Monthly Archives: July 2020

Baseball Practice Planning

 When planning baseball practice, the group work portion of your baseball practice organization, combining drills like this from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, will keep more players active.  Standing in line needs to be kept to a minimum.

Coaching Baseball Running

 When coaching baseball fundamentals, running technique should not be overlooked. According to the track coaches I have consulted, one of the biggest flaws they see in baseball players running mechanics is their arm swing.  So when coaching baseball, it is important that this drill, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, be included in the warm […]

Planning Baseball Practice

 When planning baseball practice, the group work portion of your baseball practice organization, combining drills like this from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, will keep more players active.  Standing in line needs to be kept to a minimum. 

Coaching Baseball Catchers

When coaching baseball, teaching catchers to block balls in the dirt can be difficult.  It defies logic, or commonsense, that one would block a pitch with his body.  So, when doing drills like this from the iBook, Practice Baseball to win, start slowly with an explanation of the fundamentals and then proceed at a very comfortable pace.  

Coaching Baseball Throwing

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 […]

Coaching Baseball Catchers

When coaching baseball, keep in mind that most players are visual learners.  The Ibook, Practice Baseball to Win, has video of over a hundred drills, like this one for catchers, to show at practice on your tablet.

Coaching Baseball Hitting

Coaching baseball, 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, as described in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, make the tee more useful, by moving the ball around in the strike zone and even a bit […]

Coaching Baseball Play Catch

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 Throwing

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, “Clap Drill,” from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is a good start.