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 […]
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 […]
When coaching baseball players to swing the bat, using the batting tee as shown in this video from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, on the field, will give the players a chance to see where they need to hit the ball for each position in the strike zone. Just hitting the baseball into a net gives […]
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.
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 demonstrated in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, during warm up is a good place to start.
When coaching baseball, keep in mind that, to throw a baseball with power and accuracy, the grip is first and most important. Therefore it behooves a dedicated fundamentally oriented baseball coach to do periodic grip checks as described in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win.
I have been exploring the stresses on pitchers arms for a long time. What I’m seeing is that a pitchers mechanics can have a significant impact on the amount of stress exerted on the parts of the arm and shoulder that are breaking down. This is part two in a series of videos I’m using to explain […]
When coaching baseball, contests are a great way to teach performance under pressure and to keep interest in practice drills. Relaying the ball down a line of 3or 4 players or as shown in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, playing short hop until one misses 3 to 5 times can create excitement and fun.