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This is part one of two interviews Coach Helke did with former USA Baseball National Team Coach Peter Caliendo on his international podcast "Baseball Outside the Box".  Part One is available. Click on his logo above to listen.
The full report about the Batting Tee referenced in the episode can be downloaded from the Word Doc. to the left. 

“Baseball has really taken an odd turn with summer ball and some of the teaching techniques youth players are getting.  It is nice to see your teachings and the articles are based on the reality of what works at the collegiate and professional level."  

Keith Gorman - Former Head Coach Cumberland Co. College NJCAA DIII 2019 National Champions and 2019 ABCA/ Diamond National Coach of the Year NJCAA Division III

Current Head Coach - Barton College 

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Now Available

April/ May 2021 Issue

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The Batting Tee
The Batting Tee

It's Holding You Back

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Baseball and COVID 19
Baseball and COVID 19

Perspective & Guidelines for Players and Coaches

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The Shift
The Shift

Information vs. Experience

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HOW BASEBALL ‘SCOUTS,’ FANS, HISTORY & PLAYER-HOPEFULS PAY THE PRICE …
HOW BASEBALL ‘SCOUTS,’ FANS, HISTORY & PLAYER-HOPEFULS PAY THE PRICE …

HOW BASEBALL ‘SCOUTS,’ FANS, HISTORY & PLAYER-HOPEFULS PAY THE PRICE...

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Don't Blame Buckner
Don't Blame Buckner

Buckner Didn't Lose Game 6. This is how it was lost.

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Bunt - Baseballs Bad 4 Letter Word
Bunt - Baseballs Bad 4 Letter Word

Over Analyzed and Over Thought - Part 1

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Bunt - Baseballs Bad 4 Letter Word
Bunt - Baseballs Bad 4 Letter Word

Not Using It Will Cost You The Game - Part 2

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Hitters Fail 70% of The Time - WRONG
Hitters Fail 70% of The Time - WRONG

This statement is wrong and factually untrue yet most believe it because they've been told it over and over...

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The Yips.  The What?
The Yips. The What?

A Perplexing Condition That No One Wants to Talk About - Q&A with Dr. Charlie Maher PsyD, CC-AASP Sport and Performance Psychologist and Director of Personal and Organizational Performance for the Cleveland Indians.

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Being a good teammate
Being a good teammate

The 3 R's - ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES, RELATIONSHIPS Q&A with Dr. Charlie Maher PsyD, CC-AASP Sport and Performance Psychologist and Director of Personal and Organizational Performance for the Cleveland Indians

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Batted Ball Speed
Batted Ball Speed

The Holy Grail of Hitting and Where to Find It. Interview with Dr. Daniel Russell - Professor of Acoustics & Director of Distance Education at Penn State University.

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