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The Intersection of Baseball Moms + Baseball Training [Infographic]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Aug 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Baseball moms play an important role in the baseball training development of young players. But perhaps baseball moms can contribute more than you think they can.

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Topics: Baseball Training, Baseball Moms

Baseball's Statistical Revolution: What It Is & Why You Should Care [Video]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Oct 27, 2016 3:01:38 PM

Every smart coach wants to develop skill in players that he hopes will put their team in a winning position on every play. 

In the age of Moneyball and MLB Statcast, the data captured for entertainment and competitive purposes alike, have opened up new ways of thinking about developing skill and maximizing talent.

According to the architects at MLB Statcast uses the same technology that tracks debris during the launch of space shuttles to change the way we watch baseball on TV.

Thanks to this technology, organizations are giving overlooked talent a second chance to compete in the Major Leagues, because the data shows the potential of players where we might not expect to find it.

The smart data revolution has fundamentally changed the way we watch a baseball game on television; could it change the way we think about other aspects of the game?

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Topics: Baseball Training, Baseball, FungoMan, MLB, Statcast

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

Baseball Analytics Coaches Shouldn't Live Without [Infographics]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 7, 2016 7:59:56 AM
 

 

Analytics don't always get a good rap in baseball. Sure, there are numerical benefits: They help managers and scouts track players for deals and manufacture opportunities that would have required more nurturing in the past. But to baseball purists, analytics can seem like nothing more than a hack, destroying the humanity of the game. Numbers and equations go in, and chemistry-less teams come out.

But we'd like for you to put these notions aside for the moment to consider the upside of harnessing analytics to boost your player development and winning percentage.

Read on for some baseball-friendly infographics that shed some serious light on the potential of analytics for your team. 

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Topics: Baseball Training, Baseball technology, baseball analysis, Sabermetrics

Baseball Jargon Only Baseball Folk Understand [Infographic]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Nov 18, 2015 12:00:00 PM
 
 
 
Ever heard something about baseball that you didn't understand? You're not alone.
 
As a kid growing up around baseball, you'd hear phrases like "he's got soft hands" or "that ball was smoked!" and maybe scratch your head wondering what all this meant? Was it good or bad that his hands where soft? Is a "smoked ball" a fast pitch or a hard hit "zinger"?
 
While language is always evolving, so does baseball slang among players and fans. So until further notice, here's a little examination on the taken-for-granted baseball terms that baseball enthusiasts know, leaving the rest "caught looking."
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Topics: Baseball Training, Baseball, Baseball Jargon, Baseball trivia, How Much FungoMan Costs

Baseball Academies + Baseball Drills: the Jedi Way [Videos]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Oct 28, 2015 6:30:00 PM

Greetings young padawans. You've been selected from a large population of baseball elite to be henceforth subject to the training of Jedi-masters, learning the ways of the force...er, technological advances of the baseball dynasty for the greater good of the baseball empire.

Yes, some of us are getting pretty pumped about the release of the next Star Wars chapter, but we're also thrilled to propose a rather futuristic approach to training your baseball apprentices in the world of the baseball academy. 

Baseball academies are becoming increasingly profitable for both academy owners and players alike in their pursuit of making the high school starting lineup, winning college athletic scholarships, and increasing their chances of getting drafted into pro-ball -- and the choice to train young athletes with specialized baseball professionals has become the optimal way to go.

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Topics: Yoda and Baseball, Baseball Training, Baseball, Coaching, Baseball Academies, Baseball Practice, Baseball Coaching, St. Louis Gamers, Baseball Academy, FungoMan, FungoMan Customers, baseball drills

Why the Padres Love FungoMan For the Outfielders [Video]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Oct 14, 2015 10:00:00 AM

 Photo Credit www.sandiegouniontribune.com

Back in 2015 at the Padres Spring Training site in Peoria, AZ, the Padres gained a little assistance to their coaching staff with FungoMan at the forefront--making practice more game-like, upbeat, and efficient. Now in 2016, they're still putting their ole' FungoMan to good use.

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Topics: Baseball Training, Baseball, Coaching, Baseball Coaching, FungoMan, Padres, Spring Training, Padres FungoMan

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