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Hitting #2 Load and Swing with Tripp MacKay

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In Part 2 of Coach Tripp MacKay's "Hitting Sequence," he looks at common flaws with a hitter's load and shows the correct way to begin the transfer of energy with proper balance.

Fielding Groundballs to Your Left

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Coach Omar at enthusiastically explaining how mastery of fundamentals leads to making everything look easy with this tutorial on handling grounders to your glove side

‘Just do it’? No – Don’t! – VIDEO FOLLOW-UP

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Last week we featured the latest in a series of brilliant articles from mental-game guru Tim Dixon, who admonished coaches who negatively co-opt an undeniably positive (and globally iconic) ad slogan of one of the sports world’s largest companies.

Energy Transfer

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Tripp MacKay breaks down the proper way to maximize the momentum in your swing – by properly transferring your energy!

Frequency In Fueling: When And Why

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Amanda Carlson-Phillips clarifies, equally important is when we’re doing our eating and drinking. Hint: More is definitely NOT less.

Crush The Ball – NOT The Bug

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If you’ve been around the game for more than, say, three or four years, you’ve almost certainly heard a hitting coach encourage his or her charges to “squish the bug” with the back foot during the swing. It’s cute, easy to visualize … and a BAD idea.

RHP Pick off move to 1st

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The real reason pitchers should vary their looks, timing, and have multiple moves of varying speeds is this: KEEP THE RUNNER HONEST

Egos Aside as Playoffs Open

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Bryan Corey had to make some tough (and for some players, unpopular) decisions as he led the Vermont Lake Monsters into the opening round of the playoffs.