Monthly Archives: August 2019

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 one example from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win.

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Coaching Baseball

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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 this drill, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, be included in the warm […]

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Coaching Baseball Infielders

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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 […]

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Coaching Baseball

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When coaching baseball it is important to establish 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 the plate than the […]

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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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Coaching Baseball Throwing

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When coaching baseball, after introducing the grip to players learning to throw the baseball, it is important that they begin to see how the whole body is involved in making a strong throw.  This drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, shows how the fingers and wrists play an important role. To get the feel of […]

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Coaching Baseball-Bunt Coverage

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.When coaching baseball, a scrimmage creates live repetitions, a review of situations, gets everyone involved, is competitive, and fun.  A bunt scrimmage, as described in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, 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 players become comfortable […]

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Coaching Baseball Picks & Rundowns

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Went by a baseball practice yesterday and saw 3 guys participating in a drill and 15 standing around waiting for their turn.  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 from the iBook, Practice Baseball to […]

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Coaching Baseball Hitting

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When coaching baseball, instruction like this from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, are for practice.  During games instruction relating to how to do 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 […]

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