Catching may be the most demanding position in baseball, both physically and mentally. To be a quality catcher, you need to know more than how to catch the ball and how to throw the ball to second, you need to know the game of baseball.

12th May 2014

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A horse, a unicorn and a polar bear walk into a ballpark…

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17th April 2014

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26th January 2014

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The Cleveland Sports 360 Show with an all-star line up of guests. We had Amy Louise Williams Sports Agent Consultant/Sports TV Producer/Sports Radio Producer. Bart Zeller Former Manager Joliet Slammers Baseball Club. Mark Madsen a Chicago musician & Entertainer.Author Charles R. Sledge Baseball Writer author of the book The Batters Out and Jim Riggleman,current manager of the Cincinnati Reds Triple-A affiliate Louisville Bats.

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26th January 2014

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5th January 2014

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We’re Upset

In the News today; After resting several key players last week in a loss to the Chargers a game that eliminated the Steelers. In the dreadful embarrassing loss to the Colts in one of the greatest comebacks in history, several of his rested key players…

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4th January 2014

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3rd January 2014

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Catching may be the most demanding position in baseball, both physically and mentally. To be a quality catcher, you need to know more than how to catch the ball and how to throw the ball to second, you need to know the game of baseball

2nd January 2014

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Bunt Defense Drill

Bunt Defense;
Infield take their positions with the exception of the pitcher (drill can also be ran with a pitcher). The coach sets up two orange cones, separating the bunting zones into three sections: right side, middle, and left side. The coach, on a knee, has a bucket of balls about 50 ft. from the plate lined up in the middle section. The cones give the hitter two specific areas their bunts must reach: either the left or right side. Also, an empty bucket needs to be placed at all three bases. These buckets allow infielders to easily deposit fielded balls, insuring constant repetition to players.

20th April 2013

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The Coach teaches bunting →

The coach, with the bucket, pitches the ball toward the catcher. The bunter at the plate must push the ball toward either line or hustle down the line toward 1st base. The 1st and 3rd basemen charge the bunt and throw it to the 2nd baseman covering the bag at 1st. The fielders must play the ball out, even if it is not fielded cleanly. A heavy emphasis should be placed on communication between 1st and 2nd baseman. Make sure all the infielders get back to normal depth before the next pitch is delivered..

16th April 2013

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Coaching with Constructive Criticism

Kids can be very critical of themselves when they make mistakes. In addition to that if they are also criticized by a parent or coach, it can lead to a player losing confidence in his ability and playing tentative for fear of making another mistake. As a coach or parent you can help build the confidence of players by handling mistakes in a positive manner.

29th March 2013

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The Batter’s Out (Baseball Training Manual)

How to record an out without throwing the ball.
With a runner on second, or on second or third, a ground ball gets hit to your third baseman. He fields the ball, quickly looks the runner back to third, turns and fakes the ball towards first base. At this…

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How to record an out without throwing the ball.

With a runner on second, or on second or third, a ground ball gets hit to your third baseman. He fields the ball, quickly looks the runner back to third, turns and fakes the ball towards first base. At this…

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