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CCA Podcast 016: Building a Sense of Team in 2015

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS   This week’s question comes from John, a travel coach in suburban Baltimore.  He is concerned that he has had a large amount of turnover in the past several years and his teams seem to be a collection of individuals.  He is looking […]

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CCA Podcast 014: Handling Failure at the Plate

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Episode_014-_Handling_Failure_at_the_Plate.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS  In this episode, you will learn Why so many players today are looking for a “quick fix.” How to handle the question “what do I need to do better?” so that your players actually improve. Why mechanical changes usually aren’t the answer to hitting […]

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CCA Podcast Episode 013: How to steal bases with amazing efficiency

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_013-_How_to_steal_bases_at_an_alarming_rate.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS   In this episode you will learn: The simple equation we use to determine how successful our baserunners will be stealing stealing second. The system we have used to teach our players how to read pitchers and how to get great jumps. The […]

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Player Development Through Tactical Games

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_008-Tactical_Games.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS    By popular demand after our two part “Running Efficient Practices” podcast, we have released a podcast on “Player Development Through Tactical Games.”   In this episode, you will learn: What are tactical games? How often you should use tactical games in practice? How to […]

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CCA Podcast 0075 – Handling Blowouts

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_007.5-Handling_Blowout_Losses.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS   In this impromptu podcast episode, I discuss the 161-2 girls basketball game in California and how I handle blow out wins and losses.  You can check out the article on the game that inspired this podcast HERE .   “People shouldn’t feel sorry […]

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My son has great mechanics, but can’t hit!

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I hear this a lot when I work with young players in individual lessons, and I see it a lot in high school baseball.   There is no doubt that having a proper mechanical foundation will help hitters be successful, but it is far from the ONLY ingredient for success.  I would challenge that the […]

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A New Hitting Game

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“Win this pitch!”   That’s a line I say all the time during games.  We say it, and the kids understand what it means, but we don’t often practice it.   Then I had one of those “coaching moments.” You know that time when you have 30 minutes in the cage, you have run through […]

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Taking a Good Approach at the Plate

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As coaches, we have all see hitters who overachieve and underachieve their mechanics and physical abilities at the plate.  We cannot, for the life of us, figure out why the kid who absolutely crushes the ball in the cage, has solid mechanics, and a quick bat hits 50 points lower than the kid who looks […]

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