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It All Starts Before The Pitch- Part I: Signal & Primary Catching Stances

By Tyler Shewmaker | December 12, 2018

In this two-part series, It All Starts Before The Pitch, Tyler Shewmaker (Campbell University Baseball) talks about the importance of catcher’s pre-pitch stance and certain ways to practice your set up to make yourself and your pitcher better! Shewmaker enters his second season as a member of the Campbell baseball coaching staff, moving to volunteer assistant coach…

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Can’t Go Outside? Find a Mirror and Improve Your Pitching Mechanics

By Dave Shinskie | December 10, 2018

  Bad Weather? No Problem. Baseball Rebellion’s Dave Shinskie Shows YOU How a Mirror Can Help Improve Your Offseason Work and Breaks Down How He Handle’s Today’s Youth Culture Today’s Youth Culture I can tell from the first throw of any lesson how much a kid has been practicing. I even know right away how…

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Hitting Approach: Gap or Gap

Baseball Rebellion Hitting Approach: Gap OR Gap not Gap to Gap

By Chas Pippitt | December 9, 2018

Baseball Rebellion Hitting Approach: “Gap OR Gap“ not “Gap TO Gap” The other night during a ‘fly in’ lesson, I was working with an outfielder from a top 25 school. He’s a great defensive player and has played with top-level defenders in the outfield before, especially in CenterField. We were hitting in my cage using a…

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The 1st pitch auto take & player development

First Pitch Auto-Take and Player Development

By Gabe Dimock | December 8, 2018

First Pitch Auto-Take and Player Development What is the goal of youth coaching? Some say the primary goal is to win, while others simply want the kids to enjoy the game. While there is nothing wrong with winning or having fun, my belief is that coaches should focus on player development and allow the wins…

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Pre-Pitch Routine For All Positions

By Dave Shinskie | December 6, 2018

Pre Pitch Routine for All Positions Today, I’m going to talk about pre-game rituals,  pre-pitch routines, and visualizing the play before it happens, and show how routine and visualization can help all baseball or softball players with their mental and physical approach. The best athletes in the world practice these techniques every day before they step on the…

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Get Worse From Team Practice

Top 5 Ways Player’s Get Worse From Team Practice

By JK Whited | December 6, 2018

JK Whited discusses the Top 5 Ways Players Get Worse From Team Practice and what coaches can do to make their practices more effective!

Pitch Sequencing with Seth Simmons

By Seth Simmons | December 4, 2018

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Seth Simmons is from Lewisville, North Carolina. He graduated from Calvary Baptist Day School in Winston-Salem. He attended East Carolina University, where he pitched for the Pirates all four years. He had a 2.78 ERA his Senior year with 50 strikeouts in ​35 2⁄3 innings pitched. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Simmons in the…

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How to Give Signs and Transition to a Receiving Stance

By Gabe Dimock | December 3, 2018

I wanted to write a quick post to detail some of the important aspects of giving signs as a catcher. Giving signs is relatively easy but small mistakes can lead to the other team stealing signs and the pitcher becoming frustrated. Signs also encourage pitchers and catchers to think through counts and situations for themselves….

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Bridge the Gap to More Power and Stability

By JK Whited | December 2, 2018

As an instructor, one of the hardest things to do is increase a hitter’s power and stability at the same time.  Normally in the process of growing a young hitter,…

Quarterback throwing mechanics

Want to Improve your Throwing Mechanics? Learn from Quarterbacks

By Dave Shinskie | November 30, 2018

Introduction We are in the midst of the NFL season, and this year I wanted to make sure I wrote a piece about the movements and mindset of quarterbacks. For the last year I’ve had the opportunity to test my “theories” about quarterbacks by working alongside Dave Shinskie, the newest member of Baseball Rebellion’s staff….

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How “Swinging at the Ceiling” Can Help a Hitter’s Posture & Head Position

By Chas Pippitt | November 28, 2018

  How can a hitter ‘swing’ from here without hitting the net?   Most hitters cannot even figure out how to start this drill or solve this problem let alone execute the swing.  This is what most of our ‘answers’ look like when they start. The issue with most instruction and drills is that it…

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Optimizing Your Lineup – Score More Runs

By Brandon Matthews | November 28, 2018

About the author: Brandon Matthews is in his first season as an assistant coach at Paul D. Camp Community College, working with the hitters and infielders. He has coached at many different levels of baseball including high school and college. He played collegiately at Chowan University and has been coaching baseball since he was 20…

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