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Catching Fundamentals of Blocking

September 28th, 2020|0 Comments

First and foremost when discussing blocking, we need to understand blocking is much more of a mindset than it is a physical skill/act.  People are naturally inclined to move out of the way or [...]

Outfield Basics: Getting to the Spot

April 27th, 2020|0 Comments

One of the most fundamental attributes of good, individual outfield play is a player’s ability to “get to the spot” where the baseball is going to land on a routinely hit fly-ball. Players that [...]

Fundamentals of Receiving

April 21st, 2020|0 Comments

The most important and valuable skill for any catcher is the ability to get strikes called for their pitcher.  The skill of getting strikes called is what we call “receiving”. Over the course of [...]

Arm Care and Arm Health

February 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Anyone who has ever played, coached or followed baseball in recent years can tell you that the game continues to evolve every single day.  One of the biggest changes for the game has been in [...]

Outfield Positioning Basics

February 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Having the ability to take away a hitter’s strengths and attack their weaknesses can be enhanced by how defenders position themselves. Many high level college and professional teams spend countless hours developing and implementing a [...]

The Importance of Pre-Pitch Movement

January 29th, 2020|0 Comments

One key aspect of infield play happens before the ball is even hit. A pre-pitch routine and pre-pitch movement gives fielders the best opportunity to be in an athletic position once the ball is put [...]

OKD Setup for Catchers

January 24th, 2020|0 Comments

When watching Major League Baseball last season, hopefully you noticed a difference in how catchers set up behind the plate. Many guys are implementing a one-knee down (OKD) set up vs. the traditional primary and [...]

Planning an Efficient Practice

October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

With the weather close to turning and the season fast approaching, the prospects of having a full team to practice with is here. Before teams hit the field for the first games, the most important [...]

Utilizing the Safety Squeeze

October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

In the newest release from GRB Academy's The Clubhouse, we are going to take a look at the safety squeeze. This is a play that can be a very valuable play in a number of [...]

Infield and the Home Position

October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

When talking about infield play, I like to break down, in depth, every aspect of getting ready to field a groundball, fielding the groundball and then preparing to throw the ball accurately to a target. [...]

Double Play Flips

October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Double plays are often called a “Pitcher’s best friend.” And why wouldn’t they be? The ability to get two outs with one pitch and get your team out of a jam is the epitome of [...]

The Two D’s of Infield Play

October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Direction and distance are two topics we often discuss with our infielders. Proper footwork is incredibly important, just as, if not more important than how a player is with their hands. What we will be [...]

Discipline During Front Toss

October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Becoming a discipline hitter takes practice. It is not a skill that just comes with seeing pitches over the course of a season. It is a skill that must be actively practiced. The best way [...]

Taking the Extra Base

October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

At the outset of this article, we just have to remind ourselves that the objective of the offense is not to just hit the ball, but to score runs. Scoring runs involves more than just [...]

Controlling the Running Game

October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Controlling the running game involves a lot more than firing  pick-off after pick-off attempt to first base. A lot of times teams can neutralize if not stop completely an opponent's running game without throwing pick-offs [...]

The Importance of Posture

October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

When talking about the load and land during the swing, posture is extremely important to as it relates to the swing itself. A lot of times with players load and stride or load and land [...]

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