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Elon Coach Mike Kennedy on Swing Plane

In this video straight out of our Baseball Coaching Academy, Elon University coach Mike Kennedy talks about a very important ...
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The Hitting Drill You Should Start Doing Today

What hitting drill should you start doing today?   The University of Maine coach Nick Derba thinks it’s the “top ...
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How Big Papi Approaches Every Practice Swing

How does one of the greatest hitters of all time approach his practice swing?   Coach Darren Fenster of the ...
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The Simplest Hitting Approach That Led to the Highest Team Batting Average in the Country

What simple hitting trick led to the highest team batting average in the country?   In this video, Coach Jason ...
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Dante Bichette on Setting up the Pitcher

      Dante Bichette played 13 seasons in the big leagues, most notably as a 4 time All-Star with ...
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Yankees’ 3B Shares How To Start Driving the Baseball & Stop Your Front Shoulder From Flying Open

This week we have an exclusive hitting lesson with 2012 Silver Slugger, Chase Headley. In the video, Chase reveals how ...
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The “Right” Way for Pitchers to Throw Year Round

This week we are joined by none other than long toss guru Alan Jaeger.  Now more than ever, pitchers have ...
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How to Engage Your Lower Body on the Mound

In this week’s blog, Otterbein pitching/strength coach Johnny LaCorte talks about engaging your lower body when throwing off the mound.  ...
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Aug 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher Jacob Petricka (68) delivers a pitch in the eleventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Chicago won 4-3 in 12 innings. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Six Areas that Create A Complete Pitcher (And the Common Mistake that Robs Pitcher’s Command)

What is the number one cause of command issues for early age pitchers? According to former Chicago White Sox pitcher ...
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Todd Blyleven on The Difference Between Control and Command

Former Big League Scout Todd Blyleven believes the key to having good control for a pitcher is having good direction ...
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The Importance of Staying in the Moment & Managing Expectations as a Pitcher

This weeks interview is with journeyman, left-handed pitcher Rich Hill. Hill's advice to young pitchers is all about control, a ...
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Rangers’ Pitcher Shares Mentality & Mindset on the Mound

Repetition can be used as a tool to regain focus in many different sports. In basketball, players will dribble the ...
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Rangers’ Pitcher Shares Mentality & Mindset on the Mound

Repetition can be used as a tool to regain focus in many different sports. In basketball, players will dribble the ...
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Sep 30, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Todd Cunningham (26) celebrates after scoring a run in the second inning of their game against the Washington Nationals at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Todd Cunningham & The Quiet Mind Approach

Todd Cunningham, a young outfielder in the Atlanta Braves organization took some time today to chat with Next Level Ballplayer ...
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How R.A Dickey Stays Focused On The Mound

Today Next Level Ballplayer got together with R.A Dickey, one of the best knuckleball throwers in the MLB. He was ...
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The Key to True Success as a Hitter with Blue Jays Mental Coach Steve Springer

The Key to True Success as a Hitter with Blue Jays Mental Coach Steve Springer Some of you guys might know ...
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Keys to Mental Toughness in Baseball with Ken Ravizza

Today we have a treat as I sit down with one of the most respected mental coaches in all of ...
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Why Your Mindset Inside The Batter’s Box Is More Important Than How You Feel

Attention Hitters! The next five minutes will change your baseball career for the better if you let it. We are ...
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Georgia Coach on Key to Practice

In this newly added video of the week, Coach Stricklin from the University of Georgia talks about his favorite drill ...
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World Series MVP Ben Zobrist on what makes Cub’s Manager Joe Maddon Successful

World Champion and series MVP Ben Zobrist tell us how Joe Maddon led the Cubs to their first World Series ...
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Ned Yost on Creating a Winning Culture in Kansas City

One thing that you hear over and over again, is that the Royals are a close knit team that plays ...
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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 ...
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Why Your Mindset Inside The Batter’s Box Is More Important Than How You Feel

Attention Hitters! The next five minutes will change your baseball career for the better if you let it. We are ...
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Most Effective Way Catchers Can Improve Pop Time (Answer Might Surprise You)

"Pop Time” is a very sexy term in the world of catching. Every catcher with aspirations of playing at the ...
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