Little League Baseball Rules- Part II

Little League Baseball Rules- Part II In this second edition of Little League baseball rules we are going to go over some things that happen to batter’s. There are a lot of things that can happen in a batter’s box besides hitting. I hope this helps you get through some of those things if they happen to you or your player’s. HBP Getting hit by a pitched baseball is one of the most traumatic things that most young baseball players have to deal with. As…

Little League Baseball Rules- you need to know

Little League Baseball Rules- you need to know There are a lot of rules in the 2017 Little League Baseball official rule book. You need to know all of these rules. If you don’t know the rules of the game you are coaching or playing you can’t be the best coach you can be for your players. This is a series of posts that will go over some of the Little League Baseball rules you need to know. Knowledge is power. I am going to…

How To Be A Good Youth Baseball Coach

How To Be A Good Youth Baseball Coach When we talk about how to be a good youth baseball coach what do we mean? Well I would like to take a little time to go over some of the things that I have come across. I will go over what it means to give and what you get when you do. If you talk to most people who have been involved with the game of baseball for a while they will relay the messages that the…

4 Youth Baseball Drills- 4 Practice

4 Youth Baseball Drills- 4 Practice I am going to go over 4 youth baseball drills today. All of these drills are great for building a practice around. In baseball you have to work on fielding, pitching, hitting and base running. I am going to give you one drill for each of these. You supply the baseballs. Fielding A good fielding drill will build a players skill level and confidence. This drill does both it is similar to playing hot potato. The players will all…

Youth Baseball Pitching Drill- Accuracy

Youth Baseball Pitching Drill- Accuracy I firmly believe that if you can’t throw strikes you can’t pitch. Most youth baseball pitching drills focus on mechanics and throwing harder. The majority of good pitchers will throw around 70% of their pitches for strikes. I think that younger pitchers should throw for a higher percentage than that. Basically a great professional pitcher has spent years honing his craft. Most are able to throw a baseball within a baseballs width of where they want to at any given time. They…

Teaching Kids Baseball- How and Why

Teaching Kids Baseball- How and Why I know the title says How and then Why but I am going to approach this the other way around. Mainly because in most things if you have a good reason why the how will take care of itself. Everybody has a why. I will list a few of the bad reasons why  and then give you a good one. In case your real why is one of the bad ones. Why I have seen coaches that are coaching a…

Youth Baseball Fielding Drills- You need to know

Youth Baseball Fielding Drills- You need to know. There are a few youth baseball fielding drills you need to know. I would like to go over a few today. The most important part of baseball drills/ practice for young players is to make sure it is fun. The more fun they are having the easier it will be to keep them focused and get the most out of your drills. Around the horn This drill is as easy as it gets. It might take your…

Youth Baseball Coaches- What Are You Thinking

YOUTH BASEBALL COACHES- What are you thinking, hitting, pitching, fielding, base running what are we going to do today? I am looking to help you. First I would like to know what it is that you don’t think you know. So today I am going to try to fill in some blanks and maybe you will get me where I need to go. When it comes to hitting a baseball most youth baseball hitting drills are simple. The fence drill, the 123 drill these are…

Youth Baseball Training Aids- Good and the Bad

Youth Baseball Training Aids- Good and the Bad When it comes to youth baseball training aids, there are thousands. Some are good; some are not. I am going to give you a couple of training aids that I find to be very useful. I will also steer you away from a couple that are just not worth the hype. Hitting Aids First I would like to introduce you to a few of hitting aids that I find useful. The HIT STICK is as useful as…

Youth Baseball Hitting Tips- 1,2,3 Hitting is That Easy

Youth Baseball Hitting Tips- 1,2,3 Hitting Is That Easy I would like to go over one of the most useful drills I know to make a hitter better. The 1,2,3 drill will work to teach a child that has never hit before and can be used by big league hitters to fine tune their mechanics. This drill is the Swiss Army Knife of hitting instructors. The principal of this drill is to strip a players swing down to the raw mechanics. You will eliminate all…