Where has all the “play” gone? I was recently introduced to a dude that goes by the name of Coach Ballgame. While I’ve yet to meet him, I love his approach. One of the really cool things that he organizes is sandlot baseball games. You know, pick teams… one team go get the bats while the other goes out into the field… and play baseball.
A couple Daily Doses ago, we discussed the idea of starting a practice with baserunning. What a wild and crazy idea. In fact, it’s not that strange, as it’s exactly what Coach Hutting at Cypress College would do to give my pitchers enough time to play catch
Great coaches do BOTH. They are focused on athlete development… and they have fun while doing it.
Ryan Fuller. Ever heard of him? I hadn’t either. Ryan was just hired by the Baltimore Orioles to coach hitters and Class A ball in Maryland. I shared a roundtable discussion with Ryan recently and was fortunate to hear some of his cutting edge opinions and teaching techniques.