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Misconception - The Curveball is an Optical Illusion

One of the most confusing experiences of my baseball career happened when I was in Little League. My team, the Giants, were playing in a championship best out of three series against the Red Sox....

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Misconception - Swing Down on the Ball to Create Backspin

Over the years I’ve heard a number of baseball experts talk about creating backspin on the ball. Typically this is related to a player being able to hit the ball a long way, and often times the...

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Ted Williams' Three Rules to Hit By

When Ted Williams and author John Underwood completed “The Science of Hitting” in 1968, chances are they didn't expect the book to be relevant into the 21st Century. Yet, here we are more than 50...

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Simulating an at-bat with Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn on MaxBP

Over the years there have been a number of baseball movies that have captured the imaginations and hearts of its fans. Dramatic films like The Natural and Field of Dreams, family movies such as ...

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Top 10 Reasons for Coaches to Utilize MaxBP - Vision Training

When I was growing up, the concept of vision training in athletics wasn’t very prevalent. It was all about, “see the ball, hit the ball,” and if for some reason you couldn’t see, you’d pay a visit...

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Top 10 Reasons for Coaches to Utilize MaxBP - Low Impact Reps

Without a doubt athletic competition is stiffer than ever before. As this generation of ballplayers strive to make their mark, they are doing so with unparalleled rigor. As many individuals focus...

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Top 10 Reasons for Coaches to Utilize MaxBP - Pre-game Warm-up

One thing about baseball and softball that always frustrated me as a player and a coach, was that athletes often didn’t get the proper opportunity to warm-up before a game. Pre-game activities for...

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Top 10 Reasons to Train this Off-Season - Strengthening Your Mental Approach

It’s commonly believed that athletic perseverance starts and stops between the ears. Undoubtedly, there are certain sports and athletic specimens who succeed by overwhelming their opponents with...

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Top 10 Reasons for Coaches to Utilize MaxBP - Time is of the Essence

With the modern day practice regulations being implemented throughout prep and collegiate athletics, it’s more challenging than ever for coaches to get their teams prepared for competition. These...

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Top 10 Reasons to Train this Off-Season - Put a Dent in those 10,000 Hours

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers: The Story of Success,” the New York Times Best Selling author proclaims that in order to achieve world class expertise in any skill, an individual must...

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Top 10 Reasons for Coaches to Utilize MaxBP - Station-to-Station

WIth the strict regulations being implemented at the prep and collegiate levels nowadays, it’s imperative that coaches make the most of their practice time. If players are sitting around watching...

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Top 10 Reasons to Train this Off-Season - Gaining on the Competition

When it comes to training for a particular sport, there are two things an athlete can always count on. First, while you are resting someone else out there getting better. Second, if you are...

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Top 10 Reasons for Coaches to Utilize MaxBP

Coaches around the country are preparing for a new decade with their athletes - it's an exciting time and the competition is tougher than ever. It's time to stay ahead of the game and implement...

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Top 10 Reasons to Train this Off-Season

The off-season will often times make or break an athlete. It's the time of year where the pretenders rest on their laurels and sit around lazily, while the contenders are making moves to better...

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The Importance of the Offseason

An athlete’s offseason is an instrumental time. It’s an opportunity for an individual to assess their performance from the previous campaign, decide what worked and what didn’t, and begin...

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Misconception - The Fundamentals of the Softball Swing are Different from the Baseball Swing

Baseball and softball are similar in many ways. Both sports feature dirt in the infield, grass in the outfield, four bases and nine position players; however, certain aspects of each respective...

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Misconception - A Called Third Strike is a Wasted Opportunity

From little league players with little experience to big leaguers with thousands of at-bats under their belt, nobody likes to strike out. Taking the walk of shame back to the dugout, after failing...

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Misconception - Look at the "Top Half" of the Ball

The concept of trying to hit the “top half” of the ball is a commonly endorsed hitting strategy throughout baseball and softball. Is this a way of encouraging a player to stay on top of the ball?...

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Misconception - Hands take the Barrel of the Bat to the Ball

A common misconception in baseball and softball is that a hitter should throw their hands at the ball, essentially being responsible for taking the barrel of the bat to contact. This is false,...

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Top 10 Reasons for Parents to Invest in MaxBP

As we all prepare for a new decade, the 2020's, it's increasingly challenging to decipher which type of training is the most valuable for a developing athlete. Utilizing a small ball approach that...

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Why Should Parents Invest in MaxBP? Safe and Convenient Practice

There’s something to be said about having your kids in your presence. It’s comforting knowing that they are close by and safe. Unfortunately, most communities aren’t as safe as they once were....

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Why Should Parents Invest in MaxBP? Much Needed R&R

In a day and age where most families have dual income households, it can be a challenge for parents to get some peace and quiet after a hard day of work. This much needed rest and relaxation is...

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Why Should Parents Invest in MaxBP? Life Lessons

As parents we are constantly trying to teach our kids valuable lessons. The hope is that one day all of those teachable moments will lead to a fulfilling and happy life. Success plays a big role...

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Why Should Parents Invest in MaxBP? Great Exercise

Do you feel like your kids are spending too much in front of the television? Are they always on their mobile phone? Is their tablet their most prized possession? In this day and age, it can be...

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Why Should Parents Invest in MaxBP? Put that Extra Space to Use

Do you have some extra space in your home that is being underutilized and collecting cobwebs? A basement? A detached garage? An old carport? Mama’s spacious She-shed? Get creative with that area...

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Why Should Parents Invest in MaxBP? Protect Your Arm

Are you constantly out in the yard or down at the ballpark throwing batting practice to your kids? Do you have an athlete who can’t seem to get enough practice time and your having a difficult...

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Simulating Gerrit Cole's $324 Million Arm on the MaxBP

The New York Yankees have rocked the baseball world by signing former Houston Astros' ace Gerrit Cole to a 9-year, $324 Million contract - a $36 Million annual salary. Cole was the prized free...

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Why Should Parents Invest in MaxBP? The Joys of Success

Every parent wants to see their child succeed. Whether it be in school, a particular hobby or sports - watching a child experience the joys of success is a proud moment for a parent. The flip side...

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Why Should Parents Invest in MaxBP? Bonding Experience

Some of the fondest memories of my athletic career have nothing to do with scoring touchdowns, hitting home runs or draining game winning shots. I was fortunate enough to experience those moments,...

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Why Should Parents Invest in MaxBP? Save Money

In 2019, the median U.S. household income was recorded at $63,179. For the average family that doesn’t leave much expendable cash to spend. Families with children are often faced with the tough...

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