Catching Fly Balls

Catching Fly Balls I have coached for nearly 20 years, at nearly every level except MLB…And in that time, I have said this to countless numbers of people.  I get the same puzzled look from each and every one of them, each and every time that I say it.  With youth players, the hardest thing…

Remember the Game “Pickle” as a Young Baseball Player? Here’s a Great Story About the Game Which Helped All of Us Learn Run-Downs!

Who remembers the game “Pickle?” A group of boys, one day, decided to play a game of pickle down at the local baseball field.  With four boys, they decided that 2 players would be the fielders/catchers/guys standing at each base, and that the other 2 boys would be the runners, who were actually “in the…

The Relay Throwing Drill for Baseball…The Cut-Off Baseball Drill…Learning How to Use the Cut-Off Man in baseball

Baseball Drills: This drill is mainly used for learning the proper way to complete the single or double cut-off in baseball. This drill is for the defense, and can utilize the entire TEAM at different points. Please feel free to add in other ideas, steps, or contests and fun. You should have already taught throwing,…

Baseball Drill…Youth to Adult…The “Football Pass” Outfield Drill

“Football Pass” Outfield Drill for Baseball This drill is done with a group of about 5 players and 1 coach The player who is up faces the coach The rest of the line is behind the coach The coach points over the player’s left or right shoulder The player then “drop steps” and breaks in…

Baseball Drills…Youth… A Throwing Game Called 21

Baseball Drills:  Throwing Game Playing catch – A game of 21 When playing catch, each player is throwing for their partner’s chest -If you hit the receiver in the chest, you get 3 points -If the receiver has to reach a little bit outside of his body, you get 2 points -If the receiver has…