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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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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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Top 10 Reasons for Coaches to Utilize MaxBP - MaxBP Website for Drills and Fundamentals

One of the great challenges a coach faces is keeping practice fresh and their players engaged. Whether you’re a 30-year veteran with championship credentials or a rookie coach being thrown into...

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Top 10 Reasons to Train this Off-Season - Avoid Injury

It happens every spring. Some poor athlete has spent the off-season sitting around, failing to maintain a workout regimen, and then they put their efforts into overdrive at the first practice....

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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 to Train this Off-Season - Take Time to Enjoy the Ride

At one point or another we all started playing the sport of our choice because we fell in love with it. The game was exhilarating and brought us unrivaled joy. For many of us this could be playing...

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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 - Practice Like the Pros

For better or worse not all opportunities are created equal. Some teams are blessed with distinct advantages over others. However, one truth every team can take solace in - somebody out there...

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Top 10 Reasons to Train this Off-Season - MaxBP Website for Drills and Fundamentals

One of the really interesting things about tuning into a Major League telecast these days, is seeing all the familiar names and faces. I’m not talking about the guys I grew up watching or whose...

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Top 10 Reasons to Train this Off-Season - You Rest, You Rust

The off-season is a make or break time for an athlete. On one hand, it presents an opportunity for a player to make vast improvements to their skill set. However, it can also doom those...

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Top 10 Reasons for Coaches to Utilize MaxBP - Budget Friendly

It can be difficult for athletic programs to decide how and when to spend their limited funds from one season to the next. Tournament fees, travel funds, and uniforms aren’t cheap, which often...

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Top 10 Reasons to Train this Off-Season - Diet with a Purpose

As a developing athlete in the ‘90s, it’s pretty ridiculous, and a little sickening to think about the way I fueled my body. Like most student athletes, I woke up early, went to school,...

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Top 10 Reasons for Coaches to Utilize MaxBP - Defensive/ Base Running Drills

A lot has been made out of what makes MaxBP a difference making batting practice tool, and for good reason. The small ball training tactics work wonders for an athlete’s hand eye coordination,...

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Top 10 Reasons to Train this Off-Season - Develop a Perfect Practice Routine

Some folks say that “showing up is half the battle,” and there is some truth to that. It’s impossible to get better at anything if you aren’t physically present, and we've all had those days when...

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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 - Better Backstops

Catcher’s are notorious for being the toughest, most selfless and hardest working players on the team. They’re constantly taking their gear off and putting it back on between innings, and spend...

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Top 10 Reasons to Train this Off-Season - Improve your Vision and Slow the Game Down

The best athletes in every respective sport have a knack for making the game look easy. Often times this is a reflection of an individual’s ability to maintain their composure and slow the game...

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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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Misconception - Baseball Practice Doesn't Require Intensity

When I was playing ball in the ‘90s, the intensity level of football, basketball and baseball were all very different. Prior to every season, practice and game - my teammates and I had a pretty...

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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 - Metal Bats Killed the Art of Small Ball

Baseball traditionalists often talk about the good old days. When ballplayers could handle the bat, put the ball in play and operate in a “station to station” manner. No doubt, it was a beautiful...

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Misconception - Hard Work is Hard

It’s exhilarating for an aspiring athlete to fantasize about the future - playing in front of thousands of adoring fans, leading your favorite childhood team to a championship and making enough...

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Misconception - Athletes are Born, Not Bred

As families around the world wrap up their holiday festivities, many of us are left with a bunch of sh-tuff that we didn’t want or need; however, mixed in with all the material things is the...

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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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