11 Keys to a Competive Program

As baseball season is finally approaching, I wanted to share some notes and thoughts I came across when a fellow coach asked what our program looked like while I was the head coach at Sacramento City College… I spent 23 …

The Value of 1st Pitch Strikes

The statistical validation for 1st pitch strikes is irrefutable.  92.7% of first pitch strikes lead to an out or strike one; so that means that less than 8% of first pitch strikes become hits.  69% of strikeouts start with first …

Catchers: You Win with the Stri-Ball

Your goal as a catcher is to make sure that every pitch that is a strike is called a strike; plus you want a minimum of those 50/50 pitches (stri-balls) to be called strikes. There are somewhere between 18-36 stri-balls …

Preparing Hitters

As a teacher/coach/instructor, you need to know what the critical elements (attractors) of a good swing looks like & have the ability to differentiate between the individual style aspects of the swing (fluxuators) that vary with each individual hitter. It …