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Coaching Baseball Throwing

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When coaching baseball throwing, the grip is important and probably the most often overlooked.  Start with an explanation and do a “grip check” regularly.  This video from the IBook, Practice Baseball to Win, covers, grip check, and is step 1 in a series covering the basics.

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Coaching Baseball Base Running

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When coaching baseball the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, will help with practice plans and base running fundamentals like when to tag up and when to take a lead in response to fly balls.

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Coaching Baseball Infielders

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When coaching baseball, it is suggested that the section of practice outlined in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, called, Individual, last about 20 minutes and include at least 2 different drills.  We’ve found with college players that concentration diminishes after 6-8 minutes.  With younger players you might want to do three different drills.  A little competition with this […]

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Coaching Baseball Hitting

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When coaching baseball hitters, the first place to start, and review often, is with the grip and stance.  This video from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, covers the basics.

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Coaching Baseball Infielders

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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, we call the “clap drill.”  

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Coaching Baseball Catch & Throw

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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. Drills like this, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, are a key.  

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Coaching Baseball Hitting

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When coaching baseball we most always, when using a tee to teach swinging the bat, have them hit the ball into a net or in a cage.  Players can learn mechanics and where the ball needs to be to hit it hard, but they have little feel for where it’s going.  To follow Wee Willie Keeler’s advice […]

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Coaching Baseball Warm Up

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When coaching baseball it is important to use your time efficiently. Warm up time should be used as a teaching opportunity. At U.C. Davis we incorporated a group of sprint drills provided by our track coach, Jon Vochatzer. This is one of several, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, that Jon suggested.

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Coaching Baseball Infielders

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When coaching baseball, to save time and get more done, combine infield drills that don’t overlap field space.  Here is an example here is one example from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win.

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Coaching Baseball

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When coaching baseball fundamentals, running technique should not be overlooked. According to the track coaches I have consulted, one of the biggest flaws they see in baseball players running mechanics is their arm swing.  So when coaching baseball, it is important that this drill, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, be included in the warm […]

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