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To Attend or Not to Attend Baseball Showcases and Camps?

Baseball Showcase

Baseball showcases and camps come in all shapes and sizes these days.  Over the past decade they have continued to pop up all over the country.  From local showcases to national showcases, and small camps focused on teaching the fundamentals to large camps focused solely on pitching, baseball showcases and camps have become events in themselves and leave parents and players wondering which are the best to attend.  After all, you need to attend these events in order to “be seen,” right?  Let’s take a look.

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12-Week In-Season Baseball Training Program

In-Season Baseball Training ProgramIt’s the best time of year as the college and high school baseball seasons have thrown their first pitches, and ballplayers all over the country are stepping between the lines to play the best game in the world.  And while it’s exciting to finally compete on the ball field, many coaches and players struggle in trying to balance their strength & conditioning work with their practice and game schedule.

Well, I’m going to help you take out a lot of the guess work!

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College Baseball Recruiting Mistakes to Avoid (Infographic)

High school baseball players and parents make a lot of mistakes during the college baseball recruiting process.  Here’s the top four and how to avoid them.
College Baseball Recruiting

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Time Efficient TRX Baseball Workout

TRX for BaseballSo you have been rocking your baseball off-season training program, but your calendar just filled up with other commitments later this week and you are not sure how you are going to get your 3rd training session in.

Break out your TRX Suspension Trainer and you can get your training done effectively and efficiently.

With its portability and versatility, you can incorporate a multitude of bodyweight exercises and perform them one after the other so you can challenge your strength and your cardiovascular conditioning at the same time.  But let’s not get too detailed on the piece of equipment itself (you can do that here).

Let’s get right down to the sample TRX baseball workout so you can make the most of your busy schedule.

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Sample Baseball Off-Season Workout – Phase 3

If you are looking for a baseball off-season workout, then you are in the right place.  We have already discussed general guidelines for a baseball training program, and then laid out a sample baseball off-season workout for Phase 1 and Phase 2.  If you have not read those three different posts, then I would recommend going back to check them out before continuing.

Now, let’s take a look at Phase 3.

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Want a Faster 60 Yard Dash? Start with Technique

To many baseball coaches and scouts, running speed is an extremely valuable ability to possess on the baseball diamond.  It is so highly valued that the 60 yard dash is the first evaluation players go through at any tryout or showcase.

While strength and speed-specific conditioning play a vital roll in developing speed, it is often poor form that is the culprit for many slow 60 yard dash times – especially for high school baseball players.  There are three big factors when it comes to sprinting form – posture, arm swing, and leg drive.  Check out my latest article over on STACK that breaks down these three factors and then gives you drills to help you work on fixing your sprinting form.

Check out the article on STACK here – Fix Your Form for a Faster 60 Yard Dash

60 Yard Dash Secrets

More Ways to Improve Your 60 Yard Dash Time

The article on STACK serves as a great introduction to understanding sprinting form. If you are looking for more ways to help lower your “60,” check out 60 Yard Dash Secrets. With this program you’ll learn how to adjust your steal-start technique for improved quickness, why the 60 yard dash is different than other speed tests, how to manipulate the variables in your favor, and how to improve your running mechanics even more for better 60 times, improved base stealing ability, and a faster home to first time.

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