The Flyball Communication Drill

Oct 16, 2020
 

Being able to teach your ball players how to catch flyballs is important.  Knowing how to teach them how to communicate is even more important.  We are going to take you through a drill that will show you how to help your players communicate on flyballs.

Often times the most routine of balls are dropped because players don't know which one is theirs and which one is the other...

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How to Prep Step to Increase your Range on the Diamond

Oct 15, 2020
 

Make the most out of working in a small area!

One of our favorite drills to do indoors and outdoors is called the Prep Step Drill.  You can do this is a small area and work on first step quickness and taking the correct angles to the ball.  
 
The key to doing the prep step correctly is to keep your feet moving while the pitcher is getting ready to deliver the pitch.  As the...
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The Bucket Drill to the Rescue

Aug 31, 2020
 

Coach Duke Baxter and Coach Steve Nikorak demonstrate the Bucket Drill to help kids build confidence

 

We were asked a question by coach John.   He says that half of his team every time a ball is thrown to them are getting out of the way of the ball. They're so afraid of the ball that they don't even care about catching it. Do you have any drills that help them build...

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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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Make Your Impact!

Apr 14, 2020

“A good coach can change a game.  A great coach can change a life.” John Wooden

At a recent coach’s convention at Zoned Sports Academy, we heard one of our presenters say “The best way to determine a successful season is to check how many kids signed back up to play the next year!”  As youth baseball and softball coaches, it’s easy to lose...

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My Kid Only Throws Strikes When ...

Apr 01, 2020
 
Coaches have you seen the situation where your pitchers are throwing great until someone steps into the box?

The players throws gas and its right over the plate ... and then ... a hitter steps into the box. OH NO!!!

The pitcher then starts throwing balls all over the place and his velocity goes way down.

The solution ... building confidence on the mound.

When your pitcher steps onto the mound he...
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Paddle Ball Drill at Home

Mar 24, 2020
 

Play Some Paddle Ball for Baseball Development

When your at home there are many drills you can do.  Steve and I pulled out a paddle we found in the garage, a piece of cardboard, a paddle, and a wiffle ball.  The player tosses the ball and the person with the paddle tries to hit the ball passed them.

Here is a greta drill to do indoors and make sure you have lots of fun doing it.

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