When coaching baseball hitters, it is often difficult to get them to understand that there are advantages and disadvantages for each position in the batters box. A good way to make the point is to use the tee on the field and move it around in the strike zone to find the different points of […]
Went by a baseball practice yesterday and saw 3 guys participating in a drill and 15 standing around waiting for their turn. When coaching Baseball, time is valuable and standing around is boring. Try to do more than one thing at a time to get more done and keep interest high. Here’s an example. #Coaching […]
Who takes a pop up? When coaching baseball, 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 the plate than the catcher, so […]
When coaching baseball fundamentals, running technique should not be overlooked. According to the track coaches I have consulted, one of the biggest flaws they see in baseball players running mechanics is their arm swing. So when coaching baseball, it is important that these drills be included in the warm up section of practice.
When coaching baseball catchers, just like with other positions, it’s best to start in the beginning by slowly covering the basic fundamentals, and then especially with younger guys, you should, review frequently.
When coaching baseball, keep in mind that almost all players will try to copy what they see. The problem here is, if you try to demonstrate a skill or drill, you have to be good enough to do it properly, because they will attempt to do what they see. This is the reason for the […]
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.”
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. The video linked here gives you the basics of how to get started.