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The Movements that Made The Rebellion – The Rebel’s Rack Revisited

As Baseball Rebellion/Softball Rebellion has grown, we have decided to be more open with the “HOW” of our process instead of just the results.  This, for years, was not the case at BR/SR, as we wouldn’t even let clients film the movement progressions we do with hitters.continue reading

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5 Small Adjustments to Turn Your Season Around

It’s early in the season in Major League Baseball and even earlier in the minors.  Some guys have as many as 50 at-bats, others far less.  50 at-bats in high school in North Carolina, is about half your season though!  So what are some things you can do if you’re starting off the season a little behind where you want to be?… continue reading

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The Expertise Assumption: Where Private Coaches Fail their Most Talented Clients

When an 8 year old walks into Baseball Rebellion for a hitting or throwing evaluation, the process is simple and the same every single time.  First, we let the player warm themselves up how they ‘normally do’, then they are evaluated in their skill.… continue reading

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How to Increase Exit Velocity: Learn First, Then Load

EXIT VELOCITY is quite the buzz-worthy topic these days.  Just as pitchers have gone through the unrelenting quest to increase their throwing velocity, hitters are doing the same thing with bat speed and batted ball exit velocity.  These revolutions are happening for good reason…more velocity on the mound or in the batter’s box gives a player more chances to be successful.… continue reading

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Launch Angle: The Most Misunderstood Term in Hitting

Launch Angle is a huge topic in all of baseball and softball right now.  Many coaches, parents, and players are scared of the term “launch angle”, as they think or assume that people that talk about launch angle want you to practice popping up and flying out.  Why would a coach want that?!?  We in the ‘top of the cage’ camp do not want you to practice hitting weak and easy to catch hits.  We are trying, and in most cases succeeding, in allowing players to reach their power potential and drive the ball farther, which can in many cases leads to more powerful hits, more doubles, and more home runs.… continue reading

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The Case for In-Season Instruction

Disclaimer:  This article is somewhat self-serving and biased as I am a private instruction coach…and Baseball Rebellion/Softball Rebellion is an instructional company…but there is a tremendous value in continuing lessons during the season to make sure your movements stay sharp and to maximize the return on the time and financial investment in a player’s swing or pitching delivery.continue reading

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Culture, Motivation, and Giving Back: The “Green Bell” Phenomenon

 

 

A few weeks ago, as the new Baseball/Softball Rebellion HQ facility in Durham, NC started to come together, we purchased a giant green bell that we hung up by the door.  Players, when achieving a new record on the HitTrax or Rapsodo devices got to ring the green bell.  continue reading

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Vision Training and Mental Training: Baseball Rebellion and Softball Rebellion’s NEWEST Advantage for Your Player

I first met Mike Halpert about a little over a year ago.  He was working with some pitchers in my facility and doing some breathing techniques with them that, at the time, I thought were garbage.  I had no experience with mental training, and certainly, no ‘breath work’ had happened in my preparation for my own baseball career or athletes that I trained.  … continue reading

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Jayce Blaylock: LLWS BOMB for the Ages

Jayce Blaylock, a Little League Baseball player for the Georgia State Champion Little League Team hit a MASSIVE home run in their LLWS game on ESPN a few days ago.  There were some really great things in his swing, and with his very small but efficient movements, Jayce was able to generate about as much power as a 12u player possibly can.  … continue reading

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Launch Angle Tee Pre-Orders Are Live

Great news rebels!  The Launch Angle Tee site is live!  You can pre-order your complete Launch Angle tee or get your adapter now!

Visit http://www.launchangletee.com/store to get yours today!  Hurry because for a limited quantity Launch Angle Tees are on sale for 79.99!!… continue reading