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“There’s No Shaking Hands In Baseball”

“There’s No Shaking Hands In Baseball”

 OK, so maybe Tom Hanks’ character didn’t really say this in “League of Their Own”, but he would’ve been right if he had. The post game handshake. Symbolic of good sportsmanship and the understanding that it was only a game. Throughout youth sports, we teach our players that at the end of the game, we [...]

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Creating Rotations to Maximize Reps and Touches in Baseball and Softball

Creating Rotations to Maximize Reps and Touches in Baseball and Softball

Here are some great variations to maximize practice time when teaching various defensive fundamentals. Instead of one coach hitting balls to all 9 players (imagine the inefficiency of this) utilize several coaches and various parts of the field to maximize touches and reps. Just IF Only Each Rotation should be between 5-8 minutes Rotation 1 [...]

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Practice Plan Ideas to Keep your Baseball Practice Energetic and Fast Pace

Practice Plan Ideas to Keep your Baseball Practice Energetic and Fast Pace

1) You can never have too many baseballs for practice. The more baseballs, the more small-sided groups you can have. You can have multiple hitting stations, tees and short toss, plus 2-3 BP sessions all going on at once. 2) Keep groups small to increase reps and increase touches. Instead of having BP on the [...]

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Don’t Forget To Teach the Offensive Tactical Skills

Don’t Forget To Teach the Offensive Tactical Skills

     How many times do we hear baseball and softball coaches lament about making too many “mental” errors… the errors that don’t appear in the box score? There’s not a whole lot a coach can do to prevent those bad hops or wind blown pop-ups…other than practice those Technical Skills over and over again. [...]

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