Monthly Archives: June 2016

Coaching Baseball-game coaching

When coaching baseball, instruction and drills are for practice. During games instruction relating to how to do fundamentals are more distraction than help. For example, shouting at a hitter to keep your head down, elbow up or down, swing level (probably the dumbest) etc. will keep the hitter from the task at hand. See the […]

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Baseball Coaching-Hitting

When coaching baseball hitting, the first thing a baseball hitting coach needs to check and review is a players grip and stance. The linked view gives the baseball coach and player a quick overview.

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Coaching Baseball-reps are key

When coaching baseball, keep in mind that when learning a physical skill, repetition is the key to forming habit, so working as many repetitions into the practice makes sense. Therefore, make sure, as much as you can, that the reps are what you want. Playing catch is no exception and it should be done properly, […]

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Coaching Baseball-baserunning

When coaching baseball base running, it’s not enough for baserunners to just tag up on all fly balls. They should tag up only if they have a chance to move to the next base if the ball is caught. If that’s not the case, they should get as big a lead as possible in order […]

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Coaching Baseball-Pop up priority

When coaching baseball,it’s not enough to talk about pop up priority, it’s important that it is practiced regularly. It’s not only important from a competitive point of view, it’s a safety issue.

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Coaching Baseball-Pitchers arms

When coaching baseball it is imperative that the health of pitchers arms be a high priority. With the incidence of injury resulting in surgery on the rise we have taken the time to explore the possibility of pitchers mechanics being a factor. So, the objective of this effort is to explore the mechanical differences between […]

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Coaching baseball-baserunning

In my last post I wrote about a AAA player being doubled off on a hit and run when a fly ball was caught in the right field corner. Last night I saw this happen again and in a MAJOR LEAGUE GAME. This should NEVER HAPPEN, so when coaching baseball use the situation scrimmage not […]

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Coaching Baseball-situation scrim

In a AAA game yesterday, during a hit and run, long fly ball caught in the right field corner, the runner was doubled off after he rounded the bag at second. Coaching baseball,this is a situation that should prompt a next day situation scrimmage where you practice having the runner turn his head to see […]

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Coaching baseball-Hitting

When coaching baseball, batting tee’s are useful not only for teaching mechanics, but also for the player to learn where the ball has to be for him to hit it hard. So, to make the tee more useful, move the ball around in the strike zone and even a bit out of it to practice […]

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Coaching baseball-Hit on field

Coaching baseball it is important to keep in mind that habits are formed by repetition. Repetition performing the task in as game like situation as possible. on the field batting practice can be as, or more, valuable to the defense. opportunity is wasted if you don’t utilize all of the possibilities with the time and […]

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