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Cover: designing and executing a winning offensive strategy
Designing and Executing a Winning Offensive Strategy

with Greg Burnett,
Texas Lutheran University Head Coach;
2018 NCAA D-III Runners-Up;
10 consecutive postseason appearances;
has produced nine All-Americans in 12 seasons at Texas Lutheran

Texas Lutheran University's Greg Burnett blends detailed discussions of offensive philosophy and on-field practice in this video. You'll be sure to collect ideas to better prepare your baseball team for success, no matter the level you coach.

Quality At-Bats

Burnett shares his philosophy for team offense and his focus on "quality at-bats." He outlines the correlation between at-bat success and victories, which will be sure to inspire you to incorporate portions, if not all, of his system.

BP and Baserunning

This video includes multiple batting practice approaches that generate confident and effective hitters and baserunners. You'll be able to observe a "pre-game" style batting practice that you can use to help your players feel the freedom of their swing. Additionally, Coach Burnett runs through the "Two-Plate Batting Practice Drill" and how it can be used to better prepare athletes to adjust to different pitch speeds.

Finally, watch as Burnett incorporates live baserunning into BP. He shows how Texas Lutheran uses timed batting practice, as well as how players focus on specific areas of their game and address them during practice.

The great thing about this video is you get the behind-the-scenes philosophy before being shown how to take it to the field to perfect it. If your program is in search of a starting point for building or improving its team offense, Coach Burnett has exactly what you're seeking!

42 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: drill sets to build an efficient team defense
Drill Sets to Build an Efficient Team Defense

with Greg Burnett,
Texas Lutheran University Head Coach;
2018 NCAA D-III Runners-Up;
10 consecutive postseason appearances;
has produced nine All-Americans in 12 seasons at Texas Lutheran

Games are won and lost based on free bases. An efficient team defense will help your team win the free base battle by reducing errors. In this video, Texas Lutheran's Greg Burnett shows how to make your team more efficient defensively and win more games.

Team Defense Philosophy

Coach Burnett explains his four-part defensive philosophy:

  • Make the "100% plays"
  • Have athletic pitchers and infielders
  • Pitchers must be good defenders
  • Outfielders must be able to field ground balls and break back on fly balls.

This philosophy is explained by Burnett in a classroom setting before he goes to the field and demonstrates with players.

On The Field

On the diamond, Burnett shows two drill sets that his teams use daily. These can be completed in 10 minutes or less. These drills will help catchers with their throwing footwork, infielders with turning double plays, and pitchers with fielding their positions.

Burnett then moves on to pick-offs at first base. The Texas Lutheran program believes that pitchers must be able to control the running game. This multi-purpose drill helps base runners learn to read pitchers when stealing bases while improving catcher footwork and throwing mechanics. Pitchers will learn how to adjust their timing to the plate in order to disrupt the timing of base stealers.

A series of short hops drills are shown to help your players soften their hands. These are done in building block fashion, progressing from kneeling to standing to charging. Outfielders field ground balls from a fungo hitter at varying distances and angles. Then they are run through four variations of the Two Ball Drill.

Coach Burnett provides you with eight drills in total that will help your players improve their fundamental skills defensively. These drills will reduce errors made by your team through more efficient team defense.

48 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: greg burnett 2-pack
Greg Burnett 2-Pack
LD-05527A:

with Greg Burnett,
Texas Lutheran University Head Coach;
2018 NCAA D-III Runners-Up;
10 consecutive postseason appearances;
has produced nine All-Americans in 12 seasons at Texas Lutheran

Texas Lutheran University's Greg Burnett blends detailed discussions of offensive philosophy and on-field practice in this video. You'll be sure to collect ideas to better prepare your baseball team for success, no matter the level you coach.

Quality At-Bats

Burnett shares his philosophy for team offense and his focus on "quality at-bats." He outlines the correlation between at-bat success and victories, which will be sure to inspire you to incorporate portions, if not all, of his system.

BP and Baserunning

This video includes multiple batting practice approaches that generate confident and effective hitters and baserunners. You'll be able to observe a "pre-game" style batting practice that you can use to help your players feel the freedom of their swing. Additionally, Coach Burnett runs through the "Two-Plate Batting Practice Drill" and how it can be used to better prepare athletes to adjust to different pitch speeds.

Finally, watch as Burnett incorporates live baserunning into BP. He shows how Texas Lutheran uses timed batting practice, as well as how players focus on specific areas of their game and address them during practice.

The great thing about this video is you get the behind-the-scenes philosophy before being shown how to take it to the field to perfect it. If your program is in search of a starting point for building or improving its team offense, Coach Burnett has exactly what you're seeking!

42 minutes. 2019.



LD-05527B:

with Greg Burnett,
Texas Lutheran University Head Coach;
2018 NCAA D-III Runners-Up;
10 consecutive postseason appearances;
has produced nine All-Americans in 12 seasons at Texas Lutheran

Games are won and lost based on free bases. An efficient team defense will help your team win the free base battle by reducing errors. In this video, Texas Lutheran's Greg Burnett shows how to make your team more efficient defensively and win more games.

Team Defense Philosophy

Coach Burnett explains his four-part defensive philosophy:

  • Make the "100% plays"
  • Have athletic pitchers and infielders
  • Pitchers must be good defenders
  • Outfielders must be able to field ground balls and break back on fly balls.

This philosophy is explained by Burnett in a classroom setting before he goes to the field and demonstrates with players.

On The Field

On the diamond, Burnett shows two drill sets that his teams use daily. These can be completed in 10 minutes or less. These drills will help catchers with their throwing footwork, infielders with turning double plays, and pitchers with fielding their positions.

Burnett then moves on to pick-offs at first base. The Texas Lutheran program believes that pitchers must be able to control the running game. This multi-purpose drill helps base runners learn to read pitchers when stealing bases while improving catcher footwork and throwing mechanics. Pitchers will learn how to adjust their timing to the plate in order to disrupt the timing of base stealers.

A series of short hops drills are shown to help your players soften their hands. These are done in building block fashion, progressing from kneeling to standing to charging. Outfielders field ground balls from a fungo hitter at varying distances and angles. Then they are run through four variations of the Two Ball Drill.

Coach Burnett provides you with eight drills in total that will help your players improve their fundamental skills defensively. These drills will reduce errors made by your team through more efficient team defense.

48 minutes. 2019.



DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: drills & mechanics to build a better swing
Drills & Mechanics to Build a Better Swing

with Gabe Gross,
Auburn University Assistant Coach;
helped lead Auburn to top 20 finishes in the country in runs, home runs, scoring, hits, walks, and doubles in his first season as assistant coach (2018); three-year starter and 1st Team All-American for Auburn as a player; 1st round draft pick in the 2001 MLB Draft (Toronto Blue Jays); seven-year MLB career

Pitching at every level has become more explosive, which has in turn made it harder and harder for hitters to keep up. High velocity and movement have combined to make it tougher for players to hit for both contact and power.

To combat the improved pitching talent, Auburn's Gabe Gross has put together this instructional video that will help you teach your hitters to stay balanced and drive the baseball. Included is a series of 12 drills that move from the tee, to short toss, to a machine, and finally to a four-station batting practice.

Short Toss Drills

Coach Gross starts off with short toss drills designed to help players stay balanced and get a feel for the strike zone. The innovative 7 Ball Drill will help your players calibrate their individual strike zone recognition, while the Speed Up Slow Down Drill will develop an effective 2-strike approach.

Tee Drills

A series of six drills off the tee are used to help improve hitters' swing path, load, and weight transfer. The Inside Pitch-Outside Tee Drill will teach your hitters to keep their front side closed and stay on the ball longer. Multiple resistance band drills are used to teach hitters how to properly load and maintain balance.

Machine Drills

A progression of drills using a pitching machine is used by Coach Gross to challenge hitters and build their 2-strike approach. The Quick Hands Drill is particularly useful at helping hitters learn to "let the ball travel" and hit with a quiet front side.

Batting Practice

A four-station model for batting practice is presented so you can see how to "put it all together." The stations involve bunting, tee work and machine drills. An alternate version of BP is also presented in which live defenders play every ball off the bat in a game-like fashion, helping your team improve their all around skills.

Coach Gross uses this series of drills to show you exactly how to improve your hitters. These drills helped Auburn hit 73 home runs in 2018 (#16 in D-I) and they will help your athletes step into the box with confidence during every at-bat.

55 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: practice plans for developing infielders
Practice Plans for Developing Infielders

with Karl Nonemaker,
Auburn University Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator;
former Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator at Old Dominion University; helped lead Auburn to top 20 finishes in the country in runs, home runs, scoring, hits, walks, and doubles in his first season as assistant coach (2018); four-year starter at Vanderbilt as a player and freshman All-American in 1999

The infield is the first line of defense against an opponent's offense. Preparation is everything, as infielders will be asked to convert many types of batted balls into outs.

In this video, Auburn's Karl Nonemaker explains four types of infield drills (basic fundamentals, throwing drills, machine work and game-like reads) and offers numerous exercises that fall into each category.

Fundamental Drills

Fielding skills must be built on a solid foundation; having good fundamentals allows a fielder to be consistent. Coach Nonemaker offers several drills for footwork and glovework mechanics. These drills will help your players become fielders that teammates and coaches will have confidence in in pressure situations.

Throwing Drills

Prevent costly throwing errors with Coach Nonemaker's throwing drills. Learn how to turn quicker double plays by getting a good transfer, and discover how to turn to either side efficiently. These drills will get your infielders throwing the ball around the diamond quickly and crisply!

Machine Work

If baseball is a game of repetition, nothing gets a fielder better reps than setting up the machine to throw ground balls. The same exact ball can be replicated over and over, which is difficult to do with a bat hitting fungo.

In one particular lob drill, the machine is set up to lob a ball with an arc to it. The fielder must move their feet to let the ball bounce before picking it and fielding it on the move. This drill helps the fielder learn to pick the ball and keep their feet moving.

Game-Like Reads and Drills

Make practice more game-like to increase carry-over and transfer to a game. Coach Nonemaker offers drills that are the next closest thing you can get to actual game reps. Your players will be more prepared for the games ahead!

Coach Nonemaker presents 26 challenging drills in total that will prepare your infielders to defend anything hit at them. This is a fantastic instructional video for a baseball coach at any level.

48 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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