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Fast Pace & Variety for a Winning Baseball Practice

When coaching baseball, practice, in order to keep players interested and motivated must be fast paced and meaningful. A variety of drills like this excerpt from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, that should last no more than 10 minutes, go a long way toward producing a well-coached team. 

Coaching Baseball Throwing-Emphasize legs Maximize results

When coaching baseball, getting players to use their legs and trunk to throw is a challenge. This drill will help players get the feel of getting their hips turned. This drill is one of several from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, that will help.

Conduct active, fast paced, baseball practice to win more

Went by a baseball practice yesterday and saw 3 guys participating in a drill and 15 standing around waiting for their turn.  Time is valuable and standing around is boring. Try to do more than one thing at a time to get more done and keep interest high.  Here’s an example from the iBook, Practice Baseball to […]

Coaching Baseball-Win by practicing the finish

When coaching baseball you will find that helping players deal with the anxiety of finishing the game is often a problem.  To practice finishing the game we found a one or two inning scrimmage, starting in the 8th or 9th inning, score tied, or with a one run difference, to be both productive and fun.  This video from the […]

Baseball Outfield Coordination Drills=Wins and Safety

 As outlined in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, 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 […]

Coaching Baseball-Cover all Situations

 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 […]

Practice Baseball to Win, iBook for winning baseball coaching

As Head Baseball Coach at the University of California, Davis, I became increasingly concerned about the status of youth baseball. Over 70% of young players quit before the age of 13. Since retiring, I have channeled this feeling and the result is an iBook, “Practice Baseball to Win”.  It’s purpose is to help coaches save time and make practice […]

Practice Baseball to Win, iBook

When coaching baseball, having the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, along with practice plans and fundamental checkpoints, gives you the opportunity to show skilled players, with your iPad, doing drills like this hitting video, during practice.

Practice baseball to Win, ibook/ coaches

When coaching baseball keep in mind that a scrimmage gives you live repetitions, review of situations, gets everyone involved, is competitive, and fun.  A bunt scrimmage, as described in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is no exception.  Put a runner on base, if the batter gets the runner over, let him come back and drive him […]

Coaching Baseball Catchers-Start slowly with the basics

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, is one of several we use periodically as a review of the basics.