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 […]
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 […]
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.
. When coaching baseball, please keep in mind that when doing drills like this, batting tee drill, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, more than 8-10 swings without rest is too much. Fatigue will alter the mechanics you are trying to produce.
When coaching baseball, playing catch to warm up the arm is routine, but seeing this as an opportunity to improve handling and throwing the ball is often overlooked. Doing things repetitively forms habits, so it behooves you to insist on good technique when warming up the arm. Showing this drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to […]
The iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, has practice plans and video of skilled players demonstrating drills that can be shown to players at practice. This hitting drill is a sample.
When coaching baseball players to throw, after introducing the grip it is important that they begin to see how the whole body is involved in making a strong throw. I’ve found that if you start with the fingers and wrists and work back, elbow, shoulder trunk etc., to the feet, most learn faster. This drill from […]
When measuring forces developed in pitching a baseball, it becomes evident that the way one uses the legs, trunk, and glove side arm plays a significant role in taking pressure off of the arm. This is part 1 of a series of videos addressing the measurement of pressures on the arm.