PBI Pro Tips #10 – Upper Body Throwing Drill 1

Do you have a young baseball player who's coming around the ball when he throws? Or a pitcher who isn't finishing his pitches properly? PBI instructor Jim Monaghan and 10-year old Tyler show you an easy drill that works on helping ballplayers stay on top of the ball (instead of coming off the … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #9 – “Short Bat” One-Hand Drill

This is a great drill that can be done with players of all ages. PBI instructor Jeff Remo demonstrates how to separate the hitter's hands using a short training bat. Don't have access to that kind of bat? You can also use an old T-ball bat or a smaller youth … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #7 – Clemente Tee Drill

The Clemente tee drill serves a number of purposes. It really helps a hitter use his hands properly, helps correct lunging at the ball, and by taking the lower body out of the equation it can also assist a hitter who has a tendency to step out as the pitch … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #6 – Helping Hitters Be “Short To the Ball”

This edition of PBI Pro Tips takes a look at a drill designed to help hitters shorten their swing. For hitters who drag the head of the bat through the hitting zone, or who seem to be late getting the barrel of the bat to the ball, this drill is designed to get the barrel of the bat into the … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #5 – Keeping Your Hands “Inside the Ball”

Do you have a problem getting the barrel of the bat consistently to the ball? It could be because you're letting your hands get too far away from your body. We call this "casting," a reference to fishermen who cast their lines out. In this edition of PBI Pro Tips, we show you a couple of … [Read more...]

PBI Pro Tips #4 – youth sport specialization

It's one of the current hot-button issues in youth sports - should athletes specialize in just one sport at an early age? Current studies link early specialization - to the exclusion of other sports - to an increase in throwing arm injuries. Baseball Health Network founder Steve Hayward, PBI's … [Read more...]