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[Video] Giving Equal Opportunity in Baseball Practice: NOLA MLB Youth Academy

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on May 17, 2018 8:34:37 AM

There's nothing quite like the frustration of getting a terrible feed in practice.

When you're working on backhands, and the feeds are not appropriately challenging (too difficult or too easy), the result shows minimal improvement. Redundant at best. If optimal growth and stretch happens in that small window of just beyond your reach, then the feeds should reflect that same approach. Specificity. Stretch. Resulting in growth.

MLB's Youth Academy in New Orleans just gave equal opportunity to their players with consistent feeds and guaranteed growth. Watch the VIDEO HERE!

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Topics: MLB, Youth Baseball, MLB Urban Youth Academy NEW ORLEANS, Youth Baseball Practice

5 TedTalks Every Successful Baseball Coach Should Watch

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on May 10, 2018 1:45:00 PM

If you're reading this blog post, chances are you already know about the value of TedTalks, a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.

These 5 videos are sure to inspire, inform, and provide insight into your work in the baseball industry. Be inspired. Be challenged. Be empowered.

Enjoy.

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Topics: Coaching motivation, Baseball Motivation

[VIDEO] FungoMan Demo at West High School

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on May 3, 2018 12:31:27 PM

This practice has tempo, momentum, and effectiveness. You'd be surprised to see how much can be accomplished in one hour of high school practice, when empowered with precise repetitions.

Get a sneak peak into West High School's practice empowered by a FungoMan demo.

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Topics: FungoMan, High School Baseball, High School Baseball Drills

[VIDEO] 7U Baseball Coach + Parent: Seeing Growth

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM

You wouldn't expect to see double plays from a 6-year-old.

But that's exactly what you'll see in this video. Beaux Waddell is a coach and parent of a 7U team in Shreveport, LA, and he's seeing results from his scrappy group of 6 year olds.

These kids are growing and getting better...FAST.

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Topics: Youth Baseball, Youth Baseball Practice, 7U Baseball Practice, 7U Baseball

[Video] HOMER BUSH Talks Youth Baseball 12U Coaching

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 19, 2018 12:15:00 PM

World Series Champion Homer Bush is coaching a 12U team in Southlake, TX.

He recently joined the FungoMan Network, and shares a little about what's important in his 1-2 hour long practice sessions.

Catch Homer Bush talking youth baseball practice in the video.

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Topics: Youth Baseball, FungoMan Wireless Remote, Youth Baseball Practice, 12U Baseball

[VIDEO] NOT YOUR AVERAGE Youth Baseball Practice: With Taylor Love 

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 12, 2018 7:00:00 AM

For young players learning the fundamentals, it's important to keep them engaged with creative drills. Taylor Love has been working with some young players at the FungoMan Testing & Training Center in Shreveport, LA, and he's seeing some real progress. Watch this video of Taylor running practice, gaining results, and keeping it fun for the future of baseball.

You're gonna want to share this post with a youth league coach you know.

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Topics: Youth Baseball, Little League, Taylor Love, Youth Baseball Practice, 8U Baseball

MLB Youth Academy in Compton Meets FungoMan

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

MLB Youth Academy in Compton, CA just got a FungoMan, and it's up and running.

"As a not-for-profit organization, the Urban Youth Academy aims to set the standard for baseball and softball instruction, teach and educate in Urban America, and enhance the quality of life in the surrounding communities." The MLB Youth Academy in Compton is doing exactly that.

Watch our latest short video of our trip to the Urban Youth Academy facility to see the work Darrell Miller and his staff are doing with their group of talented, hungry players. 

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Topics: MLB, Urban Youth Academy, MLB Urban Youth Academy COMPTON

7 Breakthrough Ways Coaches Use FungoMan [Video Tweets]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Mar 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM

For a long time, baseball coach expectations were measured by ability to fungo accurately. And while being an efficient fungo hitter is still incredible useful (and still needed), coaches today are pushing the creative envelope of how to develop skill in players.

Coaches are no longer limited to the plate. Coaches are able to provide reps in more places than one. And these coaches are figuring out how to keep the work going, practice moving, and players growing at a more rapid pace. 

Check out these 7 creative ways coaches are using their tools in practice or empowering players outside of practice.

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Topics: Baseball Coaching, Coaches Using FungoMan, High School Baseball Drills

3 Backhand Drills To Master: With Trent Mongero [Videos]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Mar 22, 2018 7:00:00 AM

 

There is without a doubt no shortage of backhands you'll see in a game, nor is there any lack of discussion around how to master them. The problem is breaking down the essential components that culminate into the perfect backhand.

We have Coach Trent Mongero sharing his essential recipe for backhand mastery.

Implement these 3 drills into practice and observe how your players confidently approach backhands when the game's on the line. 

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Topics: Infield Drill, High School Baseball Drills, Middle Infield Drills, Backhand Drills

MOTIVATE YOUR PLAYERS: 8 Powerful Messages For Your Locker Room [Free Poster Prints]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Mar 1, 2018 7:00:00 AM

It's the information age, people. The instantaneous nature of information can saturate the best of us, especially millennials and Gen Z's. Let's assertively enforce powerfully positive, motivating messages to your players. Download them here.

DOWNLOAD HERE: 8 Motivational Baseball Locker Room Poster Prints

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Topics: baseball drills, Baseball Mental Training, Baseball Motivation, Baseball Posters

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