Watch as Coach Rusty Stroupe discusses his biggest pet peeve when it comes to baserunning and shares a couple rules related to bunt scenarios.
Watch as Coach Andy Schatzley explains, and infielders demonstrate this med ball ground balls drill that emphasizes posture, stability, and leg strength. This is a 3 to 4 set drill in which the med ball […]
Watch as Coach answers a question about his coaching points for rundowns. He believes in zero throws by running down the baserunner and making the tag. He emphasizes that whoever has the ball must run […]
Watch as Coach explains, and baserunners demonstrate reading a right-handed pitcher in a stealing situation. The first type of read is the pitcher’s front shoulder turning in, indicating he is going to the plate. If […]
By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics Coaching Better Every Season – a lofty standard indeed, yet a very attainable one. The time-tested principles and strategies of quality […]
Watch as Coach explains and shows a breakdown of his defensive rotations. The sessions are set up into 6- to 8-minute segments for player retention. Have the field set up to be efficient and organized. […]
Everything involved in receiving starts with the shoulder. Using a Jaeger Band helps strengthen the catcher’s shoulder and pec and forces them to concentrate and slow down their movements which helps prevent jumping at the […]
Reward and praise pitchers as much as possible and never criticize them for giving up hits. If the pitcher is throwing strikes, and if the batter gets a hit, you have to live with it. […]
Watch as Coach explains that in today’s baseball, all coaches are striving to eliminate player distractions and get them locked in so that they can be their best. The goal is to have your players […]
Watch as Coach responds to a question about pitch selection and what he tells his hitters. He wants the hitters to be their own best coach by understanding how they are going to be pitched. […]
Watch as Coach explains, and outfielders demonstrate the X-Breaks Drill. Coach does not like the traditional drop step but wants the players instead to “open up and go” with the idea of staying in motion […]
Watch as Coach explains his philosophy on stealing home plate. The runner on third base takes his primary lead of 8 steps and will continue walking to 13 steps unless he is shut down by […]
Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning by Coach Mickey Marley I made this statement earlier, but I think it bears repeating. I often would ask my players this question: ‘How many […]
Watch as Coach Scott Stricklin demonstrates this standing transfer drill that helps catchers get rid of the ball as fast as possible.
Axiology is the science of human value and decision making and this assisted in a study of how athletes, coaches, and athletic directors make decisions. Based on this study, Jeremy suggests that the word ‘amazing’ […]
Watch as Coach explains how you cannot play 2nd base at the high school level if you cannot turn the double play. Man on first base, a grounder to short needs to result in a […]
Watch as Coach discusses loading with the legs and explains that good hitters do not move the barrel of the bat with their hands, but with their legs. He explains that when batters bend their […]
Watch as Coach explains that “what gets rewarded, gets repeated”. If celebration is only based on playing time and performance, you are missing an opportunity to help your players get better. Look for what your […]
By: Alan Stein, Jr. AlanSteinJr.com I try to build my success, brick by brick, and aim to get a little better every day. One of my focal points is improving my leadership. The words ‘coach’ […]
Watch as Coach explains that infielders must bend both at the knees and waist when fielding a ground ball. Get in a good athletic position and bend at the waist, keeping the chest up and […]
Watch as Coach discusses points that he uses when connecting with parents. Examples of opportunities to work with parents are public events, player evaluations, weekly communications, fundraisers, and individual meetings. Make it a point to […]
Watch as Coach Deskaheh Bomberry discusses the importance of developing the mental game in order to maximize the performance of your athletes.
It is important to know your hitters and develop an individualized hitting plan customized for them. The goal is to be able to hit velocity and square the ball consistently as well as hitting the […]
Watch as Coach explains that they work hard at developing their infielders. He shows practice clips of a couple of drills they like. The first drill is the hands routine, with the infielders using small […]
Watch as Coach discusses different scenarios when the sac bunt should be used. With a runner on first base and no outs, he suggests to never use a sac bunt but will explain some situations […]
Watch as Coach talks about a pitcher’s foot location on the rubber and how he needs to be able to get to his glove side. Breaking ball shape and the action of their fastball are […]
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Keep the discussion with your athlete and parents alive, but never forget that you are the coach, and you have your own […]
Watch as Coach Scott Stricklin discusses, and a player demonstrates this bare-handed catching drill to develop hand speed, framing, and mental focus.
Watch as Coach explains and demonstrates this 5-4-3 double play drill using three bases. With three reps, Coach explains the different types of balls delivered to the 2nd baseman and the footwork that is required […]
Watch as Coach Kerrick Jackson discusses, and players demonstrate this step and dive fielding drill. This drill keeps practice fun and tests the limits of your athletes.