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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Creating a Potent Batting Order

A batting order in baseball is as sacred as lines in hockey. Everyone is in their slot for a purpose and if the team wants to win the game, they’ll need everyone doing their part. The first half of the order tends to have more importance than the bottom half of...

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Defensive Positions in Baseball

What Positions Are There In Baseball? Baseball is best viewed through the lenses of a game of chess. Each position plays an important role in controlling the diamond. As the bishop moves diagonally, the hot corners protect the outer edges of the field. While the queen...

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Practicing Rundown Scenarios

Baseball Coaching Tips for Practicing Rundowns The rundown is a very difficult play for a baseball team to master. It’s takes a lot of practice and team work for a team to become good at it. Let’s take a look at some tips and drills to practice rundowns....

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Hitter’s Approach in Different Situations

Baseball Coaching Tips for a Hitter’s Approach For each at bat, a hitter has a job to do and that job could be very different from plate appearance to plate appearance based on situations. Let’s take a look at some Baseball Coaching Tips for a...

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Understanding and Using Baseball Statistics

Baseball Coaching Tips for Understanding and Using Statistics Statistics or stats are calculated numbers used to measure the success of a player in a given category. Some common stats in baseball are batting average (BA), on base percentage (OBP) and earned run...

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Interacting With Baseball Umpires

Baseball Coaching Tips for Interacting with Umpires A good baseball coach must learn how to interact with umpires. Let’s take a look at some Baseball Coaching Tips for Interacting with Umpires. #1 Developing a Rapport I find it a lot easier to interact with an...

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Teaching a Player How to Catch a Baseball

Coaching Tips for Teaching a New Player How to Catch a Baseball Properly A youth baseball coach should expect the unexpected. A player who is new to the sport may not know how to catch a baseball and it will be the coach’s job to teach them how. Let’s take...

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Good Sportsmanship in Baseball

Baseball Coaching Tips for Good Sportsmanship Sportsmanship is a big part of youth baseball. A coach’s job is not only to teach the game of baseball but also to teach youth to be better people. Sportsmanship comes in so many different forms in the game of...

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Pitcher’s Pregame Warmup Routine

Baseball Coaching Tips for How a Pitcher Should Warmup Before Pitching Routine is important for people in general. An adult might wake up at the same time every day and perform the same tasks before heading out to work. In baseball, the same is true about routines....

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Teaching Pitchers Different Pitch Grips

What Pitches Should I Teach My Players? Every player wants to learn a variety of pitches and every coach loves calling for that out pitch with two strikes. Interesting things can be done by just working on a variety of pitching grips. Changeups and the different...

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Baseball Pre-Game Warmup Tips

Baseball Coaching Tips for Pre-Game Warm Up Routine When most people think of coaching a baseball team, the last thing they probably think of is the pre-game warm-ups. It seems like a minor detail but in reality is actually an essential part of “game day”....

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