Monthly Archives: March 2017

Coaching Baseball-Hitting

When coaching baseball, you can teach hitting mechanics with drills like soft toss, but learning to hit takes time at bat against pitching that is trying to get you out. The more I coached in college the more time we spent scrimmaging. Three at bats per player was the goal.

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Coaching Baseball-Infielders

When coaching baseball, especially with younger players, it is essential that the fundamentals of fielding ground balls be established before they are exposed to even medium speed fungos. Time spent to let them gain confidence by using a comfortable pace will be rewarded. Failure and fear can destroy a young player, so please keep the […]

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Coaching Baseball-Practice

When coaching baseball,to save time and get more done, combine infield drills that don’t overlap field space. Here is an example,

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Coaching Baseball-Running

When coaching baseball, since running speed is so important for a baseball teams overall performance, it behooves the coach to incorporate skill producing drills into the warm up period. This high knees drill is a good example.

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Coaching Baseball-Hitting

When coaching baseball, instruction like those contained in the linked hitting lesson and drills are for practice. During games instruction relating to how to mechanics 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 […]

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Coaching Baseball-Bunt coverage

When coaching baseball, scrimmage gives you live repetitions, review of situations, gets everyone involved, is competitive, and fun. A bunt scrimmage is no exception. Put a runner on base, if the batter gets the runner over, let him come back and drive him in. It’s fun and you become comfortable playing with competition.

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Coaching Baseball-Infielders

When coaching baseball, especially with younger players, it is essential that the fundamentals of fielding ground balls be established before they are exposed to even medium speed fungos. Time spent to let them gain confidence by using a comfortable pace will be rewarded. Failure and fear can destroy a young player, so please keep the […]

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Coaching Baseball-Throwing

When coaching baseball, if you want to win, emphasize fundamentals. The best place to start is throwing, and throwing starts with the grip. Explaining and checking the grip often will produce huge dividends.

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