In this Baseball Coaches Insider | 10-Minute Clinic, Kevin Soine of South Mountain Community College demonstrates the vision, presentation, blocking, and throwing drills he uses with his team in Phoenix, Arizona. Drills and Concepts Covered […]
Watch as Coach explains, and catchers demonstrate two exchange drills. Cornflakes is a recovery drill that starts in the blocking position and emphasizes the catcher getting up fast and looking for the next play. Rice […]
Watch as Coach Jeff Gregory discusses, and players demonstrate this inside tee drill to help athletes stay in line with the ball and get their hands out in front.
Watch as Coach discusses working on the small details every day. If you do them right, you have a chance to win but overlook them, you have a chance to lose. He will explain in […]
Watch as Coach Sean Kenny explains that he wants his pitchers to get away from working on mechanics when they throw and instead focus on mechanics in their prep movements before they throw. Coach will […]
Dr. Josie Nicholson of Ole Miss Athletics discusses today’s technology and how it can have a negative effect on an individual athlete’s mental health. She explains that the world of sport is a world of […]
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Be hard on them when you win, and love them when you lose.” – Unknown Years ago, I read this quote in […]
Watch as Coach Chris Ermis explains, and players demonstrate this pitcher’s 3-6-1 fielding drill. The pitcher will simulate a pitch to home as the coach hits a grounder to the 1st baseman. The pitcher must […]
Watch as Coach Eric Borba describes how his relationship with parents has evolved from not wanting to deal with them to working hard to develop relationships. Parents are involved in the booster club, parent/coach pizza […]
Watch as Coach Steve Dintaman explains how he uses signage in the dugout to help reinforce his message and to motivate and focus his team
Watch as Coach Deskaheh Bomberry explains one way he develops the mental game by engaging his athletes through technology.
Watch as Coach Ryan Aguayo explains, and infielders demonstrate fielding a slow roller groundball with two hands. Many players want to field the slow roller with one hand, but this drill helps build confidence in […]
Watch as Chet Scott explains the ‘leadership is influence’ concept, and that you know you are a leader if you have followers. If you are going to lead and influence your players, it would be […]
Hazing in Athletics: A Culture that the Realm of Athletics and Coaching May Unknowingly Contribute To! By: Rick Farnham, Retired AD – University of Vermont Athletics have always professed that “sports build character,” but it […]
Watch as Coach Todd Coburn explains that a major problem for catchers is turning their hand down during the throw exchange. They are getting the ball out of the bottom of the mitt instead of […]
Watch as Coach Johnny Cardenas explains, and players demonstrate this 3-plate drill where catchers align themselves to the left and right of the plate to practice catching pitches outside of their midline.
Watch as Coach Noah Sanders demonstrates this isolated hip rotation drill to help hitters create separation between their upper and lower body.
Watch as Coach Rusty Stroupe explains how he wants his runners to go on all dirt balls except the ones right in front of the catcher. Coach states that 90% of runners who take off […]
Watch as Coach Justin Swenson explains and shows practice video of this 2-bag baserunning drill. They use 2 bags at 1st base so multiple runners get reps, jumps, and reads. Baserunners work on the pitcher’s […]
Watch as Coach Brendan Eygabroat answers a question on who calls the pitches during a game. As a former catcher, he has called the pitches with the catchers using Own the Zone wristbands. Recently, their […]
By: Mike Roberts Originally Published in: Baserunning Provided by: Human Kinetics Once a runner arrives at second base, he has a freedom not available at first or third. Even though a throw from the pitcher […]
Watch as Coach Mike Bell discusses the changeup and shows examples of the grips for the circle change, split/fosh, 3 finger and the BP fastball.
Watch as Coach Mike Deegan explains that if you really want to influence players it is not about data or proper launch angle but about developing the players’ trust. The ability to be honest with […]
Watch as Coach Todd Coburn explains, and a catcher demonstrates using different footwork techniques depending on pitch and batter location.
Watch as Coach Devan Ahart explains, and outfielders demonstrate fielding balls hit to either side. The outfielder on a ball hit to the right side wants to open up to their deep angle and make […]
Seth Greenberg explains that building your culture takes time. Culture is not a sign or saying but how you live every day and how you carry yourself. It involves being consistent and setting expectations and […]
By: Todd Guilliams Originally Published in: High-Scoring Baseball Provided by: Human Kinetics The count plays an important role in determining whether the hitter achieves a quality at-bat. “It is central to the question of situational […]
Watch as Coach Mark Martinez answers a question on cuts and relays. Individually they work on footwork in their throwing progression and every other long toss simulates a rhythm throw on a relay. Infielders are […]
Watch as Coach Blake Allen discusses, and a player demonstrates this weighted ball warmup series that forces catchers to overexaggerate wrist and glove movement.
Watch as Coach discusses mental toughness and how the term is valued and used a lot but has no clear definition. He states how critical it is that definitions are consistent within an organization so […]