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Making Select Baseball Team & Event Searches Easier

Over the past few years, I found that more and more teams were placing their events on Facebook groups and it seemed to me to be pointless. Most of the teams were not the age group I was looking for, were too far away to paly for or simply just not a good fit. 

As a result, I've worked over the past 3 years building SelectBaseballTeams.com and have worked hard to make it an all-encompassing source of…

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Added by Chris Sloan on January 17, 2019 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Going Beyond to Be the Best You can Be

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Many things help you stand out as a good coach. Here are a few others to consider:
* Be sure you are not the source of the pressure during games. Coaches often think they are nothing but positive, but they might be placing pressure on teams without realizing it. Parents often…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 17, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Fanatical Command.

How your body works.

Whether pitching or merely going through your daily activities, your body is hardwired to keep itself in balance.

Your body accomplishes this by giving you no choice but to end your front leg lift with your weight centered in one of two places.

  • You end your front leg with your weight centered over your back…
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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on January 17, 2019 at 9:15am — No Comments

The "No Fun" Kid

Baseball coaching tips of the day

One rule I like to have for team members - No sleepovers the night before games, especially day games. Overtired kids are no fun to coach and they will have no fun either. Explain that to parents.
Know the signs of an exhausted kid or ones on their way to burn…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 16, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Creating A Smooth Season

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Coaches Rules for Parents. Ask parents to:
✧ Strive to get their child to games and practices on time.
✧ Let you know as soon as possible…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 15, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Bigger Stronger Faster Begins with You

Baseball Coaching Tips of the Day

You should incorporate strengthening exercises into the last ten minutes of each practice. In this age of growing concern over obesity, a little conditioning work at practice can help kids learn the importance of it in…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 14, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Building Focus Skills Begin with These

Baseball coaching tips of the day

The ability to focus and calm the mind is another quality for player success. Those learned qualities are difficult when athletes must deal with over-demanding coaches and parents. When adults expect too much, they inhibit player concentration and the chances of success diminish. Athletes end of playing not to make mistakes and pleasing their parents and coaches. They…

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Added by Jack Perconte on January 11, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Care but Do It with Integrity and Class

Baseball Coaching tips of the Day

Care, but Learn to Do it Right

Even the sports coaches, who act like complete jerks and display behavior that is questionable in today’s sports culture, have the most important ingredient for sports coaching. The quality that the great coaches display is - they care that “all” players improve and coach with that attitude.…

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Added by Jack Perconte on January 10, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Negativity Inspires Noone

Baseball coaching tips of the day

It is contradictory for coaches to preach team, teamwork, and team unity and then do the opposite with their behavior. Unfortunately, many coaches fall into this trap and they may even lose the team’s respect.
When you become overtly negative towards a player, or…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 9, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Control every hitter.

How your pitching sequence works.

When you do your normal delivery in slow-motion, one of two things happen. Either …

  1. You can’t help but end your movements with a spontaneous throwing (re)action or
  2. Your movements completely stop when your front foot strikes the ground and, to complete your delivery, you must think about making a…
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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on January 9, 2019 at 9:29am — No Comments

Rules for the Team

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
From day 1, coaches should institute three rules of behavior with the team.
1. No negative comments – any words directed at anyone that are meant to embarrass another is unacceptable.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 8, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Power of Never

Baseball coaching tips of the day
 
The best way to keep everyone’s trust is to never lose it in the first place.
 
The…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 7, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

T-Ball Drill By Marty Schupak & T-Ball America-"Bench Throw Drill"

#TeeBall #LittleLeague #BaseballCoaching #YouthSports #BaseballPitching

You can have books written just on throwing. Coaches and parents need to understand that if there is one skill that should be worked on individually this is it! Because five year‒olds may not lack strength and coordination, we as t‒ball coaches may be asking them to perform the throwing skill a certain…

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Added by Marty Schupak on January 5, 2019 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Coaching Baseball Communication

How to be an Effective Baseball Coach

Good baseball communication is necessary for winning and for good baseball. Many signals transpire pre-pitch from the bench to players and between players. Even more important is the baseball communication that must occur once balls are in play. Without effective talk, the ability to get outs is…

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Added by Jack Perconte on January 4, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Newspaper Throw & Hit by T-Ball America & Marty Schupak

A great T-Ball drill that is non‒threatening to players who may have a fear of getting hurt. Roll up a few newspapers, and do it right in front of your players. They will have fun with this. Have a catch with the newspaper ball with his players. The newspaper is lighter, and moves slower than a baseball. Players will have a great shot at being successful in this drill. This is a progression drill when introducing the skill of…
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Added by Marty Schupak on January 4, 2019 at 10:32am — No Comments

Setting Boundaries with Parents

Baseball coaching tips of the day
From the first meeting with team parents
* Specify the behavior you expect to see of them, ask for their trust, and encourage them to approach you with concerns instead of complaining and second guessing behind…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 3, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Overcoming Fear of Failure

Baseball coaching tips of the day

 
I hate to admit it, but there were times early in my major league career that I played scared on the baseball field. I was so afraid I would screw up that my concentration level was not where it should have been. With that weak mental outlook, the result was exactly that – I…
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Added by Jack Perconte on January 2, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Only Solution to Pitching Excellence

Only here will you find the one movement sequence guaranteed to produce sustainable pitching success! 

Your pitching motion contains more movement combinations than a Rubik’s Cube.  

A Rubik’s Cube has billions of movement combinations, but a series of very…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on January 2, 2019 at 10:39am — No Comments

5 Lessons I've Learned as a Student-Athlete (by Jeremy Johnson)

5 Lessons I've Learned as a Student-Athlete

  • Published on December 30, 2018

Jeremy Johnson

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-lessons-ive-learned-student-athlete-jeremy-johnson/

College hit me hard. When I got my class schedule and saw that I only had 3 classes on Monday,…

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Added by Bill Stanton on January 1, 2019 at 11:19am — No Comments

6 vs. 6 T-Ball Game, The best way to compete in t-ball

By Marty Schupak and www.TBallAmerica.com

Teach players a game of 6 on 6 t-ball.

Equipment

No gloves. Soft covered ball. A batting tee and drop…

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Added by Marty Schupak on December 29, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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