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Failure is not an option…

I’d be doing my athletes a disservice if I let up on who I am as a coach and teacher. I am in a state of constantly teaching the game. I don’t give my players chances to foul up if I can keep their minds on the next steps ahead during a game. They will…

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Pitching by Sandy Koufax

Here’s an excerpt from a great article I read about Hall of Famer, Sandy Koufax. “During spring training in 1961, Norm Sherry, sitting with Koufax on a bus filled with reserves heading out of Vero Beach to an exhibition game, had suggested to Koufax that he ease up a bit — the harder he threw,…

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Training hitters isn’t all about mechanics

Hitting mechanics are defined by me as the body’s proper physical movement to maximize their ability and strength to hit the ball perfectly. Once a hitter’s mechanics have been established and trained, my next purpose as a coach is to find holes in the swing. There’s no better way to do this than actual game…

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So what if i want to get serious about baseball?

Getting serious about competing in baseball doesn’t mean giving up other sports. In fact, athletes with a multi-sport or other activity background are more well rounded when it comes to pure athleticism. But getting serious about baseball means keeping up your skill training year round. Most athletes and major league players nowadays are highly competitive…

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Pitching Injuries – Blog

Why are pitching injuries on the rise? Some of my thoughts… If every pitcher has their own “pitching” coach, why then are pitching injuries on the rise in youth, high school, college and professional baseball? If every league adheres to pitch counts to protect their pitchers, why are pitchers getting injured more frequently? A pitcher…

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The Skill Of Pitching

Turn on any MLB game, and you will see pitchers throwing in the 97-100 mph range.   What is upsetting sometimes, is that for all their high speed throwing, balance and consistency in their mechanics is lacking because of the maximum effort pitchers use to achieve these velocities. Velocity seems to be the buzzword of the…

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Don’t miss out this summer! Get in here!

JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER AND UPCOMING SCHEDULE The 2017 Major League Baseball draft begins today.  For Huntington Beach High School players Hagen Danner and Nick Pratto, I will be looking forward to seeing their names at the top of the list this afternoon.  I’m sure their days will be steaming with excitement!   The Major League…

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Newsletter, May 27th

Well, our Little League regular season and playoffs are over and our team in Huntington Valley Little League with the best record in the regular season won the playoff championship yesterday to take the 1st seed for HVLL in the upcoming Tournament of Champions. It was a great experience for me to be on the…

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2016 Newsletter, May 16th

Lifeletics is your home and clubhouse…a fun place to hang and work out.  It’s awesome watching our players come in, work out, take swings in the cage and take time afterward to talk baseball with us.  This winter, several major league players have come in to get their hitting work in before spring training. I’d…

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