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…

What pitch do you throw/call with the game on the line? Why?

Some possible correct answers: 1-Your pitchers best pitch 2-Pitchers best pitch and having the confidence in that pitcher to throw it at any count! 3-A 3-2 deuce 4-Play the percentages. Stick with the fastball. A good hitter gets out 7 out of 10 times. It’s when you try to get fancy that you make a…

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,…

Dugout Rules for Baseball…Youth, High School, College…”Rules for the Dugout”

Dugout Rules -Coach Corey Twigg 1 – Players and coaches ONLY in the dugout and general dugout area – Parents will drop off drinks and snacks before the game so that they are not bothering the players or the coaches during the game 2 – Bats – Should not be swung in or right around…

Baseball Drill…Youth to adult…The “Gator” Baseball Fielding Drill

Youth Baseball Fielding Drill (“The Gator”) This drill is done with 2-4 players and 1 coach *Coach teaches 1st – The Glove hand is the bottom jaw or choppers of the alligator – The free hand is the top jaw or choppers of the alligator The Coach will roll or hit ground balls to the…

Baseball Drills…Youth to College…How Do You Feel about them? (Baseball drills from youth to adult)

My thoughts about baseball drills: -Coach Corey Twigg Besides live baseball work, creating game-like drills is the best/smartest thing that you can do as a coach.  Drills truly are the little pieces of the puzzle, which fit together perfectly to make the game a whole. The game of baseball boils down completely to: Being able to…

Baseball Positions…What Position Should Each Player Play? How Do I Know What Position to Play Them In?

How to decide what position your kids should play in baseball? 1 – Pitcher – Good arm – Accurate Thrower – Capable of learning proper throwing technique to stay away from injury 2 – Catcher – Good Athlete – Size is not an issue – Flexible – Not afraid of the ball – Good arm…