First Practice Ideas

First Practice Ideas

Many teams will be starting their first practice soon, and it’s one of my favorite times of the year.  After the arduous work of the draft (see the post I on preparing for the draft) and the cold of winter, its time for a new season.  Hope springs eternal....
Draft Preparation

Draft Preparation

 And so it’s that time of the year when many leagues conduct a draft. I haven’t really written much on draft preparation in previous blogs, so perhaps this might come at a good time. Many parents can’t believe an NFL-style draft is held that includes...
SoloHitter for Hitting Drills

SoloHitter for Hitting Drills

Well time for this week’s biog and I have to spend it on singing the praises of a thing called the SoloHitter.  I get no commission, but my understanding is every MLB team has at least one.  I have had one for over 15 years and I love it. What is the...

Fretting over Mechanics vs Letting Them Play

I love to coach mechanics.  I have a series of drills that break down throwing and I think they translate quickly to pitching so once I have kids throwing I can turn them into serviceable pitchers.  I’ll publish pictures and step by step for these very soon, but the...
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