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[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, Hitting, MLB

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: Elite Development Invitational, MLB Youth Academy, 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: College Baseball Coach, College baseball, D1 College Baseball

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

#CWS UPDATE: 6/8 Teams Headed To Omaha Use FungoMan

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jun 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM
 
That's right: 6/8 college programs headed to the 2018 College World Series are FungoMan users. We're proud to cheer them on as they compete at the highest level of college baseball.
  • Texas Tech
  • Arkansas
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Mississippi State
  • North Carolina
Want to see some of their highlights? 
 
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Topics: College World Series, College Baseball Practice Drills, D1 College Baseball, FungoMan College Baseball, College baseball

[VIDEO] What is the GOSBALL? With Coach Mike Maack

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jun 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM

 

Both a training tool to watch the ball into the glove and watch the ball to the barrel of the bat, the Gosball is designed to help players in the game and in life.

The Gosball story begins with Coach Mike Maack, college coaching for 14 years, then founding and coaching a baseball program at Prestonwood Christian Academy for 17 years. 

Read on to see how to get this training tool to use for your program. 

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Topics: Gosball, High School Baseball, College Coach, College baseball, High school baseball coach

D1 Conference CHAMPS! Time To Celebrate The Winners Circle

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

30% of the D1 Conference Champions are FungoMan users. Today we're giving each of them a hat tip for their incredible performance thus far, and a best of luck on the road to Omaha.

The FungoMan Network is in good company. See how many D1 Conference Champs train with FungoMan!

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Topics: D1 College Baseball, FungoMan College Baseball, College baseball

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