The more I coached baseball; the more we used a situation scrimmage to finish practice. When coaching baseball, place a runner on first, no outs, etc. Because finishing the game is often a problem, playing a 1 or 2 inning game with game tied, or one team being ahead 1 or 2 runs, is productive and […]
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.
.When coaching baseball, as you prepare and conduct practice and do drills like this from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, hitting mechanics or group work, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that your players self image, confidence, and trust in himself is tremendously more important than the exact technique he uses to […]
.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 pace well within […]
When coaching baseball, it is suggested that the section of practice outlined in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, called, 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 […]
In phase 3 of practice, group work, as outlined in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, it is important to keep as many players active as possible. Standing in line needs to be kept to a minimum. This group work drill is an example.
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. This, “Clap Drill,” from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is a good start.
When coaching baseball keep in mind that scientists say that learning is specific to the task. That means, for example, THE WAY TO LEARN TO BUNT LIVE PITCHING IS TO BUNT LIVE PITCHING. Therefore, when you practice bunting as this example from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, in a live scrimmage, you are not only teaching […]
When coaching baseball, keep in mind that, to throw a baseball with power and accuracy, the grip is first and most important. Therefore it behooves a dedicated fundamentally oriented baseball coach to do periodic grip checks as described in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win.