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  • 365 Days to Better Baseball - Pitching Balance & Direction

    365 Days to Better Baseball - Pitching Balance & Direction

    posted in by Jack Perconte

    Trick Pitch
    On Tuesday, I mentioned an early season drill I do with batters to understand the importance of hitting balance and direction. I do the same tricky thing with pitchers in order to teach pitching fundamentals. At an early spring practice, I roll bunted balls right at them before rolling ground balls to pitchers after they pitch the ball, in order to express the importance of pitchers being able to field their position, but more importantly...

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    08 09, 18
  • 365 Days to Better Baseball - Pitching Balance & Direction

    365 Days to Better Baseball - Pitching Balance & Direction

    posted in by Jack Perconte

    Trick Pitch

    On Tuesday, I mentioned an early season drill I do with batters to understand the importance of hitting balance and direction. I do the same tricky thing with pitchers in order to teach pitching fundamentals. At an early spring practice, I roll bunted balls right at them before rolling ground balls to pitchers after they pitch the ball, in order to express the importance of pitchers being able to field their position, but more importantly...

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    read the rest

    08 09, 18
  • Coaching Course for Baseball How to Play Third Base

    Coaching Course for Baseball How to Play Third Base

    posted in by Jack Perconte

    This coaching course for baseball takes us to the hot corner - third base is the "hot corner" for a good reason, as many hard hit balls get there quickly, especially with the abundance of right-handed batters in baseball. With the lengthy throw, a strong-armed player at third base is essential, but most importantly, a fearless player to handle the hotshots, is best. Third baseman do not have to have great range but quick reflexes, the ability to charge slow hit balls, a willingness to dive and stay in front of hard hit balls is necessary for the third base position.

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    08 09, 18
  • 365 Days to better Baseball - Not Easy Changing the Throwing Speed Limit

    365 Days to better Baseball - Not Easy Changing the Throwing Speed Limit

    posted in by Jack Perconte

    Thursday Throwing Tips Fielding ThrowingDrill

    It is common to see a player field a routine ground ball with a fast runner at-bat and make a strong accurate throw to first. On the next batter, who is not nearly so fast, the same fielder eases up on the throw and throws it wildly to first base. Players learn to throw the ball hard to first base, but there are times when they do not need such a hard throw and it is difficult to ease up with the same accuracy.

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    08 09, 18
  • Coaching Mentoring - Unwritten Rules Youth Coaches Must Know

    Coaching Mentoring - Unwritten Rules Youth Coaches Must Know

    posted in Coaches CornerStrategies by Jack Perconte

    Coaching Mentoringto Avoid Unfortunate Incidents

    Unfortunately, coaching mentoring at the youth baseball level is often non-existent. Without this coaching mentoring, knowledge of the many unwritten baseball rules is not handed down to inexperienced coaches. The lack of coaching mentoring leads to the risk of negative confrontations and un-sportsmanship behavior in youth baseball. Many youth baseball coaches simply do not realize that their coaching habits are against the unwritten baseball rules that exist to promote good sportsmanship.

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    08 09, 18
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