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[VIDEO] Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy Meets FungoMan

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Nov 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM

A well oiled practice regiment is a fantastic thing. But you know what's better than filling your hour and half with drills? Developing skills that lead into real game outs (video below).

The key to turning drills into skills is giving your player the chance to practice the exact feed (i.e. game ball) until he masters it. Too often, we focus on getting through the drills, giving everyone a handle full of tries to complete a play that isn't really the same ball. 

The instructors at Texas Rangers Youth Academy in Dallas, TX are making sure their players get quality feeds in practice—and it's already paying off.

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Topics: MLB Youth Academy, MLB Urban Youth Academy Dallas, MLB

[VIDEO] MLB Develops + USA Baseball Host STATES PLAY Tournament, FungoMan Provides The Fungoes

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Aug 30, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Last week FungoMan participated in STATES PLAY, a tournament hosted by MLB Develops and USA Baseball, highlighting the best seniors of California and Texas.

Dallas, TX: At Mercy Street Sports ComplexTexas Rangers Youth AcademyMLB Develops served this year's top high school prospects with premiere opportunity to train with FungoMan, an automated fielding and pitching baseball machine, and showcase their talent.

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM THEIR ELITE PRACTICE

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Topics: MLB Youth Academy, USA Baseball, MLB Develops, MLB

FungoMan At The MLB's Elite Development Invitational

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Aug 3, 2018 12:00:00 PM

It's not everyday that you get to play on a diamond, hear Ken Griffey Jr. talk about hitting, and watch the Commissioner of baseball give a state of the game.

Let's talk about the incredible work of MLB's Youth Academies creating opportunity through the Elite Development Invitational. 

Read on and get an inside look at how Major League Baseball is providing the best training and opportunity for the most prolific players of the Urban Youth Academies from across the nation. 

WATCH THE VIDEO!

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Topics: Elite Development Invitational, MLB Youth Academy, Breakthrough Series

4 Things Every Coach Can Learn From MLB’s Youth Development Program

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jul 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Patrick Süskind once said, “...talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” We went to the top and found these four solid tips from the best in the game to you and your team.

After attending and powering the Breakthrough Series, and now this week at the Elite Development Invitational at Historic Dodgertown, we saw first hand the greatest teaching tool is to be around great talent. If you have the opportunity to rub shoulders and ask questions to current or former MLB players, take advantage of it! If you don't have the opportunity, you still have the opportunity to watch MLB as a student.

Snag these 4 PRO TIPS RIGHT HERE.

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Topics: MLB Youth Academy

[VIDEO] MLB's YA BREAKTHROUGH SERIES: Inside Look

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jun 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

What if I told you 25 Breakthrough Series alumni were selected in the Draft this year?

There are a few things you should know about MLB's initiatives to create opportunity for the next generation of baseball players. One of them includes incredible training.

We've joined MLB's Urban Youth Academies in Compton, New Orleans, and Kansas City. Watch the latest with FungoMan and MLB Youth Academies.

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Topics: MLB Urban Youth Academy COMPTON, MLB Urban Youth Academy Kansas City, MLB Youth Academy, Baseball Program

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