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Top 5 Ways Baseball / Softball Players Get Worse from Team Practice

Top 5 Ways Player’s Get Worse From Team Practice

By JK Whited | December 6, 2018

JK Whited of BR 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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Slow Roller Ladder Drill for Infielders

By Eric Tyler | November 26, 2018

Slow Roller Ladder Drill for Infielder One big issue I have noticed with young infielders is the inability to field a slow roller while still remaining athletic. The Slow Roller Ladder is a drill designed to teach your infielders to play low and drive their feet through a softly hit ground ball. The set-up is…

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Non-Invasive Training

By Chas Pippitt | November 23, 2018

Non-Invasive Training Why we do it at Baseball Rebellion and why it works Change is Scary for Baseball Players When people think of hitting or pitching ‘lessons’, or lessons of any kind really, they think of change.  Change is terrifying for most hitters or pitchers, especially if they have had a certain amount of success…

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The Secret to Creating More Stability & Rotation in your Swing

By Chas Pippitt | November 23, 2018

Creating More Stability In Your Swing I see many corrections on a daily basis here at Baseball Rebellion and often in the swing, those corrections are balance related. Support and stability in the baseball or softball swing is paramount to creating fluidity and athleticism so the athlete can deliver as much force into the ball…

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Baseball Swing Row

Row Til You Go: Back Shoulder Row and Bat Speed

By Chas Pippitt | November 23, 2018

ROW ‘TIL YOU GO Back Shoulder Row and Bat Speed Many people teach a hands first downward plane swing. As readers of the Baseball  Rebellion know, we are not part of that group. The truly amazing thing about the Top Level Swing (in baseball and softball) is that there are almost NO examples of players…

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Create Your Culture

By Ben Brink | November 23, 2018

Create Your Culture Creating the Environment for Player, Team, and Organization Success Define Who You Are and Why You Exist. A baseball program creates a foundation to build on by defining its mission, or reason it exists. The program needs to identify what the top priorities are and what makes it unique and gives it…

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