Monthly Archives: May 2016

Coaching Baseball Practice

Pocket

When coaching baseball, organizing phase 3 of practice, group work, it is important to keep as many players active as possible. Standing in line needs to be kept to a minimum. This group work drill is an example. https://youtu.be/gvdFACY4UcI, others can be found at, com

Pocket

Coaching baseball

Pocket

When coaching baseball keep in mind that most baseball players are visual learners and will practice what they see. The ibook, Practice Baseball to Win, gives you the opportunity, at practice, to show good players, with your ipad, doing more than 100 drills. The Batting tee, drill and others are in the Apple bookstore.

Pocket

Coaching baseball

Pocket

Reiterating my pet peeve regarding standing in line during baseball practice, yesterday I went by a little league practice where two of the coaches were doing the softly rolled ground ball drill, Softly rolled ground ball drill and having the players throw the ball one group to first and the other to second. This was […]

Pocket

Coaching baseball-Practice plans

Post Image
Pocket

When coaching baseball, to run a practice that keeps players active and interested, one needs as much help as can be found. One coach/player would not be too much. The down side to this is that it takes time to plan and organize each practice. The iBook, available in the Apple bookstore, offers suggestions, plans, […]

Pocket

Pocket

Yesterday while watching a AAA baseball game I saw a shortstop and centerfielder collide chasing a pop fly. So, when coaching baseball at any level, reviewing 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 […]

Pocket

Coaching baseball-Safety First

Pocket

Yesterday while watching a AAA baseball game I saw a shortstop and centerfielder collide chasing a pop fly. So, when coaching baseball at any level, reviewing 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 […]

Pocket

Pocket

When coaching baseball, a good and fun situation scrimmage is to play the last inning with different score situations, tied, one ahead, etc. For example, with a two run lead and a runner on second base the defense is playing prevent the double. Outfielders have to be aware that they don’t try to throw the […]

Pocket

Coaching Baseball-Practice Plans

Pocket

There are 5 distinct defensive situations, get the high percentage out, bunt-double play, prevent the double, do or die, and make sure of 1. The more experience players have in each situation the more likely they will react appropriately. In this regard, situation scrimmages are a good tool for the offence as well as the […]

Pocket

Coaching Baseball-Fundamentals

Pocket
Pocket