Monthly Archives: December 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 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 Pitching

When coaching baseball-pitching mechanics, it’s an advantage to start with the finish position and work back. This videoed Pitching lesson is an example for some 13-year-old budding pitchers. Find more in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win.

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Coaching Baseball iBook

The idea behind the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win is that a coach can take video of the drills like, batting tee-one hand planned for practice and show skilled players demonstrating the skill.

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Coaching Baseball Practice

When coaching baseball, at practice, like any other place, standing in line is boring. Baseball players perfect skills by properly repeating a task until it becomes a habit. To keep baseball practice interesting and productive try to create ways to keep as many players active as possible. Hitting multiple ground balls, as described in the […]

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Coaching Baseball Throwing

When coaching baseball, ball exchange, especially with younger players, sounds simple, butit 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. This drill is from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, we call […]

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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 Infielders

Coaching baseball, when working on specific plays in the infield, you can keep more people involved if you work on different plays at the same time. Here is one example from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, that will help get more done in less time.

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Coaching Baseball Running

When coaching baseball, the warm up phase of practice is the most neglected opportunity for teaching. For example the ability to run is one of a players most important tools and one rarely addressed. As a consequence we consulted our track coach and added these sprint drills to our warm up routine. Find more in […]

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Coaching Baseball Drills

When coaching baseball, it is suggested that the section of practice outlined in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, called, Individual, last about 20 minutes and include at least 2 different drills. We’ve found with college players that concentration diminishes after 6-8 minutes. With younger players you might want to do three different drills. A […]

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