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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

Teaching vs Coaching [ARTICLE]


Is there a difference between a teacher and a coach? The differentiation between the two is that the teacher not only instructs how to execute a play or technique but explains the methodology that is the basis for the instruction. The coach...... Continue

Motivating the Modern Athlete [ARTICLE]

by Dr. Marty Durden, Athletic Director - Presbyterian School - Houston, TX on

Today's athlete is different from years past. The much-publicized generation Y student-athletes (1980's-1999) have moved through college. Generation Z is...... Continue

Baseball Recruiting: Here's How to Earn a Scholarship [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

To impress a college coach, you must undoubtedly have great skill and character. A promising future student-athlete must show that he or she is ready to compete and handle the pressure of college right away. Even if you are the most...... Continue

Interpersonal Relations: Dealing with Athletes and Parents [ARTICLE]


In today's environment an aloof, uncommunicative and authoritative attitude will only serve to foster a breeding ground for contempt and resentment. Too many young coaches today come in with guns blazing demanding instant respect...... Continue

Smart Ball [ARTICLE]


As coaches, it would behoove us to drop the term small ball. The connotation of small ball implies a willingness to give up outs by sacrificing to get a runner or runners into scoring position. Having hitters willingly give themselves...... Continue

Adding Soundness to the Rotation Play [ARTICLE]


We have all watched major league teams employ the rotation play in a sure bunting situation with runners and first and second with 0 outs and the pitcher at bat. This usually succeeds in getting the lead runner out. But far too often the lead...... Continue