Monthly Archives: March 2021

Coaching

When coaching baseball, batting tee drills like this one from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, 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, to make the tee more useful, move the ball around in the strike […]

Coaching Baseball Catch&Throw

When coaching baseball, having players play catch to warm up the arm is routine, but it is often overlooked as an opportunity to practice handling and throwing the ball with a purpose.  Doing things repetitively forms habits, and unless movement repeated correctly, you get what you practice.  So, insist on good technique when warming up the arm.  Here is […]

Coaching Baseball Infielders

 When coaching baseball infielders, 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 […]

Coaching Baseball Pickoffs & Rundowns

When coaching baseball, one of the most important things you can do is make practice as tension free and fun as possible. Keep in mind that the game is hard to play and patience may be your most important virtue.  For instance, when doing pick offs and rundowns, like this drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball […]

iBook for Coaching Baseball

When coaching baseball, instruction from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is for practice.  During games instruction relating to how to fundamentals are more distraction than help. For example, shouting at a hitter to keep your head down, elbow up or down, swing level (probably the dumbest) etc. will keep the hitter from the task at […]

Coaching Baseball iBook for Coaches

When coaching baseball, using drills like this from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, you can protect your credibility, when doing drills like ground balls, by never ever saying, “it doesn’t hurt,” or “don’t be afraid”.  Number one, it does hurt, and they will know you are either a liar, or naïve.  And number two, you have […]