Athletic Mission Baseball Academy – Programming (Video)

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Athletic Mission Baseball Academy – Hitting Principles (Video)

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Athletic Mission Baseball Academy – Basketball Drill (Video)

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Understanding The Count

Hitting is hard! This is the most overused statement I use,  because I want kids to understand that it is hard. Because it is hard, you need to work hard on developing your mechanics, developing an approach and plan, and find any way possible to gain a competitive advantage of the pitcher who is trying…

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Hitting Plan

Last week I wrote a blog about the importance of developing an approach to maximize one’s chances of being a successful hitter. Today, I want to expand on developing a plan for hitters to understand how to get the initial advantage away from the pitcher, and utilize it for themselves. The plan needs to be…

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Approach

When attending and watching amateur baseball, the one thing that stands out is how many at bats are wasted throughout the tournament due to a lack of an approach or a lack of a game plan in the batter box. Helping hitters develop an approach is one area that coaches need to spend more time on with their…

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Defense – First Base

As I spend more time away from my home of  Florida, and more time in my new home of Oklahoma, I see a lot of fundamental differences in the culture of baseball. With Oklahoma being a state that experiences the four season of the year, to include some snow on the ground and much colder…

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Get Comfortable being Uncomfortable

The Navy SEALs have a saying: “Get comfortable being uncomfortable.” If you can handle being comfortable being uncomfortable, you’ll be prepared to handle whatever situation that comes along in your life. The training they do is extreme and it involves a process that they call surf torture. This is a process that involves everyone linking…

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Make Your Bed

I feel obligated to help the parents of my clients develop their kids into great people that coaches all over the country would love to have on their team. It is a role that I openly accept, and take great pride in being another figure in their life that believes in them as much as…

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Game Hitting Journal

As a baseball player developer, my job and goal is to instill in each player habits that will allow them to develop into the hitter they have the potential of being. This involves improving the physical skills, the intangible skills, and intellectual skills. To me, intellectual skills are a player’s knowledge of the game, knowledge…

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