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3 Backhand Drills To Master: With Trent Mongero [Videos]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Mar 22, 2018 7:00:00 AM

 

There is without a doubt no shortage of backhands you'll see in a game, nor is there any lack of discussion around how to master them. The problem is breaking down the essential components that culminate into the perfect backhand.

We have Coach Trent Mongero sharing his essential recipe for backhand mastery.

Implement these 3 drills into practice and observe how your players confidently approach backhands when the game's on the line. 

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Topics: High School Baseball Drills, Backhand Drills, Infield Drill, Middle Infield Drills

VIDEOS: Infielding Drills for Starting Position + Footwork [feat. Gameday Baseball]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Nov 16, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Starting position is up there with hand eye coordination as one of those basic baseball necessities. I bet even reading about starting position or athletic position reminded you of a concept with which you are already familiar.

So here's an idea: Take inventory of the basic first steps you take in each direction to make a play. It's actually quite situational, depending on the velocity of the ball. Now consider how you would comprehensively communicate all the variables of ball type and corresponding footwork. Not that simple, eh?

The coaches at Gameday Baseball created a brief, straightforward video drill to address starting position and first steps. Check it out 👇

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Topics: Infielding Drill, Infield Drill, Gameday Baseball, Baseball footwork, infielding drills, infielding footwork

Trent Mongero's "Extreme Top Spin" Baseball Drill

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Sep 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Both a close relative to the slider and the curve ball is the topspin. Today we're sharing a great way of sharpening up your player's read on topspins.

Trent Mongero and Winning Baseball teach an infield footwork drill, implementing a Fungoman, set to throw extreme top spin similar to a ball pounded in the clay in front of the plate and is taking its second hop. 

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Topics: Baseball Drill, baseball drills, Infield Drill, Baseball Infielding, Trent Mongero

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, Infielding, Infield Drill, MLB

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

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