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Camille D.C. Sutton

Let's just say that I can hang with the best of them in a game of serious wiffle ball. An expert observer, baseball admirer, and baseball coach's daughter, I'm just here to share the latest and greatest in baseball development, baseball training, and maybe some of my peanuts at the ballpark.
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BASEBALL INSPIRATION: Dave Dravecky's Comeback Story

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Sep 20, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Former San Francisco Giants All-Star, Dave Dravecky has provided countless coaches with hard-fought wisdom for life and anyone pursing baseball professionally.

His unbelievable story of coming back after less than one year after cancer surgery, and pitching a winning game is the stuff of legend. Only five days later, he won, but broke his arm. And then broke it again in celebration after the Giants won the National League Championship.

He shares how he faced dismal challenges with unflinching determination and resolve to make his comeback. 

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Topics: Baseball Motivation

[VIDEO] USSSA Baseball Showcase Features FungoMan Working Out 12U Players

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Sep 6, 2018 12:03:29 PM

When hosting a baseball event, it never hurts to go back to the drawing board to make sure it's up-to-date, innovative, and engaging for the players (and yes, for the parents, too).

USSSA Baseball just hosted the 2018 Championship Showcase, where 12U teams got to show their skills working off of FungoMan.

WATCH some great footage from the event, and see if FungoMan might be a good fit for your next event, fundraiser, or tryout!

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Topics: Youth Baseball, Youth Baseball Practice, USSSA Baseball

[VIDEO] MLB Develops + USA Baseball Host STATES PLAY Tournament, FungoMan Provides The Fungoes

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Aug 30, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Last week FungoMan participated in STATES PLAY, a tournament hosted by MLB Develops and USA Baseball, highlighting the best seniors of California and Texas.

Dallas, TX: At Mercy Street Sports ComplexTexas Rangers Youth AcademyMLB Develops served this year's top high school prospects with premiere opportunity to train with FungoMan, an automated fielding and pitching baseball machine, and showcase their talent.

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM THEIR ELITE PRACTICE

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Topics: MLB, USA Baseball, MLB Youth Academy, MLB Develops

[VIDEOS] CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: Academy Life with the Technique Tigers

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Aug 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM

On the walls of Technique Tigers Sports Academy reads, "Anytime you have an opportunity to make a difference in the world and you don't you're wasting your time on earth."

As baseball training contributors, this mandate holds us accountable to train with purpose. Here, we'll explore the ways Manny Torres and the Technique Tigers in Trumbull, Connecticut are setting the bar for excellence in coaching and baseball skills development.

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Topics: Baseball Academy, Baseball Academy Owner

[MLB VIDEO] GOAT's Talk Hitting: Alex Rodriguez and Mike Trout In the Cage

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

Let's take notes. A-Rod and Trout are here to talk BP, and we got a hunch you might want to hear their conversation in the cage. With a career batting average of .295 over 22 years, Alex Rodriguez interviews Mike Trout standing with .309 batting average over 7 years to talk BP, pre-game, and high and low pitches.

WATCH their interview and check out our footnotes below!

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Topics: Hitting Drills, MLB, Hitting

FungoMan At The MLB's Elite Development Invitational

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Aug 3, 2018 12:00:00 PM

It's not everyday that you get to play on a diamond, hear Ken Griffey Jr. talk about hitting, and watch the Commissioner of baseball give a state of the game.

Let's talk about the incredible work of MLB's Youth Academies creating opportunity through the Elite Development Invitational. 

Read on and get an inside look at how Major League Baseball is providing the best training and opportunity for the most prolific players of the Urban Youth Academies from across the nation. 

WATCH THE VIDEO!

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Topics: MLB Youth Academy, Elite Development Invitational, Breakthrough Series

4 Things Every Coach Can Learn From MLB’s Youth Development Program

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jul 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Patrick Süskind once said, “...talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” We went to the top and found these four solid tips from the best in the game to you and your team.

After attending and powering the Breakthrough Series, and now this week at the Elite Development Invitational at Historic Dodgertown, we saw first hand the greatest teaching tool is to be around great talent. If you have the opportunity to rub shoulders and ask questions to current or former MLB players, take advantage of it! If you don't have the opportunity, you still have the opportunity to watch MLB as a student.

Snag these 4 PRO TIPS RIGHT HERE.

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Topics: MLB Youth Academy

[VIDEOS] COACHES ROUND TABLE: Hey Coach, You Spoke, We Listened

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jul 19, 2018 6:00:00 AM

When coaches drop wisdom on the diamond, we pay attention.

Whether you're wanting to take home some practical baseball knowledge, gain some motivation, or catch some good advice from seasoned coaches, we got you.

Check out Coach Matt Deggs, Coach Tony Robichaux, and Coach Mike Bianco offering some of the best coach talks we've heard in a while.

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Topics: D1 College Baseball, College baseball, College Baseball Coach

FungoMan's Top 5: Coaching Moments For Your Week

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jul 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM

For the coach taking his team to the next level of execution, this week we've curated our favorite coaching moments that we think are worth sharing.

Tell us which one you'll implement into your thought and training bank.

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Topics: FungoMan's Top-5

[VIDEO] MLB's YA BREAKTHROUGH SERIES: Inside Look

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jun 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

What if I told you 25 Breakthrough Series alumni were selected in the Draft this year?

There are a few things you should know about MLB's initiatives to create opportunity for the next generation of baseball players. One of them includes incredible training.

We've joined MLB's Urban Youth Academies in Compton, New Orleans, and Kansas City. Watch the latest with FungoMan and MLB Youth Academies.

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Topics: Baseball Program, MLB Urban Youth Academy COMPTON, MLB Urban Youth Academy Kansas City, MLB Youth Academy

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