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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

The Ultimate 1 Hour FungoMan Practice [Infographic]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Feb 25, 2017 10:15:00 AM

All coaches have a number of go-to drills they visit in practice every single day. Aside from the obvious ones like ground balls to infielders and BP, your favorites might be anything in your coaching repertoire from hot box, to double play drills, to long toss.

Wouldn't it be great if you knew you could workout every position efficiently in an hour practice?

That's exactly what this infographic is for. In practice, it's nice to have a regiment of go-to drills that can work for your team on specific skills for each position, while also keeping everyone engaged and challenged.

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Topics: Baseball Practice, FungoMan

Fundraising for FungoMan: 4 Proven Methods That Reap Results

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Feb 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Upon seeing FungoMan, whirling its wheels and hearing the sound of baseballs firing in all their glory, coaches at every level of play express their appreciation for such a tool, but quickly disqualify themselves from ever affording one.

Some FungoMan-users have shared how they were able to raise funds for their program, despite their small size or small budget. Their creativity and tenacity inspires us, so we're sharing their successful resources with you, and hope to hear many more.

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Topics: FungoMan, How Much FungoMan Costs, Financing FungoMan

How To Bullet Journal Your Baseball Program Forward

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Feb 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When Skip Bertman won the head coaching job at LSU's baseball program, he started by walking the baseball facility and wrote down his vision for LSU Baseball.

He made a dream list of everything he wanted the program to become.

LSU is now one of the most formidable and beloved baseball programs in the country. Bertman gives us a secret to success in the game: He wrote out his vision.

Read more on how to launch your program into greatness by simply writing down and staying accountable to your vision.

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Topics: Coaching, Baseball Coaching, Baseball Coach, Baseball Program

Hand and Glove Positioning With the Masters [Videos]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jan 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Baseball culture throws around the compliment "he's got good hands" like it's something only a few innately talented players possess. But who's to say, those hands didn't become that way without purposeful practice?

A baseball player's hands are arguably some of his greatest tools; after all, your hands catch with a leather glove, throw a 108-stitched ball, and grip a bat, making up the primary actions of baseball.

Let's take a look at a few little details that go into making your hands some of your greatest assets on the field.

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Topics: baseball drills, MLB, Infielding, Infield Drill

3 Defensive Drills That Beat the Clock In Baseball Practice [Videos]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jan 17, 2017 12:15:00 PM

The sound of the ball popping into the first baseman's glove makes a hard thump. A millisecond later the baserunner's cleat lands on the bag. The out is made. Relief.

This is baseball. This is the game: catch the ball, throw the ball, record the out. 

This fundamental act is repeated over and over in practice. The stopwatch can teach and develop a player's internal clock. Let's take a look at how coaches are utilizing the accountability of the clock.

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Topics: Baseball Practice, baseball drills, Trent Mongero, Defensive Drills

The Coach's Guide to Maximizing Trade Shows [ABCA]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jan 3, 2017 2:39:11 PM

 

It's trade show season! Bring on the booths, the freebies, the clinics, the motivational speakers, and especially the chance to focus on nothing but the game.

I've been to my fair share of trade shows and let me tell you: trade shows offer far more than just handfuls of free double bubble gum.

Trade shows offer the rare opportunity and forum to share ideas, try out new techniques, and network with successful coaches.

If trade shows are the buffets of baseball, the coach who picks up the most new skills and eagerly networks with the most winning coaches, gets the most out of his baseball buffet meal ticket. Check out some of the ways we think you can get the most out of your trade show experience.

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Topics: ABCA, Baseball Coach, Baseball Trade Show

500+ Wins With Coach Armando Sedeño: Baseball Practice Strategy [Video]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Dec 21, 2016 8:30:00 AM

When folks meet Coach Armando Sedeño, oftentimes they are stunned by the sheer passion and energy of the 500+ winning coach -- dare I say, they have encountered the very secret to his winning career.

Today we're interviewing Houston's Langham Creek High School Baseball Coach, Armando Sedeño. He has amassed over 500 wins, and this year his team made MaxPreps Xcellent 50 National Baseball Rankings Presented By The Army National Guard in the top 25.

He's divulging team practice thoughts and strategy for player development. Check it out!

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Topics: Coaching, Baseball Practice, Baseball Coach, High School Baseball

9 Must-Read Books To Add To Your Locker Library This Christmas [Revised]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Dec 14, 2016 12:30:00 PM

 

It's been said that the only thing keeping us from where we want to go is information. One of the first things to getting where you want to go, is knowing where to go and getting the road map to that peak of success. 

This holiday season, we're proposing a few inspiring ideas to our readers. A wealth of inspiration, information, and proven-methods of success lie between the bindings of these books in which we've found PURE GOLD for our coaches network.

This Christmas, consider investing in yourself by grabbing one or two of these reads to feed your coaching, leadership, and baseball mind

 

Read on to find out what you've been missing.


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Topics: Coaching, Coaching Books, Coaching Resources

7 Creative Infield Drills Used To Effectively Develop Your Players [Videos]

Posted by Trent Mongero on Dec 7, 2016 10:12:07 AM

Guest Blogger: Coach Trent Mongero of Winning Baseball

Are you looking for new and effective ways to improve the mechanics, range, and consistency of your infielders and catchers?

I've put together a short, but very effective video drill series that will do just that.

These exact drills have made a huge difference for my players, and if you implement them, I'm certain you will see a dramatic increase in the confidence and performance of your players as well. 

Each video clip below is actual footage from our skill development workouts this past fall.


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Topics: Coaching, Baseball Practice, Coaching Tactics, Baseball Coach, Infield Drill, Winning Baseball, Trent Mongero

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