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Gabe Dimock

Is the Softball Swing Different from the Baseball Swing?

“The Softball Swing is completely different than a Baseball Swing.” This is a statement that I had heard before but it had never been directed specifically towards me. Truthfully, I…

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

Baseball Rebellion owner Chas Pippitt goes through the movements that have developed thousands of hitters at Baseball Rebellion. Featuring the Rebel’s Rack!

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Great Catcher = Great Routine!

At most team practices, there is little time set aside for catchers to work on their skills outside of catching bullpens. While bullpens are great opportunities to improve, a routine is needed to make sure that adequate amounts of quality repetitions are being completed in all facets of the catching position. In this article, you…

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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…

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The Science of Coaching in 3 Easy Steps

Over the past couple of years, I have seen a lot of discussion on how to give the most effective feedback to athletes. In particular, the question of whether internal…

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Why Picking Your Defensive Position Might Mean More to Your Offense than you Think

The Early Years While offense and defense in baseball seem like very independent skills, they become more and more intertwined as players age and are being evaluated. For this reason…

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Know Your Body, Know Your Swing: Adducting The Back Arm

At Baseball Rebellion, we often teach and write about the importance of the lower half of the body because kinetic energy works from the ground and proceeds through the body,…

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Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Madison Bumgarner

Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Madison Bumgarner The opening day of the Major League Baseball season is always exciting given that it is the first taste of meaningful baseball in months….

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Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Aaron Judge

Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Aaron Judge The New York Yankees have reloaded their system with young talent over the past few years, giving their fans ample reason to be excited….

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Blocking Technique: Should Catchers Move Forward When They Block?

  Blocking Technique: Should Catchers Move Forward When They Block? Blocking is an essential key to limiting the movement of baserunners and being a great catcher. While a large percentage of being a quality blocker is simply having the willingness to move your body in front of the ball, many catchers block in a way that……

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Catchers, Arm Injuries, and Throwing Runners Out!

  Catchers, Arm Injuries, and Throwing Runners Out! When most people talk about throwing injuries, pitchers are the main subject. This makes sense when considering that roughly 25 percent of Major League Pitchers have undergone Tommy John Surgery at some point in their careers, not to mention countless shoulder injuries. While the number of catchers who……

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Should You Finish Your Swing With One Hand or Two?

The Toronto Blue Jays had one of Baseball’s best offenses from 2012-2015. One of the main reasons for this has been Edwin Encarnacion. Since 2012, Encarnacion has hit 151 home runs. He hit 117 home runs in the seven seasons prior. This article written by Jack Moore from Sports On Earth credits Encarnacion’s success to……

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