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Training & Drills
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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2/8/2011
Focus on your fielding and develop lightning-fast hands with Rawlings' Quick Hands Trainer.

The Quick Hands Trainer is a high-durability foam pad that is contoured to fit your palm. It can be used to help fielders practice moving the ball from their glove to their throwing hand quickly and smoothly.

Rawlings' Quick Hands Trainer is available at RawlingsGear.com under style number Continue Reading
5/20/2010
No matter what level you play at, tagging up and advancing to the next base on a fly ball is a critical base-running skill.

It takes heads-up play, good timing and practice.

Here are some tips for tagging up on a fly ball:

As a runner on first base: On fly balls to right field, you want to go about 1/4 of the way to second base; to center field, about 1/3 of the way; and to left field, about 1/2 of the way. You should be under control and watching the ball so...
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5/21/2010
You’ve reached first base, and it’s a tie game in the bottom of the last inning. Getting into scoring position could get your team into the win column, and your coach knows it. You’ve been given the sign to steal.

Getting a good jump isn’t the only part of this basic baseball skill. Here are some tips for stealing successfully:

Always listen to your first base coach and watch your third base coach while still on the bag. Don’t take your lead and then look to your coach, or...
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3/15/2010
When being in scoring position means the difference between a win and a loss, you’ll be glad you had the speed to turn that base hit into a double.

When getting a good jump means the difference between making an eye-popping catch and allowing an extra base hit, you’ll be glad you had the agility to cover the ground.

That’s why Rawlings has partnered with Ripken Baseball to produce a line of tools for its Continue Reading
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