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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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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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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 - 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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Why Train with MaxBP? Coaching Support and Tutelage

When it comes to training for a particular sport, not all athletes are dealing with the same hand. Some players have the advantage of unlimited resources, whether that be the training facilities...

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Why Train with MaxBP? Mental, Physical and Visual Training

Think about the instrumental part our mind, body and eyes play in our ability to perform a task - in everyday life. Our eyes communicate with the brain, which communicates with the body. Without...

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Why Train with MaxBP? Money Doesn't Grow On Trees

Money doesn’t grow on trees! Most of us heard that phrase a number of times in our youth. It served as an effective way for a parent to encourage their child to be conscientious of their spending...

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Why Train with MaxBP? Cover the Needs of Multiple Athletes

Do you have athletes in your household who play a number of different sports? Baseball? Softball? Hockey? Lacrosse? Cricket? MaxBP Reaction Training works wonders for athletes participating in...

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Why Train with MaxBP? Unlimited Repetition

It’s no secret that it takes a lot of time and dedication for an athlete to set themselves apart from the competition. In this day and age, the chase for a college scholarship or professional...

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Top 10 Reasons to Train with MaxBP

MaxBP Reaction Training is a next level training tool that has been around for the past decade, working wonders for thousands of athletes from youth, high school, college and all the way to Major...

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Misconception - A Hitter Should Break their Wrist at Contact

A common misconception is that a hitter should break their wrist at the point of contact while swinging a bat. This concept is completely false and will only lead to frustrating performance and...

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Misconception - Line Up the Knuckles when Gripping a Bat

The baseball grip has never been too complicated. For the most part, an athlete grabs their lumber (or aluminum) as they would naturally and they take their cuts. Unlike the golf swing, which has...

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The Importance of Timing your Stride

For most hitters the stride is used to initiate the swing. It triggers the rest of the body to move into action and to perform its mechanics. The stride is also vital to a hitter’s timing at the...

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Misconception - It’s Okay to be Off Balance after Contact

The “Bad Ball Hitter” is often romanticized in the game of baseball. Past and present players like Vladimir Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval are celebrated for their ability to barrel pitches that are...

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Misconception - It's Impossible to See the Bat Hit the Ball

When I was growing up playing ball in the ‘80s and ‘90s there were a number of common “nuggets” that the youth coaches bestowed upon us.

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Misconception - Practice Makes Perfect

When I was a kid, I was fortunate enough to attend a few sports camps during the summer - football, basketball and baseball - most of which were held at Shasta College in Redding, California.

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Winter is Coming - Benefits of Indoor Training

Halloween has passed, the pumpkins have been smashed, and the weather has turned. Depending on one’s location, it’s tough to make progress during the winter months - Mother Nature holds no...

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Misconception - A Hitter Should Only Think About Their Mechanics During Tee Work and Soft Toss Drills

When a batter steps up to the plate in a game, they should have a clear mind and only consider the task at hand - making solid contact with the ball. The previous at-bat, any miscues in the field...

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Misconception - Hitting is an Art, not a Science

There are a lot of interesting hitting theories out there, and while some are better than others, it’s safe to say that when it comes to batting - there is a great deal of individuality involved...

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How Nationals’ Phenom Juan Soto Adjusts in a Two-Strike Count

Amidst the madness that was Game 6 of the 2019 World Series last night, Fox broadcaster John Smoltz broke down an intriguing aspect of Washington outfielder Juan Soto’s swing - the way he adjusts...

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Misconception - Every Swing Should End with the Exact Same Finish

It is commonly believed that a hitter’s swing should conclude with the same finish every time. Whether a hitter completes their swing with a one-handed follow through, two-handed finish or...

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Misconception - The Key to a High Batting Average is the Ability to Hit the Curveball

Throughout different levels of competition there is a standard as to what is considered an elite batting average. At the high school level, the top prospects often hit around .500, in the...

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Recreating Three Plays from the NL Wild Card Game with MaxBP

As the calendar flips to October, baseball fans everywhere can go about their day with a smile on their face and a little extra pep in their step - Playoff Baseball has arrived.

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Don't Reinvent the Wheel - Albert Pujols

One look at the back of Albert Pujols’ baseball card and any baseball enthusiast can agree - the Dominican born slugger is a first ballot Hall of Famer.

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Slump Buster - Go Wide!

Any athlete who has spent a significant amount of time in their respective sport has endured the dreaded slump. It’s inevitably part of the game. The key is limiting those frustrating times and...

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Develop a Soft, Fine Focus - Like Cosmo Kramer

The role the eyes play in hitting a baseball is instrumental to a player’s success. Athletes who embrace the concept of vision training and put in the necessary work, will discover that this drill...

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The Importance of Sticking Your Balance

The ability to maintain one’s equilibrium is quite possibly the most important attribute in all of sports. Without the aptitude to stay balanced, an athlete is lost, the proverbial “fish out of...

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The Right-Handed Push Bunt

If you tune into the College World Series next June, chances are you’ll witness a number of scrappy ballplayers who can handle the lumber and are willing to embrace “small ball.” These spark plugs...

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The Left-Handed Drag Bunt to the Right Side

In the generations past players like Lee Mazzili, Nellie Fox, Vada Pinson, Rod Carew, and even Major League Baseball’s career hits leader, Pete Rose, made significant contributions to their...

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