Watch as Coach Bryan Conger explains that if players are going to be successful they can’t make excuses and, as a coach, you can’t accept them. Complaining goes in conjunction with making excuses and both […]
Watch as Coach Jason Crain explains, and an infielder demonstrates fielding backhand and forehand grounders. The average time from home to first base is 4 to 4.5 seconds so it is key that the infielder […]
Watch as Coach Austin Wates explains how he uses Fall practice to determine if he needs to give his hitters a two-strike approach. The most common approach is to expand the zone by extending another […]
By: Coach Mickey Marley Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning Previously, I shared that my daddy was a professional cowboy in Texas. Kid Marley had many clever sayings related to his […]
Watch as Coach Sean Kenny discusses, and a player demonstrates this knee pinch drill to help pitchers develop efficient arm movement and rhythm with their foot strike.
Watch as Coach Rusty Stroupe discusses his baserunning rules for 2nd to 3rd base and explains the one scenario where you are allowed to break the rules.
Stephen Mackey gives an interesting take on how today’s generation always asking ‘why?’ can make your coaches better. When coaches communicate, they should always start with ‘yes’ and not ‘no’. If you start with ‘no’, […]
Watch as Coach Billy Boyer explains, and infielders demonstrate using the action and pivot circles when the short stop is executing a double play. The infielder approaches the bag at full speed and starts to […]
Watch as Coach Blaze Lambert explains, and a catcher demonstrates these hip mobility band stretches. This is an everyday pre-practice circuit that involves three different stretches used on both legs for about 10-15 seconds. This […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics The old saying that “it’s not what you know but who you know” doesn’t always hold true, but having […]
Watch as John Smoltz discusses how baseball is changing, but the role and impact of the coach will never change. He reviews his experiences with coaches from youth through professional baseball.
Watch as Jeff Janssen discusses defining commitment with your athletes and obtaining their feedback. It is important to question where they feel their commitment level is in regards to practice, social life, and acceptance of their […]
Watch as Coach Noah Sanders discusses how creating a fun and exciting training environment for your athletes can help to increase buy-in and motivate them to be successful.
Watch as Coach Sean Kenny discusses a pitcher’s spin efficiency and how he uses plastic ring (that he gets off eBay in a pack for about $14) to teach elite athletes efficiency during a pre-throw […]
Watch as Coach Matt Lisle explains that the best time to squeeze is when the opponent least expects it. The following game situations are reviewed: runner on 3rd with less than 2 outs and the […]
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Confidence is a very fragile thing, and it certainly is something that has to start with your mental approach and your ability […]
Watch as Coach explains, and catchers demonstrate their daily practice throwing sequence. The catchers use a ladder to work on footwork motion, momentum, and direction for throws to 2nd base. They also work with connection […]
Watch as Todd explains the impact that digital distractions have on today’s athletes. He will discuss in detail how the following factors impact a team dynamic and make teaching, in general, more difficult. What is […]
Watch as Coach Justin Scali discusses, and players demonstrate their verbal system for controlling the running game and why the focus is not on getting outs.
Watch as Coach explains and shows practice clips of his daily fundamental drills for infielders. They start with 3 different knee barehand drills for 10 minutes. Getting to their feet, the infielders will now work […]
Watch as Coach explains, and catchers demonstrate these pop-up drills. Coach starts with pop-ups in a bunting situation then moves on to a man-in-the-middle drill. The middle catcher must use one hand to make the […]
By: Todd Guilliams Originally Published in: High-Scoring Baseball Provided by: Human Kinetics Know how many outs there are. The stakes are magnified because you are only 90 feet (27.4 m) from scoring a run. Have […]
Watch as Coach Kerrick Jackson discusses, and players demonstrate this 360 fly ball drill to practice tracking a ball and making an explosive movement in the right direction.
Pitchers should throw more often with less effort. Coach wants his pitchers to do drills off the mound in game-like situations. The more you cover situations in practice the more your pitchers will thrive under […]
Watch as Coach Robert Ruiz explains focal points: internal cues vs external cues. Coach does not talk a lot about mechanics, but places more emphasis on external focal points.
Watch as Coach explains that players do not care about the resume or past of their coach, they care about the NOW. He recommends ‘leaving your resume in the office’ and focusing on your current […]
Watch as Coach explains that the main reason he calls pitches is that he has way more information than the catcher will ever have. He allows his pitchers to change the pitch call whenever they […]
Watch as Coach explains and shows examples of report cards that coaches can give to their pitchers after a game. The form can be generated and sent to players, so that they have a visual […]
By: Alan Stein, Jr. Originally Published in: Raise Your Game Confidence comes from an understanding of your own agency, your own influence, and your own ability to make things happen. Bob Rotella is a sports […]
Watch as Coach Alex Sogard discusses 3 things that are necessary for building a successful pitcher that require no skill on the mound.