HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUTH BASEBALL SIGN-UPS

At CageRat Baseball, we have youth baseball sign-ups for our program running throughout most of the year. When we fill up our spring and summer teams, we begin rostering for our Fall program…and we are always looking to bring players into our training program where they will see the most benefit from our program! Being…

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PARENTS: YOU ARE THE KEY TO YOUR SON’S SUCCESS

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Whether your son is 8, 12 or 17, one piece of the baseball puzzle that can help their chances of success increase dramatically is YOU (parents). Yes, the summer team they play on is critical, the person that works…

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THE DEFINITION OF CAGERAT SUCCESS

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text] The definition of success is different for every person who walks through our facility doors. Each player has different goals, talent levels and potential. Hunter Parnell was the first player to join the CageRat program and his story…

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THREE REASONS WHY THE LOAD IS IMPORTANT

Having a good load is a critical part of having a great swing. We will discuss the mechanics of a good load in a different article. Today, I want to discuss why it’s important to have a good load. There are 3 reasons that come to mind when thinking about why a good load is…

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WHY RELATIONSHIPS ARE KEY

In baseball, and in life, everything revolves around your ability to build relationships. Whether you are trying to find a college to attend or land a job, your ability to build relationships is what is going to help you get ahead! Here is a list of why relationship building can help make or break your…

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PARENTS: EVALUATING YOUR SON

One of the hardest things to do as a parent is to look at your son and give him an unbiased evaluation. Everyone thinks that their son is special and that he is going to be the next Albert Pujols. This, however, is not the case and the better and more honest evaluation you can…

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BAG THIEVES: HOW TO STEAL SIGNS FROM THE CATCHER

Being a good base runner or a great base stealer takes more than being fast. There are certain tricks of the trade that can be learned and acquired over time if you are a student of the game. One skill that can actually be acquired through lots of repetition, practice, and awareness is stealing signs. If you pay…

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BASERUNNING: FALSE BREAKS

Being active on the base paths is key to putting pressure on the defense, disrupting their game, and helping your offense. You do not have to be a speed guy to be a good base runner. A well timed false break is a great skill to obtain because it can have a very positive effect on your offense.…

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PITCHING 101: THE IMPORTANCE OF THROWING INSIDE

Pitching 101

By Corey Littrell (Current player in Boston Red Sox organization) A big misconception in pitching is that throwing fastballs inside to hitters is not a smart move. Many believe that when you throw inside to a hitter that is where they want the ball, it’s their “wheelhouse.” In some instances this is true; a hitter recognizes…

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