The Magic Pre-Game Warmup

The Magic Pre-Game Warmup

Maybe you are searching for ideas for a pre-game warmup for 7-8-9 year olds.  I got an email from a coach who had just beat my team, and he said, “It was a great game (we only lost 4-2) and you absolutely set the gold standard for best pre-game warmup” So what do I...
Rapport

Rapport

And so as the season is coming to an end my fall team is 6-1 — we’ll see how we do in the playoffs, but it’s been much fun. Best story of this week was when a player came over at the start of practice and said “COACH! COACH!” and I said “Yes” and he said “Coach,...
Self Talk

Self Talk

Today we were working on a drill I like that’s focused on backups. I have eight kids get on the bases with gloves. One on the base and one is the backup. I call a number of a base to throw to and the person with the ball throws to the base. As I guess a new...
The WHY

The WHY

I was reading some materials on personal fitness training certification (as I’m thinking about taking the test to get certified) and it talks about the WHY behind fitness. Well I think there’s aWHY behind coaching. Many coaches do it for their kids -— or their league...
Finding Ways to Increase FUN

Finding Ways to Increase FUN

I have been working with a small group of players this summer and it’s making me think a LOT about how best to make drills FUN and have them actually impact performance. I love two-line throwing and all the steps, but I think the players just don’t enjoy it....
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