Monthly Archives: April 2019

Coaching Baseball Throwing

When coaching baseball throwing, the grip is important and probably the most often overlooked.  Start with an explanation and do a “grip check” regularly.  This video from the IBook, Practice Baseball to Win, covers, grip check, and is step 1 in a series covering the basics.

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Coaching Baseball Practice

When coaching baseball, a scrimmage creates 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 […]

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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, and the other yells back, take […]

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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 link this one.  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 little […]

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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 pace well […]

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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. This drill is one of several from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, that will help.

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Coaching Baseball Warm Up

For coaching baseball, 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 track coach, Jon Vochatzer, who was, at the time, the USA World games head coach, for a series of […]

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Coaching Baseball Infielders

When coaching baseball, it is important to conduct practices that are interesting and fun.  So, to avoid boredom and standing in line, you can combine drills like this one from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, that don’t overlap space to save time and get more done. 

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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 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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