Automated Practice Machines

Abandoning the One-Size-Fits-All Approach [Coaches Forum Footnotes]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Oct 30, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Not every player is ready for advanced philosophies. Yet, not every player will benefit from the standard one-size-fits-all techniques. Thus stands the paradox of coaching. Watch Coach Don Wakamatsu share some wisdom on the subject of evaluating body movement in the Coaches Forum. Or skim the footnotes for a 2-minute read.

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Topics: Baseball Coaching, Coaching Baseball, Coaching techniques, Don Wakamatsu, Texas Rangers

TEAM SITUATIONS: A FungoMan Drill Feature

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Sep 6, 2019 12:00:00 PM

What makes a confident team?

9 players on the field who know their roles in every game situation, which is why the Team Situations FungoMan Drill makes for the perfect opportunity to teach and practice baseball IQ.

Practiced baseball situations make for winning every baseball situation in game time. Keep reading to see the types of balls FungoMan produces to cover the fundamental baseball situations you will encounter in 9 innings.

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Topics: FungoMan Baseball Drill

TEAM PRE-GAME: A FungoMan Drill Feature

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jul 25, 2019 5:30:00 PM

Everyone loves a well-choreographed pre-game warm up. Make the most of your hour before game time with the FungoMan automated Team Pre-Game drill.

Add the Team Pre-Game drill to your pre-game ritual and establish confidence in a drill practiced 100x before in regular practice time. A successful pre-game warm-up comes together by a series of habits. A cue. An action. A reward. Here's how we see it.

 

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Topics: baseball drills, Baseball Drill, Baseball Fundamentals, FungoMan Baseball Drill

History Lesson: Babe Ruth Goes Out Swingin'

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on May 30, 2019 12:00:00 PM

74 years ago to the day, on May 30 1935, Babe Ruth struck out, injured his knee, and left the game. He announced his retirement two days later. Kind of a sad note to end one of the most legendary athletic careers.

What should be noted: Five days before his final strikeout, on May 25, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Ruth went 4-for-4, drove in 6 runs and hit 3 home runs against the Pirates. The Babe's final home run cleared the roof at the old Forbes Field—making Ruth the first player to accomplish that feat. 

What can we learn from the Great Bambino's final game strikeout?

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Topics: Babe Ruth, Baseball History

[VIDEOS] Baseball Practice Case Study: Coach Ryan Kinnan Makes The Most of His Time

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on May 24, 2019 12:00:00 PM

We've got innovative practice ideas for you this week! Coach Ryan Kinnan with Irving MacArthur High School blew up our Twitter feed in March with some incredible practice principles. He recently celebrated 100 wins this year, and we'd like to celebrate his achievements by sharing some of his practice tactics. Check out his practice stations and how he keeps everyone on drill and on point. 

Snag some of these ideas and make them your own! 

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Topics: High School Baseball, High School Baseball Drills, High school baseball coach