Monthly Archives: December 2020

Coaching Baseball Throwing

When coaching baseball, after introducing the grip to players learning to throw the baseball, it is important that they begin to see how to involve the whole body in making a strong throw. The role of the fingers and wrist is often overlooked. To get the feel for how they work, isolate the wrist and […]

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

When coaching baseball hitting, it is important to explain why the mechanics you’re trying to develop are important. This video is, part 1 of two, of a talk to a high school team pointing out why good hitters do what they do. Find more practice ideas and drills in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win.

Coaching Baseball Practice

When coaching baseball it is a challenge to keep players in a goal seeking activity for as much time as possible.  Combining activity on different areas of the field will help avoid players standing around waiting or in line.  Here is one example, and you can find others in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win.

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 Base Running

When coaching baseball, creating experience in each situation is key.  Explaining what to do is a necessary first, but actually experience is the only way to really learn.  For example one of the rules for tagging up is to tag only if you are intending to advance. When you tag, and when you take a lead to […]

Coaching Baseball Infielders

When coaching baseball, especially with younger players, it is essential that the fundamentals of fielding ground balls be established before they are exposed to even medium speed fungos.  Time spent to let them gain confidence by using a comfortable pace will be rewarded.  Failure and fear can destroy a young player, so please keep the pace well […]

Coaching Baseball Hitting

When coaching baseball, the first thing a hitting coach needs to check and review often is a players grip and stance.  This video from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, gives the coach and player a quick overview.  

Coaching Baseball Fundamentals

When coaching baseball, keep in mind that almost all players will try to copy what they see. The problem here is, if you try to demonstrate a skill or drill, you have to be good enough to do it properly, because they will attempt to do what they see.  This is the reason for the ibook, […]