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.
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.
When organizing baseball practice, it is suggested that the section of practice we call, 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 one from the iBook, Practice […]
After coaching baseball pitchers for many years and using film and video to measure movement rates and direction change in pitchers mechanics, I have found that injured pitchers produce more stress on the injured parts than the guys I’ve measured that survived long careers. If you are coaching baseball pitchers, and have a youngster under your […]
For more efficient baseball practice, covering specific plays in the infield, you can keep more people involved if you work on different plays at the same time. Here is an example from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, that will help get more done in less time.
When coaching baseball, please keep in mind that when teaching a physical skill, repetition is the key to making the movements a habit, so working as many repetitions into the practice makes sense. The problem is making sure, as much as you can, that the reps are what you want. Playing catch is no exception and […]
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 within […]
When coaching baseball, teaching the players to play catch is a high priority and not as easy as it sounds. As outlined in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, we use the phrase, step, catch; step throw creates an image, or rhythm, that can get results.
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 […]
Coaching baseball, especially working with younger, or converting a player to be a catcher, it is super important to start slowly and make sure they understand the fundamentals. This exercise from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is a good place to start.