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How To: Practice the backside pivot drill in baseball

This instructional video from BaseballRox with baseball player Noah Jackson will help you develop your hitting mechanics with hitting drills in the sport of baseball. This baseball video is aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to practice the backside pivot drill in baseball.

How To: Bunt the baseball properly with Travis Buck

Bunting is one of the most beautiful, most finesse-requisite parts of the small-ball game that has been enjoying a resurgence in the post-steroid era of Major League Baseball. This video features MLB outfielder Travis Buck explaining when and how to bunt a baseball, including how to analyze a situation to determine if a bunt is appropriate and how to place a bunt where you need it to be to create the play that you want.

How To: Read a baseball hop with Derek Jeter

Fielding the ground ball is arguably the most challenging part of defensive baseball. Just ask Bill Buckner. This video features future Hall-of-Fame shortstop Derek Jeter going over some defensive drills that will help you to read the hop of a ground ball and catch the ball at the proper location. Don't be Buckner, watch this video.

How To: Throw a basic curveball

GiantsMan5 demonstrates how to throw a basic curve-ball. First, don't listen to people who say there's only one way to throw a pitch. Position your fingers on the four seams of the baseball. Unlike a fastball, which you throw straight, to throw a curve-ball, move your wrist in and let the baseball drop during the pitch. By throwing an effective curve-ball, you give it top spin so it drops after you release the ball. Use different grips to control the speed of the curve-ball. You can also thro...

How To: Throw a good curveball

Kyle Hutchens with Live Strong demonstrates how to throw a good curveball. First grip the baseball on the side where the skinny seams come together. Take a normal pitching stance with one leg back, come through, bend your front leg and snap your wrist down through the ball to release it. Snapping your wrist down through the baseball creates the speed and the drop of the curveball. It creates less velocity than a fastball. Create the drop when your arm is between the 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock p...

How To: Hit a tee ball

Hitting a tee ball isn't as easy as it looks. A great fundamental exercise for developing the swing, hitting a tee ball takes more than just swinging away. Take a look at this tutorial and learn how to properly hit a tee ball. This instructional video also covers umpire talking. Hit a tee ball.

How To: Grip a traditional slider baseball pitch

In this video, bawstansawkscawk99 demonstrates how to throw a slider, as well as the differences between sliders and curveballs. To throw a slider pitch, grip the baseball with your index and middle fingers on top of the baseball in between the two seams and your thumb directly underneath them (on the other side of the baseball and on the middle of the seam.) Throw the ball without flicking your wrist, letting it roll off your index and middle fingers. The ball should dive down and away from ...

How To: Practice the proper tee placement drill in baseball

This instructional video from BaseballRox with baseball player Noah Jackson will help you develop your hitting mechanics with hitting drills in the sport of baseball. This baseball video is aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to use the batting tee properly in baseball.

How To: Teach Mental Tips to Young Baseball Catchers

The catcher is the player on the baseball field on whom the most difficult mental and physical demands are placed. They have to squat for long periods of time, defend the plate from slides and, most importantly, call the game for the pitchers. This video teaches you, as a youth baseball coach, how to train your catcher's mind to make them better at calling games and improve the performance of your whole pitching staff.

How To: Throw a change-up pitch with Nolan Ryan

Nolan's Express Tips: Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan describes how he learned to throw his change-up. Pitching legend Nolan Ryan developed his change-up out of necessity. He describes the challenges and how he made it a valuable pitch to throw. This is an MLB official pitcher's lesson to bring your baseball game to pro level. Throw a change-up pitch with Nolan Ryan.

How To: Line a Baseball Field

Every type of athletic field or court requires maintenance to preserve the quality of the playing surface. Baseball might be the most labor-intensive field maintenance sport of all, with its mixture of surfaces and the very exacting lines chalked from home plate to the outfield wall. This video explains some tips and techniques for lining a baseball field properly with an old-fashioned lining machine. It works for football too!

How To: Setup the receiving position as a catcher in baseball

This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox with baseball player Max Luckhurst focuses on the proper receiving position for the catcher. Coach Luckhurst explains the receiving position with and without base runners, the receiving position with the ball on the corners, and glove work technique to catch the ball as a catcher in the sport of baseball.

How To: Master the Mental Approach to Hitting a Baseball

In all likelihood, there is no living person who knows more about hitting a baseball than former NL MVP Jeff Bagwell. This video features the man himself discussing the mental aspects of hitting, including getting over a slump and learning how to choose your stance properly. Watch this video, there is no one more qualified to teach you about hitting than this.

How To: Properly break in a baseball glove

This video gives you four steps on how to properly break into a baseball glove. If a glove isn’t correctly broken into, it may affect a player’s performance. The first step is to condition the leather, softening it by adding either glove oil or cream. Remove any excess oil with a paper towel. Make sure to repeat this step throughout the year. The second step is shaping your glove by placing a ball where you would normally hold a baseball and then tying two large bands around the glove in ...

How To: Throw a sinker baseball pitch

This video shows how to throw a sinker baseball pitch. The instructor begins by showing his two seam grip on the ball and notes then he does not use the strong thumb tactic while pitching. The instructor explains how he throws through the inside of the baseball which involved his hand rolling over mid way through the pitch. Another pitching technique the instructor shows is the cross finger throw which is when you hold the ball securely with only two fingers on the ball with the thumb only sl...

How To: Do the baseball "shoulder 7" chicken wings exercise

This instructional video from BaseballRox will teach you how to warm-up and stretch properly on the field, which will help to prevent injuries. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field by strengthening shoulders with the "shoulder 7" stretches. See how to do the baseball "shoulder 7" chicken wings exercise.

How To: Warm up for baseball -- dynamic back pedal stretches

This instructional video from BaseballRox will teach you how to warm-up properly on the field, which will help to prevent injuries. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field by warming up with dynamic stretches. See how to warm up for baseball -- dynamic back pedal stretches.

How To: Practice outfielder's cutoffs and relays in baseball

This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox with Max Luckhurst will help you develop your outfield mechanics with cutoffs and relays in the sport of baseball. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to practice outfielder's cutoffs and relays in baseball.

How To: Practice the numbered balls drill in baseball

This instructional video from BaseballRox with baseball player Noah Jackson will help you develop your hitting mechanics with hitting drills in the sport of baseball. This baseball video is aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to practice the numbered balls drill in baseball.

How To: Practice the soft toss drill in baseball

This instructional video from BaseballRox with baseball player Noah Jackson will help you develop your hitting mechanics with hitting drills in the sport of baseball. This baseball video is aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to practice the soft toss drill in baseball.

How To: Throw multiple pitches in baseball

In this video, we learn how to throw multiple pitches in baseball. When you hold the ball, you should have your middle and pointer finger next to each other on the laces. The thumb should be sitting on the grip and your hand should be tight, which will achieve the curve ball. For the slider, you will grip the ball with your pointer and middle finger spread apart in a 'v' shape and your thumb on the laces. Use these pointers to help you throw the baseball while you are playing a game. Practice...

How To: Set up in the batter's box with Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard is one of the greatest power hitters in the game today. In this video, he breaks down his procedure for setting up in the batter's box before taking a pitch. He encourages young players to develop a batter's box routine like his own to ensure that they are in the proper position every time the stand in to bat.

How To: Build arm strength for pitching

In this how to video, you will learn how to build up your arm strength for pitching. This involves using exercises that give you more focus on the muscles you will use for throwing. A high cable curl and crunch is a useful exercise for doing this. It involves gripping the rope on a weight machine and combining two different exercises together as one. You first start out with a curl, and then move on to a crunch. Repeat this for as many times as necessary. This will help you get a little extra...

How To: Warm up for baseball -- dynamic Frankenstein march

This instructional video from BaseballRox will teach you how to warm-up properly on the field, which will help to prevent injuries. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field by warming up with dynamic stretches. See how to warm up for baseball -- dynamic Frankenstein march stretches.

How To: Practice the proper stride drill in baseball

This instructional video from BaseballRox with baseball player Noah Jackson will help you develop your hitting mechanics with hitting drills in the sport of baseball. This baseball video is aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to practice the proper stride drill in baseball.

How To: Hit line drives to the pull side with a tee drill

This instructional video provides basic tips on proper baseball hitting fundamentals. Specifically, in this tutorial you'll learn how to hit line drives to the pull side by using the tee. Whether you are a parent who is excited about getting your youngster or youngsters started out in t-ball, a teenager trying to improve your skills or even a college or professional player, these hitting basics hold true regardless of what skill level you are at.

How To: Build a baseball field

Are you looking to build a new baseball field in your neighborhood for the kids? The onstruction manager of a youth baseball facility Gene Warren shows you how go about the process of building a new field in this instructional video. This tutorial covers the dimensions of different fields. Build a baseball field.