Tip of the Month

Team Captains

The next time your team selects captains, try this. Have your team and your staff vote on the captain (or captains) and then let the captain/s pick a couple of players who have strengths in areas she doesn't. It makes...

 

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Coaching Tip from NASA

Coaching requires a lot of quick thinking and creativity. When faced with a problem sometimes simply stepping back and getting a different perspective will allow you to find a better solution. There is a great a great fable about how...

 

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Pitching – The Screwball

For anyone who has a pitcher whose screwball either isn't breaking enough, or else it's acting more like a riseball, try this. Have her enter the release point with her thumb facing forward. This will really help ensure her hand is...

 

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TEAM CHEMISTRY: The Positive Promise

If you have a player or players that are really hard on themselves think about putting into place The Positive Promise. Players can't say anything bad about themselves until they first say something good. So for instance, if a player...

 

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Baserunning – Lead-offs

A good way to help your players know when they should start their lead-offs so they don't leave too soon (before the ball leaves the pitcher's hand) or too late, is to tell them to leave as the pitcher's arm...

 

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TECHNIQUE FOR LEFTY SLAPPERS

Here are some quick keys for helping your lefty slappers become more consistent and effective: Line up about middle of box with bellybutton near middle of plate As pitcher delivers the ball player either takes a cross-over step with the back foot,...

 

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Throwing Accuracy Tip

To help your players be much more accurate with their throws teach your players to always point the instep of their throwing-side foot (right foot for righthanded throwers and left foot for lefthanded throwers) at their target as they begin...

 

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Defense – Read the Play

In football, they teach the quarterback to read the defense while his feet are moving and that once his feet stop moving it's time to throw. In other words, know where your likely play is before you make it. We...

 

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