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Camille D.C. Sutton

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USA Baseball: Testing Day Powered by FungoMan

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jun 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

"Nothing like this has ever been attempted before."

Romy Cucjen and the FungoMan team have teamed up with USA Baseball for their National Team Championships (West) Testing Day Powered by FungoMan.

"We are extremely proud to partner with USA Baseball to create a great testing environment for young players to demonstrate their talent and ability in a fair, non-bias evaluation," said FungoMan President, Romy Cucjen.

Read on to see the work the FungoMan team has been up to for the last week with USA Baseball at Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona.

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Topics: FungoMan, USA Baseball, USA Baseball Testing Day

6 Tweets Reveal How Coaches Use FungoMan [Videos]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jun 7, 2017 12:00:00 PM

 

How much baseball do you consume on a daily basis?

Kind of impossible to put a number on that, isn't it? Here's a tougher question: How much of that content do you trust and put to good useespecially for your ball club or program?

The following coaches tweeted how they're utilizing their automated baseball practice tool. See if any of these ideas might be worth snagging for your own use.

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Topics: Baseball Coaching, FungoMan, Coaches Using FungoMan

Winning With No Doubt: GA 3A State Championship [Trent Mongero]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jun 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

"Leave no doubt."

This was the anthem for the GA 2017 Baseball State Champs.

Coach Trent Mongero led his team into a victorious season with a motto encompassing both the individual and team challenge.

Coach Mongero was kind enough to answer a few of our questions regarding his historic win. Check out his approach on postseason, championships, and family below.

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Topics: Winning Baseball, Coach Trent Mongero, Baseball Championship

10 Unbelievable Barehanded Plays That Got Outs [Videos]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on May 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM

DISCLAIMER: Fundamentals should always be stressed at every level of play. Over the course of the season, those who execute with great fundamentals will always end up with better results than those who seek cavalier showmanship.

HOWEVER, there are game times, when the situation presents itself, and there is no alternative course of action besides figuring out a way to make the play on the fly, on the run, or both.

Here are a few impressively, unbelievable barehanded plays that got outs.

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Topics: Baseball, baseball players

You Need To Know This Baseball Guy [Jerry Manuel Foundation]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 25, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Every so often, we hear baseball stories that move us. This one isn't happening under the bright lights of the Major League stage.

This is a story unfolding in Sacramento, CA, where urban youth are given an opportunity to receive Charter School quality education, while receiving elite baseball training from the legendary Jerry Manuel and his team.

Get inspired by how Jerry Manuel is using baseball to build character in the next generation of young men in life and the game.

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Topics: Baseball, Baseball Coaching, Jerry Manuel Foundation

What Are Coaches Saying About FungoMan? [Videos]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you've heard anything about FungoMan, you're likely to have heard some polarizing statements about the machine that give rise to concern or curiosity.

"That machine makes coaches lazy."

"I don't go through a single practice without using it."

"This thing can do anything!"

Sound familiar? For this week's blog, we figured a little feedback from our customers might be the best way for you to hear your peers' opinions about the automated baseball practice machine that is FungoMan.

Check out these videos below!

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Topics: Baseball Coaching, FungoMan, Fungoes, Coach Talk

How Easy Is FungoMan To Use? [Video]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The serial complaint made by coaches when considering FungoMan for their own program, is that the machine is too high-tech for the everyday man and it's too hard to move around -- wasting time and energy that could be better spent on the game.

What Coach Trent Mongero, Head Coach of North Hall High School, a state champion coach and author of Winning Baseball, brought to light in his recent video was that the above mentioned assumption couldn't be farther from the truth.

Read more to see if what he says rings true for you.

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Topics: FungoMan, Winning Baseball, Coach Trent Mongero

Your Favorite Baseball Movie Reveals Your Coaching Style! [QUIZ]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 4, 2017 9:30:00 AM

A guys's favorite movie tells quite a bit about his sense of humor, likes, dislikes, and who his heroes might be.

What better way to know a baseball guy, than by his favorite baseball film?

Baseball movies are most sacred to those in baseball stadiums across America are filled with thousands of individuals who feel what Shoeless Joe Jackson felt when he mused: "It was the game... The sounds, the smells " in Field of Dreams. 

Folks love Moneyball because it represents the underdog who fights like heck to make a way, and beat the system.

And films like Trouble With A Curve remind us that some things about the game will never change, and that the soul of the sport will tell you everything you need to know about the player.

Every baseball movie has its central truth; we think we might be able to boil down your's by taking this quiz.

Read on for the link to our Baseball Movie: Coaching Style Quiz...

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Topics: Baseball Coaching, Baseball movie, Baseball Quiz

Individual Practice Ideas with FungoMan [Videos]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Mar 14, 2017 12:00:00 PM

While other kids were watching Cable TV growing up, I remember watching the YES Network documentaries of Yankee greats, including the likes of Don Mattingly.

I'll never forget hearing Mattingly talk about how obsessed he was with baseball in high school. He credits his high school coach for his unparalleled work ethic, challenging him to be the best on his team, best in his city, and best in the state, etc., etc.

You wouldn't find Mattingly with other students at the cafeteria during lunch hour. You'd find him in the indoor batting cage set up in the basketball gymnasium.

Those individual practice sessions during lunch period are the gems we at FungoMan value most in the makeup of a player's development.

Check out the ways players are capitalizing on individual practice.

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Topics: Baseball, baseball drills, Individual Baseball Drills

Outstanding Outfield Drills with Coach Trent Mongero [Videos]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Mar 3, 2017 3:00:00 PM

If outfield work brings to mind standing around and picking daisies, our take on outfield drills is anything but.

Case in point: this hustle hard series of outfield drills is a sure fire way to spruce up your outfielders practice regiment. Get ready to stretch your range, own the warning track, and rob homeruns.

Check out Coach Trent Mongero's lineup of outfield drills below. 

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Topics: Baseball, Trent Mongero, Outfield Drill

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