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Friday, July 26, 2013

T-Ball Tips for Beginners

This video shows one approach to coaching tee ball hitters. Hope you enjoy. Have a great weekend!



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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hit2win.com - Free Tips & Drills

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Easy Job of Baseball Dad and Mom

The Easy Job of Baseball Dad and Mom
From http://www.coachandplaybaseball.com/baseball-dad.html

I am really trying to help make the job of baseball dad and baseball mom easy.

I am taking all the stress and worry out of the equation.Your main job is to get the kids to the games and practice on time, practice with them when they are away from the ballfield and sit back and enjoy watching them play baseball.Ask the kids if they had fun and tell them that you really enjoyed watching them play.

It is going to be really hard to not coach from the bleachers and give them encouraging cheers.Believe me, really harming your ball players by coaching and encouraging from the stands because this adds way too much added pressure and mind clutter that slows their reactions.

Now, you can certainly clap when something nice happens, but you have to trust me to let go so I will be able to coach them for the couple hours you leave them with me. - See more at: http://www.coachandplaybaseball.com/baseball-dad.html#sthash.RQH1DPDL.dpuf

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Teaching Beginner Baseball

Teaching Beginner Baseball

By Wiley Channell

Teaching baseball to very young players can be difficult because small children can have a real fear of getting hurt by the ball. This is especially the case when it comes to playing in the infield. Coaches and parents need to address this and create a real desire to play the game without fear in order to succeed.

Early baseball teaching can give young players the right techniques and habits so they can have fun without any fear. Getting the desire to win can start at an early age, and will stay with a player for life.

Just because players are young, that doesn't mean the basic rules of the game should be overlooked.

Baseball Fundamentals

In order to get past the initial fear of the game, a coach should take it slow. And to keep it extra safe, start learning the rules of the game with softer balls. You can use a tennis ball, a Nerf or any other kind of soft rubber ball. Have the players learn the rules while slowly getting used to the ball. Coaches or parents should make it clear that if a child is ever hit with the ball, any pain or injury will be short-lived.

Kids should start just throwing and catching the ball, before dealing with the bat. Eventually, work up to hitting and fielding the ball. Regular running will also build up stamina and the muscles needed for base running later on. Endurance is important, but also the ability to sprint quickly. Along with running, more advanced students need to learn how (and when) to safely slide into base.

Between the physical practice, players need to learn the rules of the game, how baseball is scored and some basic strategy when playing. It may seem like a lot at first for a youngster, but he or she will soon be comfortable with the game.

Above all, keep the game fun and help them develop a keen interest in the game. A good competitive spirit and a drive to win is what a young player need to carry him far in the sport.

Wiley B. Channell is the editor of BaseballFarming.com - the information resource for baseball fans and players. Find more about basic baseball rules [http://www.baseballfarming.com/basic-baseball-rules.html] at his site.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

T-Ball / Coach Pitch - How to Choose a Glove (Ages 4-6)

By Larry Callicoat

You've signed your Little League player up for T-ball/coach pitch and now he needs a glove. Starting a new sport can be a drain on the wallet, especially if you're not sure if your son will enjoy playing baseball. You do not need to spend a lot of money on a glove in order to get a good quality one that can be used throughout the T-ball and coach pitch seasons. You just need to know how to pick out a good glove.

1. Size does matter. Contrary to popular belief, bigger is not always better for the beginner player. Beginning players need a smaller glove so that they can hone the skill of catching and fielding a baseball. Look for a youth glove that is 9 1/2" to 10 3/4". At this age, players do not need an 11" glove or a specialized glove (one made for 1st baseman, infielder, outfielder, etc.). They need an all purpose glove for T-ball and or coach pitch. Don't worry about playing certain positions at this point, T-ball is geared towards teaching fundamentals and making baseball FUN so that they want to come back next season.

2. Construction and Material. Most youth gloves are constructed with a leather palm and synthetic material for the outer shell. This allows for a lighter glove and one that easier to close. Look for a glove that is mostly leather and leather laces. If taken care of properly, a mostly leather glove can be used season to season. You will also need to look for a glove that has a good rounded pocket and one that features "easy close" or "power close" technology. Because beginning players are still developing muscles, gloves with closing technology make it easier to squeeze the glove closed when a ball is caught.

Once you get your player's glove, have him try it on and practice catching balls with it before the season starts. Not only will this practice help him, it will also help break in the glove. Since most youth gloves are a combination of leather and synthetic material, it is not advisable to use a glove conditioner. The best way to loosen up youth glove is to USE IT!

Once your player completes T-ball/coach pitch and moves into the upper leagues, it may be time to get a new glove. Again, there are key elements to look for when choosing a glove for the intermediate player.

Coach Larry is a youth baseball coach, having coached t-ball through high school. Visit http://www.superstarbaseball.blogspot.com for more on hitting, pitching, coaching and baseball tips, techniques and inspiration.

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