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Training Your Swing With Intent – Revisited

After watching the video above, I think you would be able to say that every single swing was taken with authority, purpose, and the plan of ruining a pitcher’s day.  If your player is not training with these same qualities, they are, without a doubt, falling behind.… continue reading

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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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Swing Accuracy? What it Means to Put the Bat on the Ball!

One of the common misconceptions related to an upward swing is that the hitter is selling out for power and sacrificing the ability to make consistent contact. In this article, I aim to debunk that myth. The game that we know and love is slowing but surely changing in the right direction with more and more players coming out and explaining their intentions to hit the ball in the air more often.… 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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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown – Bartolo Colon


 

 

After his almost perfect game on April 15, 2018, Dave Shinskie investigates what makes Bartolo Colon so effective in the MLB even at 44 years old. The answer lays hidden in his solid mechanics and ability to locate pitches.… continue reading

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The Effectiveness of Stretching: What Type? When? How Much?

If you go to any baseball game at any level, there is some form of pre-game body routine that is meant to prepare the athletes for maximal performance. My goal in writing this post is to help you think critically about the design of your warmup and to give some easy, common-sense principles that can help you decide how to best prepare your body for action.… continue reading

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Don’t PUSH it Pitchers! DRIVE to Thrive!

Pushing Off The Rubber: Why Is It Bad?

In this article, I will discuss how to use the lower half more efficiently in the pitching delivery. When evaluating a pitcher for the first time I ask a series of simple questions. One of those questions is, “have you ever heard any coaches or instructors use cue words when working with you?” There are many responses from kids and parents when I bring this question up, but one of the most common responses from my young pitchers is that the coach is telling them to “push off the rubber” to generate lower half power.continue reading

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Baseball Rebellion Position Player Case Study: Jacob W. 76 to 91mph

For my first case study since I have been at Baseball Rebellion I’m going to look at 17-year-old high school junior Jacob W.. Jacob and his parents make the two hour and fifteen minute trip once a week from Lynchburg, Virginia to Baseball Rebellion HQ in Durham, NC for hitting and throwing instruction.… continue reading

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Baseball Rebellion Podcast – Episode 18, College Recruitment

This week JK will discuss how learning to swing up can drastically change your chances for success.  Dave will dive into how position players can greatly benefit from quarterback like practice.  New comers, Eric Tyler and Tyler Zupcic weigh in on the college recruitment process. … continue reading

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FREE DRILL GIVEAWAY! Arm Swing Separation Drill With Band Resistance

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This past week I tweeted a quick drill without going too far in depth into why we do the drill and what it is for. I use this drill for pitchers and position players of all ages every day in my lessons.… continue reading