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Josh Horton Off Season Report: Heading to Spring Training Ready to Turn Heads

  After being named an MilB.com organizational All-Star for the first time in his career and setting full-season career highs in Slugging, OPS, Doubles, Home Runs…and Strikeouts…Josh Horton came back…

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Avoid This Common Drill or Your Fastball May Wind Up In The Trees!!

One of the most commonly used verbal pitching cues is for an instructor  to say “chest to glove”.  The cue is designed to promote proper shoulder and trunk rotation into the…

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The WORST Hitting Drill for Baseball or Softball EXPOSED!

Many players are getting ready for tryouts at their high schools and some are doing ‘preseason’ workouts for their 12 and under travel teams. I keep hearing the same complaints…

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The Yin Yang of Baseball: The Complementary and Combative Nature of Pitchers and Hitters

The way we teach the art of pitching and hitting here at Baseball Rebellion, can be easily characterized as the Yin Yang effect of seemingly opposing forces that have components of each…

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Welcome to the NEW Baseball Rebellion!

Baseball Rebels: As you can see things are different here at Baseball Rebellion.  And we think they are different for the best. Justin and I are now on the same…

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Case Study Miranda Davis: Can Baseball Rebellion help Softball Players too???

Miranda came to the building in early November last year.  She, as Keith will tell you, was a successful rec-ball player.  I saw potential in her frame and her aggression…

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Step Back to Swag: Creating Character in Your Delivery

  I had the opportunity to hear Tom Seaver speak about his delivery several years ago.  He talked about pitching as an art, and as he talked about his signature style, I started…

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Alex Rodriguez Swing Woes Blamed on Poor Hitting Instruction

Alex Rodriguez is being scapegoated by the New York Yankees, but after watching the video below, can we REALLY blame his hitting struggles on him?   Kevin Long (the New…

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How-To Become Elite in YOUR Craft and The BR ‘Talent Code’

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately, some about business, some about baseball, but the book that has really caught my interest right now is “The Talent Code“ by…

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Going Forward…But Staying Back?!? The Role of Momentum in the Baseball Swing

How do you stay back while moving forward in your baseball swing? Chas Pippitt examines the role of momentum in the swing.

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The TRUTH About Hand Path in the Baseball or Softball Swing: Look Ma, No Hands!

Hitting a baseball (or softball) is truly an art. But, with the more recent developments in technology, hitting is becoming more science as well. There are clearly defined ways to gain more power and more consistent success levels at the dish like: 1. Gaining more separation between the pelvis and the shoulders, and 2. Turning more of your mass with Super-Thrust.

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Attention Parent-Coaches! How-To Frame Realistic Rebel Hitting Expectations to a Young Impressionable Athlete

After my 9000th lesson, I took a little time to reflect on my teaching career and I realized that there are a few glaring issues with how I frame realistic expectations to my players that I work with and their parents and coaches.

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