Andy Lopez Championship Practice Drills Series

Andy Lopez Championship Practice Drills Series
Andy Lopez Championship Practice Drills Series
Item# LD-04264
$199.99
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Product Description

  • Use "Daily Catch Play" to develop control, a feel for secondary pitches and arm strength
  • Get coaching tips and insights on how to increase your effectiveness on defense from 2x National Coach of the Year Andy Lopez
  • Teach your hitters the difference between the strike zone and their hitting zone
  • Get a unique look at a team hitting practice with the 2012 NCAA National Champion Arizona Wildcatss
  • Use game-like settings to teach multiple aspects of baseball simultaneously
  • Develop four different reads that can improve your ability to steal
with Andy Lopez, former University of Arizona Head Coach, 1,170 career wins;
2x NCAA Champion coach; 3x National Coach of the Year; 9x Conference Coach of the Year;
led teams to 5 College World Series appearances; led Arizona to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances; Collegiate Baseball and American Baseball Coaches Association's 2012 'Coach of the Year'

and Shaun Cole, University of Arizona Pitching Coach; 2012 Collegiate Baseball National Pitching Coach of the Year

The Arizona Wildcats set a number of records on the mound in their 2012 National Championship season. In the College World Series, the Wildcat staff produced a 1.15 team ERA en route to the team title. In this instructional baseball DVD, Andy Lopez shares his view on pitching and what it takes to become a great pitcher.

Coach Lopez believes in a "Competitive Strong" philosophy. He wants his pitchers to develop a three pitch arsenal that can help with location, get back into count and provide an "out pitch." This gives pitchers the ability to focus on developing effective pitches they can rely on.

Coach Lopez and Coach Cole go through their daily "flat ground" drills. These drills are used to build muscle memory and to improve the player's ability to repeat their delivery on every pitch. They also show you the three major checkpoints they use with their pitchers (both RHP and LHP) to aide in self-coaching themselves during practice and games. This program keeps teaching mechanics simple, but also helps players make adjustments in their mechanics.

Watch and listen in as Coach Cole works with his pitchers in short bullpen session. Cole constantly stresses to his pitchers that they work on one specific skill daily.

By reinforcing the correct breathing and visualization techniques, your pitchers will be more focused and maximize their effectiveness with more quality repetitions.

The video concludes with the Arizona Wildcat throwing program called Daily Catch Play. Using normal throwing activities to help improve control makes the most out of your practice time. This program is used to strengthen the pitcher's arms and to develop a feel for their secondary pitches like the change up.

This video is loaded with ideas and drills that will enhance any coaches pitching staff, regardless of your level.

76 minutes. 2013.


with Andy Lopez, former University of Arizona Head Coach, 1,170 career wins;
2x NCAA Champion coach; 3x National Coach of the Year; 9x Conference Coach of the Year;
led teams to 5 College World Series appearances; led Arizona to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances; Collegiate Baseball and American Baseball Coaches Association's 2012 'Coach of the Year'

Andy Lopez's philosophy is that championships are won with pitching and defense. These two keys must remain consistent throughout the season for a team to win championships. In this live practice video, Coach Lopez explains his defensive philosophy and concepts and then demonstrates these concepts in a live practice setting. This high intensity defensive practice works on all aspects of defense in a short amount of time.

The drills presented in this DVD focus on communication skills, team building skills, and the physical skills that are required to effectively handle the many defensive situations you will face in a game. Situations ranging from pick offs, run downs, cuts and relays, bunt coverages, and run defenses that will help your team compete at a high level.

You will see:

  • Bunt Defense and Philosophy - Learn the cues that the Wildcat infielders use when a probable bunt or slash situation is on.
  • Runners at First and Third - Make your opponents earn their runs. Lopez explains the visual cues he wants his infielders and catchers to use to stop the runner at third base.
  • Rundown Philosophy - Learn how to "go get the runner." in one throw or less.
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