Bonus and Features

Get helpful insight with our "In the Cage" and "Chalk Talk" segments, as well as interviews and other special FC OnDemand footage.
Includes
Chalk Talk
07:59
 
 
  Chalk Talk (1) Slap Defense
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FC vice president Sean Brashear and coach Tony talk about the slap defense from both an offensive and defensive perspective. Great for coaches and players to gain understanding on how to strategize within this defense.
07:25
 
 
  Chalk Talk (2) - Bunt Defense
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Learn to "break the back" of your opponent by turning a common crisis situation around against your opponent. Understand the concept of an aggressive bunt defense and create success for your team when the tying or winning run is on first base.
05:25
 
 
  Chalk Talk (3) - Bunt Offense
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Many teams fail to move the runner over when they need it the most. In this lesson we talk about how to effectively bunt in the toughest situations against the toughest teams with the toughest pitchers.
07:36
 
 
  Chalk Talk (4) - Team Defense Ball In The Air
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*Critical Coaching Information*
Never again will you see a ball drop in between your fielders because of a lack of communication. Learn the proper"chain of command" for communication on balls in the air and make sure those out balls are caught!
07:38
 
 
  Chalk Talk (5) Bunt Situations - Rounding Second Base
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Coach TJ Houshmandzadeh join Tony for a white board talk about baserunning. Specifically, rounding second base when moving station to station. Gain insight to an offensive and defensive perspective that will better prepare you for these situations.

04:36
 
 
  Chalk Talk (6) Leading off Third Base
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Coach Tony and coach TJ discuss strategies and techniques when leading off third base.

Live Events/Talks
36:46
 
 
  9-8-18 Chino Hills Event - Mental Health and FC Culture
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Coach Tony gives his annual opening day speech on the philosophy of the Firecrackers. This is recommended if you want an in depth look into what's behind the FC's.
In The Cage
05:53
 
 
  In The Cage with Amanda Freed Katchka
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Olympic gold medalist Amanda Freed Katchka talks about her set up in the batter's box while leading off and batting behind Natasha Watley at UCLA in the early 2000's.
07:20
 
 
  In The Cage with Melissa Roth
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Two time All-American Melissa Roth talks about her approach as lead off batter for the University of Louisville. Melissa had thirty-two home runs in her last two years as a cardinal and also won conference player of the year her junior year in 2009.
04:12
 
 
  In The Cage with Lexi Robles
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Former Firecracker and St John's middle infielder Lexi Robles stopped by and showed us how she utilized the sneak bunt to increase her value in the line-up.
Interviews
08:05
 
 
  Coach Donnie Hagberg (Part 1)
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FC coach Donnie Hagberg shares experiences from his eleven years with the Firecrackers, which will benefit all new coaches and dads who are new to the FC's.
06:35
 
 
  Coach Donnie Hagberg (Part 2)
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Here is more great insight from coach Donnie for FC coaches and fathers.
09:51
 
 
  Coach Jason Steiner
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Get to know Coach Jason Steiner as he talks about being a coach and a father in the Firecracker organization. Most dads and coaches will relate to a lot of what coach Jason is saying.
Quick Tips
04:52
 
 
  The Pitch Back
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Here FC alum and former All-American Kylee Lahners demonstrates how you can incorperate the "pitch back" into your home practice regiment. It's simple, affordable and fun! Most importantly it's a good way to get a lot of quality repetitions while offsetting your lesson costs.
05:02
 
 
  The Rhythm Ball
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No more picking up balls. This is one of the most simple ways to get a lot of reps with your swing. The Rhythm ball can be hung up in a cage, garage or patio, and it can made for under five dollars!
Outtakes!
01:00
 
 
  Outtake Video (2)
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Everyone makes mistakes!!

Inside The Firecrackers: Bonus/Behind The Scenes
04:04
 
 
  Team Talk - Standards and Distractions
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Coach Tony talks to the team about the importance of personal standards and how to maintain them with common distractions.

The History of Firecracker Softball
45:47
 
 
  The History of Firecracker Softball: Part One
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FC President invites Brentt Eads to come back to the Firecracker warehouse to reflect on the last couple of decades that built the FC culture and brand that it has become today

49:58
 
 
  The History of Firecracker Softball: Part Two
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In the second part of this TWO-PART Firecracker Softball Documentary Special, FC President Tony Rico invites Brentt Eads to come back to the Firecracker warehouse to reflect on the last couple of decades that built the FC culture and brand that it has become today.

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