When coaching youth baseball, you often end up with a bunch of boys who may not know each other. Team building is very important to ensure a cohesive team, one where the players support each other rather than compete with each other. At the first practice, you need to break the ice with the players.
As we spend time analyzing sports, every sport has its own set of physical, mental, and skill demands. For years and years now, football has been the gold standard when comparisons start taking place in regards to overall athleticism need to play, as well as the overall physical demand. For this very reason there are
Baseball is a great sport. It truly is America’s Game. Baseball coaches and players know and love the game. They even have their own language, lingo or jargon. This article takes a look at 12 strange baseball terms and phases and their meaning. You will enjoy this inside look at the game and the lingo
Learning to Throw-the-Bat-Head (NOT “swing” the bat) is the foundation of a professional baseball-training program. It is also the 1st thing that you should do to develop your swing. Top Hand: You should learn to feel that throwing action from the top hand. You should feel the top hand throw or whip the bat head
Used baseball gloves are actually a very good option when considering buying another glove. But a lot depends on what you’re really looking for in another glove. If you’re just looking for a secondary one to sometimes use instead of your best, or favorite glove, then you should really consider finding and buying a used
PART 2 – Standard Components The Optimal & Recommended Products I do have my favorites. All tend to be associated with hitting and pitching, though speed, defense and strength products can figure into this category…dependent upon your business model. Batting Cages & Tunnels This is the backbone of your work space and is of paramount
There is a famous line from the great New York Yankee player, Joe Dimaggio, to the effect, “You never know when someone may be seeing me play for the first time” when he was asked why he played hard all the time. What a great philosophy and so important when a player is trying out
A stud pitcher usually can take care of stud hitters. If you are a hitting coach there is only so much you can do to prepare your hitters for a great pitcher. You can study the pitchers tendencies as when he throws different types of pitches and do some guess work, but usually stud pitchers
Sixteen and seventeen year old high school baseball players who want to play summer baseball have to make a choice between American Legion baseball versus travel baseball. And quite often there is some heavy recruiting from the American Legion coaches. Over the past few years legion coaches have seen a drop in the number of
The Youth Baseball Glove There is a difference between a baseball glove and a baseball mitt. A glove has separate fingers while a mitt is like a huge mitten with all the fingers in one space. Catchers are generally the only players wearing mitts. There are differences between an adult glove and a youth glove.