Automated Practice Machines

You Need To Know This Baseball Guy [Jerry Manuel Foundation]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 25, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Every so often, we hear baseball stories that move us. This one isn't happening under the bright lights of the Major League stage.

This is a story unfolding in Sacramento, CA, where urban youth are given an opportunity to receive Charter School quality education, while receiving elite baseball training from the legendary Jerry Manuel and his team.

Get inspired by how Jerry Manuel is using baseball to build character in the next generation of young men in life and the game.

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Topics: Baseball, Baseball Coaching, Jerry Manuel Foundation

What Are Coaches Saying About FungoMan? [Videos]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you've heard anything about FungoMan, you're likely to have heard some polarizing statements about the machine that give rise to concern or curiosity.

"That machine makes coaches lazy."

"I don't go through a single practice without using it."

"This thing can do anything!"

Sound familiar? For this week's blog, we figured a little feedback from our customers might be the best way for you to hear your peers' opinions about the automated baseball practice machine that is FungoMan.

Check out these videos below!

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Topics: Baseball Coaching, FungoMan, Fungoes, Coach Talk

Your Favorite Baseball Movie Reveals Your Coaching Style! [QUIZ]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 4, 2017 9:30:00 AM

A guys's favorite movie tells quite a bit about his sense of humor, likes, dislikes, and who his heroes might be.

What better way to know a baseball guy, than by his favorite baseball film?

Baseball movies are most sacred to those in baseball stadiums across America are filled with thousands of individuals who feel what Shoeless Joe Jackson felt when he mused: "It was the game... The sounds, the smells " in Field of Dreams. 

Folks love Moneyball because it represents the underdog who fights like heck to make a way, and beat the system.

And films like Trouble With A Curve remind us that some things about the game will never change, and that the soul of the sport will tell you everything you need to know about the player.

Every baseball movie has its central truth; we think we might be able to boil down your's by taking this quiz.

Read on for the link to our Baseball Movie: Coaching Style Quiz...

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Topics: Baseball Coaching, Baseball movie, Baseball Quiz

How To Bullet Journal Your Baseball Program Forward

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Feb 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When Skip Bertman won the head coaching job at LSU's baseball program, he started by walking the baseball facility and wrote down his vision for LSU Baseball.

He made a dream list of everything he wanted the program to become.

LSU is now one of the most formidable and beloved baseball programs in the country. Bertman gives us a secret to success in the game: He wrote out his vision.

Read more on how to launch your program into greatness by simply writing down and staying accountable to your vision.

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Topics: Coaching, Baseball Coaching, Baseball Coach, Baseball Program

The Coach's Guide to Popup Priority [Free Ebook]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jun 22, 2016 12:47:06 PM

 

Here's the breakdown of what many baseball coaches have seen break down on the field -- Popup Priority. The ebook below will give you access to the best explanation of popup priority -- and it's organized in a way that makes it clear how each player should respond to any popup on the field. Collisions and drops begone! 

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Topics: Baseball Coaching, baseball drills, Popups, Baseball Fundamentals, Ebook