Tag Archives: Baseball

Coaching Baseball Catchers

When coaching baseball, teaching catchers to block balls in the dirt can be difficult.  It defies logic, or commonsense, that one would block a pitch with his body.  So, when doing drills like this from the iBook, Practice Baseball to win, start slowly with an explanation of the fundamentals and then proceed at a very comfortable pace. 

Coaching Baseball Organization

When coaching baseball, the practice plan, outlined in the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is organized into 5 sections, warm up, individual skills, group coordination, team organization, and conditioning. Keeping players active and avoiding standing around is challenging especially during group 3, group coordination.  In this 20 to 30 minute session we combine 2 to 3 drills […]

Coaching Baseball Throwing

 In a T.V. movie the other night a guy told a kid he needed a proper grip to throw the baseball.  That’s true, but the grip he demonstrated was marginal.  So when coaching baseball, I would begin practice, especially with younger players, often with a grip check as described here from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win.

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Baseball Grip Check

In a T.V. movie last night a guy told a kid he needed a proper grip to throw the ball well. That’s true, but the grip he demonstrated was marginal. I would begin practice fairly often with a grip check. Grip check, More videos are at, Practice Baseball to Win

Teaching players to throw

When teaching kids to throw the grip is the place to start. After the initial introduction is important to review the grip, so do a grip check periodically before the warm up session. This is especially true with younger players where it is prudent to do in before every practice until the message is clear.

Teaching pitching mechanics 1

When teaching pitching mechanics, you will save a lot of time by starting at the finish. Like planning for any trip or goal, you need to know where you are going before you start. Pitching mechanics are no different. Pitchers need to know what their destination feels like. The posted video, Teaching pitching mechanics 1 […]

Tommy John Surgery, Could it be mechanics, Part 2

This is part 2 of an effort to identify the measurable differences between selected pitchers who have had Tommy John surgery and examples of others who have had long successful careers.https://youtu.be/CYMvQxGYfXY