The Two Key Components to Being a Successful Hitter

In my opinion, the two key components that a baseball player needs to grasp in order to be successful at the plate are:1. timing2. pitch selection As a little league coach, you can help these kids with their timing right away, even at a young age. I wouldn't worry too...

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Overcoming Baseball Slumps – My #1 Mindset Tip

 When it comes to baseball, you need to have the shortest memory possible. One of my favorite questions to ask my players is, “what’s the only pitch that matters in baseball?” I’ll get all kinds of answers ranging from strikes to fastballs... lots of different...

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Top 3 Mistakes Little Leaguers Make and How to Fix Them

Over the years of coaching kids from little league to 16U, I've seen my fair share of mistakes. I wanted to share with you the top 3 that I see little league baseball players making and how you can to fix them before they get ingrained. #1 – Downward Swing Path You...

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Swing Fix – How to Stop Rolling Over

In this video I demonstrate how you can use a cricket bat to stop you from rolling over in your swing. As I mentioned in the video this is not an easy tool to get your hands on, but if you can, it can really help in developing a mechanically sound swing. Stop rolling...

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How to Improve Baseball Swing Mechanics with a Dowel

I don't like to use a lot of fancy tools when it comes to working on a player's swing, but for only $10, I was able to buy a dowel at Home Depot and it has become one of the best investments I've made in terms of coaching tools. There are so many things you can do...

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Improve Single Arm Drills Using this Useful Tool

Single arm drills are an important part of any good swing program. I always have a smaller, lighter bat in my coaching bag to use when performing single arm drills such as the single hand bottom hand or single hand top hand drill, because it makes performing these...

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Swing Fix – How to Stop Arm Barring

This little and very easy to find tool is the chucker. Using a chucker can help provide the necessary feedback to stop arm-barring, poor body connection and long swings. The chucker helps you feel how to swing with the shoulders, connect to the body and keep that lead...

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How to Make a Lineup for Your Little League Team

A question that I get asked a lot by parent coaches is, “how do I make a lineup?” Making a lineup can be tough, because there’s a lot of “fairness” that’s understood in it. However, I prefer to call it “balance”. 1. My goal when creating a lineup is to have each child...

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Top 5 Coaching Tips for Little League Baseball Coaches

It’s your job as a baseball coach to help your kids develop a strong baseball foundation for them to be successful at the higher levels. After many years of coaching kids from 5-18 years of age, Coach Mark Pottie has put together his top 5 coaching tips for little...

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What College Coaches Look for in a Baseball Player

Have you ever wondered what college baseball coaches really look for in player? In this interview, Head Coach Kawika Emsley-Pai from Centralia College (Washington State) gives us some insight on what he looks for in a baseball player, as well as a few tips for high...

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Elevated Heart Rate Swing Drill to Improve Athleticism

There are many ways to change how you perform a drill. One way I like to elevate a drill is to perform some exhaustive exercise pre-swings. This creates a new challenge with the swing and can further aid swing development and overall athleticism.An interview series...

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Swing Fix – How to Stop Squishing the Bug (Tee Drill)

This is a very "homemade" tool that I like to use. If you have a player that is not getting off their backside and/or is "squishing the bug" with their back foot this is a very useful tool. And you can make one yourself.An interview series with top performing baseball...

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How to Improve Power and Strength in Your Baseball Swing

Plyo balls are a great tool for increasing power and strength in a player's baseball swing. The added weight forces them to take a stronger swing which trains the body to adapt to a heavier stimulus upon impact. So if you can get a player used to hitting long through...

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