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CCA Podcast 098: Creating an efficient cutoff and relay communication system

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_098-_Creating_an_effective_cuttoff_and_relay_system.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS  In this episode of the CCA Podcast, you will learn: How to decide what base to throw the ball to Who is responsible for lining up the cutoff man How deep your cutoff me should or should not be A communication system for […]

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CCA Podcast 092: 7 plays most players are probably unprepared for

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CA_Podcast_092_-_7_plays_that_happen_during_games_that_your_players_are_probably_unprepared_for.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode of the Cornerstone Coaching Academy Podcast you will learn: How to defend the Bermuda Triangle play An unplanned safety squeeze The exception to the golden rule at 2nd An unplanned 1st and 3rd play on offense Defending a double steal The […]

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CCA Podcast 076 – Effective rundowns in 2 throws or less

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_076_-_Efficient_rundowns_in_2_throws_or_less.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS  In this episode of the CCA Podcast, you will learn: How often we work on rundowns When we work on rundowns in practice, why our players may not be able to throw the ball. Which side of the baseline we go to during […]

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CCA Podcast 072 – Part 3 of 3 of playing great team defense

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_072_-_Part_3_of_3_of_playing_great_team_defense.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS  In this episode of the Cornerstone Coaching Academy Podcast, you will learn: The automatic shift your infielders and outfielders can make so your opponent needs 3 hits to score in an inning. Why your pitchers may not really be backing up bases. The […]

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CCA Podcast 071: Part 2 of 3 of playing great team defense

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_071_-_Part_2_3_of_playing_great_team_defense.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS  In this episode of the Cornerstone Coaching Academy Podcast, you will learn: How your players can learn to gauge risk/reward on double plays. Our rundown rule that we follow AT ALL TIMES in practice One thing you can emphasize to stay out of […]

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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 Episode 015: Utilizing Defensive Shifts in High School and Below

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Episode_015-_Utilizing_Fielder_Shifts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS In this episode, you will learn: My take on defensive shifting and why I think you’re crazy if you don’t use them How to utilize defensive shifting intelligently in high school baseball and below. How to not overreact to one swing and shift […]

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CCA Episode 012: 1st and 3rd Defense

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Episode_012_-_1st_and_3rd_defense.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS Oooooppppsss!  If you are looking for the shownotes for Episode 20, please click here.  For some reason, I said the show notes from Episode 20 were here… they are not.   In this episode, you will learn: How to put decision making in […]

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CCA Podcast 011 – Maximizing Practice Time For Catchers

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_-_011_Maximizing_Practice_Time_for_Catchers.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS   In this episode you will learn: 1.) How to eliminate the need to have catcher’s shag balls during practice. 2.) How get catchers a full work load when you are understaffed and you don’t have a coach to work just with catchers. […]

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10 Simple, Overlooked Tips to Play Better Team Defense

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Baseball has often been described as a team game made up of individual match ups.  We often get lost in the individual match ups and forget the team aspect of the game. The following are 10 simple tips you can take to your next practice to play great team defense. 1.) Get to bunts quickly […]

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