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, […]
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 other yells […]
When coaching baseball, as outlined in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, 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 […]
In a T.V. movie last night a guy told a kid he needed a proper grip to throw the ball well. That’s true, but the grip he demonstrated was marginal. So when coaching baseball, I would begin practice fairly often with a grip check as described in this video from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win.
When coaching baseball fundamentals, 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 […]
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. Using throwing drills like this, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is […]
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.
When coaching baseball, as you prepare and conduct practice doing glove drills, like this one from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, or group work, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that your players self image, confidence, and trust in himself is tremendously more important than the exact technique he […]