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Get Better Through Observation [ARTICLE]

by Baseball by the Yard on

When Tiger Woods was a young child and being watched by his father, he would often be put in a high-chair so dad could practice his golf swing. For safety reasons, Tiger's dad didn't...... Continue

Assessing Your Personnel [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

After assessing players' ability level, coaches can start to place players into groups with similar skill levels. For example, creating two groups with names such as "deer" for the speed group...... Continue

Practicing Baseball and Rehearsing Baseball [ARTICLE]

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When people in a play are getting ready for the performance, they don't say, "I'm going to practice." They say, "I'm going to rehearsal." Many people would use those two words interchangeably and would see any difference between the...... Continue

Base-Coaching Absolutes - Todd Guilliams [ARTICLE]

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1. With runners on base and less than two outs, the coach cannot let the runner at first base get doubled off on a line drive. 2. The coach should remind runners not to let the second baseman tag them on their way to second base with runners on.... Continue

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]

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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