When coaching baseball, keep in mind that when learning a physical skill, repetition is the key to making the movements a habit, so working as many repetitions into the practice makes sense. The problem is making sure, as much as you can, that the reps are what you want. Playing catch is no exception and it […]
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.
Our baseball practice plan is organized into 5 sections, warm up, individual skills, group coordination, team organization, and conditioning. Keeping players active and avoiding standing around is challenging especially during group 3, group coordination. In this 20 to 30 minute session we combine 2 to 3 drills like this from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, to […]
When coaching baseball throwing, the grip is important and probably the most often overlooked. Start with an explanation and do a “grip check” regularly. This video from the IBook, Practice Baseball to Win, covers, grip check, and is step 1 in a series covering the basics.
When coaching baseball the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, will help with practice plans and base running fundamentals like when to tag up and when to take a lead in response to fly balls.
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 […]
When coaching baseball hitters, the first place to start, and review often, is with the grip and stance. This video from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, covers the basics.
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 drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, we call the “clap drill.”
When coaching baseball, if you want to win, quit worrying about it, and concentrate on the basic fundamentals. You’ll be surprised how many more games you win when you spend your time teaching players to catch, throw, run and swing the bat. Drills like this, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, are a key.