3 Steps to Teaching Proper Fielding Technique

Proper fielding technique is key to maximizing your kids potential. The is video below is one of the highest quality I have found demonstrating the right technique for fielding a ground ball. There are 3 steps. Baseball Ready Position – Getting Ready Proper Fielding Position – Actually fielding the ball Left Inside Hip Hands at […]

Bunt Defense with Runner on First Base

This video demonstrates the Bunt Defense with a Runner on First Base. The third basemen and pitcher are charging. The shortstop is covering second. The first basemen has to make a read on the ball. See full story on youtube.com Related posts: 5 Bunt Defense Diagrams How to Field the Bunt 4 Corners Drill Baseball […]

7 Tips for Teaching Better Outfield Footwork to Kids

Good outfield footwork can make playing the outfield easier and can also increase your kids outfield coverage. By teaching your kids proper footwork, you can decrease the number of balls that drop in for base hits. 1) It first starts with mental preparation, knowing how many outs there are and where the base-runner’s are located. Great outfielders […]

How to Choose the Right Baseball Glove – 5 Steps

In this article I want to help answer the question, “How to Choose the Right Baseball Glove”. I put together 5 questions that will help you figure out the best glove.   Step #1:  What hand does your kid throw with?  Are they right-handed or left-handed? If your kid throws with his right hand, then […]

How to Throw a Baseball Properly

This article has many different strategies on how to throw a baseball properly. It starts with a mental shift in warming up before a game. You want to work on your throwing mechanics before a game.  It isn’t just a warm-up. Approach warm up time as a matter of team pride, providing your players with a […]

5 Bunt Defense Diagrams

  Bunt defense and offense can win and lose games. They always happen when the game is on the line. This article has 5 bunt defense diagrams to help you teach your kids how to handle them. Suicide Squeeze Diagram Drag Bunt Diagram (above) Push Bunt Diagram Slash Bunt Diagram Slash and Run Diagram   […]

First Base Footwork: Don Mattingly Shows You How

The footwork at first base isn’t complex, but you need to know how to teach it. Don Mattingly teaches how to find the base and adjust your stretch depending on where the ball is hit and where the throw is going. See full story on youtube.com Related posts: 7 Tips for Teaching Better Outfield Footwork […]

Balloon Drill for Soft Hands in Catching and Bunting

Here are a few drills for the younger baseball players. There is a water balloon drill for soft hands and a drill for help with bunting.   Little League Hitting Drills sometimes requires the coach to be creative in order to break up the monotony of BP and a normal practice. Here’s some ideas which can be […]

How to Field the Bunt

The bunt usually happens in the most crucial parts of the game. The other team is trying to move a runner to second or third so that they can tie the game or for a go-ahead run. Having the proper instruction will increase the odds that your team will make the play.   There are […]

How to Execute a Baseball Rundown

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