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May 16

How to Get Out of a Slump in Baseball

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

How do you break out of a slump in baseball? Whether you’re a hitter who is slumping or a pitcher who has hit a rough patch, the ups and downs of baseball are here to stay. The goal is to not get too high when things go well, and not get too low when things […]

Apr 30

Can You Actually Throw a “Safe” Curveball?

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

Parents and coaches often explain to me that the taught the pitcher in their life a “safe” curveball. I ask what they mean by that, and they explain that it’s thrown exactly like a fastball, and is thus safe for a youth pitcher. But does this really exist? Learn more in this article.

Apr 29

Are Weighted Balls Safe For Pitchers?

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

Weighted balls are a hot topic in baseball, and pitchers everywhere are jumping on the bandwagon to see if they can gain velocity quickly. It’s hardly up for dispute whether they work for increasing velocity – they do work. But how they’re used – and the volume of throws made with them – can make weighted […]

Apr 03

How to Pitch to An Ambush Hitter

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

How to Pitch To An Ambush Hitter An ambush hitter is one who often swings at the first pitch of an at-bat, and swings hard. These guys take whiffleball hacks at pitches over the plate, taking a free chance at destroying one. Ambush hitters typically put pitchers on alert, because there is a certain level of comfort in a […]

Mar 27

4 Great Strength Exercises for Softball Players

By Dan Blewett | Softball

Strength training has huge benefits for softball players…if it’s done right. The four exercises shown below are foundations for any girl’s lower body strength and conditioning, and will pay huge dividends if they’re integrated into a consistent training routine. In this article, you’ll learn how to perform the Goblet Squat, Monster Walk, 1-Leg Squat and […]

Mar 24

Arm Strengthening Exercises for Softball Players

By Dan Blewett | Softball

Gain Arm Strength with Better Training Softball players can throw harder with less pain if they take care of their shoulders and rotator cuff. But, it seems that arm strengthening exercises are overlooked in softball (compared to baseball, for instance). We need to start looking at arm strengthening for softball players not just as injury […]

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