Monthly Archives: January 2019

Coaching Baseball Infielders

When coaching baseball, the baseball practice plans in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, are organized into 5 sections, warm up, individual skills, group coordination, team organization, and conditioning.  Keeping players active and avoiding standing around is challenging especially during group 3, group coordination.  In this 20 to 30 minute session we combine 2 to 3 drills […]

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Coaching Baseball Throwing

When coaching players to throw the baseball, it is important that they begin to see how the whole body should be involved. Because the fingers and wrists play such an important role, this drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, will help players get the feel of how they work.

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Coaching Baseball-Play Catch

We emphasize in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, that when coaching baseball one of the major components of a player’s value to the team’s success is his ability to play catch. I’ve never see a practice where players didn’t play catch as part of the warm up process. The problem is that you rarely see players, […]

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Coaching Baseball Throwing

When coaching baseball, keep in mind that, to throw a baseball with power and accuracy, the grip is first and most important. Therefore it behooves a dedicated fundamentally oriented baseball coach to do periodic grip checks as described in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win.

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Coaching Baseball Drills

At baseball practice, nothing is more boring as standing in line. So, when coaching baseball, keep it to a minimum. This group work drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is an example that can help.

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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 Bunting

When coaching baseball keep in mind that scientists say that learning is specific to the task. That means, for example, THE WAY TO LEARN TO BUNT LIVE PITCHING IS TO BUNT LIVE PITCHING. Therefore, when you practice bunting as in this example from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, in a live scrimmage, you are […]

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Coaching Baseball iBook

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 Throwing

When coaching baseball, keep in mind that, throwing errors are 9 times out of ten caused by players rushing the throw, and throwing from an unbalanced position, so, it behooves you to emphasize getting into the power position, as suggested in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, before making a throw.

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Coaching Baseball Running

When coaching baseball, keep in mind that running speed is one thing, and since good runners don’t reach maximum speed until 40 yards, how to start and direction may be more important. The cross over steps demonstrated here, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, are popular, but according to my track friends, the drop […]

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