Monthly Archives: August 2020

Coaching Baseball Bunt Game

 When coaching baseball keep in mind that a scrimmage gives you live repetitions, review of situations, gets everyone involved, is competitive, and fun.  A bunt scrimmage, as described 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 […]

Coaching Baseball Pitches

When coaching baseball pitchers, given the incidence of arm problems being so high, a look at mechanics is in order.  We have used video to measure acceleration rates and the stress on joints created by sudden direction change to ascertain that the injured pitchers, of which we have been able to find useable video, all create […]

Planning Baseball Practice

When planning baseball practice, please keep in mind that nothing is more boring as standing in line.  So, keep it to a minimum. This group work drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is an example that can help.

Coaching Baseball Catch & Throw

 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, is an example. We call […]

Coaching Baseball Throwing

 When coaching baseball throwing, this drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, helps the player get the feel of getting the hips and trunk into the process is the one we call, knee to ground.

Coaching Baseball Outfielders

When coaching baseball, please don’t neglect your outfielders communication.  Like in the infield, start slowly and make sure they know not only how to handle the ball, but to communicate. We’ve found that the verbal, “ball” is easy to say and hear.  The first to see he can make the play yells, ball, ball, ball, and the […]

Coaching Baseball Catch & Throw

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 a ball.  This drill, we call the, “clap drill,” is from the iBook, Practice Baseball to […]

Coaching Baseball Catchers

When Coaching baseball catchers, just like the other positions, it is best to start slowly and make sure they know not only what you want them to, but why. The video linked here, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, gives you the basics of how to get started.