Season 2, Baseball Canada Instructional Videos to debut June 13th!

June 9, 2017


OTTAWA- Baseball Canada is pleased to announce that Season 2 of the instructional video series is set to launch on June 13th with multiple videos scheduled to be unveiled each week until the beginning of August.

In 2016, Baseball Canada introduced the instructional video series that covered important baseball topics like fielding ground balls, throwing mechanics, hitting load, leads and proper sliding techniques. The videos provided coaches, athletes and parents with a knowledge base to improve their understanding the game while learning from some of the top baseball minds in the country.

For the second consecutive year, former pro and ex national team player, Marc Griffin appears in the series to provide instruction in French, while former national team coach Marty Lehn handles the English instruction.

The sacrifice bunt, pitchers’ pick-off moves, turning a double play and the delayed steal are just some of the many baseball topics that are covered in the 2017 series.

The instructional video series compliments our vlog series, also in season 2, that has been running, weekly since March.

“Two years ago we noticed a demand for this type of content so we’re happy to bring our members both the vlog and instructional video series’,” said André Lachance, Baseball Canada Business and Sport Development Director. “The videos are designed to give coaches and athletes additional information that they can incorporate into their practices and game strategies.”

Like the vlog series, the instructional videos will be released through Baseball Canada’s Facebook and Twitter channels.

Check out the schedule and topics here:

June 12th – Sacrifice bunt
June 18th – RHP Pick-off
June 20 – OF “Back and charge”
June 25th – Return to 1st base
July 2nd – Two seam fastball
July 3rd – Fielding a bunt
July 5th – Getting out of the box
July 8th – Cather throw to 3rd base
July 9th – Tag play at home
July 10th – Avoiding a pitch
July 12th – Curveball
July 15th – 6-4-3 double play
July 17th – Catcher pop-up
July 19th – Hitter follow through
July 22nd – Change up
July 23rd – Relay
July 24th – LHP Pick-off
July 26th – Sign position
July 29th – Covering home plate on passed ball
July 30th – Play the sun
July 31st – Delayed steal
August 2nd – Passed ball recovery
August 5th – Playing the fence
August 6th - Tagging

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