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Cover: daily defense drills for infielders & outfielders
Daily Defense Drills for Infielders & Outfielders

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

Jan Weisberg provides an effective, well-organized resource for developing the proper footwork, posture, fielding and throwing mechanics needed to be a good infielder. Coach Weisberg opens up a full drill series that is sure to add order and structure to your individual or team defensive skills.

Fielding Fundamentals

Learn the positive impact that proper mechanics will have on a player's effectiveness. Weisberg starts the video with an explanation of the importance of posture, eye level and hand placement. He provides a detailed talk on the relationship of staying low for fielding and throwing the ball to create more success with grounders, quicker delivery of throws, and enhanced velocity from the use of the lower half.

You'll also discover his "Six F's" for consistent fielding work:

  • Footwork prior to the pitch - To put the player in position for success.
  • Fielding - The art of being in proper position regardless of where the ball is hit.
  • Funneling - Having the ball centered in the body to improve timing of the hand break.
  • Footwork - The transition from fielding to throwing that puts the player in line with the target.
  • Fire - The hard and accurate throw.
  • Follow - The continuation of the body toward the target to ensure momentum and direction is correct.

Quickness, Throwing Strength, and Accuracy

Learn how to develop well-rounded infielders with a progression of fielding drills that provide a high putout rate:

  • Daily throwing drills develop arm strength, accuracy, and increase reaction time. Coach Weisberg focuses primarily on the four corner drill that works on throwing and receiving mechanics.
  • Pre-pitch and footwork drills focus kinetic energy, quick reaction times, and excellent fielding position to maximize infielder effectiveness.
  • Rolled Ball Series - The most efficient way to get reps of balls straight at you, backhands, glove-side balls, and slow rollers. The series is done in a controlled environment to ensure that every player maintains balance and proper footwork on all possible balls.
  • Short Hop Series - Teach players to identify hops and manipulate the hop. The series also develops lower body strength and conditioning while improving fielding skills.
  • Quick Hands Series - Work from the knees and develop comfort with being low and working underneath the ball to build better balance and athleticism.

Coach Weisberg provides a great resource for coaches to develop infielders. From throwing, to the various facets of fielding ground balls, this video covers every skill an infielder will need to be successful!

81 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: core catching drills: receiving, blocking & throwing
Core Catching Drills: Receiving, Blocking & Throwing

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

Your catcher is the single most important position player on your team. That's why it's crucial that you work on developing yours the right way!

Developing great catchers requires more than a scattered assortment of drills and average practice sessions. In this video, Jan Weisberg provides an effective, well-organized resource for developing catchers. He demonstrates over 30 drills, from throwing to the various facets of catching, that a catcher will need to be successful.

Receiving Skills

Coach Weisberg is as good as it gets for developing catchers and it all starts with his commitment to proper receiving. Receiving the ball well creates the ability to take a ball that is 2-4 inches off the plate and make it look like a strike. In this section, you will:

  • Learn the best techniques for being in position to receive the ball.
  • See exactly how catchers can maintain soft hands for receiving.
  • Understand how to move behind the plate in a way that gets the umpire to call strikes.
  • Watch players get quicker with their hands while still being able to softly receive the ball.
  • Learn how to be firm as you receive while still being soft enough to get the calls.

Blocking & Controlling the Ball

Prevent giving up free bases by transforming your catcher's ability to block into an ability to control the baseball. Blocking is different than controlling; controlling the baseball keeps it in an area that allows the catcher to throw the runner out trying to advance.

Weisberg showcases various teaching techniques and drills that will make players lead with the glove and be more effective with controlling the ball in the dirt. You'll see specific drills designed to keep the ball in the "kill zone" and slow down base runners. Additionally, Weisberg's rapid fire drills will help players develop superb body control.

All coaches know that pitchers thrive on the success and effectiveness of a catcher. If a catcher is great at catching everything, the pitcher will gain confidence and throw effective pitches, knowing his catcher won't let anything past.

Throwing

Footwork and excellent break of the hands can be the difference in trying to control the running game. Weisberg shares several drills specifically designed to help catchers develop footwork, reaction time, and accuracy to throw out runners. You'll learn mechanics for throwing around the batter and even throwing from the knees

Throwing from the catching position is more about redirecting the baseball. Daily development of quick and accurate transfer of the ball from the glove to the throwing hand is essential!

It's impossible to imagine a more thorough look at the skills necessary to become a high-level catcher. This video from Coach Weisberg has the daily drills and skill development techniques to help get you there!

85 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: jan weisberg: drills for baseball 3-pack
Jan Weisberg: Drills for Baseball 3-Pack
LD-05347A:

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.



LD-05347B:

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

Jan Weisberg provides an effective, well-organized resource for developing the proper footwork, posture, fielding and throwing mechanics needed to be a good infielder. Coach Weisberg opens up a full drill series that is sure to add order and structure to your individual or team defensive skills.

Fielding Fundamentals

Learn the positive impact that proper mechanics will have on a player's effectiveness. Weisberg starts the video with an explanation of the importance of posture, eye

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: frozen ropes hitting skills and drill series
Frozen Ropes Hitting Skills and Drill Series
LD-05325A:

with Tony Abbatine,
Founder, Frozen Ropes;
2018 USA Softball National Team Coaching Staff - overseeing the mental and visual skills;
Has worked with the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, and the Los Angeles Dodgers as a player development department consultant;
Adjunct College Professor, Sports Psychology, St. Thomas Aquinas College;
author of numerous articles on player development featured in: Sports Illustrated, ESPN, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Baseball America and various television media.

Build an elite level swing by keeping things simple! Efficient swings have few holes for opposing pitchers to exploit. Tony Abbatine offers a clear progression of hitting drills to develop top-tier baseball or softball hitters.

Coach Abbatine provides several drills important to developing consistency while minimizing over-coaching and over-complicating hitting. This drill series does a great job of isolating various swing flaws, helping players understand the best fixes available while maintaining a commitment to the full process of hitting.

Utilizing Drills

While drills can be an important part of practice and development, coaches have to understand how to use them effectively to truly help the player develop to their maximum ability. Coach Abbatine presents a quick overview of his hitting style, and then goes in-depth about how he uses drills to teach these principles. Each drill that Abbatine shares has purpose, and every one builds on the drill before to give players the greatest chance at development.

In addition to offering a proven teaching style, Abbatine also shares details of how to best evaluate hitters. These techniques are critical for evaluation in the recruitment process and in player development.

Barrel Control Drills

The core of Coach Abbatine's hitting philosophy is getting the barrel to the ball. He introduces a three-drill progression he uses to help teach barrel control - an essential element of hitting. The Punch, Rifle, and Sword drills each take the swing one step further until the hitter is taking almost a full swing, focusing on controlling the barrel.

Hitting Drills

Coach Abbatine opens his library of hitting drills to the viewer. While his drills address all aspects of the swing, most of them help the hitter to keep things simple. Using this resource, learn how to develop a complete hitter that is dangerous even against the most effective pitching. You'll see:

  • Selfie drills that allow hitters to work individually, warm up, and develop coordination.
  • Body Control drills to help hitters develop consistency in their mechanics from stride, to launch point, to finish.
  • Hand position drills that help hitters develop an appropriate launching point and barrel control.

Abbatine provides an informative resource for developing hitters that is simple and educational. This video is great for both novice and professional coaches, as well as any player seeking improvement in their hitting!

56 minutes. 2018.



LD-05325B:

with Tony Abbatine,
Founder, Frozen Ropes;
2018 USA Softball National Team Coaching Staff - overseeing the mental and visual skills;
Has worked with the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, and the Los Angeles Dodgers as a player development department consultant;
Adjunct College Professor, Sports Psychology, St. Thomas Aquinas College;
author of numerous articles on player development featured in: Sports Illustrated, ESPN, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Baseball America and various television media.

The first and possibly the most important part of hitting success is the visual ability of the batter. The visual component of hitting involves so much more than 'see the ball, hit the ball.'

Tony Abbatine explains the mechanics and strategies

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: frozen ropes: hitting drills for next level performance
Frozen Ropes: Hitting Drills for Next Level Performance

with Tony Abbatine,
Founder, Frozen Ropes;
2018 USA Softball National Team Coaching Staff - overseeing the mental and visual skills;
Has worked with the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, and the Los Angeles Dodgers as a player development department consultant;
Adjunct College Professor, Sports Psychology, St. Thomas Aquinas College;
author of numerous articles on player development featured in: Sports Illustrated, ESPN, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Baseball America and various television media.

Build an elite level swing by keeping things simple! Efficient swings have few holes for opposing pitchers to exploit. Tony Abbatine offers a clear progression of hitting drills to develop top-tier baseball or softball hitters.

Coach Abbatine provides several drills important to developing consistency while minimizing over-coaching and over-complicating hitting. This drill series does a great job of isolating various swing flaws, helping players understand the best fixes available while maintaining a commitment to the full process of hitting.

Utilizing Drills

While drills can be an important part of practice and development, coaches have to understand how to use them effectively to truly help the player develop to their maximum ability. Coach Abbatine presents a quick overview of his hitting style, and then goes in-depth about how he uses drills to teach these principles. Each drill that Abbatine shares has purpose, and every one builds on the drill before to give players the greatest chance at development.

In addition to offering a proven teaching style, Abbatine also shares details of how to best evaluate hitters. These techniques are critical for evaluation in the recruitment process and in player development.

Barrel Control Drills

The core of Coach Abbatine's hitting philosophy is getting the barrel to the ball. He introduces a three-drill progression he uses to help teach barrel control - an essential element of hitting. The Punch, Rifle, and Sword drills each take the swing one step further until the hitter is taking almost a full swing, focusing on controlling the barrel.

Hitting Drills

Coach Abbatine opens his library of hitting drills to the viewer. While his drills address all aspects of the swing, most of them help the hitter to keep things simple. Using this resource, learn how to develop a complete hitter that is dangerous even against the most effective pitching. You'll see:

  • Selfie drills that allow hitters to work individually, warm up, and develop coordination.
  • Body Control drills to help hitters develop consistency in their mechanics from stride, to launch point, to finish.
  • Hand position drills that help hitters develop an appropriate launching point and barrel control.

Abbatine provides an informative resource for developing hitters that is simple and educational. This video is great for both novice and professional coaches, as well as any player seeking improvement in their hitting!

56 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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