SoloHitter for Hitting Drills

SoloHitter for Hitting Drills

Well time for this week’s biog and I have to spend it on singing the praises of a thing called the SoloHitter.  I get no commission, but my understanding is every MLB team has at least one.  I have had one for over 15 years and I love it. What is the...

Fretting over Mechanics vs Letting Them Play

I love to coach mechanics.  I have a series of drills that break down throwing and I think they translate quickly to pitching so once I have kids throwing I can turn them into serviceable pitchers.  I’ll publish pictures and step by step for these very soon, but the...
Memories

Memories

As we continue our philosophical blogs — happens a lot when a real season isn’t going on. Our youth baseball season in Northern VA is in the state tournament now but for everyone else it’s not much until the fall. I am running some practices to get some good...
Reflections from Two Ballparks

Reflections from Two Ballparks

This week I got to go to a Nats game with some glorious seats at Club Level and also a game at my hometown of Johnson City, TN, at what used to be Cardinals Park in the Appalachian League.  I love watching the precision of the big leaguers — I will say the game...
Throwing Exercises

Throwing Exercises

If you want your kid to throw farther and faster – and pitching is the thing all kids want to do we need CORE MUSCLES Shoulder muscles LEG muscles Most people think throwing is with your arms.  It isn’t – if you throw right you are building all the force and momentum...
Be Like Reggie

Be Like Reggie

Anyone old enough to remember the A’s–Yankees playoffs 1977 Game 6 – I’ll never forget.  I was 12.  My parents told me to go to bed.  I kept the TV on soft – I couldn’t turn it off. Reggie Jackson blasted a HR on a line shot early in the game.  Later he faced a...
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