Alex Preston

A Reflection On My Early Coaching Mistakes, And What Athletes Can Do About Coaches Like Young Me

The first team I ever coached was a JV Baseball team in Vermont, I had just finished playing and I thought I was a great hitting mind. In reality, I had literally no idea what I was doing. On my third or 4th day of coaching, I took the best freshman on the team and …

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The 4 Most Common Baseball And Softball Developmental Mistakes

Parents always want what’s best for their kids, and I always want what’s best for our guys and girls. But how do we determine what’s best for each athlete? It’s important to know that each athlete is in a different spot developmentally, this means the advice that I give people about what their son or …

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Training The Swing In The Context Of A Hitters Size, Strength And Athletic Ability

I think a lot about athlete development, it’s my job. I also enjoy watching and playing basketball. In hoops, size is so important if you’re tall you can lack some other skills and still be effective solely because of your height. As someone who is about 5,10 (small by basketball standards) I have to be …

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How The Inside Pull Swing, And The Outside Opposite Field Swing Should Actually Work

Hitting Twitter is a fun place. It seems that a lot of the eye-wash coaching that I saw a few years back is disappearing and it’s becoming a place where new idea’s are advancing where hitting is. One good idea is rearward barrel acceleration. This is the thought that the barrel should go backwards and …

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