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Baseball Defensive Situations

Baseball defensive situations, think ahead and communicate with your teammates.

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Baseball Resource

Links to baseball resource sites I have found interesting and informative.

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Baseball Coaching and Participation, Youth and Amateur, at The Ole Ballgame

Baseball coaching techniques developed from 52 years combined playing and coaching experiences, in this very special game.

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Baseball Tribute To Roberto Clemente

A baseball tribute to Roberto Clemente, the man!

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Pitching

Live low live long, live high watch it fly.

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Dinger

See it high, let it fly, if it’s low let it go.

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If you practice like junk then you will play like junk.

Use to make my team say it over and over to get in the mind set to have a good practice.

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A batter's bat strikes the catcher's mitt as he swings at the ball. Is the batter credited with a hit and awarded 1st base>

Richard asked: A batter swings at a pitched ball but his bat hits the catchers mitt. Does the batter get 1st base and credited with a hit? Rick answered:

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swing and a miss, strike out but the pitch is in the dirt.

Anonymous asked: After the batter swings and misses on a called third strike,but the pitch is in the dirt, why does the batter still try to run to first

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Infield Warm-ups

Infield warm-ups: A way to provide purpose and focus to between innings, while at the same time, building player confidence.

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Mental Framing

Mental framing puts the players mind in a position to be successful, in the difficult situations that arise in the game of baseball.

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Baseball Mental Power

Baseball mental power; you are searching for the magic key that will unlock the door to the source of power. You have the key in your own hands, and you may make use of it the moment you learn to con

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Baseball Instruction, Bunting

Bunting because you want to, not because you have to!.

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Hitting: A Proven Team Approach

A proven team hitting approach, one that enabled our players to put the ball in play early and often, a baseball recipe for success.

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Hitting Progressions Advanced

Description: Hitting progressions; the movements a hitter makes, prior to swinging at a pitched baseball.

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Baseball Rules First Base Running Lane

As you look onto a baseball field, regardless of its dimensions, you will notice a chalk line marked along the first base foul line.

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Baseball Drills - Team Defense

This multipurpose baseball drill for team defense is the all time standard for game situation drills.

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Base Running

Base running, one of the least taught and practiced skills, yet still one of the most important, even in the age of the aluminum bat

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Yours in baseball,


Rick




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