Tip of the Month

Pitching – Targets

If your pitcher is struggling to hit her target after making adjustments, tell her to change her visual target. If she's missing high - pick a lower target, and if she's missing low - find a slightly higher target. Change...

 

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Slapping – Bat Control

To help your slappers have better bat control on their soft slaps, sometimes called touch slaps, have them work on finishing with the end of their bat pointing where they want the ball to go. This will prevent them from...

 

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Catching – Umpire’s Zone

By the end of the 1st inning have your catchers come back to the dugout and not only tell you exactly where the strike zone is to THIS umpire, but have them write it down on the following picture (so...

 

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Coaching Strategy

Next time you're coaching 3rd base and faced with the decision whether to hold your runner or send her on to score, consider this - is the outfielder having to field a ground ball? If so, send her. Even at...

 

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Hitting – Arrows

Balls don't have brains, they only go where we tell them to go. Every bat has an invisible arrow shooting out of the barrel. Wherever this arrow points when the bat hits the ball is where the ball will go…arrow...

 

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Pitching – Stride

Your pitchers don't need to take a L-O-N-G stride since this often results in an out-of-balance landing. Instead, have your pitcher focus on a powerful or aggressive stride. Powerful vs long - it's exactly what we do with our stride...

 

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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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