Monthly Archives: March 2019

Coaching Baseball Infielders

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 Baseball Coaches, protect your credibility.  When doing drills like this, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, never ever say, “it doesn’t hurt,” or “don’t be afraid”.  Number one, it does hurt and they will know you are either a liar, or naïve.  And number two, you have to be brain dead not to have some fear.  Fear of pain, […]

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Coaching Baseball Throwing

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When coaching baseball throwing,the point in my previous post was that addressing grip and stance should be the starting point in developing hitters, here too the grip is key to developing throwing skills.  The video linked here, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, gives you the checkpoints that should be reviewed on a regular basis. 

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Coaching Baseball Throwing

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When coaching baseball, keep in mind that throwing errors are, 9 times out of ten, caused by players rushing the throw and throwing from an unbalanced position. This drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, will help emphasize and practice getting into the power position before making a throw.

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Coaching Baseball Infielders

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When coaching baseball, to save time and get more done, combine infield drills that don’t overlap field space.  Here is an example here is an example from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win.

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Coaching Baseball Run Downs

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When coaching baseball, one of the most important things you can do is make practice as tension free and fun as possible. Keep in mind that the game is hard to play and patience may be your most important virtue.  For instance, when doing pick offs and rundowns, like this drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball […]

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Coaching Baseball

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We emphasize in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, that when coaching baseball one of the major components of a player’s value to the team’s success is his ability to play catch. I’ve never seen a practice where players didn’t play catch as part of the warm up process. The problem is that you rarely see players, […]

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Coaching Baseball Infielders

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Coaching baseball, when working on specific plays in the infield, you can keep more people involved if you work on different plays at the same time. Here is one example from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, that will help get more done in less time.

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Coaching Baseball Pop Up Priority

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When coaching baseball, 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 priority. Periodic practice here is a must.  This drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is one of the ways to practice.

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Coaching Baseball Hitting

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When coaching baseball, the first thing a hitting coach needs to check and review is a players grip and stance.  This excerpt from the iBook, “Practice Baseball to Win”, gives the coach and player a quick overview that can be shown at practice on an iPad. 

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