Video Description: Hours. of. fun. That's what I think of when I think about a pitch-back net. When I was young, we had a very, very small yard, but I was able to practice baseball for hours in that yard because of my little pitch-back net. Fast-forward to today, 15 years into my career as a professional player, and I still love it. Today I was in my driveway with the Rukket.com rebounder throwing, fielding short hops, double play turns, fly balls... you name it! It's available here: http://amzn.to/2f6OTl9 and you'll get 10% off with this code " 1insider " In my driveway. This thing is amazing. More rebounder drills coming soon (the few ideas in this video just scratched the surface).
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Are you struggling with teaching your kids how to receive the ball correctly? This is a great post from Pro Baseball Insider. There's a great video (click here) by Ryan Lavarnway who explains these drills. Here's an excerpt from the blog post:
“What’s going on guys!
I’m Ryan Lavarnway and I’m here with Doug Bernier of Pro Baseball Insider.com, where they provide free baseball tutorials from professional baseball players.
So the first thing I wanted to cover today is a couple of receiving drills for catchers at any age… whether you’re a 5-year-old just picking up the game or the things that I do in Major League spring training.
You’re a catcher, so catching the ball is one of your most important jobs, right?
So the first thing is to think about, where do you want to catch the ball in your glove? You want to catch it in the pocket. More specifically, we can train that by using a barehand receiving drill for catchers.
So what we want to do to train that is to take the glove off and work on receiving it these three fingers.
So what we’re going to do for this catching drill is to take off the glove for now, and we’re going to work on bare hand catching drills. Catching the ball with just these 3 fingers. Then we’re going to progress, take it up a notch as you get bigger and stronger.
The progress below goes from beginner to advanced. That’s not to say that you should skip the beginning steps if you are an advanced baseball catcher already. They make a great warm-up if you do a few and then move to the next step.
Baseball is all about fundamentals and one of the most important fundamentals is fielding a baseball. Doug Bernier of Pro Baseball insider has a great blog post with two great tips and a ton of drills. Here's an excerpt:
Everyone loves offense, but pitching and defense win games. These pro tips for how to field a baseball will help you win games. This is Part 1 of How to Field a Baseball. Don’t miss part 2, which is proper mechanics for fielding a ground ball.
Tip #1: The Secret is to Use Your Feet
Many smooth fielders look like they have soft hands, but it is actually their feet that allow their hands to work so freely. In other words, FOOTWORK COUNTS!
A good drill that incorporates proper glove position and moving your feet. Start with your arm and glove exactly how you want to field the baseball. Now when a ground ball is hit, move your feet ONLY and don’t move your hand or glove. Use your feet to get the baseball. Preset your glove and field with your feet. If you can get good at this drill you will make fielding a lot easier.
Arapahoe Youth League has teamed up with the Colorado Baseball Coaches Association (CBCA)!
The Colorado Baseball Coaches Association was formed in 2012 as a community of individuals of all ages who are here to promote the sport of baseball in the state of Colorado. All levels of competition including recreation, competitive, league, tournaments, high school and college baseball are part of the association.
Highlights of the site are:
* A single online source of baseball, who is, where is, ect.
* Team tryout postings.
* League & tournament postings and more info.
* Ask and umpire (Have a rule question, ask our Umpire).
* High school and College info available.
It is now mandatory that all coaches that coach in the AYL must take the NFHS Concussion Class. For more info click on Senate Bill 40 click the menu button to the left or to take the certification class now click here.
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