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Perry “Bone” Hill

December 20, 2014 by  
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Boston Globe names Perry Hill as #1 infield coach in the MLB (2014)   If you were ever in need of improving your fielding mechanics and establishing a defensive system into your program, then do I have a gift for you.  Perry “Bone” Hill, arguably the best infield coach in the MLB, has assembled his work […]

Kate and Taylor

December 9, 2013 by  
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I am so proud to say that Kate and Taylor are setting the ACCC ablaze, and they are just getting started. Kate and Taylor have been working with the ParkerTraining System since they were 14 and are making a mark. If there is any doubt out there about the fundamental approach to hitting these two […]

Corissa Santos Makes Her Mark

April 18, 2012 by  
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HIT PARADE: A View at the Plate With Brandon Rogalski & Corissa Santos – By Chris Mitchell WUSTL Sports Information Director Seniors Brandon Rogalski and Corissa Santos have had a good view at the plate in four years at Washington University in St. Louis. Rogalski and Santos both rank in the top-five in career hits for the baseball and softball […]

Don’t Sit Back

January 24, 2012 by  
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Why Keeping the Weight Back is a Really Bad Idea. This is a gamble that many coaches are taking when they talk about keeping the weight back.  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to notice that great hitters move forward prior to launching their swing.  And if a player is moving forward prior to launching […]

Fastptich, The Players That Get It!

January 10, 2012 by  
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When it comes to hitting, the great hitters all look the same.    Ever ask yourself why?  Well, hitting a baseball and hitting a softball are one in the same; those that say different, simply don’t get it.  Slow a video clip down and you will see; look closely at a picture and you will see; […]

Pacific University – We’re Believers

September 22, 2011 by  
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As Pacific Softball enters its 4th year with Sparky Parker as our hitting instructor, we continue to  see outstanding results in our power game. In the 3 years prior to Sparky’s arrival, we averaged 16 home runs and 54 extra base hits per season. Over the last 3 three years, those averages have jumped to […]

Should Battery Call Own Game

September 22, 2011 by  
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Coach Smiley has been coaching baseball and softball for over 40 years.  Smiley has coached each sport from youth leagues through high school.  He has also worked with college and minor league players.  His baseball and softball camps have covered all aspects of the game, including pitching, hitting, defense and the mental part of the […]

Mark My Words

March 13, 2011 by  
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…Mechanics Matter, Really Matter! This season is going to shine a light on hitting like no other time in history and the players, teams, and coaches that are fundamentally the strongest are going to prevail.  With bat restrictions mandated from the college down to little league, you are going to see players and coaches scrambling […]

Increasing Bat Speed & The Power Equation

February 12, 2011 by  
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When it comes to having great power there are two crucial aspects within the swing process that every coach needs to know about and understand; many rarely do. In the coaching realm of baseball and softball, many coaches apply bat speed drills that are designed to increase the velocity the bat it traveling, and with […]

Swinging Down, Really?

January 2, 2011 by  
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The following is a post I received on my blog and thought I should add my reply to the PT Blog.  My comments are in red. Mrs. Rijo has left a new comment on your post “Rotational Mechanics? What is all the fuss about!“: you say “you don’t teach down thru the ball because great […]

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