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Added by Marty Schupak on February 22, 2017 at 5:25pm — No 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.…Continue
Added by Marty Schupak on February 19, 2017 at 10:00am — No 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 …
Added by Marty Schupak on February 17, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments
It is said that only about six per cent of the United States population gets to spend a lifetime working in a profession the person dreamed of since childhood. Bob Wirz, a Stratford, CT resident and new inductee into the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame, believes he is part of a much smaller group who has lived a long life rubbing shoulders with the biggest names in baseball without ever swinging a bat or throwing a ball beyond the scruffiest of diamonds.
"The Passion of…Continue
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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,…
Added by Marty Schupak on February 5, 2017 at 11:46am — No Comments
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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.…
Added by Marty Schupak on January 31, 2017 at 9:45pm — No Comments
Thought I'd start to compile a good list of some of my favorite baseball training resources around the web.
Baseball-Links.com - HUGE site full of baseball resources.…
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Matt Imhof: I won't be defined by my worst day
Baseball pitchers can avoid significant shoulder and elbow injuries however they need two things, a strong posterior rotator cuff, internal mobility and pronation of the forearm through release point. If any pitcher can get these three things right, you will eliminate shoulder issues.
The posterior cuff is the back side of the shoulder. You can see from the photo, there is less muscle mass on the back side…
Added by Rene LeBlanc on January 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Do you hear 'coaching cues' like...
• "come on, you have to make sure its a good one"
• "a walk is as good as a hit"
• "don't help em out now"
• "take a good look at it"
If yes, we need to work with your hitting 'cues'. The right hitting Communication cues can transform your teams hitting culture.
See where your system scores....…Continue
Added by Dave Holt on January 24, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments
The mental game of pitching is one of the most misunderstood parts of the baseball. Many pitchers with undetermined attitudes and mediocre coaching can leave one very frustrated and insecure. Insecurity creates doubt which creates a severe lack of confidence. Once confidence is gone the pitcher is “gone.” Good coaches have good tendencies on when to pull a pitcher from a game by being able to…Continue
Added by Rene LeBlanc on January 21, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by Marty Schupak on January 18, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments