Monthly Archives: June 2020

Coaching Baseball Organization

When coaching baseball, the practice plan, outlined in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, 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 […]

Coaching Baseball Throwing

 In a T.V. movie the other night a guy told a kid he needed a proper grip to throw the baseball.  That’s true, but the grip he demonstrated was marginal.  So when coaching baseball, I would begin practice, especially with younger players, often with a grip check as described here from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win.

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Coaching Baseball Infielders

 When coaching baseball, keep in mind that baseball 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, […]

Coaching Baseball Practice Time

 Coaching baseball, when doing drills like this from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, the time allotted on your priority list for practice should not be compromised, even if it is not going well.  Extending one drill will ultimately shorten or eliminate the time planned for another. Even if you are frustrated by the effort at […]

Coaching Baseball Pop Up Priority

When coaching baseball, who takes a pop up demands constant work. 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 catcher, so […]

Coaching Baseball Hitting

 When coaching baseball, please keep in mind that when doing batting tee drills like this from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, more than 8-10 swings without rest is too many. Fatigue will alter the mechanics you are trying to ingrain. 

Coaching Baseball Hitting

When coaching baseball, please keep in mind that a big part of becoming a good baseball hitter is having an idea why the mechanics you’re trying to develop are what you want. This video is, part 1 of two, of a talk to a high school team pointing out some of the advantages of what a good […]

Coaching Baseball iBook

 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. 

Coaching Baseball Hitting

When coaching baseball, please keep in mind that a big part of becoming a good baseball hitter is having an idea why the mechanics you’re trying to develop are what you want. This video is, part 1 of two, of a talk to a high school team pointing out some of the advantages of what a good […]