Monthly Archives: April 2020

Coaching Baseball Hitting

Coaching baseball hitting, batting tees are a useful tool to teach players mechanics and where the ball needs to be to hit it hard. Last spring in Arizona, I watched a player, in the cage, hitting the ball hard, but every ball he hit was a ground ball to the shortstop. Hitting it hard is […]

Coaching Baseball Hitting

 When coaching baseball this excerpt from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is an example of how batting tee’s are useful not only for teaching mechanics, but also for the player to learn where the ball has to be for him to hit it hard.  So, to make the tee more useful, move the ball around in […]

Coaching Baseball Situations

There are 5 distinct defensive situations, get the high percentage out, bunt-double play, prevent the double, do or die, and make sure of 1. The more experience players have in each situation the more likely they will react appropriately.  In this regard, situation scrimmages As described in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, are a good tool […]

Coaching Baseball Fundamentals

When coaching baseball, to win games, keep in mind that, a player using good fundamentals to execute routine plays is the key.  Playing fundamentally sound catch, as described here in the video from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, during warm up is a good place to start.

Coaching Baseball Play Catch

When coaching baseball, to win games, keep in mind that, a player using good fundamentals to execute routine plays is the key.  Playing fundamentally sound catch as described in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, during warm up is a good place to start.

Coaching Baseball Infielders

When coaching baseball, at practice, like any other place, standing in line is boring.  Baseball players perfect skills by properly repeating a task until it becomes a habit.  To keep baseball practice interesting and productive creates ways to keep as many players active as possible.  Hitting multiple ground balls, as described in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, […]

Coaching Baseball Infielders

.When coaching baseball, as you prepare and conduct practice and do drills, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, like, 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 get the […]

Coaching Baseball Throwing

When coaching baseball, keep in mind that throwing errors are, 9 times out of ten, caused by players rushing the throw and throwing from an unbalanced position. This drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, will help emphasize and practice getting into the power position before making a throw.

Coaching Baseball Pitchers

After using film and video to measure movement rates and direction change in pitchers mechanics, I have found that the injured pitchers I have measured produce more stress on the injured parts than the guys that survived long careers.  If you have a youngster under your care please consider the points made in the linked videos.