6 Baseball Fielding Training Aids YOU Should be Using

Baseball Fielding Training Aids

Make your defensive practice much more interesting and fun by implementing the use of baseball fielding training aids! In this post I breakdown 6 types of trainers that I believe every baseball or softball player would benefit from including in their training regimen. One problem that I come across often is that players tend to dedicate the majority of their solo practice time to hitting. While hitting is arguably the most difficult thing to do in all of sports, an appropriate proportion of a player’s training should also be dedicated to defensive work. After all, if you can’t field a …

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Top 5 Best Baseball Hitting Training Aids for 2019

Best Baseball Hitting Training Aids

Training tools and equipment can be a fun and engaging addition to a baseball player’s training regimen. But, if you’ve ever spent a few minutes searching the internet for them, you’d know there are hundreds of different hitting trainers out there. No hitting trainer is going to be a fix-all for a hitter. However, if it is a well designed piece of equipment, a good training aid will undoubtedly help that hitter get a better feel for what they are doing. A good baseball batting training aid works because it provides an external feedback that the hitter can feel or …

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Check out these 6 gift ideas baseball players will love…

Gift ideas baseball players will love

Who doesn’t like some sweet baseball swag! The baseball player in your life will be thrilled with any one of these great gifts. We’ve started with the conventional, and worked our way down to the more unconventional ideas that are sure to surprise any baseball player. 6 Gift Ideas Baseball Players will Love!!! 1. Equipment There are plenty of baseball equipment websites out there, but there is one that we find consistently beats the price of others. They even offer a guarantee that they will be the best price! Whether your baseball player needs cleats, a bat or glove, training …

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5 Types of Training Exercises Every Baseball Workout Plan Should Include

Baseball Workout Plan

Looking for a good baseball workout plan? Whatever your goals are, you’ll want to make sure you include the following five types of exercises:   1. Core Strength Exercises   Baseball is a sport that relies heavily on rotational movements. Those rotational movements provide the core with a heavy workload. When you swing the bat or throw the ball, the core transfers the energy from your lower body to the upper body. Make sure your core is ready for the job by training the area for stability and strength. Remember, the core is not just your abs, it also includes …

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Here are the top rated USA Baseball Bats for 2018

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  There was a lot of angst over the new bat standard applied by USA Baseball in 2018. Many of the youth players that I know were concerned about these new bats having less pop than the previous youth bats. While they do, by definition, have less bounce than their counterparts, there are still some great USA Baseball bat models that don’t feel deadened. I’ve chosen three USA Bats that have garnered rave reviews online. They also happen to be three bats that I’ve heard only positive feedback on from hitters that I train. Users report that all three of …

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What is Exit Velocity and How Do You Measure It?

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If you’re involved in the game of  baseball as a player, coach, parent or fan, then there is no doubt that you have heard the term “Exit Velocity” in recent years. But what is exit velocity? There is often confusion as to the exact meaning of the term. In this article we will clear that up for you, as well as show you how to measure exit velocity, why you would want to measure it, and what is the average exit velocity by age. What is Exit Velocity? Exit velocity in baseball is the speed the ball is traveling after …

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How to Increase Exit Velocity When Hitting: 5 Quick Tips

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How to Increase Exit Velocity When Hitting Similar to the way throwing velocity has been used as a benchmark for evaluating pitchers for decades, coaches and scouts are now using exit velocity as a metric for assessing hitters’ ability and chance for success at the next level. In fact, most division-1 college coaches will not even consider looking at a position player unless his exit velocity is 90 MPH or higher. Whether or not you think this is the best way to evaluate a player, you have to admit one thing, exit velocity is now an important metric for hitters …

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Learn How to Hit Better in Baseball Games with These 5 Unique Tips

How to hit better in baseball games

  They’re called the “Five O’Clock Hitter.” That’s the type of player who routinely tears it up in batting practice, only to struggle at the plate when it is game time. As a longtime hitting instructor I’ve heard this so many times…”well his swing looks great and he kills it in the cage, but he’s still struggling in the games.” So how is it possible for someone who has such a good looking swing and dominates in practice to struggle in a game setting? Usually it has to do with a lack of preparation.  Get prepared, and learn how to …

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This is the Best Deal on Baseballs…PERIOD

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  If you’re a coach, facility or organization owner, or a serious baseball player or parent, you know that baseballs are not cheap. The cost of baseballs seems to have risen quite a bit over the past 5 to 10 years. If you are someone who is going to be buying a lot of baseballs for your players and teams to use for practice, you’re probably looking for a great deal on a quality ball. It is hard to find, but not impossible. And you don’t need to resort to buying those synthetic leather “Official League” balls that we all …

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These are the Best Baseball Gloves for Kids age 10 and Under

best baseball gloves for kids

If you have a Tee Ball player or Little Leaguer at home, like I do, then you know most are just beginning to learn how to catch a baseball. Kids 10 and under have minimal grip strength and dexterity with their non-dominant hand. Add the weight and awkwardness of a glove, and it can get ugly sometimes!  For tips and drills for teaching your beginner to catch a baseball, you can read our article on the subject here. The best baseball gloves for kids who are just beginning their baseball journey are the light-weight, flexible youth models that, lucky for …

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