Monthly Archives: February 2019

Coaching Baseball Pitching

When coaching baseball pitchers, with the incidence of arm problems being so high and the season just around the corner, please take a look at the possibility that mechanics may be a contributor. Find more in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win.

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Coaching Baseball Hitting

Coaching baseball hitting, 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, as described in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, make the tee more useful, by moving the ball around in the strike zone and even a bit […]

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Coaching Baseball Bunting

When coaching baseball,  a scrimmagecreates live repetitions,  a review of situations, gets everyone involved, is competitive, and fun.  A bunt scrimmage, as described in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, 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 players become comfortable playing with […]

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Coaching Baseball Hitting

When coaching baseball, instruction from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, are for practice.  During games instruction relating to how to 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 […]

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Coaching Baseball Warm Up

 It’s time to finalize plans for the coming baseball season. When putting the warm up phase of the practice together, it’s important that the time is spent not only to warm up the body, but to also learn something.  While at U.C. Davis, I asked the track coach, Jon Vochatzer, who was, at the time, the […]

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Coaching Baseball Playing Catch

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

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Coaching Baseball Hitting

When coaching baseball this excerpt from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is an example of how 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 […]

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Coaching Baseball iBook

When coaching baseball, if you want to win, quite worrying about it and concentrate on the basic fundamentals. You’ll be surprised how many more games you win when you spend your time teaching players to catch, throw, run and swing the bat. Drills like this, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, are a key.  

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Coaching Baseball Base Running

When coaching baseball base running, runner on 2nd, none on first, ground ball in front of him, player should begin a retreat to 2nduntil the ball has passed the infield. Freezing makes him vulnerable to the back door pick at 2nd. This suggestion and many more are from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win.

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Coaching Baseball Pop Ups

When coaching baseball, pop up priority is important not only to make plays, but for he safety of your players.  The basic rule is that the position lining up the deepest has priority. Periodic practice here is a must.  This drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is one of the ways to practice.

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