Author Archive for Sammamish Baseball Academy

Winter Training


Session #1 starts November 7th and runs for (6) consecutive Tuesday nights! Session #2 starts January 9th and runs for (6) consecutive Tuesday nights!

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Tip of the Week: the on deck circle

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By Danny Cavanaugh It’s a Friday night in the bottom of the 7th inning. The noise in the ball park is like nothing you’ve ever heard; fans are on their feet cheering for your teammate at the plate. What are you standing on? The infamous on deck circle. The circle that is suppose to help […]

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What makes a coach successful: traits every coach should have

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Coach Daniel excited after a play at the plate during summer camp. By Danny Cavanaugh The common saying I hear in sports is, “just because you played the game, doesn’t mean you will be a successful coach.” Now, whether that holds true or not is a personal opinion, however what makes a coach successful? I’ve […]

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Washington A’s 10U Tryouts

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Coach Dayne Sampson: Our team is a bit unique compared to other Select teams: 1) It is free.  4 months of indoor training at Sammamish Baseball Academy, home and away uniforms, and tournament fees are all covered.  Most other programs charge $1500 – $3000 per player.  Your only expenses for the season are your travel […]

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Bat Sizing: What’s the right bat for you?


By Danny Cavanaugh Whether you’re a professional baseball player or playing Little League for the first time, finding the proper bat is essential for your success at the plate. So, how do you find the proper bat size for your level? Well, we’re going to dive in and see If we can answer that for […]

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Fall Ball 2017

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Join SBA’s professional staff this fall for our instructional fall ball.  Practice during the week at SBA and have an outdoor practice on Sunday.  For more information and to register go to our website.

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HitTrax Private Lesson packs


Buy a HitTrax Lesson pack or SBA’s very Popular COMBO pack TODAY!  Learn more

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Individual Hitting. Pitching. Catching or Infield Lessons


SBA offers one on one and partner pitching, hitting, catching, or infield lessons. Get your ballplayer back on track for a fun and successful year!  Check out our Professional Staff!

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SBA’s top tips on Mental Toughness at the plate

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Hitting a baseball is one of the toughest athletic feats!  Developing a solid approach at the plate is a must to becoming a good hitter.  Here are SBA’s top tips for preparing yourself mentally for solid at bats. 1.  Have a set routine as you get in the batters box.  Part of the routine is […]

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SBA’s top tips on stealing second base


STEALING SECOND BASE ON A RH PITCHER:  As mentioned in my previous article,  a good base runner will establish his maximum lead in practice and know his outer limits.  This is typically a step and a dive with your “outstretched’ right arm touching the outside corner of first base.  A good base stealer studies the pitcher and understands what […]

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