How To Be A Good Youth Baseball Coach- Without Even Trying.

How To Be A Good Youth Baseball Coach- Without Even Trying. The best part about coaching kids is they are sponges. They pick up on every little thing you do. Sometimes to a fault. When I was going through my Mike Epstein Hitting Certification Course Mike said something I will never forget. He said, “If you can’t do it, don’t.” What he meant was you may not be able to physically do some of the things you are asking your players to. I know that…

Youth Baseball Bat Review

Youth Baseball Bat Review Easton S3 -13 2 1/4″ Aluminum Baseball Bat Product:Easton S3 -13 2 1/4″ Aluminum baseball bat. Price: $159.99 (Retail) Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon $159.99 SPECS: Lengths from 28″- 32″ all weights -13 oz. (subtract 13 from the length to get weight in oz.) My Rating: 7 out of 10 Easton S3 -13 2 1/4″ Aluminum Baseball Bat Review Youth league baseball bats are not a very complicated subject. Picking the right one is. I have been asked countless times, “What…

First Base

Youth Baseball First Base Drills The important thing to remember about position specific drill in youth baseball is that you might not have practice time to really work on these drills. They are good to know and if you have dedicated players these drills will be something that they will be able to do on their own time. You can spend a few minutes before or after practice showing players these drills and they can work on them at home. There are really two important…

Easy First Youth Baseball Practice Plan

Youth Baseball Practice Plan Made Easy. Your first thought when creating a practice plan is what do I need to teach my team/ players today. These are going to be the things that at the end of the year will make your team/ players better. The second thought is going to be what drills you can use to accomplish your first goal. Pretty simple if you need to work on hitting batting practice can get that done but doesn’t really help you make your players…

Free Baseball Drills You Need To Know

Free Youth Baseball Drills You Need To Know. Today I want to give you 2 free youth baseball drills you need to use every practice. The first one is going to be easy it is a base running drill. It will keep every player moving and if they are not they are catching their breath so they can. The second drill will be a little more complicated but I used it with my T-ball teams. There are other versions of the drill that you can…

Teaching Baseball FUNdamentals

Teaching Baseball FUNdamentals. Today I am going to discuss teaching baseball fundamentals. What are baseball fundamentals. To quote one of my all time favorite movies, “You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball…” (“Bull Durham,” 1988) that about sums it up. Throw the ball. When throwing a baseball you are going to want to teach young players to use their whole body. Small arms with underdeveloped muscles tire quickly. If their mechanics are right they will be able to throw more…

Youth Baseball Coaching Tips

Youth Baseball Coaching Tips. Today I am going to throw out a few Youth Baseball Coaching Tips. I will be emphasizing keeping things simple. Everything about baseball can be complicated. If you ever get to go to a Major League facility during spring training or even batting practice. Not pregame BP real batting practice when they are in the cages with the computers and video cameras. You will see what complicating baseball is all about. What a mess those guys are. If you had to…

Getting started coaching youth baseball

This is my first post on this site. This site is new. I am a baseball guy. Just a guy like most of you who was taught by a caring group of concerned adults.Take a look at the about me page for a more in depth look at who you are choosing to get tips from. I chose to take the lessons passed on to me a continue to pass them on to future generations. The main reason that I chose to start this site…