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The Ultimate 1 Hour FungoMan 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: Baseball Practice, FungoMan

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: 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

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

Advance Your Players Past The Competition with these 3 Training Drills

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 13, 2016 12:41:54 PM

 

Think the way you train your players ensures the best results? What if we told you athletes use only a small percentage of their potential musculature range? The truth remains that the market for sport specific training is booming, meaning you get to add to your repertoire of how you train your champs-in-the-making.

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Topics: Baseball Training, Baseball Practice, Baseball Coaching, Baseball Specific Training, Baseball Stengthening, Training Drills

Feats of Strength: Improve Your Mental Game [Slideshare]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Mar 23, 2016 12:33:30 PM
 
 
Yogi Berra once said, "90 percent of the game is half mental." Our man Yogi may not have been the best with the concept of percentages, but he knew a thing or two about the mental game of baseball. 
 
Recently our good friend Donnie Moore made a visit to speak to the Royals at Spring Training. With demonstrations of strength and motivational talks, he effectively releases tremendous amounts of drive and desire.
 
Here you'll find some great content to sharpen your mental game, unlock your inner motivation, and discover how to draw out the best work ethic of your players.
 
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Topics: Baseball, Coaching, Baseball Practice, Baseball Coaching, Coaching Tactics, Sports Psychology, Motivation, Athletic Performance, Kansas City Royals, MLB

8 Baseball Practice Secrets For the Coach Who Wins Championships [Checklist]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Feb 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM

 

It's one thing to put together a stellar team, but it's another thing to get each player well-sharpened and ready for the season -- which is where nailing your practice comes into play.

All the little details that go into practice separate the exceptional teams from the mediocre. And great coaches know this and capitalize on those little details to take their team to the next level. 

Check out some of those little details that we know will improve any baseball practice. Most likely you already put most of these good practices into your program (and good on you!), but you may be inspired to try out one or two for the team.

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Topics: Baseball, Baseball Practice Drills, Baseball Practice, Baseball Coaching, Baseball Communication, Coaching psychology

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