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How Much Aerobic Conditioning is Needed in Baseball?

Posted by Scott McKirahan on 10/17/2015 to Health & Fitness

Aerobic Training - Is it Good For Baseball Players?I'm not sure how it happened, when it happened or why, but more and more, I am seeing an emphasis being placed on aerobic conditioning for baseball players. Is aerobic conditioning for baseball players necessary or is it just hype for selling training programs?

Hero Cat Saves Boy, Throws Out First Pitch

Posted by Scott McKirahan on 9/19/2015 to In the News

Tara the Cat throws out first pitchLast year a hot video showed a cat who saved a boy from a vicious dog attack. Tara the cat's reward - she got to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game. Which was more pitiful? Tara the cat's attempt at throwing out the first pitch or President Obama's? You decide!

Baseball Power Hitting Tips From The Little League World Series

Posted by Scott McKirahan on 8/15/2015 to Hitting Tips

Little League BatterAnyone who has been interested in Little League training long enough has probably heard of Baseball Rebellion. Known for their highly analytical approach to pitching and hitting, they offer some of the best baseball and softball training you can find online. Check out these power hitting insights they picked up during this year's Little League World Series ...

The Basics of a Great Pitchout

Posted by Scott McKirahan on 7/18/2015 to Pitching Tips

Catcher fielding pitchoutPitchers spend a lot of time working on holding runners close to the base with their pickoff moves. Being able to execute a perfect pitchout also goes a long way to keeping runners honest. Here's how to do it ...

Young Reporter Gets Pro Baseball Tips

Posted by Scott McKirahan on 6/20/2015 to In the News

Mike Mannis and Jose BautistaGrowing up, I remember wanting to be a fireman, a pro baseball player, an actor and even a superhero or two. There are a very limited number of jobs available in those positions (especially the "superhero" one) and, good or bad, life takes us down many paths we never dreamed of. Most of us end up in careers we never even knew existed when we were young. Others, know exactly where they are going from a very young age ...

Translating Coach Speak Into Something You Can Use

Posted by Scott McKirahan on 5/16/2015 to Coaching Tips

Baseball ManagerAlthough most baseball coaches are interested in helping their young players become better hitters and often are pretty good at doing that, they aren't necessarily the best communicators in the world. Some of the terminology they use may make perfect sense to them but is quite confusing to young players. Here are some examples of "coach-speak" and other ways of saying those things ...