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FREE Equipment Exchange

Is your garage overflowing with outgrown softball and baseball equipment? Do you need new equipment for your child to play this season? 5 Tool Academy offers a free teeball, baseball and softball equipment exchange. Athletes often outgrow equipment that still has lots...

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Preventing Youth Sports Injuries

We’ve all read the stories and statistics about the rise of youth sports injuries. Every parent should take common sense actions such as encouraging athletes not to “play through the pain” and closely monitoring baseball pitch counts. And all reputable coaches and...

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To Travel…Or Not?

As the season comes to a close, tryouts for next season's travel teams are upon us.  Should your child enter the world of travel ball? As often happens as a parent, you wonder about what is the right thing to...

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5 Tool Academy Celebrates Its First Anniversary

Today marks 5 Tool Academy’s first anniversary. We are grateful for your enthusiasm, support and validation of a crazy idea we hoped would work. Over the past year, we’ve truly enjoyed getting to know you, seeing your game improve and hearing about your success at the...

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Raise Your Athletic Ceiling

Your core strength, vertical and lateral movements as well as your explosive speed impacts your overall athletic success. In all sports, your body’s ability to move and react creates a performance ceiling. For example, regardless of how well you understand the nuances...

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Enjoy the Game!

Your child is at bat. There is a close play at third. Or the umpire makes a terrible call. The excitement is contagious and you want to help your child. What is the best thing you can do? Aside from positive cheering – absolutely nothing! In fact the more...

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5 DIY Drills

Like any skill, baseball and softball requires repetitive practice. Here are 5 simple drills every parent and athlete can practice with minimal equipment and a little time.1. Short Hop DrillAthletes perform this drill on their knees while a parent throws or hits...

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Why Speed and Agility Training?

Most athletic endeavors involve a series of plays that last less than 10 seconds each. As a result, speed and agility can be a key factor in both individual and team success.Designed to improve quickness, agility, strength and coordination, Speed and Agility Training...

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What is a 5 Tool Player?

Choosing a name for a business isn't easy. We considered hundreds of names. So why 5 Tool Academy? And what the heck is a 5 tool player anyway? A 5 tool player is a softball or baseball player who excels at: • Hitting for power • Hitting for average • Fielding ability...

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