Coaching Youth Baseball should be a fun and rewarding experience for the kids and the parents and coaches of coaching youth baseball. Baseball is and always will be a game, therefore it should be fun for everyone involved.. Coaches, kids, parents, grandparents.. everyone.
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Coaching Youth Baseball Drills Tips and Instruction Our goal is developing young players baseball skills and their personal development. These life and game learning skills will help our youth become better players and better individuals in all that they try to achieve. You will have a personal rewarding experience coaching or assisting a coach, and being a youth baseball parent coach.This is your opportunity to provide the children an empowering experience not only in baseball skills, but with the tools and life experiences to be future leaders in any aspect of life.
Enjoy Coaching Youth Baseball.
CoachMc writes "Coaches, Dads, and Moms want our youth baseball players to hit the ball hard and hit
the ball better, so we quickly start to run through our heads the
mechanics of the swing that we have heard or learned about. It is
usually harder than we thought it would be so we start scouring the
internet and our friends for baseball hitting tips for our
youth baseball player or team. Rule 1
- Always Watch the Ball
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 25 @ 13:44:05 CDT (11599 reads)
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Baseball Hitting Drills
CoachMc writes "Is there a baseball hitting drill to help keep your eye on the ball?
Have you ever told a youth baseball player to keep his eye on the ball? How about don't pull your head out out! As coaches and parents e hear and or say these statements at almost every youth baseball game.
First we have to realize what causes a baseball player to not watch the ball. We all know you can't hit what you can not see. And yes there is a baseball hitting drill to help keep your eye on the ball. baseball hitting drills"
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 26 @ 21:32:33 CDT (10921 reads)
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Move up in the batting lineup
CoachMc writes "Batting last? Batting after the first 5 in the lineup? Move up in the order and get more opportunities to blast the ball ! Get more hits"
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Coaching Youth Baseball | 4 Concepts for Coaching Youth Baseball
coachtrev writes "On the surface the real job of a baseball coach seems easy to
identify, win baseball games. Put the right players in the right
positions, build team chemistry, and motivate them to win. However
difficult building a championship caliber team may be, it?s only one of
the jobs a baseball coach has. In fact, it should be the last task on
the coach?s list. When I first began coaching, I made the mistake of
thinking that I was teaching how to play baseball. I was wrong! What I
should have been doing was setting an example and teaching kids how to
build a foundation to be successful in life. I learned that during every
practice, and every game you have the distinct opportunity to make an
impact on you players.
Posted by coachtrev on Tuesday, February 01 @ 19:15:03 CST (10613 reads)
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Three reasons hitters strike out
CoachMc writes "We came across a saved email from Coach Kenny and wanted to share it with you. It is called "The three biggest reasons your players strike out" See if any of these are affecting your players, or learn what to look for this next season ! "
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 29 @ 21:52:10 CST (11636 reads)
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Should your child play up in youth baseball
The question of should younger players play up comes up every year.
By “playing up” I mean allowing kids to play in an age group older than
where they’re supposed to play. There really is not an answer that will make everybody happy. Kids develop youth baseball skills at different rates, so
each situation should be looked at individually.
Posted by Coach on Tuesday, December 21 @ 18:17:39 CST (10641 reads)
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What makes a good coach | Coaching Youth Baseball
Coaching Youth Baseball | What Makes A Good Coach
How do you determine whether if a game, practice, or youth baseball season is successful? Most think it is winning,if your
first thought is winning, then we really need to take a look at your
priorities at coaching youth baseball and as a youth baseball coach.
Wins and losses only determine success at the professional level. The
pros are paid to play baseball and they are expected to win. If your players
aren’t getting paid to be on the field, then your success has nothing to
do with winning.
We believe a record of wins and losses should never determine success in
youth baseball. As coaches,it is our responsibility to the game of baseball
is to create a positive, organized, fun environment that promotes
the love for baseball within our players. Success is solely determined by
whether or not the experience is enjoyable for the kids and whether or
not they learn something. MOur goal has always to be sure they are learning something in youth baseball and everyone has different levels of learning but should come away with something from youth baseball practices and games.
If the kids are having fun and learn some things about playing baseball, we should feel very good about ourselves as coaches.
The new year is almost here, and that means a lot of people are thinking
hard about resolutions. If you’re resolving to be a better coach in
2011, here are some goals you can focus on, regardless of the age group
you are coaching.
Posted by Coach on Tuesday, December 21 @ 17:50:07 CST (11357 reads)
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Using a video camera in youth baseball for coaches and players
CoachMc writes "
Youth Baseball Coaches should use a video camera as much as
possible, especially in youth baseball hitting drills and youth baseball
Letting the players see themselves take a few swings
or pitch in slow motion and/or frame by frame is the only way to go if
you are really looking to break down mechanics properly. "
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 08 @ 21:05:00 CST (9118 reads)
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CoachMc writes "Rotational Hitting is an approach to hitting that
described by Ted Williams and
then popularized by Mike Epstein.
Rotational Hitting is generally about learning to power
with the entire body -- and in particular the large
muscles of the core
-- rather than just the arms, wrists, and hands. While
teaching a hitter Rotational Hitting will sometimes result in
increased power and Home Runs, in general the idea
is to just try to hit the ball hard since a hard-hit ball
-- even if it is hit on the ground -- is harder to make a
simply because it's moving faster.
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 20 @ 23:45:50 CST (11481 reads)
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Psychology of Hitting | Hitting a Baseball
CoachMc writes "We found this informative article by Coach Dunn on the mental side of hitting.
Psychology of Hitting By Coach Jack Dunn
Probably no skill in the field of athletics has been discussed, dissected and subjected to more coaching scrutiny than the art of hitting. A myriad of theories have evolved as to how this skill should be taught and the controversy continues. We thought it might be interesting to see what some of the Old Timers had to say. See if they sound familiar. "
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 25 @ 11:36:22 CDT (4932 reads)
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First Base in Youth Baseball |2 Rules for First Base in Youth Baseball
coachtrev writes "First base in youth baseball can be just as important as any other position in youth baseball. A good first baseman has the power to make all of the other infielders better."
Posted by coachtrev on Friday, September 24 @ 12:56:52 CDT (6445 reads)
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Coaching Youth Baseball | Why Have a Fun Youth Baseball Practice
coachtrev writes "Lets bring recreational baseball back. By recreational baseball I am talking about coaching youth baseball in local leagues, not the select traveling teams. Don't get me wrong, in coaching youth baseball, I have coached many local league teams and travel youth baseball teams. Both my sons play on travel teams. But, there is a difference in local youth baseball and select youth baseball.
Local communities and their recreational youth baseball teams are a vital part of our society. What can we as youth baseball coaches do for the programs and why?
Posted by coachtrev on Monday, September 13 @ 22:16:50 CDT (5605 reads)
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Youth Baseball Hitting | Youth Baseball hitting drills and tips
CoachMc writes "Everyone loves big hits and getting on base in youth baseball. Here are some tips from Coach Brockoff to help your youth baseball player be a better hitter.
I've studied hitters during practice practices (BP) for years and
come to the same conclusion each time. Hitters who take every pitch in
this manner get pops, chops, and routine ground balls with every pitch.
In fact, the going rate of hard hits is three or four out of ten."
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 03 @ 14:27:44 CDT (5887 reads)
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Ultimate Baseball - A great warmup or warmdown drill
Here's a competitive game/youth baseball drill your players will love that also serves as a great warm up or practice ending drill. "Ultimate Baseball" is modeled after "Ultimate" - a fast-moving team sport played with a Frisbee on a football field. The only difference in the baseball version is you play with a RIF 1 or safety-soft baseball and gloves. What makes it a great warm up drill is that you can start with as few as four players (2 on 2), and players can join in as they show up. Many of your kids are already familiar with Ultimate as it is a popular among PE teachers for it's simplicity and fun. As youth baseball coaches we are always looking for fun educational experiences for the kids. Click read more to see the drill from Coach pat and Coaching Youth baseball..
Posted by CoachPat on Wednesday, June 02 @ 02:17:54 CDT (5863 reads)
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Base Running In Youth Baseball | Key Points For Great Baserunning
coachtrev writes "BASE RUNNING Key Points For Base Running In Youth Baseball
Base Running is very important in youth baseball. Sadly many coaches put it at the end of practice or wait till it is absolutely necessary before putting it in to practice time.There is only one thing that wins and looses ball games, and that would be runs. You cross the plate one more time than the other team at the end of the game you win. The only way you are going to score runs in youth baseball is from running the bases and might I add running them not only aggressively, but intelligently. Nothing takes the air out of a team more than bad base running in youth baseball, it eliminates the possibility of scoring that runner and that could be and is often the difference in the game. The statement to follow is the basic point I like to instill in base runners.."
Posted by coachtrev on Sunday, May 23 @ 12:34:52 CDT (6191 reads)
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Home Run Power This Season! Bat
Training That Will Add 100 Feet Of Hitting Distance - And More! Get
noticed for your talents and ability! Become a
Posted by coachtrev on Tuesday, May 11 @ 15:37:18 CDT (6157 reads)
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How to hit the Ball | Youth Baseball Hitting
CoachMc writes "When
I ask youth baseball hitters, what is the first step to get prepared to hit the ball hard? I get
different responses and for the for the most
part they realize that it is
something we do to get our bodies
prepared to hit. The key is when do we as youth baseball hitters do it? I like to use a term “Early
the key word is, early. When is
early? I have a little saying, once
pitchers get some where in the leg raise portion of the windup, a hitter
to be doing something to get their body prepared to hit. Because the hitter who is standing in the box
and is not prepared will have a tough time being a successful hitter.
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The Dugout | My Kid is in the Dugout too much
CoachMc writes "The dugout is the best place to watch a game. Youth baseball players can learn a lot
about the game and their opponents they are up against. As a coach or
parent, you should instill a mentality that time spent in the dugout
should be focused on the game of baseball. We have all heard "new pitcher" or "watch the pitcher" , we should let all the off-field
distractions fade into the background and watch all the action on the youth baseball field.
Don’t underestimate the power of observation. Youth Baseball players should take in all the
information that is available and use it when it is their turn to take the field.
Here are some things youth baseball players should be looking for while in the dugout..as a coach or parent it does not hurt to remind them occasionally.
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 18 @ 22:59:20 CDT (4182 reads)
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How to be a Good Youth Baseball Coach | Coaching Youth Baseball
abtmc writes "After years of coaching youth baseball, creating select youth
baseball teams, creating a new league even !.. We still see the same
mistakes made over again. We came across an article that had many key
points of being a good youth baseball coach and thought we should let
everyone in involved in coaching youth baseball to reflect upon it. "
Posted by abtmc on Saturday, April 03 @ 18:33:40 CDT (5843 reads)
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