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Illinois Pitching Coach on Being a Better Pitcher

Today Next Level Ballplayer got together with Drew Dickinson, the pitching coach at Illinois. In this short interview, we cover what advice Drew gives for ball players who want to take their game to the next level. He shares some … Continue reading

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How Illinois’ Head Coach Recruits HS Players

Today Next Level Ballplayer got together with Dan Hartleb, the head coach at Illinois. In this short interview, we cover what Coach Hartleb looks for in the players that he recruits. He also shares some of the sneaky things he … Continue reading

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Mike Martin’s Favorite Hitting Drill

  Today Next Level Ballplayer got together with Mike Martin, the head coach of the Florida State Seminoles. In this short interview, we go over Coach Martin’s favorite hitting drill. He shares a simple drill that is extremely useful and … Continue reading

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Ned Yost On The Power of a Close Knit Team.

NLB had the pleasure to speak with Ned Yost about the power of building rapport within a ball club not too long ago. Often times, the information that holds the potential for a transformative outlook on the game comes in … Continue reading

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Flordia State Coach Mike Martin on grades and driving to be better

Today Next Level Ballplayer got together with Mike Martin, the head coach of the Florida State Seminoles. In today’s interview, you’ll learn what you can do to stand out as a ball player on and off the field. We cover … Continue reading

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Ned Yost On Evaluating Talent

Ned Yost, the manager of the Kansas City Royals was kind enough to recently sit down with Next Level Ballplayer. Today we cover how Coach Yost evaluates talent and how a ball player can stand out. Then we go over … Continue reading

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