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First, the bases. This is the old-school method, gather-round a base, and get to work. Then, line up and try it. Most teams under the age of 14 can get away with this because there are 12 or fewer athletes. Here’s the MANDATORY trick if you intend to be a certified coach…
Every now and then you just gotta hit. Whether it’s a 4-practice “mix up” or a 10-practice full-fledged-fun itinerary, consider the Offense-Only practice plan.
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
Traditionally, there are two ways we train baserunning during practice: 1. The Bases. 2. The Foul Line. Under the baseball dictionary definition of Connecting It, there’s a third entry
In our last Daily Dose, we talked about connecting our instruction. Working to ensure we are following a development plan, and then committing to a lifetime of teaching as we hold our athletes accountable in practices down the road.
Working through Session #1 of the Online Coaching Clinic and pouring through my clinic notes. Years and years of clinic notes. There’s a phrase I mention at every one of my (recent) coaching clinics: Connect It.
Great coaches do BOTH. They are focused on athlete development… and they have fun while doing it.
We establish the core fundamentals we are committed to as part of this training program. Includes best practices for season, practice, and drill structure as well as team management and practice planning techniques.