How to Teach Cuts and Relays for First Baseman

Aug 26, 2020

Baseball Coach Training

Teach Cuts and Relays for the First Baseman

Hey guys, in this video, we're going to talk about cuts and relays. As a first baseman, as we move up to the bigger field especially, we are the cutoff man for both right field and center field. I know a lot of times on the little league field, the pitcher's the cutoff man for left center and right, but as we get to the bigger...

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Drills for Pitchers After Pitching

Aug 22, 2020

The Tempo Run and Long Distance Running


Q:  What should pitchers do after throwing a bullpen or pitching in a game to help in their recovery.


Coach Mike Nikorak talks about 2 ways that are very helpful and can help your pitchers and players recover quicker and healthier.


 The First method is long distance running often times called 'Poles' in which we run from...

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5 Quick Tips for Baseball Tryouts

Aug 20, 2020

If you have a son or daughter that is getting ready to tryout, here are 5 quick tips for them to keep in mind. Attitude is everything!  Control what you can by being be prepared, positive and healthy. 

  1. RU READY!Preparation, you worked hard to put yourself in a great position and your mind is ready. Keep a positive mindset. 
  2. Healthy Meals- Make sure you eat a healthy meal,...
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It's on You! Coach the Best into Them!

Aug 05, 2020

It's on You

As the summer season starts to wind down we have been asked the same question over and over.

Coaches are Saying ...

"We are having a really hard time with the parents"...

"The parents are getting so overbearing and controlling that we want to sometimes quit coaching" ...

"Can you give us some tips on how to better control our parents" ...

Coaches we hear you- These are all...

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Walking Pick Drill

Aug 04, 2020

The Walking Pick Drill

We are often asked the question?

What is a good drill to help our players stay low and to help them scoop or pick the ball better?

That is a great question and we are showing the 'walking pick drill.'

You can do this drill at home, in the house, or at practice.

How to execute the drill

Grab a baseball and get to work.  You toss up the ball and you focus on staying in...

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The Recovery Drill for Infielders

Aug 01, 2020

Infield Bobble Drill


Do your players freak out when they bobble the ball.


Does 1 mistake lead to 2 mistakes on a bad ground ball.


We have the SOLUTION ... The Recovery Drill


Don't panic when you miss play the ball, instead recover.


Many players when they misplay the ball they freak out and grab the ball and air mail it to first base.  Help teach your...

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How to Teach a Pitcher a Change Up

Jul 30, 2020

What is a Change Up, and WHY is it important?

Why throw one?-


When to throw one?- 


Mike Nikorak a 1st round draft pick in the 2015 MLB draft by the Colorado Rockies tells us first hand the importance ..


A change up is a secondary pitch used to throw off the hitter's timing.


If and when a hitter seems to be timing up your fastball then mixing up pitches...

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Outfield Drills with Agility Ladder and Tennis Balls

Jul 29, 2020

Need more outfield drills?

Are you trying to help your players be more athletic?

Are you struggling with directional and range drills?

Here are some good ways to help your players.

It is important that any athlete or individual who is performing these drills properly warms up his or her muscles and joints. Since agility exercises require multi-directional movements, then there should be a focus...

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Sprints and Agility for Pitchers

Jul 22, 2020

The Importance of Speed and Agility

We are building some competitiveness into our practice.

  We are going to be mixing the position players and the pitchers.  We are adding some competitiveness in the exercise.  The first drill is the 5x10x5, which is a focus on the crossover and explosiveness.  We are working on speed, agility, and explosiveness.  We are helping all...

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Yoga Ball Drill

Jul 21, 2020

"The more unpredictable the world is the more we rely on predictions." Steve Rivki

When we started our 'Wall Ball' course we wanted to try and give drills that players and coaches could do at home.  

We also wanted to put as much practicality and fun into the course as possible. By using simple tools, different types and sizes of balls, walls, and tempos, we can help players I many...

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