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Is your kid the most aggressive player you saw play that day? When reviewing the game and game performances with your kid I truly believe most baseball parents are asking the wrong questions. Instead of focusing on the 0 for 4, the strikeouts, or the pitching performance, or the defense he played that day, simply...

For the past 25+ years of doing baseball lessons and training I have run into some players on occasion that have defied what everyone thinks about getting better. The truth is they were very good and had very few flaws, which is very unusual, and ironically they had zero instruction.   When I run across this,...

Some of the most popular hitting problems I hear about from players around the world include: Hitters Who Pull Off The Ball Hitters Who Are Early Hitters Who Hit the ball off the end of the bat When they miss the barrel Hitters Who struggle on pitches away Hitters Who struggle on slow or off...

How often should your kid pitch? How much rest and recovery is needed before he pitches again? What are other major factors you should consider? In this weeks video for parents and coaches we look at the challenges being a pitcher and also the challenge of being a coach.   The obstacles such as tournaments which...

A lot of my teenage athletes don't like when I say, nobody cares how hard you throw in January. Outside of putting up a number at a showcase, you will have to repeat those numbers during the season time after time. They don't like it because they know that it is far easier to throw the...

The struggle with outside pitches is real for many hitters.  If your kid or one of your players struggle with pitches on the outside corner area, you will want to watch this video. Follow this process for the next couple of weeks and you will see a dramatic improvement on outside pitches and improved hitting...

One hitting myth that has been around for many years is the concept that the pitcher supplies a lot of the power for the batter.  The saying "the harder the pitcher throws, the further the ball will go" for the hitter is not quite true. The Truth is the hitter supplies a minimum of 85% of the power.   So it...

If you want to throw faster and improve your velocity you have to find out what is first constraining you from throwing faster.  Arm Health isn't a thing, it is the main thing when it comes to velocity development and maximizing your throwing performance. Think about it..... When do you have your best fastball? When...

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