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Marty Schupak's Discussions

Young Players & Fly Balls, Try Progression Teaching

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Crofoot Sep 2, 2010. 2 Replies

            One of the best ways to turn young players off baseball is to stick them in the outfield, hit fly balls,  a player gets hit in the head, hurts himself, and never picks up a glove again. I…Continue

Tags: tips, Tee, ball, drills, Little

Baserunning Is Very Underrated In Youth Baseball

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Flamont Dec 3, 2010. 14 Replies

I had the pleasure of going down to the Little League World Series on Friday and Saturday.It still amazes me how many baserunning mistakes are made. In the New England vs. Northwest game which…Continue

Tags: tips, drills, baseball, youth, League

 

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T-Ball America's Marty Schupak has posted a new Quick Tip on hitting for 1st year t-ballers.

 Older youth players are involved in baseball mainly to hit the ball, unless they are 100% pitchers. In t-ball, once the kids experience hitting the baseball off the batting tee, many of them get hooked. Coaches have to remember that for many new players hitting off the batting tee will be their first experience. Let’s put them in a position to succeed. If you approach t‒ball like we are all ambassadors of baseball, it is in the sport’s best interest to have the youngest of the young experience…See More
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Marty Schupak posted a blog post

T-Ball America & Marty Schupak has posted a "Quick Tip." Instructional cues can be effective!

Quick Tip #14  Instructional cues are keywords that can communicate a proper technique and do it quickly. Instructional cues are short phrases and sometimes can be comprised of one word. The beauty of these instructional cues are that young kids will absorb them. T-Ball can be considered “instructional cue heaven” for coaches and parents. When developing these instructional cues you should make them precise, short and action orientated. For instance when teaching throwing, the cue “step toward…See More
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T-Ball America & Marty Schupak has posted a "Quick Tip." Put away the cell phones!

  I’ve already given some t-ball non-playing tips such as a team newsletter. Here’s something to try. A no cell phone day! I live outside New York City and frequent there a lot. I like many people are amazed with the cell phone craze and social media, texting etc. It has gotten out of hand. And in many cases rude. When I would be in New York City stopped at a red light, most people that looked to be under 30-years old would be looking at their phone or texting not lifting their head up while…See More
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Feb 12
Marty Schupak's blog post was featured

T-Ball America & Marty Schupak has posted a "Quick Tip."

Quick Tip #11  When you start coaching your t-ball team, the gathering of information from your library, the internet and speaking to other coaches cannot be overlooked. Another source that I have used in my 25-year coaching career may surprise you. I have developed some of my most creative and popular drills from other sports. This is what I call "cross sports drills."  Whether it is a drill in football, basketball or even ice hockey, you may come up with a diamond in the rough that you can…See More
Feb 9
Marty Schupak posted a blog post

T-Ball America & Marty Schupak has posted a "Quick Tip."

Quick Tip #11  When you start coaching your t-ball team, the gathering of information from your library, the internet and speaking to other coaches cannot be overlooked. Another source that I have used in my 25-year coaching career may surprise you. I have developed some of my most creative and popular drills from other sports. This is what I call "cross sports drills."  Whether it is a drill in football, basketball or even ice hockey, you may come up with a diamond in the rough that you can…See More
Feb 5
Marty Schupak posted a blog post

T-Ball America & Marty Schupak Show Two Quick Tips

Quick Tip #10  Using household props can and will stimulate t-ball players. I learned a number of years ago that kids love to use props when doing an activity. As long as it is safe, I would encourage coaches and parents to be creative and use household props (or old toys). Here are two examples related to catching for young t-ball players:1) Cut 2 plywood circles 1/2 inch thick with a 9" diameter. Attach with a staple gun or glue a cotton glove to the back of the wooden circle. You can also do…See More
Jan 31
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Marty Schupak posted a blog post

Tips About Throwing For T-Ball Players By Marty Schupak & T-Ball America

  Throwing is one of the hardest skills to teach young baseball players correctly. Bad habits are hard to break and so are good habits. The problem is if a t-ball player or youth player develops a bad habit and it is not corrected at a young age, the bad habit can continue. There are many tips when teaching kids throwing. I'll discuss just a few here. When first year t-ballers first start throwing, get ready. Many times it is bombs away with the balls flying all over the place. This is why two…See More
Jan 26
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Youth Sports Club

The Youth Sports Club is dedicated to making baseball practices more stimulating and fun while at the same time teaching the fundamental skills it takes to succeed at playing, coaching and instructing the great game of baseball. The Youth Sports Club teaches the "progressive method" of coaching which is to feed bit pieces of baseball instruction over the course of a season…See More
Jan 22
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Jan 19
Marty Schupak posted a blog post

T-Ball America's Marty Schupak Discuss The Progression Method

 The "Progression Method" is a basic common sense approach to coaching youth sports. In t-ball it is especially important not to impose too much teaching at one time with young players. I learned long ago it is not a good idea to over coach and under teach. In t-ball one of the worse things a coach can do is go right into a drill expecting the players to be somewhat proficient without any skill instruction. For example years ago I observed a coach's first practice and he got his team into pairs…See More
Jan 18
Marty Schupak posted a blog post

T-Ball Quick Tip

  The first time players on your team try hit the ball off a batting tee, it may be the first experience for some of them. Here is a tip that will benefit some of your players especially the younger ones. Use as many batting tees as you can. If you have twelve players on your team and have four tees, divide your team with three players in each group using parents or assistant coaches. Try and keep the younger players in the same group. Make sure the groups are spread out. With the tee take a…See More
Jan 14
Marty Schupak posted a blog post

T-Ball Quick Tip

  My first year ever coaching was for my middle son's t-ball team. The games were three innings and each half inning was played until the complete batting order batted around then the teams switched. About a third into the season I realized the players at the bottom of the line-up were missing out on a big part of the game. Because if they got on base they were the last ones to do so in the inning, once the last player batted, the inning was over. They never experienced the running of the bases…See More
Jan 8
Marty Schupak posted a blog post

A T-Ball Tip That Is A Sure Thing

Here's an idea that has been a "home run" during my youth coaching career since I started doing it. Have a team newsletter.  Ask for a volunteer to do this at your parent's meeting. You'll get more than one volunteer. For a ten game t-ball season, you can have three newsletters. For a fifteen game season have four. You determine the number based on the number of games your t-ball team plays. Here are a few musts:1) It must be a hard copy, not an e-mail.2) It must be one page only and keep it…See More
Jan 5
Dave Holt liked Marty Schupak's blog post T-Ball Parents Meeting-A Must For Coaches
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Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Left
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Baseball Author
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, High School
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Derek Jeter
He comes prepared to get on base wherever he hits the ball.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Tim Lincecum-He gives 110% on every pitch!
Additional Playing/Coaching Info (If applicable, include detailed info here such as - HS, College, Pro Leagues, Summer Leagues, Arm Speed, 60 Time, Catcher Pop Time, etc.):
I've coaches baseball for 21 years.
More About Me:
I created the Baseball PakPad App for the iPhone and iPad touch to organize rosters,batting order and to keep pitch counts.
I am the author of the book "YOUTH BASEBALL DRILLS" and have produced 10 baseball instructional videos including the best selling DVD:
"THE 59 MINUTE BASEBALL PRACTICE".
I also tour the country running coaching clinics for coaches of youth players 7-12 years old. My clinic:
"Beyond Balls & Strikes & How To Run A Practice" has been attended by over 2,000 youth coaches.
Website:
http://YouthSportsClub.com

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T-Ball America's Marty Schupak has posted a new Quick Tip on hitting for 1st year t-ballers.

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 5:25pm 0 Comments

 Older youth players are involved in baseball mainly to hit the ball, unless they are 100% pitchers. In t-ball, once the kids experience hitting the baseball off the batting tee, many of them get hooked. Coaches have to remember that for many new players hitting off the batting tee will be their first experience. Let’s put them in a position to succeed. If you approach t‒ball like we are all ambassadors of baseball, it is in the sport’s best interest to…
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T-Ball America & Marty Schupak has posted a "Quick Tip." Instructional cues can be effective!

Posted on February 19, 2017 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Quick Tip #14



  Instructional cues are keywords that can communicate a proper technique and do it quickly. Instructional cues are short phrases and sometimes can be comprised of one word. The beauty of these instructional cues are that young kids will absorb them. T-Ball can be considered “instructional cue heaven” for coaches and parents.…

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T-Ball America & Marty Schupak has posted a "Quick Tip." Put away the cell phones!

Posted on February 17, 2017 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

  I’ve already given some t-ball non-playing tips such as a team newsletter. Here’s something to try. A no cell phone day! I live outside New York City and frequent there a lot. I like many people are amazed with the cell phone craze and social media, texting etc. It has gotten out of hand. And in many cases rude. When I would be in New York City stopped at a red light, most people that looked to be under 30-years …

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The T Ball Game, Laugh It Up!

Posted on February 12, 2017 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

 
“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”
                                                                                                        ‒‒ Mark Twain
  In the course of a t‒ball season, there will be more funny things that happen during your games and practices than in any other baseball league and most other sports…
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At 4:06pm on November 7, 2011, Bill Stanton said…
Happy Birthday Marty!
At 10:30am on August 22, 2010, Bill Stanton said…
Marty- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!
At 9:32am on August 22, 2010, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Marty!

Enjoy the site and have fun making more baseball connections. Join your State Group, publish your thoughts in your status, add a blog or discussion, and upload some photos and videos. Please invite your current and former teammates to join the baseball player community here. Just click the "Enter Email Addresses" button on the Invite page.

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