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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Advanced Skills Tee - College Hitter Hitting This Baseball Trainer

Advanced Skills Tee - College Hitter Hitting This Baseball Trainer

The Advanced Skills Tee, by Muhl Tech, is a popular baseball and softball batting tee trainer that builds a compact swing, keeps the "hands inside the ball" and improves bat speed. The Advanced Skills Tee or AST as it is often called is used by over 3000 high school and colleges in the USA. It should be a regular part of every team's daily practice routine.
The Advanced Skills Batting Tee teaches players to have a "shorter-bat-stroke" to the baseball. The AST also teaches batters to "hit the baseball where it's pitched". The Advanced Skills Tee is backed by a two-year warranty! Available at

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Baseball Coaching and Training Tips

Baseball Coaching Digest: The Perils of Defensive Assumption in Baseball Action by Nick Dixon
Assuming or taking certain things for granted when your team is playing or coaching baseball defense can lead to costly mistakes and could even cause your team to lose. This article outlines three things that coaches and players should never assume when you are coaching or playing baseball defense.

Baseball Coaching Digest: The Perils of Offensive Assumption in Baseball Action by Nick Dixon Coaching and playing baseball requires total mental concentration and focus. One mental thought that has caused many teams to lose in baseball is the thought of assumption. Assumption is defined by the Webster dictionary as the taking of something for granted; something expected. This article explains two types of situations during a game that offensive players must be taught not to make assumptions. This article discusses how coaches should eliminate the perils or dangers of offensive assumption by properly preparing their baseball team in practice.


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Friday, January 21, 2011

Batting Cages: The Secret to Batting Success

Batting Cages: The Secret to Batting Success
By Jack M Patterson

While practicing as a team is the best way to go, athletes also need to work on their individual skills in a more focused environment. Batting cages are perfect for players who want to enhance their skills, in order to be able to bring more to the game.

This specialized cage is an enclosed area where baseball players can practice their batting skills. It is usually rectangular in shape and made of netting. A batter stands at one end of the enclosure. For safety and practicality, a pitching machine instead of a real pitcher is placed at the other end. The nets keep the balls within close range while allowing batters to hit at full strength. The cage can be placed outdoors or inside of a long room so that batters can practice in all weather conditions. Indoor cages are popular during winter months, when days are shorter and it takes more electricity to light up the field for a longer period of time.

A pitching machine automatically pitches balls at varying speeds and styles. It usually pitches out softballs or synthetic baseballs in place of the official leather baseball. Special mechanisms installed allow the machine to compensate for the true weight of an official ball. It simulates pitching scenarios that batters usually encounter.

Batting cages are important in improving every batter's skills. They are used by both amateur and professional baseball organizations as a necessary part of their training routine. A batter can improve his or her positioning, timing, and focus when practicing with this type of training tool. All baseball teams or serious baseball players should invest on high quality practice cages that will suit their needs.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Baseball Softball Coaching Tips - Batting Drill - Hitting to All Fields - Hurricane Hitting Machine

Video demonstrates how baseball softball coaches can use the Hurricane Hitting Machine to teach and practice hitting the ball to all fields. Video shows a college baseball player hitting the inside, middle, and away pitch locations without having to stop or change th machine. Video audion by Nick Dixon, inventor of the Hurricane and BatAction Machines, also gives tips and details about the correct way to hit each of the pitch locations. Visit the Derek Jeter Hurricane Hitting Machine Training Blog for more free coaching tips, drills,a dn articles. http://hurricanebaseballtrainingmachi...
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Why Use Portable Batting Cages

Why Use Portable Batting Cages
By Andy Brock

A regular baseball cage is a must for those who play baseball or even for those people who want their children to be engaged in baseball. The functions of standard batting cages are to give limits to baseballs or softballs, so that you do not have to go to a far place to pick up the balls; and it gives you a space where you can practice and improve your skills in batting. You will also not waste time worrying about baseballs going astray and accidentally hitting someone else's window, or worse, face.

However, more and more baseball aficionados and players choose portable batting cages because of their additional benefits. Aside from the benefits stated in the previous paragraph, portable batting cages can be transported or moved from one place to another. This is very ideal for those people or baseball teams who are always on the road, going to different places to compete. It also allows you to move your cage indoors if the weather turns bad outside.

This type of batting cage can also be easily disassembled and stored away. This feature is very ideal for those who have small backyards. For example, if the baseball season finally ends, you can just disassemble the batting cage and store it in a nice place while you can use the previously used space for other purposes, such as parties or barbecues.

Moreover, if your decision for buying a portable batting cage is because your children enjoy playing baseball, this type is the best option for you. Once your children grew up, they might have a different interest not at all related to baseball. If this happens, it is very easy to disassemble the batting cage and put it away for storage or you can easily sell it to your neighbours or other people who might need it. By doing this, you can get at least a part of the amount that you had to pay when you bought the batting cage after your children could enjoy practicing in it. Not only this, you also will be able to help those people who are on a low budget but in dire need of a batting cage.

So instead of installing a permanent batting cage in your backyard or school ground, why not get yourself a portable batting cage to enjoy its features not available in standard batting cages. Buying one of these portable batting cages is very beneficial for homeowners, schools, sporting complexes, or baseball teams who are always on the road and have limited space.

If you would like to learn more you can read about batting cages and practical tips on using a batting cage to improve hitting.

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