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Baseball tips and instruction tools to improve your game. Learn health tips and how to master the mental game. Answers to questions you may have on how to best work the game of baseball. Our baseball instruction articles share great tips to help you improve.

Catching

Youth Catcher & Umpire While Runner On Base In Side View

Handling Passed Ball

It is certain that no matter how good a catcher is, balls will get past him and roll to the backstop. You can call them wild…
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baseball catchers know that blocking is essential to staying a catcher

Blocking Is The Easy Part

It is common knowledge among youth baseball and softball coaches that the one play most responsible for scoring runs is not the blast over the…
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Coaching


Drills

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Outfield Tips

During batting practice shag all balls in your position! The READY POSITION is one of narrow stance with the weight on the balls of feet and the…
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Third Base Tasks and Tips

Playing third base requires the player to change his fielding position depending on the situation the hitter is facing. The following guidelines will enable them…
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King Of The Hill Drill

Player’s Love To Compete! This drill emphasizes fielding skills & competition. It’s fun & a good test of players’ fielding skills & reaction! Add fun…
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baseball catchers know that blocking is essential to staying a catcher

Blocking Is The Easy Part

It is common knowledge among youth baseball and softball coaches that the one play most responsible for scoring runs is not the blast over the…
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Health

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Stress In Youth Sports

In many circles, concern about stress placed on youth sport participants seems to be the most frequent topic of discussion when youth sports is mentioned.…
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baseball catchers know that blocking is essential to staying a catcher

Blocking Is The Easy Part

It is common knowledge among youth baseball and softball coaches that the one play most responsible for scoring runs is not the blast over the…
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Hitting

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Batting Fundamentals

by Ty Cobb 1.   Don’t grip your bat at the very end. Leave, say, an inch or two. Also, leave at least an inch or more…
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How to Avoid a Late Swing

Swinging late is often a problem with young players. One reason for swinging late involves the hitter not knowing where he is supposed to make…
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Mental Game

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Stress In Youth Sports

In many circles, concern about stress placed on youth sport participants seems to be the most frequent topic of discussion when youth sports is mentioned.…
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Pitching

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Having A Pitch Plan

How many times within a game do you as a coach ask yourself this question: Why is my pitcher throwing that pitch in that situation? We…
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Common Causes of Pitching Arm Injuries

The most common causes of pitching arm injuries to high school, college and professional pitchers are overload, overuse, lack of proper conditioning, and improper throwing mechanics. Overload is…
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Ask the Coach

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Hitting Slump

Ask The Coach about Hitting Slump Terry asks: I’m in a hitting slump right now and it’s more mental than my swing. I’m not sure…
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Looking For A Coach

I’m sure you heard this question many times before, but here goes. First, here’s some background info 10 years old 5’3” 130# Cal Ripkin league-…
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Foul Territory

Is it legal for the first baseman to have his feet, one or both, in foul territory while holding a runner at first base? Kevin…
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Tips

I coach baseball at the 13-15 Babe Ruth level. We work hard with our pitchers holding runners on to avoid giving up really easy stolen…
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Golf?

I have coached baseball for years and have told my kids that baseball and golf do not mix. A lot of golf can be a…
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Baseball Equipment 

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Aluminum Bleacher Buying Basics

Aluminum Bleacher Buying Basics – For Spectator Seating Here is the aluminum bleacher buying information you need to make your best decision for optimized spectator…
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Breaking In Your Glove

IMPORTANT NOTE: Not recommended on any PRE-OILED GLOVES After 30+ years of playing & coaching baseball I have tried many different methods of breaking in…
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