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Vision Training, Part II - Modern Day Technology, Slow the Game Down and Ryan Harrison

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

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Vision Training, Part I - History and Pioneers

When I was growing up, the concept of vision training in athletics didn’t exist. In fact, the only ties I can remember between vision and athletics in those days were when Kareem Abdul Jabbar was...

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Physical Training, Part II - Modern Day Technology and Sports Science

It’s an exciting time to be an athlete. The 21st century provides an athlete with unlimited amounts of information - including drills, fundamentals and exercises from the past and present. Today’s...

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Physical Training, Part I - History, Pioneers and Manual Labor

Back in the old school days, before athletes were making millions of dollars, players would often have manual labor jobs in the off season. These jobs were productive in multiple facets. They...

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Protect Your Head, You're Going to Need It

Injuries are bound to happen in sports, baseball and softball included. Whether it be a minor injury like a cut, bruise, sprain or strain - or something more serious like a concussion, contusion...

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Back Foot Used for Swing Accuracy, Weight Distribution

When discussing the role the lower body has in the baseball swing, the front leg often gets the majority of the focus. Most hitters initiate the swing with a stride - which is essential for a...

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Stayin' Alive! The Art of Fouling Off Pitches - with Brandon Belt

It was one of those beautiful moments in baseball - when all you could do was laugh. The announcers, the capacity crowd and both dugouts. Next the players on the field covered their smiling faces...

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Hitting with Balance is Essential

Seasoned baseball fans have bore witness to the spectacle far too many times. The ballplayer who steps up to the plate with so much promise, only to go fishing for a breaking ball and come up...

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The Importance of "Measuring Up" Consistently

Every time a batter step's into the box they should "measure up" the same distance to the plate. This will allow a hitter to have a consistent feel for the strike zone from one at-bat to the next....

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How to Adjust the Eyes During an At-Bat

There are varying theories on where a batter should focus their eyes during an At-Bat. The hat. The jersey. Dead into the eyes of the pitcher. The truth of the matter is, it doesn't make as much...

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