Tip of the Month

Better Bunting

To help your bunters keep from bunting the ball too hard or else pushing the bottom of the ball and popping up, try this. Teach your players to Reach Early and Catch Late. This means when your player turns into...

 

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Catching – Blocking

One of the hardest things for catchers to learn is to drop to their knees and block balls in the dirt. They've been taught their whole life to catch with their glove and now we need them to use their...

 

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Outfield – Flyballs

An important thing to make sure both your left and right fielders know is that any flyball that goes between where they are playing and the foul line will continue to move toward the fouline. That means that both of...

 

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Baserunning – Heads-Up

To help your baserunners see the ball better and make better, and faster decisions, get them to run with their heads UP! It's pretty common for runners to get their heads down when trying to run fast, and while the...

 

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Hitting – Slapping

To help your slappers keep their slaps in fair territory instead of hitting foul balls down the 3rd base line try practicing using real softballs instead of whiffle balls or lite flight balls. Whiffle balls are so light that slappers...

 

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Double Play Practice

The first out of a double play is THE most important out! To help make sure your players execute more successful double plays have them practice feeding the ball at an upward angle toward the player who is receiving...

 

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Catching – Low Pitches

To help your catchers get more low pitches called for strikes have them reach out more for the pitch so their elbow is almost straight, but not stiff. This allows the catcher's glove (with the ball in it) not to...

 

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Fielding – Backhand Toss

Whenever your players have a short distance toss close to a base and the base is on their throwing-hand side, they'll need to use a backhand toss. An important key for this toss includes staying close to the ground by...

 

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