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Added by Jack Perconte on January 16, 2017 at 1:44pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Marty Schupak on January 14, 2017 at 10:04pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Marty Schupak on January 8, 2017 at 1:36pm — No Comments
Added by HENRY MUNEVAR on January 5, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Marty Schupak on January 5, 2017 at 3:08pm — No Comments
Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on January 4, 2017 at 8:18pm — No Comments
My name is Matt and im a hobby wood turner. My boy is 9yrs and is playing in a wood baseball bat league this up coming summer. I was hoping for some input on to the best profile that is best well balanced. Also i will be attempting to make him his first wood bat. is there anyone out that would be willing to share some youth bat measurements with me? Thanks in advance!
Added by Marty Schupak on January 1, 2017 at 9:12pm — No Comments
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Let’s take a brief look at the personalities of the four coaches in the College Football Playoff.
There is Alabama’s Nick Saban, bloodless automaton.
There is Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, tortured genius.
There is Washington’s Chris Petersen, every bit as loose and jovial as Dick Cheney.
And then there is Dabo Swinney, little league baseball coach.
In a little more than a month, the head coach of the…Continue
Added by Pelle Högström on December 23, 2016 at 6:52am — No Comments
Added by Marty Schupak on December 16, 2016 at 10:23pm — No Comments
The Mystery of the Vanishing Screwball
Hector Santiago of the Los Angeles Angels was sitting at a restaurant table in Glendale, Ariz., in March, holding an orange in his left hand. He formed a circle with his thumb and forefinger, then spread his remaining fingers around the fruit with half an inch between each one. He was demonstrating how he…Continue
Added by Grant Clifford on December 15, 2016 at 6:32pm — No Comments
“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”
‒‒ Theodore Roosevelt
I’ve been coaching for 22 years and it happens every year. I receive at least one phone call and it always starts out with the same beginning…
“Hi Marty, first of all I want to say I think you are doing a great job with the kids, but…”
And there it is. Right after…Continue
Discussed already is the need to separate skills with young t-ballers in early season practices. It is better to have players throw without catching, catch without throwing. Here is an easy drill:
On a fence make a line made out of blue painter’s tape. You can make the line long or short but the longer, the more kids can do the drill at once. The player(s) that are going will have a ball in their throwing hand about 20 feet (or shorter to start) from the fence. Th…
Added by Marty Schupak on December 8, 2016 at 6:27pm — No Comments
Added by Bill Stanton on December 8, 2016 at 2:26pm — No Comments
I'm about a month out of completing my research on the Balance Bat and I thought I would post a Pre-Release report to get some feedback. The current research is intended to disprove the impact of the Balance Bat. In simple terms, the I am working to prove that the Balance Bat does not work and in fact prove that the Balance Bat does not significantly improve a player’s swing performance.
My thought process may not be streamlined and in some ways crazy, but for me I am a…Continue
Added by Tracy Clark on December 2, 2016 at 11:01am — No Comments
If you want to hit a 105 mph fastball or stay back on a -10 change up you better start studying pitchers. Your study session is not what pitch they will throw in certain pitch count, but you better study how they train and create so much momentum.
A player wants to square the barrel to the ball with as much force as possible. To achieve this a player must apply Newton’s 2nd Law of Inertia. Newton's second law of motion can be formally stated as follows: The…Continue