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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

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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

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Tom Schwindy liked Marty Schupak's blog post Square Bunt vs. Pivot Bunt In Youth Baseball
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Square Bunt vs. Pivot Bunt In Youth Baseball

#BaseballCoaching #Little LeagueContrary to the way MLB is evolving I am a big proponent of bunting especially in youth baseball or softball (ages 8-12). Think about it. A nicely placed bunt toward 3rd base that slows or “dies” near the foul line is a tough play for experienced players. On the youth level it is especially tough for the 3rd baseman, pitcher or even the catcher to make the play. There are multiple types of bunts but I generally keep it to 2. The square bunt and the pivot bunt.…See More
yesterday
RodChapman commented on Marty Schupak's blog post OVER COACHING IN YOUTH BASEBALL
"My theory is coach them during practice let them play or swing it how they want in a game.  Talk to them at the next practice if you saw something that might hurt or help them.  We had a coach in our area that would not stop talking from…"
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Bruce Sarte commented on Marty Schupak's blog post OVER COACHING IN YOUTH BASEBALL
"I think it is important to understand what your goals of coaching at different levels should be.. if you are coaching 8-10 year olds, you have to coach them for fun and skill improvement -- not to be the best player on the field.  I see that…"
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Increase Batting Practice Efficiency 40-50%

Most baseball coaches run batting practice wrong.Some Tips for an efficient batting practice that is guaranteed to increase repetitions.1. Always have plenty of baseballs.2. Batting practice is not fielding practice or base running practice. No running last one out.3. Balls hit to fielders should not be thrown to 1st. Players should roll them to two buckets. One behind the pitcher’s mound for infielders and one behind 2nd for outfielders.4. Double on deck should hit off tee. Triple on deck…See More
Oct 6
Marty Schupak posted a blog post

T-Ball Drill Sneak Preview

This is a drill from T-Ball America and Marty Schupak's newest t-ball book due out in 2019.Free Standing Bench Throw Drill #4GoalTo get kids to recognize the bringing of their arm all the way back when throwing a ball.EquipmentA free standing bench that the players can lie down comfortably in a safe situationTime2-4 minutes or 5-10 turns for each playersDescriptionMany times as a coach or a parent we will tell players that…See More
Jul 13
Marty Schupak posted a blog post

T-Ball Drill By Marty Schupak

This t-ball drill is a sneak preview of Marty Schupak and T-Ball America's new book, Youth Baseball Drills: T-Ball, Ages 4-7 Years Olddue out in 2019.Ball Flip Drill GoalTo use the wrist to flip the ball up in the air and see how the ball comes off one’s hand with the backspinEquipmentSponge balls, soft covered baseballs, tennis balls and and rolled up newspaper can be usedTime2-4 minutesDescriptionIf you played sports…See More
Jul 9
Marty Schupak posted a blog post

The Case For No Baseball Gloves In Tee Ball & Youth Baseball!

I maintain Little League and Tee Ball experiment with their players not using gloves. Before you decide to commit me and throw away the key, take a deep breath, relax and I’ll explain why using playing baseball without gloves for say the first two or three games of the season may lead to better ballplayers in the long run. I’m not looking to put Rawlings or Wilson out of business. In fact if my theory holds true then the glove companies will even realize better sales in the long run. The…See More
Jun 2
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Branch Ricky, Breaking The Color Barrier And Baseball Innovator

Branch Ricky was a baseball player and executive who is probably is best remembered for breaking the color barrier signing Jackie Robinson. This was his greatest feat but if you look closely at the man himself, it is incredible what an innovator he was. Rickey was from Stockade Ohio. After high school he went on to play catcher for the Ohio Wesleyan University baseball team. He played both professional baseball and football. An interesting football story was when Rickey played for the Shelby…See More
May 29
Grant Clifford commented on Marty Schupak's blog post Three Things Youth Coaches Don't Practice But Should By Marty Schupak
"Good stuff.  I'd also say that you should put a pitcher on the mound for infield drills. Many kids aren't used to fielding a grounder on the mound."
May 28
Tim Belk commented on Marty Schupak's blog post T-Ball Quick Tip
"Nice, How about coaches stop setting the tee up in the middle of the plate and teach the kids to hit the ball out in front of the plate."
May 28
Kip Gross commented on Marty Schupak's blog post A Myth In Youth Baseball Via An Excerpt Marty Schupak's Newest Book
"I always teach using one hand to catch unless the ball is directly in front of your chest. Be an athlete first. Good work Marty"
May 28
Sarah Bernier commented on Marty Schupak's blog post "Miss The Tee Drill" By Marty Schupak & www.tballamerica.com A most effective drill
"Thanks for sharing, Marty!"
May 28
Bill Stanton commented on Marty Schupak's blog post Why Catch Everything With Two Hands
"Good stuff Marty. Completely agree!"
May 28
Richard Lovell commented on Marty Schupak's blog post Why Catch Everything With Two Hands
"Completely agree. "You can't make a great playing trying to catch with two hands"...this was said to me once by a good baseball man, Rich Sundberg, as we talked about, well, baseball. I have always agreed with this, but inevitably and…"
May 28

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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Square Bunt vs. Pivot Bunt In Youth Baseball

Posted on October 13, 2018 at 5:02pm 0 Comments

#BaseballCoaching #Little League

Contrary to the way MLB is evolving I am a big proponent of bunting especially in youth baseball or softball (ages 8-12). Think about it. A nicely placed bunt toward 3rd base that slows or “dies” near the foul line is a tough play for experienced players. On the youth level it is especially tough for the 3rd baseman, pitcher or even the…

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OVER COACHING IN YOUTH BASEBALL

Posted on October 9, 2018 at 10:33am 2 Comments

 When a batter swings and misses on the first pitch, how many of us have seen all the batting coaches in the dugout and even the bleachers yelling out instructions? You’ll hear shouts of “elbow up,” or “elbow down.” Or you might hear “Billy, get closer to the plate” or “Billy, step back from the plate.” We all hear this one, usually with two strikes: “Billy, choke up on the bat.” How about a coach or parent having the batter call time out after two strikes so…

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Bobble Drill For Young Players

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 6:34pm 0 Comments

The Bobble Drill can have long term positive fielding techniques for youth baseball and softball players.
1) This can be done with any infield drill.
2) When fielding a grounder, have the player scoop the ball up.
3) Just before the transfer to the throwing hand, the…
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Increase Batting Practice Efficiency 40-50%

Posted on October 6, 2018 at 3:45pm 0 Comments

Most baseball coaches run batting practice wrong.

Some Tips for an efficient batting practice that is guaranteed to increase repetitions.

1. Always have plenty of baseballs.

2. Batting practice is not fielding practice or base running practice. No running last one out.

3. Balls hit to fielders…

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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!

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