March 11, 2015 - A Video is Worth a Thousand Photos

TPT Andrea Duran from Terry Cantrell on Vimeo.

Earlier, we reviewed the Three Piece Tee, an innovative batting training tool that helps encourage balance in a baseball or softball swing. The Three Piece Tee is an excellent way to help young and intermediate players alike increase power and consistency in their swings. All we had to show you the first time was a photo, which probably doesn't do the device justice. Take a look at this video, featuring UCLA National Champion and former Olympian, Andrea Duran to get a better idea of why this is something your team or player should have.


Source: Three Piece Tee

March 10, 2015 - Gimme Shelter

Anywhere you see a small college or a high school, one that offers outdoor sports such as lacrosse, soccer and field hockey, you'll likely see the same scene. A row of metal benches out, exposed to the elements, where players huddle together in their hoods, shivering at the cold and wind, or under a hot, unforgiving sun.

It doesn't have to be that way. The MVP Team Shelter is an affordable, portable solution. It can be moved easily back and forth for sports that need it and those that don't like football. At $2500, some might initially think this is a big investment for a school, but think about how it could be shared between programs. If a school has a boys and girls soccer program, each with Freshman, JV and Varsity, each level with 20 players, you've got 120 participants. Do the same for boys and girls lacrosse and you're up to 240. Throw in field hockey and, even if you want to be conservative with the numbers, there are 300 player. If each family chips in just $10.00, what a terrific homefield advantage they've given their kids.

The shelter can be completely customized with school colors, logos, verbiage, anything you can think of. And this is a legacy that will last for future teams in years to come. This might be the best investment a school can make. Get out of the cold and into the MVP.

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March 6, 2015 - Cagey Individual

It is portable, collapsable, indestructable and what else? Indespensible. If you play or coach lacrosse you need to know about Rage Cage. The Rage Cage Club - SX Lacrosse Goal is the top-of-the line in so many ways.

It's 18-gauge powder-coacted steel frame can withstand any abuse its give but, with just a few clicks, it folds up like sleeping baby for easy transport and storage. It comes with a pre-attached net so you don't have to do anything but set it up and shoot.

This is perfect for the travel coach and even high school and college programs. Rage Cage is a one-of-a-kind in lacrosse nets. If your goal is to have the best at an affordable cost, the SX is right on target.

Source: Rage Cage

March 5, 2015 - My Achin' Back!

If you're like me, you overdo it...a lot. And the way you can tell is with that lower back barking at you from the moment you wake up in the morning. Mine is usually a result of throwing three buckets of batting practice to my sons or working my daughter out in soccer. Some days are better than others, but I've found that taking pain relivers such as Ibuprofen does no good.

That's why I keep a Pro Ice Back Wrap in my freezer at all times. The small pocket system means it is like placing dozens of ice cubes on your back - but without the mess, the water, the freeze time, the leaks. Pro Ice stays colder and maintains a more consistent temperature and the compression pack means you can wrap it tight so that it almost creates a massage pressure effect.

The pain is relieved almost immediately because it is frozen numb. Then, as the blood flow increases to the cold area, healing occurrs. It doesn't always eliminate the pain 100%, but it sure reduces it more than anything else I've tried. And the wrap is generic enough in size it can be used for almost any other area of the body.

Don't be afraid to work hard. Afterwards you can relax with a cold beverage and a cold back. You'll be back on your feet in no time.

Source: Pro Ice

March 2, 2015 - Put the Gloves On

Once upon a time, if you wanted a new baseball glove, you had a couple of choices in brands and limited selection in size and style. Now, there is a vast array of new and exciting companies making great fielding gloves in a variety of colors and models. One of the best you may not yet have heard about is Vinci.

Vinci is a family-owned company, which means when you order a glove from them, its going to be exactly what you wanted. Their ball gloves are the perfect combination of tough but supple, durable yet lightweight. You'll love the pop you hear every time that ball nestles into the genrous pocket. You will marvel at the comfort around your hand.

Stretch your horizons. Try something new. If you're the first on your team with a Vinci glove, after the rest of the guys see what you've got, you won't be the only one for long.

Source: Vinci