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10 Big Mistakes Young Athletes Make When Sprinting

10 Big Mistakes Young Athletes Make When Sprinting By Darren Wensor Look for These Common Sprinting Errors When Coaching Young Athletes Below are 10 of the most common skill errors that I see kids make when they are sprinting. POOR HEAD POSITION. Even though most kids look forward when they run, some do so with their

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Upper Body MD Ball Plyometric Progressions for Baseball/Softball

Upper Body MD Ball Plyometric Progressions for Baseball/Softball By Gene Coleman, Augustine “Augie” Agyei and Al Sandoval A previous article provided the rational, guidelines and lower body plyometric exercises for baseball and softball. (http://baseballstrength.org/plyometrics-for-baseball-by-nate-tamargo/). This post will provide upper body plyometric exercise progressions using a medicine ball from four different positions (tall-kneeling, half-kneeling, lunge and

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The Fastest Way to Steal Second Base – Drop Step or Crossover Step?

The Fastest Way to Steal Second Base Drop Step or Crossover Step? By Gene Coleman, Ed. D, RSCC*E There are two starting techniques that most baseball players at all levels use when moving laterally to steal second base: 1) taking a crossover step and 2) performing a drop step. The purpose of this post is

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Box Step-Downs for Single-Leg Strength, Stability & Balance

Box Stepdown for Single-Leg Strength, Stability and Balance By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E This is a simple, single-leg, ground-based exercise that requires minimal equipment. It can be used before and after practice and strength training workouts by baseball and softball players of all ages and levels of play to increase eccentric and concentric strength

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