February 7, 2016

The Art of Hitting

The above major league hitters are Jeff Bagwell, Joe Mauer, Julio Franco, and Kevin Youkilis.

The first row shows their stances, each one is a little different, but what is the same is they are now starting the process of focusing on the pitch (clearing the mechanism—zoning in).

The second row is when they make contact with the ball, look at their heads, and chins, both down seeeeeeeeeeeeeeing the ball.

Look at any major league hitter, and their stance, and swing might vary, but when they make contact, they are all virtually the same (eyes on the ball, chin down). This is what we will teach you, (the contact), and if you learn it you will have success. We will teach the basic fundamentals of swinging the bat, the proper stance, the proper arm and bat position, the proper stride, the pivot of the back foot, and the proper follow through. All of that learned, if you don’t see the ball you will not hit the ball.

Thank you
Coach Swank

February 1, 2016

The following along with learning, and advancing fundamental baseball skills, is what the Bremen All-Stars is all about. We will have a great season, and I am looking forward to it.

A Team Sport

Is an activity in which a group of individuals, on the same team, work together to accomplish an ultimate goal which is usually to win.

This can be done in a number of ways such as outscoring the opposing team.

Team members set goals, make decisions, communicate, manage conflict, and solve problems in a supportive, trusting atmosphere in order to accomplish their objectives.

Teams that often end up on the winning end of the score in team sports are those that work well together.

Learning to cooperate with others towards a common goal in sports is what builds character, friendship and important life skills for players and coaches.

The friendships built within a team can last a lifetime for some players, and the journey of a team throughout a season is often memorable.

Thank you
Coach Swank

Micah Burkholder
Caleb Cullers
Grant Devine
Trevor Devine
Daniel Gonzalez
Dawson Hickman
Gabe Kerr
Shay Kyser
Seth Libey
Phoenix Martin
Ethan Nunemaker
Mason Porter
Ashton Shively


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