Automated Practice Machines

Feats of Strength: Improve Your Mental Game [Slideshare]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Mar 23, 2016 12:33:30 PM
 
 
Yogi Berra once said, "90 percent of the game is half mental." Our man Yogi may not have been the best with the concept of percentages, but he knew a thing or two about the mental game of baseball. 
 
Recently our good friend Donnie Moore made a visit to speak to the Royals at Spring Training. With demonstrations of strength and motivational talks, he effectively releases tremendous amounts of drive and desire.
 
Here you'll find some great content to sharpen your mental game, unlock your inner motivation, and discover how to draw out the best work ethic of your players.
 
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Topics: Baseball, Coaching, Baseball Practice, Baseball Coaching, Coaching Tactics, Sports Psychology, Motivation, Athletic Performance, Kansas City Royals, MLB

5 Amazingly Effective Tactics Coaches Should Use After a Loss

Posted by Romy Cucjen on Mar 16, 2016 1:11:36 PM
 
Coaches have many favorite moments in sports—losing is not one of them. 
 
By simple deduction we know that coaches who take the time to read anything online to help them excel are after a few things: developing better players, learning how to improve their coaching, finding out how to foster team unity, etc. All of the components just mentioned are in effect aimed towards the end goal of winning. 
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Topics: Baseball, Coaching, Baseball Coaching, Sports Psychology, Baseball Winning, Baseball Mental Training, Baseball Psychology, Winning Games

3 Common Misconceptions about FungoMan at the College Level [Video]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Mar 9, 2016 2:53:24 PM

 

"It doesn't look the same as a ball coming off a bat."

"I'm an old-school coach; that machine doesn't follow the traditions of baseball."

"That thing is out to take my job."

These are things we hear from well-meaning, baseball-loving coaches quite frequently. Today, we'd like to address some of these statements and debunk a few of the misconceptions about FungoMan, what we are about, and why we believe FungoMan is a tool for the coach, not his replacement.
 
A carpenter doesn't use a circular saw for detail carpentry work when he needs a chisel. Similarly, FungoMan can not and should not replace the fungo. The fungo bat and Fungoman can coexist and compliment one another on the coach's tool belt for the work to be done to better the players.
 
We've asked one of our customers at Old Dominion University Baseball (D1), to share how and why they use their machines the way they do.

 

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Topics: Baseball, FungoMan, pitching machines, D1 College Baseball, FungoMan College Baseball, College baseball, D1 baseball, Old Dominion Baseball, baseball practice machines

If Coaches Were Avengers in Disguise, Which Hero Would You Be? [Quiz]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Mar 2, 2016 12:51:47 PM

 

The time has come for you to know who you really are as coaches. It's time for you to learn your true identity...as a Marvel superhero. Yep. We said it, and this we will keep on saying: Coaches are the lifeblood of the sport and that's no small role to play. So let's have a little fun with this and discover who you might in all that Avenger armor. 

Take the quiz and find out. But remember: "With great power comes great responsibility."

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Topics: Baseball, Baseball Coaching, FungoMan, Baseball trivia, Baseball Strategy, Marvel, Avengers

8 Baseball Practice Secrets For the Coach Who Wins Championships [Checklist]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Feb 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM

 

It's one thing to put together a stellar team, but it's another thing to get each player well-sharpened and ready for the season -- which is where nailing your practice comes into play.

All the little details that go into practice separate the exceptional teams from the mediocre. And great coaches know this and capitalize on those little details to take their team to the next level. 

Check out some of those little details that we know will improve any baseball practice. Most likely you already put most of these good practices into your program (and good on you!), but you may be inspired to try out one or two for the team.

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Topics: Baseball, Baseball Practice Drills, Baseball Practice, Baseball Coaching, Baseball Communication, Coaching psychology