Watch as Coach Eric Forestier explains and demonstrates the proper technique for executing a sacrifice bunt. Both toes should be pointed toward the pitcher with the chest over the front knee and your weight on […]
Are You Building a Better You? with Chet Scott – Built to Lead
Watch as Chet Scott explains why it’s necessary to build a “better you” to be an effective leader. The way coaches regulate or react to a room influences the type of team they have. He […]
7 Key Steps for Making Ethical Decisions
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics To help you make ethical decisions in your own coaching, here are seven key steps. Recognize that ethical decisions […]
10-Minute Clinic: Infield Drill Series with Tyler Gillum – Savannah Bananas
In this Baseball Coaches Insider | 10-Minute Clinic, Tyler Gillum, Head Coach of the Savannah Bananas, demonstrates infield drills that focus on footwork, glovework, posture, and building better athletes. Want more drills like these? Be […]
Catching: Throwing to 3rd Base with Johnny Cardenas – Stephen F. Austin State Univ.
Watch as Coach Johnny Cardenas explains, and players demonstrate a footwork drill to reinforce correct alignment and body posture when throwing to 3rd base.
Hitting: Be a Hitter Not an Umpire with Noah Sanders – Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock
Watch as Coach Noah Sanders explains that when his players step into the box, he wants them thinking of being a hitter and not an umpire. As a rule, we want to step into the […]
Pitching: Double Tap Drill with Sean Kenny – Univ. of Georgia
Watch as Coach Sean Kenny explains, and a pitcher demonstrates this double tap drill. This is a rhythm drill with an emphasis on leg height and hand placement.
Pitch Recognition with Austin Wates – Kansas State Univ.
Watch as Coach Austin Wates discusses the importance of a batter’s pitch recognition and the early swing decision. Coach uses virtual reality to help the batters pick up shape and spin which can help them […]
Challenging Athletes Without Destroying Their Confidence with Dr. Greg Dale – Duke Univ.
Dr. Greg Dale explains that it is key to hold athletes accountable but do so without destroying their confidence or undermining their dignity. He talks about the difference between being intense and being emotional as […]
Safety in Sports Includes Mental Health Care
Medical professionals agree that about 20% of high school athletes and 30% of college athletes have or will have a serious anxiety or diagnosable mental health disorder that causes some degree of impairment in their […]
Baserunning: Dirt Ball Reads with Butch Chaffin – Cookeville High School (TN)
Watch as Coach Butch Chaffin explains that he no longer tells base runners to read the catcher’s glove. The catcher’s knee angle is the read now, and if they move to either side the base […]
Catching: Plays to the Plate with Brendan Eygabroat – Univ. of Massachusetts Boston
Watch as Coach Brendan Eygabroat discusses catchers receiving throws to the plate. They work on it from all different angles and Coach prefers the catchers to block and tag using two hands and follow the […]
Encouraging Strikes in All Throws with Scott Shepperd
Watch as Coach Scott Shepperd explains that he encourages his pitchers to throw strikes in all throws. He gives his pitchers homemade plates that they use on all throws out to 90 feet. The pitchers […]
Hitting: Squaring Up and Backspin with Jeff Gregory – Wingate Univ.
Watch as Coach Jeff Gregory discusses squaring up to the ball and getting the hands into a 90-degree angle. Coach also wants his hitters to put backspin on the ball which will help it travel […]
Catcher’s Transfer Drills with Tyler Johnson – McLennan Community College
Watch as Coach Tyler Johnson explains and demonstrates with a catcher these transfer drills. Every ball that the catcher transfers starts with the thumb on the logo in the middle of the chest. Start by […]