Learning to Be Your Own Baseball Batting Coach

Written by Coach John Peter

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NOTE: Your body should now be 80% onrepparttar back foot and only 20% on front foot with knees slightly flexed.

Contact position – Are you up onrepparttar 151138 toes of your back foot, is your front foot slightly open at a 45% angle with FRONT KNEE BRACED AND LOCKED? Are your hands in a palm up and palm down position? Head still and between both legs like a stickman drawing? Are your eyes staring right atrepparttar 151139 point of contact?

Finish – Are you hitting off a firm front side with your front knee locked? Are you still balanced with head between both legs so as not to be lunging forward? Isrepparttar 151140 bat completely wrapped around your back? Is your head still?

Coach JP's Note This is a generic list of checkpoints and should help most players. It is not designed to change any advanced players who now have a set schedule and their own way of doing things. This should supply you with solid information that will keep you in a good, strong hitting position throughoutrepparttar 151141 entire swing.

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Coach John Peter, presently aged 50 something, is a lifelong student of the greatest game on earth. After being asked to find a more suitable occupation at age 26, many seasons after donning his first uni at age 7, he has transcended his skills into the much more important role of coach and especially as an instructor! He prides himself as never having charged any player or coach for a single lesson!

Saunders to the Pistons, Larry to the Knicks

Written by John Onan

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So right away, Flip Saunders inherits by farrepparttar superior team, withrepparttar 151137 better core of players. The job for Dumars is to keeprepparttar 151138 team intact. Despite his lack of success inrepparttar 151139 playoffs, Saunders has a reputation as being cool under fire after having T’Wolves GM Kevin McHale breathing down his neckrepparttar 151140 last few seasons. He is also a players coach, which will help in this situation, where he has a squad that gets along on and offrepparttar 151141 court and knows how to take care of business. He will also use young bench players like Darko Milivick and Jason Maxiell. Dumars because increasingly upset with Brown for stuntingrepparttar 151142 development ofrepparttar 151143 younger guys. Dumars does have an ego, and drafting Milivick over Carmelo Anthony has made him look silly.

Detroit’s players showed duringrepparttar 151144 playoffs that they can ignore distractions and win tough series’; they are stillrepparttar 151145 favorite to come out ofrepparttar 151146 East despite Miami, Cleveland, and New Jersey adding pieces to their puzzles. This team will win 55 games inrepparttar 151147 regular season and be hungry to return torepparttar 151148 finals.

Withrepparttar 151149 Knicks roster issues, this year will be a wash, and they’ll look to unload some big money contracts so they can moldrepparttar 151150 team into their new coach’s image (defense and working for good shots). No doubt New York is a 2006-2007 playoff team, but a NBA Lotto participant this coming season. Unfortunately for Isaiah Thomas, Coach Brown gets antsy after a season or two, so this could turn into another rebuilding project forrepparttar 151151 man who succeeds Brown. Isaiah may not be around either to make that hiring.

By John Onan (Ego74)

John Onan (aka ego74) is sports writer/moderator at the online players union www.theopu.com and football contributor at www.realfootball365.com he can be reached at nay7201@mail.com

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