Watch as Coach Zach Butler explains, and a pitcher demonstrates the Hinge Drill. This drill is used to activate the lower half and the core, and the pitchers do this after finishing their throwing routine. […]
Watch as Seth Greenberg explains that adversity ‘visits the strong and lives with the weak,’ so the only option is to deal with it. He encourages no whining, no complaining, no excuses, and no regrets. […]
By: Carla Nicholls Originally Published in: Winning Ways of Women Coaches Provided by: Human Kinetics Being a part of a high-performance culture team is exciting, yet these environments can be extremely vulnerable and cannot be […]
Watch as Coach Michael Cuddyer encourages coaches at all levels to remember that baseball is a difficult game. When working with and instructing your players, always remember this: have patience, and avoid frustration.
Would you like to increase your pitchers’ spin efficiency? Watch as Coach Bryan Conger discusses the benefits of using a 9 oz. ball in your throwing program.
Watch as Coach Butch Chaffin explains that batters always think they need to drive in all the runners when the bases are loaded. Coach explains that the hitter should try to get the runner on […]
Watch as Coach Jason Crain explains and demonstrates with an infielder receiving the ball from the outfield with two hands and getting into a good throwing position. The infielders can receive the ball and drop […]
Watch as Coach Toby Gardenhire discusses 3rd base coach positioning with runners on base. With a runner on 1st base, the coach should be up the line and be able to see past the pitcher. […]
Coaches at high levels at prestigious programs need to win to keep their jobs. Winning consistently makes recruiting easier, keeps the fan base energized, the administration and boosters happy, and the financial bottom line healthy. […]
Watch as Coach Derek Woodley explains, and catchers demonstrate these blocking drills. The 3-Ball Drill works on a catcher blocking in the direction the coach points to. It allows the coach to check technique and […]
Watch as Coach Mark Martinez discusses an eye-opening experience he had while coaching a game with Tony Gwynn. Coach Martinez emphasizes the point that you can always evolve as a coach.
Watch as Coach Blaze Lambert explains and demonstrates pitch framing for catchers. The goal is having a good presentation to the umpire and a frame with good extension to flexion.
In this Baseball Coaches Insider | 10-Minute Clinic, Gabe Ortiz of Kofa High School (Yuma, AZ) demonstrates outfield drills that focus on footwork, glovework, posture, and building better athletes. Drills and Concepts Covered Include: Outfielder […]
Watch as Coach Jack Dahm explains, and a hitter demonstrates this inside-outside tee drill. At the amateur level, 65 to 70 percent of all pitches will be on the outside of the plate. Coach wants […]
Watch as Coach Darren Fenster discusses teaching skill to your players and the importance of focus and purpose. He shows practice video of teaching technique, building self-awareness, and focus.
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics Ability and desire to relate to athletes are critical in coaching. The coach-athlete relationship provides a foundation for effective […]
Watch as Coach Scott Stricklin explains, and demonstrates with a catcher this rapid-fire drill. The coach uses 6 balls, 3 in each hand, and will toss individual balls to different locations as rapidly as possible. […]
Watch as Coach Scott Stricklin discusses, and players demonstrate this 3 ball blocking drill which helps to develop an effective blocking position where your catcher can control the ball.
Watch as Stephen Mackey explains that there is a lot of negativity that can influence kids, and coaches can offset this by being hope dealers.
Watch as Coach Robert Ruiz explains, and a batter demonstrates this weighted ball drill. The weighted balls will help with strength at contact and also with extension and finish.