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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

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

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

Deep Practice: Secrets To Creating Skill

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Nov 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

"When you operate at the edge of your ability, when you're making errors, when you're struggling with a new concept -- your learning speed goes up 10x."

Daniel Coyle's The Talent Code seems counter intuitive, right? We usually connect failure with lack of ability or lack of talent. But what if we were wrong?

Here's the thing -- the way we think about practice directly affects the productivity of our practice. Practice could be full of "failures" and simultaneously the players are making those small adjustments that inch them closer to mastery of skill.

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Topics: Coaching, Baseball Practice, Coaching Tactics, Baseball Coach

7 Practical Ways Coaches Are Using FungoMan [Videos]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Oct 18, 2016 11:11:36 AM

What makes a practice session successful? Is it in the drills, the pep talk, the effort, the mental game?

If you look at how coaches run their practices, you'll soon discover there are as many approaches as there are coaches. Some go for covering every aspect of the game every practice, others allot days for hitting and days for defense. Other coaches multitask groups and cover hitting and defense simultaneously. 

Of course, some coaches fare better than others at creating cohesive teams that win ball games. Today we want to show off some of the programs who use FungoMan as part of their winning strategy. 

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Topics: Baseball Practice, FungoMan, Baseball Coach

Drills and Advice: All-USA Baseball Coach of the Year, Glenn Cecchini

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Aug 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

With 9 State Championship titles, 826 wins, and 29 players drafted, it's no wonder that Coach Glenn Cecchini was bestowed the honor of 2016 All-USA Baseball Coach of the Year.

Last week Cecchini generously shared some of his advice and championship-winning drills with us at FungoMan, and with his go-ahead, we're elated to share them with you.

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Topics: Baseball, baseball drills, Baseball Coach, Coaching Baseball, Glenn Cecchini, Baseball Advice, High School Baseball

How To Pick the Right Baseball Tournament for Your Team [Guide]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on May 19, 2016 12:36:46 PM

This week we're bringing you a clear guide to navigating your way through the process of baseball tournaments.

While most coaches base their tournament selections on other coach recommendations, which is a great way to get a pulse on any tournament, we'd like to give you some first hand, inside information from someone who's been in the tournament business for ten years.

Every coach's goal is to step into a tournament experience that inspires his players and keeps his players' families sane. So here's the breakdown to picking the right tournament.

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Topics: Baseball Coaching, Baseball Coach, AAYBA, Tracy Black, Youth Baseball, AAYBA Texas World Series, Baseball Tournaments

Powerful Language: Baseball Team Intangibles That Win Games [Pt. 3]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on May 4, 2016 1:18:00 PM
 
Trying to nail down the elements of a championship team is as hard as trying to pick out the best ingredient of your grandma's secret apple streusel recipe.
 
There are so many elements to consider, and one ingredient doesn't work without the other, so as we draw to a close on this blog series Baseball Team Intangibles That Win Games, we can consider a vital component of winning teams -- developing a culture where what you say has power.
 
Whether you're giving the motivational speech of your life, or just giving instruction, let's take a look at how to develop your unique language as a coach. Perpetuating that language within your team will reap winning benefits in life and the game.
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Topics: Coaching, Baseball Coaching, Baseball Coach, Baseball Instruction, Winning Baseball Games

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