Developing Catchers

Catching fundamentals are important. Catching is the physically most demanding position on a baseball team. Let’s take a look at some Baseball Coaching Tips For Developing a Catcher that will help the team have a solid presence behind the plate.

Teaching Young Pitchers

Teaching a young player to pitch can be very challenging for both the novice and experienced baseball coach. Pitching is a lot more about proper mechanics than it is strictly about just throwing a baseball.

Developing Outfielders

When putting together a baseball team, a mistake that novice and veteran coaches need to avoid is minimizing the importance of the outfield. How to properly outfielders is an essential part of coaching a baseball team.

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Improve Your Baseball IQ

Baseball IQ is one of the ways to be a complete baseball player. Baseball players that understand basic and complex game situations and factors in baseball game play are going to be successful players that will make a difference over a baseball season. A player with a...

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Tips for Stealing Home Plate

How to Steal Home The stolen base in baseball is still very popular in today’s game. It can be a great weapon to get your team in scoring position and many times it takes a perfect throw to get the runner. But stealing home plate is a different story. Not only is it...

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Types of Baseball Pitches

As baseball pitchers move up to higher levels, they usually need to expand their repertoire of baseball pitches to keep quality hitters off balance. At younger levels, pitchers normally can get most hitters out with just a good fastball. Even at the highest levels, a...

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Tee Ball Coaching Tips

So you have either been asked or you have volunteered to coach your child’s tee-ball team. The first thing to remember is that you are coaching a group of very young players who may be having their first exposure to any type of organized sport. Chances are,...

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How to Play Third Base

Every position on the baseball field is an important one, and third baseman is certainly no exception. But playing third baseman is not for everyone. Playing Third Baseman Known as the “hot corner” for a reason, players need certain skills and mental makeup to play...

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New Baseball Coaches Guide

WHAT ALL NEW COACHES SHOULD KNOW So you’ve decided to take on the challenge of coaching a youth baseball team. You might be thinking, how hard can it be. It’s baseball, right? You may have played the game or you’re pretty sure you know a lot about it. At least enough...

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Ultimate Guide for Pitching

Here is the ultimate guide for pitchers. Each written segment will focus on a specific area with links to articles regarding that subject. Note: Test your knowledge with our Pitcher’s Quiz! Learn to Pitch Better Some of the greatest pitchers of all-time were not...

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Ultimate Guide for New Baseball Players

Here are sections for the ultimate guide for new baseball players. As before, I’ve broken them down by sections and added links to relevant articles. Baseball Fundamentals Players new to baseball have much to learn about the game. And it’s important that it starts...

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Ultimate Guide for Hitting

Here is the ultimate guide for hitters. As requested, I’ve provided a few sentences of review on the subjects and then added the links for the corresponding stories. Know Your Mechanics It doesn’t matter if you are hitting, fielding, pitching, throwing or running the...

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Learning How to Hit a Baseball

How many times have you heard that hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in sports? Quite a lot I would think. Well, that’s because it is. As a hitter, you don’t have a lot of time to determine whether or not to swing. The ball is coming towards...

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How to Hit a Baseball With Power

Every baseball player would love to hit for more power. That goes without saying. But not all of us have that natural power. So for players who want to improve the power in their swings, there are many things that they can do. There are a lot of things that go into...

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Different Types of Baseball Slides

Although it’s an important part of the game and something that all baserunners need to be able to do, sliding technique may be the least practiced skill in baseball. One of the reasons for this may be the threat of injury. But players should be aware of not only how...

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