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Our goal is to provide you with information to help your individual player or team excel and reach the next level. Check out the resources we have below. Click on one of the following links below to read an article or purchase our professionally created DVDs.

BASEBALL ARTICLES
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING DVDs
COACH CLINICS
CACTUS PRACTICE


BASEBALL ARTICLES

Hitting
Attack the Zone
Bunting “Alley” Drill
Choosing the Right Bat
Hitting Through the Baseball
Sacrifice Bunt Fundamentals
Swinging a Heavy Bat vs. Increased Bat Speed
The Definition of a Good Hitter
The Two Strike Approach in Hitting- Part 1
The Two Strike Approach in Hitting- Part 2

Pitching
Playing Catch in Your Hallway
Team Pitcher’s Fielding Practice (TPFP)
Torque Helps Increase Throwing Velocity

Catching
Catcher Giving Good and Comfortable Target
Catching Stances

Infield/Outfield
Catching the Sun
Fly Ball Angle Drill
Four Corners Infield Drill
Gripping the Baseball
I got the ball, now what?!
Take Pride in Your Defense

Running a Practice
Proper Warm Up Routine
How to Run a Scrimmage with 12 only Players
Backwards Baseball Drill

General
Drawbacks of Being a Young One Sport Athlete
Field Dimensions from Little League to MLB
Hey Kid, Get Your Butt Off the Couch!
How to Naturally Heal Tendinitis
Own Your Success
Rules when an Ambidextrous Pitcher Faces a Switch Hitter
Tagging Up at Third Base
The 6 Tools Scouts and Coaches Look for
The Origin of Baseball May be 1755
The Original Major League Baseball Teams
What College Coaches Look For
Who’s Your Hero?


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING DVDs

Professional Hitting and Base Running Training DVD

Hitting_coverIn this video we discuss what it takes to become a complete offensive player. Our step-by-step instruction on hitting, bunting and base running will help raise your level of play and turn you into a force to be reckoned with! Also included is our Dynamic Stretch Program to help increase strength and flexibility. An added bonus is a written manual (a $10 value) that allows you to take our training with you on and off the field. Featured in this video are Danny Putnam, a 1st round draft pick of the Oakland A’s out of Stanford University and Steve Stanley, a 2nd round draft pick of the Oakland A’s out of the University of Notre Dame and the man who currently has the 3rd most hits in NCAA history! The DVD is 60 minutes long and the price is only $19.99! Check out a portion of it below! Please call us if ordering 50 or more.

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Professional Pitching and Catching Training DVD

Pitching_coverIn this video we discuss the fundamentals of pitching and catching. Our step-by-step instruction about both of these positions will help raise your level of play and turn you into a force to be reckoned with! Also included is our Dynamic Stretch Program to help increase strength and flexibility. An added bonus is a written manual (a $10 value) that allows you to take our training with you on and off the field. Featured in this video are Jason Urquidez, a 17th round draft pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks out of Arizona State University and Matt Spring, a 4th round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Rays and current catcher with the Boston Red Sox. The DVD is 66 minutes long and the price is only $19.99! Check out a portion of it below! Please call if ordering 50 or more.

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Professional Infield and Outfield Training DVD

Infield-Outfield coverIn this video we discuss what it takes to be a complete defensive player. Our step-by-step instruction about each individual Infield and Outfield position will train you to play anywhere on the diamond. Also included is our Dynamic Stretch Program to help increase strength and flexibility. An added bonus is a written manual (a $10 value) that allows you to take our training with you on and off the field. Featured in this video are Kory DeHaan, a 7th round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates and he is also a current Minor League hitting coach with the Pirates and Troy Farnsworth, a 32nd round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals. The DVD is 74 minutes long and the price is only $19.99! Check out a portion of it below! Please call us if ordering 50 or more.

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Professional Training DVD Bundle Package

DVD coversOur bundle package will give you what it takes to become a complete all-around baseball player. Our step-by-step instruction on hitting, bunting, base running, infield, outfield, pitching and catching will help raise your level of play and turn you into a force to be reckoned with! Also included is our Dynamic Stretch Program to help increase strength and flexibility. An added bonus is a written manual in each DVD (a $30 value) that allows you to take our training with you on and off the field. Featured in these 3 DVDs are current and former professional baseball players Danny Putnam, Steve Stanley, Troy Farnsworth, Kory DeHaan, Jason Urquidez, Matt Spring and Billy Horton. The DVD bundle package is only $49.99! You can get more detailed info on the instructors and see a portion of each video by scrolling up this page! Please call us if ordering 50 or more bundles.

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COACHING CLINICS

Our program is built to help coaches increase their knowledge of the game. We come to your field and spend time with your entire league or coaching staff. Billy Horton has created a 70 page instructional manual that covers everything from practice planning to every position on the field. This manual will be available in a hard or soft copy format depending on your needs.

Each coaching clinic includes the following:

  • Practice planning
  • Proper warm up routine
  • A focus on the importance of throwing mechanics
  • Infield, Outfield, Pitching and Catching
  • Hitting philosophy and techniques
  • Base Running
  • Offensive and Defensive Drills

Options

  • Phoenix Area: $300 for a two hour clinic (add $10 per manual if you choose to receive them as hard copies).
  • Outside Phoenix area: Please contact us directly via email or phone to discuss costs and accommodations.

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CACTUS PRACTICE

Learn new techniques by allowing one of our professional instructors to come out and run your practice. Your team coaches assist us in creating a smooth and easy implementation of the new information given to your team. We will customize each practice to best fit your team’s needs.

Each team practice includes the following:

  • Advanced hitting techniques
  • Mechanics to improve velocity & control
  • Implementation of new position specific drills
  • Proper stretching and running techniques
  • Speed and agility training exercises
  • Core conditioning and strength training
  • Advice on practice organization and time management

Options

  • one hour practice $100
  • two hour practice $150

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