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.
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 […]