crow-hop that will allow you to quickly get the ball back into the infield with a strong and accurate throw.
  • Outfield Routes

    Published on: 2015-02-10

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Outfield |
    Instructor: Chris Coghlan
    Coach Chris Coghlan demonstrates a drill that will allow you as an outfielder to develop correct and efficient routes to catch more fly balls.
  • Reading the Ball Off the Bat

    Published on: 2015-02-10

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Outfield |
    Instructor: Chris Coghlan
    Reading the ball of the bat is one of the hardest skills to learn in playing the outfield. Coach Chris Coghlan provides some tips on how to position yourself so you can properly read how hard and how far the ball will likely travel so you can get into position to make the catch.
  • Bunting for Beginners

    Published on: 2014-12-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/The Lost Art of Bunting |
    Instructor: Randy Fierbaugh
  • Chapter 5 - Long Toss Program

    Published on: 2014-12-10

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Gil Patterson
  • Chapter 4 - Bullpen Routine

    Published on: 2014-12-10

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Gil Patterson
  • Chapter 6 - Sliding at All Bases

    Published on: 2014-12-10

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Proper Arm Path

    Published on: 2014-12-08

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Healthy Arm |
    Instructor: Roy Halladay
    Future Hall of Fame Pitcher Roy Halladay explains that creating a good arm slot, arm angle and release point starts with a good consistent ball take-away directly back away from the body and in line with the plate. As young pitchers, we want to make sure that we are mechanically sound, because that is going to protect our arm from injury and give us the best chance for success. Creating good habits is key, whenever you pick up a baseball to throw, you should always strive to keep your elbow above your shoulder, don't be the player who gets lazy and throws with a low elbow.
  • Arm Protection for Pitchers

    Published on: 2014-12-08

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Healthy Arm |
    Instructor: Roy Halladay
    Former Cy Young Award Winner Roy Halladay talks about how keeping your arm strong through exercising, developing lower body and core strength, and keeping your innings and pitch counts low throughout the year will reduce the risk of injuries for pitchers now and in the future. The epidemic of young high school players having Tommy John surgery is growing at an alarming rate, and Coach Halladay believes there are many key factors within our control to make sure we don't become one of the statistics.
  • Misconception about Tommy John Surgery

    Published on: 2014-12-08

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Healthy Arm |
    Instructor: Roy Halladay
  • Aggressiveness

    Published on: 2014-12-08

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Roy Halladay
    Throwing strikes, challenging the hitters with quality pitches and getting ahead in the count sets the pitcher up for success at any level of play. Former Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay explains how taking an aggressive approach to pitching increases your chances of being successful and allows you to pitch deep into the game. The goal of any pitcher should be to get the hitter out in the fewest amount of pitches possible, giving you the best chance at going deep into the ball game. Stay away from trying to strike out every hitter, and let your defense help you win the game.
  • Chest Over Toe

    Published on: 2014-12-08

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Roy Halladay

    Staying low in the strike zone allows a pitcher to confidently challenge any hitter at any time. Former Cy Young award winner Roy Halladay explains how finishing the pitching motion with your chest out in front and over their landing foot toes will ensure your release point is low and your pitches stay low in the strike zone. The ability to keep the ball low in the zone will get you more ground ball outs and swing and misses, giving your team a better chance at winning the game.

  • Load and Go

    Published on: 2014-12-08

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Roy Halladay
    Former Cy Young award winner Roy Halladay explains how the "load and go" delivery will allow a pitcher to be quick to the plate without sacrificing velocity or control with runners on base. The "load and go" delivery enables the pitcher to quickly load his weight on his backside before beginning his throwing motion to the plate. Coach Halladay makes a point to make sure the pitcher stays back and gives his arm time to get caught up to your fast moving feet.
  • Lower Half Landing Position

    Published on: 2014-12-08

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Roy Halladay
    What position should you be in when your front foot lands in the pitching motion? Future Hall of Fame candidate Roy Halladay discusses the importance of landing in a straight line to your target, keeping your foot slightly closed, and keeping your landing knee slightly inside of your landing foot. This will allow you to be in a power position and in a quality landing position and follow through when pitching. The ability to land correctly will not only give you a chance to reach your maximum velocity and potential, but it will also give you the best chance at protecting your arm.
  • Knee To Knee

    Published on: 2014-12-08

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Roy Halladay
    How do we maximize the power in our lower half to maximize our throwing potential while minimizing the strain on our throwing arm? Roy Halladay explains the benefit of knee-to-knee in the pitching motion to make sure your weight is loaded on your backside before beginning your motion towards home plate. This is especially important when dealing with the stretch, where you are trying to be fast to the plate yet still deliver an effective pitch with maximum velocity and movement.
  • Base Stealing Sliding

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • One Hop Delay Base Stealing

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Who Picked You Off

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Cat and Mouse

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • "No-No" Keying on Back Heel

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Base Stealing Basic Keys

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Comfort Zone

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • What the Clock Tells Us

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • The Skinny on the Contact Play at 3rd Base

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Why It's So Important to Advance to the Next Base

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • How Not to Miss Signs

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Reading Balls in the Dirt

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • How Not to Get Picked Off the Base

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • When to Make a Big Turn at First Base

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Proper Running Mechanics

    Published on: 2014-12-07

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • On Deck Preparation

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Defining Success

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Mental Growth |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Quality At Bat

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Hitting, Easy As 1 2 3

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Get Out of Slumps

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Batting Practice Routine

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Hit And Run Approach

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • RBI Approach

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Two Strikes Approach

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Having A Hitting Plan

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Dealing With A Difficult Coach

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Mental Growth |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Blowing Your Opponents Away

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/State of Mind |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Circle of Focus

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/State of Mind |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Pre-Game Mental Routine

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/State of Mind |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Practice Preparation

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Mental Growth |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • When Is It Over?

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/State of Mind |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Self-Awareness and Traffic Lights - Part 3 - Red Light Responses

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Mental Growth |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Avoid "Labeling" - A Common Mental Mistake For Baseball Players

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/State of Mind |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
    Avoid "Labeling" - A Common Mental Mistake For Baseball Players
  • Embrace Adversity

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Mental Growth |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Playing The Game Not The Opponent

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/State of Mind |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • The Five Rs

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/State of Mind |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Positive vs Negative Self Talk

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Mental Growth |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Taking Responsibility For Your Mental Game

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Mental Growth |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Refocusing - Hitter's Routine

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Refocusing - Pitcher's Routine

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Pitching |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Self-Awareness and Traffic Lights - Part 2

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Mental Growth |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Self-Awareness and Traffic Lights - Part 1

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Mental Growth |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • PMI Positive Mental Image

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/State of Mind |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • The Three Ps of Success

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Mental Growth |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Mental Program Introduction

    Published on: 2014-12-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Mental Growth |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Bunt Defense - First Baseman Early Break with Runner on 1st

    Published on: 2014-12-02

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Bunt |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Shadow Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Balance & Rhythm |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Bat Angle Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Relaxation Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Balance & Rhythm |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Three-Ball Hitting Zone Contact Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Speed & Power |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Contact Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Hip & Knee Explosion Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Speed & Power |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Shoulder to Shoulder Hitting Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Balance & Rhythm |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Quick Hands Forward And Back Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Balance & Rhythm |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Catch Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Release & Hit Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Balance & Rhythm |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Hitting Rhythm Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Balance & Rhythm |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Shuffle Hitting Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Speed & Power |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Bat Path Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Cross Handed Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Build-Up Drill

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • ABC of Hitting

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Tim Doherty
  • Knee Drive Take Off

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: John Forbes
  • Plyo Step

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    The Plyo Step is an action that naturally occurs during a quick movement of the lower body to align itself for greater force application into the ground. Coach Forbe demonstrates the plyo step drill that helps the players get ready for the quick moves in games, no matter which direction they are going.
  • Biomechanical Approach to Pitching

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Gil Patterson
  • Choosing the Proper Glove

    Published on: 2014-11-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Teach Young Kids Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Preventing Casting in the Swing

    Published on: 2014-11-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    Former Major Leaguer Dave Magadan discusses a swing flaw that he sees in a lot of young ball players in this video, Casting. Casting is when the hitter gets his arms extended too early in the swing and away from the body, causing him to roll over the ball weakly. This particular Tee Drill is designed to give instant feedback to the player, and can be done by themselves. Focus on keeping your hands close to your body and driving the baseball through the middle of the field.
  • Double Steal Defense - Direct Through to Shortstop Runners on 1st and 3rd

    Published on: 2014-11-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Double Steal Defense |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Double Steal Defense - Throw Through to 2nd Base with Runners on 1st and 3rd

    Published on: 2014-11-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Double Steal Defense |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Double Steal Defense - Throw to 3rd Base with Runners on 1st and 3rd

    Published on: 2014-11-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Double Steal Defense |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Double Steal Defense - Throw Back to Pitcher with Runners on 1st and 3rd

    Published on: 2014-11-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Double Steal Defense |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Bunt Defense - First Baseman Early Break Pick-Off from Catcher with Runner on 1st

    Published on: 2014-11-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Bunt |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Bunt Defense - Second Baseman Early Break with Runner on 1st

    Published on: 2014-11-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Bunt |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Bunt Defense - Fake Pick-off at 2nd Base with Runners on 1st and 2nd

    Published on: 2014-11-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Bunt |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Bunt Defense - "Wheel Play" Fake with Pick-off at 2nd Base with Runners on 1st and 2nd

    Published on: 2014-11-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Bunt |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Bunt Defense - "Wheel Play" Shortstop Early Break to 3rd Base with Runners on 1st and 2nd

    Published on: 2014-11-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Bunt |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Bunt Defense - Play at 3rd with Runners on 1st and 2nd

    Published on: 2014-11-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Bunt |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Single to Left - Runners on 1st and 2nd, or Bases Loaded

    Published on: 2014-11-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Single |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
  • Single to Right - Runners on 1st, or 1st and 3rd

    Published on: 2014-11-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Single |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Single to Left - Runners on 1st, or 1st and 3rd

    Published on: 2014-11-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Single |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Single to Center Field: Runners of 1st, or 1st and 3rd

    Published on: 2014-11-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Single |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Single to Right Field Bases Empty

    Published on: 2014-11-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Single |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Single to Center Field Bases Empty

    Published on: 2014-11-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Single |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Bill Springman Story

    Published on: 2014-11-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Stories |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Bill Springman Story

    Published on: 2014-11-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Playing One Pitch At A Time

    Published on: 2014-11-05

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/State of Mind |
    Instructor: Bill Springman
  • Command Down And Away

    Published on: 2014-10-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Healthy Arm |
    Instructor: Leo Mazzone
  • Pitching Out of Stretch

    Published on: 2014-10-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Healthy Arm |
    Instructor: Leo Mazzone
  • How To Throw A Breaking Ball Without Hurting Your Arm

    Published on: 2014-10-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Healthy Arm |
    Instructor: Leo Mazzone
  • Change of Speeds

    Published on: 2014-10-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Healthy Arm |
    Instructor: Leo Mazzone
  • Fastball Command

    Published on: 2014-10-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Healthy Arm |
    Instructor: Leo Mazzone
  • More Often, Less Exertion

    Published on: 2014-10-29

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Healthy Arm |
    Instructor: Leo Mazzone
  • Pitcher's Throwing Program

    Published on: 2014-10-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
  • Chapter 5 - Runner At 3rd Base

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Chapter 4 - Runner At 2nd Base

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Chapter 3 - Stealing 2nd Base

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Chapter 2 - Leads At First Base

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Steal Bases |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Chapter 1 - Home to 1st Base

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Pop Fly Behind Home Plate Runners on 1st and 3rd with Less than 2 Outs

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Fly Ball |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Shallow Pop Fly to Center Field Bases Empty

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Fly Ball |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Fly Ball to Right Field Runners at 1st and 3rd

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Fly Ball |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Fly Ball to Center Runners at 1st and 3rd

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Fly Ball |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Fly Ball to Left Field Runners at 1st and 3rd

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Fly Ball |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Double Steal Defense - Throw Through to 2nd Base with Two Outs and 1st Baseman Trailing Runner, Runn

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Double Steal Defense |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Basic Bunt Defense - Runner on 1st

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Bunt |
    Instructor: John Tamargo
  • Pop Fly Priority

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Command & Priority |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    You’re on defense, and a pop fly or a fly ball is hit, do you know which player on your team has priority in making the catch? Knowing who has the ultimate call on this decision can mean the difference between making and not making the play, and avoiding collisions! Listen to coach Mike and Sam on what the team must know in pop fly situations.
  • Pop Fly Behind 1st or 3rd Base with Runners on 1st and 3rd, Less than 2 Outs

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Fly Ball |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Double, Possible Triple Down Right Field Line-Bases Empty, Runners on 2nd, or 2nd and 3rd

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Double, Possible Triple |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Double, Possible Triple to Right Center - Bases Empty

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Double, Possible Triple |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Double, Possible Triple to Left Center- Runners on 1st, 1st and 2nd, or Bases Loaded

    Published on: 2014-10-24

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Double, Possible Triple |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Double, Possible Triple Down Left Field Line-Runner on 1st, 1st and 3rd, or Bases Loaded

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Double, Possible Triple |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Double, Possible Triple Down Left Field Line - Bases Empty, Runner on 2nd, or 2nd and 3rd

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Double, Possible Triple |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Voice Command For Cut-Off and Relay Throws

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Command & Priority |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Single to Right - Runners on 1st and 2nd, or Bases Loaded

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Single |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Single to Center - Runners on 1st and 2nd, or Bases Loaded

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Cutoff & Relay/Single |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
  • Power Skips

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: John Forbes
  • Slide and Go

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: John Forbes
  • Star Cone Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: John Forbes
  • Single Leg Hurdle Hop

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Running Mechanics |
    Instructor: John Forbes
  • Staggered High Knee Hurdle Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: John Forbes
  • Lateral High Knees

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: John Forbes
  • Hurdle Walk Forward and Backward

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Workout Safety |
    Instructor: John Forbes
  • Rocking Side Lunges

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Workout Safety |
    Instructor: John Forbes
  • Heel Scoops

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Workout Safety |
    Instructor: John Forbes
  • Reverse Lunge with Heel Touch

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: John Forbes
  • RDL's with High Toe Touch

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Workout Safety |
    Instructor: John Forbes
  • Lunge with a Trunk Twist

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Workout Safety |
    Instructor: John Forbes
  • Strider Buildups Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Running Mechanics |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes shares one of his favorite drills, the Strider Build Up. It focuses on forward lean and hip raise, 2 components needed to become a fast runner. This drill builds from a slow movement to a faster movement, with the key being lengthening your stride. Coach Forbes recommends 4-5 sets of 25 steps making sure you take plenty of rest in between.
  • Plyometric Calf Raise Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach Forbes throws a twist on a normally static exercise in this video segment, the Plyometric Calf Raise. By taking this static exercise and putting movement to it, you can get the ultimate calf workout. Coach Forbes recommends 3 sets of 8 reps on each leg, and if you are really wanting to challenge yourself, you can go until failure.
  • Alternating Plyometric Bounds

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Speed Coach John Forbes demonstrates the alternating plyometric bound, a movement that build off of another drill and is designed to help turn you into a faster and more agile runner. Coach Forbes recommends you first master the Plyometric Bound before trying this movement. Do 4 sets of 10 reps, making sure you rest in between sets.
  • A Skips Drill with Claps

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Running Mechanics |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Speed Coach John Forbes demonstrates the A Skip with a Clap, which is designed to teach rhythm and coordination, in this video. This drill is difficult, so start with the A skip and B SKip drills first, this way you can get a good feel for where you body needs to be in the movement. If you are looking to maximize your speed and coordination, make sure to add the series of 3 skips to your drill work.
  • B Skips Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Running Mechanics |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach Forbes sets the bar high in this video segment with the B-Skip drill, design to build off of the A-Skip. All though this drill is tough to master, the ability to perform this movement will give you a great foundation to improve you running and make you as fast as you can. Coach Forbes recommends 10 steps on each leg for 4 sets.
  • A Skips Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Running Mechanics |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes shares a difficult drill that will help shape your running form in this video segment. The A-Skip is tough to master, but once you get the hang of it, you will be able to maximize your running potential. Coach Forbes recommends 10 steps with each foot, for 2 sets.
  • High Knee Butt Kicks Double Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes takes the High Knee Butt Kick to the next level in this video segment. If you haven't done so, please watch the video called High Knee Butt Kicks by John Forbes, as this movement is an addition to what is covered in that segment. As with all other movements you are trying for the first time, start slow until you become proficient with the skill.
  • High Knee Butt Kick Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Running Mechanics |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach Forbes demonstrates an agility movement that is used often in pre game stretch, yet it is almost always done wrong in this video segment. The High Knee Butt Kick is something most of you will be familiar with, but probably not the way Coach Forbes attacks the movement. Training your body is not just about going through the motions, so give this method a try and see if you don't feel the difference.
  • Leg Extension and Turnover Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Running Mechanics |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes demonstrates a drill designed to create the proper foot path while running in this video segment. This is a drill that can be done right before you get into a sprinting program, where you are refreshing your muscles into the proper path they should take while running. Once you get a feel for the proper path, it is recommended to use this drill periodically to keep yourself in good form.
  • Seated Arm Drive Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Running Mechanics |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes demonstrates the Seated Arm Swing, a drill designed to work on the neglected aspect of your running form, in this video segment. The arm swing is one of the most neglected aspects of an athletes running form, and having bad form could be what is holding you back from reaching full speed. Use the cadence on 1-2-3 up and back down when doing this drill, making sure to rest in between sets.
  • Foward Lean Running Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Running Mechanics |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes demonstrates a drill designed to teach you how to trust your body in a leaning state as you run. By now we know that the proper position to run in is with the body leaning slightly forward and running while standing straight up hurting us in the speed department. Using the security of a fence, this drill is great for teaching the proper foot strike while in the lean.
  • Foot Fire Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Running Mechanics |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes demonstrates a drill designed to create fast feet and proper running form in this video segment. Most players tend to not run on the balls of their feet, hence making them slower runners. Training your body to feel the right way is what you will get out of this drill, as well as firing those fast twitch muscle fibers to go full speed. This is a tiresome movement, so make sure you take breaks to keep your form perfect.
  • Plyometric Direction Change Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes shares an agility drill great for baseball players in this video segment. This drill is a great way to work on body control while changing direction, a skill that we as baseball players use to track down fly balls. This drill can be done many different ways, the key is to make sure you are taking the paths that Coach Forbes does, as these are some of the common paths you will take on the field.
  • Shuffle, Flip and Change Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes demonstrates an agility drill great for infielders and outfielders chasing down fly balls hit over their head in this video segment. This drill can be done strictly as an agility exercise or it can be done throwing a fly ball into the mix. If you choose to use a ball in the drill, it can be a great segment in practice for infielders and outfielders to work on footwork while chasing down some fly balls.
  • Crossover Sprint

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes demonstrates a drill designed to simulate the player running towards a ball in the hole in this video segment. The cross over sprint drill is great for infielders, and it utilizes going from a fielding position to a sprinting position while keeping your eyes on the simulated incoming ball. Adding agility drills that are tailored for baseball players will give you the edge you need to be the best player you can be.
  • Circle Cone Scoop

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes demonstrates an agility drill tailored for baseball players, the Circle Cone Scoop, in this segment. This agility drill can help you to hone your skills when it comes to fielding the slow roller or making the do or die play in the outfield. Use your imagination and move the ball to different places on the circle, as well as ty the drill using your baseball glove to get the full effect.
  • Directional Pivot Cross Step

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes demonstrates a drill designed to teach you the proper footwork needed to steal bases in this video segment. Most players make a major mistake when taking their first step in stealing bases, causing them to spend more time without gaining ground towards the base they are trying to take. Working on the cross over and retraining your feet to move the right way will have you stealing more bases in no time.
  • Plyometric Bounds

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes demonstrates a drill designed to unleash explosive power in this video segment. The Plyometric Bounds are a great way to work on your explosive muscle fibers, making the jumps you take when stealing a base or running down a fly ball better. This is a tiring exercise so make sure you start out slow and work your way up to coach Forbes level.
  • Ankling Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes has a drill designed to help those slow feet learn to be fast in this video segment. Ankling focuses on getting your calves and ankles in the proper position to achieve maximum speed. This drill will help you with base running and making turns around the bases as well as chasing down fly balls in the outfield.
  • Leaning Starts

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes has a great speed drill designed to simulate a bunt or stolen base, when the body is leaning and then has to go to full speed running in this video segment. Being able to take a baseball action or movement and apply it to speed training is invaluable to the baseball player that has a hunger to get better. Try implementing this in to your training and conditioning program, you might just surprise yourself the next time you lay down that bunt.
  • Falling Starts

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes has a drill for you if you want to get faster on the base paths in this video segment. Falling Starts are designed to get your body alined in the angle best suited for running. Too often we see players that run standing straight up right out of the gate, you are losing power running that way and your speed is going to suffer. The ability to run faster and utilize every ounce of given ability is something we all can achieve, practicing the falling starts will get your body in the right position to get the best out of you.
  • Carioca

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: John Forbes
    Coach John Forbes demonstrates the Carioca, a drill designed to work on speed and agility for baseball players. Coach Forbes shares some of the common mistakes players make when doing the movement, and shows you how to make the right adjustments to make your efforts count. Coach Forbes recommends 30-40 steps in each direction as part of your training regiment.
  • Windshield Wiper Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
    Coach Mike Billek demonstrates the windshield wiper method in this video segment. The Windshield Wiper drill is designed to teach young baseball players the proper way to catch the ball when it is above their belly button. This drill is all about gaining trust in your glove and breaking the bad habit of facing the palm up to the sky like all young players do.
  • Short Hop Fundamentals

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
    Coach Mike Billek demonstrates a drill designed to give confidence to the young baseball player in this video segment. Short Hops happen all the time, and the young baseball player can get timid of these and often makes mistakes when trying to field a short hop. By doing a simple drill like this, you can build the players skill as well as build their confidence in catching short hops. This can be done in a group setting or just 2 players throwing back and forth to one another.
  • Football Pass Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Outfield |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
    Coach Mike Billek works with some young baseball players on a drill designed to work on catching fly balls in this video segment. The Football Pass drill takes one of the harder aspects of the game and makes it fun, teaching players how to run full speed and catch the baseball. Players tend to have trouble with this part of the game, as when running the head moves all over the place hence making the target move around. This drill will train the players to run with a quiet head while having a fun time doing it.
  • The Goalie Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
    Coach Mike Billek shares a drill that can add a little fun into practice in this segment. The Goalie Drill is a great way to work on getting used to diving for the ball, a skill that can help your team win a close game. The drill can be done by throwing the ball or hitting the ball if the players are a little more advanced. Keep the game fun, make some rules up and have a competition at the end of your next practice.
  • Outfield Do or Die Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Outfield |
    Instructor: Randy Fierbaugh
    Coach Randy Fierbaugh demonstrates the Do or Die play in this outfield drill. The Do or Die play is where the game is on the line and the outfielder has to make quick work of fielding the ball and getting it back into the infield. Usually this scenario happens late in a ball game where the score is tied or within 2 runs, and if we as the outfielder don't make the play it could cost our team the game. Practicing situations is a great way to put some game like pressure into practice, and the next time your team faces the situation in a game they will know exactly what to do.
  • Outfield Relay Drill

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Outfield |
    Instructor: Randy Fierbaugh
    Coach Randy Fierbaugh demonstrates the relay drill in this video segment. Knowing the right way to start a relay and knowing the proper footwork can realy help your team sharpen up its defensive skills. The relay drill can be a fun drill to add to the end of practice, placing two teams of 4-6 players in lines and having them compete against one another. When done correctly, you can keep the opposing team from taking the extra base on you.
  • Fielding Ground Balls in the Outfield

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Outfield |
    Instructor: Randy Fierbaugh
    Coach Randy Fierbaugh works with some young players in the proper mechanics in fielding balls in the outfield in this video segment. It is important to be a good fielder in the outfield, as you are the last line of defense on the field. Working with outfielders on fielding ground balls is important, making sure they keep their body in front of the ball and block it at all costs.
  • Throwing Fundamentals with Shoulder Rotation

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Randy Fierbaugh
    Coach Randy Fierbaugh demonstrates proper throwing mechanics for the young baseball player in this video segment. It is recommended that the player first master the basic throwing fundamentals done by coach Fierbaugh, as this drill builds off of that. Teaching proper throwing mechanics to the young baseball player will help to protect their arm and give them a chance to be accurate in throwing to their target.
  • Throwing Basics for Beginners

    Published on: 2014-10-23

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Randy Fierbaugh
    Coach Randy Fierbaugh discusses the key points for beginners learning to throw the baseball in this video segment. We always want to make sure that we are not putting something too heavy into the young ball players hand, so it might be a good idea to start with a lighter ball like a tennis ball and build up from there. The key is to isolate the upper body, and reinforce getting the elbow to shoulder height or a little higher.
  • Flamingo Tee Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-28

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Balance & Rhythm |
    Instructor: Justin Turner
    Coach Justin Turner shares a drill designed to build balance in the swing called the flamingo drill in this video segment. Players who have trouble with balance tend to either lunge forward or fall over the plate, and this drill will help to break you of those habits. A hitter that has good balance can do a lot at the plate, and he is a tough out to get, so practice this drill and get t where you become a well balanced hitter.
  • Now You See It - Pop Up Fly Ball Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Former Big League Skipper Sam Perlozzo shares a drill for pop fly's that will add a little fun into your practice. Anytime we can put fun into getting better at baseball, we have a chance to really get the attention of the young ball player. Spicing up drills to make them competitive or even making a simple play become a little tougher adds a challenge to the player and they want to succeed.
  • The Mental Aspect of Pitching

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Pitching |
    Instructor: Gil Patterson
    Former Big Leaguer Gil Patterson discusses a topic that is often overlooked, the mental aspect of pitching, in this video segment. Pitchers often work on the outside, strengthening pitches and deliveries, yet they neglect one of the most important aspects of the game. The Mental aspect is not only the easiest thing to control while on the mound, it is the only thing you have complete control of while out there.
  • Youth T-Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Randy Fierbaugh
    Coach Randy Fierbaugh demonstrates a drill that will help the young baseball player get into the proper throwing position, the T drill. Breaking down the throwing mechanics and using them dry ( without throwing) is a great way to build muscle memory. When we use proper throwing mechanics, the chances of getting an injury are very low. Practicing drills like this in your spare time, not necessarily at the ball field, will help to break those bad habits.
  • Spike Curve Ball Grip

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Nardi Contreras
    Coach Nardi Contreras discusses the Spike Curbeball in this video tip. The Spike Curveball, also called the Knuckle Curveball, is a variation of the traditional 4 seam curveball that many pitchers have had success with in the big leagues. It is going to take some getting used to, but throwing the spike curveball can be a great out pitch and get you out of a big jam.
  • Live Blocking Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Drills |
    Instructor: Mike Difelice
  • Different Infield Positioning Depth

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Positioning |
    Instructor: Jim Riggleman
    Former Big League Skipper Jim Riggleman discusses the different depths infielders play at in this video segment. Situations in the game will dictate where the infielders play and there are a variety of depths that the infielder can choose from. Being in the right spot for the right situation could just be the factor that helps your team get out of that big inning.
  • Tee Short Distance Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    Former Big League Slugger Dave Magadan discusses a thought process that you can use in your tee work in this video tip. Most players start with the tee too far away from them, and the result is that you have a chance to get away with bad swings and still make good contact. In your next tee session, try bringing the tee in close to start, and really hammer home keeping your hands close to your body.
  • 2 Seam Fastball Grip

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Nardi Contreras
    Coach Nardi Contreras discusses the proper way to throw the 2 seam fastball in this video tip. 2 seam fastballs are great for pitchers, giving them downward movement when thrown properly. The key is to make sure you stay behind the baseball and trust your grip. Getting feel for the 2 seam fastball and being able to add it to your repertoire will get you more ground balls and get you out of that big jam.
  • Seeing vs Looking At Target

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Former Big League Skipper Sam Perlozzo shares a tip for infielders on how to become more accurate of a thrower in this video tip. The difference in seeing your target versus just looking at your target could be the difference between an out and an error. Once you have fielded the ball, it is time to find your target and lock in on it.
  • Knock Bucket Off - Fun Relay Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Former Big League Manager Sam Perlozzo shares a fun relay drill designed for all ages in this video tip. Keeping the fun in the game is what we are all about, and having drills like this to lighten the mood can make for a great way to end a tough practice session. Create a game out of it, loosing team has to clean up the dugout. You will be teaching your players the right way to relay balls while putting them in a fun atmosphere.
  • Back Hip Attachment Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Justin Turner
    Coach Justin Turner has a drill designed to help you stay inside the baseball and have that fluid swing like your favorite big leaguers. Using a short bat is ideal when starting out in this drill, as you will feel very weak swinging if done properly. This drill is not designed to produce powerful swings, it is meant to focus on getting your bat to travel into the power slot where you can get some of your best hit balls.
  • Short One-Handed Bat Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Justin Turner
    Coach Justin Turner has some drills designed for those bats you have outgrown in this video tip. Short bat drills are great for one handed bat drills where you want to work on the path you take to the baseball. Isolating one hand at a time will allow you to feel with each hand separately where they need to be throughout the swing. After completing both hands, grab a full size bat and see if you can feel the improvements with two hands.
  • Ball Blocking Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Drills |
    Instructor: Mike Difelice
    In a perfect world, pitchers would throw strikes 100% of the time...but we all know this world is not perfect. Getting down and dirty in this Ball Blocking drill. 12 year big league veteran catcher Mike Difelice shows you how to drop and block on balls thrown in the dirt. Blocking balls is a specialized skill that will make your catcher stand out in the crowd and gain the utmost trust and respect of your coaches and pitching staff. Players are always looking for an edge to make them look better than the next guy and mastering ball blocking through this drill is without a doubt a way to do it.
  • Double Play Positioning for Shortstop and 2nd Baseman

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Positioning |
    Instructor: Jim Riggleman
    Former Big League Skipper Jim Riggleman discusses the positioning of the middle infielders in this video segment. Most teams you play against will pinch the middle guys towards 2nd base in double play situations, trying to make sure they are not late to the bag if indeed the double play ground ball is hit. What many don't realize is that in doing this they can put themselves at a disadvantage and give the hitter a better chance of sneaking the ball through the infield. Listen to what COach Riggleman has to say, and see if you dont change your thoughts on double play positioning.
  • Knee Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Randy Fierbaugh
    Coach Rand Fierbaugh works with a group of young ball players on a drill designed to help keep your fingers behind the baseball in this segment. This drill is great to start with if you have trouble staying behind the ball with your hand. Staying on a knee and keeping close to your partner will allow you to isolate your arm only and see the spin on the baseball.
  • Quiet Hands Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    For infielders, getting to the ball is one thing...making the catch is the other. In order to do that, having quiet hands is an absolute must! Former MLB player & World Series Championship coach Sam Perlozzo describes his favorite drill for developing soft & quiet hands. In this Quiet Hands drill, players and coaches will learn the basics of developing this gold glove skill through simple and focused repetition. Nothing better in the infield than watching someone who knows how to use their hands...period!
  • Walk Through Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Speed & Power |
    Instructor: Justin Turner
    If you can walk, then you can learn to do the Walk-Through hitting drill. In this Walk Through drill, coach Justin Turner shows you an unconventional but extremely effective way to "get loose baby" prior to your cage or field hitting sessions. Getting the blood flowing and developing rhythm & flow with your swing is the name of this game and this one is a fun twist to your regular daily "T" work.
  • Double Play Turns by the Shortstop

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Short Stop |
    Instructor: Bill Dancy
    Coach Bill Dancy shares a few tips on how the short stop turns the double play in this video segment. It is important to make sure that you have good footwork, as there will be a runner charging at you and you need to be able to avoid him while making the play. Coach Dancy has a few simple steps to make sure the next time you go to turn the double play, it will go smoothly.
  • Slide Step Alternative

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Jase Wrigley
    In this "Slide Step Alternative" video by instructor Jase Wrigley, pitchers will learn an very effective and efficient alternative to the common slide step from the stretch position. By learning this "knee-to-knee" option, it will still allow pitchers to maintain consistent, controlled and powerful mechanics but at the same time still be able to deliver a quality pitch to the plate quickly to save time with runners on base & squash that running game!
  • Creating Rhythm with the Throwback Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Balance & Rhythm |
    Instructor: Justin Turner
    There's a reason why Frankenstein couldn't hit a baseball! He was just too stiff in the batter's box. If he would have spent a little time watching this video by coach Justin Turner, things might have been different. Creating rhythm with the throwback drill will greatly improve the ability to having a smooth, loose and explosive swing.
  • Tee Behind Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Speed & Power |
    Instructor: Justin Turner
    What is the magic formula to the long majestic bombs that you see many professional hitters do? Wonder no more. Justin Turner teaches you how to improve your ability to create backspin and carry at contact with the Tee Behind drill. By learning how do hit the ball with the barrel going down, a hitter will actually be able to increase distance and velocity off the bat and ultimately benefit a hitters overall power.
  • Field Goal Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Speed & Power |
    Instructor: Justin Turner
    In this outstanding hitting drill, Hitting Instructor Justin Turner teaches you a very effective and competitive way to improve your ability to hit low line drives up the middle and become a more intimidating hitter at the plate. This Field Goal Drill allows a hitter to see the results of their bat control by being able to see the trajectory of the ball at contact and is a fun way to add a little flavor to putting your daily work in as a player.
  • 2 Ball 2 Tee Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Speed & Power |
    Instructor: Justin Turner
    Coach Justin Turner shares a drill he likes to use to promote line drive swings up the middle in this video segment. You will need 2 tees to perform this drill, and remember the objective is not necessarily to hit the ball off of the second tee yet to create a swing thought of length through the swing up the middle. Challenge yourself and see how far you can move the 2nd tee away from you and still hit the baseball.
  • First Base Initiated Double Play

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Short Stop |
    Instructor: Bill Dancy
    Turning two with this uncommon but essential double play combination could very well be a key to playing championship style baseball. In this instructional video, Major League Baseball coach Bill Dancy describes how to master first base initiated double play.
  • Batting Setup

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Justin Turner
    Coach Justin Turner discusses the proper way to get into the batters box and how to get setup and ready for the pitch in this segment. Knowing where you want to be in the batters box is important, but knowing how to stand in your stance is the real key here. Having a good stance will lead to you seeing the baseball better, which in all accounts will lead to more hits.
  • On Your Knees Fielding Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Former Big League Manager Sam Perlozzo shares a drill for young infielders in this video segment. Good glove position is the key to making the plays, yet most young infielders tend to have their glove in the wrong position which leads to more errors and less confidence. Try this drill if you are having trouble fielding the ball and you are constantly wearing balls off of your arm and chest, you may just have the wrong glove position.
  • Balls in the Dirt Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/1st Baseman |
    Instructor: Randy Fierbaugh
    Coach Randy Fierbaugh demonstrates the proper way to scoop the short hops thrown to you at first base in this segment. A great defensive first baseman is an asset to a team and can lead to greater confidence in your infielders and it will lead to more wins on the diamond. Proper footwork, knowing your teammates and expecting the bad throw will help you to have success over at first. Make sure you practice catching short hops, and you will be on your way to becoming a great first baseman.
  • Creating Ball Movement

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Jase Wrigley
    Coach Jase Wrigley discusses the ways to get movement on your pitches in this segment. The 2 seam fastball and the cut fastball are two pitch that we can throw that have both velocity and movement if thrown properly. Sometime all you need is a 4-5 inch break, that maybe only the catcher and hitter really see, to miss the barrel of the bat and get either poor contact or a swing and miss. Remember, we dont have to strike everyone out, sometimes poor contact is better than a swing and miss, you still get the out and save your arm a few pitches.
  • Universal Catching Stance

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Stance |
    Instructor: Mike Difelice
    In this Universal Catching Stance video, 12-year MLB catcher Mike Difelice describes in detail many of the basic components in setting up behind the plate including proper balance, setting up and showing the target.
  • Fielding Bunts

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Fielding |
    Instructor: Jeff Ware
    Coach Jeff Ware discusses the 3 types of balls that a pitcher has to field in front of the mound in this video tip. When the ball is moving, it is always a good idea to use your glove. Having good footwork and loading your backside as you pick up the baseball can make for a quicker play over to first and hopefully more outs. When the ball is stopped, that is the time where we can use our barehand to field, remember though when the ball has come to rest chances are it is going to be a close play over at first.
  • Tee Routines

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Speed & Power |
    Instructor: Justin Turner
    Coach Justin Turner shares the proper way to position the batting tee in this video segment. You start out your playing career hitting off of a tee, and the misconception most people make is that it is only for little kids learning the game. Big leaguers utilize the tee everyday to work on their swing, but we need to make sure you are placing the tee in the proper position to get good swings in.
  • Aggressive Hitters Approach

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Al Leboeuf
    Coach Al Leboeuf shares a mental approach of hitting and what an aggressive hitter should think like in this video tip. Every coach wants to have aggressive hitters in their line up, ready to make something happen at the plate. Having the right mental approach before the pitch gets to you can set you up for a successful at bat, and being an aggressive hitter versus a passive hitter is what all great hitters have in common. Attack the baseball, don't wait for the ball to attack your bat.
  • Holding a Runner on First Base - Halfway Back

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/1st Baseman |
    Instructor: Bill Dancy
    Coach Bill Dancy shows us how to hold the runner on first base in the halfway back position in this video tip. Sometimes there are certain situations where we as first basemen need to keep the runner close without standing on top of the bag, using the halfway position still gives us the range we need in case a ball is hit our way. The ultimate goal is to keep the runner honest, and try to prevent him from taking an extra base in the event of a hit.
  • 2nd Base Double Play Feed Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/2nd Baseman |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Former Big League Manager Sam Perlozzo shares a drill that can be done before practice with a group of 4 players in this segment. Having good feel for the double play feed is imperative to being a good middle infielder, and having a fun drill to work on the skills can really get you comfortable with making the feeds in the game. There is always downtime in a practice, so next time you are waiting for practice to start, grab a few friends and practice your feeds.
  • Throwing the Split Finger Fastball

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Jase Wrigley
    Coach Jase Wrigley shares one of the tougher pitches to learn in this video tip, the Split Finger Fastball. The split finger fastball or splitter as it is often referred to is difficult for hitters to pick up and create swing and misses or ground balls. The split finger takes time to master and is not for the young pitcher just starting out, the more advanced pitcher who has the arm speed and hand size to grip the pitch is who will benefit from the Splitter.
  • Staying on Top of the Ball

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    Former Big League Slugger Dave Magadan shares a drill he likes to use for players having trouble staying on top of the baseball. Hitters have a tendency to drop their back shoulder and lift the ball when they are in a slump, by doing some tee work we can break the bad habbit and create some good swing thoughts. Set the tee up high in the strike zone and work on staying short to the ball, creating good back spin through the middle of the field.
  • Bare Hand Catching Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Drills |
    Instructor: Mike Difelice
    Former Big League Backstop Mike Difelice shares a drill for catchers working on their receiving in this segment. The bare hand catching drill is great for working on receiving the ball and not stabbing out at it. This is a great drill to do in a pre game or pre practice setting, getting your hands ready for receiving the ball. Becoming a great receiver will give you the extra edge you need and your pitchers will be asking for you to catch their next game.
  • How to Hold a Runner on 1st Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/1st Baseman |
    Instructor: Bill Dancy
    Coach Bill Dancy shares a couple different ways the first baseman can hold the runner at first base and how he gets into good fielding position if the ball is delivered to the plate. The first baseman needs to set himself up so that if the pitcher picks off he can make a play and help the team get out of a jam. Working on your footwork during batting practice is a great way to work on your timing and practice your shuffle away from the bag.
  • First Base Footwork

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/1st Baseman |
    Instructor: Randy Fierbaugh
    Coach Randy Fierbaugh works with a young player on the footwork needed to be a great first baseman in this video tip. Young first baseman make the mistake of setting up too early anticipating a perfect throw, which we know is not always what comes our way. Being able to set up in front of the bag and expect the bad throw will make you a wall over at first. Great footwork at first base will lead to confident infielders and more outs made.
  • Mental Preparation Sitting in the Dugout

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Hitting |
    Instructor: Al Leboeuf
    Coach Al Leboeuf discusses the mental approach of hitting and how you can be prepared well before you get into the batters box. As you sit on the bench and wait for your turn to hit, you can analyze the pitcher and see what types of tendencies he has. Does he throw first pitch fastball strikes, or what is his out pitch. Being prepared and having a plan before you get into the box will set you apart from the rest of your competition.
  • Throwing Over the Top

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Former Big League Manager Sam Perlozzo shares a series of drills on how to teach the young baseball player how to throw over the top. This is a problem that many young players face, and by breaking it down into a step by step process, they have a chance to break the habit and build some muscle memory. Breaking the drill down also gives the young player a chance to build some confidence and realize they can get their arm up into the proper position.
  • Covering 1st Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Fielding |
    Instructor: Jeff Ware
    Coach Jeff Ware demonstrates the proper way pitchers should cover first base in this video tip. There are two types of scenarios that will happen when the pitcher runs over to first, one is where the ball will be fed to the pitcher before he hits the bag and the other is where the pitch has to stop on the bag and wait. Creating good habits and running towards first base every time the ball is hit on the right side will help to make sure you dont give up a cheap hit and get caught sleeping on the mound.
  • Picking Up the Pitcher's Release Point

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Pitch Recognition |
    Instructor: Al Leboeuf
    Coach Al Lebeouf shares a tip on how to read the release point of a pitcher as a hitter in this video tip. The more advanced hitters will be able to read the hand position of the pitcher and determine fastball or breaking ball. For the younger players, teaching them to see the ball as long as possible will get them trained to read the hand as they get older.
  • Pre-Game Routine

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Former Big League Manager Sam Perlozzo shares how big league infielders keep their skills sharp and how the amateur player can take that into their game in this video. Pre game infield during batting practice is a great way to sharpen your skills. Try taking 25 to your right, 25 to your left and 25 right at you in your next practice. Keep to this routine throughout your season and watch the improvements you make at the end of the year.
  • Tracking the Ball

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Pitch Recognition |
    Instructor: Al Leboeuf
    Coach Al Lebeouf shares a tip on seeing the baseball as hitters, and why so many young players miss this important step in this video tip. Tracking the baseball is an art, and it requires your eyes to stay locked on the ball as it travels towards home. The youth player tends to make a mistake in this process by moving his head to track the ball. This will lead to the player loosing his balance which will take all the power out of the swing.
  • Shortstop Double Play Feeds

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Short Stop |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Former Big League Manager Sam Perlozzo shares a drill that can be used to help middle infielders work on their feeds for double plays. You will need 4 players about 5 feet apart from each other in a square. Start with underhand feeds going clockwise around the square, and after you have gone a few time switch to overhand feeds. Drills like these are great for pre practice or when you have a little down time, we always have time to improve our game.
  • Holding Runners on 2nd Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Jase Wrigley
    Coach Jase Wrigley shares an easy way to make a pick at second base in this video tip. The Inside Move is a great way to keep the runners on second base honest, but also it can be effective in picking them off. Coach Wrigley has a simple cheat you can do that will make this move even more simple, giving the advantage to you, the pitcher.
  • Pick Off at 2nd Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/2nd Baseman |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Former Big League Manager Sam Perlozzo shares a tip on how the middle infielders can help get the team out of a jam in this video tip. Runners on second base can get too comfortable and take big leads, the middle infielders can take advantage of this an get an easy out by calling a pick off. Coach Perlozzo breaks down the daylight pick play and shows you how you can get your pitchers attention to let him know you want the ball.
  • Catcher Hand Position

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Catching/Stance |
    Instructor: Mike Difelice
    Former Big League Backstop Mike Difelice shares a exercise that he uses to make sure that his hands are in the proper position to receive the ball in this segment. Catchers need to make sure that their hands are protected and set up properly or they face injury which could cost them a season. Coach Difelice's hand position exercise will help you receive the ball better and also be able to catch the ball thrown off of your left knee.
  • Learn the Strike Zone at Early Age

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Coaching Philosophies |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    Big League Slugger Dave Magadan shares a tip on why it is so important to know and understand the strike zone as a hitter in this video tip. Being a discipline hitter and knowing the strike zone makes you a tough out, and a pitchers worst nightmare.
  • Simulated Game Infield Practice

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Coaching Philosophies |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Former Big League Manager Sam Perlozzo shares a drill for infielders to work on not only fielding ground balls, but getting good jumps. Fielding is something that should be done everyday at practice, but sometimes the infielders can get very comfortable with the coach hitting a fungo at them. Try this drill to spice things up, and keep everyone on their toes.
  • Getting The Seams to Make the Throw

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Former Big League Manager Sam Perlozzo shares how to get the big seams of the baseball and why it is so important in this video tip. The big seams are just another way of saying 4 seams ( like the pitchers 4 seam fastball), but they are very important to making sure you have the most accuracy and velocity possible. Once the ball has made it to your glove, you have a split second to make the adjustment before you are ready to get rid of the baseball.
  • Holding Runners on 2nd Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Jeff Ware
    Coach Jeff Ware demonstrates the footwork needed to make a pickoff to second base in this video tip. Coach Ware likes for his pitchers to have quick feet and a short arm stroke when picking to the bases. Having a good pickoff move will improve your ERA, because runners will be very cautious when it comes to getting a big lead and taking that next base.
  • Pitcher Body Position - Stay Back

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Jase Wrigley
    Coach Jase Wrigley discusses the proper way for pitchers to "Stay Back" in this video tip. Coach Wrigley shares the way he likes to make sure he is staying back while delivering the pitch with a series of check points. The toe, knee, chest, and chin in order should go from closest to the plate to furthest. So next time you hear your coach shout from the side "Stay Back", you will know exactly what to do to make the adjustment.
  • How to Fix "Pulling Off the Ball"

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Rob Ducey
    Coach Rob Ducey shares a tip that he received on how to fix tghe "Pulling Off the Ball" problem while playing in his last season in the Major Leagues in this video tip. Coach Ducey had an accomplished career in the big leagues, yet a simple tip that could work for a 10 year old made the difference for him. The morale of the story, you are never too old or good to receive a simple fix. It is also important to note that different teachers have different ways of saying things, most are trying to get the same point across, yet some players understand them while others don't. Keep your training diversified, listen to different coaches, becuase one of them might just make perfect sense to you.
  • Middle Infielders Communication

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Team Play |
    Instructor: Bill Dancy
    Coach Bill Dancy discusses the importance of good communication between the middle infielders in this video tip. Coach Dancy likes for the middle infielders to use signals to let each other know who has the bag in case of a steal, with the shortstop initiating the signals. You can get more advanced and trade off coverage based on the pitch that is being thrown, but the key is to make sure one of you has the bag and not both.
  • Direct Line to the Ball

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Former Big Leaguer Jody Reed discusses the importance of being direct to the baseball for hitters in this tip. The shortest distance between 2 points is a straight line, any wasted movement away from the straight line will get us beat by good velocity. We want to avoid swings that are long in nature, the short compact swing will give us more power and better contact consistently.
  • Knowing When Enough is Enough

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Healthy Arm |
    Instructor: Chuck Hernandez
    Coach Chuck Hernandez shares some insight on a very important topic, the over use of the young baseball player, in this video segment. Coach Hernandez is a big believer in making sure that kids are not worn out on baseball, as he describes baseball was not meant to be played 12 months a year. There is nothing wrong with playing other sports, as it can add to your athletic skill set, but also it can keep your arm from being over used and prevent possible injury.
  • Pitch Recognition Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Pitch Recognition |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    Big League Slugger Dave Magadan shares a drill he likes to use with hitters of all ages in this segment, designed to help the player recognize the different pitches he might encounter. In order to be a good hitter you have to be discipline, as the pitcher wants you to hit his pitch. Training your eyes how to recognize pitches and knowing what ones to swing at is what all good hitters have in common. Try this drill at your next practice, and see what types of pitches you have trouble with.
  • Pop-Up Communication and Priorities

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Team Play |
    Instructor: Bill Dancy
    Coach Bill Dancy discusses the priorities of the different positions when dealing with a pop fly ball in this video segment. Coach Dancy explains how the Center Fielder has priority over everyone on the diamond, and if he calls the ball it is his to catch. The same goes for the Short Stop, he is the captain of the infield, only outfielders can call him off of the ball. It is easier to catch a ball coming in than going out, so Outfielders will always have priority over infielders. Remember to call it 3 times and be loud.
  • 5 Ways to Be an Aggressive Base Runner

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Jim Riggleman
    Former Big League Manager Jim Riggleman discusses the different ways we can be aggressive as a base runner in this video tip. As a base runner on second base with no outs, the good hitters are going to be trying to hit the ball to the right side of the field so you can advance to third base with less than 2 outs, but this doesn't always get accomplished. Coach Riggleman has a series of situations where we as base runners can take advantage and move up ourselves, even if the hitter doesn't get the job done for us.
  • Pick-Off Footwork to 1st Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Jeff Ware
    Coach Jeff Ware discusses how to improve your footwork in picking off to first base in this video tip. Being quick to first base is not about how hard you can throw the ball over there, it has to do with how fast you can get your feet moving and how short your arm can be to the throwing position. A good way to practice this movement is at the end of a throwing program, where you turn your back to your partner and pretend that he is the first baseman.
  • Picking Balls at 1st Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/1st Baseman |
    Instructor: Bill Dancy
    How many times do you see it? Infielder makes a great glove play on a ball hit to them only to make a bad throw to the 1st baseman who saves the play with an incredible pick on a ball in the dirt. A great 1st baseman is worth his weight in gold. Inside Baseball instructor Bill Dancey describes the proper way for picking balls at 1st base and develop good footwork in this fielding training video and strengthen one of the more underrated positions on the field.
  • Focus Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Pitch Recognition |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    Former Big League Slugger Dave Magadan discusses a drill you can do with hitters for pitch recognition in this segment. You have to see the baseball to hit the baseball, and training your eyes with drills like these to recognize spin on the ball will only make you a better hitter. Coach Magadan's big league career speaks for itself, and drills like these are what helped him to become an accomplished Major League hitter.
  • 21 Game Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Throwing the ball where you want, when you want & how you want to throw it. Sounds simple enough, but yet it be one of the most difficult parts of the game. In this video, MLB coach Jody Reed describes how to develop the absolutely essential skill of throwing accuracy in a fun & competitive way with your throwing partner with the 21 game drill. Are you up for the challenge?
  • Staying Inside the Ball Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Former Big Leaguer Jody Reed shares a tip on how to make sure you stay inside the baseball in this segment. Coach Reed like to use the stick as a visual aid to train the mind and body for what it should feel when done properly. The term staying inside the baseball is used often in the game, but sometimes it can be misunderstood as to what it means. Coach Reed wants to make sure that we stay away from the casting motion that so many young players have, because it tend to lead to ground balls and less power.
  • Start to Start Routine

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Healthy Arm |
    Instructor: Chuck Hernandez
    Coach Chuck Hernandez shares how you can develop a start to start routine for young pitchers in this segment. Coach Hernandez is a firm believer that there needs to be a bullpen or side session in between starts, and in a perfect world 2 days prior to the start is when this should happen. The other days in between the starts and side sessions is where you get running and long tossing done. Remember a stiff arm is normal, and sometimes throwing through some stiffness is what has to happen to help the arm get ready for the next start.
  • Communication between the SS and 3rd Baseman

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Team Play |
    Instructor: Bill Dancy
    Coach Bill Dancy shares some ways the shortstop and third baseman can communicate with each other in regards to what pitch is being thrown in this video tip. Coach Dancy has 3 different ways the shortstop can let the third baseman know if a breaking pitch is coming, and there is nothing that says you cant come up with your own unique way to do it either. The whole point is to let him know that a breaking ball is coming so the third baseman can expect the ball at him or down the line. It is these little things that will take a good team and make them great.
  • Keeping the Runner Close at 1st Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Jeff Ware
    Coach Jeff Ware shares some wisdom on how to control the running game at first base in this video tip. Coach Ware has 2 simple methods for keeping that base runner guessing as to when you are going to deliver the pitch. Varying your looks over to the bag and holding the ball for different counts will disrupt the timing of the base runner and give your catcher a better chance to throw the runner out if he should try to steal.
  • Stationary One-Handed Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Former Major League 2nd Baseman Jody Reed shares a drill that will make you fall in love with your glove in this video. Coach Reed's drill, the Stationary One Hand Drill is designed to teach you how to manipulate and trust your glove when fielding ground balls. The drill involves a quiet lower half, and a partner that can either roll or hit you ground balls from a close distance.
  • Promoting Length After Contact

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Speed & Power |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    Former Big League Slugger Dave Magadan shares a drill designed to promote length through the swing in this video. If you have a problem pulling off of the baseball and tend to roll the ball over this is the drill for you. Coach Magadan demonstrates the drill, but remember it is a difficult drill to master so be patient. This drill will force you to be long through the zone, with the end goal of using the big part of the field ( from gap to gap).
  • Pregame Preparation

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Pitching |
    Instructor: Chuck Hernandez
    Coach Chuck Hernandez shares his beliefs on how young pitchers should prepare for a game in this video tip. Just because you are not in the big leagues and don't have film on your opponent doesn't mean that you cant have a pre game plan for how you are going to attack the hitters. Knowing the hitters strengths and weaknesses and being able to set up a scouting report can be as easy as watching batting practice or swings that they make during the first at bat. Remember, always pitch to your strengths and when the count is in your favor, go after the hitters weakness.
  • Runner at 1st, Fly Ball Left/Center Field

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Jim Riggleman
    Former Big League Manager Jim Riggleman discusses the mistakes that he sees all too often with runners on first and a fly ball hit to the outfield in this segment. Coach Riggleman teaches his players to be aggressive (while still be smart) on the base paths, looking to take the extra base when the situation presents itself. It doesn't take blazing speed to be a good base runner, knowing when and where to take the chances is what will give you the added edge.
  • Pre-Pitch Setup

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Bill Dancy
    Coach Bill Dancy describes the Pre Pitch Setup for infielders in this video tip. In order to be a top notch infielder, you have to be able to knock down the ground balls before they get to the outfield. A good pre pitch set up and knowing what to look for will give you that extra advantage you need to get a good jump and make those tough plays.
  • Hand Positioning for Double Plays

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Former Big Leaguer Jody Reed demonstrates the proper hand positioning for receiving double play feeds in this video tip. Coach Reed urges players to keep their hands close to the body, as when you reach out for the baseball it makes for a longer and slower turn. The other nice thing about keeping your hands close to the body is that is creates a cradle for the ball to go into. We cant always catch the feed close to our body as sometimes there are bad throws, but giving your teammate a target early will let him know where you want the ball.
  • Tee Drill-Incorporating Timing

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Balance & Rhythm |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    Former Big League Slugger Dave Magadan shares a tee drill that is designed to incorporate timing into the swing in this segment. Coach Magadan recommends this drill for players that have just made a swing change, or those that have the tendency to look only at the ball when doing tee work. This drill forces you to look at the pitcher and then pick up the ball on the tee, which is the foundation of good tee work.
  • Reading Groundball Hops

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Former Big Leaguer Jody Reed breaks down the art of reading hops on the infield in this video tip. Coach Reed separates the different hops that you will see into 3 groups, the 1's (long hops) 2's (in between hops) and 3's (short hops). Coach Reed explains why we want 2 out of the 3 hops, and if possible how to avoid the hop that we don't want. Being able to read hops and understanding what type of hop you want to get will make you a stronger infielder and bring your fielding percentage up.
  • Windup Direction

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Nardi Contreras
    Coach Nardi Contreras discusses the Toe to Toe theory in this video on pitchers direction. Coach Contreras is a firm believer that your stride down the mound should land with both of you toes in line with one another in the direction of your catcher. It is important as pitchers to make sure we are as efficient as possible to maximize both our velocity and location.
  • Making the Tag at Bases

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Former Big League Manager Sam Perlozzo shares a few tips on how to make an effective tag at the base in this segment, convincing the umpire that there was no doubt you go him out. Coach Perlozzo explains how once you straddle the bag, let the ball come to you, we want to be as quick and efficient as possible when we get the ball to the bag and then get it out. Perfecting this skill will help you win games, as it will make the umpire have to make a split second decision.
  • Setting Up the Pitcher's Five Day Rotation

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Healthy Arm |
    Instructor: John Cumberland
    Coach John Cumberland discusses the five day rotation and what pitchers do on the days they don't pitch to get ready. Coach Cumberland is a firm believer in not over throwing on side work and in off days, as he says we don't want to leave our best stuff in the bullpen. This schedule can be altered for a 7 day rotation, where most players only pitch once a week. The main thing to remember is that running will flush your arm of the lactic acid after you pitch, and make sure you get a good side in before the next time you get the ball for a start.
  • Screen Drill with a Tee

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    Former Big League Slugger Dave Magadan shares a drill that will force you to keep your hands inside in this video segment. Coach Magadan likes to use the nets that make up the sides of a batting cage for this drill, with the end result being the knob of the bat should go to the inside part of the baseball you are hitting and not the outside. Coach Magadan even has an analogy that compares hitting to figure skating, make sure to watch and learn from this big league slugger.
  • Setting Goals

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Coaching Philosophies |
    Instructor: John Cumberland
    Coach John Cumberland discusses the importance of setting goals as a pitcher and a pitching coach in this video tip. Coach Cumberland recommends sitting down and coming up with mini goals, realistic goals and ultimate goals at the beginning of the season, and also you should put on paper both your strengths and weaknesses so they can be monitored throughout the year. Setting goals not only is good for the player, but it gives the coach an idea of what you expect and also what he can target on as far a weaknesses are concerned.
  • Home to 1st

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Jim Riggleman
    Former Big League Manager Jim Riggleman discusses the proper way to get down the first base line after hitting the ball in this video tip. It is important to develop good habits when base running so they become second nature to you, always take a peak as you are coming down the line to see whether the ball has been fielded or it has gotten through to the outfield.
  • Getting to Balance in the Windup

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Nardi Contreras
    Coach Nardi Contreras discusses the Wind Up delivery in this segment with the key being getting to a proper balance point. Coach Contreras starts his wind up with the drop step, focusing on keeping his head still as he pivots his plant foot to be parallel to the rubber. Coach Contreras is a firm believer in the balance point, without balance you are not going to get to the next section of the delivery which is direction.
  • Fielding A Come Backer and Throw to 1st Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Fielding |
    Instructor: Jeff Ware
    Coach Jeff Ware delivers a tip on how to make sure you get the out when a come backer is hit to you on the mound in this segment. It is important to remember that once you deliver the pitch you become the 9th fielder for the team and you have to be ready to make a play to help yourself and the team out. The easiest way to field the ball as a pitcher in a come backer situation is to make sure you get down the mound as much as possible and stay low through out the delivery of the ball to first base.
  • Footwork for Double Plays at 2nd Base #2

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/2nd Baseman |
    Instructor: Bill Dancy
    Coach Bill Dancy shares a few different ways to turn the double play as a second baseman receiving the throw in this video tip. The things that need to be taken into consideration when taking a feed for the double play include knowing your runners, but ultimately the number one goal is to get the first out and keep yourself in a safe position doing so.
  • Railroad Track Approach

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Former Major Leaguer Jody Reed discusses the approach an infielder makes towards ground balls in this video segment, debunking a theory that we have all heard. We have all heard that you want to field the ball in the center of your body as infielders, yet that doesn't necessarily mean we are going to approach the ball keeping it in the center. If you are using proper fielding fundamentals, approaching the ball keeping it midline to the body will ultimately leave you with a tougher ground ball to field. Watch Coach Reed's technique and try to carry it over to the next time you are taking ground balls at practice.
  • Double Play Feeds from the Shortstop

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Short Stop |
    Instructor: John Tamargo Jr
    Coach John Tamargo Jr shares some tips on how to successfully start the double play as a middle infielder in this segment. The two types of balls that you will see are the balls up the middle and the balls in the hole, the further you get away from 2nd base the harder the feed has to be to start the double play. Remember the double play is the pitchers best friend, but the first out is the important one.
  • Making Pitching Changes

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Manage Games |
    Instructor: Jim Riggleman
    Former Big League Manager Jim Riggleman discusses one of the most common hard decisions a head coach or manager has to make, the pitching change. Coach Riggleman uses the theory of 3's when deciding when to take his starter out of the game, which was passed down to him by a good baseball man. Remember we want our pitcher to compete and want to be in the game, so don't get mad when he gives a little resistance when you ask for the baseball.
  • Common Tee Drill Mistakes

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    Former Big League Slugger Dave Magadan shares some of the common mistakes people make when doing tee work in this video. All great hitters in the game have a regimen they adhere to when doing tee work, and it is not just working on hitting the pitch that is middle of the plate right where you want it. Coach Magadan likes to see swings that have good length to them through the baseball, meaning the bat stays through the hitting zone as long as possible ultimately giving you the best chance at making solid contact.
  • Getting into a Good Throwing Position

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: John Tamargo Jr
    Coach John Tamargo Jr shares a tip for infielders that leads to accurate throws in this video tip. Coach Tamargo cant stress enough the 3 part system after receiving/fielding the baseball, the ability to have sound mechanics in your throwing motion will lead to less errors around the diamond.
  • Lead Off 1st Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Jim Riggleman
    Coach Jim Riggleman discusses the proper way to take a lead at first base without getting caught off guard and picked off in this segment. Coach Riggleman shares a few helpful hints to increase the likelihood of stealing the next base without tipping off anyone on the field. The hard part was getting on base, now that you are there you need to make sure you are not clogging up the base paths or even worse getting picked off.
  • Fastball Grips

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Nardi Contreras
    Coach Nardi Contreras shows the difference between the spins of a 2 seam and 4 seam fastball in this segment. Coach Contreras uses a ball marked with a solid line and a striped line to demonstrate the different types of spins the hitter will see. The ability for the hitter to pick up spin on the baseball and determine the pitch is what separates the good ones from the great ones. Try standing in on one of your teammates next bullpen sessions to see if you can read the spin on the ball, this type of visual practice can train your eyes to determine the different pitches making you a tougher out.
  • Throwing Strikes

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Pitching |
    Instructor: Chuck Hernandez
    Coach Chuck Hernandez shares his theory on throwing strikes as a pitcher and why it is sometimes not totally understood by young players in this segment. Throwing strikes is a physical thing as well as a mental thing, good mechanics mixed with a will to put the ball in the zone make for the best strike throwers in the game. It is often misunderstood by young pitchers when they think about throwing strikes as they need to make the hitter miss the strike. A good pitcher throws strikes wanting contact, which allows him to go later in the game making him more valuable to his team.
  • Deciding Your Infield Positioning

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Positioning |
    Instructor: John Tamargo Jr
    Coach John Tamargo Jr discusses the different positioning for middle infielders with regards to playing deep versus shallow in this video tip. Infielders tend to play deeper in the infield dirt when there is nobody on base because it gives them more range, yet when there are runners on 1st or 1st and 2nd they play midway in the dirt to give them a better chance at turning two. The most important thing a infielder can do is knock the ball down and make an out, putting yourself in the right position will give you a better chance of making the play.
  • Coaching 1st Base During Games

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Manage Games |
    Instructor: John Cumberland
    Former Big League Manager Jim Riggleman discusses the roles and responsibilities of the 1st base coach in this video tip. Coach Riggleman takes the job of batting helmet retriever and batting glove holder to a whole new level, as most people dont realize what kind of role the first base coach really plays besides retrieving equipment of base runners. Knowing what to do as the first base coach will ultimately take some of the load off of the 3rd base coach and give your players a better chance to be successful.
  • Change-Up 2 1/2 Grip

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Nardi Contreras
    Coach Nardi Contreras shares a grip that he likes to call the "2 1/2 Change up" in this segment. The 2 1/2 is the beginning of what many know to be the circle change up, and is generally easier to throw than its big brother. Coach Contreras likes to start younger pitchers out throwing this pitch as their change up, and then over time morph it into a full blown circle change up. Remember let the grip do the work, arm speed will fool the hitter into thinking he is getting the fastball.
  • Coaching 3rd Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Manage Games |
    Instructor: Jim Riggleman
    Former Big League Manager Jim Riggleman discusses the nuances of coaching third base in this segment. Coach Riggleman goes over giving signs to hitters and base runners as well as how you should manage the runners on the base paths. Coach Riggleman has some helpful hints for you as a coach to help make sure you put your players in the best possible position to succeed.
  • Perfect Run Down Toss

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Team Play |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Former Big League Manager Sam Perlozzo discusses a play that we see get messed up over and over at all levels of the game, The Rundown. Coach Perlozzo has a simple way to make sure you make the perfect toss every time in a rundown. Remember in Rundown situations, the goal should be to get the runner going full speed and only have to make one throw to get the runner out.
  • Proper Spin Off the Bat

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Hitting/Hitting Mechanics |
    Instructor: Dave Magadan
    Former Major Leaguer Dave Magadan shares a tip on how to create more carry out of the balls you hit in this video. The key to getting good carry is backspin, Coach Magadan has a tee drill where you can work on your swing plane to get the most backspin possible. Tee drills are used by big leaguers every day to create good swing habits, make sure you are using drills to work on your swing and not just hitting to hit.
  • How to Throw Curveball

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Nardi Contreras
    Coach Nardi Contreras goes over the Curveball in this segment, teaching us what the spin should look like and how we can use simple drills to improve our feel of the pitch. Coach Contreras shares a progression of drills that involve the proper hand motion of the curveball to teach us how to safely and effectively throw the pitch. The "Uncle Charley" as the curveball is referred to in the baseball world is a very effective pitch that can entice swing and misses or ground balls, with some practice you can make your curveball an out pitch.
  • Five Ball Fielding Concept

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Catching |
    Instructor: Jody Reed
    Former Major Leaguer Jody Reed discusses his approach on fielding in his 5 ball fielding drill. Coach Reed lays out the plan of attack for when an infielder has a ball hit to him and what he is looking for in this video. Using 5 balls for demonstrating purposes only, coach Reed explains why certain ground balls are easier than others and why we should put ourselves in position to get those 2's and 3's every time.
  • Avoid Getting Picked Off on a Line Drive

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Base Running/Fundamentals |
    Instructor: Jim Riggleman
    Former Big League Manager Jim Riggleman discusses how to make sure you don't get doubled up on a line drive as a base runner in this video tip. It is important to make sure that we don't get into bad habits as base runners, so this is something you can practice during Batting Practice. Learn the form, and then it is just repetitions to make you a better base runner and keep your team in that big inning.
  • How to develop a strong presence on the mound

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Mental/Pitching |
    Instructor: Gil Patterson
    In this pitching video, Big League pitching coach Gil Patterson teaches how to develop a strong presence on the mound by building a mental & physical pyramid. Success on the mound comes with a combination of quality components and coach Patterson describes them in detail in this video to help you become the most complete pitcher possible. Executing pitches, being relentlessly competitive, staying relaxed & calm are just a few of the essential qualities that are prototypical of elite pitchers. Do you have what it takes?
  • Follow Through Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Throwing |
    Instructor: Randy Fierbaugh
    Coach Randy Fierbaugh demonstrates with the help of some up and coming baseball players the proper way to follow through when throwing the baseball. It is important to do dry mechanics to make sure you are creating good habits that will carry over into the practices and games. Dry Mechanics are also great to do in front of a mirror, you can both feel where your body is and also see where the body is through out your throwing motion.
  • Infield Communications

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Fielding/Team Play |
    Instructor: Sam Perlozzo
    Former Big League Manager and player Sam Perlozzo shares the secret language middle infielders use when deciding who wants to cover the bag on a stolen base in this video tip. We have all seen where the middle infielders make faces behind their gloves at each other but may not know what exactly they are doing. The are letting each other know by either a open or closed mouth who has coverage of the bag in the case of an attempted steal.
  • Kettlebell Swing

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen discusses the ins and outs of the Kettlebell Swing in this video, going over proper form to make sure we keep our back healthy and strong. If you have not watched the Kettlebell Dead Swing video yet, please refer to it as we will be building off of that movement in this segment. Remember to start light with weight until you get used to the movement, start with 3 sets of 10-15 reps and build up in weight from there.
  • Medicine Ball Rotational Throw

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen demonstrates a drill designed to strengthen the core and rotational power called the Med Ball Rotational Throw. The drill looks like a swing or throwing motion, which makes it perfect for baseball players to use in their training regiments. All you need for the drill is a sturdy wall and a medicine ball, making sure you give yourself plenty of room to field the ball as it comes off of the wall.
  • How to Play the Squeeze Bunt

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Fielding |
    Instructor: Jeff Ware
    Coach Jeff Ware goes over the Do or Die Squeeze Play in this video tip, demonstrating the 2 ways to make the play happen as the pitcher. The key to making the play happen is to make sure you are coming hard off the mound towards the ball with a purpose, choosing to use either the glove or the bare hand will be up to you. The glove method is just a scoop throw, make sure you stay low and finish low to be effective. One key that is not mentioned in the video is that the pitcher never crosses the baseline after he makes the play, for both safety and to avoid an interference call.
  • Creating Good Arm Action

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Chuck Hernandez
    Coach Chuck Hernandez discusses a simple way as pitchers to put ourselves in the proper throwing position in this video tip. Teaching proper throwing mechanics at an early age will not just benefit you as a young pitcher, it will also help to keep your arm healthy as you get older and really start firing the ball in to the plate. Remember "Thumb to Thigh, then High to the Sky" while keeping your fingers on top of the baseball, and you will be on your way to flawless mechanics.
  • Single Leg Romanian Dead Lift

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen discusses the sister exersise to the RDL, which is slightly harder and requires you to first be able to perform the RDL.  The movement is great for baseball players as we spend a lot of time unilaterally or on 1 foot.  The goal for this movement is to keep the foot that is up from touching the ground until the set is over.  Remember to work both legs, starting with 2 sets of 8-10 reps and working up to 3 sets of 10 with a 1 minute break in between sets. ( 1 set is complete when you have done both legs)
  • Stability Ball Hamstring Curl

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen goes over a way to work on leg strength as well as core strength in the same exercise, the Stability Ball Hamstring Curl. Any time you can get multiple muscle groups worked in one exercise, you are benefitting and making time for other muscle groups and movements. All you need to achieve the movement is a stability ball, so this is something that can be done in a variety of places and does not require expensive gym memberships.
  • Pre-game Inch Worms Stretch

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers adds another stretch for you to include into your pre game routine, the Inch Worm. The Inch Worm is a great way to get a stretch of the hamstrings and calves while getting some good blood flow into the shoulders. Coach Myers recommends 10 reps with a hold for at least 2 seconds, if you want a little more of a stretch increase the length of your holds.
  • T Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers discusses a great agility drill for ball players to add to their training regiment, the T drill. The ability to change directions while keeping body control is a great asset for a baseball player to have, and this drill allows you to use your imagination to keep the exercise fun and exciting.
  • Fielding the High Chopper

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Fielding |
    Instructor: Jeff Ware
    Coach Jeff Ware goes over the proper way to field the High Chopper as a pitcher in this video tip. The High Chopper is not something we see too often, but when it happens the play can be messed up without the proper form. The Hitter has done exactly what we want and hit a ground ball, making sure our body is in the right place will give us the best chance to record the out. Add the high chopper into your Pitchers Fielding Practice drills or PFP to make sure the next time it happens you are ready to make the play.
  • Bird Dog Exercise

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers discusses with us how the bird dog excersise can not only help gain strength in our core muscles, but also can show us if we have any weaknesses that we need to work on in our core.  This exersise is great for the young ball player who is just beggining to work out, but all ages can and should perform the movement.
  • Forearm Wall Slides

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen goes over a different type of movement designed to stretch out your shoulders in a pre game setting. It cant be stressed enough how important it is to have good flexibility in your shoulders, this movement is a simple way to make sure you are getting a good stretch and warm up in before your next game or practice. Start with one set of 15 with a 2 second hold at the top.
  • Turkish Get Up

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Mobility and strength are both achieved in this exercise, The Turkish Get Up, and it is one of the best bang for your buck exercises dating back hundreds of years.  Coach Myers takes us through the step by step process to properly performing the skill.  Start with no weight and do 2 sets of 6 reps making sure you have good form and control of your body.  Progress into using weight and eventually 3 sets of 10 reps with a 1 minute break in between sets.
  • Groiner Stretches

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers discusses as key component to his pre game routine and stretching called the groiner in this video. The stretch is designed to stretch out the groin muscle and hip flexors. Injuring these muscles due to lack of stretching is common, and the road to recovery could have you sitting on the sideline for quite some time. Make sure you are focusing on stretching out these two very important muscle groups before your next game or practice.
  • Elements of a Good Fastball

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Gil Patterson
    Coach Gil Patterson goes over some of the criteria he believes allows for pitchers to get swing and misses in this video tip. Having over powering velocity is not the only way to entice the hitter into swinging through your fastball according to Coach Gil. Throwing 95 mph is not in the cards for everyone, but the ability to fine tune your mechanics and get maximum movement out of your pitches is very achievable if you are focusing on the right things.
  • Fielding Bunts to 3rd Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Fielding |
    Instructor: Jeff Ware
    Coach Jeff Ware shares a few tips on how to effectively field a bunt on the third base side in this video tip. Coach Ware's key points are to make sure that as you approach the ball use short choppy steps, keeping your body under control. As you field the ball make sure you stay low as you deliver the ball to the third basemen, minimizing your chances for an overthrow.
  • Story What Makes a Good Coach

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Stories |
    Instructor: Gil Patterson
    Coach Gil Patterson shares a story about his favorite coach, and why that person made such a huge difference in his life.
  • Stability Ball with Medicine Ball Rotation

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen shares an exercise designed to strengthen your core, which we know is very important as baseball players. Coach Owen played minor league baseball and has carried his passion of the game over into the strength and conditioning side, as he works with young ball players to make them the best the can possibly be. So, if you are looking to strengthen up that core section and become a better ball player, get yourself a stability ball and medicine ball and get to it.
  • Cocktail Lunge

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen demonstrates the Cocktail Lunge, a unilateral movement designed to help bulid core stability.  Since this is a more difficult movement, Coach Owen recommends starting with 3 sets of 6 reps with no weight.  As you progress, first add more reps to each set, then add weight bringing the number of reps back down to 6.
  • TBA W Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers shares an agility drill designed to work on changing directions while keeping good body control, The W Drill. This drill is great for position players as it simulates making the turn to go after a fly ball or even base stealing. Agility drills are great for all baseball players, and can even be used to also condition players during practice. Having a good training regimen is important to becoming the best you can be, and adding agility drills into that will only give you a better chance of reaching the goals you have set forth.
  • Vintage Squat

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen demonstrates how to properly perform the vintage squat, a safer way to do a squat for those who may be having trouble. This movement is a progression, so start with no weight and work towards adding weight until eventually you are able to perform the movement with ease. Coach Cale recommends 3 sets of 8, with the end goal of graduating into a regular squat.
  • Super Plank

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    The super plank is a more advanced motion and should not be attempted until you have succesfully mastered the low plank.  The key to this excersise is to try to keep your hips from moving as you transfer between the low and high planks.  Start out with 8-10 reps for each set, remembering to alternate starting with your left and your right.  As you get better, you can add more reps and do them faster.
  • Pitchers Daily Routine

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Healthy Arm |
    Instructor: Sam Ellis
    Coach Sammy Ellis talks about the difference between starting pitchers and relief pitchers with regards to routines in this segment. A starting pitcher knows what he has to do every day and in between starts he gets on the mound for 10-12 minutes to work on his pitches, whereas the relievers generally don't get on the mound in between outings. The one thing that the 2 share in common though is after an extended outing, pitchers run for distance to get a flush of the system and help in the recovery process.
  • Flat Ground Slide Step

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Mike Billek

    In the continuation of the flat-ground pitching mechanics series, coach Mike shows how to develop a quick and efficient but powerful delivery to the plate from the stretch position by using the flat ground slide step drill. Once again, these simple but very effective drills are designed to eliminate additional stress to the throwing arm by staying off the mound, while allowing a pitcher to create seamless mechanics through maximizing repetitions. The best part? No need waste valuable throws due to the overall emphasis on the movement more than the pitch... so there is NO BASEBALL REQUIRED!

  • Romanian Dead Lift

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Isolating the Hamstrings and Glutes, Coach Cale Owen demonstrates the Romanian Dead Lift or RDL.  Starting off with no weight is perfectly fine and is reccomended, as you will feel strain through out your entire hamstring as you perform this exersise. Start with 3-4 sets of 12 reps resting for 30 seconds in between sets before adding weight into the movement.
  • Depth Jumps

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen shares a drill designed to create explosive power called Depth Jumps in this video. For the drill you will need 2 elevated platforms to work off of, making sure that whatever you choose is sturdy and will not move if you jump on them. Since this is an explosive movement make sure to keep reps down to 4-5 as you don't want to get where you cant perform the movement.
  • Riding the Back Leg Down Hill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Sam Ellis
    Coach Sammy Ellis shares what he believes to be the most important aspect of the pitching delivery in this segment. The ability to stay back while going forward may sound impossible, but as Coach Ellis explains it is the top half staying back while the lower half rides down the mound. This will put you into a power position when your front foot lands and will protect your arm because you will be using mostly legs to generate all your power.
  • Low Plank

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Myers explains the low plank to us in this segment, a great excersise for gaining core strength.  The core is just not limited to the abdominal muscles, and it is an essential muscle group to baseball players. Once you have mastered the proper form, set goals for yourself on how long you can properly hold the low plank.  Start with 3 sets of 20 second holds with a 1 minute break in between, as you get better increase the hold count by 5 seconds each week.
  • Medicine Ball Single Leg Wall Reach

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen shares a different way to attack your abdominal muscles in this segment, the Medicine Ball Single Leg Wall Reach. In this movement, your body has to maintain balance as you go overhead and behind you, therefore your core will be engaged the entire time you are in the drill. Remember with all unilateral movements, make sure to work both sides equally to avoid any muscle imbalances.
  • Partner Handshakes

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Rotation & Balance |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers shares a great partner drill designed to strengthen the core muscles called the Partner Handshake in this video. Sometimes doing abdominal work can get boring and monotonous, but the Partner Handshake drill will be both fun and competitive. See how many you can do and who will be the first partner to give in.
  • 4 Part Delivery Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Gil Patterson
    Coach Gil Patterson describes a 4 part delivery drill in this segment, where each drill builds off of the next. The stick in the drill is used for resistance and also to visualize hand placement through the delivery. Make sure to do the drills in order, Coach Patterson recommends 10 reps at each drill as part of your practice routine. This drill is great to use right before you get on the mound for a bull pen session to reiterate positive mechanical thoughts.
  • Throwing Breaking Balls

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Sam Ellis
    Coach Sammy Ellis discusses the proper way to throw off speed pitches and keep your arm healthy in this video tip. The key to remember when throwing an off speed pitch according to Coach Ellis is to work from behind the baseball and over the baseball. In Coach Ellis's experience, the ones that try to work around the baseball are the ones that end up having elbow problems down the road. So next time you go out to practice your pitching ask yourself, are you working around the baseball or over the top of the baseball.
  • Side Lunge to Balance

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Rotation & Balance |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Balance is the name of the game, especially for those who are pitchers.  Coach Cale Owen demonstrates the side lunge to balance drill, which is designed to teach body control while working on strengthening your lower half.  Start with no weight, making sure you are able to control your body, as you get comfortable with the movement you can add weight to the drill.  Do 3 sets of 8-10 reps on each leg.
  • Get Up Sit Up

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Upper Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers of Tampa Bay Atheletics give us a great exersise to work on core strength as well as shoulder mobility and strength overhead.  Start with something light like a broomstick, and after you have begun to understand the movement, graduate into something that has weight to it like a barbell.  Do 3 sets of 10-12 resting 1 minute in between sets
  • L Agility Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Are you looking for an agility drill to add to your training program? Look no further as Coach Jimmy Myers shares the "L" agility drill in this video. This drill will help you work on changing directions which we use is baseball regularly, and can be timed to gauge progress. Make sure when you make the turns you stay tight to the cones and you always stay low to the ground.
  • Lower Half Follow Through

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
    Coach Mike Billek shares a drill he likes to use with his pitchers to help them get full lower body rotation . It is important that our lower body have just as violent of a rotation as our upper body when we pitch, if not the 2 parts will not work in sync. This towel drill is great for teaching young pitchers how the follow through should feel on the lower half, if they are not getting enough rotation they will know right away as their leg will hit the chair.
  • The Foundation for the Complete Pitcher

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Gil Patterson
    Coach Gil Patterson shares is thoughts on what it takes to be a complete pitcher in this video tip. Coach Patterson has years of experience both playing and coaching the game of baseball, and with a world series ring to prove it. Take what he says and apply it to your next outing, one step at a time you will be on your way to achieving your goals.
  • Medicine Ball Recoil Slam

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen has a exercise for you if you want to build your core up and be rock solid, the Medicine Ball Recoil Slam. Baseball players use their core muscles all the time in throwing and swinging so this exercise is perfect for the baseball player that wants to get better. This is an explosive movement so make sure you take a second in between reps to regain your balance, we are not looking for speed here.
  • Modified Pushups

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Upper Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    The Modified Pushup is yet another way to work on your upper body strength, specifically for those who struggle with perfoming standard pushups.  Coach Myers shows us how we can bulid upper body strength with proper form, which ultimately will help to protect our arms from a possible injury.  Coach Myers reccomends that you try to get to 10 reps with good form, as you get better you can lower your angle of incline, before you know it you will be doing the standard pushup with ease.
  • Single Leg Box Squat

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers demonstrates the Single Leg Box Squat in this segment, another great unilateral movement (one sided).  Determining the right height for you will also determine how difficult the exercise will be, so start out with a higher platform in back of you and work from there.  Do 3 sets of 10 reps each leg with 1 minute of rest in between each set.
  • Alternating Scorpions

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Are you looking for a new stretch to perform before a game or workout, Coach Owen demonstrates the alternating scorpion which is designed to stretch out your lower back and hip flexors.  You may not be able to get your foot all the way up to your hand at first, which is ok, but as time goes on you will notice that your foot can go further and further (meaning you are becoming more flexible in your lower back and hip flexors).  Try 3 sets of 10 alternating scorpions before your next workout.
  • Fielding Bunts on the 1st Base Side

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Fielding |
    Instructor: Jason Johnson
    Coach Jason Johnson talks about the 2 types of bunts you will see on the first base line and how you should handle them in this video tip. With the ball that has died in the grass, we want to make sure that we field it with a wide base already position to throw the ball to first. It is important to use your bare hand when fielding these types of bunts. If the ball is still moving we want to get a wide base and use our glove and bare hand to field the ball.
  • Pushup to Sprint Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen shares a drill great for infielders wanting to gain some explosive quickness, the Push Up to Sprint Drill. The drill emulates an infielder that has dove for the ball and quickly needs to get back to his feet. This drill will help to train those fast twitch muscles fibers in your body to fire on all cylinders, in the end making you faster.
  • Upper Body Rotational Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
    Coach Mike Billek shares one of his favorite ways to work on pitching without even picking up a baseball. The drill requires a small hand towel, a chair and a partner with a glove. The idea behind towel drills in to create some resistance for your arm to work through, while being able to give you feedback (based on how you hit your partners glove) where your hand position is through the throwing motion.
  • Hiding the Ball

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Sam Ellis
    Coach Sammy Ellis speaks about the art of hiding the ball as a pitcher and why doing so can make you a better pitcher. The shorter amount of time that the hitter actually sees the baseball, the better chance the pitcher has for a swing and miss or poor contact. Work on staying closed all the way down the mound until front foot contact and work off of the line of your body so those hitter don't get a free preview of whats to come.
  • Single Leg Wall Sits

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers demonstrates a great isometric exercise for developing leg strength in baseball players, the Single Leg Wall Sit. The best thing about this exercise is that you don't need expensive gym equipment to do it, all you need is a wall and some space to work. Try holding the position for 10-15 seconds and alternate legs, remember this is a difficult movement so you may not be able to hold as long when you first start.
  • Box Squats

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Are you having trouble getting down into the lower portion of the squat, or does your form get bad when you get there?  Coach Jimmy Myers has the exersise for you help build the strength and confidence needed to perform the squat flawlessly.  The Box Squat is a regression of the squat, do 3 sets of 10 reps.  Once you master this, it will be time to move on to the normal back squat.
  • Recovery Run - Max Heartrate

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Post Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers shares a way pitchers can tailor their running after an outing to make sure we are achieving a good flush of lactic acid and ultimately recover faster. Coach Myers recommends finding your max heart rate and working off of 65-75 % and staying in that zone for 30 minutes plus. Remember we are not just running to run, as pitchers this is important to aid in the fat recovery of our baseball muscles so we will be ready to go again when our number is called.
  • Holding Runner at 1st Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Jason Johnson
    Coach Jason Johnson shares a helpful tip in how you can easily keep runners at first base a step closer to the bag in this segment. It is important as pitchers that we control the running game as best as we can and give our catchers a chance to throw the runner out if they try to steal. In the end, making a simple adjustment could be the difference between a win and a loss.
  • Russian Twist

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Cale Owen shares a great exersise for rotational movements, the russian twist.  Almost all the movements in the game of baseball involve some type of rotaion, which is what makes the russian twist so important to add to your workout routine.  Start small, using low weight and gradually increase until you find the right wieght for you.  Do 3-4 sets of 12 reps each side.
  • Pronation Dumbbell Curl

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Upper Body Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Bicept Curls are not just for working on your beach muscles, Coach Cale Owen takes you through a bicept exersise that with help to strengthen your arms when in the throwing motion.  The pronation dumbell curl is designed to help strengthen our arms when in the pronated position, which is how your arm is just after releasing the ball.  Start with 3 sets of 8-10 reps, making sure to keep the weight light.
  • Covering 1st Base on a Tweener

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Fielding |
    Instructor: Chuck Hernandez
    The term "Tweener" is used in the baseball world to describe the soft hit ball that goes in no mans land between the pitcher and the first basemen and it is probably one of the plays that gets messed up the most in the game. Coach Chuck Hernandez describes the proper way to field the "Tweener" in this segment, with good communication being one of the keys to its success. Make sure you are practicing this play and every time a ball is hit to the right side of the infield you as a pitcher are making the move to go over and cover first base.
  • Proper Push Ups Form for Baseball Players

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Upper Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Myers explains proper Push Ups form for baseball players and why doing push ups the wrong way can be detrimental to the health of a baseball player's throwing arm.  The push up is an exercise we learn early on as athletes, but chances are you have never been taught the proper way to perform it for baseball players. If you cannot perform a push up there is no worry, Coach Myers has a simple regression that can help you build strength until you are able to perform the standard exercise .
  • Step Off Sprint Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Are you working on trying to get better jumps when stealing bases, well Coach Cale Owen just may have the drill you have been looking for all along. The Step off Sprint Drill is simple, all you need is a elevated platform 6-18 inches off the ground and some room to run. This drill will work on those fast twitch muscle fibers in your body helping you to get better jumps wether you are stealing bases or running down a batted ball.
  • Forearm Wall Slide

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Upper Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers shares a movement designed to help keep you mobile in the shoulder, the Forearm Wall Slide. This exercise does not require the use of weights or a gym, so there is no reason it cant be worked on by all players. This movement is designed for those players that have limited flexibility in the shoulders and should be done daily to get you on track to throwing with maximum velocity.
  • Medicine Ball Kneeling Hip Pass

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Rotation & Balance |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen demonstrates the Medicine Ball Kneeling Hip Pass in this segment, a movement designed to gain rotational power in baseball players. You will need a medicine ball and a sturdy wall to perform this drill, make sure that you work both sides of your body equally as this is a unilateral movement. Start with 3 sets of 6-8 reps on each side.
  • Static Groiner

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Post Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers speaks about a neglected part of the baseball game, the Post Game Stretch. The Static Groiner will stretch the quad, hamstring, glute and hip flexor all in one stretch. Coach Myers recommends holding the position for 30 seconds on each side in a post game stretch to make sure you are keeping all of your muscles flexible and stretched.
  • Proper Use of the Workout Room

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Jason Johnson
    Coach Jason Johnson shares his thoughts on hitting the weight room in season in this video. As baseball players, we don't want to get concerned with how much weight we can throw around in the weight room unless we are talking about legs, as this is one of the most important attributes of any power pitcher.. Focus on making your legs as strong as they can possibly be, and take the opposite approach for your upper body. Use light dumbbells to work the intricate muscles of the shoulder and strengthen them to prevent injury.
  • Single Leg Glut Bridge

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Owen takes the glute bridge to another level in this segment, the single leg glute bridge is significantly more difficult than its sister exersise.  Coach Owen recommends 3 sets of 12-15 reps on each leg to start resting for 30 seconds between sets.
  • Getting Hitters Out Throwing Any Speed

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Jason Johnson
    Coach Jason Johnson shares why guys in the major leagues can still get guys out when they don't throw 95 MPH, and how this mindset can translate over to young players who don't light up the radar gun either. Just because you don't throw the fastest in your league doesn't mean you cant be effective, location is the key to the position. The ability to hit your spots and have movement on your pitches down in the zone is what will lead you to success when you don't have your best fastball.
  • Kneeling Lat Stretch

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Upper Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Taking care of your arm is one thing that all baseball players should strive to do, and stretching before and after you play in a game or practice is one way we can achieve this.  Coach Jimmy Myers of Tampa Bay Athletics demonstrates how the Kneeling Lat Stretch can help loosen up those tight muscles we use on a daily basis playing the game of baseball.
  • 5-10-5 Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen demonstrates a drill used to gain lateral speed and agility, the 5-10-5 drill. Coach Owen also encourages you to be creative in this drill, and not just stick with the side to side shuffle as the only way to perform this movement. Get a stopwatch and have someone time you, as you want to see your progress as you get faster laterally.
  • Post Game Lying Quad Stretch

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Post Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers goes over a crucial part of the stretching routine that is often overlooked, the Post Game Stretch. The Lying Quad Stretch is common, yet people tend to do this stretch all wrong. Make sure instead of trying to lift your hips off the ground to touch your foot to your butt, you drive your hip into the ground making for a deep stretch. Coach Myers recommends 30 second holds on each side in a post game setting, this along with other post game stretches will ensure you are doing all that is possible to remain healthy on the diamond.
  • Importance of Good Direction

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Chuck Hernandez
    Coach Chuck Hernandez shares a tip with us on good direction in this segment. Pitching is about straight lines, yet we want to make sure the ball has good life and movement on it down in the zone. Making sure that you are not working against your body when delivering the pitch is important, it can help with accuracy as well as keep your arm healthy. If you are having trouble with your direction to the plate, draw a line from the rubber to the plate in the dirt and strive to land close to that line. It all boils down to be efficient and maximizing what our bodies will allow us to do.
  • Medicine Ball Single Leg Rotational Throw

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Rotation & Balance |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen discusses a great exercise for baseball players to do in the gym, the Medicine Ball Single Leg Throw. You will need a medicine ball and a sturdy wall to perform this drill, the Medicine Ball Single Leg Throw will incorporate balance and power together to create a great exercise for ball players. Start with 6-8 throws on each side, making sure to focus more on body control than heavy weights.
  • Wall Ankle Mobilization

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    If you have been looking for a way to stretch out your achilles before your next big game look no further as Coach Jimmy Myers shares the Wall Ankle Mobilization with us in this segment. Your ankles are very important in making sure you can make good turns on the baseball field, yet they are an area of the body that is usually neglected in a stretching routine. Coach Myers recommends a set of 10 taps on each leg as part of a stretching routine to get those ankles firing on all cylinders.
  • Which Side of the Mound Do You Throw From

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Sam Ellis
    Coach Sammy Ellis debunks the theory of choosing a side of the pitching rubber based on where you want to throw the ball in this video. Some pitchers tend to pick a side of the rubber to be closer to the side of the plate that they have trouble getting to, and Coach Ellis is here to tell you why they are wrong. Instead of worrying about what side of the rubber you are on, focus on your front side and direction, making sure you are working in a straight line to your target.
  • Single Leg Box Jumps

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers takes the box jump up a notch with a unilateral movement, the single leg box jump.  The key to this exercise is to make sure we keep good running form as we complete the movement, explosiveness in our legs is what we are looking for here.  Keep your reps down for this movement, doing no more than 5 for each leg.
  • Split Squats

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Myers of Tampa Bay Athletics explains a variation of the squat, the Split Squat.  It is recommended to start with no weight and get used to the motion.  Once you have mastered the movement, you can try tempo split squats or even split squats with weight.  Weights that can be used for this exercise will vary from player to player, but you can use dumb bells, kettle bells or a straight bar on the shoulders (as you would use in the normal back squat) to get the most out of the movement.
  • Pigeon Pose Glute & Forearm Stretch

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Post Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers goes over a overlooked aspect of the game that could be missing from your routine, the post game stretch. The Pigeon Pose Glute and Forearm Stretch is designed to stretch your Gluteus Maximus (your butt muscle) and your forearms at the same time. Coach Myers recommends a 30 second hold on each side after your next game or workout, you will notice better recovery and flexibility in no time.
  • Change-Up

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: John Cumberland
    Coach John Cumberland offers a few tips on why we use the change up in this segment. The change up as Coach Cumberland says is "Money", if you can get a good feel for throwing the pitch in any count it can be your best friend. There are many different ways to grip the change up, but the key is making sure that your delivery looks just like a fastball with good arm speed.
  • Importance of Long Toss

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Jason Johnson
    Coach Jason Johnson offers up some advice for young players looking to long toss in this segment. Coach Johnson believes that long tossing is the best way to make sure all of your throwing muscles are loose as well as preventing injury to your arm. It is important to remember that long for some may be too long for others, stay within yourself and gradually build up to 150-180 feet like coach Johnson used to do when he played in the Big Leagues.
  • Glute Bridge

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale owen discusses one of his favorite ways to warm up before a leg workout, the Glute Bridge.  Coach Owen recommends 3 sets of 12 repetitions as part of your warm up routine, remember that this is a controlled movement and is not intended to be explosive.
  • Sleep Stretch

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Upper Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Looking for a great stretch to add to your pre or post game routine, well look no further because Coach Myers has the stretch for you.  The sleeper stretch is great for baseball players and will allow more mobility in your shoulder.  Do this stretch for 3 sets of 30 seconds each, remembering that the goal is a good stretch.  As you perform this exersise, over time, you will find that you have a much more flexible shoulder than when you started, and your arm will be less suitable for sustaining an injury.
  • Star Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen shares one of his favorite speed and agility drills in this video, the Star Drill. You will need 8 cones to perform this drill, making sure they are spread out at least 3 steps away from each other. it is important to get rest in between sets, as this is an explosive drill. Set your cones up and see how fast you can race through, maybe even challenge a friend.
  • Kneeling Forearm Stretch

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Post Game |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen shares a stretch to be used in a post game or post workout setting to stretch out our forearms. The forearms can get sore at times from all of the throwing and swinging we do as baseball players, so this stretch is a must to keep our arms healthy. Remember stretching doesn't just happen before the game!
  • Medicine Ball Swing Toss

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen takes us through the Medicine Ball Swing Toss, designed to develop strength in your gluts and core. You will need a medicine ball and a wall to perform this drill, start away from the wall far enough so that when you throw the ball at the wall you have enough time to catch it.
  • Sitting Running Arm Action

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Running Mechanics |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers talks in depth about the proper form to use in running and how we can work on this in a drill called Sitting Running Arm Action. This is just another way you can make yourself better on the ball field, this drill will make you more efficient in your running which will in turn make you faster. Next time you are sitting on the couch watching tv, hop down to the floor and give it a shot.
  • Pick-Off Moves to First Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Gil Patterson
    Coach Gil Patterson discusses the different ways to control the running game with a runner on first base in this segment. Picking off is not the only way you can control the running game as a pitcher, sometimes just holding the ball can screw up the runners timing. At the end of the day, the runner is trying to time you up or pattern you so he can easily steal, mix up your times to the plate and throw over every once in a while and you will see results almost immediately.
  • Inside Move to 2nd Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Sam Ellis
    Coach Sammy Ellis teaches us how to keep an aggressive runner at second base honest and possibly pick him off in this video. The Inside Move is a safe and effective way to make sure the runner on second base doesn't get a huge jump and steal 3rd on you. The best part of this move is, you don't have to throw the ball, it may even tip off the batter at home if he is in a bunting situation. All in all the Inside Move is something you need to have in your game plan as a pitcher.
  • Hurdle Drill Under the Fence

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers demonstrates the hurdle drill, which can really help with mobility in the hips and hip flexors.  This drill can really help those infielders that have trouble keeping their butt down when fielding ground balls. This drill can be done everyday and is not only going to allow you to repeat a good fielding position, but will also allow for better mobility in your hips, which may be the reason you cant keep your butt down in the first place.  Start with 2-3 sets of 20 reps (10 each way).
  • Reverse Woodchoppers with a Med Ball

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Rotation & Balance |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Reverse wood choppers with a medicine ball are a great way to mimic the actions seen on the baseball field in the gym.  Coach Jimmy Myers describes how to properly perform this rotational exercise in this segment.  Start with a light weight med ball and perform 8-10 repetitions for 3 sets making sure that you do both sides before moving on to the next set.
  • Air Squats

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Myers discusses the proper way to perform the squat.  The squat is one of the best exercises for gaining strength in your legs, which are the main muscles you will use as a baseball player.
  • Walking Lunge with Palm to Floor

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen demonstrates a movement you can use as part of your pre game or pre workout routine, the Walking Lunge with Palm to the Floor. Coach Owen recommends 1 set of 10 each side, noting that the movement will help stretch your lower back which we use in baseball for almost every play made.
  • Straight Leg Bear Crawl

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers offers up one of his favorite pre game stretches that he has in his pre workout routine, the Straight Legged Bear Crawl. The key for this movement is to make sure our heels stay flat on the ground without bending your knees. Walk on your hands backwards and frontwards for 20-30 feet and remember it is not a race, it is designed to stretch your hamstrings and calves.
  • Line Hops

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Weather you want to warm up your CNS, work on your agility or just get a good jump exercise in your routine, Line Hops can achieve all of the above.  Coach Jimmy Myers shows you how to get the blood flowing before you hit the gym hard.  All you need for this exercise is a line (it can be on the sidewalk, the foul line of the baseball field, or a piece of tape placed on the ground).  Do 4 sets of 10 side to side and 4 sets of 10 front to back, making sure to rest 30 seconds in between sets.
  • Watching Games Between Appearances

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Jason Johnson
    Coach Jason Johnson talks about what a pitcher does on the days he is not pitching in the game, and no it is not eat sunflower seeds and tell jokes. A good pitcher should take notes on his opponent and know what they are looking for when at the plate. Maybe you will see them later down the road in the season and you might have the ball that day, will you be ready?
  • Groiners

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers shares a exercise that stretches your hamstrings, groin and hip flexors in this segment. This exercise is meant to be used as a stretch pregame or pre workout, and they are done with an explosive movement. At first you may not be able to get your heel all the way up to your hand and that is okay, as you do this stretch more and more you will notice improvements in your flexibility.
  • Covering 1st Base

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Fielding |
    Instructor: John Cumberland
    Coach John Cumberland describes the proper way to cover first base as a pitcher when the ball is hit to the right side of the infield. Coach cumberland likes to take a direct path to the bag and as he gets close, put his glove up giving the fielder a target and letting him know you are ready for the ball. It is important to get in good habits of turning around after making the out to check for other runners who might try to advance.
  • Medicine Ball Hot Feet Throw

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Rotation & Balance |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen shares a drill used by infielders to work on quick feet and explosive hips called the Medicine Ball Hot Feet Throw. You will need a medicine ball and a sturdy wall that you can throw the medicine ball against, once again with all unilateral movements it is important to work both sides of your body to prevent muscular imbalances.
  • 4 Seam Fastball Grip

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Nardi Contreras
    Coach Nardi Contreras discusses the proper way to grip the baseball using 4 seams in this video. This is not just important for pitchers, position players should always strive to get a 4 seam grip when throwing the baseball around the field, it will allow for the least amount of movement which will in turn lead to more accurate throws.
  • Butt Kickers to a Hold

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers demonstrates Butt Kickers to a Hold, another exercise to add to your pre game routine. This movement will allow you to get a super stretch on your quads and hip flexors, 2 very important muscles used in running. Coach Myers recommends 1 set of 10 reps with a hold on each leg before your next game or practice.
  • Pitching Command

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Sam Ellis
    Coach Sammy Ellis discusses the importance of pitching ahead in the count in this video segment. The statistics prove that when the count is in the pitchers favor the opposing hitters batting average goes way down, and vice versa for when the pitcher is behind in the count. It is important to stay down in the strike zone early in the count and not try to nibble at the corners until you get ahead. Remember, the best pitch in baseball is strike 1!
  • Single Leg Reaches

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Rotation & Balance |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers explains the single leg reach, a very deliberate movement intended to build stability and strength while improving throwing mechanics.  Start with using your throwing hand, but make sure to not forget about the glove hand as we want to be strong equally on both sides of our bodies.  This is another one of the drills that does not require a gym membership or extensive weight collection in your garage.  Start with 3 sets of 10 reps each side, as you get more comfortable you can increase the number of reps.
  • Ankle Mobility

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen discusses 3 different movements that can be done to warm up your ankles and feet before your next game or practice. Coach Owen calls this Ankle Mobility, and he recommends 1 set of 10 reps each way. Remember it is important to get a full body stretch in before a game, so don's be tempted to skip any of the smaller muscle groups.
  • Pregame Warm-Up Routine

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: Jason Johnson
    Former Big Leaguer Jason Johnson explains what he used to do in his pre game routine in this video. Coach Johnson took stretching very seriously and spent up to 30 minutes making sure his body was ready to play the game that day. Just because Coach Johnson was a pitcher doesn't mean that this doesn't translate over to position players as well. Coach Johnson is a big believer in pre game preparation and making your own routine will put you one step closer to success.
  • Wall Sprints

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Running Mechanics |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Are you trying to gain some speed on the base paths so you can make the baseball team in your town? Coach Cale Owen shares a drill called Wall Sprints that will not only help you get faster, but also will help promote good sprinting mechanics. Coach Owen recommends wall sprints to all ages of players, all you need to achieve this drill is a sturdy wall to brace yourself against. Start off slow, making sure you have a good feel for the movement, once you are ready you can move to full speed for 10-15 seconds each set.
  • Lateral Squat Jump

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Myers of Tampa Bay Athletics describes the proper way to perfom the Lateral Squat Jump, a great way to improve agility and body awareness.  Do 4 sets of 5 repetitions making sure that you are exploding from side to side and not spending more that a fraction of a second on the ground.  (5 reps are completed when you have done 5 right and 5 left).
  • Prisoner Squat

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers shows a way you can spice up your pre game routine with the prisoner squat in this segment. This movement is designed to be done faster than any other kind of squat, and is done to get warmed up versus building strength. Coach Myers recommends 1 set of 20 reps as part of a pre game stretch.
  • Pitcher Tempo

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Approach & Strategy |
    Instructor: John Cumberland
    Coach John Cumberland discusses Pitchers tempo in this tip which is more important than you may think. The amount of time a pitcher takes in between pitches can effect a lot in a baseball game, it can cause the fielders behind him to start playing on their heels which leads to errors. A good rule of thumb is to never leave the dirt of the mound when receiving a throw from the catcher, as soon as you get the ball it is time to get back on the mound and fire in the next pitch. Having good tempo doesn't require extraordinary athletic ability, don't let it be the reason you have trouble in your next outing!
  • Medicine Ball Slam

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers shares a great tool we can use to develop power, the med ball slam.  Make sure that the muscles you focus on in this drill are in your core and nowhere else, we do not want this to be an arm drill.  Start with using a 10 pound medicine ball, as you get stronger increase the weight.  Coach Myers recommends 3 sets of 12-15 reps for this power movement.
  • Medicine Ball Figure 8 Rotational Throw

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Rotation & Balance |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen of Tampa Bay Athletics demonstrates an exercise designed for hitters to work on the rotational explosion that takes place when we swing the bat. This an explosive movement so rest is key, make sure you take the time you need in between sets so you can keep good form. Coach Owen recommends 2 sets of 8-10 reps making sure you work both the left and right side of your body.
  • Medicine Ball Chest Pass

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    The med ball chest pass is not just a strength gaining excersise, it can also be used to speed up our Central Nervous System (CNS).  Coach Jimmy Myers takes you through the proper techniques, noting that the med ball chest pass is a great warm up to a work out or practice.  If you are using the drill as a warm up, make sure to do 4 sets of 10 passes with 30 seconds break in between sets.  The warm up will be faster movements with lighter weight, and the strength movement will have a pause before the pass with heavier weight.
  • Kneeling Thoracic Roatation

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers goes over the Kneeling Thoracic Rotation in this segment, a stretch designed to work on the hip flexors. This is a very specific stretch and needs to be done slowly and correctly. Coach Myers recommends 8-10 reps on each side, adding this into your pre game routine.
  • Pitching Grips- Cutter and Slider

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Gil Patterson
    Coach Gil Patterson shares with you how to grip and throw the cutter and slider in this video. There are several different way to grip each pitch, the key is finding one that you are confident in and also one that you see results from. These two pitches are very similar, with the slider having a little more break to it. Remember as in all new pitches, it takes time to perfect them so be patient and make sure you practice them while playing catch.
  • Kettle Bell Sumo Dead Lift

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen discusses the kettle bell sumo dead lift in this segment, the movement incresease strength in the hamstrings, glutes and back.  Remember that feeling tension in your hamstrings is not a bad thing when performing the skill, make sure that the kettle bell stays even with your heels at the bottom half of the movement.  Start with 3 sets of 8-10 reps of light weight, as you increase in weight for this skill make sure you drop down on the number of reps that you are doing to 6-8.
  • Reverse Lunge Hip Flexor Stretch

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers gives you another great movement to add to your pre game routine, the Reverse Lunge Hip flexor Stretch. Remember that this is a unilateral movement, make sure to do both legs equally so you can get a good stretch. Coach Myers recommends 8-10 reps per leg
  • Leg Lowering with Stretching Strap

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers of Tampa Bay Athletics shows us a way to get our Hamstrings stretched before a game or practice in this segment. A thorough stretching regement is important to making sure you are able to make it through the long baseball season. Coach Myers reccomends you start with 3 sets of 8 on each leg, making sure that you are using proper form and controlled movements for 3 seconds up and 3 seconds down
  • Flat Ground Series #4 - Wind Up Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
    Coach Mike Billek discusses the fourth and final progression of the flat ground series, The Wind Up Drill. The Wind Up is where we will spend the majority of our time as pitchers, so we need to make sure that our mechanics allow us to maintain balance and fill up the strike zone. As with all of the other flat ground drills, do 8-10 reps starting with a pause at the top of balance for the first few. By the end of this drill you should have game like mechanics with no pause and be ready to start your bull pen work.
  • Chapter 3 - Different Pitches

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Gil Patterson
    Coach Gil shows how to properly throw the 4 seam fastball, 2 seam fastball, Changeup, Curveball and Slider/Cutter.  Coach Gil also shows how to use a baseball with a line on it to visually see wether we are getting our hand behind the baseball.  It is important to remember that out of all the pitches in baseball, the best pitch is still strike 1.
  • Side Session Between Starts

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Coaching/Manage Games |
    Instructor: John Cumberland
    Coach John Cumberland discusses his thoughts on how to structure a good bullpen or side session in between starts for pitchers. Coach Cumberland likes to start with the fastball away and then go to the inside fastball. If you are having trouble throwing inside it can effect your success at throwing outside so make sure to master the inside fastball. From there you can work on change ups and breaking balls and get a good feel for those pitches. The key is to make sure the pitcher leaves the mound with a positive outlook on what he just accomplished.
  • Lateral Fast Feet Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Agility |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers takes speed and agility training to the next level with the lateral fast feet drill. Start with a platform on the ground no more than 6 inches high, this drill can be done as a warm up or agility exercise.  Start with moving your feet slowly until you get the feel for the movement, as you feel comfortable speed up your feet as fast as you can while staying in control of your body.  Perform the movement for 10 seconds with a 20 second rest for 4 sets.
  • Curveball Grips

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Gil Patterson
    Coach Gil Patterson shares with us some different ways to grip the Curveball in this video, the key is finding the one that feels comfortable to you and gets the hitter to swing and miss. The Knuckle Curve, C grip and traditional method are 3 of the ways you can try your luck at the swing and miss curveball. Remember arm speed is important, trust your grip and let it rip!
  • Tuck and Go Stride

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Sam Ellis
    Coach Sammy Ellis describes his take on the slide step movement for pitchers in this video. Coach Ellis likes the tuck and go method for younger pitchers because it gives them time to get their arm up into the proper position to deliver quality pitches while still being effectively fast to the plate. Coach Ellis has had a lot of success with teaching this to young pitchers over the years, if you are having trouble with the slide step this just may be the way for you.
  • Medicine Ball Shuffle Throw

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Rotation & Balance |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen shares an exersise designed to create the conection between the upper and lower halves of your body while in the throwing or hitting motion. Make sure you give yourself plenty of room to shuffle and throw the ball against the wall, also make sure that you equally work both sides of your body to prevent any imbalances.
  • Side Plank

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers shares an exercise that can help in creating a strong core perfect for Baseball Players. Remember as in all exercises that we share with you, if you feel pain while performing, stop right away. Coach Myers recommends 3 sets of holds for 30 seconds on each side, making sure you rest in between each set for at least 30 seconds.
  • Flat Ground Series #3 - Balance Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
    Coach Mike Billek discusses the third progression of the flat ground series, the Balance Drill. As with all flat ground drills, you will need a partner to act as the catcher. Having control of your body is the key to being able to repeat your mechanics and deliver quality strikes. Coach Billek suggests 8-10 reps of this drill, as well as making sure you do the drill in the order of the flat ground series.
  • Stability Ball Pike

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen takes it to the next level with the Stability Ball Pike, an advanced movement for core work. The motion of this exercise if like that of a suit case opening and closing, make sure you start moving slow until you get the hang of it. If you have not mastered the Stability Ball Plank yet do not attempt this movement, this is an advanced progression of that exercise. Coach Cale recommends 3 sets of 8-10 reps.
  • Box Jump

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    The Box Jump, discussed by Head Trainer of Tampa Bay Athletics Jimmy Myers, is an explosive movement used to gain power in your lower body.  Start with 4 sets of 5 reps with 30 seconds of rest in between sets, as you get better increase the height of the box that you are jumping onto which will make you have to be more explosive to achieve the increased height.
  • Speed Skater

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers of Tampa Bay Athletics explains one of the more advanced explosive drills for baseball players, the speed skater.  The key to this drill is to stay low to the ground, making sure that you are not standing straight up.  Start out performing the drill slowly to get your bearings, once you have a good feel for the movement you can speed things up.  The whole idea is to spend as little time as possible on the ground.
  • Kettle Bell Dead Swing

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen demonstrates how to build yourself up to the kettle bell swing with the kettle bell dead swing.  The precursor exercise with help build strength in your hamstrings and gluts, ultimately getting you ready for the kettle bell swing.  Start with 3 sets of 10-15 reps, as you become more comfortable with the movement and position of your body, increase the weight and eventually move on to the kettle bell swing.
  • Side Lunge to Balance

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers demonstrates another exercise to use in your pre-game routine, the Side Lunge to Balance. Body control is key is this movement, make sure you get your butt level to that of your knee, so you are getting a good stretch. This is a unilateral movement so make sure you do both legs for 10 reps each.
  • Fastball Grips Introduction

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Sam Ellis
    Coach Sammy Ellis speaks about the different ways to throw fastballs and gain movement in this segment. Coach Ellis shows 3 different ways to grip a fastball (4 seam, 2 seam and sinker) and what kind of action you can expect to see when you try it. Remember for most pitches, the grip is what is most important and generally trying to make the ball move is not the mindset we what to have. Trust the grip, practice the grip in your side work, and you will be adding new pitches to your repertoire to get hitters out.
  • Jump Squat

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    The jump squat is a progression of the air squat and should not be attempted until we have mastered the movement of the air squat.  Coach Jimmy Myers disects the explosive movement that will ultimately develop power in the lower half of our body.  Start with 2 sets of 8-10 reps and build your way up to 3 sets of 10 reps, making sure that you rest 1 minute in between sets.
  • Balance Beam Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Chuck Hernandez
    Coach Chuck Hernandez shares some drills for balance with his homemade balance beam. Coach Hernandez has a history of grooming young pitchers and his method works. All you need for the balance beam is 2x4 and 4x4 wood beams and a few nails to secure them together. Make sure not to skip a step in the 5 part drill, as it progresses up and allows you to gain confidence in your balance. Balance is the key to getting the most out of your body when talking baseball, so make sure you add this to your practice repertoire.
  • Stability Ball Dumbbell Squat

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen demonstrates a safer way to perform the Back Squat, the Stability Ball Dumbbell Squat. You will need a stability ball, 2 dumbbells and a sturdy wall to perform this drill. Remember when doing back squats of any kind, good form is way more important than heavy weight. Try starting out with 3 sets of 10 reps with a 1 minute rest in between.
  • Consecutive Broad Jumps

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Baseball Players are always looking for a way to gain more power, Coach Jimmy Myers has an exersise where you can get just that. It is no secret that power comes from our legs, and the only way we can get to be more explosive on the field is to work on explosive movements in the gym. The Consectutive Broad Jump can be done in a variety of places and doesnt require any weights, make sure you have enough room to jump three time consecutively without any obstructions. 1 Set is 3 consecutive jumps, after completing rest for 30 seconds and then jump back to where you started. You can do as many sets as you want, as long as you keep from getting too fatigued which will lead to bad form.
  • Forward Lunge to Balance

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers discusses one movement that should be added to your pre-game routine, the Forward Lunge to Balance. Coach Myers believes that this movement is great for all baseball players, but especially pitchers. Remember to make sure you keep your body under control when performing the movement, do 3 sets of 8-10 reps on each leg before your next game or workout.
  • Step Up Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Owen describes the simple movement called Step Ups that professional ball players use in their routines to strengthen their lower bodies, especially the quadriceps and hip flexors.  The movement can be done with weight or no weight, but as always we recommend you start with no weight and master the movement before advancing into further progressions.  Start with 3 sets of 8-12 reps each leg.
  • Flat Ground Series #2 - Knee to Knee Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
    Coach Mike Billek takes us through the second progression in the flat ground series, the Knee to Knee drill. This drill is designed to emulate the slide step a pitcher uses with a runner on first base, making sure that we give our top half time to catch up with the fast moving bottom half of our body. As with all flat ground drills, it is important to do them in order, 8-10 reps for each drill.
  • Medicine Ball rotational Scoop Throw

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen shares an exersise that helps to train hip explosiveness and hip power while engaging your core, The Medicine Ball Rotational Scoop Throw. You will need a medicine ball and a wall sturdy enough for you to throw a medicine ball at. Start with a lighter medicine ball and work up making sure you equally work both sides of your body.
  • Single Leg Reach and Pull

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Rotation & Balance |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen demonstrates a unilateral movement designed to increase stability and pulling power.  The single leg reach and pull can be performed with a cable machine at the gym or with a band with handle attached.  This is a 2 part movement, but as you get more comfortable with it you can transition into more of a fluid motion with no pauses.  Start with 2-3 sets of 6 reps, as you progress, add more reps and sets into your program.
  • 2 and 4 Seam Fastballs

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Grips |
    Instructor: Gil Patterson
    Coach Gil Patterson shares the proper way to grip the 2 and 4 seam fastballs in the video. Coach Patterson had a very successful big league career as you can tell by the world series ring, so make sure you take some notes from this former big leaguer. Coach Gil demonstrates the proper hand position and finger spacing for throwing effective fastballs of either variety. Remember, the key to being a good pitcher as Coach Gil will tell you, is keeping the ball low in the strike zone.
  • Single Leg Vertical Jumps

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Lower Body Strength |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Single leg vertical jumps are an explosive movement that can help us get better jumps of the ball and potentially run faster.  Coach Jimmy Myers of Tampa Bay Athletics explains to us the proper way to perform the exercise, noting that you should not do more that 5 on a single leg before taking a break and switching legs.  Do 4 to 5 sets resting 1 minute in between sets.
  • Fast Feet Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Speed |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers shares with you the Fast Feet Drill, focusing on making our feet faster and ultimately becoming a better baseball player.  Start with a small incline (6 inches) and work off of a 10 second on 20 second off program.  Do 4 sets of this drill as a warm up to your workout routine, firing the CNS and getting the blood flowing.
  • Covering Home on a Passed Ball or Wild Pitch

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Fielding |
    Instructor: Jeff Ware
    Coach Jeff Ware explains a safe and effective way to cover home when the dreaded passed ball or wild pitch happens. As a pitcher, the last thing we want is to let a run cross the plate because of a simple play that we couldn't make. Coach Ware's important factors in making this play routine are to point and yell where the ball is for the catcher, break down before you get to home plate and make sure you never cross the base path and get into a collision.
  • Flat Ground Series #1 - Stand Up Drill

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Pitching/Pitching Mechanics |
    Instructor: Mike Billek
    Coach Mike Billek discusses the first progression of the flat ground series in this segment. Flat Ground drills are the foundation for which good pitchers build off of and these drills can be done at the end of a throwing program every day. Coach Billek recommends using the stand up drill along with the other 3 flat ground drills to work on your mechanics on a daily basis without having to get on the mound and put extra stress on your arm.
  • Stability Ball Plank

    Published on: 2014-09-27

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Strength & Conditioning/Core Strength |
    Instructor: Cale Owen
    Coach Cale Owen shares an exercise that we have all seen done before, but unless you have actually performed the movement you don't know how much of a full body workout it is. The stability ball plank may just seem like a stationary exercise, but really in has all muscle groups in your body firing to maintain balance. The idea for this movement is to see how long you can hold the position, start with 20 seconds on and then rest for 1 minute for a total of 4 sets.
  • Arm Circles

    Published on: 2014-09-17

    » Category/Subcategory: Tips & Drills/Speed & Agility/Pre Game |
    Instructor: Jimmy Myers
    Coach Jimmy Myers demonstrates an exercise designed to increase mobility in our shoulders in this video segment. Arm Cirlces are an exercise that is done before every baseball game in the pre game stretch, yet players tend to miss a very important step. Retracting the shoulder blades is very important because it take the big muscles out of the equation and allows you to isolate the small muscles in the shoulder capsule.
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