When coaching baseball, scrimmage gives you live repetitions, review of situations, gets everyone involved, is competitive, and fun. A bunt scrimmage as outlined 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 you become […]
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 infielders to pick up ground balls, it is essential that you make sure they know the position they need to be in before you even roll them a ball. This drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is a good starter and should be reviewed periodically.
When coaching baseball, keep in mind that execution of the basic fundamentals trumps any amount of strategy that might be concocted. Spending time on teaching and using drills like this footwork exercise from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, will pay off in wins.
You can teach baseball hitting mechanics with drills like this, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, Soft toss, but learning to hit takes time at bat against pitching that is trying to get you out. The more I coached in college the more time we spent scrimmaging. Three at bats per player was the goal.
When coaching baseball, because running speed is so important for a baseball teams overall performance, it behooves the coach to incorporate skill producing drills into the warm up period. This high knees drill, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is a good example.
When coaching baseball, addressing grip and stance is the starting point in developing hitters. It is also key to developing throwing skills. The video linked here from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, gives you the checkpoints for a grip check that should be reviewed on a regular basis. For younger players a review every practice with constant […]
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.
When coaching baseball throwing, getting the players to use their trunk and legs is a challenge. I’ve found that using this knee to ground drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is helpful in getting players to feel how the rotation of the hips, and trunk, help to accelerate the hand and ball.