Monthly Archives: March 2018

Coaching Baseball picks & rundown

When coaching baseball, one of the most important things you can do is make practice as tension free and fun as possible. Keep in mind that the game is hard to play and patience may be your most important virtue. For instance, when doing pick offs and rundowns, emphasize getting the out with one throw, […]

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Coaching Baseball Throwing

When coaching baseball, ball exchange, especially with younger players, sounds simple but is a difficult combination of moves to coordinate. You can save a lot of time by getting the feel of the hands and feet working together by starting without the ball. We call it the, “clap drill.”

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Coaching Baseball Throwing

When coaching baseball, getting players to use their legs and trunk to throw is a challenge. This drill will help players get the feel of getting their hips turned. We call it the knee to ground drill.

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Coaching Baseball Infielders

When coaching baseball, turning drills into contests is a great way to teach performance under pressure and to keep interest high. Relaying the ball down a line of 3or 4 players or playing short hop until one misses 3 to 5 times can create excitement and fun.

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Coaching Baseball Catch&throw

When coaching baseball, ball exchange, especially with younger players, sounds simple but is a difficult combination of moves to coordinate. You can save a lot of time by getting the feel of the hands and feet working together by starting without the ball. We call it the, “clap drill.”

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Coaching Baseball Playing catch

When coaching baseball, playing catch is one of the most fundamental of the fundamentals, so encourage your players and parents of your players to play catch. Play catch at practice, but more importantly play catch at home. There are few better bonding opportunities parents have with their children than playing catch. It’s powerful and lasting. […]

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Coaching Baseball Outfielders

When coaching baseball, please don’t neglect your outfielders communication. Like in the infield, start slowly and make sure they know not only how to handle the ball, but to communicate. We’ve found that the verbal, “ball” is easy to say and hear. The first to see he can make the play yells, ball, ball, ball, […]

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Coaching Baseball

When coaching baseball, one of the most important details that need constant attention is the players grip on the baseball. Younger players need a constant reminder, at least once every practice, but don’t neglect a periodic check for the older ones.

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Coaching Baseball Hitting

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

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Coaching Baseball Pitchers

When coaching baseball pitchers, given the incidence of arm problems being so high, a look at mechanics is in order. We have used video to measure acceleration rates and the stress on joints created by sudden direction change to ascertain that the injured pitchers, of which we have been able to find useable video, all […]

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