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7 Breakthrough Ways Coaches Use FungoMan [Video Tweets]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Mar 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM

For a long time, baseball coach expectations were measured by ability to fungo accurately. And while being an efficient fungo hitter is still incredible useful (and still needed), coaches today are pushing the creative envelope of how to develop skill in players.

Coaches are no longer limited to the plate. Coaches are able to provide reps in more places than one. And these coaches are figuring out how to keep the work going, practice moving, and players growing at a more rapid pace. 

Check out these 7 creative ways coaches are using their tools in practice or empowering players outside of practice.

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Topics: Baseball Coaching, Coaches Using FungoMan, High School Baseball Drills

How Do You Measure Success? [Baseball Coach Survey]

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

Understanding success may at first seem like a no brainer. Winning games equals success. But what about the success of growth? The success of discipline? The success of fundamental development?

These questions lead to a larger question: How are YOU measuring your success?

Take our 7-question super short survey below to share how you define success and growth.

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Topics: Baseball Coach, Baseball Coaching, Coach Talk

40 Baseball Drills for Your Baseball Academy [Free eBook]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Aug 31, 2017 2:42:10 PM

 

 

We are thrilled to share an incredibly valuable resource to the baseball academy owners out there! One of our amazing FungoMan users, Coach Chance Beam with Titans Sports Academy in KENNESAW, GA curated an incredible resource for baseball coaches and baseball academy owners alike.

His practice regiment is comprehensive and would better any program [Coach Beam was Assistant Coach at the University of Tennessee during the 2001 season when his team reached the College World Series in Omaha, NB. Tennessee finished 3rd nationally that year and had 11 players taken in the MLB draft]. 

Here is Chance Beam's Baseball Practice Drills Sessions Book, complete with 40 sessions, each featuring a baseball drill to get everyone moving and working with the goal to not waste a single minute of potential work in practice. DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE BELOW!

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Topics: Baseball Coaching, Baseball Fundamentals, Ebook, baseball drills, Baseball Academy, Baseball Academy Owner

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: FungoMan, Coaches Using FungoMan, Baseball Coaching, Baseball Practice, Baseball Practice Drills, Baseball Coach

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: Jerry Manuel Foundation, Baseball, Baseball Coaching

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: Coach Talk, FungoMan, Fungoes, Baseball Coaching

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 Quiz, Baseball movie, Baseball Coaching

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: Baseball Coach, Baseball Coaching, Coaching, Baseball Program

The Coach's Guide to Popup Priority [Free Ebook]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jun 22, 2016 12:47:06 PM

 

Here's the breakdown of what many baseball coaches have seen break down on the field -- Popup Priority. The ebook below will give you access to the best explanation of popup priority -- and it's organized in a way that makes it clear how each player should respond to any popup on the field. Collisions and drops begone! 

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Topics: Popups, Baseball Coaching, Baseball Fundamentals, Ebook, baseball drills

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

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