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It Doesn't Have to Be that Way

Know the reasons kids quit playing at young ages and understand that you can change those with your coaching.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on October 19, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Keeping Players Engaged

Baseball coaching tips of the day. Keeping players engaged is a never-ending process, not to mention a challenge. Try these for…
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Added by Jack Perconte on October 18, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

You Can't Do It All

When I began coaching, I wanted everything to be perfect. I believed the only way this would happen was if I did everything. Before long, I was completely overwhelmed, which made things far from perfect.
 
Even though it’s “only” youth sports, managing…
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Added by Jack Perconte on October 17, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Get off to the the Right Start

Youth sports coaching tips of the day - Getting off to the right start.
A part of tryouts is preparing to tell players and their parentswhy he or she did not make the team. You should do so in an honest, but compassionate way. Just saying a player “wasn’t good enough” isn’t enough. Coaches should detail areas where…
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Added by Jack Perconte on October 16, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How your stride can control more hitters more often.

How your body works?

To make sure we’re on the same page, these are your body’s physiological realities.

  1. Your body uses your throwing arm to offset your stride.
  2. Your body keeps your weight centered between your knees.
  3. “You” make an action and “your body” reacts to…
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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on October 16, 2018 at 2:19pm — 4 Comments

Coach Tip - Staying in Control

Youthsports coaching tips of the day - You should be aware of and in control of your players and players' parents actions.
How much expression of joy athletes can display without seeming like they’re “showing up” the opposition is still something that’s up for discussion. Unfortunately, it’s not only athletes doing…
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Added by Jack Perconte on October 15, 2018 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Baseball Glove treatment for the off season

Hello to ALL

For most of you, it's time to store that glove until spring. But before you pack it away I have a few suggestions for you all.

  • Before storing your glove, it's a good time to clean it up and go over the entire glove. …

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Added by Tom Schwindy on October 15, 2018 at 2:09am — No Comments

Square Bunt vs. Pivot Bunt In Youth Baseball

#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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Added by Marty Schupak on October 13, 2018 at 5:02pm — 2 Comments

Dealing with Losing

Youth sports coaching tips of the day
How you deal with losing is crucial. Try these
* After a tough game, say “Hang in there, we’ll figure it out.” We is a powerful word that will let the players know you are there to help and they do not have to figure…
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Added by Jack Perconte on October 12, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Being Positive?

Youth sports coaching tips of the day
Being positive doesn't mean just making kids feel good about their play.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on October 11, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Building Relationships

Youth sports coaching tips of the day

Coaching is about relationships. Make sure you are doing these:

* Those begin by being willing to listen too.

* Keep the lines of communication open between all the…

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Added by Jack Perconte on October 10, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mitt Relace / Recondition

I began relacing gloves a couple of years ago as a hobby. That hobby has turned into something a little more. I decided awhile back to start a FB page to "show off" and maybe attract some more business. And that it did.

The vast majority of my work is local. Thanks to the FB page I've had a number of gloves shipped to me, including the one I'm posting now. Bill Stanton shipped this thing from New York to Missouri to have it redone. I hope you are pleased Bill!…

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Added by Justin Perkins on October 10, 2018 at 12:28pm — 6 Comments

USA Baseball Develops Coaching Manual for High School Baseball Programs

This is an interesting development. It's good to see more "coaching of the coaches". This should happen in every community with college coaches and HS coaches helping youth coaches and parents with free clinics and advice.
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USA Baseball Develops Coaching Manual…
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Added by Bill Stanton on October 10, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Perspective when Coaching Baseball

Youth sports coaching tips of the day

Practice maintaining perspective by doing the following:

* Never forget the age of your team and never push players beyond reasonable means.

* Keep your cool when: players lose their temper, parents get upset, umpire blows a call, games get tense, or when lose the game.

* Demonstrate and teach…

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Added by Jack Perconte on October 9, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Do you have the energy to command your pitches?

Just so we’re on the same page:

  1. Torque is rotational related energy.
  2. Energy comes from turning potential into kinetic energy.
  3. Your body won’t let you deliver your pitch unless your core is straight up-and-down.

No potential energy, no kinetic…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on October 9, 2018 at 11:10am — No Comments

OVER COACHING IN YOUTH BASEBALL

 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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Added by Marty Schupak on October 9, 2018 at 10:33am — 3 Comments

Bobble Drill For Young Players

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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Added by Marty Schupak on October 8, 2018 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Baseball Coaching tips of the day - Vows to Make

Youth sports coaching tips of the day - 5 vows to make for every practice session :
1. I will consistently teach and lead up to my…
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Added by Jack Perconte on October 8, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Marty Schupak on October 6, 2018 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Youth sports coaching tips of the day. Coaches are not there to just build self-esteem in players, but they should never do anything that takes it away from them. Doing the following ensures that an…

Youth sports coaching tips of the day.
Coaches are not there to just build self-esteem in players, but they should never do anything that takes it away from them. Doing the following ensures that and helps kids feel part of something bigger than themselves.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on October 5, 2018 at 10:18am — No Comments

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