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Featured Blog Posts – March 2014 Archive (5)

What Makes a Good Hitting Drill?

There are literally millions of hitting drills available on the web right now, many of them are good, but many of them are just plain counterproductive.  When you are a looking for a good hitting drill for your player or team, make sure it accomplishes one ore more of the following criteria.

 

1.) Promote a proper hitting position (body position at foot strike)

2.) Promote decision making and introduces cognitive interference (ideally with ball…

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Added by Kyle Nelson on March 18, 2014 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

Pregame hitting routine for 10-11 year olds

What is your pregame hitting routine and Why?  Weighted balls, Soft Toss into net Wiffle balls any other ideas.

Added by Paul Carroll on March 17, 2014 at 1:53pm — 3 Comments

BATTING ORDER CREATIVITY

In my career coaching youth baseball, I've toyed with different batting order ideas, both to be competitive and to be fair to the players. I was happy to institute a system for tee ball in my league that seemed fair. Our tee ball league has teams play three innings with everyone batting. Just as it should be; outs and runs don’t mean anything. Many of the teams have more than nine…

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Added by Marty Schupak on March 16, 2014 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Looking At Youth Baseball From The Inside



Looking At Youth Baseball From The Inside



In addition to writing our story on high school travel ball and showcases, P.K. Daniel is viewing things from the inside, as the parent of a 10-year-old boy and a…

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Added by Bill Stanton on March 13, 2014 at 11:51am — 4 Comments

NCAA stats: Probability of competing beyond high school

Probability of competing beyond high school

Baseball:  About five in 75, or about 6.8 percent, of high school senior boys interscholastic baseball

players will go on to play men's baseball at a NCAA member institution.…

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Added by Bill Stanton on March 12, 2014 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

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