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Coaching Baseball VIDEO: Why We’re Failing

How-To Make Changes & Get Results Faster Coaching Baseball This article will highlight one of the scientific principles of successful learning, according to Peter C. Brown’s book Make It Stick.  FYI, this will work for coaching softball as well. In my research, I’ve uncovered THREE ingredients to coaching baseball: Study and apply scientifically proven human movement rules, Use sticky coaching strategies…

Shin Soo Choo VIDEO: Can Front Arm KILL Bat Speed?

Shin Soo Choo Missing Power? Shin Soo Choo is well-above average when it comes to On-Base Percentage, .389 over a ten-year span. He also averages 37 doubles per season over the same career span.  However, his 162-game average for home-runs is ONLY 19. Keep in mind that Shin Soo Choo is 5’11”, 205 lbs. (all stats are according to Baseball-Reference.com).  Let’s…

George Springer: Can Gravity BOOST Power?

Could the Forces of Gravity be the Key to Unlock Power? In this video, we’re comparing two athletes from two different sports, rookie outfielder George Springer of the Houston Astros and world record holding Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.  We’ll look at how gravity can affect energy transfer forces in human movement, and discuss: How-to transfer energy? How George Springer & Usain…

Brandon Moss REVEALS Slow Pitcher Timing Secret

Brandon Moss Analysis Shows Timing Adjustment Must Be Made… This Brandon Moss analysis comes from a conversation I had with Coach Justin Karr and his 12-U Bakersfield Sliders Black team.  Thanks Coach Karr, I hope this helps your troops! I want to compare what Brandon Moss does differently hitting a slower pitcher, like knuckle-baller R.A. Dickey of the Toronto Blue Jays, to…

Josh Donaldson: Stay Closed & ADD Bat & Ball Exit Speed

“Staying Closed” for Fastpitch Softball & Baseball (NOT What You Think)… In this article, we’ll compare the swings of Oakland Athletic’s (now Blue Jays) Josh Donaldson and Toronto Blue Jay’s Jose Bautista (aka Joey Bats).  In the video, we’ll discuss: Donaldson v. Bautista metrics, What “staying closed” means to spine engine mechanics, and Where Josh Donaldson might be leaking force at impact….

Carlos Gonzalez Killer Power Strategy Video

Carlos Gonzalez: A Killer MLB Power Strategy You Can Use Too… I’m comparing two Colorado Rockies hitters, Carlos Gonzalez (aka Car-Go) and Nolan Arenado (2014 franchise record 28-game hit streak).  What repeatable power advantage does a guy like Car-Go have that Arenado may not?  Is it height?  Weight? Neither.  Look how similar Car-Go and Arenado are physically (resource: Baseball-Reference.com): Carlos Gonzalez…

Troy Tulowitzki VIDEO: Stride Killing Bat Speed?

Troy Tulowitzki Stride Length Experiment Question: Does Stride Length Kill Bat Speed? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze whether Troy Tulowitzki’s longer stride increases or decreases bat speed.  Not just a longer stride, but I want to see the torso moving forward as well. Background Research Troy Tulowitzki had a wider…

Chris Davis Video: “Power Move”

Does Chris Davis Hit Backwards?  Common Mistake #4 (of 4)… The last installment to the Hitting Backwards: 4 Common Mistakes Hitters Make video series, looks at the swing of 2013 MLB home-run leader Chris Davis. “Being short to the ball” is disastrous to repeatable power.  We can be ‘compact’, but ‘swinging down on the ball’ in order to be ‘short to the ball’ is NOT what…

Miguel Cabrera REVEALS Timing Of Torque

Does Miguel Cabrera Hit Backwards?  Common Mistake #3 (of 4)… The third installment to the Hitting Backwards: 4 Common Mistakes Hitters Make video series, stars 8-time All-Star & 2-Time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera.  I’ll show you how hitting instructors get torque timing wrong, causing reciprocal inhibition to occur in reverse. In this Miguel Cabrera video, we’ll look at: Why walking mechanics hold the key…

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