Rich from the Baseball Barn talks about using different batting training aids. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5 pro tips for throwing a baseball harder and more accurately. PBI founder and pro player Doug Bernier talks about 5 aspects of proper throwing mechanics that can help you learn how to throw harder and more accurately.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Bill Ripken explains the "Fingers Up" approach to catching using a simple off-season baseball drill that can done at home with a tennis ball.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Join Coach Matty Maher with special guest Mariano Rivera as they dissect the proper mechanics of pitching for more velocity as well as increased accuracy. See Mariano in action as he instructs a few athletes to "stay closed, don't fly open, and look down their sights."
See why Mariano Rivera is considered the greatest closer of all time!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Rich explains the proper way to extend your arms in a correct baseball swing. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com
Friday, October 10, 2014
In this video you will see a college and high school pitcher performing the towel drill.
This video also shows a pitching instructor using the towel drill to demonstrate it to his student...the college pitcher. However, the instructor is also using the towel in a manner that does not replicate the correct arm motion that pitchers should be using when throwing a baseball.
If a pitcher cannot do the towel drill in way that replicates what happens when throwing a baseball, you should question how the towel drill will create any improvement...or if it is actually building in more errors.
In the above video, you should easily be able to see why the towel drill reduces velocity and adds stress to the elbow because the arm action is incorrect and the position of the arm just prior to elbow extension and ball release shows the elbow is leading the chest or trunk. That is a common pitching arm action error that is incorrect, reduces velocity, adds stress to the arm.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Rich goes over part 3 of 3 core movements of a successful baseball swing. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Rich goes over part 2 of 3 of key core movements of a baseball swing. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com