Because the weather can push baseball indoors, Scott Stricklin brings you this baseball instructional DVD as a practical guide to improving your game on the field in the warmth of your own gym. He uses these on-court drills to refine his workouts and prepare for the upcoming season. Loosening the arm through throwing drills is an important part of the warm up. Cast progress increases in 30 foot steps, up to 150 feet. Throwing on a line develops good throwing habits. At 150 feet, players begin working up to 45 feet, where the fast pitch drill is implemented. The face-off drill is designed for infielders and catchers to help with hand-eye coordination. The backhand and short jump drills "put your hands up" and develop soft hand and short jump skills. The square drill uses five players and works on sneaky turns and proper footwork. Dual Play streams work in 6-4-3 Dual Play. The 4-6-3 double play demonstrates key coaching points for the second baseman and shortstop. Adding in the first baseman, the double play drills 3-6-1 and 3-6-3 provide the same fundamentals, but start on the first base side. Moving to second base, Stricklin covers teaching points while bunting at second. The use of a bare hand is emphasized in the scruffy exercise. Using three or four players, Rocket Relay works on receiving the side glove and relay throws. The outside players execute quick touches and throws. This baseball DVD is a great educational tool to prepare for the next game or season.
The subject of base running is one of the most neglected areas in baseball education. This DVD can help improve base running by working on it every day in practice, starting at the plate. After contact, players must quickly run down the line to first base. Achieving balance will allow a good start on the basic path. Therefore, the simulated punching exercise should be practiced every day to develop good habits. Spinning at the start, depending on where the ball is, is a necessary skill taught in this presentation. Once at the start, Stricklin focuses on the start and good jumps. He demonstrates the tennis ball drill to help improve jumping when stealing second base. Hit and run techniques are explained with drilling exercises. Stricklin teaches players how to run from first to third safely. Stricklin also teaches the proper basics for taking advantage at second and third base. The basic running fundamentals presented on this DVD add an element to your kit that's been missing the most. The correct execution of the teaching points of the Basic Race will be equivalent to more races on the scoreboard.
My two favorite BJJ sites are having a contest, and I joined in on the fun! Jiu Jitsu Lab and DSTRYRsg launched Drill to Win, asking jiu-jiteiros to submit videos of their favorite exercises for a chance to win amazing prizes (ie t-shirts and stickers). 1. Spin Back – This is a simple drill that is good for maintaining lateral control when your opponent spins towards you with an uppercut. You can also use it to get the harness (or other rear control handles) if they are turned far enough to the side. I was emphasizing rotation more than back on these reps. 2. Twist back to kimura grip: Added to the previous exercise by grabbing a kimura grip during the twist. I am aware that my arm and leg position is different from how others teach behind spin (see Ryan Hall's Back Attack DVD for an example), but that is how my teacher, Professor Eduardo de Lima, has always demonstrated. , and he's ready to grab that handful of kimura. 3. Turn behind the kimura handle and sleeve - the flow continues in a sleeve. It's important that you straighten your elbow with the kimura grip to prevent them from twisting and pulling on his arm (again, a point made on the Ryan Hall DVD, which he credits to Dave Camarillo). You can see another variation of the rotation behind the bracelet here. 4. Guard Pass to Turn Back – You can do this with almost any type of pass, but it works especially well with standing passes that go over the legs. You'll see a mix of knee sliders, shuffles, toreadores, X passes, and more. 5. Crucifix vs Single Bad Leg – This exercise is for the simple purpose of getting you to recognize when your arm is likely to get caught in the crucifix. You can enhance this by having your partner do a straight leg with your head in, then extend and push your head out. 6. Backwards shoulder blade! – My favorite move!
Rovers, landers, and satellites have revealed evidence of a wet Martian history for years. Now NASA's recently landed rover Curiosity has stumbled upon even more signs of the planet's aquatic past: veins of hydrated calcium sulfate (visible in the outcrop shown above) streaking the planet's surface, a geological feature which here on Earth requires the presence of water to form. The discovery was "a huge surprise," according to Mars Science Laboratory project scientist John Grotzinger, and has just been chosen as Curiosity's first drill target. It is exciting for several reasons. A: hello, water. Two: Drilling on Mars is considered by many NASA engineers to be the rover's most elaborate engineering task since it touched down on the planet in August. The drill at the end of Curiosity's 7-foot (2,1-meter) robotic arm has yet to be used, but mission managers will direct it to drill a series of holes up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) into the rock. Grotzinger said the drill will eventually produce scientific samples that will feed the rover's onboard chemical laboratories, known as CheMin and SAM. The rover's first drill is expected to take place within the next two weeks. We will keep you posted on the team's findings.
This is the third installment of the clinic for Hall of Fame trainers Bob Knight and Geno Auriemma. More practice structure, individual and team work, drill development, and shooting drills are covered in this clinic. The advantage/disadvantage is a big part of how Coach Knight teaches his players to play basketball. The disadvantaged team must work harder in defense and smarter in attack. He shares information that he used daily in practice to improve his players' success. With on-field displays, Coach Knight shares the toughest handicaps he's faced with his players: 4v5 and 5v4, 5-man substitution, 6v4 and no dribbling. These techniques will allow your players to work harder and better understand how to react during a match. By using these techniques, his team will be better prepared and more effective come game time. Once players become familiar with Coach Knight's disadvantage situations, they'll be ready to master offense, defense and conversion. Coach Knight discusses the importance of these aspects to the game. In the next segment of this incredible clinic, Coach Auriemma uses on-court demonstrations to teach the drills and skills needed to create a movement offense during her training session. All players must be able to pass, catch, dribble and shoot the ball, so these skills must be practiced daily. Coach Auriemma subjects the players to a dribbling exercise that consists of attacking the defender and shooting in different ways to the basket. She uses shooting drills that consist of opening up on the wing, using the fake shot to create better scoring opportunities, and practicing her shooting technique and mechanics. By using one of the most underrated moves in the game, the fake shot, you can blow your defender away and create a win-win situation for your team. Coach Auriemma ends the session by having the players work on passing to the post with a lively defence. In this exercise she explains how the defense should defend the player passing the ball to the post and what the attacker should do to counter the defense.
This excellent DVD is dedicated to hitting and all the important fundamentals needed to consistently drive the ball. The position and configuration of a player is the basis of a good hitter. Coach Stricklin and his players demonstrate how the feet are an important part of the position. A good grip consists of proper knuckle and elbow alignment, allowing you to "whip" the bat through the strike zone. Proper stance will require the bat to be at a 45 degree angle. A level head will ensure that your eyes are level as well. The stride follows a good position. Loading the back prepares the batter for the pitch and is an important aspect of hitting. A good swing relies on arms staying compact until contact is made, then hitters extend their arms across the strike zone. Four things must be present for good hitters: head, back, butt and balance. Stricklin believes in the concept of "staying in baseball." This means you run out of baseball and hit the ball where it is thrown. The first set of drills shows how to hit off a tee. The double tee drill produces two types of shots from two identical swings. To work on the timing mechanism, the soft-pitch drill gives players plenty of opportunities to hit. Other hitting drills include back pitch, angle pitch, and front pitch. The rebound drill simulates throws by bouncing the ball off the ground. Moving to the batting cage, players can practice simulated batting practice rounds. The rounds will develop hits from different situations, such as bunt, hit and run, runner on second not out, runner on third with the infield, swing and more. These drills will teach the fundamentals and improve productivity and consistency at the plate.
Great Plains is introducing several new planters, including a precision model, a no-till air planter, and a standard planter. The 10HD precision planter is available in 15, 20, and 25 foot sizes. widths The planter uses a Precision Planting hand pick gauge to distinguish between corn and a SingulatorPlus gauge to distinguish between milo and soybeans. Cereal grains are dosed by volume using this same system. The unit is equipped with a heavy duty 10HD row unit with 15 in. 4ml thick pot blades for good litter cleaning. Prices range from $18,108 to $46,744, depending on unit size, row spacing and options. The new 10HD Power Cup Drill is also available in 15, 20 and 25 foot. wide and 15 in. 4ml thick pot blade. It is equipped with a grooved feed metering system at 6, 71 ¾ 2 and 10 in. row spacing. Prices range from $18,773 to $47,056, depending on unit size, row spacing and options. The new Great Plains no-till air planter, model 3N-4010HDA, uses the Series 10HD opener in a special no-till frame. Planter-style blades provide cleanup and penetration of trash and up to 500 lbs. The new model uses a floating tongue to follow the contours of the soil, while the openers' parallel linkage provides more than 10 inches. The wing flex is 12 inches. A Dickey-John IntelliAg display displays a number of functions. Prices range from $84,905 to $101,558. The new footer 40. The CTA4000HD seeder is equipped with the new 00HD opener that combines precise seed positioning with reliability. It is designed to be paired with a new Great Plains 220-bu. air cart or the 350 bu. cart for optimum performance. The planter features include cast iron blade dividers that protect the planter-style seed tubes to ensure accurate seed placement. Prices range from $60,247 to $75,753, depending on the spacing between rows of units. The new 350bu. The air cart is available in a rear wheel drive model (ADC2350B) and a center wheel drive model (ADC2350). The rear-wheel drive model can be used on Great Plains no-till and no-till implements. It features a semi-mounted tool cart design that allows it to float behind the air cart. It also shortens the overall length of the tool by up to 15 feet, providing good maneuverability. The rear wheel drive model is powered by the 4010HDA tool. Both models are equipped with an 8-in. auger to load and unload the hoppers. A Dickey-John IntelliAg system controls all seed monitoring and variable rate functions.
Trainer Miller compiles over 15 exercises that trainers can incorporate into their training plan to help train championship fighters. This DVD is divided into two parts: on the feet and on the mat. At the start of each section, Miller covers the "Bottom Line," detailing the proper technique these exercises will help reinforce. Drills include Footwork Drills, Pop-a-Shot, Leg Slam, Snap Down, Cut Away, Hand Drill, Feel Drill, Hog Ride, and more. He will see an improvement in his fighters' stance, movement, level change, penetration, base, "escape ability" and drive with these exercises. As an added benefit, recorded match footage is interspersed with multiple drills to clearly demonstrate the positive benefit of learning and using these training drills and the positive effect on technique and performance in a match. With the wide variety of exercises featured on this disc, he's sure to find something to invigorate his practices and improve his athletes.
I've been researching aluminum heads for my 289 for the past few weeks and have noticed that some (TFS, Edelbrock) recommend drilling "steam holes" into the block cover surface to match the ones that come on the heads, to prevent the overheating. trouble, they say. Others (AFR etc) apparently don't have these holes or don't recommend them. What is the problem here? Are there any significant benefits to these steam holes? If so, why hasn't Ford retracted it and made it the norm? Or are they just unnecessary additional complications? If you have steam in your cooling system, not having steam holes is the least of your worries. The flow trick also "requires" them, it wants them drilled into the bridge in that triangular section between the cylinders. I tried to figure out if they were worth it when I realized they were harder to search for than just drill through. Visit the Gun Jam home page! You don't drill the heads, you drill the top of the block. The heads have provisions for steam holes. The steam holes you drill enter the water jacket from the deck surface in the block and allow water to pass through these passages to the head. Visit the Gun Jam home page! You don't drill the heads, you drill the top of the block. The heads have provisions for steam holes. The steam holes you drill enter the water jacket from the deck surface in the block and allow water to pass through these passages to the head. I've been researching aluminum heads for my 289 for the past few weeks and have noticed that some (TFS, Edelbrock) recommend drilling "steam holes" into the block cover surface to match the ones that come on the heads, to prevent the overheating. trouble, they say. Others (AFR etc) apparently don't have these holes or don't recommend them. What is the problem here? Are there any significant benefits to these steam holes? If so, why hasn't Ford retracted it and made it the norm? Or are they just unnecessary additional complications? Trick Flow Twist Wedge Heads require the addition of 72 pre-blocked water holes. I drilled out my block when I installed my Twisted Wedge heads. I've been researching aluminum heads for my 289 for the past few weeks and have noticed that some (TFS, Edelbrock) recommend drilling "steam holes" into the block cover surface to match the ones that come on the heads, to prevent the overheating. trouble, they say. Others (AFR etc) apparently don't have these holes or don't recommend them. What is the problem here? Are there any significant benefits to these steam holes? If so, why hasn't Ford retracted it and made it the norm?
Coach Stricklin demonstrates a series of drills and techniques that will allow you to work your flyers indoors just as effectively as if you were training outdoors. Concepts presented in this program are footwork, jumping, routing to balls, hitting the court man and lining up ground balls and line drills. After stretching out, Stricklin warms up his outfielders by dropping to one knee. The throw begins at 45 feet when they release the arm. Distances increase to 150 feet while continuing to cast in a line. Another throwing drill, the fast pitch, develops quick hands and feet. Stricklin teaches a three-step technique when he plays the outfield. Another on-court drill focuses on the backhand/forehand technique where players move from right to left to catch balls on the ground. Online practice drills teach players footwork and two-way turns. The back line drill emphasizes taking two quick steps in the direction of running toward the ball. Fly ball drills require more running and excellent footwork behind the ball. Drills such as charging the ball, in and out, the reaction drill, and the communication drill address important aspects of the field game. The Ball in the Gap drill prepares players to secure the ball and make good shots to cut men. Field line drives and midrange flies are worked on the Fungo Drill. Taking a good jump and accelerating are two essential parts to develop this skill. Don't let the weather outside determine your improvement! Use these drills to develop flyer skills indoors or out.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Remember "drill, drill baby"? In its final weeks in office, the Bush administration begins to materialize by quietly beginning the process of exploration and drilling off the coast of Virginia. With gasoline prices topping $4 a gallon this summer, the US move. UU. It means that President-elect Barack Obama and freshman candidate for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, a Democratic senator from Colorado, will have to enter first into the decades-long debate over offshore oil drilling. This is a question where the two disagreed on one point. The state is ground zero for the drilling debate because of potential offshore reserves and what energy experts say is a friendlier government than elsewhere. The US Department of the Interior UU. completed stage one, closing a public comment period on the proposal to lease 2.9 million acres of ocean to oil and natural gas companies. The pie-shaped area begins 50 miles off the Virginia coast, directly from Virginia Beach to the south and crosses the Virginia border at the Delmarva Peninsula to the north. Randall Luthi, who is leading the drilling plan as director of the inland minerals management department. Luthi spoke from her Washington office to CNN Radio. Such an oil discovery would be small compared to the estimated 40 billion barrels off the Gulf Coast. Natural gas is more substantial. But both are symbolic of a rare window of opportunity for the energy industry. In the last two months alone, a double ban on drilling from the outer continental shelf ended. When the price of gasoline rose above $4 a gallon this summer, US President Bush reacted by repealing his father's presidential ban on offshore drilling. Then, in October, a deadlocked Congress let a separate drilling moratorium expire after 26 years on the books. Back in Virginia, environmentalists echo their Southwestern counterparts, calling the offshore push a last-minute energy grab. Glenn Besa, director of the Sierra Club of Virginia chapter. Besa pointed to what he sees as a bunch of red flags. The navy has raised concerns about the prospect of drilling rigs in the area where much of its Norfolk fleet trains. NASA also objected because it launches satellites and low-altitude rockets from its facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. The state's Democratic governor, Tim Kaine, has asked the Department of the Interior to allow Virginia to search for potential natural gas reserves. But the agency went further and opened up the oil and gas leasing process. Luthi defends the play without hesitation. The head of Minerals and Management calls this the start of a long period of investigation and regulation. But, the next administration could favor or stop the cold process. Obama could simply order the Department of the Interior to freeze the extraterritorial process. He could also issue another presidential ban on offshore drilling. Or he could let the idea pass, which his new candidate for head of the Ministry of the Interior preferred. Earlier this year, Salazar was part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers who wanted to open up drilling from the outer continental shelf in exchange for additional investment in low-carbon technologies. At that time, the then Sen. Obama was on the other side, fiercely opposed to offshore drilling. But that changed during the campaign, when gasoline prices were high and politically explosive.