Coaching Baseball

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 seen 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 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 Pop Up Priority

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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Coaching Baseball Hitting

When coaching baseball, the first thing a hitting coach needs to check and review is a players grip and stance.  This excerpt from the iBook, “Practice Baseball to Win”, gives the coach and player a quick overview that can be shown at practice on an iPad. 

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Coaching Baseball Infielders

When coaching baseball,  contests are a great way to teach performance under pressure and to keep interest in practice drills.  Relaying the ball down a line of 3or 4 players or, like in this drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, playing short hop until one misses 3 to 5 times can create excitement and fun. 

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Coaching Baseball Catchers

When Coaching baseball catchers, just like the other positions, it is best to start slowly and make sure they know not only what you want them to, but why. This video from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win,  gives you the basics of how to get started. 

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Coaching Baseball Hitting

When coaching baseball, the first thing a hitting coach needs to check and review is a players grip and stance.  This excerpt from the iBook, “Practice Baseball to Win”, gives the coach and player a quick overview that can be shown at practice on an iPad. 

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Coaching Baseball Batting

Coaching baseball, 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 out […]

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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 […]

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Coaching Baseball Warm up

. When coaching baseball,because running speed is so important for a baseball teams overall performance, it behooves the coach to incorporate skill producing drills into the warm up period.  This high knees drill, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is a good example.

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