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How do you encourage a player to throw harder?

Anonymous asked: I have a twelve year old son who often doesn't throw as hard as he can. What can I do to break this habit? He is mechanically sound

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Why is a walk not counted as a time at bat?

Jim asked: With the extremely rare exception, every time a batter is in the batter's box at home plate it is to hit/bat the ball. With that intent,

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ON A FORCE PLAY AT FIRST BASE, THE INFIELDER TOUCHES THE BASE, DOES THE BALL HAVE TO BE IN THE SAME HAND

Paul asked: On a force play at first base, the infielder touches the base, does the ball have to be in the same hand? Rick answered: Paul, thank you

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how do you score a certain play

Andrew asked: Runners on 1B and 2B. Line drive to SS. SS catches the ball, tags 2B then throws the ball to 1B, for an inning ending triple play.

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batted ball

Michael asked: Batted ball line drive strikes the pitching rubber but not the ground. It lands in the stands between home and first base. Is this a:

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The Ball Hits a Bird

Viva asked: A ball is hit by a batter and is heading over the home run fence in fair territory, then suddenly hits a bird and lands over the fence in

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Does a defensive player have to actually throw for interference to be called?

Dan asked: Batter leans over the plate causing catcher to not throw to 3rd base to put out a runner advancing from 2nd base. Does the catcher have

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Baseballs' Mental Game Coaching Confidence

Baseballs' mental game coaching confidence can produce resulots that go beyond the drills and strategies and into the hearts and minds of the people they teach.

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with the bases loaded and there is umpire interfence does a run score

Vernon asked: The bases are loaded and there is umpire interference on the batted ball. Does the runner score or is he simply removed from the base?

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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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