Monthly Archives: April 2017

Baseball Practice Organization

When coaching baseball, to avoid players standing around and being bored during practice, it is important to incorporate as many drills as possible in the space available. This is one of 16 drills we used to both save time and keep players interested.

Coaching Baseball-Tag Up?

When coaching baseball, creating experience in each situation is key. Explaining what to do is a necessity, but actually experience is the only way to really learn. For example, one of the rules for tagging up is to tag only if you are intending to advance. When to tag, and when to take a lead […]

Coaching Baseball-Fundamentals

When coaching baseball, if you want to win, quite worrying about it, and concentrate on the basic fundamentals. You may be surprised how many more games you win when you spend a good percentage of your time teaching them to catch, throw, run and swing the bat. Drills like this are a key.

Coaching Baseball-Pop up priority

When coaching baseball, make sure they know, and practice who takes a pop up? This play can lead to embarrassment or worse, serious injury. The basic key is that the player who lines up the greatest distance from the plate takes charge and handles the play. For example the 3rd baseman lines up farther from […]

Coaching Baseball Fundamentals

When coaching baseball, keep in mind that execution of the basic fundamentals trumps any amount of strategy that might be concocted. Spending time on teaching and using drills like this footwork exercise will pay off in wins.#Coachingbaseball

Coaching Baseball-Infielders

When coaching baseball, we suggest that the second section of practice we call, Individual, last about 20 minutes and include at least 2 different drills. 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 competition with this one will add […]

Coaching Baseball-Play 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 […]

Coaching Baseball-Pitching

When coaching baseball young pitchers, please consider our continuing effort to identify and measure the differences between pitchers who have had arm surgery and those who exhibit less stress. A look at the Yankee’s Tanaka, who has had two operations, is a good example.

Coaching Baseball-Catch & Throw

When coaching baseball, ball exchange, especially with younger players, sounds simple but is a difficult combination of moves to coordinate. You can save a lot of time by getting the feel of the hands and feet working together by starting without the ball. We call it the, “clap drill.”