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Training & Drills
5/6/2010
In baseball and softball, base running is just as much an art as hitting or bunting.

Getting out of the batter’s box and down the line efficiently is a seemingly simple task that can have game-changing results. Imagine beating that throw from the shortstop or legging out what your coach meant to be a sacrifice bunt.

It doesn’t take tremendous speed, either.

Here are some tips for running to first base:

As a batter, taking a balanced swing and...
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5/12/2010
Knowing how to run the bases can make a runner with average speed better on the base paths than a speedy player who runs them incorrectly.

Taking the right steps as you round first on a base hit can get you a double in a stat book instead of a single.

Here are some tips for rounding first base:

As you approach first base, take a very quick peek to see if the ball is in the infield or not. If you see the ball is through the infield, or if you had hit a fly ball,...
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12/20/2010
Rawlings Gear carries four types of resistance bands to train with in preparation for the spring season.

Ankle Resistance Bands (model number ANKLERESIS) allow you to work on your speed and agility by applying resistance to all your lower body muscles. This band is ideal for many exercises and is convenient and portable.

The Pro Resistance Ball band (model number Continue Reading
12/29/2010
The countdown to spring training can begin, but until that first day back, hone your hitting skills with Rawlings' 5 Position Tee.

The 5 Position Tee (model number 5POSITIONTEE) helps you practice hitting the ball across all parts of the plate—from the inside, straight through the middle or on the outside corner.

The tee can be adjusted from 20 inches to 36 inches high and...
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6/18/2012
Don’t have anyone to hit you popups or grounders? Try Rawlings’ Pro Comebacker Net, and you won’t be alone anymore!

Rawlings’ Pro Comebacker Net (model number PROPITCH) is a popular item at Rawlings Gear. It is part of the 5-Tool Training Program.

This net features a Y-shape construction, giving you the option to practice fielding ground balls or catching popups without adjusting...
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2/1/2011
Hone your hitting skills with Rawlings' One Hand Bat, part of the 5-Tool Training Program.

Use the bat with your bottom or top hand.

Drills with your bottom hand focus on directing the path of the bat to the baseball, and drills with your top hand focus on building strength.

The One Hand Bat is great for younger hitters to develop their swing and for more...
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