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Individual Practice Ideas with FungoMan [Videos]

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

While other kids were watching Cable TV growing up, I remember watching the YES Network documentaries of Yankee greats, including the likes of Don Mattingly.

I'll never forget hearing Mattingly talk about how obsessed he was with baseball in high school. He credits his high school coach for his unparalleled work ethic, challenging him to be the best on his team, best in his city, and best in the state, etc., etc.

You wouldn't find Mattingly with other students at the cafeteria during lunch hour. You'd find him in the indoor batting cage set up in the basketball gymnasium.

Those individual practice sessions during lunch period are the gems we at FungoMan value most in the makeup of a player's development.

Check out the ways players are capitalizing on individual practice.

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Topics: Baseball, baseball drills, Individual Baseball Drills

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

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

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

5 Baseball Drills That Will Take You From Good To Great

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Dec 10, 2015 1:00:00 PM
 
Let's face it: Executing a successful baseball practice requires time, energy, and forethought. And with so many different aspects of the game to work on and improve -- batting practice, fielding practice, conditioning, etc. -- your practice time disappears faster than a Kelvin Herrera  fastball.
 
Ever leave the field feeling like you put in the best practice you could, but haven't been able to hone in on those game situations that keep stealing the should-have-been-wins? Ready to sharpen your players with pin-point focus on the skills they really need to produce? Well, we have gathered some of our most creative coaches to answer these questions. 
 
Read on to discover some untraditional ways coaches are using FungoMan.
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Topics: Baseball, Baseball Practice Drills, Baseball Practice Plans, baseball drills

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