Watch as Coach discusses and show clips of leads at 2nd base. He lays out a grid for the baserunners so they can identify the steps on leads and jumps. The starting point for the […]
Watch as Coach explains what hitters must focus on with aggression counts and protection counts. In non-2K situations batters should focus on pitch selection, what is his job, what is the pitch he wants and […]
By: William Taylor and Mike Sheridan Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics We know that expert coaches continually reflect on their own coaching. Therefore, it makes sense that coaches exploring the […]
Watch as Coach answers a question on his definition of linear hitting. He feels that with linear movement, the hitter will stay on plane and have more consistency. The front leg will stay down creating […]
This drill works on gallops which refers to the right foot, left foot quick movement. The catcher will advance toward the coach with a hand clap and arm action simulating throwing out the runner.
What is your philosophy when it comes to bunting and stealing? Coach prefers to steal when playing at home as he may get the call but, on the road, he will usually bunt to advance […]
Watch as Coach explains that no matter how ugly it is, the outfielders must be able to make the catch on all fly balls. Coach will discuss different drills that he uses to prepare his […]
Watch as Coach discusses how you should never give up on a player. He recognizes that it can be frustrating dealing with a player’s growth. Many players have talent but for various reasons are lacking […]
I started coaching as a favor and it was a huge mistake. I’d recently graduated from college and was working for the NYC Fire Department. My high school wrestling coach reached out to me and […]
All coaches want their players to focus, compete, and be tough. Watch as Coach defines mental toughness as a hitter’s ability to get past failure or success and to focus on the now, and the […]
The Skater Hitting Drill requires the hitter to step forward then back and hit. A hitter demonstrates this drill which allows for creating good ground angles, athleticism and learning how to use the body.
Watch as Coach explains, and a pitcher demonstrates this balance and bounce drill. The pitcher will set his posture and get to balance, come up on the toe, bounce, and finish. This helps the pitcher […]
Coach explains and a catcher demonstrates these muscle activation warmups drills utilizing a Bosu Ball. These drills work on hip and ankle mobility, and core stabilization.
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, and hitters demonstrate this 9-strike tee drill. There are 3 strikes on the outside of the plate at different heights, with the same in the middle and inside of the plate. […]
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’, […]
Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning Guess what is the easiest thing in the world to make? Well, it’s an excuse. Anybody can make one, and most people do. It’s easy […]
Watch as Coach explains that a baserunner’s lead versus a left-hander depends on who is on first. The best base stealer will take a 13-14-foot lead and be in a position to read the pitcher […]
Not every athlete is the same so you must adapt your strength and conditioning program to fit the needs of each athlete’s body. You must be mindful of injuries and flexibility is the key when […]
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 […]