Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas!



May the holiday season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

DIY Ballpark Food! Make Some of the Best from Your Kitchen! | A Cut Above


Everyone loves ballpark food, and with this video, you can make some of the best from various cities in your own home! We have tips on creating some of the best foods from Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Diego

Monday, December 21, 2020

Baseball vs Softball Swing - Are They the Same? - Coach Rich Lovell Explains


Coach Rich talks about how the baseball vs softball swing are essentially the same. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com

Click Here for Online Hitting Lessons, Video Analysis, Hitting Camps and lessons before 4p.m. through my Epstein Online Academy Page: https://www.spladap.com/epstein-hitting/vvbaseballbarn-trainer.html

Friday, December 18, 2020

Weird Baseball of 2020! (The odd moments of the unusual season!) | MLB Highlights


In one of the weirdest seasons ever, baseball also provided some weirder moments on the actual diamond too! Check out the best oddities of the 2020 season!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Marlon Byrd on the Best Ways to Mix up Practice Routines


There are plenty of ways you can break up the monotony that is baseball practice. From throwing in different defensive drills to adding fielding components and varying batting routines, it’s important to keep yourself fresh. Add some spice to your practice schedule with these baseball Pro Tips from Marlon Byrd.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Baseball Newbies React to Epic MLB Postseason Moments! | Derek Jeter Flip, 2016 Cubs Winning + More!


We asked four baseball novices to watch some of the most epic baseball Postseason moments to see their reactions. The results were fantastic, as these newbie fans witnessed some of the greatest baseball moments and provided their instant reactions to each!

Friday, December 4, 2020

Having The Right Approach - Low Risk/High Probability Equals High Reward Hitting - Coach Rich Lovell


Coach Rich talks about your strategy on approaching your at bat. Using your swing and hitting strengths to your advantage for high reward hitting. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com 

Click Here for Online Hitting Lessons, Video Analysis, Hitting Camps and lessons before 4p.m. through my Epstein Online Academy Page: https://www.spladap.com/epstein-hitting/vvbaseballbarn-trainer.html

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Online Hitting Academy


Online Hitting Academy for players that can't come into The Baseball Barn for face to face hitting lessons - Richard Lovell-Epstein Hitting Online Academy.

A Customized Training Plan, Based on Your Specific Needs, And Managed by Your Very Own Personal Epstein Hitting Master Instructor, Rich Lovell, Will Show You How To Become the Best Hitter You Can Be!

Click HERE for more information

Looking for more information on baseball and fast pitch hitting? Are you part of a team, or Organization that would like to schedule a mini-camp/clinic or seminar for your players and coaches? and receive pertinent, professional instruction that includes video analysis of your players swing flaw?

Richard Lovell and The Baseball Barn are Epstein Hitting certified with Rich being 1 of only 8 Master Certified Instructors go 700+ instructors in the Epstein Hitting System.

Rich is available for individual, small group and team instruction to include clinics and seminars. Does your player, or team need expert evaluation to improve their swing?

Schedule an evaluation, or clinic/seminar with Rich and begin your swing transformation before the next season. Schedule your evaluation through our online scheduling system at The Baseball Barn, contact Rich directly at rjl41061@gmail.com, or if you are out of the area, through Rich's Online Hitting Academy (http:bit.ly/BaseballBa

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!


 Wishing You and Your Family a Very Safe and Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🍂

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Why Are The Pros Better! - Coach Rich Explains Path To Success


Coach Rich explains why the pros are better. Practice and determination goes a long way regardless of your current level. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com

Click Here for Online Hitting Lessons, Video Analysis, Hitting Camps and lessons before 4p.m. through my Epstein Online Academy Page: https://www.spladap.com/epstein-hitting/vvbaseballbarn-trainer.html

Monday, November 16, 2020

MLB's Hardest Hits of 2020! (These baseballs were SMASHED!)


Check out the HARDEST hits from 2020, the balls smashed at over 100 mph! These guys absolutely crushed the ball!

Friday, November 13, 2020

The Science Of Hitting A Major League Fastball


Hitters only have 125 milliseconds to gauge the average Major League fastball – less than the blink of an eye. Which begs the question: how is it humanly possible?

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Hitting Metrics | How To Use Them Effectively | The Baseball Barn


Coach Rich Lovell goes over how to use metrics effectively and translate them into drills that improve the swing. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com 

Click Here for Online Hitting Lessons, Video Analysis, Hitting Camps and lessons before 4p.m. through my Epstein Online Academy Page: https://www.spladap.com/epstein-hitting/vvbaseballbarn-trainer.html

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Practice Like The Pros: Mike Soroka Demos How to Throw Sinker


Watch Atlanta Braves right-hander and top pitching prospect Mike Soroka give an incredibly in-depth demo on how to throw his power sinker.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Longest Home runs of 2020! (Top 15 HRs! Ft. Giancarlo Stanton, Ronald Acuña Jr., Bryce Harper)


Check out the longest home runs of the 2020 season, featuring stars like Giancarlo Stanton, Ronald Acuña Jr and Bryce Harper!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Top 20 Fielding Plays of the MLB Postseason!


Check out the top 20 plays of the 2020 Postseason, featuring amazing plays by Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, Manuel Margot and more!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Physics of Baseball - Hitting


The best players make it look easy. But hitting is one of the hardest feats in modern sports.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Attacking A Weak Top Hand/Arm - How To Instruct Your Hitter | Baseball Barn


Coach Rich with the Baseball Barn shows some great techniques to instruct your player and drills to help them improve. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com

Click Here for Online Hitting Lessons, Video Analysis, Hitting Camps and lessons before 4p.m. through my Epstein Online Academy Page: https://www.spladap.com/epstein-hitting/vvbaseballbarn-trainer.html

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Marlon Byrd on Transitioning Regular Season Success into the Postseason


Making a deep run toward a championship takes plenty of preparation. The work you put in during the regular season can heavily dictate your postseason success. Listen as former baseball pro Marlon Byrd outlines how to transfer regular season success into the postseason. Use these baseball Pro Tips and make sure you’re ready for your playoff push.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Physics of Baseball - Fielding


How does a fielder know where to plant himself to catch a fly ball? It's all about physics.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

Why Do Baseball Managers Wear Uniforms? | Quick Question (MLB Originals)


They dress like the players, and tons of people aren't really sure why! On this episode of Quick Question (pres. by Apartments.com), we dive into why managers wear uniforms! For years, MLB managers have worn full uniform just like the players on their rosters, making it one of the most unique things about baseball. The genesis is rooted in the days where managers played on the team as well as coached, even though last player manager was in the 1980s!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Creating Backside Tension to Maximize Ground Force - Coach Rich - Baseball Barn


Coach Rich shows how to use your backside to create more ground force and power. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com

Click Here for Online Hitting Lessons, Video Analysis, Hitting Camps and lessons before 4p.m. through my Epstein Online Academy Page: https://www.spladap.com/epstein-hitting/vvbaseballbarn-trainer.html

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Understanding Mental Toughness: Softball Tips with Amanda “Chiddy” Chidester


To succeed in softball, athletes need to possess the proper tools. The right mentality and mental toughness can help you overcome adversity and challenges on the field.

But how can you work to become mentally tough? How can you train your brain to block out fear and focus on improvement? Discover how to strengthen your mental fortitude with these tips from professional softball player Amanda “Chiddy” Chidester. Learn how you can remain headstrong with your play with help from DICK’S Sporting Goods.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Hitting Sequence Can Be Your Biggest Hitting Flaw - Coach Rich Lovell - Baseball Barn


Coach Rich goes over the importance of a proper hitting sequence and easily identify flaws in a player's swing. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com

Click Here for Online Hitting Lessons, Video Analysis, Hitting Camps and lessons before 4p.m. through my Epstein Online Academy Page: https://www.spladap.com/epstein-hitting/vvbaseballbarn-trainer.html

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Hitting All Parts of the Zone with Amanda "Chiddy" Chidester


Not every pitch is going to be right down the middle. Pitchers will try everything in their arsenal to best you at the plate. To combat their efforts, it’s important to be able to hit pitches in all parts of the strike zone. Follow along as professional softball player Amanda “Chiddy” Chidester outlines how you can train your swing for complete zone coverage.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Friday, August 28, 2020

Increase Bat Speed & Power Through The Hips - Coach Rich Lovell


Coach Rich with the Baseball Barn shows a great drill to help getting your hips through to increase power in your swing. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com

Click Here for Online Hitting Lessons, Video Analysis, Hitting Camps and lessons before 4p.m. through my Epstein Online Academy Page: https://www.spladap.com/epstein-hitting/vvbaseballbarn-trainer.html

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Situational Hitting Tips with Amanda “Chiddy” Chidester


Your tasks in the batter’s box can vary greatly in certain instances. Knowing how to match your softball swing to the situation can be a great skill to have as a hitter. Follow along as professional softball player Amanda “Chiddy” Chidester explains her approach to situational hitting.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Practice Like The Pros: Max Fried Demonstrates How to Throw His Elite Curveball


Atlanta Braves starter Max Fried shows off the grip and process of throwing a curveball with one of the highest average spin rates in the majors.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

What is the Difference Between Pitches? And Why Are There So Many? | Quick Question (MLB Originals)


Can you tell the difference between a curveball and a slider? What about a fastball and a changeup? You might not realize it, but small discrepancies in finger placement are the difference between a 100 mile-per-hour fastball and a 65-mile-per-hour knuckleball.

On this episode of Quick Question (pres. by Apartments.com), we dive in on the evolution of pitch types, from the genesis of the fastball, to the innovation of breaking pitches like the curveball, changeup and slider. And we also analyze everyone’s favorite pitch: The Knuckler.

We also examine some of the best pitchers who varied their pitch types, like Red Sox legend Pedro Martínez and Mariners great/current Braves pitcher Félix Hernández.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Nasty Pitches of the 2020 Season! Serious filth from MLB pitchers (Yankees Cole, Mets deGrom, more)


The MLB season has already been filled with dirty pitches! Watch Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, Mets ace Jacob deGrom and many others offer up the filth to batters!

Friday, August 7, 2020

The Top Plays to Start the 2020 Season! (Where Did Dodgers' Mookie Betts Land?)


Check out the best plays to start the 2020 season, including an amazing walk-off grand slam, a throw from Mookie Betts, and tons of awesome catches!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Spencer Torkelson Swing Review (Epstein Hitting)


In our 3rd podcast swing review, we find out what makes the 2020 #1 overall pick (Spencer Torkelson) such an appealing prospect and what adjustments he may need to make down the road.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Front Shoulder Swing Technique - Move It Back - The Baseball Barn


Coach Rich shows off some great swing techniques addressing the front shoulder. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com

Click Here for Online Hitting Lessons, Video Analysis, Hitting Camps and lessons before 4p.m. through my Epstein Online Academy Page: https://www.spladap.com/epstein-hitting/vvbaseballbarn-trainer.html

Monday, July 20, 2020

Have A Mental Plan For Successful Hitting | Coach Rich | Baseball Barn


Coach Rich goes over the importance of having a mental plan before you get up to hit. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com

Click Here for Online Hitting Lessons, Video Analysis, Hitting Camps and lessons before 4p.m. through my Epstein Online Academy Page: https://www.spladap.com/epstein-hitting/vvbaseballbarn-trainer.html

Friday, July 17, 2020

Practice Like The Pros: Gold Glove OF Ender Inciarte's Fielding Tutorial on Reaction Time


Atlanta Braves center fielder and three-time Gold Glove winner Ender Inciarte gives an in-depth tutorial on how outfielders can improve their fielding by focusing on their first step.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

MLB Nasty Pitchers (These pitchers make hitters look foolish)


You want to see hitters look foolish? Check these pitchers out. From Jacob deGrom to Tyler Glasnow to Aroldis Chapman, these pitchers are nasty!

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

MLB's Cannon Arms! (The fielders who make the most insane throws!)


Check out the guys who have cannons for arms! From outfielders like Aaron Judge and Mookie Betts, to infielders like Javier Baez and even catchers like J.T. Realmuto, here are the guys you need to watch when it comes to insane throws!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Should A Hitter Build A Stride Into Their Swing? - Coach Rich Lovell - The Baseball Barn


Coach Rich explains if a stride should be integrated into a swing for more power. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com

Click Here for Online Hitting Lessons, Video Analysis, Hitting Camps and lessons before 4p.m. through my Epstein Online Academy Page: https://www.spladap.com/epstein-hitting/vvbaseballbarn-trainer.html

Monday, June 29, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

How To Hit A Curve Ball - Coach Rich Lovell - Baseball Barn


Coach Rich talks about the alluring secret to hitting a curve ball. See more at http://www.vvbaseballbarn.com

Click Here for Online Hitting Lessons, Video Analysis, Hitting Camps and lessons before 4p.m. through my Epstein Online Academy Page: https://www.spladap.com/epstein-hitting/vvbaseballbarn-trainer.html

Tuesday, June 23, 2020