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CCA Podcast 070: 10 tips for playing great team defense part 1

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_070_-_Part_1_of_our_Playing_Great_Team_Defense.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS  In this episode of the Cornerstone Coaching Academy Podcast we start part 1 of our 10 tips to playing better team defense: Why your team may be leaking runs Two methods to improve your bunt defense How to improve your 1st and 3rd […]

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CCA Podcast 068 – 5 random practice drills

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_068-_5_Random_Practice_Drills.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode of the Cornerstone Coaching Academy Podcast you will learn: A drill to help infielders with their tempo, rhythm, and timing A variation on that drill… A drill to bring competitiveness into your pitcher bullpen practice A drill to help your players […]

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CCA Podcast 067- Blocked vs. Random Practice, what they are and when to use them

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_067_-_Blocked_vs._Random_Practice.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode of the Cornerstone Coaching Academy podcast, you will learn: What is blocked practice? What is random practice? Why there is often a disconnect between the way we practice and the way we play. The difference between blocked and random practice. What […]

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CCA Podcast 066: The good, the bad, and the ugly of batting tees

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_066_-_Batting_tees_the_good_the_bad_and_the_ugly.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS    In this episode of the CCA Podcast you will learn: Why the batting tee may not be as good of a training tool as you think. Why batting tees are ABSOLUTELY necessary in a team setting How using a batting tee can […]

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CCA Podcast 065: 4 defensive drills to do with a limited coaching staff

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_065_-_Four_defensive_drills_for_short_handed_coaching_staffs.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS    In this episode of the Cornerstone Coaching Academy Podcast, you will learn: How to run an effective infield practice with just one coach. A trick to save you TONS of time at any of your practices A single fungo sequence that works […]

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CCA Podcast 064 – 5 Lessons we can learn from Joe Maddon

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_064_-_5_lessons_we_can_learn_from_Joe_Maddon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode of the CCA podcast I discuss 5 lessons we all can learn from Cubs’ Manager Joe Maddon: #RESPECT90 Not afraid to fail Always addresses the elephant in the room Don’t let the pressure exceed the pleasure Control the moment, play in […]

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CCA Podcast 062: What do baseball players need to do in the weight room?

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_062_-_Needs_Analysis_for_Baseball_Players.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode of the CCA Podcast, you will learn: What baseball players need to do in the weight room How to make your weight room work translate directly to playing field. How to set up a program that will apply directly to what […]

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CCA Podcast 061: 10 things we never pracitce

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_061-_10_things_we_expect_our_players_to_do_in_games_but_dont_practice.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this podcast you will learn 10 (really 11) things we expect our players to do in practice, but never give them the chance to work on in practice: Baserunners with infielders Infielders making tags Outfield communication with outfielders, Outfielders reading the ball live […]

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CCA Podcast 060: Taking over a high school program

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_060_-_So_youre_a_head_coach…_now_what.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode of the Cornerstone Coaching Academy Podcast, you will learn: The difference between being an assistant coach, and being a head coach How and why I have grown to embrace the behind the scene things coaches do  How to create a long […]

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The Top 7 Mistakes Baseball Players Make in the Weight Room

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  If you’ve been following my last few blog posts, you are aware that conditioning for baseball is very different than a traditional weight lifting program.  While linear strength and overall strength are important, training the body in rotational, functional, explosive movements similar to what will be done in competition is ultimately where players will […]

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