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Hitting Mechanics: Negative/Postive Movement

There are 2 major parts in the swing – getting ready to swing, and the swing itself. A proper swing is made up of these key mechanics: stance, negative move, positive move, toe touch and heel plant. We talked about stance in a previous hitting...
2015-05-22 01:36:17

Posted an entry on Baseball Tutorials
Throwing and the “Isolated Feet” Baseball Fielding Drill

If your team is struggling to make accurate throws during a game, you need to add some fielding and throwing drills to your practice plan. Your players need to understand proper grip, and that they need to throw to a target utilizing the proper...
2015-05-21 14:16:57

Posted an entry on Online Basketball Drills
Game Planning for Success

Multiple Defenses Defensively I am a multiple defense guy. I am not a stubborn guy, we will scout an opponent and put together a defensive plan that is determined by the opponent’s strengths. I love John Wooden’s philosophy that his teams worry...
2015-05-15 17:25:31

Posted an entry on Online Basketball Drills
Teaching the 1-3-1 Zone Defense

I start in the classroom with my players and display on the erase board how we set up the 1-3-1 defense and the numbering of players. I later do this on the court. #1 is the top position, #2 is the baseline position, #’s 3 and 4 are the wing...
2015-05-15 17:17:14

Posted an entry on Online Basketball Drills
Winning the Battle on the Boards

I feel the most important statistic in determining who wins a basketball game is rebound margin, i.e. the percent of total number of rebounds in the game. Obviously rebounding is influenced by forcing our opponents to take difficult shots while...
2015-05-15 17:00:09

Posted an entry on Baseball Tutorials
Baseball Fielding: Cross Step & Drop Step Agility Drill

As a baseball player, you need to continually develop your baseball fielding skills.  Good baseball fielding requires a combination of mobility, speed, agility and ball-handling skills. Agility is critical to having good footwork, and young players...
2015-05-14 23:09:25

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Isometric Bat Speed Drill

Isometrics are a type of strengthening exercise where the muscles are put in static positions, instead of being dynamic through a range of motion. This bat speed drill is GREAT for building strength in the arms and shoulders, and will quickly...
2015-05-12 10:37:45

Posted an entry on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips
“4 Up Play from the 1-4 High Set” Offensive Play

This offensive play runs out of a 1-4 high set, with the point guard up top, the 4 and 5 at the top of the key and the 2 and 3 at the foul line extended. The play starts with the 5 sliding up to set a ball screen for the 1. As this is...
2015-05-11 13:41:43

Posted an entry on Baseball Tutorials
Catch and Throw Footwork Drill for Baseball Fielding

In this baseball fielding footwork drill, players are going to try to catch and throw the ball, taking only 3 steps during the process. The coach will hit or throw a ball nice and easy up into the air, and the fielder is going to come in to catch the...
2015-05-08 01:41:06

Posted an entry on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips
Transition Offense: The Circle Drill

One of my favorite drills for running the numbered fast break is “The Circle Drill”. This is a full court, 5 against  0 drill that focuses on the transition offense. Put 5 players into a circle at one end of the court (each assigned as...
2015-05-07 17:53:41

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Key Points of Softball Hitting: Stance

In today’s video blog post, we are talking about some of the key points of softball hitting as they relate to the stance. Check out this great checklist of things to focus on as you are preparing to swing and hit that ball. Key Points of...
2015-05-07 13:53:59

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Alternate Ways To Teach The Change-Up Pitch to Young Players

The Change-Up pitch is particularly interesting because it’s almost always the second pitch a pitcher learns, after the basic fastball. And it can be devastating. Because hitting is about timing, and pitching is about upsetting timing. What better...
2015-04-29 13:21:54

Posted an entry on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips
Inbound Plays & Playing the Back Court Sideline Against Pressure

“When you take the ball out in the back court, especially at the end of a game, what happens if you don’t play the guy out of bounds? What if the ball is taken out and no one is guarding the man?” ~ Hubie Brown One of the most...
2015-04-29 12:52:39

Posted an entry on Baseball Tutorials
Baseball Hitting: Drills for Strength and Swing Speed

In today’s video blog post, we are demonstrating some awesome baseball hitting drills for gaining strength and speed in your hitting swing. From taking the ball to the opposite side of the field to slow bat speed, we’ve got you covered!...
2015-04-28 13:20:33

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Softball Hitting Drills for Timing the Pitch

In today’s video blog post, we are demonstrating some excellent softball hitting drills are going to help you work on timing of a pitch. As you know, in Phase 1 or the Stride phase, the hands have to stay back – especially when you are going...
2015-04-24 00:06:17

Posted an entry on Baseball Tutorials
Common Baseball Hitting Faults & Drills To Correct Tracking

Pitch-tracking and visual concentration are essential skills for baseball hitting at all levels of the game. The act of tracking the ball from the release of the pitcher’s hand to the plate is difficult and a skill that needs to be practiced!...
2015-04-23 23:34:57

Posted an entry on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips
Basketball Ballhandling: The Star Passing Drill

This basketball ballhandling and passing drill improves chest passing, bounce passing and player communication. Watch the full video demonstration inside the FREE Basketball Blueprint app! Basketball Ballhandling: The Star Passing Drill   Setup...
2015-04-23 23:13:17

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8 Hitting Station Ideas For Your Next Softball Practice!

Hitting Stations allow you to maximize the number of players you can have working on their hitting at the same time. Plus, by working at hitting stations, you can focus on hitting in a more compact way while you emphasize certain aspects, such as...
2015-04-12 23:35:02

Posted an entry on Baseball Tutorials
Baseball Hitting Drill for Power: Stride, Backside & Hands

No stride soft toss or no stride tee work or batting cage work is a great way to allow hitters to concentrate on the hitting faults of backside or head jumping, by alleviating the stride. If the hitter does not stride, their head has more of a...
2015-04-12 12:11:20

Posted an entry on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips
Offensive Sets & the Screen and Roll

Everyone is running screen and roll at every level. But often times it is run incorrectly. In today’s video post, we are demonstrating some awesome ways to teach and incorporate the screen and roll into your basketball practice plan and game...
2015-04-12 11:19:35


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