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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…Continue
Added by Marty Schupak on December 8, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Youth baseball coaching tips of the day
Here are suggestions to make practices vital and competitive. Fun will result from doing these for the serious players. Remember, making things fun does not mean letting kids do whatever or praising them constantly.
Added by Jack Perconte on December 7, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Marty Schupak on December 6, 2018 at 9:31pm — No Comments
Things to try when kids do these:
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Coaching tips of the day
Understand that athletes’ keys to success, which you have control over, begin with these. Teach the importance of:
Added by Jack Perconte on December 5, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments
When a Pitcher or Coach doesn’t know the rules, they use their experience, beliefs and acquired knowledge to…Continue
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Young 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.…Continue
Added by Marty Schupak on December 5, 2018 at 1:49am — No Comments
The task of keeping players' “heads in the game” is a challenge for many reasons including nervousness, over thinking, and fear. You must be a patient and dedicated coach to develop youth players in all phases of the game, skill development, focus, and strategy.
Focus tips should include:
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Youth Baseball Coaching tips of the day
Many coaches know the game but waste a great amount of time during practice so that a lot of their knowledge never gets out. Try to do the following as often as possible.
Be organized with a detailed, written practice plan. Two-hour practices are a good length of time for kids ten and above, with a half hour less for younger players.…Continue
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Sport’s Parent and Baseball Coaching tip of the day
Grilling kids in the car after games about their play is not a good thing. However, after a “cooling off” period, things you can bring up can include:
You are responsible for displaying and teaching what sportsmanship is all about. That begins with not assuming athletes and parents know what is right and wrong. Explain from the start of the season what conduct is wrong.
Also, point out displays of a lack of sportsmanship that occur at your games or even in the news. If you do something you are not proud of, apologize and…Continue
Added by Jack Perconte on November 29, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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Sports coaching (and parenting) tips of the day
“There is a fine line between being positive and giving false praise.”
Another misconception with coaching youth is that you must make sure kids always feel good about themselves and their play. False praise is harmful to players because it gives them an imperfect reality to sports play and life.
Honesty is best but say things with…Continue
Added by Jack Perconte on November 27, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Drafting High School Pitchers Is a Major Problem for MLB, Health of Young Prospects
By Tom Verducci
November 19, 2018
White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech threw 90 mph at age 14, 94 mph…Continue
Added by Jack Perconte on November 26, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Baseball Coaching tips of the day:
Coaches must be psychologists too, continually helping kids get over disappointments. These words of encouragement are necessary more than ever in today’s youth sports world because kids are under more stress as athletes than ever before with the demands to win and be stars.
Here are some of my most used statements.
✧ Don’t worry about the results, just…Continue
Added by Jack Perconte on November 23, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments