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 […]
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’ […]