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, instruction like, those in the linked video are for practice. During games instruction relating to how to fundamentals are more distraction than help. For example, shouting at a hitter to keep your head down, elbow up or down, swing level (probably the dumbest) etc. will keep the hitter from the task at […]
When coaching baseball hitting it is important that the player not only understand what he is trying to do, but also why. In this video, I try to explain to a high school team a few of the reasons why things like getting on plane early and staying on the plane of the pitch gives […]
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.
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, a scrimmage gives you live repetitions, review of situations, gets everyone involved, is competitive, and fun. A bunt scrimmage 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 you become comfortable playing with competition. .
When coaching baseball, covering specific plays in the infield, you can keep more people involved if you work on different plays at the same time. Here is an example that will help get more done in less time.
Coaching baseball, when doing drills, the time allotted on your priority list for practice should not be compromised, even if it is not going well. Extending one drill will ultimately shorten or eliminate the time planned for another. Even if you are frustrated by the effort at the time, go on with your time allotted […]
When coaching baseball, especially with younger players, it is essential that the fundamentals of fielding ground balls be established before they are exposed to even medium speed fungos. Time spent to let them gain confidence by using a comfortable pace will be rewarded. Failure and fear can destroy a young player, so please keep the […]