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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

Tags: tips, Tee, ball, drills, Little

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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Tee Ball: Miss The Tee Drill

By T-Ball AmericaA challenging exercise for young kids is for the coach or parent to tie a rope at the end of a bat or pole. The rope is then hung over the batting tee with room for a bat to pass between the tee and the end of the rope. The player must swing the bat without hitting the batting tee or the rope. As the player swings through the empty space, which promotes bat control and hand‒eye coordination, the coach will…See More
Dec 8
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Tee Ball Drill-Color Code Hitting

 By T-Ball America  Giving young t‒ballers a target to focus on is a good idea. Just as it was important to keep their eyes on the ball when fielding, it is equally important to do so when hitting. Getting young players to keep their head and eyes on the ball is a challenge on all levels. Color‒coding the baseballs will give the hitter something to focus on.   Besides using a color, stickers is even a better idea. The…See More
Dec 6
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Tee Ball High/Low Throw!

By T-Ball AmericaYoung players will progress with their baseball skills differently. This is a drill that some players may get and others may not. Run either a rope or a strip of blue painters tape across a fence.Have players spaced apart and holding a pickle ball or any type of plastic ball. Call out either “high or low.” On the “high” command the player must throw the ball above the blue tape. On the “low” command the…See More
Dec 5
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T-Ball Color Code Fielding

From T-Ball AmericaColor code some of your team’s supply of baseballs with blue and yellow masking tape. One‒third of the baseballs will be coded blue, a third coded yellow, and a third natural white. We want to emphasize the importance for young players to keep their eyes on the ball. The Color Code Fielding Drill is excellent and challenging. The coach will toss a ball underhand on the ground and the fielder must watch…See More
Dec 3
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Tee Ball Paddle Catch

From: www.TBallAmerica.comJust as catching ground balls barehanded will force players to use both hands, the Paddle Catch drill will also do the same thing. Take a round piece of plywood or a Ping‒Pong racquet without the handle. Attach a light cotton glove with the tip of the fingers cut off to the back of the paddle so the player can comfortably put his hand inside of it.You want to try to do it correctly so the glove is…See More
Dec 2
Bill Stanton commented on Marty Schupak's blog post OVER COACHING IN YOUTH BASEBALL
"Rod-  I see coaches like this frequently. You've heard of the "Ump Show"..  I call it the "Coach Show". These guys think they are the reason everyone is at the field. Talking, yelling.. nonstop during games. It…"
Oct 16
Tom Schwindy commented on Marty Schupak's blog post Square Bunt vs. Pivot Bunt In Youth Baseball
"Marty:   We had a great coach when I was a kid, he taught us how to but with Wiffle balls and the yellow thin bat. As I read through your explanations I was taken back to a day I can no longer find in my head, yet I still can see it! He too had…"
Oct 16
Dave Vaccaro commented on Marty Schupak's blog post Square Bunt vs. Pivot Bunt In Youth Baseball
"Another tip.......with no strikes, play with the line...So what if you bunt it foul. "
Oct 16
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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
Oct 13
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…"
Oct 10
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…"
Oct 9
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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
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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

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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Tee Ball Drills-Hit It Across The Country

Posted on December 11, 2018 at 6:00am 0 Comments

From: www.tballamerica.com

The best drills that have the most meaning and create the best bonding with parents and their own kids are drills that take some time to prepare. Take a milk carton, any size. Cut a hole in the bottom. Run a rope through it about 20‒25 feet long from a fence, a…

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Tee Ball Drills-Hit It Across The Country

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 9:03pm 0 Comments

From: www.tballamerica.com

The best drills that have the most meaning and create the best bonding with parents and their own kids are drills that take some time to prepare. Take a milk carton, any size. Cut a hold in the bottom. Run a rope through it about 20‒25 feet long from a fence, a…

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Tee Ball: Miss The Tee Drill

Posted on December 8, 2018 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

By T-Ball America

A challenging exercise for young kids is for the coach or parent to tie a rope at the end of a bat or pole. The rope is then hung over the batting tee with room for a bat to pass between the tee and the end of the rope. The player must swing the bat…

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Tee Ball Drill-Color Code Hitting

Posted on December 6, 2018 at 9:31pm 0 Comments

 By T-Ball America  

Giving young t‒ballers a target to focus on is a good idea. Just as it was important to keep their eyes on the ball when fielding, it is equally important to do so when hitting. Getting young players to keep their head and eyes on the ball is a…

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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…
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