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Cover: building proper pitching mechanics: an eight-step process
Building Proper Pitching Mechanics: An Eight-Step Process

with Shohn Doty,
UNC Charlotte Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach;
25+ years of coaching experience; recruited and coached MLB All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander at Old Dominion University

If you're looking for a series of pitching drills that build on each other to gradually increase in difficulty, Shohn Doty has the pitching progression you need. Coach Doty, who recruited and coached MLB All-Star Justin Verlander in college, explains his eight-drill pitching progression that begins with basic drills before gradually progressing into more difficult exercises as the pitcher moves closer and closer to the full motion.

Pitching Progression

Begin by learning drills one through four in Coach Doty's pitching progression. These drills break down basic pitching mechanics so the pitcher can isolate certain parts of the pitching motion to focus on a particular movement. You'll learn all of Doty's coaching cues as he offers sage advice on what angles a coach should watch to see different aspects of the pitcher's technique.

Advanced Drills

Learn Coach Doty's advanced pitching drills to take your pitchers to the next level! Drills five through eight require more skill and attention to detail as they are done at a further distance and more closely mirror live pitching.

You will see how to work on the slide step to hold runners closer to bases, which will allow your catcher to throw out more baserunners and give your defense a better chance at turning a double play or getting the lead out.

This video provides eight drills that can be used independently, in combination with other pitching drills, or as a whole progression. Coach Doty teaches more than just pitching drills - he explains why coaching pitching is an art form!

71 minutes. 2018.

DVD
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Cover: be a wall back there: blocking & receiving drills
Be a Wall Back There: Blocking & Receiving Drills
with Tyler Simmons,
UNC Charlotte Volunteer Assistant Coach/Catching Coordinator;
played college ball at Wingate University

The catching position is one of the most important, yet often overlooked, positions on the field. Catchers must be proficient at a wide variety of skills in order to make a positive impact and avoid making critical mistakes. With this video, you'll get an inside look at the catching position from Tyler Simmons as he gives you multiple stances that catchers need in their arsenal, as well as blocking and receiving skills and drills.

Stances

Catchers must have a variety of stances depending on the game situation to allow them to block or throw the ball quickly. You'll see all the stances that Simmons teachers his players, including the sign giving stance, primary stance, and secondary stances. Additionally, Simmons explains how and when to use each of them.

Blocking Mechanics and Drills

Prevent baserunners from advancing by smothering balls in the dirt and recovering quickly. A catcher who blocks well will earn confidence from pitchers, because blocking skills allow hurlers to work low in the zone with no fear of bouncing a ball in the dirt. Coach Simmons explains and demonstrates proper blocking mechanics, then offers four drills to help master those mechanics.

Receiving Mechanics and Drills

Catchers who receive well will get more called strikes. Simmons shows the art of deciding to let a breaking ball travel or go out and get it, depending on its height. In the Walk-up Drill, catchers receive three pitches from behind the plate, move up and catch three more, then move up again to receive three more pitches. This simulates speed changes and help your catcher track the ball with their eyes.

This video will teach you several mechanics critical for catchers to master and 11 drills to help your players become proficient at blocking and receiving. Coach Simmons showcases every nuance you need to be great at coaching players behind the dish!

53 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: loren hibbs: how to run an efficient, high-energy baseball practice
Loren Hibbs: How to Run an Efficient, High-Energy Baseball Practice

with Loren Hibbs,
UNC Charlotte Head Coach;
25 seasons as head coach at UNC Charlotte; averaged more than 30 wins per season in his career;
7x regular season conference champs, 4x conference tournament titles;
5x NCAA Tournament appearances; has coached 14 MLB players;
A-10 Coach of the Year (2007); C-USA Coach of the Year (1998);
was an Assistant Coach at Wichita State (where he played) when they won the College World Series (1989)

If your team practices tend to drag or you feel like you don't have enough time to get all that you want accomplished, college coaching veteran Loren Hibbs provides everything you need to get things back on track. In this video, you'll learn how to run an efficient and high-energy practice that covers all facets of the game, including baserunning, individual defensive work, team defense, and batting practice.

Baserunning

Score more runs by teaching your baserunners how to be smart and aggressive on the base paths. Coach Hibbs introduces a baserunning routine that is highly efficient and highly effective. You'll see how to work on turns to go to the next base, primary and secondary leads, and steals.

Individual and Team Defense

Hibbs shows how to set up your field to run multiple drills at the same time. Maximize your time and space by having different groups of infielders working drills with the pitchers, while other groups work with the catchers and the outfield. Get more done in less time!

Next, Hibbs shows how to bring your whole team together to cover defensive situations that require great communication and teamwork. He shows bunt defense within the video, but explains that he can plug in any number of drills to this part of practice, including fly ball communication, cuts and relays, or game situations.

Batting Practice

Batting practice is a staple of most team practices. Coach Hibbs gives you the rounds he uses with his batters to develop hitters who can drive the ball to the whole field. Additionally, he explains why hitters should execute different types of bunts during their rounds since this unique skill will eventually be needed in a tight contest when the fate of the game is on the line. At the same time that your offense is getting reps in the cage, your defense can work on live balls off the bat, which is vital to develop good defenders.

Coach Hibbs showcases over 20 drills that will help you run an extremely productive and quick-tempo practice. If you want to get more field work done in less time, this video shows you exactly how to do it!

120 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: loren hibbs baseball 3-pack
Loren Hibbs Baseball 3-Pack
LD-05454A:

with Loren Hibbs,
UNC Charlotte Head Coach;
25 seasons as head coach at UNC Charlotte; averaged more than 30 wins per season in his career;
7x regular season conference champs, 4x conference tournament titles;
5x NCAA Tournament appearances; has coached 14 MLB players;
A-10 Coach of the Year (2007); C-USA Coach of the Year (1998);
was an Assistant Coach at Wichita State (where he played) when they won the College World Series (1989)

If your team practices tend to drag or you feel like you don't have enough time to get all that you want accomplished, college coaching veteran Loren Hibbs provides everything you need to get things back on track. In this video, you'll learn how to run an efficient and high-energy practice that covers all facets of the game, including baserunning, individual defensive work, team defense, and batting practice.

Baserunning

Score more runs by teaching your baserunners how to be smart and aggressive on the base paths. Coach Hibbs introduces a baserunning routine that is highly efficient and highly effective. You'll see how to work on turns to go to the next base, primary and secondary leads, and steals.

Individual and Team Defense

Hibbs shows how to set up your field to run multiple drills at the same time. Maximize your time and space by having different groups of infielders working drills with the pitchers, while other groups work with the catchers and the outfield. Get more done in less time!

Next, Hibbs shows how to bring your whole team together to cover defensive situations that require great communication and teamwork. He shows bunt defense within the video, but explains that he can plug in any number of drills to this part of practice, including fly ball communication, cuts and relays, or game situations.

Batting Practice

Batting practice is a staple of most team practices. Coach Hibbs gives you the rounds he uses with his batters to develop hitters who can drive the ball to the whole field. Additionally, he explains why hitters should execute different types of bunts during their rounds since this unique skill will eventually be needed in a tight contest when the fate of the game is on the line. At the same time that your offense is getting reps in the cage, your defense can work on live balls off the bat, which is vital to develop good defenders.

Coach Hibbs showcases over 20 drills that will help you run an extremely productive and quick-tempo practice. If you want to get more field work done in less time, this video shows you exactly how to do it!

120 minutes. 2018.



LD-05454B:

with Shohn Doty,
UNC Charlotte Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach;
25+ years of coaching experience; recruited and coached MLB All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander at Old Dominion University

If you're looking for a series of pitching drills that build on each other to gradually increase in difficulty, Shohn Doty has the pitching progression you need. Coach Doty, who recruited and coached MLB All-Star Justin Verlander in college, explains his eight-drill pitching progression that begins with basic drills before gradually progressing into more difficult exercises as the pitcher moves closer and closer to the full motion.

Pitching Progression

Begin by learning drills one through four in Coach Doty's pitching progression. These drills break down basic pitching mechanics so the pitcher can isolate certain parts of the pitching motion to focus on a particular movement. You'll learn all of Doty's coaching cues as he offers sage advice on what angles a coach should watch to see different aspects of the pitcher's technique.

Advanced Drills

Learn Coach Doty's advanced pitching drills to take your pitchers to the next level! Drills five through eight require more skill and attention to detail as they are done at a further distance and more closely mirror live pitching.

You will see how to work on the slide s

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: hitting drills: 'be on plane, be on time & hit good pitches hard'
Hitting Drills: 'Be On Plane, Be On Time & Hit Good Pitches Hard'

with Jan Weisberg,
Birmingham-Southern College Head Coach;
Back-to-Back Southern Athletic Association Coach of the Year (2016-17);
Four straight SAA Regular Season Championships (2014-17);
2012 D3baseball.com South Region Coach of the Year

Many coaches struggle to find a blueprint to follow to develop successful hitters. In this video, Jan Weisberg provides a hitting resource that should be revered for its simplicity, as well as its effectiveness. He provides several drills to develop hitting consistency, while minimizing over-coaching and over-complicating.

You'll get a chance to watch some of Coach Weisberg's players go through a full hitting practice. Hear the teaching points, see the way that he demonstrates, and learn the techniques that he uses to continually produce top-notch offensive talent!

Four Major Areas of Swing Mechanics

Coach Weisberg provides a detailed, but simple plan for developing effective hitters in four areas:

  • Being on time - Hitting is all about timing, and Weisberg emphasizes drill work that will enhance a player's ability to be on time.
  • Being on plane - The longer the barrel can be on plane with the pitch, the greater success a hitter will have.
  • Hard contact out front - Hitters will 'do damage' out front, and Weisberg believes in drill work that helps players to feel that contact and repeat the process when it counts.
  • Good pitch to hit - Pitch recognition and pitch location are essential parts of success at the plate.

Hitting Drills

Learn how to develop effective, consistent hitters that scare any pitcher. Weisberg's drills are systematically broken down into different areas of development:

  • Daily Tee Prep Drills - A daily progression to get the player loose and relaxed, and to reinforce swing mechanics.
  • Rhythm/Body Drills - Drills to help the player feel the powerful launch position and release energy through the baseball.
  • Swing Path Drills - Drills designed to develop muscle memory and reaction skills to improve a player''s ability to stay on plane and through the ball.
  • Short Toss Drills - A sequence of drills to help the batter be on time and work balls from gap to gap.
  • Recognition Drills - Drills to help players see spin, movement, and release point. These drills also help athletes identify pitch location to help them develop power to 'the fat part of the field.'
  • Batting Practice - See the focal points of successful batting practice and the ways in which you can incorporate competition into your daily routine.

Coach Weisberg provides a great resource for you to develop smart hitters that can hit for both average and power!

"Working with 12U players for a vocational program for troubled youth, I needed a resource to get to kids that have never played baseball. This resource assisted me in developing hitters to where they're a scrappy bunch and can play ball pretty well. I just loved its philosophy of timing and strength to be effective hitters. I high recommend this resource to anyone. One of the best resources I've seen in a while." - Customer Review

74 minutes. 2018.

DVD
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