COACHES RESPONSIBILITES. Coach all 12 players on your roster. Teach discipline and respect. Set team rules.

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "COACHES RESPONSIBILITES. Coach all 12 players on your roster. Teach discipline and respect. Set team rules."

Transcription

1 RWLL COACHES CLINIC 2017

2 COACHES RESPONSIBILITES Coach all 12 players on your roster. Fun equates into success Build confidence in all players. Be positive in your coaching style. Teach discipline and respect. Set team rules. Delegate responsibilities to the other parents. Be organized and always have a written practice plan. HAVE SOME FUN! A team having fun is usually a team that is winning! Set up an easy way to communicate to the whole team.

3 CARE OF PLAYERS HEALTH Have a set written warm up routine for your team. Encourage kids to wear long sleeves, layer and dress accordingly PITCHING STAFF: Have a good practice plan for getting your young pitchers arms strong and ready for the season opener. 1. First week two 20 pitch bullpens plus long toss 2. Second week...two 30 pitch bullpens plus long toss 3. Third week two 40 pitch bullpens plus long toss COLD WEATHER ALERT. Be careful with arms early in the season. Do not run your pitcher up to 85 in his first start. Set conservative pitch limits before the game and stick to them. Increase pitch count as season progresses and weather warms SORE ARMS VS INJURIES? Ask where they are experiencing pain/stiffness? General rule: If the player points at a specific area, notify the parents about it. If the player points at a larger area, encourage rest and check it out at the next practice. Always error on the side of caution. #1 cause of injury to young arms is OVERUSE. TREATMENTS FOR SORE ARMS REST ICE AND/ OR HEAT CORRECT Pitching motion is the best way to save arms

4 PRACTICE PLANNING Have a written practice plan, Hand out to assistant coaches. Wear a watch; keep to your written plan as best as possible. Always start on time and always end on time. SAMPLE PRACTICE PLAN: 1. Warm up: 10 minutes for stretching and 5 minutes for throwing 2. Running drills: 10 minutes (limitless base running situations) Some examples: Thru first first to second work on your turns at the bases. Thru second second to home Thru third tag up or pass balls from third. Around the horn 3. OF/IF with the whole team: 15 minutes (for the brave manager!) 4. Stations: 5-10 minutes and rotate keep the attention of your players. Number of stations will depend on how many helpers you have. Examples of stations are groundballs, flyballs, tee work, front toss, live hitting, etc. great way to get quality reps. 5. End practice with a team competition: The key to a successful year! This creates game type pressure in practice and the kids love it! Always hold a post practice/ game wrap up meeting Leave the kids WANTING MORE! QUALITY VS QUANTITY

5 Catchers SKILLS AND DRILLS CATCHERS: The forgotten position when it comes to coaching your team. This is often one of the most important positions you will fill while setting your line-up. In Select baseball, a good catcher will limit stolen bases and passed balls. Catching thrown strikes or near strikes will often lead to a strike call from the umpire. SBA s absolutes on little league catching are below. 1. Receiving the ball: A good stance is with the feet shoulders width apart and the toes pointed slightly outward. Glove positioning should be with the fingers pointed to the sky and the glove arm slightly extended to give a good target. Keep your eyes on the ball! Always give a good target! Beat the ball to the spot are all good tips on catching the baseball. 2. Blocking the ball: The key to successfully blocking balls in the dirt is ANTICIPATION. Cutting the distance between where the catcher is and where the ball bounces enables the ball to bounce off the chest protector. Gaining ground shortens the hop and creates a better angle. Checklist: Knees: Get both knees to the ground. Glove: The catcher should lead with the glove and cover the hole between his legs with both the glove and bare hand. Elbows: The ability to flare one s elbows out creates a bigger target for the ball to hit. Chin: The chin should go directly to the chest. Eyes: Once the ball is knocked down the catcher must keep his eyes open to locate the ball as fast as possible to hold runners from advancing. Note to coaches: pick your poison You are very limited in your time at practice so if you can get a catcher to receive balls and block errant pitches you are miles ahead! Throwing runners out is a bonus! CHECK OUT SBA S YOU TUBE CHANNEL FOR DANNY CAVANAUGH TEACHING NUMEROUS CATCHING DRILLS!

6 SBA S CATCHING DRILLS 1. DRILLS FOR RECEIVING BALLS: Tennis ball drill: Have your catcher in a receiving position and throw tennis balls to him. You can go bare hand, instruct to catch with three fingers, two fingers, or with a glove on. As the young catcher gets better, move back and increase the velocity. Wall drill: Have the catcher face a wall (5 from wall) with the coach directly behind him. Throw the tennis ball off the wall and let the catcher react and catch it. (Bare hand and glove). Baseball drill: Throw baseballs and instruct the catcher to stick it Hold the glove for the umpire to call ball or strike. This can transfer into our blocking drills by occasionally throwing balls in the dirt so the catcher needs to drop and block. The catcher must now read the angle of the ball to ANTICIPATE where the ball is going and if it will be in the air or on the ground. 2. DRILLS FOR BLOCKING BALLS: Tennis ball or baseball blocking drills: Have your catcher put his hands behind his back and throw one hops at him. He now has to use his chest protector and face mask to knock balls down. With a glove on draw a circle out in front of home plate and throw balls in the dirt. The goal is to block the ball (not catch it) and keep it in the circle. As the catchers get more confident change to baseballs and begin ramping up the velocity to game speed. Three ball drill: Lay out three balls approximately 2-3 apart and have the catcher start at the middle one. He needs to drop and block the ball on the ground showing good technique. You can use all sorts of variables on this one. Have him start at the end and go up and down the row of balls. You can also point at which ball you want him to block. This is good for technique and conditioning. Live catching: Have your catchers catch bullpens and BP whenever you can and instruct them to go GAME SPEED! Act like you have the winning run on 3 rd base. Check out SBA s YOU TUBE Channel for examples of drills!

7 Common Pitching PROBLEMS and FIXES Presented by Nic Evanson: Head Pitching SBA The number one flaw I see in pitchers whether it be an 8-year-old or one of my college clients, is the lack of initial hip drive. The other flaw I commonly see is weak front sides. The following drills are my go to drills when attempting to either address these flaws or fix them. 1. Hips Through the Wall (Creates powerful initial hip drive) Have your pitchers set up 6-10 inches away from a wall. Go into a balanced lift position. The first couple of times push their back hip forward having just their front hip hit the wall. After a couple with your assistance have them attempt on their own. Only the front hip should be hitting the wall, while shoulders and body are staying back with head in a centered balanced position facing wall. 2. Hover and Drive (With and Without Assistance) Pitcher starts in balanced position with front leg dangling a few inches off the ground and hands together. Coach will push either back knee or back hip straight towards the target creating the initial hip drive movement practiced in Hips Through the Wall. Pitcher then separates on push and throws strike. After a few are done with coach pushing, have players hold balance for 3 seconds and then have them create push off themselves. 3. Hop and Go Pitcher begins in balanced lift position. Hop forward as far and as powerfully as possible, landing on same back leg you jumped from. Once pitcher lands, drive powerfully towards plate and throw a strike. 4. Rocker 1 and 2 Pitcher starts in 2/3 stride position with arms in equal opposite position or together. Pitcher will rock weight forward then back shifting hips not shoulders. Drive off back leg first working glove to front of chest not pulling glove in avoiding a flying open front side. Finish with back leg driving up and over while back is flattening out to strong position on a stable firm front leg. ***All drills can be found on SBA s you tube channel***

8 HITTING SKILLS AND DRILLS Cody Hastings, SBA s lead hitting instructor Goal: The goal for young hitters is to be in an athletic position to be able to hit the ball consistently. Below is Cody s FOUR absolutes for hitting a baseball hard. Hand path: Start with hands high and go directly to the ball. Once contact is made the player must push their hands through the ball and finish high. Drills: -High tee -Finish high drill -Two tee drill Hip Fire: Start by loading the weight back into the backside and firing the hips through the swing. Finishing with the hips fully rotated and the back heel up. Drills: -Hip fire drill -Hand resistance drill -Step back drill Hard Swing: Simply put if you swing hard you will hit the ball hard. Mechanics don't work unless the swing is hard. Drills: -Relaxed swing -Hear the bat swings -Weighted bat swings "Swing as hard as you can just in case you make contact" -Babe Ruth Head on the ball: Single most important thing a hitter can do. If you can't see the ball you can't hit it. Watch the ball all the way from the pitchers hands to the contact point and finish with the head down over the plate. Drills: -Head down drill -Head and hands to contact -Spin or knuckle -Two ball drill **All drills can be found on the Sammamish Baseball Academy YouTube channel

9 2017 TEAM RAINY DAY PASS Trying to give your Little League team the competitive edge? Buy SBA s rainy day pre-paid pass. Enjoy steep discounts on your indoor training time! Either supplement your outdoor practices with a weekly indoor practice or have the pass in case you get rained out. The number one problem with impromptu indoor training is collecting the $$$ from all the parents and wondering if you will get the whole team to show. This eliminates the headache by dividing the amount equally with all parents at the beginning of the season. All packages must be completed by June practice Pack: $ plus tax (30% off) 5 - practice Pack: $ plus tax (40% off) 7 - practice Pack: $ plus tax (50% off) Wow only $55 per hour! Each practice is 1.5 hours long and includes the following: Team area includes 2 cages which includes a mound and an Atec pitching machine. Add an SBA instructor for $100 per hour. To purchase your team s Rainy Day Pass Please contact (425) or us at Buy on-line at

Minors BB & SB Curriculum. Baserunning Curriculum (Minors Level)

Minors BB & SB Curriculum. Baserunning Curriculum (Minors Level) Minors BB & SB Curriculum 1. Baserunning 2. Catcher 3. Batting 4. Infield 5. Outfield Baserunning Curriculum (Minors Level) Improve ability to run the bases efficiently Learn to steal bases and advance

More information

Moorhead Baseball Routines/Hitting Drills

Moorhead Baseball Routines/Hitting Drills Moorhead Baseball Routines/Hitting Drills Philosophy How we train: Teach everyday with the goal of our players becoming their own coach. Get them to feel what s going on. Consistent mix of instruction

More information

Main Points Feet Balance Power Position (Power T Position)- Rotation Follow-through

Main Points Feet Balance Power Position (Power T Position)- Rotation Follow-through Pitching Main Points 1. Feet-take a small step back with non-throwing side foot, keeping the weight over the stationary foot, which is turned parallel and touching the rubber 2. Balance Position-non-throwing

More information

Hitting and Bunting Drills

Hitting and Bunting Drills Hitting and Bunting Drills Hitting from a Tee o Benefits - The Hitting from a Tee drill can be used to develop and reinforce the hitting fundamentals. This drill emphasizes that the player must keep her

More information

Warm-up Effective Throwing/Pitching Mechanics Make it Simple/More Pitchers PFP s: Pitchers Fielding Practice Drills

Warm-up Effective Throwing/Pitching Mechanics Make it Simple/More Pitchers PFP s: Pitchers Fielding Practice Drills Warm-up Effective Throwing/Pitching Mechanics Make it Simple/More Pitchers PFP s: Pitchers Fielding Practice Drills bgrengs@farmington.k12.mn.us Phone: 651-295-0449 Focus: * Stretch/Flexibility * Proper

More information

Coaching Clinic. Coach with Class. Rich Coletta & Bob McCreary

Coaching Clinic. Coach with Class. Rich Coletta & Bob McCreary Coaching Clinic Coach with Class Rich Coletta & Bob McCreary What to expect from your players every practice... What to expect from yourself every DAY... Things to remember when scheduling your practice...

More information

T-Ball, Rookie, & Single A COACHES CLINIC

T-Ball, Rookie, & Single A COACHES CLINIC T-Ball, Rookie, & Single A COACHES CLINIC Sunday, March 5, 2017 Smarts Mill Middle School 3:00 4:00 PM JJ Bolton & Deven Majkowski Being a Volunteer Thank you for your commitment and time You are now the

More information

HAYAA Baseball Coaching Clinic. 3) Emphasize teamwork/cheering on teammates/giving a good effort

HAYAA Baseball Coaching Clinic. 3) Emphasize teamwork/cheering on teammates/giving a good effort The Essentials of coaching youth baseball 1) Make the game FUN! 2) Learn the basics HAYAA Baseball Coaching Clinic 3) Emphasize teamwork/cheering on teammates/giving a good effort The more you can make

More information

Mosinee Baseball Hitting

Mosinee Baseball Hitting Mosinee Baseball Hitting Drills & Techniques Daily Team Warm-Up 1. Jog forward/backward (2 Times) 2. Butt Kicks (down & back) 3. High Knees (down & back) 4. Karaoke (Left & right) 5. Walking Lunges (down

More information

WGAAA Baseball Skill/Coaching Manual

WGAAA Baseball Skill/Coaching Manual WGAAA Baseball Skill/Coaching Manual All baseball players regardless of age should have a base knowledge and capability of proper baseball mechanics. If a team is mechanically sound, more often than not,

More information

OBA CATCHING PROGRAM

OBA CATCHING PROGRAM Catcher s Individual Responsibilities 1. Strength training and conditioning 2. Fundamentals; fielding and throwing 3. Attitude and leadership skills 4. Knowledge of baseball OBA CATCHING PROGRAM Working

More information

I've been ending practices with this drill for many years. It works with either baseball or softball.

I've been ending practices with this drill for many years. It works with either baseball or softball. BASE RUNNING DRILLS 3-2-1: Place three balls equal distance apart about three fourths of the way from third to home. Have a runner (team 1) and have a fielder on third base and one one 2nd base (team 2).

More information

Player Development. Pitching 1

Player Development. Pitching 1 Pitching Player Development Pitching 1 Delivery Mechanics Checklist: 1. Feet slightly spread on throwing arm side of rubber 2. Body weight positioned over stride leg 3. Torso upright 4. Hips and shoulders

More information

Figure 8.45 (continued) Hit easy grounders directly to the players.

Figure 8.45 (continued) Hit easy grounders directly to the players. Tactics and Skills 133 3B SS 3 1 2B 1B R b 3B R SS 1 2B 3 1B c Figure 8.45 (continued) To make the game easier Hit easy grounders directly to the players. To make the game harder Hit harder ground balls.

More information

Philosophy. That s a confused kid we ve created. A wise philosopher once said, This is not good. So I ve changed my approach.

Philosophy. That s a confused kid we ve created. A wise philosopher once said, This is not good. So I ve changed my approach. Philosophy Five years ago, when my daughter was in Kindergarten and playing for the first time, I remember trying to teach her and her teammates about the strike zone. When they would swing at a pitch

More information

Pitching Skills and Drills

Pitching Skills and Drills Pitching Skills and Drills Copyright Notice -IT IS ILLEGAL TO POST THIS DOCUMENT ONLINE The material enclosed is copyrighted. You do not have resell rights or giveaway rights to the material provided herein.

More information

Hitting Drills. V3.0 February Copyright Palo Alto Girls Softball All Rights Reserved. Author/Person to Blame: Tom Kemp

Hitting Drills. V3.0 February Copyright Palo Alto Girls Softball All Rights Reserved. Author/Person to Blame: Tom Kemp Hitting Drills V3.0 February 2018 Copyright Palo Alto Girls Softball 2016-18. All Rights Reserved. Author/Person to Blame: Tom Kemp 1 Drills for Younger Players 1. Swing and Jump Tee Drill 2. 2x4 Tee Drill

More information

PRACTICE 2 TIP : Filling Emotional Tanks (Winner s Circle)

PRACTICE 2 TIP : Filling Emotional Tanks (Winner s Circle) PRACTICE GOALS: What Your Team Should Learn 1. How to hold a ball with a four-seam grip 2. Successfully throw to a two-hand target using a four-seam grip 3. Attempt to catch the ball using two hands below

More information

Common Hitting Faults

Common Hitting Faults Common Hitting Faults In teaching hitting mechanics to youth, coaches will find that there are several hitting faults that are very common in youth baseball. Good coaches can quickly recognize a specific

More information

DRILL #1 FROM THE TEE

DRILL #1 FROM THE TEE 1 Hitting Drills DRILL #1 FROM THE TEE DRILL #2 GROUNDER, PO PUP, LINE DRIVE DRILL #3 BATTER STANCE DRILL #4 EYE ON THE SPOT DRILL #5 COLORED BALL TOSS DRILL #6 CONTACT AND FREEZE DRILL #7 BALLOON DRILL

More information

Glencoe Youth Baseball Player Coach Developmental Series

Glencoe Youth Baseball Player Coach Developmental Series Glencoe Youth Baseball Player Coach Developmental Series Dynamic Warm-ups: (Tony Bastinelli) 10-15 minutes -Start with a light jog, maybe two / three gym laps, w/ gloves on. Single file, no passing and

More information

DRILL #1 LEARN THE BASES

DRILL #1 LEARN THE BASES Base Running DRILL #1 LEARN THE BASES DRILL #2 BASE RELAY DRILL #3 SLIDE TO THE BAG DRILL #4 HEAD FIRST SLIDE DRILL #5 CRACK THE BAT DRILL #6 WATCH THE BASE COACHES DRILL #7 SQUEEZE PLAY DRILL #8 SACRIFICE

More information

Girls Softball Pitching Clinic. By Gary Campbell (with Camille & Eleanor Campbell)

Girls Softball Pitching Clinic. By Gary Campbell (with Camille & Eleanor Campbell) Girls Softball Pitching Clinic By Gary Campbell (with Camille & Eleanor Campbell) Pitching motion in 5 steps: 1. Both feet touching rubber, ball in hand in glove with proper grip 2. Separate hands, weight

More information

2015 Spencerport Rangers Pitching Manual

2015 Spencerport Rangers Pitching Manual 2015 Spencerport Rangers Pitching Manual Pitching Philosophy 1. We need to take care of arms. Adhere to the 7 Mechanical Steps and keep mound pitching to a minimum during practice. Flat ground work can

More information

Beginning Softball Pitching Adapted from a guide created by Stan VanderSlik

Beginning Softball Pitching Adapted from a guide created by Stan VanderSlik Beginning Softball Pitching Adapted from a guide created by Stan VanderSlik Pitching a softball is not like throwing a softball. Pitching is an underhand motion that, when done correctly, can result in

More information

Moorhead Baseball Outfield Philosophy: Limit mistakes and make the other teams earn what they get.

Moorhead Baseball Outfield Philosophy: Limit mistakes and make the other teams earn what they get. Moorhead Baseball Outfield Philosophy: Limit mistakes and make the other teams earn what they get. 1. Don t make the mistake of playing the best hits. 2. Always get behind the ball. 3. Stay involved every

More information

Baseball Dudes Off- Season Throwing Program for Pitchers

Baseball Dudes Off- Season Throwing Program for Pitchers Baseball Dudes Off- Season Throwing Program for Pitchers Why do I need a throwing program? To be one of the best at this game takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Every professional pitcher heads into

More information

HUDSON BOOSTER CLUB. Hudson Boosters JUNIOR LEAGUE SKILLS LIST

HUDSON BOOSTER CLUB. Hudson Boosters JUNIOR LEAGUE SKILLS LIST HUDSON BOOSTER CLUB Hudson Boosters JUNIOR LEAGUE SKILLS LIST JUNIOR LEAGUE SKILLS AND CONCEPTS JUNIOR LEAGUE SKILLS 1 The skills and concepts listed are the minimum skills that a person coming out of

More information

Off Season Throwing Program for Pitchers 9-12 years old

Off Season Throwing Program for Pitchers 9-12 years old Off Season Throwing Program for Pitchers 9-12 years old Why do I need a throwing program? To be one of the best at this game takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Every professional pitcher heads into

More information

DRILL #1 BALL TO FIRST

DRILL #1 BALL TO FIRST 1 Fielding Drills DRILL #1 BALL TO FIRST DRILL #2 SCOOP DRILL DRILL #3 PAST BALL DRILL #4 ALLIGATOR ARMS DRILL #5 STOP AND GO DRILL #6 ROLLERS DRILL #7 STEP AWAY TOSS DRILL #8 LEAD RUNNER DRILL #9 HIT

More information

5:00-5:10 Warm-up Two laps around the field (they need to break a sweat) followed by stretching.

5:00-5:10 Warm-up Two laps around the field (they need to break a sweat) followed by stretching. SAMPLE PRACTICE PLAN #1 5:00-5:10 Warm-up Two laps around the field (they need to break a sweat) followed by stretching. 5:10-5:15 Throwing Always catch with two hands. Receive the ball over the throwing

More information

GREAT MILLS BASEBALL COACHES CLINIC 2014

GREAT MILLS BASEBALL COACHES CLINIC 2014 GREAT MILLS BASEBALL COACHES CLINIC 2014 Personal development is your springboard to personal excellence. Ongoing, continuous, non-stop personal development literally assures you that there is no limit

More information

The BIG BOOK of Golf Drills

The BIG BOOK of Golf Drills The BIG BOOK of Golf Drills 1 How to Use This Guide Congratulations on purchasing the Big Book of Golf Drills! This book is designed to use as a reference guide. We do not recommend printing this out as

More information

T-Ball & Instructional Key Coaching Elements Summary: 1) Key Instructional/Coaching Objectives: Main responsibility is provide a safe, fun, organized

T-Ball & Instructional Key Coaching Elements Summary: 1) Key Instructional/Coaching Objectives: Main responsibility is provide a safe, fun, organized T-Ball & Instructional Key Coaching Elements Summary: 1) Key Instructional/Coaching Objectives: Main responsibility is provide a safe, fun, organized season. Teach FUNdamentals. Have a plan for every practice.

More information

2014 Nashua Cal Ripken T-Ball, Rookie and Minors Practice and Game Management Guide

2014 Nashua Cal Ripken T-Ball, Rookie and Minors Practice and Game Management Guide Thank you for volunteering! This document is meant to act as a guide, and is by no means firm direction as to how a coach should manage a practice or game. For volunteers coaching for the first time, we

More information

Throwing. How to Throw a Baseball. Grip

Throwing. How to Throw a Baseball. Grip Throwing Nose, Toes, and Throws For beginning players, it is helpful to use a rhyme to help the players remember the proper throwing motion. Say "Nose, Toes and Throws" as they practice throwing. "Nose"

More information

BEGINNING PITCHING TIPS BRYC Softball Updated February 4, 2008

BEGINNING PITCHING TIPS BRYC Softball Updated February 4, 2008 BEGINNING PITCHING TIPS BRYC Softball Updated February 4, 2008 General 1. Work on sound mechanics before anything else. The earlier a player learns the mechanics, the quicker she will progress in learning

More information

MARION BOYS BASEBALL 2018 PONY LEAGUE RULES

MARION BOYS BASEBALL 2018 PONY LEAGUE RULES MARION BOYS BASEBALL 2018 PONY LEAGUE RULES 1. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be at least 7 years old and no more than 9 years old as of April 1st of the current baseball season. Players may lose their eligibility

More information

2016 HFLM Youth Baseball Coaches Clinic

2016 HFLM Youth Baseball Coaches Clinic 2016 HFLM Youth Baseball Coaches Clinic Coaching Youth Baseball Players - Ages 4-10 (In the past we hosted a league-wide coach s clinic. For the past 2 years we decided to mix it up a bit and recommend

More information

FLLGS. A Ball Practice Plan

FLLGS. A Ball Practice Plan FLLGS A Ball Practice Plan General Manager Guidelines When you get your roster be sure to contact all of your parents as soon as possible and introduce yourself. Parents are often just as excited as the

More information

Day One Softball Introductory Activity: Fitness Activity: Push-up Routine ( Lesson Focus: Culminating Activity:

Day One Softball Introductory Activity: Fitness Activity: Push-up Routine ( Lesson Focus: Culminating Activity: Day One Softball Introductory Activity: Use this time to review the previous unit by letting the students play when they first arrive to class. I.e. if you just finished the flag football unit, have footballs

More information

Abbott-O-Rabbit Coaches Orientation

Abbott-O-Rabbit Coaches Orientation Abbott-O-Rabbit Coaches Orientation Thanks For Coaching at AOR! The reason for having this session is provide you with some tools to teach basic baseball/softball skills at AOR. It is also intended to

More information

MINOR B DRILLS. 6:15 approx - Once the kids have completed all the stations, put the equipment away and prepare for the game

MINOR B DRILLS. 6:15 approx - Once the kids have completed all the stations, put the equipment away and prepare for the game MINOR B DRILLS 5:30 - Coaches arrive and prep field and set up pitching machine (please ensure you use the game machine and not the practice machine) - Coaches set up the 6 drill stations - Recruit 6-10

More information

COACHING BASEBALL FUNDAMENTALS

COACHING BASEBALL FUNDAMENTALS COACHING BASEBALL FUNDAMENTALS Reggie Smith and Rob Glushon 2018 Reggie Smith and Rob Glushon. All rights reserved. Reggie Smith played 17-years in the Major Leagues (1966 1982) appearing in 1,987 games,

More information

Umpire School Curriculum. Guide to Teaching the Basics of Umpiring

Umpire School Curriculum. Guide to Teaching the Basics of Umpiring Umpire School Curriculum Guide to Teaching the Basics of Umpiring 2007 1 Plate Mechanics: 1) Working the Slot Basic Fundamentals: 1) Head height is extremely important. Don t drop your chin lower than

More information

Softball 8-Week Training Program

Softball 8-Week Training Program Softball 8-Week Training Program Congratulations on becoming a softball coach; it s a fun sport! One of the major reasons so many athletes like to play is that anyone of any ability level can play the

More information

GLENBROOK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PROGRAM

GLENBROOK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PROGRAM GLENBROOK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PROGRAM Infield System GBN BASEBALL 2016 ALL WORK KNOW PLAY THE RIGHT WAY OUTFIELD PLAY THE SPARTAN WAY INFIELDER ABSOLUTES ABSOLUTES FOR ALL INFIELDERS AT ALL TIMES

More information

2010 NMUA UMPIRE TEST

2010 NMUA UMPIRE TEST 2010 NMUA UMPIRE TEST 1. First base, second base, third base and home plate are all completely in fair territory. 2. The foul lines and the foul poles are in foul territory. 3. The batter swings and misses

More information

Mental Approach to Pitching

Mental Approach to Pitching Mental Approach to Pitching Since you were a young boy, you have been overwhelmed by coaches who teach only the mechanics of pitching. What they fail to realize, however, is that mechanics is only one

More information

MINOR B DRILLS :45 - Begin the drills - After Batting station, kids move in clockwise direction to next station

MINOR B DRILLS :45 - Begin the drills - After Batting station, kids move in clockwise direction to next station MINOR B DRILLS 2016 5:30 - Coaches arrive and prep field and set up pitching machine (please ensure you use the game machine and not the practice machine) - Coaches set up the 6 drill stations getting

More information

Talk to your parents, let them know we want the league to be a positive experience for the kids.

Talk to your parents, let them know we want the league to be a positive experience for the kids. Jr. League Softball 2017 Rules 1) If possible we will use a variable schedule for the 2017 season. Starting out with single 7 inning games and then going to every other week Wednesday double headers. This

More information

LEVEL 1 SKILL DEVELOPMENT MANUAL

LEVEL 1 SKILL DEVELOPMENT MANUAL LEVEL 1 SKILL DEVELOPMENT MANUAL Lesson Manual A A Publication Of The USA Hockey Coaching Education Program The USA Hockey Coaching Education Program is Presented By LESSON A The Beginner Where to start?

More information

Mistake #1: Improper Use of the Lower Half

Mistake #1: Improper Use of the Lower Half Hitters Cheat Sheets By Miles Noland Mistake #1: Improper Use of the Lower Half Think about the size of the quads and hamstring muscles. Those muscles are very large compared to the bicep muscle. Many

More information

High School Baseball Pitching. Rule 6

High School Baseball Pitching. Rule 6 High School Baseball Pitching Rule 6 The Positions The pitcher may pitch from either the windup or the set position. The position of his feet will determine whether he is pitching from the windup or the

More information

2017 HFLM Youth Baseball Coaches Clinics - Reference

2017 HFLM Youth Baseball Coaches Clinics - Reference 2017 HFLM Youth Baseball Coaches Clinics - Reference Coaching Youth Baseball Players - Ages 4-10 (Background: In the past we hosted a league-wide coach s clinic. For the past 2 years we decided to mix

More information

LESSON PLAN (Serving) Instructor Name Rankin Class Vball School OSU. Date Unit Vball Lesson # of

LESSON PLAN (Serving) Instructor Name Rankin Class Vball School OSU. Date Unit Vball Lesson # of LESSON PLAN (Serving) Instructor Name Rankin Class Vball School OSU Date 2-1-08 Unit Vball Lesson # of Terminal Motor Objective/s: Cognitive Objective/s: Affective Objective/s: Physical Activity Objective/s:

More information

Orono Pitching Program

Orono Pitching Program Orono Pitching Program Objective: We expect our pitchers to be prepared to show up everyday ready to compete. This competitive attitude will give our team a chance to win. We will stress mechanical, psychological,

More information

WBSL Softball 2013 Coaching Instruction and Practice Drills

WBSL Softball 2013 Coaching Instruction and Practice Drills 2013 Softball Coaching Reference Page 1 2013 WBSL Softball Coaching Reference WBSL Softball 2013 Coaching Instruction and Practice Drills 2013 WBSL Board of Directors (Softball) Barry Moeckel, Girls 6U

More information

GHSA Baseball Official s Curriculum Guide (State-Wide Guideline for your Assoc. Meetings)

GHSA Baseball Official s Curriculum Guide (State-Wide Guideline for your Assoc. Meetings) 2016-17 GHSA Baseball Official s Curriculum Guide (State-Wide Guideline for your Assoc. Meetings) GHSA Baseball Training Committee Updated November 2016 Class Objective: To educate and prepare individuals

More information

Little League Skill Sets for Each Division Level

Little League Skill Sets for Each Division Level T-BALL Little League Skill Sets for Each Division Level A T-Ball player should be taught and understand the following The player must not pick up a bat unless it is handed to him/her by a coach. The player

More information

Carolina Trace Country Club

Carolina Trace Country Club Carolina Trace Country Club Short Game School Michael Krick Head Golf Professional Trace Member Table Of Contents Putting 1, 2 Putting Evaluation Matrix 3 Putting Positions 4 Chipping 5, 6 Pitching 7,

More information

PRE-GAME ROUTINE III. THE IMPORTANCE OF CATCHING A GOOD BULLPEN IV. CATCHING MECHANICS

PRE-GAME ROUTINE III. THE IMPORTANCE OF CATCHING A GOOD BULLPEN IV. CATCHING MECHANICS CATCHER S MANUAL Inside this catchers manual you will find useful information about what the role of a catcher is, throwing mechanics, signaling information and many more tips that will help you become

More information

Teams Required for a Baseball Game

Teams Required for a Baseball Game 2-umpire mechanics Teams Required for a Baseball Game Playing vs Umpiring Playing is a factor of TIME Umpiring is a factor of ANGLES Basic Principles There are only TWO of you out there Communication Responsibilities

More information

Chaska Baseball Association. Coaches Handbook

Chaska Baseball Association. Coaches Handbook Coaches Handbook 2011 Chaska Baseball Association Coaches Handbook 2011 Philosophy, expectations, and procedures of the Chaska High School Baseball Coaching Staff prepared for The Chaska Baseball Association

More information

Shot put learn by - doing Basic technique for the Shot Put By: Mark Harsha Portage High School Girls Head Coach

Shot put learn by - doing Basic technique for the Shot Put By: Mark Harsha Portage High School Girls Head Coach Shot put learn by - doing Basic technique for the Shot Put By: Mark Harsha Portage High School Girls Head Coach Goal One: Shot grip and placement 1. Holding the shot The shot is held at the base of the

More information

2010 Skills & Drills

2010 Skills & Drills 2010 Skills & Drills 1 2 Table of Contents Introduction 5-6 1. Defensive Skills 7-19 Basic Fielding Position 7 Receiving a Thrown Ball 8-9 Throwing a Ball 10-12 Fielding Ground Balls 13-17 Fielding Fly

More information

HOW TO HOLD THE SHOT

HOW TO HOLD THE SHOT HOW TO HOLD THE SHOT Balance the shot in his hand so it is resting at the point where the fingers are connected to the palm of the hand. Keep their fingers together and allow their thumb to gently rest

More information

STUDENT OUTLINE INSTRUCTING DRILL MOVEMENTS (BLOCK 1) DI-2001D DRILL INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL M0681E2 04/29/2015

STUDENT OUTLINE INSTRUCTING DRILL MOVEMENTS (BLOCK 1) DI-2001D DRILL INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL M0681E2 04/29/2015 STUDENT OUTLINE INSTRUCTING DRILL MOVEMENTS (BLOCK 1) DI-2001D DRILL INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL M0681E2 04/29/2015 APPROVED BY DATE 1. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: a. TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES: (1) Without the aid of

More information

LIVINGSTON NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE AND SOFTBALL GIRLS SOFTBALL PROGRAM RULES (Revised April 2017)

LIVINGSTON NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE AND SOFTBALL GIRLS SOFTBALL PROGRAM RULES (Revised April 2017) Rule #1 INTENT OF PROGRAM A. The prime intent of the program is to teach children the fundamentals of the game of softball, as well as rules while having a good team and maintaining control of the game.

More information

FULL PRACTICE PLAN WEEK THREE

FULL PRACTICE PLAN WEEK THREE FULL PRACTICE PLAN WEEK THREE PRACTICE GOAL The players should be able to identify positions (if not the actual position, the idea of being responsible for an area), successfully run to first base after

More information

Mark Wood s Full-Swing Basics. 7 Steps to Jump-Start Your Game for 2015

Mark Wood s Full-Swing Basics. 7 Steps to Jump-Start Your Game for 2015 Mark Wood s Full-Swing Basics 7 Steps to Jump-Start Your Game for 2015 On giving short 30-minute corporate clinics, I am normally speaking with a large group of golfers who are of varying abilities. As

More information

Berks Fall Baseball Rules

Berks Fall Baseball Rules Berks Fall Baseball Rules TGoldschmidt/Mifflin 9/2/2012 BATS Berks County Fall Baseball Rules 2013 Addendum Rules 1. 13-15 using -3 bats as per PIAA rules. 2. Knee hi and Junior division are using 2 ¼

More information

A Full Screen Analysis of the Swing of. Albert Pujols. Home Run to Left Center Field First Base View Annotated

A Full Screen Analysis of the Swing of. Albert Pujols. Home Run to Left Center Field First Base View Annotated A Full Screen Analysis of the Swing of Albert Pujols Home Run to Left Center Field First Base View Annotated Chris O Leary June 18, 2010 Version 1.0 Updated 6/18/2010 How To Use This ebook The best way

More information

1 st basemen. I will:

1 st basemen. I will: Pitchers Condition Throw Strikes- make them put it in play Vary your timing home (1-2-3 seconds) with runners on base -step off -pick off -hold Make the runners stop, before you deliver home- no walking

More information

Objective To learn how proper turns at each base can help players get to their destination faster

Objective To learn how proper turns at each base can help players get to their destination faster Baserunning elays To learn how proper turns at each base can help players get to their destination faster Field with bases (preferably pegged bases), a stopwatch Have groups of two or four players compete

More information

SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL THE GAME SOFTBALL TERMINOLOGY Ball: Ball in play: Batting order: Complete inning: Double: Fly ball: Force out: Foul ball:

SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL THE GAME SOFTBALL TERMINOLOGY Ball: Ball in play: Batting order: Complete inning: Double: Fly ball: Force out: Foul ball: SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL THE GAME The game was patterned after baseball. There are 10 players on the field in a slow pitch softball game. In a regulation softball game there are 7 innings. An inning is a complete

More information

Welcome to the Homework Hitting Workout Plans!

Welcome to the Homework Hitting Workout Plans! Homework Hitting Workouts Plans Welcome to the Homework Hitting Workout Plans! Each of the below workout plans can be completed in 15 minutes or less. All can be done at home, in the garage, the back yard,

More information

Rolled Ground Balls. Setup A bucket of balls and a coach to roll them

Rolled Ground Balls. Setup A bucket of balls and a coach to roll them Rolled Ground Balls To help infielders become comfortable with the proper mechanics of fielding a ground ball; verbal cue: wide base, butt down, hands out in front A bucket of balls and a coach to roll

More information

Diamond Bar Pony Baseball Shetland Division Supplemental Rules For a copy of the Official PONY Rule Book, please visit

Diamond Bar Pony Baseball Shetland Division Supplemental Rules For a copy of the Official PONY Rule Book, please visit Diamond Bar Pony Baseball Shetland Division Supplemental Rules For a copy of the Official PONY Rule Book, please visit www.pony.org. I. OVERVIEW Diamond Bar PONY Baseball has five objectives for children

More information

Coaching Handbook: T-Ball

Coaching Handbook: T-Ball Coaching Handbook: T-Ball Somerset Youth Baseball Asso. The following handbook outlines SYBA coaching tips and practice drills to be used in conjunction with the Player Development Plan for Somerset Youth

More information

PLATE MECHANICS SET POSITION

PLATE MECHANICS SET POSITION PLATE MECHANICS SET POSITION The umpire should position in the slot behind the catcher and slightly inside the inside corner of home plate so that the eyes are lined up just inside the corner closest to

More information

Basic Fundamental Skills of Volleyball and 8-Week Training Program Common Errors Causes Corrections

Basic Fundamental Skills of Volleyball and 8-Week Training Program Common Errors Causes Corrections Basic Fundamental Skills of Volleyball and 8-Week Training Program Common Errors Causes Corrections Knowledge of the basic fundamental skills of volleyball, common errors, and suggested corrections will

More information

U12 Goalkeeping. *Goalkeepers should be able to consistently make saves from a ball struck with a medium pace using:

U12 Goalkeeping. *Goalkeepers should be able to consistently make saves from a ball struck with a medium pace using: U12 Goalkeeping *Goalkeepers should be able to consistently make saves from a ball struck with a medium pace using: *Three basic catches: Low ball scoop: Hands together, fingers pointing towards the ground

More information

LEVEL 1 SKILL DEVELOPMENT MANUAL

LEVEL 1 SKILL DEVELOPMENT MANUAL LEVEL 1 SKILL DEVELOPMENT MANUAL Lesson Manual C A Publication Of The USA Hockey Coaching Education Program The USA Hockey Coaching Education Program is Presented By LESSON C-1 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES 1. Refine

More information

Designing a Productive Practice Skill, Smarts, Strength, and Speed

Designing a Productive Practice Skill, Smarts, Strength, and Speed Baseball: The Self-Evident Truth: Designing a Productive Practice Skill, Smarts, Strength, and Speed Game is Played Against a Ball Not Another Team No One Can Out-Run a Thrown Baseball The Best Pitch in

More information

Goals. All Ages. Division Specific Goals

Goals. All Ages. Division Specific Goals TBL Coaching Packet Coaching youth sports can be one of the most rewarding experiences imaginable. It can also be one of the most frustrating. For the most part, once everything is said and done, the positive

More information

Kari Hunt. Course KH Volleyball

Kari Hunt. Course KH Volleyball Kari Hunt Course KH 3030 Sport Skill Notebook Volleyball Table of Contents I. Teaching Progression Page 3 II. Underhand Serve Page 4 III. Float Serve Page 5 IV. Overhead Set Page 6 V. Forearm Pass Page

More information

How to Chalk A Softball Field

How to Chalk A Softball Field How to Chalk A Softball Field Home Team - Responsible for field preparation (chalking) - Take the 3rd baseline dugout - Take the field first - Coach Tip- Arrive early for field preparation & try to get

More information

Basic Quarterback Training

Basic Quarterback Training Basic Quarterback Training This tip provided by Todd Kreuger, Football Tools For Active.com Repetition is the key to becoming a good quarterback. Below are some of the most important techniques a high

More information

Umpires Test Sheet (A Question 100)

Umpires Test Sheet (A Question 100) 1. Two runners, near the same base and off the base, are both hit by a fair batted ball before it reaches a fielder. Umpire declares both runners out 2. Two outs, runners on first and second base. Batter

More information

Lou Gehrig BASEBALL UMPIRE HANDBOOK Don Fleming, Umpire-In-Chief Revised 2008

Lou Gehrig BASEBALL UMPIRE HANDBOOK Don Fleming, Umpire-In-Chief Revised 2008 Lou Gehrig BASEBALL UMPIRE HANDBOOK Don Fleming, Umpire-In-Chief Revised 2008 This handbook is meant to keep baseball umpires up to date on key plays and specific Lou Gehrig rules. It contains rulings

More information

Umpire Signals. The purpose of Umpire Signals is COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION

Umpire Signals. The purpose of Umpire Signals is COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION Umpire Signals The purpose of Umpire Signals is COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION YOU MUST COMMUNICATE WITH PARTNERS, PLAYERS, COACHES, and

More information

RADNOR - WAYNE LITTLE LEAGUE GENERAL RULES - Baseball AFFECTING ALL OR MOST LEAGUES

RADNOR - WAYNE LITTLE LEAGUE GENERAL RULES - Baseball AFFECTING ALL OR MOST LEAGUES RADNOR - WAYNE LITTLE LEAGUE 2015 GENERAL RULES - Baseball AFFECTING ALL OR MOST LEAGUES 1. Rules: Radnor-Wayne Little League (RWLL) establishes these local rules which supplement and support the Official

More information

Tactical Games for Pitcher

Tactical Games for Pitcher Tactical Games for Pitcher Coach Kyle Nelson Copyright 2016 Cornerstone Coaching Academy 1 Why Tactical Games Are Important Planning baseball practices that are competitive, game-like, fun, fast paced,

More information

Left Fielder. Homework

Left Fielder. Homework Boys 7-8 ball Knowledge General Rules 1) The coach for the offensive team will run the pitching machine for his/her players. 2) Each player gets 5 pitches unless the 5th pitch is fouled off. Then the batter

More information

Golf 8 Week Training Plan

Golf 8 Week Training Plan Golf 8 Week Training Plan Week #1 1. Welcome and introductions; introduce the game of golf and go over safety procedures: 1 Provide necessary equipment; wear appropriate clothing; protect against sun and

More information

SCVAA Youth Baseball Rules (Updated March 2018)

SCVAA Youth Baseball Rules (Updated March 2018) SCVAA Youth Baseball Rules (Updated March 2018) The St. Croix Valley Athletic Association (SCVAA) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization promoting and providing youth athletic programs throughout the #834

More information

Movement: Using the chest muscles and a slight bend in the elbow, bring your arms together in front of your chest.

Movement: Using the chest muscles and a slight bend in the elbow, bring your arms together in front of your chest. Chest Fly Anchor: Chest height Start: Stand with a split stance arms open out to the side, palms facing forward. Movement: Using the chest muscles and a slight bend in the elbow, bring your arms together

More information

COACH WORKBOOK. Context: Module: Pitching and Catching. Competition Development

COACH WORKBOOK. Context: Module: Pitching and Catching. Competition Development COACH WORKBOOK Context: Competition Development Module: Pitching and Catching 1 2 Unless otherwise indicated, images and pictures contained in this document are the property of BASEBALL CANADA. They are

More information