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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: Baseball Coaching, FungoMan, Coaches Using FungoMan

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: Baseball, Baseball Coaching, Jerry Manuel Foundation

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: Baseball Coaching, FungoMan, Fungoes, Coach Talk

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 Coaching, Baseball movie, Baseball Quiz

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

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

4 Baseball Practice Drills You Can Do On Your Own [Infographic]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on May 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM

 

With so many new ideas, technologies, techniques, and strategies coming out for the game, we thought we might have a little bit of a retro, tried and true, throwback to a few classic baseball practice drills.

Of all the drills that have made their way into the modern day practice regiment, we found these to be some timeless skills that players can do on their own at any position.

Too basic for ya? Well, let's just say there's a reason these good practices from the early days of baseball have been around this long, and there's value in continuing to do them into your professional career as a ball player. Check 'em out.

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Topics: Baseball Practice Drills, Baseball Practice, Baseball Coaching

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

Team Chemistry: Baseball Team Intangibles That Win Games [Pt. 2]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 27, 2016 2:07:21 PM
 
 
You've noticed your team is disjointed. Your players are self-focused. All the attention is on one or two guys that are obsessed with their numbers. What do you do? The most successful teams have intangible secrets with combatting this problem, and we're about to share them with you.
 
First thing: You have the power to nurture your team's chemistry.
 
Keep in mind that the winning teams aren't always the most talented. The most unified and selfless teams make up for deficiencies with the sharing of encouragement and bettering each other's skills. Just look at the Toronto Blue Jay's story
 
Your team chemistry is about to get a whole lot better.
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Topics: Coaching, Baseball Coaching, Baseball teamwork, Baseball Team Chemistry

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