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Another Season / New Team [ARTICLE]


As another school year and a new fall season approaches, coaches’ young and old hold high promise for the upcoming season. Even though a team may have returning players, every year a new team evolves. Last year’s chemistry is gone and a new set...... Continue

The Millennial Method [ARTICLE]

by Jason Schreiber - Alvin College on

The idea came to me at a coach's convention where a speaker emphasized we retain 10 percent of what we hear, 50 percent of what we do, and 90 percent of what we teach to someone else. For me, 90 percent represents a large number. So, I thought to...... Continue

Creating An Effective Baseball Team With Two Outs [ARTICLE]

by American Baseball Coaches Association on

One of our most important philosophies at MacArthur High School is playing pitch by pitch. We want our players completely focused, both offensively and defensively, every time the ball crosses the plate. Executing "winning pitches" more often than...... Continue

The biggest mistake baseball coaches make [ARTICLE]

by Baseball by the Yard on

In the field of psychology there is a concept called the “curse of knowledge.” The curse of knowledge is the mistaken assumption that others share our expertise and will behave as we would in the same situation. In my opinion, the curse of...... Continue

Developing an Offensive Approach Against Opponents and Pitchers [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

As you develop an offensive approach for the season, you must evaluate the skills and talents of your players. Some offensive teams are built on speed, some on manufacturing runs, and some on power hitting. Teams with speed can create havoc for...... Continue

On Field Player Communication [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Players can communicate with physical gestures or signals or with verbal signals, tones, and inflections. Through either verbal or physical messages, the range of success in getting important details transmitted runs from dismal failure to amazing...... Continue

Establishing a Practice Work Ethic [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Coaches can acquire a wealth of baseball knowledge in a number of ways, beginning with their own personal playing experiences. They can also gain knowledge by attending coaching clinics, studying the strategies of respected managers, observing...... Continue

Three Key Steps to Conquer Baseball Post-Season Pressure [ARTICLE]

by Icebox Athlete on

Here is a sobering thought...In the entire history of high school and collegiate baseball, the most important individual and team championship skill is often the skill that is practiced the least...namely the ability to perform extremely well...... Continue

When should a catcher go to the mound? [ARTICLE]

by Baseball by the Yard on

At the major league level you will often see catchers call time-out and take a trip to the mound to have a word with their pitcher. Usually these trips are not called for by coaches. The catchers decide when the time is right. At the lower levels...... Continue

Alone time for players [ARTICLE]

by Baseball by the Yard on

With practices starting up soon in many parts of the country, coaches are well into the process of designing practice routines and schedules for their teams. At least they should be. If you ever had the pleasure of participating in or watching...... Continue