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4 Must Haves for Coaches

4 Must Haves for Coaches

I originally posted this article on the SportsFitness Network site a few months ago. Many articles have been written about the importance of coaches reaching out and communicating with the parents. A pre-season meeting is now the norm as well as the use of social media and other technologies to keep parents posted of any [...]

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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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Utilizing Stations to Maximize Your Batting Practice For Both Softball and Baseball

Utilizing Stations to Maximize Your Batting Practice For Both Softball and Baseball

Here is an excellent way to efficiently utilize the hitting portion of your practice plan. Rather than having On-field BP with one player hitting, one player on deck and 20 players standing around shagging, here is a better use of this time. The goal: The goal is to maximize number of quality swings, minimize the [...]

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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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