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Joe Magno on Hydration, Bat-Speed and Daddy Ball

 

Many thanks to Joe Magno, head coach of Mayfair Highschool Baseball for stopping by to talk to us about the importance of staying hydrated, why putting donuts on your bat before your at-bat is slowing your bat speed and why “Daddy Ball” isn’t going to help your kid….regardless of how hard it is.

If you’re a baseball coach or parent and you’re interested in learning how coach Magno lead his team to two consecutive baseball championships while leading the league in batting average, make sure you watch the baseball interview video below.

It’S fool of useful baseball tips that you can apply this baseball season.

Thanks for stopping by guys! You know I’m always grateful.

You don’t have to be a great athlete to be a great baseball player. I think the training at the youth level is mediocre at best. The focus needs to change for the kids.

– Joe Magno

What did you think of the interview?!

Let Joe Magno and me know what were some takeaways from our talk?

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Thanks guys!

Joe’s links

Misterbaseball.com

Joe Magno Facebook

 

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Pitch In For Baseball w/ David Rhode

 

When you hear a story like Pitch In for Baseball’s you’re reminded why you fell in love with this past-time in the first place.

Many thanks to David Rhode for stopping by to talk about this incredible foundation and story on how they’re able to have a lasting impact on baseball players and little league organizations from all over the world.

Have hear about the famous Uganda little league baseball team?

Guess who helped with their baseball equipment? You guessed it!

Do you have any questions about the Pitch in for baseball foundation?

Do you have baseball equipment that you’d like to donate?

Feel free to leave a comment in the box below or click the links to find out more information about what you can do to have a big impact of the lives of other baseball players who are less fortunate!

pitchinforbaseball.org

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How to deal with bad baseball team-mates

 

Bad baseball team-mates. We’ve all experienced their presence at one point or another. They’re the ones who fail to realize why they put on a uniform everyday. They swing with a lack of purpose, and throw with even less conviction!

So what do you do when you are in the presence of team-mates like this who want you to respond similiarly and validate their overall lack of responsibility?

How do you make sure your development as a baseball player who doesn’t get watered down by these “baseball soul suckers“.

In this video, I’ll illustrate the correct mind-set you’ll need to respond effectively to bad baseball team-mates and best case scenario, expose there hindering ways and become the type of player who leads a team.

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The perfect hitting practice tool

 

I figured you have asked yourself this question before.

“how can I make sure that I’m getting the most out of my hitting lessons, and equip the best approach to make sure my swing is sound and generates as much power as possible”.

Ok…..maybe not quite in those words but I bet you are now.

Well in today’s post I want to show you a tool that you have already probably used and tell you why it’s important even though you probably already know why.

Why? Because even though I knew its value I took that value for granted!

Don’t let this happen to you!

Video camera segmenting

 

We all have heard about using video to analyze a swing. But what are we looking for? We’re not recording our swing to make sure our stroke is not so ugly that it could make a blind man grimace.

We’re looking for specific check points in the swing, for little mechanical flaws that could be elongating our swing, or even showing what our greatest strengths are so we can become more aware of them and then leverage that.

Video can be an incredible weapon when you know what you’re looking for.

So where do we start?!

Start my finding a camera that either has a consistent start stop function. You need to be able to view your swing frame by frame or in extreme slow motion. We all have cell phones with cameras but I’m not sure if most of these have an effective start stop function. So in order to do this you would have to upload your swings onto a computer.

This is why I believe using an actual camera is a bit more effective.

The start stop function is key in finding precisely what you need to work on during a hitting session.

Where can you get one for cheap?

One word……..three syllables.

Amazon!

Amazon normally has great deals on cameras with a great return policy.

eBay is ok, and Craigslist is pretty much hit or miss.

If you’re lucky you could find a decent camera for less than $15!

Not bad!

So what do you do once you have a camera.

Take some video!

Find one thing that you could consider a flaw in your swing. In the beginning you may need to be ruthless with yourself. If it’s a perceived flaw, take the time to see what “harm” it could be doing to your swing.

Secondly, find one strength that you have in your swing. What this will do is allow you to make sure you continue doing this after you have made adjustments with anything else that needs polishing in your swing.

Be your own coach!

Using a camera and watching footage of your swing is a great way of becoming an EXPERT on your swing. The more familiar you are with your swing the better off you’ll be in the future and watching video helps you with establishing that kind of perspective!

Good luck!