Saturday, June 30, 2018

Baseball Base Running Drills: The Rundown Drill

Boost the skillset of your fielders and baserunners when it comes to rundowns between the base paths with this drill.

Rundowns are some of the most exciting matchups in baseball. One baserunner tries best to outsmart and outhustle a trove of defensive players that try to block his advancement to the next base. A symphony of give-and-take, the rundown can be over quickly if someone if out of tune. Working on rundowns, for both fielders and baserunners, is a crucial part of any practice.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Online Hitting Academy

Online Hitting Academy for players that can't come into The Baseball Barn for face to face hitting lessons - Richard Lovell-Epstein Hitting Online Academy.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Baseball Drills 101: The Star Drill

Race against the baserunner and speed up your skills with this indoor baseball drill for infielders. Learn how to get the entire team involved during your next indoor baseball practice with this training drill from DICK’S Sporting Goods. The star drill can be great for practicing ball movement and team building. Learn how to setup this baseball drill so you can add it to your next baseball practice.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

MLB Oddities of the Week: 6/20/18

Check out the wildest plays and moments around the league in this edition of Oddities of the Week

Monday, June 18, 2018

Baseball Hitting Drills: Pickoff and Stepoff Drills

Keep baserunners at bay by fine tuning your moves off the mound. Use these quick and simple pitching drills to help improve your pickoff and stepoff moves.

The cat-and-mouse game between a pitcher and a baserunner is exciting and nerve-wracking all in one. The baserunner hopes to advance by stealing the next base, and you, the pitcher, didn’t even want them on your base paths in the first place. Nevertheless, you want to keep them at the base for as long as possible. A good defense against a potential infield robbery is a well-executed pickoff or stepoff move.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Master Tip: 4-Easy Steps to Improve Your Swing #4--Rotation from Shot Approach to Power-V/Extension

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Rich Lovell continues the discussion on working with younger players to teach proper fundamentals in their swing.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Baseball Pitching Drills: Pause and Balance

Not having balance in your pitching windup can lead to problems on the mound. Stand tall and deliver a powerful strike this season by incorporating this training drill into your next baseball practice.

Pitchers know that there’s more to pitching than just pulling their arms back and letting it fly without any care or thought. There’s quite a lot of balance and precision that goes into a well-crafted pitch. So, having your body in sync with itself and being able to stand tall in your windup can be very influential on your pitch’s speed and location, as well as your durability through those long innings.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Baseball Pitcher's Drills: Pitcher's Fielding Practice

A pitcher’s fielding skills should be as good as their throwing skills. Make the most of your time at baseball practice by using this baseball fielding drill.

Pitcher fielding practice, or “PFP,” can be sometimes overlooked when training for the upcoming season. After all, the main objective in pitching is to make batters miss, not defend hits. But fielding still remains an important part of the position. One of the key skills that can be worked on through pitcher fielding practice is covering first base.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Master Tip: Creating Power-It Isn't All in the Hips; Sequence, Ground Force, Torque

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Rich Lovell discusses important parts of the swing other than the hips to generate bat speed and power. 

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