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Sunday, September 28, 2008

How to Improve Your Baseball Hitting Simply Thru Practice by Jack Elliot

Much like everything in life, you get better at things the more times you do them. Baseball Hitting is no different. For this reason, the best baseball hitting advice anyone can give you is to practice your swing. Mickey Mantle was said to swing the bat at least 100 times a day right handed and then do the same left handed. Also, modern day players like Barry Bonds are said to swing the baseball bat 500-1000 times a day. If this strategy works for the pros, it can also work for you. Continue reading... - The Ultimate Online Coaches Store has over 1500 products including baseball training dvd, books, and videos, batting cages, and baseball training aids.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

BatAction Hitting Machine - A Baseball Hitting Trainer For All Ages and Levels

The BatAction Hitting Machine by Nedco Sports was developed in 1999. It has proven to be a "solid" choice when it come to hitting trainers to improve a baseball players swing quality and hitting mechanics. The BatAction has speed and height adjustments that make it pwerfect for all ages and levels of play including T-Ball, Youth Baseball, Travel baseball, Hithg School Baseball, and Collegiate Baseball.

BatAction Training Machine workouts are some of the most popular training drills baseball and softball players today. Bat Action Machine workouts provide batters with a productive and challenging workout that rapidly improves bat speed, improves hitting skill, and raises batting averages.

The BatAction Hitting Machine is one of the most economics ways a parent can help a player quickly improve their batting average and drastically reduce the number of strikeouts. has great trainers such as the BatAction Hitting machine for discount prices.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"Youth Sports Specialization: Beware These 4 Dangers!" by: Tim Kauppinen

"My son wrestled since he was in grade school. Now he is in high school and so burnt out that he didn’t even go out for the team."

"My neighbor plays club basketball year round and is out indefinitely because of stress fractures in her lower legs…"

"All that I’ve ever played is soccer – now I’m not a starter so I’m going to quit. I think it is too late to start another sport now…"

Have you ever heard statements like these? I am sad to say that I hear them all too often. With the media screaming about the Tiger Woods and Venus and Serena Williams of the world, many people are making the mistake of starting one sport at a young – make that very young – age and specializing in it. The lure of college scholarships has also convinced these people that specialization is the only way to become good at a sport.

Before someone decides to specialize, they should consider the dangers involved in participating in only one sport. Here are 4 Dangers of Specialization

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Should Baseball And Softball Players Participate In Weight Training Programs?

Written by J P

It's baseball season, and you are ready for it. You bought a new bat, dusted off the cleats, and oiled the glove. You drilled, grounder after grounder, only to follow it by fly ball, after fly ball. When the fielding drills were over, you moved on to the batting cages. You have hit so many balls that you could probably tag a slider in your sleep. So, what's next but to hit the field, right? Wrong!

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