Our baseball practice plan is 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 like this to cover more in less time […]
When coaching baseball, keep in mind that when practicing a precision skill like hitting, fatigue is a killer. For example, when taking batting practice, after 8 or maybe 10 swings by an in shape player, fatigue will change the mechanics and timing. It is best to rotate 2, or even 3, to provide some rest […]
When 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, to make the tee more useful, move the ball around in the strike zone, and even a bit out of it, to […]
When coaching baseball catchers it is super important that you start slowly and make sure they understand, review and practice the basic fundamentals. The linked video will provide a review.
When coaching baseball, after introducing the grip to players learning to throw, it is important that they begin to see how the whole body is involved. The fingers and wrists play an important role. To get the feel of how they work, isolate the wrist and apply the force with the fingers and wrist directly […]
When coaching baseball hitters, after a through coverage of grip and stance, a good way to get the player’s swing on plane is to practice using a tee with one hand. It seems to work better if you start with the bottom hand, proceed to top hand, and then swing with the top hand on […]
When coaching baseball hitters, the first place to start, and review often, is with the grip and stance.
Went by a youth league baseball practice yesterday and saw 3 guys participating in a drill and 15 standing around waiting for their turn. Time is valuable and standing around is boring. So when organizing baseball practice, try to do more than one thing at a time to get more done and keep interest high. […]