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TRAIN FOR THE GAME: A Baseball Practice Playlist by FungoMan

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Feb 8, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Time. Talent. Treasure.

It's been said that where you invest these three items will tell you what you care about most. And the fact that you're reading this post says that you invest your valuable time, talent, and treasure in baseball training. 

You're in luck. The baseball practice playlist our team has curated was made with you in mindthe baseball training investor. So take the field, do what you love to do. Develop your program, your team, your players, and your coaching strategies.

We're here to empower you. And to offer a few tunes while you do it. Enjoy. 

 

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Topics: Baseball music, Baseball Practice, FungoMan

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

Baseball Practice Plan Inspired by Derek Jeter [Free Baseball Drill]

Posted by Romy Cucjen on May 19, 2017 6:00:00 AM

On the heels of a historic weekend, "#2" is now retired in Memorial Park, and we would like to give our own salute to the great Derek Jeter.

"The Captain," "Mr. November," and "Der-Rick Jee-Ter" ―such hallowed words. 

Check out these career highlights the world of baseball shall forever revere, and download our free shortstop baseball drill while you're at it.

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Topics: Derek Jeter, Fielding, Baseball Infielding, New York Yankees, Baseball Practice Drills, Baseball Practice Plans, Baseball Practice

The Ultimate 1 Hour Baseball 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: FungoMan, Baseball Practice, baseball drills

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

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

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

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: Baseball Practice, Coaching, 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, Baseball Coach, FungoMan

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

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